Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

If you have worked with me, you know I love to bring treats in to work, especially for meetings. It’s a great way to make meetings more enjoyable for all 😀 And I get feedback on the recipes, as I work to develop them 😀 It’s a win-win for all <3

In preparation for a few meetings this week, I wanted to create a new cookie. After seeing some peanut butter M&Ms I decided to try

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National S’mores Day

Today is National S’mores Day! What a great food celebration! S’mores are a classic summer treat. Whether your on the beach sitting around a camp fire, or in your kitchen roasting a marshmallow on your stove top, S’mores are a delicious confection!

I had come across a picture of a S’mores using a Reese’s peanut butter cup in place of the classic piece of  Hershey’s Bar. And then it hit me! Combine the classic flavors of a s’mores into a cookie! And then use that cookie to make a S’more!

Here is my recipe:

 

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup roughly crushed graham crackers

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup + 1/4 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

 

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugars and vanilla. Add in eggs one at a time.

2. Add flour, graham cracker crumbs, salt and baking soda to butter and sugar mixture. Combine well.

3. Fold in 1 cups of the marshmallows, chocolate chips and Reese’s.

4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and scope dough 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Be sure that none of the marshmallows are on the edges of the cookie.

5. Bake until golden brown; about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top each cookie with two or three mini marshmallows place under broiler for 1 minute.

6. Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

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Sweet Sprinkle Sandwiches

I love a soft sugar cookie as much as the next person but they are a bit boring as far as cookies go. Add in some festive sprinkles and frosting and you have elevated a “boring” cookie into something extraordinary 😀

These cookies are so versatile because you can change out the sprinkles to fit any occasion! I will definitely be making these during my Christmas cookie bake-a-thon.

Not only are they perfect for any occasion, they are so delicious. I made a batch for a friend who said she ate 3 in one sitting!! (This is your warning haha!)

 

Here is the recipe:

 

Prep: 15 minutes      Cook: 10 minutes    Makes: 12 cookie sandwiches

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon table salt

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Filling:

2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk

1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar

Sprinkles of you choosing

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Instructions:

 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugars until smooth and fluffy. Add in vanilla and egg. Mix until smooth.

creaming ingredients

2. Add flour, salt and baking soda to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.mix

3. Place cookie batter into the refrigerator for 20 minutes. This is important and should not be skipped.

4. Using an ice cream scoop drop 1 tablespoon of batter onto lined cookie sheet. Top with sprinkles.

cookie scoop  sprinkles

5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are slight golden.

6. While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting by cream together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, milk and powdered sugar.

cookies cooling

7. Assemble the sandwiches and then roll into sprinkles.

sandwich cookies  sprinkles

 

8. Enjoy 🙂

 

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