Peanut Butter “Stuffed” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookie “Stuffed” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hiding inside these big, soft chocolate chip cookies is a delightful surprise! It’s like getting two cookies for the price of one because encased in the center is a soft, creamy flourless peanut butter cookie. My life will never be the same. Baking these is a little more involved then your everyday cookie. For starters… 

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Caramel Pecan Pie Bars

Caramel Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan pie meets blondies in one of the easiest bar recipes I ever made. They have sweet, caramel middles packed with crunchy pecans and crackly tops that remind me of brownies. It takes all of ten minutes, maybe fifteen to mix the batter together. They start out just like blondies with melting butter and brown… 

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Big Soft Batch Peanut Butter M & M Cookies

Soft Batch Peanut Butter M & M Cookies

Big, soft-baked cookies laced with peanut butter and speckled with colorful m & m’s inside and out. Bigger than the palm of my hand, this is a cookie made for sinking your peanut butter-loving teeth into. For the best results chill the dough for at least an hour or overnight. They’ll be softer, thicker and… 

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Italian Rainbow Cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Three layers of almond sponge cake are tied together with sticky apricot jam and topped with chocolate to make these Italian rainbow cookies. The layers are colored green, white and red to represent the Italian flag. The process of making them is not difficult or all that time consuming the way I assumed it would… 

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Chocolate crackle or crinkle cookies are chocolate cookies rolled into balls and coated with powdered sugar before baking. As the cookie balls bake they melt into flat cookies and the chocolate peeks through the white sugar to give them a crackly appearance. They remind me of snow-covered cobblestones. The cookies are soft, rich and fudgy… 

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Italian Pignoli Cookies

Italian Pignoli Cookies

Classic Italian cookies with soft almond paste middles and a crunchy pine nut coating. They’re a must for any holiday cookie tray, even if you’re not Italian, and will be the first to disappear. {Hide some. . .} They’re revered for their striking almond flavor that comes from a trio of almond including almond paste,… 

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Little pumpkin cakes sandwiched with marshmallow fluff buttercream. Why they’re called “pies” I’ll never know because whoopie “cakes” is more fitting. To their credit whoopie “pies” is cuter. The word on the street is that pumpkin is out of season already. I refuse to believe it. It’s just a rumor pumpkin haters would have you… 

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Chocolate whoopie pies sandwiched with a sweet marshmallow filling. They’re like little hand-held cakes. Soft and moist, they have just the right amount of chocolate flavor with fluffy, sticky-sweet centers holding them together. With a little help from McCormick food colors… 

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