Oats of Flavor

Creating tasty desserts in the summertime calls for a little innovation. The dense and heavy treats of that accompany winter get replaced with lighter, fresher options. One delicious example of a perfect summertime post-dinner dessert is the Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bar. The indescribably good taste of the crumbly cookie-like crust comes from a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and other spices. Rolled oats get thrown in the mix for a bit of added texture. The delicious tangy swirl is made from sliced rhubarb and fresh strawberries [... more]

Meringue Magic

Chocolate chip cookies hit the mark most of the time when you crave something sweet, but occasionally a little variation on this classic dessert doesn’t hurt. Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies replace the typical chewiness of chocolate chip cookies with a light, melt-in-your-mouth texture beneath a crunchy shell. These delectable goodies rival the meringue cookies found at a specialty bakery in appearance and taste, but they’re easy enough for a home cook to make. Consisting of a mere five ingredients, they take just a few minutes to whip [... more]

Simply Irresistible

This recipe for Chocolate Chip Toffee Fudge Cookie Bars kicks traditional chocolate chip cookies up a few notches. It all starts with a graham cracker crust that adds a delicious base to these chewy treats. Next, layers of homemade fudge and toffee chips provide a boost of rich chocolate and sweet brittle flavors. Top all of that with chocolate chip cookie dough and an extra sprinkling of toffee bits. The result is an ooey-gooey, rich and fudgy cookie bar. Once you’ve mastered this version, experiment with other [... more]

Carrot Cake Creativity

A creative variation of the favorite spring dessert, these Carrot Cake Cookies will become your new baking obsession. Light and fluffy with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting in between, they dare you to eat just one. The chewy bites of carrot mixed and crunchy walnuts or pecans perfectly complement the yummy cake-like batter. Super moist and full of flavor, these carrot cake cookies make the perfect after-dinner treat or midday snack. We recommend doubling the recipe because 12 cookies won’t last long!

Premium Oreo Milkshake

Milkshakes are arguably summer’s coolest dessert. This Classic Oreo version uses premium ingredients to give the drink a deliciously rich, chocolate flavor. So double the recipe, and fill your blender to the top. We can guarantee that you won’t be the only one slurping one down. For a hint of mocha flavor, try adding some shavings of Hershey’s chocolate and a splash of coffee extract. If you’re still craving more chocolate, throw in a few extra Oreos. We promise not to tell!

No-Smoke Campfire Cookies

This delicious recipe for Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies puts a sweet twist on the traditional campfire treat. Graham crackers, the base of this dessert, line a baking sheet, then scoops of homemade chocolate chip marshmallow cookie dough top the crackers. After the cookies bake in the oven for a bit, Hershey’s chocolate squares (logo up) are sprinkled on top before baking a little longer. You can enjoy these beautiful golden brown s’mores cookies any time of the year—and without smelling like a campfire! Photo Source: The Girl [... more]

Guilt-Free Treat

Eating cookies can leave you feeling a bit guilty. Not so with Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, which not only taste amazing, but also won’t blow your diet. That means no more unbuttoning your pants after eating a few. The recipe calls for no oil, flour, eggs, or sugar—we know, right? Another bonus: These cookies work as a quick protein fix in the morning. So what are you waiting for? Get started and make yourself some tonight to last you the rest of the week.     

We Want Samoas!

With Girl Scout Cookie season in full swing, you no doubt have lent your support to your local GS troops. We sure have! But what will you do once the cookies are gone? Make them at home, of course. The from-scratch version of the crowd-favorite Samoas features the same tasty trio of ingredients as the real cookie: chocolate, caramel, and coconut. While the recipe takes a couple hours of prep time (including chilling), you’ll find the end result well worth the effort.     

An All-Around Treat

I call this the “multiple-choice” cookie. With colorful edible sprinkles, Raspberry Confetti Kisses make the perfect treat for several holidays. Serve these sweet confections on silver platters for intimate Valentine’s Day gatherings. (They’re named “kisses,” after all!) These little pink delicacies of melt-in-your-mouth goodness will definitely pull at cupid’s heartstrings. Or, savor them this spring. The Easter Bunny could easily leave behind these pastel puffs for you to discover in your basket. No matter which holiday you choose to serve Raspberry Confetti Kisses, they’re sure to be [... more]

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