Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

If anyone else is living with a cookie monster disquised as a grown man then you know how frustrating it is to spend a good amount of time baking a batch of cookies only to have them disappear in less than one day.  So much time and effort gone in the blink of an eye.

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Hmm, cake or cookies, cake or cookies?  Well, why not both!  These Cake Batter Cookies are like amped up sugar cookies only with the delicious taste of buttery yellow cake.  They are so good!  If you love sugar cookies and yellow cake, this cookie is for you.

This cookie recipe calls for a full box of dry instant vanilla pudding.  The pudding helps give the cookies a super moist, fluffy texture.  I’m usually not a cookie person but I can’t keep my hands off these!  I’m sitting here daydreaming of two cake batter cookies with a scoop of cake batter ice cream in the middle.  Now that would be heaven!

Cake Batter Cookies

from Chef in Training


1 & 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 & 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix, dry
3/4 cup yellow cake mix, dry
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

sprinkles, optional


1.  Preheat oven to 350°.  In a separate mixing bowl; combine the flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.

2.  In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.  Add the eggs and vanilla until mixed.

3.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Mix until combined.  Mix in the sprinkles if desired.

4.  Using a medium cookie scoop, roll out 1″ balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets about 2″ apart.  Bake for around 10 minutes or until edges start to brown.  Let set on baking sheets a few more minutes before you transfer to a cooling rack.


Lucky Charms Marshmallow Krispie Treats

It had been so long since I had a good old Rice Krispie treat.  I had been craving them but wanted to try something different.  Hubs loves Lucky Charms cereal and I knew I had seen other bloggers make krispie treats with Lucky Charms so I gave it a try.

I do think next time I will still use some Rice Krispies with the Lucky Charms though.  There were a lot of empty nooks and crannies because of the odd cereal shapes.  I like my marshmallow bars a bit more dense but these were still yummy.

Beware though, Lucky Charms marshmallow treats are very sweet.  But I did like how crunchy the cereal stayed in bar form.  Hubs of course loved them and devoured the whole pan with maybe a little help.  ;)

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

1 small box Lucky Charms cereal
1 bag mini marshmallows
4 tablespoon unsalted butter

Spray a 13×9 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  In a large pot, melt butter and marshmallows until smooth.  Stir in cereal until combined.  Pour into pan and press evenly fingers sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Let cool and cut into squares.  Enjoy!


Soft Sugar Cookie Bars

February 20, 2012

soft sugar cookie bar recipe

This recipe for soft sugar cookie bars would be perfect for taking to a family picnic or gathering.  It makes a huge 13 x 18 pan full of yummy sugar cookie bars.  They are super soft and the cream cheese icing is to die for.  It’s not too sweet and sugary, just right.  And they look so pretty in the pan or cut up into squares and arranged on a platter.

soft sugar cookie bar recipe

soft sugar cookie bar recipe

Soft Sugar Cookie Bars

from Let’s Dish


2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1.  Cover your 13 x 18 baking pan in foil and set aside.  Preheat oven to 375°.

2.  In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Add eggs one at a time until blended.  Add vanilla.

3.  In a separate bowl; mix the flour, salt and soda.  Gradually add to your wet mixture and blend until combined.

4.  Spray your foil covered pan with non-stick cooking spray and spread dough evenly into pan.  Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until top starts to brown and toothpicks come out clean.  Let cool completely before icing.

Frosting Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
4 oz cream cheese, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
3 – 5 tablespoons milk


1.  With your electric mixer and a whisk attachment, cream together the butter and cream cheese.  Add vanilla and salt.

2.  Gradually begin adding powdered sugar and milk and mix well between.  Continue until you reach the desired icing consistency.  Spread onto cooled sugar cookie bars and top with sprinkles if desired.


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