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Triple Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies

A recipe for a chocolate cookie with chunks of semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!I normally try not to make chocolate cookies twice in a row.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a confessed chocoholic and would be happy to make all my cookies super chocolatey.  I guess I also believe in moderation and variety and making my family members happy and crap like that too.  I’m not always happy about it, but I cut the chocolate with other stuff.

But not today.  I’ve been wanting to make Maria’s Triple Chocolate cookies for some time now, and this week my patience ran out.

When I was a teenager I had a job at a malt shop.  We had dozens of different flavors of shakes, and making these shakes was the bulk of my job.  My favorite was one called “Chocolate Lovers.”  It involved chocolate ice cream mixed with chocolate syrup, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies.  I found that most people thought the flavor was too rich, too chocolatey.  I thought they were nuts!  I’ve never found anything to be too chocolatey.  I ate this shake regularly, back when I had the metabolism to handle it.  Trolling through TP&TP and coming across this particular cookie took me right back to that malt shop, and that particularly rich shake.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!I should start by telling you that I did have one little problem with this cookie.  It calls for dutch process cocoa.  I really have nothing against dutch process or dark cocoa (in fact I looooooove these Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies!) but this one just felt better with regular old cocoa powder to me.

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The big surprise (well, not that big a surprise, when you think about it!) was how amazing the dough tasted.  It is literally one of the best doughs I have ever eaten, and that is saying a lot.  Have you tried the Soft Sugar Cookie dough yet?  It’s one of the few that can compete.  I was really tempted to just get a spoon and eat the dough, and skip the baking altogether.  I had visions of chilled dough mixed into my ice cream.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a chocolate lovers dream come true!

Another bonus about this recipe is what a big batch it makes. I made them for my niece for her birthday, (I just can’t say no to a girl who wants chocolate-chocolate-chocolate cookies!) and I was so happy that after I stuffed her cookie box as full as I could get it, there were still lots of cookies left. It’s a good day when there are LEFTOVER triple chocolate cookies.

These cookies look and taste super yummy.  They store really easily, too. And if you don’t have a niece to share them with, you might be lucky enough to keep the whole batch to yourself!

 

Triple Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies
 
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A super chocolatey cookie with big chunks of chocolate and Oreos.
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup + 2 T. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup Oreo cookies, cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients, and add to the mixture, mixing only until incorporated.
  3. Add in chocolate, white chocolate, and cookie pieces, and mix gently.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Allow to sit on baking sheet for 2-4 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

 

Carrot Cake Cookies

This carrot cake cookies recipe uses fresh carrots, white chocolate, and M&M’s for a fun springtime treat!

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My sister recently berated me for not having a carrot cake recipe on my site, and then she proceeded to give me one.  Did you see it?

After that humiliation, I decided it was time to right that wrong and have more carrot-themed desserts available for you, my dear readers.

I guess it was perfect timing then, that I stumbled across this package of M&M’s® Carrot Cake flavor at Walmart.  I’ll be honest, I was a little leery about trying this flavor.  It sounded a touch unusual.  But the white chocolate put me over the edge, and I bought a package to try.

I was glad I did.  I was surprised how much I liked them, since I’m kind of an M&M’s® purist.  I think it’s tough to beat the good old original plain M&M’s®.

(See related post: Monster Cookies)

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I pulled a couple carrots out of the fridge and put together these fun and easy cookies.  I was far too lazy to make cream cheese frosting for them, so I mixed in some white chocolate chips instead.

Scratch that.  What I meant to say is, these cookies are so simple, they don’t need cream cheese frosting.  Yeah, that’s it.  *ahem*

But they do need white chocolate chips.  They kind of give a nod to the frosting, without actually having to frost anything.

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The kids were surprised at how delicious these cookies were.  Which always irritates me.  I think the presence of carrots made them suspicious.

The Fruitarian called them “surprisingly delicious.”

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If you’re up for a nice surprise too, you can look for a display like this in the Easter candy section at your local Walmart.  And don’t forget to grab a couple carrots!

 

Want more?  Try these fun flavors!

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Carrot Cake Cookies
 
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A carrot cake cookie with white chocolate chips and Carrot Cake M&M's.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated fresh carrots (about 2-3 carrots)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash cloves
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup M&M's® Carrot Cake flavor
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and grated carrots and mix well.
  2. Add vanilla, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and quick oats, and mix well. Add flour and mix just until combined. Fold in white chips and M&M's.
  3. Drop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

 

Black and White Bark

This dark chocolate bark recipe includes white chocolate, too.  It’s sure to be one of your favorite chocolate bark recipes!

Black and White Bark from JensFavoriteCookies.com - dark and white chocolate, chips, and cookies make a super easy treat!I was doing so good today.  Drinking my smoothie for breakfast, eating my veggies for lunch.

And suddenly, I was craving chocolate.  CRAVING.  The kind of craving that takes over your life and commandeers all your thoughts.

I went in a frantic search through my pantry for chocolate, and found a couple items in the chocolate chip box.  Items like this chocolate bar and this white chocolate bar.  And a half a bag of white chocolate chips.  And a bag and a half of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

And since I had to run to the store for something else anyway, I grabbed a package of Oreos to complete my black and white theme.

(See related post: Chocolate Lovers Bark)

Black and White Bark from JensFavoriteCookies.com - dark and white chocolate, chips, and cookies make a super easy treat!

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I love how quick and easy it is to make chocolate bark.  I mean, melt, spread, chill, cut.  Easy as pie.

And where did that saying come from anyway?  This is WAAAAAAY easier than pie.  No contest.

The best part of this process has got to be making all the pretty little swirls.  I love that part.  Mostly because I am no good at making anything pretty, but this stuff is eeeeeeeasy.

I almost said easy as pie again.  But forget that.  This is easy like Sunday morning.

Black and White Bark from JensFavoriteCookies.com - dark and white chocolate, chips, and cookies make a super easy treat!Black and White Bark from JensFavoriteCookies.com - dark and white chocolate, chips, and cookies make a super easy treat!

Come to think of it, my Sunday mornings are not exactly a breeze either.  I need some new sayings.

It’s like falling off a log.  Like taking candy from a baby.  You get the picture.

20 minutes from now, your chocolate cravings could be totally satisfied!

 

Want more?  Try these easy barks!

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Black and White Bark
 
A simple chocolate candy.
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: about 20 pieces
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. good quality chocolate
  • 4 oz. good quality white chocolate
  • 4-5 Oreo cookies, cut into quarters
  • a small handful each of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Break chocolate into pieces and place in a microwave safe dish. Melt in the microwave, in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until completely melted and smooth.
  2. Spread chocolate on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Break white chocolate into pieces and place in a microwave safe dish. Melt in the microwave, in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until completely melted and smooth.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of melted white chocolate in dollops onto spread chocolate. Use a toothpick (or I used a skewer) to swirl the chocolate and white chocolate together into pretty patterns.
  5. Place Oreo pieces evenly on the swirled chocolate, and sprinkles any crumbs on top. Sprinkle chocolate chips and white chocolate chips on top.
  6. Chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, until set. Use a large knife to cut into pieces. Store in fridge or freezer.

 

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

This macadamia nut cookies recipes is perfect for every day, and great for entertaining.  Make these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies oversized to impress!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - they're oversized and fabulous!Our niece, CindyLouWho, had her 11th birthday recently.

She wrote a birthday list, which her father reports had several revisions.  It turns out the original list was a little extravagant.   Once she had the list perfected, she sent it to the entire family in a group text message.

The list included such ideas as a soft blanket, a gift card to the local frozen yogurt shop, and goldfish.  That last idea came with this very important parenthetical clarification:  “crackers, NOT A REAL FISH!”  Believe me when I tell you I was seriously tempted to get her a real fish, just to mess with her.

That’s the kind of aunt I am.

I told her I would love to make her a batch of cookies for her birthday, in any flavor she could dream up.  A couple days later, she sent me a text message with her choice… White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.  This girl has good taste in cookies.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - they're oversized and fabulous!

CindyLouWho used to spend at least one weekend a month at our house.  We loved it.  She fit right in with our family.  And, since the Hippie Chick has long been lamenting that we never deigned to give her a sister, this cousin time gave her a brief and periodic approximation of what life with a sister might be like.

I love that they enjoy each other’s company so much.  They had some great times together, playing video games, jumping on the trampoline, drawing pictures on the white board, and even sometimes baking cookies.

I guess you know how I feel about cookies!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - they're oversized and fabulous!White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - they're oversized and fabulous!

Costco sells these oversized White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, (everything Costco sells is oversized) and since that’s what I guess CindyLouWho was thinking of when she requested these, I made my cookies extra large too.

If you don’t want yours so large, just adjust the baking time down.  Watch for them to get slightly brown all over, especially the edges.

And then enjoy a cookie or two while you make  your own extravagant birthday list!

 

Want more?  Check out these white chocolate recipes!

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
 
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A basic drop cookie with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and flour and mix until combined.
  3. Fold in nuts and white chips. Wrap dough tightly in plastic and chill for about 1 hour.
  4. Form dough into about 24 extra large cookies. *(see note) Place on baking sheet, leaving plenty of space for cookies to spread.
  5. Bake at 350F for 12-14 minutes, until lightly brown on top. Let sit on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Notes
To create the cookie size, I used my size 60 cookie scoop, and rolled two scoops together into one large cookies.

 

Lemon Cookie Truffles

Truffles recipe; This lemon cookie truffles recipe is simple to make with leftover lemon cookies.

truffles recipeI’m a big fan of treats that don’t require much time or baking.

I also like when a new recipe helps me clean up the flubs from an old one.  Not too long ago, I made these yummy Lemon Sugar Cookies.  But what I didn’t tell you was that the recipe I posted was my second try.  My first try was not that impressive.  Nothing to blog home about, if you know what I mean.

But I kept the leavings of my not-that-lemoney and not-that-soft first batch of lemon cookies, just in case I could put the crumbs to good use.

Carla suggested I make truffles.  Good idea, Carla.  I think I will.

Most of the cookie truffle recipes I’ve seen call for cream cheese.  I decided to rebel, to stick it to the man, and use frosting instead.  Yep, I’m a rebel.  I’ll be going out for a tattoo any minute now.

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The really great thing about using frosting is that you can buy this lemon frosting which kicks up the lemon flavor a notch or two.  The cookies by themselves were just not enough.

And normally I’m a make-your-own-frosting kind of girl, but for an quick and easy treat like this, I couldn’t resist the urge to let someone else make the frosting.

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I feel that way about dinner all the time.  Let someone else make it.  I’ll pay you to do it.

Because if I do it, dinner will be just like these truffles… quick, easy, and with no cooking required.

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White Chocolate Cookies

Recipe for white chocolate cookies;  These white chocolate chip cookies are delicate and delicious, with just a hint of nutmeg.
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Do you ever wonder what white chocolate is?  I mean, we know what it’s not… and by that, I mean it’s NOT chocolate.  It doesn’t come from a cacao bean.

And have you noticed that you can buy cocoa powder, but you can’t buy white cocoa powder?  Doesn’t exist.

That’s because white chocolate is not chocolate at all.  It’s basically just candy.  It’s only called chocolate because it has cocoa butter in it.  Unless you buy the *ahem* less expensive variety, and then there’s little or no cocoa butter in it at all.

Not that it matters.  All I know is I like it.  White chocolate is yummy.   The puppy and I agree on this point.

I dropped a couple white chocolate chips on the floor, and he snarfed them right up.

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Please allow me to throw in a few words of advice here, because these cookies are a little delicate, and my first dozen looked quite awful and un-photograph-able.

Key point number one: chill the dough a good long time.  These will absolutely not work at all without several hours of chilling.  The dough should be firm before you bake, and during baking, put the rest of the dough back in the fridge.

Key point number two:  make the cookies small-ish.  Mine were probably just less than a tablespoon.  They will turn out much better that way.  The larger cookies spread too much and the edges turned brown and ugly before the middle was done.

I hate that.

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And last but not least, key point number three:  let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before you move them to a cooling rack.  They just need to set up for a couple minutes or they turn to mush when you try to slide them off.

If you take a little care, you’ll end up with a really delicious, white-chocolatey cookie.

And maybe a few extra white chocolate chips to share with the dog.

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Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods.  This scone recipe uses coconut, white chocolate, and buttermilk.

sconesI understand that most kids do their chores on Saturdays.  At our house, chores are done on Fridays.  It’s a lot of work, but it makes the Saturdays ever so pleasant.

This Saturday, the kids {and adults} woke up late, lounged in pajamas for a while, and started craving a home-cooked breakfast.

There’s not much in the fridge these days, but the search for breakfast food netted one gem: buttermilk.  The kids love buttermilk.  They immediately came asking if they could make buttermilk pancakes with buttermilk syrup.

Not that I blame them.  Buttermilk syrup is the nectar of the Gods.  It’s like having candy for breakfast.  Exactly like it.

It’s lucky they asked, though, because I had other plans in mind for that buttermilk, namely buttermilk scones.

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“Scones?!” The Lizard queried.  “For breakfast?”  He thought I was talking about the fry-bread that you smother in honey butter, and to be fair, I make that with buttermilk as well, and it’s also wonderful, heavenly food.

Once I explained about these dense, muffin-like scones, he was completely on board.  I even convinced them to put clothes on and help me bake.  {It’s not every Saturday that I can be successful at that job.}

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The Fruitarian was counting minutes until these were ready to eat.

“How long until I can eat them?”
“They need to bake for about 20 minutes.”
“I think I’m going to die!”
“And I’m going to photograph them before you eat them.”
“I’m going to die again, Mom!”
“Have a piece of candy while you wait.”
“You just saved my life, Mom.”

Mother of the Year, I know.

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The kids reveled in this rare Saturday morning family breakfast.  The Hippie Chick devoured her grapefruit, and two scones.  The Fruitarian spent the morning making “This is so delicious!” comments.  The Lizard asked me to make it again tomorrow.  Robb even stepped away from his work to try one, which is a compliment all by itself.

On top of it all, the sun came out for the first time in probably six weeks.

{Smile} Success.
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Krispie Treat Pops

Krispie treats are just classic, aren’t they?  I mean, everyone likes a plain old rice krispie treat.  Everyone but me, that is.  I really have to dress them up to make them interesting.

krispie treatWhen I was a kid, my mom made this Christmas advent calendar.  It was a felt Christmas tree with little pockets for treats.  My mom filled the pockets with rice krispie treats with little service coupons attached.  My siblings and I took turns choosing treats.  We always loved seeing what services my parents would give, usually things like “Dad will take you out for ice cream” or “Mom will make your bed.”

Of course, the treats were awesome on December 1st, but not so much on December 24th.  By then, they were hard as a brick bat (as my Mother-in-law would say) and you only had the coupon to look forward too.

Or throwing a krispie treat rock at your brother’s head.

Not that I would ever do that.  Just sayin’.

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Maybe it was those dry and hard 3-week old squares that turned me off this classic dessert, or maybe it was the lack of chocolate involved.  {probably the chocolate!}  Either way, I’ll be spicing up my krispie treats.

Today, I decided to spice them up with sucker sticks.  And white chocolate.

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I got a sweet deal on sucker sticks in the after-Christmas sale.  Is it weird to get excited about that?  I only spent a dollar on a package of 100 sticks. And therefore, I HAD to use them as quickly as possible.

I halved the classic rice krispie treat recipe and pressed it into a loaf pan for this treat.  I pushed the sucker sticks in right away, and once the treats were set, I cut them into cute little squares, and dipped them into almond bark.  I just love how cute and festive these look!  I think they would be so fun for a birthday party or holiday celebration.

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Black and White Fudge

easy fudge recipeI realize that there are people out there who believe that coconut is not the most amazing thing ever.  To those people, I would just like to say…

You’re Wrong.

Coconut may not be better than chocolate, (Or peanut butter.  Or caramel.) but it is high on the list of amazing flavors.

And that is why I added coconut to the white chocolate part of this black and white fudge.  And you coconut fence-sitters needn’t worry, because I used the unsweetened coconut, which gives a milder flavor and texture than the regular sweetened variety.  I definitely think you should try it before you get all judgmental about it.

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Oh, also?  I’m lazy as crap, so this is not one of those recipes that has a bunch of ingredients, or requires annoying things like measuring the temperature or long bouts of whipping.

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Peppermint Bark

chocolateI don’t even listen to the radio that much.  And yet, I know all the words to basically all five of the songs they play over and over.  Check me out.

“Under my umber-ella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay”
“We-eee are never, ever, ever, getting back together.”
“I got the moves like Jagger, I got the moves like Jagger…

I GOT THE MOO-OOO-OOO-OOO-OOO-OOO-VES LIKE JAGGER!!”

That was me, singing loudly while driving, for the express purpose of embarrassing all the carpool kids.  It’s so much fun, messing with teenagers.

Listening to teens have conversations, on the other hand, not nearly as fun.

For instance, one day, they were complaining about the horrors of having your sibling in the very same class as you.  Which conversation led to this song:  “We-eee are never, ever, ever, having class together!” Continue reading “Peppermint Bark” »

Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cherry cookiesI’m not a big fan of bribing my children, as a general rule.  I much prefer beating them.  (Calm down, I don’t actually beat my children.)  I think kids should behave just because I ask them to, and not because I begged and bribed them.  It gives the kids the impression that they’re the ones in charge.

And we can’t have that, now, can we?

But, let’s just say it’s a Friday, and the kids are supposed to be doing their Friday chores.  And, let’s just say there were fresh hot cookies coming out of the oven, and the whole house smelled like cookies.  And, as long as we’re at it, let’s say it’s lunch time, and no one has eaten lunch yet.  Then I can use one of my favorite parenting stand-by moves:

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Marshmallow Pops

My daughter and I have been participating in a Mother-Daughter book club.  Several of the girls in the neighborhood get together with their moms and discuss a book they’ve read.  This month was our turn to host, which meant it was our turn to pick the book.  Finding time to read the chosen books has not been going so great for us in months past, so we made it easy on everyone by choosing a book that was a fun and quick read.

Very quick.

Perhaps you’ve read the book yourself?  Our selection was Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein.  It’s all about a lion who is being hunted, and decides to turn the tables.  He learns to use a gun, and becomes the hunter.  In the process, he discovers what it is like to live as a human, and experiences the joy of marshmallows, which he comes to love.

I ask you, if you had been eating zebra your whole life, wouldn’t you want to have some marshmallows, too?

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Easter Recipe Round-Up

By Easter, I am so ready to be outside.  It has a tendency to be very cold and gloomy here in the winter, and I’m just one of those people that craves sunlight.  Of course, it’s not unusual for us to have snow for Easter, but this week has been very sunny, so I have high hopes.  I’ve put together a collection of some favorite recipes that would be perfect for your Easter celebration!

Wherever you live, I hope you have perfect weather for an Easter egg hunt!

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White Chocolate Brownies

A simple, 5-ingredient recipe for a brownie made with white chocolate.

Source: Adapted from Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Yield: about 12 small brownies

I am always looking for excuses to make new recipes that I have never tried before.  This one appealed to me, partly because they are so pretty and simple and white, but mostly because of the ingredient list.  I can’t remember the last time I made a dessert with so few ingredients!  (There are only 5 in this one!)  Plus, and this is just a personal thing, I don’t mind having an excuse to buy white chocolate candy melts.  Presently, I have both chocolate and [tooltip text=”I prefer the candy melts to the white chocolate chips. For some reason, when you melt the chips they get kind of wonky and hard to work with.”]white chocolate candy melts[/tooltip] in my pantry.  The possibilities are endless!

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Party Popcorn

A simple recipe for a festive white chocolate popcorn snack that is perfect for entertaining.

Source: I’ve been making this popcorn treat for years, but recently found some good addition ideas at She Wears Many Hats.

Yield: about 8 cups

I have friends that I get together with once a month, and this week it was my turn to host.  Since my lunch of pasta salad with italian dressing and crescent roll knots with garlic butter was slightly less than impressive, I figured I could wow them with a table snack.  I love white chocolate popcorn, and I loved Amy’s ideas for souping it up and making it a little more… well, fun. Continue reading “Party Popcorn” »

Peach Oatmeal Cookies

A recipe for a crumbly, oaty peach cookie with white chocolate and walnuts, similar to peach cobbler.  Easily substitute other fruits.

Source: Food Network, this time courtesy of Sunny Anderson.

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies

I bought a bag of peaches at the grocery store this week.  I don’t know what I was expecting, after all, it is June and peaches aren’t really in season for another 2-3 months.  But I love peaches.  They are my favorite fruit.  So I broke down and bought a 2 lb. bag.  Now I don’t know what to do with them.

I discovered recently, thanks to Stat Counter, that several people found my site by searching for “fruit flavored cookies” and that got me thinking that there aren’t enough fruity cookies on this blog.  I have a tendency to be partial to chocolate.  (Can you blame me?)  So I went looking for some peach cookie recipes to try.  There were unfortunately very few available.

I did find this one from Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network’s Cooking For Real. I really like the show, and her style of cooking.  I did have some problems with the recipe, but nothing that will keep me from making it again!

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White Chocolate Coconut

A simple oat and coconut cookie drizzled with white chocolate and topped with toasted coconut. Perfect for entertaining!

Source: Paula Deen contributed this recipe to the Food Network website.

Yield: 3-4 dozen

Here were my requirements for this week’s cookie:

First, no frosting. Not that I am opposed to frosting in any way, mind you. It’s just that I was getting a little tired of frosted cookies. I needed a break. I wanted something that didn’t require that extra step.

Second, for similar reasons, something that didn’t involve chocolate or peanut butter. I wanted something kind of classy, something you don’t normally make for your grade-school kids, something really nice.