Better Than Regular Old Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yawn. Suffering from chocolate chip cookie fatigue? Here’s just the treat you need to shake off the dread of just another boring cookie. These delicious chocolate chip cookies are simple, but the best you’ll ever eat. A little bit soft, and a little bit crunchy around the edges, they’re the perfect blend of sweet chewy cookie and semi-sweet chocolate goodness.
How does a cookie with no flour in it taste so great? Who cares? This cookie ranks up there for those of you who love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Add some chopped up peanuts to the mix, and you've got a cookie worth every sweet and salty bite! Gluten-free folks may be able to enjoy this yummilicious goodie, too!
Ma Abbate's Oatmeal Rounds
This cookie has been a favorite tasty treat since my teen years—much like Rick Springfield. The recipe was given to me by one of the best moms in the world, so I honor her by sharing it with you. These may be the best oatmeal raisin cookies you'll ever try. They have a nice flavor and texture—cinnamony, with peaks and valleys on top to give the outside of the cookie a slight crunch. The inside is more cake-like.
Chocolate Chip Snowballs
Here's a snowball you won't be tempted to throw at your neighbor. These teacakes come together from butter, powdered sugar, flour, and vanilla; you won't believe such fabulous flavor can come from such simple ingredients. With the addition of a whole bunch of chocolate chips and some drizzled chocolate on top, you have the perfect little cookie to go with a cup of coffee.
A-maize-ingly Lime Cookies
Lime. It's not just for scurvy anymore. Crunchy, with a tang of lime and a cornmeal texture, these cookies would be great to serve at a picnic. They just feel like summer. Plus, you never know when scurvy might come back, so you may as well be ready!
You got your cinnamon in my ginger snap! You got your ginger snap in my cinnamon! Relax, everybody wins here. This recipe brings both flavors together in one cookie. You still get the molasses flavor of a ginger snap, minus the ginger, while enjoying the added spiciness of the cinnamon. And the texture is perfect—a little crunchy on the outside, a little soft on the inside. These are one of my favorites!
These chocolate and gooey caramel bar cookies started as a family Christmas tradition, but they are too good to limit to just one holiday season. They deserve to be plated up for Grandparent's Day, Arbor Day, and Talk Like a Pirate Day, too! Share them with your family and friends for all of your traditions. Maybe even Squish Monster Day is not out of the question.
Fudgy Brownies of Doom
It's best not to think about how chocolate desserts get their ominous names; better just to enjoy and not think too much about how such names got started (but Jack can explain if you are interested). In this case, the brownies (of doom) are fudgy, yet still cake-like and firm, while the frosting (also of doom) is thick with chocolate flavor. They melt in your mouth (in a doom-like way), and you'll find it hard to stop at just one (doom doom doom).
Anyone who knows the Jack this is named after knows he isn’t just going to get happy for any old pie. A miniature, single-serving apple pie, you'll love not having to buy a whole pie to just get a taste of this heavenly dessert. Be warned: once you try it, you'll be back to buy a whole pie next time. The outer crust is flaky with just a hint of salt, while the apples are perfectly flavored—not crunchy or mushy—they're just the right texture. The crumb topping is amazing, and you'll savor every bite.
Super Apple HappyJack
Super Apple HappyJack is a complicated name for “pie.” We named it that because this is no ordinary pie. It’s made from the same crust, filling, and topping as the single-serving HappyJack. As has been my experience, serving. this pie may lead to spontaneous marriage proposals (please don't tell Jack about that, though).
Crumby Monkey Muffins
Love banana bread but hate carrying around an unwieldy loaf to munch on all day? Then these monkey-approved muffins are for you. Banana muffins with a delicious crumb topping and just a hint of cinnamon, these jumbo-sized treats are sure to please.
Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Blueberry Muffins
If you have a fever, and the only prescription is more blueberries, then sign up for some Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Blueberry Muffins. These muffins have a double-dose of blueberries in them. Some are smashed in the batter, while some are left whole as they're mixed into the batter. Also unique to these muffins is the addition of a small amount of cornmeal that gives them a great texture.
What's the best part of coffee cake? No, it's not the coffee. There's no coffee in coffee cake, silly. The best part is the topping! Joe Muffins have oodles of streusel topping with a lot of cinnamon flavor, plus there's a hint of sour cream in the cake for those of you who insist on eating the topping and the cake. These muffins make the perfect breakfast treat to go alongside your morning cup of joe.