• Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sam's Dish

    Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

    When you need a cookie that’s large and in charge and tastes like a brownie? I have your back! There’s something about a thick, gooey chocolate cookie that speaks to me. It’s comfort food at its best. It’s my birthday tomorrow!! Um, I’m turning 32 and I’m still not sure how I feel about this. If you’ve followed me here for a while, you know I love to celebrate my birthday with chocolate treats. Examples: here & here. Let’s be honest, I don’t just celebrate my birthday with chocolate, I think most occasions call for chocolate or tacos, but we’ll leave the taco conversation is for a different day. This…

  • Simple Iced Lemon Bread

    With all the crazy trendy food these days, sometimes it’s nice to go back to the classics. Classics like this iced lemon bread.     Today we are talking citrus. This Lemon Bread starts with simple ingredients that combine into a loaf of bread that is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. We are using both the zest and juice of one lemon for this loaf of bread. This bread is dotted with little hints of lemon zest and covered in an icing made with only two ingredients; lemon juice and powdered sugar.   Citrus This isn’t the first time I talked about my love of citrus muffins. How…

  • 15 Christmas Treats

    Just because my house is full of boxes and there are no new recipes here on the blog doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy all of the recipes that I’ve already shared. It’s the 3rd year for Sam’s Christmas Treats and I have a roundup of 15 recipes to help you plan your holiday baking!     15 Christmas Treats   No-Chill Recipes: Easy Saltine Cracker Toffee Potato Chip Cookies Toffee Bars   Chocolate + Caramel: Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate and Caramel Shortbread Thumbprints Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Turtle Chip Cookies   Drop Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal…

  • Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies

    These sugar cookies are ultra soft, slathered with a creamy frosting, and topped with sprinkles! They are a delicious copycat for the Lofthouse cookies you can find at the grocery store.     I fell in love with these cookies while I was in college (the grocery store ones) and I still have dreams about them. Light and fluffy with the perfect creamy frosting. For the last year, I was on a hunt for the perfect copycat recipe to try at home. And today I’m sharing it with you. while this recipe doesn’t call for any crazy ingredients, they do need time, there’s mixing, chilling, rolling, and frosting. But they…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - No Churn | Sam's Dish

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream – No Churn

    Love ice cream but don’t have all of the fancy equipment needed to make homemade ice cream at home? This is the recipe you need! Like the Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream – No Churn that I posted earlier this summer, today’s recipe can be broken down into 2 simple and delicious parts:   Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Ice Cream It’s a much-requested combo at my house!     Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough First, you are going to make an easy egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough that starts with melted butter, so you don’t even need a mixer. AND since it’s egg-free you don’t have to feel guilty about grabbing a couple bites…

  • Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies | Sam's Dish

    Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

    I realize I’ve posted some slightly complicated recipes lately (I’m talking about you, cinnamon rolls), but today we’re going back to simple. Simple cookies with uncomplicated ingredients and cookie baking methods (Yay for no chill time!). Simple, but definitely delicious.     Ok, before we get to today’s recipe, let’s talk about something important for a minute. Are you a chewy or crispy cookie person? Don’t answer right away, take a minute and think about it. I’m usually happily a chewy cookie lover, but today’s cookies changed my mind and they might change yours too. I think you know where this is headed. For all of my crispy cookie-loving friends, do…

  • S’mores Cookie Cups

    We’ve talked before about my love for S’mores desserts. Hands down they are one of my favorite summer treats!     Since we don’t have a fire pit in our backyard (we actually don’t have much of a yard) there are no toasty S’mores around the fire happening at our house. But I don’t let the lack of an outdoor fire pit get me down! I still love to make and eat S’mores and S’mores themed desserts!     How cute are these cookies?! I’ll warn you right now, these little beauties are only 2 bites each and that’s dangerous. You eat one and you think, hmm, that was so…

  • Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream – No Churn

    No churn ice cream has been having a moment for the last couple of summers and I finally gave it a try last week! I know, I know, I’m super late to the game. But I’m here now and happy to report it did not disappoint! It was simple and so delicious! And I kinda want to try ALL THE FLAVORS! If you don’t have access to an ice cream maker (or even if you do), I think it’s a great option for homemade ice cream!     Today’s recipe can be broken down into two parts, a fresh strawberry sauce, and then a 3-ingredient vanilla ice cream base. Making…

  • Toffee Bars

      Hi Friends! Do I have a sweet recipe for you today. These Toffee Bars were one of the first recipes I made for Mr. Sam back when we were dating. Aww. That was about 8 years ago. Wow! Back when I used to routinely read cookbooks, with actual PAPER pages, to find new recipes. I love Pinterest and blogs (hello, you’re reading mine right now. Thank you!) But there is something about cooking from a traditional cookbook. Today’s recipe comes from my classic Betty Crocker cookbook.     When I first found this recipe, I made them all the time. I remember once as soon as I put them in the…

  • Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

    How cute are these Itty Bitty Mini Pretzels?! When I saw them at the grocery store I knew they were coming home with me. Lol. (They remind me of the pretzels they serve on airplanes). I found them at my local Wegmans grocery store, but it looks like Target and Amazon carry them too!     So after getting these pretzels home I then had to decide what recipe to use them in. Of course, my mind went immediately to putting them in cookies with chocolate and caramel. I knew I needed a hearty cookie to not be overwhelmed by the pretzels, so I went right to these longtime favorites…