Milky Way Brownies

Milky Way Dessert

And for the last dessert of 2013 (drumroll please!) – the Milky Way Brownies from Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO.  So decadent….so amazing.  Thanks Danielle for ending my note on a delicious high note!


Kit Kat Cake

how to make a kit kat cake

Still searching for that speical dessert for New Years Eve?  How about a Kit Kat Cake?  It looks so impressive but it’s actually not difficult to make.  Kids and adults will love it!

Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

peanut butter cheesecake bars

My friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO has done it again.  Chocolate and Peanut Butter recipes are my favorite (a marriage made in heaven) and these decadent chocolate glazed peanut butter cheesecake brownie bars are truly divine.

Danielle provides her delicious homemade brownie recipe below, however, you can also use your favorite packaged mix as a time saver!

recipe with peanut butter and chocolate

Chocolate Toffee Matzah – SO GOOD!

chocolat toffee matzah

Thanks to Oprah’s magazine this  scrumptious Chocolate Toffee Matzah is a staple for the holidays.  It can also be made with saltines if you don’t have access to matzah.  Her recipe calls for unsalted matzah but I have made it with lightly salted matzah and just left out the salt called for in the recipe.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Oprah.com/food

 

 

 

 

Easy Snickerdoodles (as well as a Traditional Recipe)

easy snickerdoodles

In my quest for the best Snickerdoodle cookie it was the recipe from the Milk & Cookies Cookbook by Tina Casaceli that was the clear winner! Great taste and great texture. (Everything in this bakery owner’s cookbook has been stellar!).

The third time I made them I was in a hurry and decided to forgo the roll of the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and instead included the mixture in the recipe instead; eliminating that last step. Well, I also streamlined a lot of the recipe.  I’ll be darned if it wasn’t still a GREAT cookie!

So below I give you two choices: the traditional Snickerdoodle recipe and my easy Snickerdoodles!

Okay – now for my EASY version!

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Sugar Cookie Crust

sugar cookie bars

You can always count on my friend Danielle as HugsandCookiesXOXO for the most decadent dessert combinations!  Like this fabulous caramel chocolate chip cookie bar recipes that uses a package of prepared sugar cookie dough as its base!  Although it seems like there’s a lot of work and ingredients to this recipe, it actually comes together quite quickly.  And oh-so-worth it!

Coffee Crumb Cake – New York Style

new york crumb cake

With the holidays approaching I always try to keep a coffee cake in my freezer so that I’ll have something to serve when guests arrive.  My favorite is a New York Style coffee crumb cake and this recipe from my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO is sure to delight! It’s easy to make but tastes decadent; a tender cake topped with an amazing, thick crumb topping!

coffee crumb cake recipe

Oreo Tart Recipe – You’ll Want To Make This!

recipes using oreos

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO Blog for this over-the-top Oreo dessert recipe. Very simple to make yet a recipe to impress! (and it’s a ‘no bake’ one – how great is that!)  If you don’t have 4″ x 14″ tart pan – here is your reason to purchase one!  They make desserts look so pretty.

oreo tart

For another great recipe using Oreos, check out our Oreo Brownie Cupcakes!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars – Yum!

rice krispy peanut butter bars

The title of this delicious cookie bar recipe could also be Chocolate, Pretzels, Peanuts, Rice Crispy Peanut Butter Bars because it includes all of those scrumptious ingredients.  And you can easily swap other ingredients if you so desire (cashews for peanuts, chocolate rice crispies for regular, etc.)

Photo and Recipe courtesy of  TasteofHome.com

Butterfinger Bar Cookies

butter finger recipes

One of my favorite candy bars is a Butterfinger.  I love the texture and taste.  So when my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO featured these Butterfinger bar cookies I ran to the store to get the ingredients.  To say I loved them is an understatement.  I LOVED them!  Thanks Danielle!

Oh….did I mention that it couldn’t be easier to make:)