Funfetti Cake Ball Stuffed “Pot o’ Gold” Cookies

cupcake stuffed cookie

Here we are almost done with the second week in March, with 8 days left until St. Patty’s Day! I think it’s time I bring you something green! Last week, when I made the Cake Ball Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie, I knew that I wanted to make a green and gold version. I call these Funfetti Pot ‘O Gold Cookies!

I started with my grandmother’s sugar cookie, dyed it green, and then stuffed it with a golden yellow cake ball. Better yet, I added some sprinkles to my cake ball to make it resemble a funfetti cake ball!

Cupcake stuffed cookie

My grandmother’s sugar cookie is more of a butter sugar cookie than a sugary-sugar cookie. Therefore, I added a bit more frosting to the cake crumbs to enhance the sweetness. I found these adorable four leaf clover sprinkles at my local cake supply store, which I used on top of my cookie to add a little bit more green! Continue reading

Cake Ball Stuffed Cookies

Cupcake stuffed cookie

It’s been widely popular this past year to find safe ways to eat our favorite girls’ night snack: cookie dough! When we were little, my sister and I were babysitting my little brother. We made a batch of cookie dough and made him eat it with us. He got super sick, oops. Ever since, he won’t touch raw cookie dough.

There are tons of cookie dough cupcakes, but what happens when you want to stuff a cookie full of cupcake? It’s a pretty simple fix really. You make a cake ball and cover it in cookie dough, bake and ta-da, you have a cake ball stuffed cookie!

Cupcake stuffed cookie

First you need to make some cake balls. I have told you before, I never waste cake or cupcakes, I always crumble it up and throw it in the freezer for a later date (is that normal?). If you don’t already have some cake saved up, you should make a batch of your favorite cake, let it cool and break it into little crumbs. Then add your favorite frosting. Continue reading

Oreo-stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t stop asking myself how amazing are these cookies? How have I gone so long without making them? And lastly, how long can I resist the urge to make them again; I know that I will eat the entire batch.

Not only is the chocolate chip cookies base absolutely out of this world, but stuff an Oreo in the middle and it gets ten times better. Now and days, there are Oreos stuffed in all kinds of cookies and bars, but Jenny from Picky Palate developed the original recipe. Thanks for sharing your amazing creation Jenny! Head over to Jenny’ website for the Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Use a large cookie scoop, make two large scoops of dough. Place an Oreo in between them and use your hands to smash the dough around the Oreo, closing the sides of the dough around the Oreo. Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Brownies

When I was only four years old, we relocated from Wisconsin to Vermont, where I grew up until after I graduated college.  Some of the kids I graduated high school with, I have known since pre-school. Several years after we moved to Vermont, a few mothers in my 2nd grade class got together to a organize a holiday cookie exchange. Twenty years later, it is still going on with most of the original moms and some new ones we have met along the way.

When I was little, I looked forward to the cookie exchange every Christmas. It meant a few things for me. I got to help my mom bake cookies and I had an excuse to see my friends on a school night. Plus I got to eat lots and lots of delicious homemade cookies. This year was the 20th anniversary of my Mom’s cookie exchange.

Chocolaty goodness

I thought it would be fun for my Mom and I to each make a recipe of her mother’s Mint Frosted Brownies on the weekend of the cookie exchange. Even though I am 3000 miles away, we constantly swap cooking advice, especially around this time of year. How do I make that again? These mint frosted brownies were one of my absolute favorite Christmas cookies that my grandmother used to make; I swear, this is how I became hooked on mint chocolate. Well Grandma’s recipe is true to it’s taste, the same way it was when I was a child.

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National Cookie Day- Melted Snowman Cookies

When I was a kid, the best part about going to visit my Grandparents at Christmas time was being able to eat tons and tons of special Christmas cookies that we never made at home.  Growing up, one of my favorite parts about Christmas time was making cutout cookies, and eating the dough when my mother wasn’t looking.

Now that I am older and living far away from home, I always take time to make cutouts every Christmas, and ship some back home to my dad, who’s sweet tooth is as big as mine.

Melted Snowman Cookies

Last year, I came across the melted snowman cookie after I had finished all my Christmas cookies, but I vowed that I would make the following year! The time is now.  There are several versions of this on the internet, I chose to make the marshmallow melted snowman cookies as originally done by Truly Custom Cakery . What better way to celebrate National Cookie Day than with some good old-fashioned sugar cookies?

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