• 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…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

    Hi y’all! It’s been a while since we talked but if you were sitting in my kitchen today I’d make you a cup of coffee, serve you a slice of this cheesecake, and catch up on what’s going on in your life. But since we can’t sit down and chat today, here’s a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake that is a favorite at our house. But first I have to warn you, this cheesecake is indulgent. It all starts with a rich and creamy cheesecake that is filled with cookie dough and chocolate chips. A small slice goes a long way, which means it will last longer or…

  • Cookies and Cream Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

    Y’all, I am so excited to share these cookies with you today! Variations of these Cookies and Cream cookies were all over the internet last year, I saw them on at least 4 different blogs. I knew if that many people were talking about them and loving them that I needed to try them too!     You start with a basic cookie dough batter and sub cream cheese for some of the butter and instant milk powder for some of the flour. These changes make the cookies moist and rich. I’ll admit that I had some reservations about putting store-bought cookies, even though they were Oreos, inside my homemade…

  • Lighter Cranberry Bliss Bars

    Today we have the third recipe for Sam’s Christmas Treats!     These Cranberry Bliss Bars are a new favorite that I now want to make all of the time. Can we talk about how beautiful these bars are for a minute? The creamy white cream cheese frosting is dotted with bright cranberries.     Brown sugar gives the bars lots of flavor and helps to keep them moist. They also have just the slightest bit of spice from the cinnamon and are dotted with sweet white chocolate and chewy cranberries.     Using light cream cheese brings full flavor without all of the calories.     Bake up a…

  • White Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles

    Today I’m sharing the second recipe for Sam’s Holiday Treats. These White Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles started with a traditional Snickerdoodle made from the recipe I grew up enjoying every Christmas and then we add the magic ingredient…white chocolate chips and you have our new favorite way to enjoy Snickerdoodles!     Traditionally Snickerdoodles are made with cream of tartar. I don’t know about you, but I never have cream of tartar on hand and I bet you don’t either. So I’ve used baking powder to replace the cream of tartar and baking soda the recipe originally called for.     Soft, chewy, and covered with a tasty cinnamon and sugar mixture. These…