Category Archives: Cookies/Bars/Brownies

Red Velvet M&Ms Bars

You’ve probably heard of cookie exchanges…they happen quite a bit around Christmastime. Well, how about a Valentine cookie exchange? I was invited to one a few years ago and it was great! It’s always fun to make (and eat) Valentine-themed treats!  I was a little short on time, so I needed to make something fairly easy, but still wanted it to be very yummy. I had seen lots of recipes for cake mix bars and cookies, so I thought I’d come up with my own version of Red Velvet bars made with cake mix. Any Red Velvet recipe seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day, right? Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Mocha Pudding Cookies

These cookies were my first try at using instant pudding mix in a cookie. I’ve heard that adding pudding mix to cookie dough keeps the cookies soft, but I wasn’t crazy about the idea of adding pudding mix with artificial flavors, dyes, and other things. Continue reading

White Chocolate Candy Cane Shortbread

I always end up with quite a few candy canes during the holidays. This year I bought those mini-candy canes and still had a box of them left! Since I love shortbread, I thought it would be fun to try making some candy cane shortbread. The candy canes in the batter seem to make these Continue reading

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

I tried making pumpkin swirl brownies a few years ago, and just wasn’t happy with the results, even after tweaking a recipe several times. They still sounded like a great idea though, so I decided to give them another try with my own version. These Pumpkin Swirl Brownies make a great dessert or snack for fall and winter! Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies

It’s that time of year where we all are thinking about pumpkin-flavored goodies, right?  These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies are definitely a treat! This recipe makes This makes a nice big 9 x 13″ pan full of blondies, and they’re just the thing if you’re looking for an easy dessert to make. They’re moist, chewy, and chocolatey with a yummy cinnamon spicy flavor. These blondies are actually kind of cakey too–a little more cakey than your typical blondie. Continue reading