Brandy Snaps

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So the other day I made these Pecan Laceys but as I was making them both my mother and nan walked by asking if I was making Brandy Snaps, but I wasn’t.

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The pecan laceys were gorgeous. But today was another day and I needed to make these damn Brandy Snaps everyone was talking about. I remembered seeing a recipe by Ree Drummond on her website/cookbook so naturally I knew it would be a fool proof recipe.

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I made these quickly and took them to work on one of the nights we had the Christmas Carolers, these were perfect, everyone loved them.

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The only thing is you need to eat them soon after they have been filled, as in a few hours otherwise they get too soggy. I absolutely loved these and can’t wait to make them again. I used a lot heavier of  a hand when pouring the Brandy then Ree’s recipe but of course adjust to your liking. 🙂

 

Merrrrry Christmas Everyone 🙂
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Brandy Snaps

Ingredients

    Cookie
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Brandy Cream Filling
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brandy

Instructions

    Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. In a large skillet melt butter, molasses and sugars over medium heat. Let mixture cook for a minute or two then take off heat.
  3. Whisk in flour, ginger and salt to butte/sugar mixture. Add in brandy and stir to combine.
  4. Using a tbsp scoop cookie batter on to prepared sheet, only do 6 cookies per sheet, the cookies SPREAD.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are bubbling on the sheet. Remove sheet, place on wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Peal the cookie off of the sheet and place around a cannoli maker or the round metal handle of a potato mashed. You want to create a tube shape. Place molded cookies on a cold plate ( this will help them retain their shape) let all cookies cool completely.
  6. Brandy Cream Filling
  7. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine heavy whipping cream, sugar and brandy.Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Using a pastry bag and small-medium tip fill each brandy snap, serve directly after filling or up to 2 hours. Be careful as the cookies go soggy.
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Pecan Laceys

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I can’t believe Christmas is in two weeks!! This is insane!! 2014 baby! We have finally put the Christmas tree up at my house, after numerous hours spent decorating work the last thing we wanted to do was pick up another decoration. Luckily, since my nan is here from England she started the decorations and I won’t lie sitting onthe sofa next to the fire and looking up to a glistening tree is perfection for me!!…..And I might be snacking on some English Toffee 😉

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I absolutely love the month of december for numerous reasons

1. Its Christmas time so everyone is in a good mood.

2. There is some sort of party every weekend.

3. I get to see friends I haven’t seen all year.

4. A fresh new year is upon us.

5. I have an excuse to go shopping all the time.

OH AND MY FAVORITE

6 .It’s Christmas time so I can eat whatever the heck I want and do it again tomorrow and the day after that…

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Yes I love Christmas time. Sausage Rolls, Turkey, Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Toffee, Shortbread, Yorkshire Pudding, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and did I mention Sausage Rolls?! UGh my mouth is watering already!

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Another thing I love anytime of year but I let myself go over board around Christmas is Macadamia Lacey’s from Trader Joes. Have yu ever tried them? Cuz they are ADDICTING! Every single person I have introduced to them LOVES them. And I don’t blame them, those cookies are to die for. So I wanted to re create them but I didn’t have macadamia nuts on hand so I used some pecans instead.

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These Pecan Lacey’s are SOOOOOOOO easy to make and SOOO delicious. I abslutely love the nutty/oatty cookie filled with milk chocolate. I salivate as I write this post, I ate the last cookie at work today. Don’t worry I treasured every last bite 😉

I hope you give these Pecan Lacey’s ago, they are perfect for this time of year. Or anytime of year.. leeeeeeez be honest!!

Pecan Laceys

Pecan Laceys

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat combine sugar, butter and corn syrup. Mix for 3-5 minutes until fully combined and boiling.
  3. Whisk in flour after fully combined add in vanilla extract, oats and pecans.
  4. Drop teaspoonful size balls on to liner, only place 8 on a sheet, each cookie spreads widely. Bake for 10 minutes, the cookies should be paper thin and bubbling. Let sit on tray for 10 minutes then place on a wire rack.
  5. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and cook in 10 sec increments until chocolate is melted, watch carefully and stir each time to prevent burning.
  6. Place a heaping teaspoon size amount on top of one cookie place another cookie on top of chocolate to create a sandwich. Repeat with all cookies.
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Double White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Double White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are thick, chewy, moist cookies filled with White Chocolate Pudding, Dried Cranberries & White Chocolate Chips!  Double White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

So I went to dinner the other week with my girlfriends at a very nice restaurant. I got home from the restaurant, now in light (as the restaurant was dimely light) I looked down at my hands to see them dirty and black.

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First I thought, that was a nice restaurant it couldn’t be dirty, then after about 10 minutes of thinking I finally realized it was these new black jeans I just bought. I was so excited to get them. They are some skinny Hudson jeans and since I have the blue jean version and wear them to pieces I just knew it was a fabulous purchase getting them in black.

Well I washed them after that experience, twice now, but they still make my hands so dirty!! I hate it but I love these jeans!!

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Hopefully a third wash will do the trick.


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So these cookies.

I am usually not one for dried fruit. I am always so depressed when I grab a bar of what I think its Cadbury Dairy Milk only to find out its Fruit & Nut, gross. I like nuts by most of the time I am a nut less in my desserts kind of girl. I do however love nuts in my toffee brittle. But fruit not so much, except for fruit pies or fruit tarts but I guess thats not dried fruits. Well anyways, everyone and there mom seems to love white chocolate cranberry cookies so naturally I decided to give em a go.

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I put my spin on them and used White Chocolate Pudding in the mix. I’m sure someone else out there has done it but I sure haven’t seen it before!  I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed these cookies. I took some to work and would eagerly eat my lunch to get to my cookie. These are soft, chewy, and irresistible!

Double White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Double White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 sticks butter at room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temp
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 small box Hershey's white chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with silpat liner.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugars for 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Mix in pudding mix until fully combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold in white chocolate chips and cranberries.
  4. Place 2 tbsp size balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
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Salted Caramel Apple White Chocolate Cookies

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So lately I have been EXTREMELY busy. Like unreal. You see a couple weeks ago my mom got Vertigo. We thought it was a stroke, but LUCKILY thank you god it was not! It was a pretty dramatic day though. I work with my mom, and yes we get along great. We share an office and one day she was at her desk, me at mine and she looked at me and said something was wrong naturally I thought she had done something on the computer and needed my help fixing it. But I was WRONG! She was the problem, she thought she was having a stroke. I don’t think I have ever been more scared in my life. The fire department were there in about 3 minutes then 5 minutes after that the paramedics. The checked her out and said she was not having a stroke but should go to the hospital just to be careful. I was told to follow the ambulance in my car so we had a car to leave the hospital. We got to the hospital and checked her in and I got a hold of my sisters and dad.

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The doctors didn’t know what was going on with my mom but 7 hours later figured it out. It is vertigo, what a nasty disease. My mom wasn’t able to get out of bed the first 5 days and then can get up for a little bit now but goes really dizzy and has to sit down after standing for a few minutes. In the beginning she also could barely eat without throwing up. Luckily she is on the mend and hopefully will be back to work next week.

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Lemme tell you when you run two restaurants and your office manager is unexpectedly out it is stressful. The first week she was gone I also had numerous events and other things planned becuase normally I would have her help but I survived. Then on Thanksgiving my sister and I ended up cooking and it was delicious, amazing, I want more leftovers now!!! But this has left me no time/room in my schedule to bake!! It’s been sad, really sad. I made these cookies two days before my moms incident and it’s taking me this long to post.

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These cookies are darker in color due to the salted caramel in the batter. When they first came out of the oven my sisters thought they were burned but luckily they were not! They were delicious, one of my sissies even said these were the type of cookies she could eat alllllll day long. I’ll take that as a compliment 😉 My sisters are after all quite picky 😉

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and good luck this month because December always FLIES by!!!

 

Salted Caramel Apple White Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 26 Cookies

Salted Caramel Apple White Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 stick butter, at room temp
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 medium sized apple, diced into small chunks
  • Sea Salt for garnishing cookies

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter, salted caramel, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together for 3 minutes. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Slowly add in dry ingredients. Then fold in white chocolate chips and apples. Cover and chill dough for at 3 hours or longer.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F line a baking sheet with silpat liner, if using. Roll into 2 tbsp size balls and sprinkle sea salt on top each cookie, bake for 9-11 minutes.
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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com Wowza that’s a long name, but I didn’t know how to cut it down. Salted caramel, chunks of apple in a snickerdoodle cookies and a cinnamon buttercream frosting… are you drooling yet?! Because these were A.M.A.Z.I.N.G…..  and yes I just put a period between every letter because that’s how obsessed I was with these cookies.

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As I post this I am leaving for Vegas! Woohoo I have been looking forward to this for months now, there are 9 of us girls going and we are all the crazy, don’t care if we make fools of ourselves, break out in song and dance in the middle of nowhere kind of girls. So you know it’s going to be memorable. I am making Bagel Bombs for the drive up, and thank goodness I am not driving because I would fall asleep so thank you to Cassie and Abbey for driving!! I am also very proud of myself for NOT going and buying 6 dresses for the 2 nights I will be there. I decided to use some brand new dresses that have been sitting in my closet for months. You see I kind of have a dress obsession. I am wearing a red dress one night and a black dress the next, totally Vegas appropriate colors!!

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Okay enough about Vegas…these cookies. I have never put apples in cookies before, which is weird because I absolutely love cooked apples or apples in dessert, like can’t stop, won’t stop I need more apples! But apples in cookies just sounded wrong for some weird reason.

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Lemme tell you it ain’t wrong, it’s so freaking right!! DOOOO IT! Make these and feel free to use the frosting or not, I was feelin a little over the top the day I made these and while I did eat tons with frosting I also ate tons without it.  Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ingredients

    Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cornstach
  • Previously Browned Butter
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon plain greek yogurt/sour cream
  • 1 medium size Granny Smith apple, chopped in small chunks
  • Cinnamon Buttercream
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp.
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

    Salted Caramel Cinnamon Apple Snickerdoodle
  1. n a saucepan melt butter and "brown it". Heat the butter on low-medium and let it melt and cook until it browns, watch carefully as it can burn quickly. Once browned set aside for 10 minutes to cool then place in fridge to solidify
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. Im bowl of an electric mixer combine browned butter, salted caramel, brown sugar and 1/2 granulated sugar until mixed together. Add in egg and egg yolk. Add in vanilla and greek yogurt.
  4. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, then fold in apple chunks. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. After chilling preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner. Place 2tbsp size balls of dough on baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Take them out when they look almost done. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
  6. Cinnamon Buttercream
  7. In the bowl of an electric beat butter for 3 minutes. Add in vanilla extract, cinnamon, powdered sugar and milk, mix on low until combined. Then beat for 3 minutes until all fully combined. Spread on top of cookies.
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Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

Brown butter, salted caramel and heath bits make these Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles absolutely irresistible, you will love these!

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Being in the restaurant business, Monday isn’t a dreadful day and Friday isn’t  joyous day, something goes on EVERY day so sometimes I don’t even know what day I am on. I am not complaining but sometimes I giggle to myself when I have no idea what day it is, then I feel lost and confused so I yell out to someone “what day is it?” and I get an answer and a laugh.

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Another thing that is constant for me is cookies, I never ever, I mean never ever ever get sick of them. How could you? And with such variety, how could you? Naturally I needed a new type of cookie so I decided to play with two cookie recipes I have previously posted, Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies and Brown Butter Snickerdoodles.

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These cookies were SOOO chewy and sooo tasty! I couldn’t stop eating them, literally I took them to work to share with my co workers then got scared I wouldn’t have enough so I stole some back. Pathetic? Yes, thats me..

Make these, enjoy these, and hide them from your co workers!

Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

Yield: 30 Cookies

Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cornstach
  • Previously Browned Butter
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon plain greek yogurt/sour cream
  • 1 cup Heath Bits
  • Cinnamon Sugary Topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan melt butter and "brown it". Heat the butter on low-medium and let it melt and cook until it browns, watch carefully as it can burn quickly. Once browned set aside for 10 minutes to cool then place in fridge to solidify
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. Im bowl of an electric mixer combine browned butter, salted caramel, brown sugar and 1/2 granulated sugar until mixed together. Add in egg and egg yolk. Add in vanilla and greek yogurt.
  4. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, then fold ini Heath Bits. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. After chilling preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner.
  6. Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  7. In a small bowl combine granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  8. Scoop dough to 2 tablespoons size and roll in cinnamon sugar.
  9. Place on baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Take them out when they look almost done. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
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Recipe Adapted from: Brown Butter Snickerdoodles originally from Ambitious Kitchen

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies #creativecookieexchange

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I love cookies, they really are just the best. I could eat a cookie for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert and snack. You have a lot of snacks during the day too, right? Well I do! And these Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies were the perfect snack.

I often have chocolate covered pretzels that aren’t stuffed into a cookie. But then I find myself sitting on the sofa stuffing my face and before I know it I have eaten the whole bag. So in my screwed up mind I feel better about eating them inside a cookie. That makes no sense really. It’s worse for me, but for some reason I find myself making decisions like this all the time. YOLO is too often my motto in regards to eating and shopping, believe me I don’t need any more encouragement in those categories of my life.

Since I’ve been back from my euro trip I have yet to really go through my 2000 photos but someday I will. I decided to add a few below for all y’all to see some of the fun places I went to. There are many more pictures to show, around 2,000 to be precise but I wont bore you with my selfie shots in front of all the famous landmarks, monuments, museums, statues…etc 😉

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Enjoying a Gondola ride in the Venice Canals, Italy.

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Enjoying some family time at a Pub in the Midlands in England.

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Celebrating this bezzies birthday in Mykonos, Greece. IMG_4845

Making a purchase in Venice, Italy.. YOLO  IMG_4903

Shopping at the Bull Ring in the Midlands in England with my cousin and sesster.

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Hanging out in London, England with my sisters.

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Throwing some coins into the Trevi Fountain Rome, Italy.

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Hanging out at Camp Nou, Barcelona -So sad there wasn’t a game on when we were there 🙁

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At the Colosseum Rome, Italy.

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Having a nice Italian Dinner in London with some of my Aunties and sisters.
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Dinner at a Pub in the Midlands, England with my nan and sister before I left 🙁

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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

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So back to these cookies. They are delicious, easy and were amaze balls. They are also part of a new group that just started Creative Cookie Exchange… a party about cookies!!?? Hello!! Count me in 🙂 Check out the Creative Cooke Exchange Facebook & Pinterest for more cookies loooooove

This months theme was back to school cookies, now luckily I am not back in school nor do I have children who are in school, well I don’t have children period. But from my memories of school we always had peanut butter something and lots of pretzels and coming from a family of chocoholics… you see where these cookies came from, right?!

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Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) at room temp.
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1 cup milk chocolate covered pretzels

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix togther flour, baking soda and salt set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add in egg, vanilla and peanut butter, mix for another 2 minutes. Add in flour mixture and fold in chocolate chunks and chocolate covered pretzels. Chill dough for 1 hour then preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with silpat liner, if using one.
  3. Scoop a heaping 2 tbsp of dough on to sheet, I added extra choc covered pretzels for looks and
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes. I like to take cookies out when they look almost done and let sit on pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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I have this thing for cookies. And I also have this thing for salted caramel. I’ve added the two together in the past here and here. But I something wasn’t right. The caramel didn’t really work stuffed into a cookie as it was too runny or if you used caramels and sea salt the caramels could go a bit hard.

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Then I had this brain wave. Cream the butters and sugar together WITH salted caramel! I am not going to lie, I was  SO freaking happy with the results. Seriously perfection baby!!!

 

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You know what is also perfection? Me spending time with my family in England and off tomorrow to Barcelona. Woo HOO! life is good I am blessed and so happy that I have the family I do!!

 

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I hope you give these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies a go and share them with your loved ones. Hope your all having a fabulous August 🙂

 

This is the salted caramel I used.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 stick butter, at room temp
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Sea Salt for garnishing cookies

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch.
  2. Cream butter, salted caramel, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together for 3 minutes. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Slowly add in dry ingredients. Then fold in chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough for at 3 hours or longer.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F line a baking sheet with silpat liner, if using. Roll into 2 tbsp size balls and sprinkle sea salt on top each cookie, bake for 9-11 minutes.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter cookies were made for my dad. He LOVES peanut butter cookies, me on the other hand I can take them or leave them. I do like peanut butter but I only go through phases of loving it. Luckily I loved it on this day.

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You know what I am also loving? Mad Men… Netflix will be the death of me. Seriously I decided to watch one episode and 5 seasons later I am addicted but I am this close to real time.. about two episodes left. Then I will have to find something else to fixate on.. maybe Breaking Bad? I keep hearing so much about it. Netflix is just so easy to use on my tv, on my macbook, my i phone. I was waiting in line at the bank the other day watching Mad Men. Maybe I looked a bit obsessed?!

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These cookies were soft but chewy with a peanut butter flavor base and tons of chocolate in each bite. I used 3 different types of “chocolate” in these- mini chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and some milk chocolate pound bar plus (from trader joes). I love clearing out my cupboards.. only to make room for more chocolate though 😉
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I hope your family enjoys these cookies as much as mine does!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) at room temp.
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl mix togther flour, baking soda and salt set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add in egg, vanilla and peanut butter, mix for another 2 minutes. Add in flour mixture and fold in chocolate chunks. Chill dough for 1 hour then preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with silpat liner, if using one.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes. I like to take cookies out when they look almost done and let sit on pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
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Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Lately life has been busy, things have changed for me. But I can honestly say I am happy and change is good. One thing that hasn’t changed? My obsession with the humor section on Pinterest, I can scroll through that section all day errry day. Each night before bed I can’t help but scroll and scroll and scroll. The humor section will be the death of me.

Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Blogging has taken the back burner in my life. Whoops. Baking hasn’t, but I have not baked anything too exciting or something not already on the blog. But these cookie cups. Well, they were new and a great decision I might add. The chocolate chip cookie cup was chewy, soft, chock full of chocolate and the gooey Biscoff spread was perfect. And a cookie cup warm with some vanilla ice cream, is amazing!! I really am drooling at the thought of one now.  Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

The thing is I love chocolate chip cookies. I could eat an abundance of chocolate chip cookies but I try to switch things up for the sake of the other people around me. It forces me to be creative or just make another version of things I have already made. I mean who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?! A weirdo. Sorry if you are a weirdo, no offense but a hot chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven? How on earth can you resist?!?!

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I am not a huge peanut butter fan but can defo see myself recreating these with some smooth, creamy peanut buttah! Sounds delish!  Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 51

Yield: 16

Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chips cookies are filled with Biscoff Spread making these cookie cups extra decedent.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Biscoff Spread (or TJ's Cookie Butter)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and heavily grease a regular size muffin pan.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugars for a good 3 minutes. Add in egg, yolk and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and cornstarch.
  4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop 1 1/2 tbsp of dough and press it down into prepared pan and place 1 tbsp of Biscoff Spread. Then placed a second 1 1/2 tbsp of dough on top and baked for 12-14 minutes.Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before trying to get them out of the pan.
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Biscoff Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com My sister wanted to attack these, I don’t blame her 😉

 

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