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Spooky Spider Cookies

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Talk about a super cute Halloween recipe! These spiders are super tasty, easy to make and really cool looking! If you love Halloween recipes as much as I do, then be sure to check out my post on 100 Amazing Halloween Recipes here! There are all of kinds of fun recipes like candy corn drinks to mummy dip. These spider cookies are perfect for a Halloween party or just a fun snack for the kids lunches or when they get home from school. My 3 year old loved helping me make these too. Enjoy!

Spooky Spider Cookies

Items Needed:

  • Any type of homemade cookie – you can use a store bought refrigerated sugar cookie or homemade cookie recipe – I used peanut butter refrigerated dough
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • Candy Eyes Chocolate Chips 2

Directions:

  • Bake Cookies as directed. As you pull them out of the oven use a teaspoon-measuring spoon to make divots in the middle of the cookie. 3
  • Allow cookies to completely cool.
  • Prepare your drizzle for the legs by adding a small amount of chocolate chips to a bowl and microwave them in intervals of 12 seconds until they are completely melted. 4
  • Place Your Reese’s in the middle of the cookie where your divot is 5
  • Take your candy eyes and place a dab of melted chocolate on the back and stick to the side of the Reese’s
  • Use your chocolate drizzle to make spiders legs on the cookie – I used the smallest tip on my Wilton cake decorating set and it worked great! 6
  • Let dry and add eyes 7
  • Enjoy!

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Spooky Spider Cookies
Ingredients
  • Any type of homemade cookie – you can use a store bought refrigerated sugar cookie or homemade cookie recipe – I used peanut butter refrigerated dough
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • Candy Eyes Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Bake Cookies as directed. As you pull them out of the oven use a teaspoon-measuring spoon to make divots in the middle of the cookie.
  2. Allow cookies to completely cool.
  3. Prepare your drizzle for the legs by adding a small amount of chocolate chips to a bowl and microwave them in intervals of 12 seconds until they are completely melted.
  4. Place Your Reese’s in the middle of the cookie where your divot is
  5. Take your candy eyes and place a dab of melted chocolate on the back and stick to the side of the Reese’s
  6. Use your chocolate drizzle to make spiders legs on the cookie – I used the smallest tip on my Wilton cake decorating set and it worked great!
  7. Let dry
  8. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Meet the Cookie of the Season, Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

I can’t get enough pumpkin.  Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread.  It’s all on the menu at my house.  But this year, I added a new pumpkin treat:  Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles.  You read that right.  I love snickerdoodles, and the chance to combine them with pumpkin and then add cheesecake was too good to pass up.  I made a batch of these gems, and within hours, they were gone.  Every last one of them eaten up with smiles and happiness.  I’d have to say, Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles were a hit.

Easy Ingredients in Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

The ingredients in Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles are all things I keep in my pantry, so it makes whipping up a batch easy.  While the original recipe called for all purpose flour, for this batch I tried substituting spelt flour.  I think my family liked them better.  Instead of being the flat crispy favorite that snickerdoodles usually are, the heartier spelt flour made Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles stay puffy, tender, and have a great bite.  I found the spelt flour in the health food section of the grocery store.  It works well in many things, and provides a heartier texture.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles Recipe

Ingredients

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  • 1 C (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ C pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 3 ¾ C flour (all purpose or spelt)
  • 1 ½ t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • Filling:
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • Coating:
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t ground ginger
  • ¼ t allspice

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.
  2. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, mixing until well incorporated.
  5. Refrigerate for about an hour to firm up the dough.
  6. While the dough is firming, blend the filling ingredients with a mixer or whisk. Refrigerate an hour with the dough.
  7. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Press about a tablespoon of dough into a small, flat round. Spoon a small amount of the filling into the center and wrap the dough around it.
  9. Mix the coating ingredients in a shallow bowl.
  10. Roll the cookies in it, coating the outside.
  11. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  12. Bake 13-15 minutes, until cookies are firm and lightly browned.
  13. Remove to paper toweling to cool.
  14. Serve warm or room temperature.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles for Bake Sales and Fall Gifts

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles are a hearty little cookie that not only freeze well, but travel well too!  You can use these for fantastic bake sales submissions and ship them as gifts as they hold up well, and are a unique cookie that draws people in.

 

1 C (2 sticks) butter, room temperature

1 C sugar

½ C brown sugar, packed

¾ C pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 t vanilla extract

3 ¾ C flour (all purpose or spelt)

1 ½ t baking powder

½ t salt

½ t cinnamon

¼ t nutmeg

 

Filling:

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature

¼ C sugar

2 t vanilla

 

Coating:

½ c sugar

1 t cinnamon

½ t ground ginger

¼ t allspice

 

In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.

Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.  Mix well.

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Slowly add to the wet ingredients, mixing until well incorporated.

Refrigerate for about an hour to firm up the dough.

While the dough is firming, blend the filling ingredients with a mixer or whisk.  Refrigerate an hour with the dough.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Press about a tablespoon of dough into a small, flat round.  Spoon a small amount of the filling into the center and wrap the dough around it.

Mix the coating ingredients in a shallow bowl.

Roll the cookies in it, coating the outside.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 13-15 minutes, until cookies are firm and lightly browned.

Remove to paper toweling to cool.

Serve warm or room temperature.

 

Change up your Autumn pumpkin lineup with Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles!

 

Jelly Shortbreads Recipe

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Slow Down and Have a Tea Party with Jelly Shortbreads

You don’t often sit down to tea with your friends anymore.  We are a society that is always on the go, especially if we have kids.  When your schedule is hectic, it’s the perfect time to schedule time with someone, whether that be your kids, friends, or family, to sit down, take a breath, and maybe have a grown-up tea party!  Every tea party needs fantastic treats, and these thumbprint style Jelly Shortbreads are the perfect addition to finger sandwiches and your favorite tea blends.

Luscious Jellies Make Delicious Jelly Shortbreads

I love to frequent farmers markets and one of the things I look for are unique jams and jellies.  I was recently at a beautiful market and found something I’ve never seen before: Queen Anne’s Lace Jelly.  It has a beautiful golden color, and the flavor…WOW!  I thought it would be really herbal, but it’s actually pretty darn citrusy and light.  Paired with the rich and buttery shortbread crust, they are perfect for the delicious and beautiful Jelly Shortbreads.  Choose a jelly that you like on a simple piece of toast, and you’ll love it in Jelly Shortbreads.  Jams work too, but they might end up a little lumpy in the final cookies as it really doesn’t melt much.  Jelly will melt and create a pretty little puddle that looks like glass when it cools.  The choice is yours!

Jelly Shortbreads ~ Take Time Out for a Tea Party

Jelly Shortbreads ~ Take Time Out for a Tea Party

Ingredients

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2 C (1 lb) butter, softened
  • 4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 C (12 oz) jelly or jam

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Cream the sugar, salt, vanilla, and butter together until smooth.
  3. Slowly add the flour in, mixing each addition until completely incorporated.
  4. Using a mini-muffin pan, roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place in the muffin cups.
  5. Press flat in the muffin cup.
  6. Bake 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and using a wooden tart tamper or spoon, press the center of each cookie into a cup shape. Fill with about half a teaspoon of jelly or jam.
  8. Return to the oven and bake another 6 minutes.
  9. Let cool in the tin for 4-5 minutes. Using a thin knife, run the tip around the edge of the cookie, loosening it from the tin. Remove to paper towel and let cool completely.
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Jelly Shortbreads Make Great Gifts

This batch of Jelly Shortbreads will make about 6 dozen little tarts that not only taste great fresh, but they freeze well, and make phenomenal heartfelt gifts.  Change the jelly up for different holidays, or maybe a special family jelly that has a lot of memories.  Use your imagination and make these your own!

 

1 C sugar

1/2 t salt

1/2 t vanilla

2 C (1 lb) butter, softened

4 C flour

1 1/2 C (12 oz) jelly or jam

 

Heat oven to 275 degrees F.

Cream the sugar, salt, vanilla, and butter together until smooth.

Slowly add the flour in, mixing each addition until completely incorporated.

Using a mini-muffin pan, roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place in the muffin cups.

Press flat in the muffin cup.

Bake 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and using a wooden tart tamper or spoon, press the center of each cookie into a cup shape.  Fill with about half a teaspoon of jelly or jam.

Return to the oven and bake another 6 minutes.

Let cool in the tin for 4-5 minutes.  Using a thin knife, run the tip around the edge of the cookie, loosening it from the tin.  Remove to paper towel and let cool completely.

 

Served at a tea party or given as a gift, Jelly Shortbreads make a great impression!

 

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Coffeehouse Shortbreads Recipe

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Coffeehouse Shortbreads at Home

Have you ever gone to a coffee shop and had the most amazing Coffeehouse Shortbreads cookies and wanted to make them at home?  I’ve had that experience too!  I love to come home and make things from scratch that mirror something I’ve had out, so these cookies were a must.  Tender shortbreads are something I’ve always loved out, but there had to be a good way to make them at home.

Start with Quality Coffee for Coffeehouse Shortbreads

You read that right!  These Coffeehouse Shortbreads have coffee in them!  I started with quality ground coffee, from a local coffee house that I frequent.  They grind it really fine for me, so it goes really nicely in the cookies.  Eat coffee grounds?  Yes!  I fell in love with chocolate covered espresso beans years ago, and adding a bit of finely ground coffee to a phenomenal Coffeehouse Shortbreads cookie was a no-brainer.  It adds a richness and depth that the plain cookie itself lacks.  Try a non-flavored, quality coffee, such as a Kona or Kona blend, in this wonderfully complex cookie and save the flavored coffees for your cup.

Coffeehouse Shortbreads Recipe ~ Bring the Coffeehouse to Your House!

Coffeehouse Shortbreads Recipe ~ Bring the Coffeehouse to Your House!

Ingredients

  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 1 lb (2 C) butter, softened
  • 4 C flour
  • 6 T finely ground quality coffee
  • 1/4 t cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Cream the sugar, salt, extract, and butter until smooth and soft.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, coffee, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing completely.
  5. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten slightly and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. These cookies will not spread far, so you can fill the tray nearly completely.
  6. Bake 15 minutes. Turn each cookie over, then bake another 15 minutes. Place on paper toweling to cool.
  7. Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee.
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Local Coffee Shops, Local Coffee Roasters for Coffeehouse Shortbreads

I’m always excited when I see a new local coffee shop or roaster pop up in town.  They are usually sources of great things, and nothing seems better than freshly roasted coffee, perfectly heated and ground, ready for my coffee pot.  And now, that same coffee is amazing in these Coffeehouse Shortbreads.  The fresher the roast, the more flavor you get both in your cup and on your plate.  Check around you for homegrown coffeehouses and roasters.  They might surprise you with their variety and prices!

 

1 C granulated sugar

1/2 t salt

1/2 t almond extract

1 lb (2 C) butter, softened

4 C flour

6 T finely ground quality coffee

1/4 t cinnamon

 

Heat oven to 275 degrees F.

Cream the sugar, salt, extract, and butter until smooth and soft.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, coffee, and cinnamon.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing completely.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.  Flatten slightly and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  These cookies will not spread far, so you can fill the tray nearly completely.

Bake 15 minutes.  Turn each cookie over, then bake another 15 minutes.  Place on paper toweling to cool.

Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee.

 

Then come home and make some Coffeehouse Shortbreads with the wonderful coffee you’ve found.

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Marshmallow Hats Recipe ~ A Fun Day with Your Kids!

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Leprechaun Hats Make A Fun Day with Your Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here, and what better way to enjoy the day than with some great treats, like Leprechaun Hats?  They are adorable, and fun to make with your kids!  A few simple ingredients turns into little works of art that are great for any St. Patrick’s Day themed parties.

Tips and Tricks for Leprechaun Hats

Sometimes you have to make something to realize what you did wrong.  You get the advantage: I’ve already made the mistake!  When making Leprechaun Hats, look for the candy coating bark or Wilton candy disks.  When they cool, they are hard and won’t melt in your hands as you are trying to work with them to assemble the hats.  You can find candy bark in the baking section of your local grocery, and they might just have the Wilton disks too.  I find mine in the baking pan aisle, with other cake making supplies.  That’s where I found the green icing coloring too.

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hats ~ An Fun Day with Your Kids!

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hats ~ An Fun Day with Your Kids!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag regular size marshmallows
  • 1 bag chocolate candy bark/disks
  • 1 bag white chocolate candy bark/disks
  • 1 vial green icing colorant
  • 1 pkg Fudge Stripes Cookies
  • sugar sprinkles
  • toothpicks
  • plastic icing bag

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate bark in a double boiler or microwave until hot and smooth.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  3. Spear a marshmallow with a toothpick and swirl in the chocolate, covering the top and sides completely. Let any excess chocolate drip off into the pan.
  4. Move to the cookie sheet, carefully removing the toothpick with a fork and placing the marshmallow white side down.
  5. Continue with the rest of the marshmallows.
  6. When the coating on them is set, melt the white chocolate bark in a clean pan. Stir in enough of the green colorant to make the chocolate a pretty Kelly green.
  7. Fill the icing bag with the green chocolate and clip the tip off so you can pipe a small thread of chocolate. Flip the cookies so they are chocolate side up, and pipe some of the green chocolate around the center hole.
  8. Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, if using.
  9. Place a marshmallow, white side down, onto the green frosting and press down lightly to fuse the two and push out some of the green chocolate out around it.
  10. Continue until all the marshmallows are paired with a cookie.
  11. With the leftover green chocolate, make clovers on the sides of the marshmallow by placing three or four dots of chocolate.
  12. Let the chocolate set up and you have an adorable treat!
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Leprechaun Hats Aren’t Just for St. Patrick’s Day!

Make these wonderful treats for other holidays too, such as President’s Day (Lincoln’s hat), New Year’s Eve, as a topping for snowmen in the winter, or even pilgrim’s hats at Thanksgiving!  They would make great place card holders to lean paper against for your Thanksgiving table.  Don’t keep Leprechaun Hats just for St. Patrick’s Day!

 

1 bag regular size marshmallows

1 bag chocolate candy bark/disks

1 bag white chocolate candy bark/disks

1 vial green icing colorant

1 pkg  Fudge Stripes Cookies

sugar sprinkles

toothpicks

plastic icing bag

 

Melt the chocolate bark in a double boiler or microwave until hot and smooth.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.

Spear a marshmallow with a toothpick and swirl in the chocolate, covering the top and sides completely.   Let any excess chocolate drip off into the pan.  Move to the cookie sheet, carefully removing the toothpick with a fork and placing the marshmallow white side down.

Continue with the rest of the marshmallows.

When the coating on them is set, melt the white chocolate bark in a clean pan.  Stir in enough of the green colorant to make the chocolate a pretty Kelly green.

Fill the icing bag with the green chocolate and clip the tip off so you can pipe a small thread of chocolate.  Flip the cookies so they are chocolate side up, and pipe some of the green chocolate around the center hole.

Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, if using.

Place a marshmallow, white side down, onto the green frosting and press down lightly to fuse the two and push out some of the green chocolate out around it.

Continue until all the marshmallows are paired with a cookie.

With the leftover green chocolate, make clovers on the sides of the marshmallow by placing three or four dots of chocolate.

Let the chocolate set up and you have an adorable treat!

 

Gather the kids and make some Leprechaun Hats this St. Patrick’s Day!

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe ~ Super Easy and Delicious!

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Cake Mix Cookies are the fast and easy response to a child or spouse who comes home to tell you they need three dozen cookies in the morning.  I almost always have cake mix in the pantry from one sale or another, so these are my go-to.

Cake Mix Cookies ~ Any Flavor, Any Time

Every flavor of cake mix works with Cake Mix Cookies.  Red velvet, butter pecan, carrot cake, they all work!  I love Devil’s Food and strawberry, but mix and match to your heart’s delight.  You can also frost these with any frosting you prefer.  Does German chocolate make your day?  Frost it with coconut pecan frosting.

Bake Sale Perfect ~ Cake Mix Cookies!

Cake Mix Cookies are pretty sturdy, so they are great for picnics, parties, and of course, bake sales.  They freeze well, making them a perfect cookie to keep in the freezer and bring out for a sweet snack, when you only want one or two, or have on hand for the random coffee morning with friends.

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe ~ Super Easy and Delicious!

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe ~ Super Easy and Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix, any flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil until smooth.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to paper toweling or waxed paper to cool.
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Cake Mix Cookies Are Inexpensive Cookies!

I get cake mixes for about $.75 each on sale, sometimes even less.  With a couple of eggs and a bit of veggie oil, that makes Cake Mix Cookies less expensive than buying store-bought cookies, with more options for flavors.

 

1 box cake mix, any flavor

2 eggs

1/2 C vegetable oil

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil until smooth.

Drop by rounded teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove to paper toweling or waxed paper to cool.

Next time you are in a pinch for a baked good and need something from your pantry but don’t have the time, pull out a cake mix.  Cake Mix Cookies might just replace your favorite cookie recipe!

 

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