Cake Mix Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

I love a good Christmas cookie exchange but this time of year is so busy that I'm thankful for recipes like this Cake Mix Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies recipe.

Hands down our favorite cookies. Easy cake mix peanut butter cookie recipe so so good.

This recipe is crazy easy and the cookies are super yummy. These are perfect for those December weeks when you want fresh baked cookies but have one billion activities and responsibilities to take care of. That said these would be super yummy any time of year. I made a batched today at the same time that I made dinner. They are as fast and easy as making a box of brownies but definitely with a little special touch

Perfect cookie for peanut butter chocolate lovers. This cake mix cookie recipe is so easy and delicious.

Ingredients
  • 1 Box Devil Food Cake Mix (I used this one)
  • 1/3 C vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 C Butterscotch Chips
  • 40 (ish) Peanut Butter Cups
Directions
  1. Mix together everything except the butterscotch chips and mints.
  2. Once combined stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop onto a cookie sheet in 1 inch scoops. Keep it small these spread a lot!
  4. Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately top each with an unwrapped peanut butter cup.
  6. The heat from the cookie should melt the chocolate and when it does take a knife and smoosh it down to make the marbled look. If your cups don’t get spreadable you can pop the cookie sheet back in the oven for a minute.

Everyone loves this easy cake mix cookie recipe. Peanut butter chocolate fans will love this quick dessert.

What are your favorite cookies?

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Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Little Partners Learning Tower Review

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I would eat these Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies every day if you'd let me.

New favorite freezer cookie recipe. These chocolate chip oatmeal cranberry cookies recipe is delicious for snack dessert and even breakfast

In fact I'd like to make a case that theses totally count as a well rounded breakfast if you throw in a nice glass of milk! Teddy totally agrees. If you come to my house you'll probably be feed a vast array of imaginary and play food from my little chef. He seriously cooks ALL.THE.TIME. Little Partners learning tower review It was so fun having him "help" me make the cookies from his Little Partners Learning Tower. And by help obviously I mean mix up my ingredients and eat chocolate chips like they were going out of style. But really this guy loves to cook I have started letting him crack eggs by himself and he does great.

delicious breakfast cookies. Oatmeal chocolate chip cranberry cookie recipe

I do use fresh cranberries and I think they and I think they add a little something special to the recipe. In fact I usually buy a couple extra bags during the winter to throw in the freezer so I can whip up some of these yummy cookies when they are out of season. I wouldn't substitute dried cranberries. delicious cranberry oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe Ingredients
  • 1 C Earth Balance (you can substitute butter I prefer the texture with the earth balance)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 C Slow Cook Oats
  • 1 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
  • 2 C Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Love these. Cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Great recipe

What to Do
  1. Add earth balance, sugar, brown sugar,  eggs, vanilla and cinnamon to the mixing bowl (I use my Kitchen aide). Mix until creamed.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. mix until incorporated.
  3. Stir in oats chocolate chips and cranberries until evenly distributed.
  4. Bake at 350 F about 10-14 minutes. When they are done parts will look a little toasted and parts will still look wet. Remove and allow to cool on the cookie sheet they will continue to cook there so don’t overcook them or else they’ll be really hard.
Makes about 4 dozen small cookies and the dough freezes great. I like to scoop the dough out and freezes it in individual balls to bake up later.

I always keep a bag of these in the freezer. Great homemade Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip recipe

For those of you curious about the Original Learning Tower, it's pretty amazing. Teddy calls it his castle and he LOVES playing in it. I mean it's perfect for having him cook with me since it makes him the perfect height for the counter but he seriously loves climbing in it and playing with it aside from that.

Great toddler kitchen helper.

I love that it's designed totally with safety in mind. He can climb in and out all on his own and there is no way he's going to tip it over. I don't "let" him but he's totally tried hanging on it in all kinds of ways before and it's super sturdy actually it's sturdy enough for me to stand in if I wanted to. I looked at this tower last year before Christmas because like I said Teddy has always loved cooking and now I really wish I had it back then when he was even littler instead of the step stool which I always had to have a hand on him while trying to juggle my kitchen tasks.

Great idea for getting kids involved in the kitchen while staying safe

This is designed for little ones as young as 18 months old and the four sides make it great for containing the their busy bodies while giving them easy access. It's so nice to be able to actually cook when he's up at the counter "helping" me or just wanting to see (he always wants to see what I'm doing). I don't have to worry that he's going to slip off a step because he's not paying attention or tip it because he IS a wild one. Also it comes right flush with the counter so there's none of that nerve wracking reaching or spilling between a gap that happened when we used a step stool.

We love this learning tower. So much better and safer than a step stool for little cooks and bakers.We love this learning tower. So much better and safer than a step stool for little cooks and bakers.

Sometimes I even have it in my work room and tell him if he wants to be in there with me he has to stay on his "castle". Little Partners Learning tower review I do this especially when I have my heat press on, I'm trying to take pictures, or just want to sew without him trying to climb all over me. It works great because it's so spacious (actually big enough for two kids to stand on together) that he can sit up there with toys or get up and down on his own.

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If you have been wanting one of these for a little helper in your life you can get 10% off of orders at LittlePartners.com with the code RGR10. We also have the Tri-Side Learn and Play Art Center and it's really fun too. I'll have to share about that a different day!

15 Creative Pie Recipes and Block Party

It's time to move on to the next holiday in the year, and here in the US that means Thanksgiving! You don't have to be American to be thankful for pie though, am I right? There are so many variations of pie out there, that I thought I would round up 15 creative pie recipes that might be a little different than your traditional desserts you serve on Turkey Day!

15 creative pie recipes. Perfect for Thanksgiving dessert or Pi Day

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Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

clorox disclosure.bmpNothing screams summer quite like ice cream and this homemade Peanut Butter Honey Chocolate Chip ice cream recipe is summer in a cone.

Hands down my favorite homemade ice cream recipe. Not too crazy as flavors go but still a little unusual so it's special. Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream great dessert.

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Delicious peanut butter honey ice cream recipe

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Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 C Whole Milk
  • 1 and 1/3 TBS Cornstarch
  • 3 TBS Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 C Peanut Butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 C Granulated Sugar
  • 2 TSP Corn Syrup
  • 3 TBS Honey
  • 3/4 C Chocolate

new family favorite honey peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream recipe SO yummy great dessert

Directions
  1. Mix 2 TBS milk with cornstarch and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, peanut butter, and salt.
  3. In a large pot (I used an 6 quart pot) boil the remaining milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup and honey. This will froth up A LOT so make sure to watch it and use a large pot. Once it boils let it continue to boil for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat to stir in the cornstarch mixture then return to heat and cook for 2-3 more minutes until it has thickened a little.
  5. Remove from heat and chill. You can do this by pouring it into a zipper bag and submerging into ice water. Or if you are like me and don't have ice, you can cool it with an ice pack and then throw it into the freezer once it's no longer hot. You don't want it to lower the temp of your freezer though. I chilled mine in the freezer for 30 minutes but if you use the ice bath I would leave it for an hour and replace the ice or put the whole thing in the refrigerator. You can chill it longer if you need to. I have made the mixture one day and just let it cool on the counter and then kept it in the fridge until the next day.
  6. Right before you are ready to process your ice cream melt the chocolate in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on high until the it is 80% melted and then stir to finish melting the rest. Set aside so it cools but is still liquid.
  7. Snip off a corner of the plastic bag and process your ice cream according to your ice cream maker's instructions. If you're looking for an ice cream maker. I LOVE my kitchen aid attachment. My hands always get really sticky during this step regardless how careful I am. I make sure to have some Clorox Wipes close by opened and easy to pull out.
  8. Once your ice cream has reach the proper consistency pour in your chocolate. This part is REALLY messy. Just embrace it, lick your fingers, and keep the wipes accessible. Ideally you'd drizzle your chocolate in while it is churning but I find it easier to stop it and drizzle some. Start churning. Stop drizzle some more and repeat until it's incorporated. The cold ice cream will freeze the melted chocolate into super yummy flakes.
  9. Scoop into a freezer friendly container and chill preferably overnight but at least 4 hours.

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