Vanilla Buttermilk Cookies

There is really no way to turn down cookies made with buttermilk. Maybe it’s the acidic quality of buttermilk that breaks everything down, and makes it soft and flavorful and amazing, I don’t know. And I don’t care, as long as I have some buttermilk baked goods in the house.

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

I bet he won’t have any trouble finding these dark chocolate cookies. The kid loves chocolate. And cookies. This is why I deliberately made them on a day when I knew he would be gone all day. This way, I get to eat one or two before he discovers them.

Toasted Coconut Milkshake

Not too long ago, we went to this fancy donut place in town, and Robb got a toasted coconut donut, which is one of the best things in the entire world. I wanted to capture that same flavor in this milkshake. I knew I hit a home run when I heard Robb shout from the other room, “Are you kidding me?!”

Vanilla Cupcakes

I actually love this recipe, because it’s super easy. You start with a boxed white cake mix, and then you improve on it by adding your own concoction of creamy milk fats.

Cherry Cookies with Vanilla Frosting Dip

These pink cookies are so fun to dip in vanilla frosting. The cookies get their pink color from maraschino cherries, and the frosting is made a little thin, to be the perfect consistency for dipping.

Vanilla Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Did I ever tell you how much I love pudding cookies? It’s such an easy way to give a cookie a wonderful soft texture and a fun flavor. The sprinkles just add a fun this-is-a-party vibe.

Vanilla Coconut Granola

Pin ItEvery year we take this ridiculous camping trip. Well, it must not be that ridiculous, because we love it enough to do it every year.  It’s mostly ridiculous because it takes us more than 9 hours to drive there (one way!), a drive that normally involves car sickness, and once we get there, we [Read On]

Orange Creamsicle Whoopie Pies

Pin ItA recipe for a whoopie pie made with orange soda and vanilla cream. Source: Bakaholic Mama‘s version had only three ingredients.  My version has just six. Yield: about 20 whoopie pies The great thing about making different cookies every week is that you never know what the process will bring.  Sometimes the cookies are [Read On]

Coconut Cream Cookies

Pin ItA recipe for a coconut cookie made with pudding mix, with vanilla frosting. Yield: About 3 dozen cookies Today, while driving my son to school, I said, “I need to bake today.  What kind of cookies should I make?”  He looked at me like I was crazy… like the answer was so completely obvious [Read On]

Rainbow Cake in a Jar

We love canning jars at our house. My husband once told me that he preferred a Mason jar over a regular drinking glass. As you can imagine, desserts made in mason jars appeals to us a great deal.

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Pin ItA recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a vanilla marshmallow frosting. Source:  Craving Chronicles, a blog where I’ve found several recipes I want to try. Yield: about 2 dozen pies Do you ever buy those Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies?  I do.  I try not to, because I have a tendency to eat [Read On]

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Pin ItA recipe for a cakey orange flavored cookie with vanilla frosting, reminiscent of the flavors in an orange creamsicle. Source:  Myself, for the first time ever. Yield: about 3 dozen cookies Testing cookies is fun, but I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe myself.  I think I did a passable job, [Read On]