Monthly Archive: February 2017

Browned Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

This recipe was a mouthful! I had some extra caramel bits, so I decided to use them up by making these cookies.

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By not using caramel squares, the shape is a little different than the original photos. I’m always nervous to do the browned butter, but luckily didn’t burn it this time. I realized that I forgot to cool it before mixing it in, but it didn’t affect anything. Also, I didn’t have greek yogurt, so I used almond milk and it turned out fine. Besides the caramels and browned butter, I found that these were just regular snickerdoodles.

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Also, the thing I don’t like about cooking with caramels is that after the cookies cool, it gets really hard. I found myself picking the bits out of my teeth later on. These cookies were definitely delicious, but I’d be curious if they were any good with caramel squares instead. Otherwise, I might just cancel out all the extra work and make regular snickerdoodles next time!

Reeses Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m honestly getting really hungry for these as I write this! These Reeses Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were a mouthful and so so good!

The recipe called for a few extra steps like having the eggs at room temperature, but it was all worth it! It was pretty straightforward otherwise — combine the wet ingredients, then add in with the dry ingredients. Do note that the dough requires refrigeration, so allot for that time when making them.

I was nervous that the Reeses cup would burst out of the cookie while cooking, but I didn’t have any issues luckily. These were great and I wouldn’t hesitate to make them again. I think even without the chocolate chips they would be scrumptious.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

I know it’s been awhile! The holidays took hold of me and now I’m finally getting a moment to breathe. I’m excited to share a few recipes I’ve had a chance to try in the last month, including these Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars!

These were super easy to make and a great last-minute item for a work potluck. I did have trouble finding the exact Krusteaz mix like in the recipe. I went to a few stores and none had it! I ended up using a store brand peanut butter mix that worked just fine. Another thing — I had such trouble finding a small bag of pretzels! I eventually found a medium one at a convenience store. I still have half a bag sitting in my pantry.

The recipe itself was super easy to execute. Just mix together the main ingredients, then add the m&ms and pretzels. Then press into the pan and bake! Super quick and easy. It was a fun take on typical peanut butter cookies. I definitely want to keep some boxes of cookie mix on hand for occasions like this. No need to slave away in the kitchen all night!