Recipe Round-Up

Last week was just one hot mess after the other, and I have a feeling that this week will be much similar. The weather is lovely (ish) here in New Jersey, so I’m enjoying not sweating the SECOND I step foot out of my door.

Also, I spent my Saturday at my best friend’s graduation swimming party. I looked as pasty as ever. Go me. My last name’s Reagan. There isn’t much hope for me being anything but pale.

Anyway, check out these delicious treats I found for you!

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen made these yummy white chocolate Oreo chuck cookies. I bet they taste just like HAPPINESS.

 

Smitten Kitchen brightened up her summer kitchen with this sugar dusted peach pie. I haven’t had a fruit pie in like, ever. Time to change that?

 

Speaking of pies, Bakerella brought out summer berries for her sweet tarts. I’ve yet to make anything berry related this season. I’m getting the feeling I prooooooobably should.

 

Bakers Royale ALSO made berry tarts, though she focused on the cheerful flavor of the raspberries. AND SHE ADDED IN CHOCOLATE.
YES. PLEASE.

These butterscotch, walnut and oat bars from Cookie Madness are similar to a blondie, and provide a break from all of our chocolate treats.
But do we really need a break? FOR THESE WE DO.

And that’s today’s round-up. Bear with me as I make my move to Baltimore on Friday. I have a lot of adjusting ahead of me.

-Niki

 

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Cool Whip Cookies (and I move next week)

 

OK, world. Here’s the deal. I move to Baltimore in one and a half weeks to start graduate school at the University of Baltimore.

I’m excited.

I’m nervous.

I’m scared out of my mind.

And I’m still going.

I have lived a lovely life here in my Sicklerville home, and I am more than grateful for the friends and family who have been my support system since I graduated last May. As I move onto this next chapter in my life, I know they will still all be there, standing by my side.

I can’t wait to bake in my new kitchen and share all the goods with my new graduate school neighbors. Do you think they’ll be okay with door decorations and snowflakes in the hallway?

We’ll see what the leasing office has to say . . .

Today’s recipe is from Happy-Go-Lucky.

Cool Whip Cookies

Ingredients
1 box cake mix (I used Funfetti)
1 8 oz container of Cool Whip
1 egg
Rainbow sprinkles (I used nonpareils)

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together the cake mix, Cool Whip and egg until the yolk is thoroughly mixed in.

3. Roll a tablespoon of dough into the sprinkles or nonpareils, and then place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake for 13 minutes.

5. Carefully transfer to cooling racks. Sprinkles (or nonpareils) may stick to the foil.

Makes two dozen cookies.

Recipe Round-Up

What is good, Bakers Anonymous?

Yeah. I’m just going to leave that out there and move right onto something else. How about some deliciously simple recipes?

These Neapolitan cupcakes from iheart2stamp combine strawberry cake mix with chewy brownie bottom and vanilla frosting. Feel like mixing it up? Why not top with rainbow chip frosting? Use caramel turtle brownies and yellow cake mix? I love a versatile recipe.

The absolutely NEXT batch of cookies I bake is going to be these Cool Whip cookies with Sprinkles from Happy-Go-Lucky. I already have cake mix, sprinkles and one egg. I just need a container of Cool Whip. Saturday afternoon baking, here I come!

Looking for a bright, sweet (and holiday-like) cookie? Try these cherry chocolate kisses from The Curvy Carrot. I love maraschino cherries, milk chocolate kisses (I’m so going to buy a bag tomorrow) and almond extract. These are definitely going on my t0-bake list!

Sometimes you just want a change from cookies. Why not make this salted caramel pretzel bark from Mama Say What?! Not just her, but many others have declared this “crack bark.” So addicting, so delectable that you can’t stop eating, even if your tummy starts to hurt.

And if you have more available counter space, make this cookies and cream Oreo breakaway from Bakers Royale. A tray of white chocolate or milk chocolate coating and a sleeve or two of Oreos AND you have yumminess.

 

– Niki, signing off to gather ingredients for ALL the recipes.

 

HAPPY 100 POSTS! and chocolate chip cookies

Today is the day we here at Bakers Anonymous pat ourselves on our backs. After three years, an extremely long hiatus (or a sabbatical as I pretended it to be) and bouncing from kitchen to kitchen, we’ve finally reached 100 posts.

I’m sure there are blogs out there with a close to a thousand posts and over a million views a day (or some other ridiculous number I’m not currently reaching), but for little ol’ me out here in Bakers Anonymous land, this 100th post is the culmination of years of hard work and love.

So, I thank everyone who has helped, motivated and encouraged me to get to this very exciting point in my life.

And now for some cookies! These chewy and light cream cheese chocolate chip cookies are made with white cake mix and some surprise booze (though, unfortunately, the cookies don’t taste anything like the alcohol).

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
1 box of white cake mix (I used Pillsbury’s with pudding in the mix)
1 C of mini chocolate chips
8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1/4 C of Amaretto

Directions
1. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and Amaretto until smooth.

2. Add in the cake mix and then the chocolate chips. Dough will be sticky.

3. Drop by rounded tablespoons. As the cookie will not spread during baking, push down on the dough, making it a little flatter (otherwise the cookies will bake in the shape that you drop them).

4. Bake for 15 mins or until edges turn brown.

5. Let the cookies rest on the pan for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack.

Make three dozen cookies. 

Saturday Recipe Round-Up, Week I lost track

Can you believe it? Today is our 99th post! And it’s only taken us three years to get here.

And oh, what a long three years it has been.

We’ve moved from kitchen to kitchen, changed photography styles and even updated the layout of the blog. I can hardly believe how far we’ve come since our very first post.

In honor of such an auspicious occasion, let’s check out some of the delicious things I’ve found this week on the wonderful world of Pinterest.

These delicious white chocolate peppermint pretzels from Armstrong Family Fare make me long for the days of winter (and even fall) when candy canes are readily available and minty food is more acceptable. Why should these delicious treats be exiled to one holiday?

When I was in high school, I would eat circus animal cookies for lunch every day. Okay, sometimes I would have Doritos or ice cream instead, but more often than not, I could be found with a bag of these colorful treats in my hand. That’s why these Circus Animal Cookie Truffles are absolutely perfect! I love that the Domestic Rebel used the bright pink color, too.

I love reading my fellow bloggers’ posts, but sometimes you need to go back to the big guys, right? This lemon cream cheese cake is absolutely beautiful and simple to make. Thank you for that one, Pillsbury.

Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures came up with these delicious homemade Mounds bars, and as we all know, Bakers Anonymous loves some coconut.

And finally, what about some no-bake cookies? Peanut butter and cornflakes combine to create deliciousness, courtesy of Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy, that she names “holycraptheseareamazing.”

 

So while I bask in the glory of my 99th post, I’m going to eat some M&M cookies (still good a few days later) and think about some celebratory thing for my 100th post. Any ideas?

– Niki