• 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…

  • Easy Saltine Cracker Toffee

    Valentine’s day is just a couple days away. Do you have special plans? We usually celebrate with a low key dinner at home and I always make a special dessert (last year I made these chocolate lava cakes). I’m still working on our menu for this year, but I’m thinking pasta with chocolate for dessert, of course.     What’s more special than giving your valentine candy? It’s giving them candy that you made yourself! This Saltine Cracker Toffee is so simple, you don’t even need a candy thermometer.     You can make this Saltine Cracker Toffee with six ingredients and 20 minutes of hands-on time, before letting the…

  • 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.  …

  • Candy Corn Cookies

      Today we are talking about one of my favorite fall candies and combining them with white chocolate chips to make super soft and melt in your mouth Candy Corn Cookies.     I’ve been working on seasonal recipes to share with you and today’s recipe is just that. We’re combining simple ingredients and a couple steps + chilling time to make cookies that are perfect for any fall or Halloween themed party! I asked Mr. Sam how to describe these cookies and he answered “sweet” and he is not joking. These cookies are made with white chocolate chips and topped with candy corn and are perfect to satisfy your…

  • Fudge Brownies with White Chocolate Chips

    I have a new dessert to share with you today. Grab a glass of milk or hot cup of coffee and enjoy!   I love chocolate! Have I told you that before? And I love brownies. I love them warm and covered with ice cream (hello, Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae I’m looking at you) and I equally love them cold and covered in a creamy frosting (like my Double Chocolate Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting). But I also have a special place in my heart for brownies that are thick, fudge-like, and dotted with chocolate chips. And that’s exactly what I have to share with you today.     I made this…

  • S’mores Cookies

      I couldn’t let the 4th of July weekend come and go without sharing these delicious S’mores cookies! If you are still looking for a dessert for your festivities or just want to try something new, why not give these cookies a try!     Ok, before we get into the recipe can we take a minute and look at the adorable flamingo towel? I love it! On to the recipe!   S’mores are one of my favorite summer treats and today I’m going to share how to combine chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows into a dreamy S’mores Cookie!       You start by replacing some of the flour with…

  • Six Layer Whipped Ganache filled Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

    This is not the recipe I had planned to share with you this week, but when I saw these pictures I realized, it’s time y’all met the fabulous chocolate cake I made for my birthday!   Isn’t she beautiful!     This six layer beauty starts with the same classic chocolate cake recipe used for my Double Chocolate Birthday Cake last year. This recipe makes enough batter for 2 deep layers, or you can split it into three pans. I chose to bake it in three pans and then cut them in half to have six layers. Yes, you read that right, SIX layers of chocolate cake. When you’re turning 30…

  • Spring Cookie Dough [DO Edible Cookie Dough Copycat Recipe]

      I know there are a lot of cookie dough options here on the blog and all I can say is my hubby is obsessed with cookie dough and I’ve caught the bug. Now don’t get me wrong, I still love a good chocolate brownie or key lime pie, but sometimes you need something simple like cookie dough.   Are you a cookie dough lover or hater? Now before you leave me a comment about how it’s not safe to eat cookie dough, raw eggs, and all of that jazz. Today I’m talking about edible cookie dough. That is cookie dough that is specifically made for eating raw and does not…