• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

    Happy first day of Spring! The forecast is calling for snow…again and I for one, don’t think that snow is the perfect spring weather. Since there’s nothing we can do about the weather, I say we ignore the snow and head to the kitchen and bake cookies!     Have you seen the cake batter cookies that have been all over Pinterest? The secret ingredient in most of the cake batter cookie recipes I’ve looked at (and I stopped counting how many) was a boxed cake mix. While I have nothing against boxed cake mixes, I don’t usually keep one in the pantry.     I didn’t want to just…

  • Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies [Oatmadoodle Cookies]

    Hi Friends! Do I have a treat for you today. A couple years ago Mr. Sam mentioned that I should try to make a new kind of cookie, an oatmeal cookie combined with a snickerdoodle and I should call it an Oatmadoodle. Fast forward to today and I finally have an Oatmadoodle Cookie recipe to share with you! Yay! Talking about these cookies today seems exceptionally appropriate since Saturday is Mr. Sam’s birthday! I’m baking him the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake that I posted last year cause it’s his favorite. Fun fact: I’ve baked it for each of his birthdays since we’ve been married. As an adult, I don’t know if there…

  • Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

      Are you ready for Christmas?! My gifts are all wrapped, under the tree, and the countdown is on!     Now before I get side tracked with all things Christmas related, let’s talk about cookies. I baked these Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies for a cookie exchange at work earlier this week and they were a hit!     When I found these Ghirardelli Peppermint Chunks in the holiday section at my local grocery store I knew I wanted to put them into chocolate cookies! These peppermint chunks are basically little chunks of peppermint bark…YUM!     The cookies start with a traditional cookie dough base of butter, sugar, and brown…

  • Turtle Chip Cookies

      Welcome back for recipe #2 of Sam’s Christmas Treats the 2017 edition! We are staying with the theme of Chocolate and Caramel that started with the  Twix cookies I posted last week. Have you tried them yet?     The holiday baking section at my grocery store sucked me in and I left with these Caramel chips and some peppermint bark chips, but that’s a recipe for another day. Now these caramel chips say new and not limited edition, so fingers crossed they carry them year round.     These cookies start with your basic chocolate chip cookie ingredients like butter, sugar, and lots of brown sugar. If you can’t…

  • Twix Cookies [Chocolate and Caramel Shortbread Thumbprints]

    Tis the season for baking cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.   It’s time for Sam’s Christmas Treats year two! I am very excited about the recipes I have to share with you this year. Today is recipe #1 and it’s inspired by one of our favorite candy bars. These cookies start with a soft and buttery shortbread cookie that has a puddle of creamy caramel and is topped with milk chocolate.     The cookie is made from six ingredients that should already be in your kitchen. I know just using the egg yolks sounds wasteful, but don’t throw out the whites, save them for your next omelet.  …