Perfect Cookies: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip

I just got my eyes lasered on Wednesday, but I made these on Thursday. If my bleary eyes can do it, so can you!
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Laser surgery is super traumatic. I wasn’t expecting to be so stressed out. They made it sound like 40 seconds of being uncomfortable, but it was more like 10 minutes of someone messing with your eyes while you try not to hit them and run away. My stress meter was maxed out by the time they were done, and my eyes were on fire. The numbing drops weren’t very effective. I had a coworker who had it done 16 years ago, when they gave people Valium before doing it…basically, the good ol’ days!
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Perfect Cookies: No Bake Cookies

nb-cookOkay, yes, there a million recipes of this out there and they all look the same. But this one turns out soft, fudgy, not sticky, and is completely perfect in every way. And they’re even better the next day!

I had to run to the grocery store before making these tonight. Worth the effort! They’re full of fairly healthy ingredients, so don’t worry when you end up eating them in excess….
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Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesI’ve struggled to find the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe for a long time. I need a crisp outside, a soft and gooey inside, fresh-tasting oatmeal cookie. It has to be lightly spiced but enough to taste it, full of chocolate, and it can’t get stale by the following day. These fit the bill! Plus, I had all the ingredients. Can’t beat that.Gooey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Continue reading

M&M Pudding Mix Cookies (+ Homemade Pudding Mix)

M&M Pudding Mix CookiesI feel like I’ve been posting a lot of M&M recipes, but I checked and the only other one I have is Soft Chocolate M&M Cookies, which are actually quite amazing even without the M&M’s. Plus, this post has 2 recipes for the price of one. Jackpot!
M&M Pudding Mix CookiesI’ve wanted to make my own pudding mix for awhile now, because I knew it had to be pretty easy and much healthier than the packaged mixes. Also, I just dislike paying a few bucks for something that probably cost the manufacturer .02 cents to make. I never have powdered milk on hand, so once I bought some of that (it’s super cheap!) I was all set. I only made a half batch of the pudding mix because I really just wanted it to make these cookies. If you want more pudding recipes, check out this POST. It has 75 pudding recipes!
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Soft Chocolate M&M Cookies

Soft Chocolate M&M CookiesI have a thing about M&M cookies…something magical happens to M&M’s when they’re baked. I can’t eat a bag of M&M’s (well, the crispy ones I could), but I could eat a ton of M&M cookies. I tried this recipe first with peanut butter chips, and it was amazing. They were a little too sweet, so I changed that this time around, and added mini M&M’s to make them irresistible. The chocolate cookie is soft and melts in your mouth like a brownie. I’m hooked!

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Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy-crisp cookies with toffee bits and dark chocolate

The name of these was my husband’s idea. I asked him if he wanted cookies this week, he immediately wanted chocolate chip ones, and I immediately said “I like to make them a little different, so what should I add?”

“Hazelnuts!”

“Not sure where I’d even find those unshelled, babe.”

“Okay, then, toffee. Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies!”

And so it was.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Fudgy, chewy, double chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter chips. They'll disappear as quickly as you can make them!

I’ve always been a fan of chocolate and peanut butter. Reese’s are a bit too sweet for me, but I love making peanut butter cups myself! I just take a cupcake liner and fill it partway with dark chocolate, add a layer of peanut butter, and then top it with more chocolate. I leave them in the freezer for the perfect summer snack- there ya go, two recipes in one post. Not bad, right?

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