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S’mores Sandwich Cookies

S’mores Sandwich Cookies

Hey Y’all! Soooo….I’m about to change your life right now with S’mores Sandwich Cookies!! You don’t even need a campfire to create this delightful little treat. The cookies on their own are completely amazing so you’re going to have to resist devouring them hot out […]

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Calling all cinnamon roll lovers!!! Have I got a cookie for you?!? Clear your schedule  because you need to put “Bake Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies” at the top of your to do list. From the very first batch all I could think was WOW…these cookies […]

Peppermint Meltaways

Peppermint Meltaways

Have you started making Christmas cookies yet? Are you one of those people that makes a different batch every week and stores them perfectly in tupperware containers or are you the last minute type that whips everything together in one big cookie-palooza? I’m a little of both this year. Typically I make ALL of my cookies at once the weekend before Christmas. But this year I’ve wanted to share so many wonderful cookie recipes with you on the blog that it feels like my house has been a nonstop, round the clock cookie making factory. But I’m not complaining. I mean Christmas cookies are the unofficial breakfast food for the month of December, amiright??? No judgement here. This next cookie recipe is a simple one, but boy oh boy is it delicious!! Peppermint Meltaways are a delicate cookie, smothered with a creamy frosting and bursting with just the exact right amount of peppermint flavor. This festive cookie is truly special. It literally tastes like snowflakes melting in your mouth. I’ll be doubling the recipe for my Christmas cookie trays this year! Here’s all you’ll need: butter, confectioners sugar, peppermint extract, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, milk, and peppermint candies. Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermint #candycanesrecipes #cookies #christmascookies #peppermintrecipes #dessert Let’s get started!  Begin by whisking together the flour and cornstarch in a medium sized bowl. We whisk you a Merry Christmas, We whisk you a Merry Christmas, We Whisk you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies Next in a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract and 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. The confectioners’ sugar is the secret ingredient that gives us that soft, melt in your mouth texture. Gradually add the flour mixture (about 1/2 cup at a time) into the creamed butter mixture until well blended. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle. Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (I mean if you’re really serious about cookie baking then it’s a MUST!!). Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and space them about 2-inches apart like so. I always try to give cookie recipes a bit of room to breathe until I know how far those babies are gonna spread. So err on the side of caution if you’re not sure. Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms are light brown. When baking cookies I ALWAYS use the middle and top racks, never the bottom. And never ever all three at once. Halfway through the baking time I like to rotate my cookie sheets. That means that I switch the cookie sheet that was baking on the top rack to the middle rack and vice versa. I also rotate the cookie sheets 180 degrees so that the cookies that were baking in the front of the oven are now in the back. This helps to ensure I have a more even bake on ALL the cookies. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool. Don’t you dare leave these guys on that baking sheet as they’ll keep right on baking! Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies While the cookies are cooling we can whip up that deliciously dreamy peppermint frosting! Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Beat in the milk and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies Next gradually beat in 1-1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Mix until nice and smooth. You better sneak a taste to make sure it’s ok (wink, wink!!). I can tell you right now Peppermint Meltaways will quickly become a Christmas tradition! Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies Once the cookies have cooled completely, slather on some of that nice peppermint frosting. These cookies are delicate so handle with care. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. These cookies are great to make the week AFTER Christmas too because you know you’re going to have an abundance of candy canes handy! If you find that the frosting feels too thick or is hard to spread, just toss it in the microwave for 10-20 seconds (as needed). This melts the butter and your frosting will thin right out. Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies Don’t ya think Santa would LOVE some Peppermint Meltaways on his cookie plate this year?!? I’ll take all the help I can get to land me on that NICE list! If you really wanna fancy up that cookie tray, I suggest adding some Cappuccino Swirl Cookies too! Peppermint Meltaways by Happylifeblogspot.com #peppermintcookies #peppermintmeltaways #christmascookies #candycanecookies #frostedcookies

Peppermint Meltaways

December 12, 2018
: 3 dozen
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract and 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Step 2 Whisk together the flour and cornstarch in a medium sized bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture (about 1/2 cup at a time) into the creamed butter mixture until well blended. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
  • Step 3 Remove the cookie dough from the fridge. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and space them about 2-inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Step 4 Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms are light brown. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool.
  • Step 5 FOR THE FROSTING: Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Beat in the milk and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract.
  • Step 6 Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Mix until smooth.
  • Step 7 Frost cookies and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. Enjoy!
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Cappuccino Swirl Cookies

Cappuccino Swirl Cookies

Christmas is a time for family and love, a time for magic and wonder, a time for…..BAKING!!! We’ve been baking up a storm here at Happylifeblogspot this December and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. I wanted to share with you one of my […]

White Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps

White Chocolate Dipped Gingersnaps

There’s nothing like a gingersnap to kick off the holiday season! They make the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table or a Christmas cookie tray. I love to gift them all by themselves or in a cozy holiday basket. Best served with a nice cup […]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies!!! (Did you hear the Cookie Monster voice? Nope! Just me? Ok!). Everyone needs a classic chocolate chip cookies recipe in their arsenal! After finding this one I’ve honestly never tried another. Really! It’s that good! Big, soft, chewy, chocolatey, baked to perfection cookies. And the best part is I literally ALWAYS have the ingredients on hand. So whenever I need to whip up a last minute dessert THIS is my go to. Plain and simple pantry staples that add up to a delicious and addictive cookie. Try to eat just one! I dare you!
Here’s all you’ll need: butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and of course chocolate chips.


First, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.


Next add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla until well combined.


Then whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda and add to your egg, butter, and sugar mixture. Beat on low until well combined.


After that add the chocolate chips and stir by hand with a wooden spoon.



Mmm! Look at that! Most people would stop right there.

Scoop by heaping spoonful, roll into balls and place on to a cookie sheet. I used my cookie scoop to keep them nice and uniform. I also like to stagger them and leave plenty of room between cookies. These babies like to spread! Don’t overcrowd them.


Bake in a preheated oven for 15-17 minutes at 325. I always bake on the middle and top racks. Once the edges start to firm up and slightly brown they’re done! Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for a minute or two. This will firm them up a bit and allow you to take them off with a spatula without any breakage or crumbles.


Here’s a trick I always use when baking cookies! For best results I rotate my baking sheets halfway through. Meaning after cooking for about 7-8 minutes I take the cookie sheet from the middle rack and place it on the top rack and likewise I take the cookies from the top rack and place them on the middle rack. I also rotate them 180 degrees. So the cookies that were in the front are now in the back and vice versa. This allows for a more uniform bake. Unless you have a professional grade oven, your cooking temperature isn’t 100% consistent throughout the entire space. Look at those perfect bottoms!!! They really are the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!


And those tops!! Perfection!


And what good are chocolate chip cookies without a big glass of milk?!?




Go ahead! Enjoy!!!

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 9, 2017
: Makes about 30 BIG cookies
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter melted (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (1 bag)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line with parchment paper.
  • Step 2 Melt butter in a medium bowl.
  • Step 3 Add brown sugar and white sugar to melted butter and mix until well blended.
  • Step 4 Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Add the salt, baking soda, and flour and mix on low until just blended.
  • Step 5 Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough by the heaping spoonful onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Step 6 Be sure to leave enough room between cookies as they will spread while baking. (I used my largest size cookie sheets and placed 9 cookies per pan.)
  • Step 7 Bake 15-17 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Key word slightly!
  • Step 8 Cool on cookie sheets for 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 9 Remove from cookie sheets and continue to cool. Or dig in!

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