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Here in Virginia it is not 100 degrees outside yet. But I’m sure I can think up another excuse to make these no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies, right? Right! That’s the spirit, everyone!
I remember having these when I was a kid, though my mom and fellow blogger, Sharon, never made them that often. So I had to look up the recipe, and of course I turned to Pinterest. I quickly repinned a recipe from Dilly Ward and then got to work making these easy chocolate treats for my friend’s 28th birthday party.
They really are super easy to make. If you hate baking, don’t be intimidated!
Today’s cookies were inspired by a recipe I pinned was for chocolate raspberry cookies from Paula Dean. I wanted to try them, but I didn’t have the raspberry creme filled chocolate baking pieces that the recipe called for.
I did have mini peanut butter cups. What’s better than chocolate and peanut butter cups? Not much as far as I’ m concerned. Earlier this month, we posted another cookie recipe that combines peanut butter and chocolate, but this is another option that is tasty as well
Who doesn’t like peanut butter cups? Peanut butter cups are my favorite.
Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations, so I just had to try these cookies, which are originally from i heart nap time .
I found the Reeses peanut butter hearts at the local grocery store. If you can’t find them, Dove chocolate has a heart-shaped chocolate piece that you can use instead. Right now is a good time to stock up since lots of places are selling heart-shaped candy for Valentine’s Day.
Every year, I use the holidays as an opportunity to test out new cookie recipes – and this year was no exception. My annual Christmas party featured several new recipes, most from Pinterest of course. I didn’t hear any of my friends complaining!
One of the Pinterest recipes I tested out was this one for Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Browned Butter Shortbread Cookies. They were not my favorite, mostly because I don’t like nuts in my baked goods, but one of my party guests told me it was her favorite new cookie I made this year.
I will warn you: these cookies are a little annoying to make. I think I’m going to look for a better base shortbread recipe, because these were a little dry, but I like the concept of adding hazelnuts and dipping the cookies in chocolate. In any case, here’s the recipe for you to pinter-test as well. If you make them, let me know your verdict!
When I first saw a pinned image of someone cutting a ball of dough with a pair of scissors, it immediately caught my attention. It looked pretty simple and had a decent looking sugar cookie recipe to go with it.
I’m officially bowing down to the folks over at Better Homes and Gardens that posted this unique cookie idea and yummy recipe. It’s a winner! I will definitely be adding this one to my recipe book to make over and over, again and again.
With the holidays coming up, I’ve been on the look out recently for new easy cookie recipes on Pinterest. I’m willing to test out any cookie that sounds yummy, especially when the recipe involves spicing up a cake or cookie mix. It can’t get any easier than that!
Remember Allison’s So-Easy-You-Want-to-Kiss-Someone Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins? Two ingredients. Super easy and definitely delicious!
So when I found a pin for 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies from Come What May, I had to try them out. I figured that since it’s the same concept as allison’s chocolate pumpkin muffins, it was a shoo-in! Meh… By no means were these cookies horrible. But after taste testing the first one, it didn’t bother me to keep eating them. And cookies almost ALWAYS bother me to keep eating them!
But after thinking about it for a little bit, maybe all three of us Boyer girls just become cookie snobs. I mean, Mom (Sharon) is definitely known for her awesome Christmas cookie plates that she gives out every year. Consider that, I recommend you try they out for yourself if you’re interested.
We love our red velvet around here. If you haven’t seen them already, we’ve posted iced red velvet cookies and red velvet thumbprint cookies. But today’s recipe takes the cake (no pun intended). They’re annoying to make, but this is the absolutely best red velvet treat out there for those of you who love red velvet as much as we do.
Today, we’re baking red velvet whoopie pies.
These are not low in sugar. They’re also loaded with fat. This one time, overlook it. Red velvet whoopie pies are a special treat and we only make them once every few years, so don’t be shy: indulge a little!
For those of you who don’t know, a whoopie pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch treat with two cake-like cookies and a creamy vanilla flavoring in the center. Traditionally they are chocolate, but red velvet is a common variety as well. My mom (Sharon) also makes then in other flavors like pumpkin and banana. Yum!
*Papa Boyer is in the hospital right now getting heart surgery. We’re all praying for a speedy recovery (and planning some healthy recipes for his return). Thoughts and prayers are definitely appreciated.*
Any red velvet cookie always deserves a second look from me. Our whole family likes red velvet goodies. This Red Velvet Cookie recipe was found in the 2010 Betty Crocker Christmas cookie recipe book and I also pinned it from the Betty Crocker website.
The recipe is another easy recipe using a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, just like the Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookie recipe I recently posted. It makes a nice and easy cookie to add to your Christmas cookie list.
The festive red color is a bonus!
Well what do you do then? Throw them out? No way!
You could make banana bread again or put them in the freezer to save for later. Why not try something different? I found these banana oatmeal cookies in the American Profile (a small paper that comes inside our local newspaper) by Ann Langenfeld of Burns, Oregon.
It’s a fairly easy recipe to make. Plus, most of the ingredients are usually in my pantry on a regular basis! So this recipe gets a “thumbs up” from The PinterTest Kitchen.
Betty Crocker has some great recipes out there. When I started cooking, my mom (Lena) gave me a Betty Crocker cookbook containing all of the basics, almost the same as the one she had when she started cooking. Two years ago, I was in line at the grocery store and I spied Betty Crocker’s Christmas Cookies (Dec/Jan 2010 edition), which had some interesting, simple cookie recipes using Betty Crocker cookie mixes.
These Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies, which are also on the Betty Crocker website, caught my eye. There aren’t many ingredients and it’s easy to swap out the flavors to suit your own tastes. Sometimes you need a quick cookie recipe to make, and this one fits the bill.