Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

July is almost over, and here in Texas, I am melting. I know summertime is not usually equivalent to baking time, but I have so much more time to make the most unconventional desserts in the summer!

This month so far, I have been pretty busy. I went to a wedding this past weekend, which was definitely interesting. South Asian weddings are pretty insane. There are so many people, lots of food, and timing is always off. For example, if the invitation says to come at eight o’clock, many people don’t show up until ten o’clock. I am very punctual, so tardiness annoys me– a lot. I will share some pictures soon! 🙂

Anyway, I wanted to make a fun and easy dessert. Easy to me is something that needs a couple of ingredients, but not lots of time. I love cheesecake and elaborate cakes, but summertime will slip by, so making easy desserts allows me to spend time with my family (and, well, have an amazing dessert close by 😉 )

I have also been writing on The Odyssey Online, so feel free to check out my non-baking writing: here.

On to the cookies– I mean, sandwiches– wait, I mean, sandwich cookies. 🙂

YIELD: 12-16 cookies (6-8 sandwiches) PREP TIME: 15 minutes

BAKING TIME: 12-15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 27-30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • White cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup sprinkles
  • Pre-made vanilla frosting

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix eggs, oil, and cake mix. Add 1/2 cup of sprinkles (or desired amount).
  3. Scoop cookies onto cookie sheet, and allow to bake until the bottoms have cooked completely (note: they bake fast).
  4. Allow cookies to cool, while doing so, mix sprinkles vanilla frosting. Scoop frosting into a zip lock bag with desired tip (or no tip).
  5. Once cookies have cooled, create a sandwich with the two sprinkled cookies and frosting.

NOTES:

  • You may use your own frosting recipe, but I used a Betty Crocker can.
  • Use any sprinkles you want; you can even do a theme.
  • Recipe inspired from here.

 ❤ , 

Hira 

 

Chocolate Chip Heart Cookies

Hi, friends! So… Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, which means half-priced candy. Just kidding, not really. My Dad’s birthday is on V Day, so we don’t really celebrate “love” instead we celebrate, well, my Dad. But that didn’t stop me from baking these adorable cookies. These cookies are perfect for you lover or yourself (I mean, let’s face it, I am my own Valentine). 🙂 Anyway, no matter what you’re doing for V Day you should definitely start with these cookies (they’re super easy to make).

  

YIELD:  1 dozen PREP TIME: 10 minutes

BAKE TIME: 11 minutes TOTAL TIME: 21 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chocolate chip cookie dough (I used my favorite one)
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven according to recipe.
  2. Prepare cookie dough.
  3. Add food coloring, and mix until color is combined.
  4. Roll out dough and shape hearts (or keep in circles).
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool, and smile at your cookies.

NOTES:

  • You can use your favorite cookie dough recipe (even pre made).
  • You use different colors (blue, pink, etc.).

I hope your weekend is full of happiness. Remember you don’t need a lover to have a good Valentine’s Day. Who said you can’t indulge in cookies, ice cream, and romcoms?

 

Candy Cookie Pie

With thanksgiving around the corner (I can’t believe it’s November) and the holiday season upon us, I’m so hyped. I love the winter because of all the happiness is the air (and the cold, I love sweater weather). This pie is exactly what it’s called “Candy Cookie Pie,” an abundance of candy, chocolate chip cookie dough, and a pie crust. This dessert is perfect for the kids table during the holidays (the adults table will be so jealous 😛 ). Also, if you still have Halloween candy left over, then this is the dessert for you.  

 
  
  
YIELD: 1 pie PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Oreo pie crust
  • 1 roll chocolate chip cookie dough (homemade or store-brought)
  • 1 pack m&m candies
  • 1  Kit Kat, chopped
  • 1 Twix, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put/spread cookie dough into pie crust.
  3. Place candy on top.
  4. Put pie into oven for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool and enjoy! (I recommend having ice cream as a side 😀 )

NOTES:

  • I made my own Oreo crust, but you can buy a pre made one. 
  • I took the easy way out, and used store-brought cookie dough.
  • You can use any type of candy, however, I would advise to stay away from any gummy candies! Also, I would stay in the chocolate spectrum- peanut butter cups, milk way, rolos, ect. 

What are you most excited about for the winter? And if you have Black Friday are you planning on shopping?

I’m excited for colder weather! And the possibility of snow, here in Texas the weather is capricious, so when it snows it’s totally unexpected! As for Black Friday, I plan on staying home and baking or watching a movie… it’s crazy what people will do for a sale. 

Happy baking! ❤

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am confident that these are “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.” You’ve heard me complain numerous times that I can’t make a good chocolate chip cookies because they turn out too dry, too chocolaty, too ugly, too…. Well, it’s safe to say these are the best. I am a self-proclaimed cookie expert because I’ve baked dozen of chocolate chip cookies- failed chocolate chip cookies- so when I say I’ve found the best chocolate chip cookies I’m not kidding. This weekend I decided that I needed to learn to bake chocolate chip cookies so I tied my apron on, put my hair in a bun, and got the flour out (things got intense). I made two batches and within minutes they were gone. So, naturally I made a second batch. And they were gone within minutes, too! In my definition a good chocolate chip cookie needs crispy edges, chewy centers (not gooey, but chewy), and chocolate in every bite. And with the holiday season around the corner (how is it already November?) these are perfect.

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YIELD: 12 Cookies  PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 9-12 minutes TOTAL TIME: 24 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by preheating oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl stir dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt).
  3. In a separate bowl cream butter and sugars granulated and brown); add vanilla.
  4. After butter mixture is combined add egg; once combined add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. On a cookie sheet spray cooking spray and roll cookie dough into balls.
  7. Press remaining chocolate chips onto cookie dough and bake in the oven.
  8. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Allow to cook for 15 minutes and enjoy with a tall class of milk!

Recipe from here

Monster Cookies

I don’t know why, but it feels like I haven’t posted in ages. In reality it’s only been about a week! My week has been so stressful, so one day feels like a year. Aside from that I have been super busy with mountains of work. But I had to carve out sometime to bake because baking is the ultimate stress reliever for me. As most of you know; I face a cookie dilemma: I can’t bake chocolate chip cookies. My CCC’s taste bland, but I can make monster cookies. Monster cookies are essentially cookies that you can put anything, and everything in. Chocolate chips, m&ms, butterscotch, toffee bits, raisins, nuts, and more. I decided to make mine with the two things I love most: m&ms an chocolate chips. However, you can put whatever your heart desires. Now on to the recipe.

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

YIELD: 30 PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 11 minutes TOTAL TIME: 26 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick cooking, 1-minute oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • *1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • *1 1/2 cup M&M’s

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Start by preheating the oven 350 degrees.
  2. Next cream together peanut butter, sugars, and butter.
  3. Next add eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add baking soda to oats.
  5. Combine oats and peanut butter mixture.
  6. Mix in any add ins.
  7. On greased baking sheet put about roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture. Spread them apart because they grow big.
  8. Add m&ms (or any other topping) on the top of ball and gently press.
  9. Bake for 11 minutes (DO NOT KNOW OVER BAKE).
  10. Allow to cool and serve with milk, enjoy!

NOTES:

  • You can use any toppings you want. I’m just a chocolate addict.
  • If you like a thick cookie don’t press them before baking.
  • They still bake after 11 minutes out of the oven, so allow them to cool.

Slightly Adapted From: Divas Can Cook
Inside a Monster Cookie
How do you deal with stress? What’s your favorite cookie?

This past week was very stressful like I said. I wanted to scream and cry, haha. And my favorite cookies have to be monster cookies and a good ol’ chocolate chip cookies.

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

First of all Happy Mother’s Day! I don’t really agree with Mother’s Day because I believe that we should love our mothers every day. Also I think we only celebrate it to stimulate the economy (like every other holiday). Anyway today I’m going to share a recipe all about cookies. As you probably know I’m sweetaholic- meaning I love sweets. These cookies, however, are unlike any cookie you’ve ever had. These cookies have double the cookie, chocolate chip cookie and Oreo cookie. If you’ve read my blog for sometime you know I love Oreo cookies; I mean what’s not to love, chocolate + cream is match made in food heaven.

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Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

YIELD: 12 servings PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOKING TIME: 12 minutes TOTAL TIME: 27 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • Chocolate Chip cookie dough
  • Oreo Cookies.

DIRECTIONS:

Start by placing aluminum foil on cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Next with a decent amount of cookie dough cover entire Oreo cookie. Once completed, place cookies in the oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown. When finished baking, allow to cool and enjoy.

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Cookie Cake

You had me at cookie, is probably what you are thinking! Cookies cakes are so unique because they aren’t thick and fluffy, but thin, chewy, ooey, gooey… must I say more. Anyway last weekend I was at the grocery store and I went to the bakery section and noticed a large cookie cake I wanted to purchase it but it’s price was just not worth it. Today I wanted to eat a cookie cake so I decided to make my own! I used pre-made cookie dough but you can certainly use your favorite cookie dough recipe.♥

You know you want one!
You know you want one!

DIRECTIONS:

Start by making or buying cookie dough. Make sure it is at room temperature so it is easier to roll out. Grab your favorite pizza pan an roll out the cookie dough in to a large circle. Next bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for twelve minutes  or until the cookie is golden brown. Enjoy!

What is your favorite type of cookie? My favorite cookie has to be monster cookies they have everything in them yum!