Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe. The name says it all. Salted Caramel. Pretzel. Cookie. Let's just say, this cookie has solved many world issues. I promise...this cookie will change your life.

I’m just going to lay it all of the line for you…

This cookie, well it is the ‘schnitz.

The name says it all. Salted Caramel. Pretzel. Cookie. Those three phrases alone are perfect, put them together, well, let’s just say marriages have been brokered, discounts have been granted, and allowances have been increased due to this recipe.

Without a doubt, this Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe is my favorite. It has a few extra steps, but it is so worth it.

Note: You are going to make your own caramel. DON’T FREAK OUT. CARAMEL IS EASY. FEEL EMPOWERED!!! How many other people do you know that make caramel from scratch? No one. That’s right…these cookies are bragging rights, peeps!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie Recipe. The name says it all. Salted Caramel. Pretzel. Cookie. Let's just say, this cookie has solved many world issues. I promise...this cookie will change your life.


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Kid-Friendly White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy Cookies

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These are like CRACK! Like a Nestle Crunch Bar got it on with a white chocolate peanut butter cup...luckily they are super easy to make and can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. Enjoy this No-Bake Cookie - White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Krispy Cookies
I’m an obsessive Holiday Cookie maker.

It’s the one time of the year that I throw all caution (and calorie counting) to the wind and make every kind of cookie or treat my family desires. In fact, on December 1st, we sat down and had a family baking and strategy session (you’ll understand why I said strategy here in a second) and came up with 11 different kinds of cookies we wanted to make this year.

It’s a strategy because of the math that looks like this…

11 types of cookies x 3 dozen per type of cookie = 396 cookies

At the top of everyone’s the list, White Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispy No-Bake Cookies.

(In all fairness, the actual recipe is called Vinny’s Fudge. But “Vinny” isn’t a very good descriptor in the blog world, so hence my long title. Plus, I have no idea who Vinny is…)

But Vinny, is his/her wisdom, put white chocolate, Planters Creamy Peanut Butter, dry-roasted peanuts, puffed rice cereal, and marshmallows together. And by some act of amazingness, maybe a chemical reaction that happens when all of these ingredients meet, they create little bits of awesomeness that are highly addictive.

(Like so addictive that I had to get up from my computer and go eat one while working on this post.)

These are very kid-friendly to make because you only have to warm up the white chocolate in the microwave and everything else is dump, mix, and drop.

And you might want to double up on this recipe if you’ve never had it before, because the first batch may be gone 24 hours after making. #justsayin Good thing there are up to $20 in Kraft Printable Coupons available on Target.com. Just a way for Kraft to give you a little help for the holidays while making Christmas Cookies or your Christmas Dinner.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Bar Recipe

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Do you love Williams-Sonoma White Chocolate Peppermint Bark? Here is a copycat White Chocolate Peppermint Bar Recipe that is SO EASY and its one secret ingredient makes it taste exactly like its expensive counterpart.

Williams-Sonoma White Chocolate Peppermint Bark is amazing.

It’s also FREAKIN’ expensive.

I’ve tried recreating it a gazillion times…each time it was close, but not quite right.

That is…until I came across this recipe in a Food Network Magazine and I realize I was missing a very important ingredient…

Peppermint Oil

This is not to be confused with peppermint extract. Extract can make your chocolate seize (aka get really freakin’ hard.) Also, if you don’t get Food Network Magazine  and you love to cook, you need it. It’s like where all great recipes go to be found. But I digress.

So I followed the recipe to the letter and I now have my own version of Williams-Sonoma White Chocolate Peppermint Bark.

Do you love Williams-Sonoma White Chocolate Peppermint Bark? Here is a copycat White Chocolate Peppermint Bar Recipe that is SO EASY and its one secret ingredient makes it taste exactly like its expensive counterpart.

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Chewy Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

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I get it. A Chewy Gingersnap Cookie Recipe is a bit of a oxymoron. If you love the tastes of a gingersnap, but just wish it was chewy, this is your cookie.

I get it.

A Chewy Gingersnap Cookie Recipe is a bit of a oxymoron.

Chewy? Snappy? Cookie?

And you are wondering…did you go to college?

Do you ever have “that cookie” that you make and all 30 cookies are gone within a 24-hour time period?

Peeps, meet the Chewy Gingersnap Cookie.

I’ve always been a fan of gingersnaps. I love the mix of ginger, cinnamon, sugar, and SOMETHING that makes them irresistible with tea or a hot cup of coffee. But I was greedy. So I wanted all of the taste profiles of a gingersnap cookie, but I wanted it to be chewy. And eventually, after a few tries, I found it.

So it is a confused cookie, aren’t we all? But, oh, my friends…it is absolutely the best chewy gingersnap cookie that ever existed.

Note: My son. Who is 11, can rock this cookie like no ones business. Yes, if my cooking-challenged pre-teen can make it, I guarantee you can rock it too.

I get it. A Chewy Gingersnap Cookie Recipe is a bit of a oxymoron. If you love the tastes of a gingersnap, but just wish it was chewy, this is your cookie.


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Peanut Butter Toffee Cookie Recipe

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Um, Peanut Butter. Check. Toffee. Check. Soft Cookie that melts in your mouth? Check. I guarantee there will be no one who can resist having one (or five). Enjoy this Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies Recipe.

Sometimes worlds collide.

Like when a Heath Toffee Candy Bar decides to collide with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and have offspring.

No, seriously. I’m pretty there was some Al Green music coming out of my pantry the other day.

All kidding aside, if something like that did happen, it would create these  Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies. These cookies are a great “collision” of peanuty goodness, rich toffee, and a super-dooper soft cookie. It is almost impossible to each just one because they are so stinkin’ good.

Ask my family. The wolfed down close to two dozen in a 24 hour period.

So if you ever hear strange “mood” music from your pantry, just walk away and let the collision happen. You might be surprised what amazing offspring will show up.

Um, Peanut Butter. Check. Toffee. Check. Soft Cookie that melts in your mouth? Check. I guarantee there will be no one who can resist having one (or five). Enjoy this Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies Recipe.

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Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe

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My husband loved Pecan Sandies from Keebler. I looked at the ingredients and about died. Solution...use this Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe with a TON less sugar, lots more flavor, and ingredients you can name.

My husband loves Keebler Pecan Sandies.

In fact, he goes bonkers for this pre-packaged buy-at-the-grocery-store cookie.

I used to be a dutiful wife and buy him a package or two every now and again.

And then I read the ingredients.

And then no more Keebler Pecan Sandies in the house.

So when I found this Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe in Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof Cookbook,  I gave it a shot. I kept hoping this low-sugar-with-all-ingredients-I-can-pronouce would fulfill Hubs craving for Pecan Sandies.

It did. And they are by far and away his favorite homemade cookie. And for a non-pecan girl, the shortbread in this cookie is HARD to beat.

Two items of note:

  • Don’t cut corners and not toast the pecans. I’ve done this cookies both ways (toast and no-toast…yes, I cut corners too) and there is a DRAMATIC difference in the taste profile with toasted pecans.
  • It’s your choice on the sugar. You can substitute white cane sugar for the turbinado and the cookies will be great. However, if you use the turbinado sugar, the cookies will be FREAKIN’ amazing. Trust me.

My husband loved Pecan Sandies from Keebler. I looked at the ingredients and about died. Solution...use this Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe with a TON less sugar, lots more flavor, and ingredients you can name.

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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The perfect combination...chocolate and peppermint. This chocolate peppermint cookies recipe is bound to be a hit for the upcoming holidays. Don't let it's prettiness fool you...they are also super easy to make. BONUS...it also freezes really well.I love a pretty cookie.

I also love when said pretty cookie is easy to make.

And I really, really love it when said pretty cookie that is easy to make also tastes like a Peppermint Patty.

(Yum, Peppermint Patties. The almost perfect candy.)

I made these cookies on a whim years ago. The original recipe called for using Andes Chocolate Mints and I didn’t have any of those at the time. What I did have on hand was…a bunch of Hershey’s White Chocolate Peppermint Kisses that I got in an after-Christmas Sale and froze.

And you, sometimes, when you don’t have the original ingredients, and you just McGruber something and it ends up tasting better than the original recipe, this is one of those times.

This Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Recipe is the right mix of chocolate, peppermint, and bit of crunch. It is the perfect compliment to a glass of milk, hot chocolate or a Baileys Irish Cream (depending on your age and the kind of day you had.)

The perfect combination...chocolate and peppermint. This chocolate peppermint cookies recipe is bound to be a hit for the upcoming holidays. BONUS...it also freezes really well.

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Cranberry Peanut Bars Recipe

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Looking for fall dessert that isn't too sweet? This Cranberry Peanut Bar Recipe is a great mix of sweet, tart, creamy, and salty and is AWESOME with a cup of coffee.

I like to have a cup of coffee after lunch.

Call it the afternoon slump. Call it an addiction. Call it working full-time, raising kids full-time, being a wife full-time, and trying to keep my sanity full-time. Regardless of what you call it, I need my coffee.

And I usually like to have something from the dessert category to go with it.

(So maybe the whole cup of coffee thing is really about having dessert…)

And for my afternoon dessert, I prefer something that isn’t over.the.top sweet or chocolately, and this Cranberry Peanut Bars Recipe is perfect.

It’s almost like the non-dessert eater’s dessert.

These Cranberry Peanut Bars have a low sugar content and are more like a shortbread bar with peanuts and cream cheese than a traditional “bar”. It’s a perfect “morning” bar for bringing to potlucks, coffee dates, brunches, etc. because it has a little bit of everything…tart, creamy, salty, and sweet.

Looking for fall dessert that isn't too sweet? This Cranberry Peanut Bar Recipe is a great mix of sweet, tart, creamy, and salty and is AWESOME with a cup of coffee.

Love Peanuts and Peanut Butter? Make sure to try out this wonderful Peanut Butter Quick Bread Recipe.

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