Sweet and Salty Cookies Recipe

Have you ever been sitting there eating pretzel sticks when all of a sudden you have this sudden urge to eat something sweet? Like if you don’t eat it right then and there, there will be problems? It can’t just be me! One of my favorite combinations is sweet and salty together. I was at Costco once and they were sampling a delicious chocolate with sea salt sprinkled on top. They were to die for! So good! If you’re like me, then you will love this recipe for sweet and salty cookies! It’s the perfect amount of sweet with the perfect amount of salty all wrapped up in a cookie!

sweet and salty cookies

Sweet and Salty Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the Reese baking chips, M&M’s and the pretzels. Mix until well combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoopsweet and salty cookies, scoop some dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Once baked, pull the sheet out of the oven and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to fully cool.

Makes 3 dozen sweet and salty cookies

Sweet and Salty cookies

Is your mouth watering yet? My gosh these sound amazing, don’t they? The nice thing about these cookies is that you can change them up for your individual taste. Take out the Reese baking chips and add dried cranberries instead. Maybe even swap out the regular M&M’s and use one of the white chocolate M&M’s (I forget the exact name for those, but I’ve seen them at Target before). The possibilities are endless!

What are your favorite kind of cookies?

 


S’mores Cookies Recipe

One thing I love are S’mores. Since going gluten free, I haven’t had any S’mores because I haven’t found a gluten free graham cracker that I really like all that much. However, what I do have for you is an absolutely delicious S’mores cookies recipe that you can definitely make gluten free, if you’d like! This incredibly easy recipe is one that you will want to make and take to your holiday get together or just make them and keep them all for yourself. I won’t tell!

S'mores Cookies recipe

S’mores Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fudge Chocolate Cake Mix (or this gluten free cake mixs'mores cookies)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips
  • 1 C Mini Marshmallows

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoops'mores cookies, scoop some dough on to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  5. In the center of each cookie, place a mini marshmallow.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 1-2 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool fully.

s'mores cookies

Don’t these S’mores Cookies sound delicious?!? And they are so easy to make! I am all about easy recipes…the easier, the better!

Other cookie recipes I have that you may enjoy are:

Butterfinger Cookies

Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing

Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Don’t they all sound so good?!? So what are you waiting for? Make these yummy S’mores Cookies or one of the other yummy recipes above and be prepared to wow your friends and family! They will be asking you for that recipe almost immediately!

What kind of cookie is your favorite?


Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes

This time of year, everything is peppermint flavored and I love it! I seriously cannot get enough peppermint. One year I bought 8 gallons of peppermint ice cream to store in my freezer because I knew it was a holiday special and I’d have to wait until the following year to get it again! The only thing better than peppermint stuff is peppermint and chocolate together. That’s why these Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes are to die for!

Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes

peppermint oreo cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp peppermint extractpeppermint oreo cookies
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C Hot Water
  • 1/2 C Cocoa Powder
  • 6 TBSP Butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 C Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Frosting

  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 2 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 TBSP Heavy Cream
  • 2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1-2 drops Pink Gel Coloring
  • Crushed candy cane bark
  • Holiday Oreo’s crushed and put into a bowl with crushed candy cane bark

Directions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake tin with cupcake paper liners.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk hot water and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Using your mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Mix the egg, vegetable oil, peppermint and vanilla extracts until well combined.
  6. Add in the flour mixture, alternate with hot cocoa mix, until there are no lumps.
  7. Using a large ice cream scoop (or these batter spoonspeppermint oreo cupcakes I love), scoop batter into the lined cupcake tins until they are 3/4’s filled.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven, allowing the cupcakes to cool in the cupcake tin for 10 mins. Then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  1. Beat butter and sugar until combined.
  2. Mix in the heavy cream, gel color and candy canes and  mix until blended.
  3. Spoon into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  4. Frost the peppermint Oreo cupcakes from the outside, working the tip toward the center of the cupcake.
  5. Rim the edge of the peppermint Oreo cupcakes with the crushed Oreo’s and candy cane bark mixture.
  6. Top with an Oreo.

Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes

Don’t these sound delicious?!? If you wanted to make these Peppermint Oreo cupcakes gluten free, simply substitute your favorite gluten free flour and buy gluten free sandwich cookies!

A few other peppermint recipes you may enjoy are:

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies


Butterfinger Cookies Recipe

It’s that time of year where you are looking for a cookie recipe that’s going to be THE RECIPE! You know what I’m talking about. You want to bring the best recipe to your cookie exchange or get together. I get it! Trust me…anytime I need to bring a recipe somewhere, I want it to be the best. I want people to be like, “OMG Leah, this is the best! Can I have the recipe?”. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that at all! And let me tell you, this butterfinger cookies recipe is that recipe that everyone will love!

Butterfinger Cookies Recipe

butterfinger cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 C Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 3 C Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 C White Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 5 C Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 C White Chocolate Chips
  • 6 oz Butterfinger Crushed Candy
  • 1 C Cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using your mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Add the eggs in one at a time, until combined.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix, until combined.
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips, butterfinger candy and the cranberries.
  7. Using a small ice cream scoop (or this cookie scoopbutterfinger cookies, which is my favorite), scoop the batter onto a cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe makes 3 dozen butterfinger cookies.

butterfinger cookies

Don’t these butterfinger cookies sound delicious?!? Make these for your office holiday party, a cookie exchange or take them to your next get together and I am sure people will be eating these up and declaring them the best! I’d just go ahead and print of this recipe, make copies and take it with you. You will be asked for the recipe!

Other cookie recipes you may like are:

Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing

Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies


Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

I start to get really excited this time of year. I’m not much of a pumpkin person, so I don’t get all excited when Starbucks and every other place on the planet has pumpkin everything, but I do excited for peppermint everything. Things like peppermint bark and peppermint ice cream are my two favorite things ever. If you’re going to buy any peppermint bark, I recommend this peppermint barkpeppermint mocha cupcakes. It’s the best, in my opinion (and believe me, I’ve tried about every kind out there)! These Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes are to die for! You will want to make them and take them to both your Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations! People will LOVE them!

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

peppermint mocha cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 C Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Instant Espresso Powder
  • 1/2 C Hot Water
  • 1/2 C Cocoa Powder
  • 6 TBSP Butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/4 C Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Peppermint Frosting

  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 2 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 TBSP Heavy Cream
  • 2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Chocolate sauce to drizzle
  • Crushed Candy Canes

Directions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners (like these Christmas cupcake linerspeppermint mocha cupcakes).
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk hot water, instant espresso powder and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Using your mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vegetable oil and vanilla until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture, alternate with the hot cocoa mix until there are no lumps.
  6. Using a large ice cream scoop (or these Batter Spoonspeppermint mocha cupcakes that I love), scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins until they are about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 20-25. Remove from the oven, allowing the cupcakes to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 mins. Then cool on a wire rack.

Frosting

  1. Beat butter and sugar until combined.
  2. Mix in the heavy cream and peppermint extract until well blended.
  3. Spoon into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  4. Frost the cupcakes from the outside, working the tip toward the center of the cupcake.
  5. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

peppermint mocha cupcakes

What do you think? These peppermint mocha cupcakes sound pretty darn amazing, don’t they?!? If you like the sounds of this peppermint dessert, you need to check out a few of my other favorites…they are just as good!!

Gluten Free Peppermint Cheesecake (to die for…seriously)

peppermint mocha cupcakes

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

peppermint mocha cupcakes

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