Kit Kat Cookies Recipe

My kids love when I make “fun” cookies. They define fun cookies as cookies that are not like your traditional sugar cookie or chocolate chip cookies. Instead I like to make Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. They loved those. I’ve been asked to make them several times. The funny thing about that recipe is, I bought pre-made cookie dough! It was so easy! I think the hardest part was unwrapping all those Rolo’s! I really can’t wait to introduce them to these fabulous Kit Kat cookies! I am sure they will go crazy for them. Especially Bella…she loves Kit Kat’s!

Kit Kat Cookies

kit kat cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Large Egg, room temp
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 C Kit Kats
  • 1 C White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 C Wilton Melting Chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar on low speed.
  3. Add your egg to the butter and sugar mixture and mix completely. Next add in your vanilla and mix completely.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt and stir.
  5. Add your flour mixture to your sugar mixture and mix until completely incorporated.
  6. Once the two mixtures are thoroughly mixed, add 1 1/2 cups of the Kit Kats and white chocolate chips. Continue to mix until well combined.
  7. Cover and chill your dough for at least 2 hours (this part is important).
  8. Using your cookie scoopkit kat cookies, scoop cookie dough onto your lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove the cookie from the sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.
  10. Melt your Wilton Melting Chocolate and pour about a tablespoon of melted chocolate onto the center of each cookie. Add the remaining chopped Kit Kats on top.

Enjoy!

kit kat cookies

The Kit Kat cookies sound amazing, don’t they?!? If Kit Kat cookies sound good to you, then you will also need to try this yummy recipe for Butterfinger cookies!

What’s your favorite type of cookies?


Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas is over and Valentine’s day is quickly approaching. I still have one child in elementary school so she’s been pretty excited trying to think up creative Valentines to make for her classmates. Knowing Bella, she will hand make 28 Valentines. She just loves doing that stuff. While she is busy making things for her classmates, I will be making these delicious Strawberry White Chocolate Chip cookies! Move over sugar cookies, there is a new cookie for the cookie jar! Be sure to check the end of the post for a gluten free version of this recipe!

strawberry white chocolate chip

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix, oil and the eggs in a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. Add in the white chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  4. Using a Cookie Scoopstrawberry white chocolate chip, scoop some dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, making sure they are 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Once baked, allow the cookies to cool for about a minute or two on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

strawberry white chocolate chip

Don’t these strawberry white chocolate chip cookies look and sound amazing?!? I haven’t tried this yet, but if you would like to try making these cookies gluten free, I would buy a gluten free white cake mix and add a box of strawberry gelatin to it. I plan on trying that in the next couple weeks. If you try it before I do, please leave a comment below! I’d love to know how you liked it!

If you’re looking for more ideas on Valentines your kids can make and give their classmates, check out this creative Valentines roundup! My personal favorite is the Hershey Kiss Valentines rings. Super cute and easy to make!

Happy Valentines Day!

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