Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Cheesecake BarsThese Caramel Cheesecake Bars have a yummy gooey caramel topping, a delicious cheesecake filling and a sweet graham cracker crust. I took the caramel cheesecake bars to a luncheon get together and everyone who tried it said it tasted delicious. The caramel kept dripping off each bar of cheesecake as I took it from the pan and placed it onto a plate. It was quite the challenge to get good pictures of the bars because of the gooey caramel, but it was worth making this sweet treat. I ate more bars than I should have because they were so good. This is a recipe you’ll want to make, so be sure to save it and pin it for later!

Caramel Cheesecake Bars

One kitchen item I wish I would have had while I was making the caramel was a candy thermometer. Because then I would have known exactly when the caramel reached the temperature of 225 degrees F. But since I didn’t have a candy thermometer, once I thought the caramel had boiled long enough I would drop a small amount of it in cool water to see if it would form a ball. The caramel still turned out being delicious.

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Delicious Zucchini Brownies

zucchini brownies

I had extra zucchini from my garden so I made these delicious Zucchini Brownies this week, and my family couldn’t stop eating them. They were so good! My mother-in-law also happen to stop by and we gave her one. She loved it so much that she took a brownie home with her. So these Zucchini Brownies and really yummy! If you have zucchini from the garden you need to use, then be sure to make this recipe for your family. They’ll love it!

 

zucchini brownies in a pan

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Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling Bottled I love the smell of a fresh apple pie cooking in the oven when the weather is turning cooler outside. And I especially love making this homemade Apple Pie Filling because once it’s completed it’s so easy to put an apple pie in the oven within minutes.

 

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When making this recipe, I used to peel, core and cut all of my apples using a knife, but I finally invested in a Johnny Apple Peeler. I wish I would have purchased it years ago because it would have saved me so much time! It peels, cores and slices the apples and really makes the process of adding the apples to the jars so much faster. And my little ones love helping me use the apple peeler. It’s a good product you’ll want to look into having if you plan to make homemade apple pie every year.

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The Best Soft And Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

The Best Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle CookiesThe best soft and chewy snickerdoodles cookie recipe that is coated with cinnamon and sugar.  And it’s an easy snickerdoodle recipe to make!

 

For the past month, my daughter has been asking me to make snickerdoodle cookies. I made this easy snickerdoodle recipe, and they are so good! They are seriously the best snickerdoodles I’ve ever had! And they are the best soft and chewy snickerdoodles.  We loved them so much that I made them three times within two weeks. Mostly we just ate them, but we did give some away to neighbors too.

Before explaining how to make this snickerdoodle recipe, here are the answers to some questions that are asked regularly about snickerdoodles.

What Is The Difference Between A Sugar Cookie And A Snickerdoodle?

Snickerdoodles are sometimes referred to as sugar cookies, but there is a difference between the two. The main difference is that snickerdoodles are rolled in a cinnamon sugar mixture making them more cinnamon flavored. Sugar cookies don’t have any cinnamon in them.

Another difference is the cream of tartar. When I make sugar cookies, I use cream of tartar. But this is a chewy snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tartar. However, there are sugar cookie recipes that don’t use cream of tarter, and there are snickerdoodle recipes that do use cream of tartar. So it really depends on the recipe when it comes to cream of tartar.

 

Why Did My Snickerdoodles Go Flat?

There are some reasons that snickerdoodles go flat. Here are a few solutions to help ensure that your snickerdoodles don’t go flat.

Baking with cold dough will prevent the dough from spreading, so be sure to chill the dough for an hour or two before baking.

I roll my dough into a circle, but you could try making the dough taller and more like a cylinder. This will help so the middle of the snickerdoodle cookie stays soft and chewy.

Make sure not to over-cream the butter and sugar mixture in the mixer. Only mix it for a minute or two to make sure it’s combined and to ensure it’s not over-mixed.

Also, adding too little flour can cause cookies to be flat, greasy and crispy. So try adding a little more flour to the recipe.

 

Can You Freezer Snickerdoodles?

Yes, you can freeze snickerdoodle cookie dough balls.

To do this, first roll the dough into balls, then place them on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for 1-2 hours to flash freeze them. Flash freezing helps so the cookie dough balls don’t stick together in one big lump when frozen.

Transfer the cookies to a freezer bag, label the outside and place the bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To bake the cookies, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight, then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar topping. Place them on a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper and bake them according to the snickerdoodle cookie recipe.

 

 

 

the best soft and chewy snickerdoodles

Here is the process how to make the best snickerdoodle cookies. This is a chewy snickerdoodle recipe without cream of tarter.

First, prepare the dough by using the recipe below. Once the snickerdoodle cookie dough is formed, roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Then roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them on a cookie sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper.

 

 

Snickerdoodle Cookies Cooked on Baking Sheet

Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I always take my cookies out at 8 minutes because I like them really soft and chewy. The snickerdoodles may not look like they are done, but once you take them out and let them sit on the cookie pan for a few minutes, they always turn out just right, which is soft and chewy inside.

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Flower Pretzel Bites

Flower Pretzel BitesThese Flower Pretzel Bites are so yummy and they are so easy to make. They have a perfect sweet and salty combination that makes it so you want to eat more than just one. And my kids had so much fun helping me to put the M&M’s on the top. These Flower Pretzel Bites are a perfect treat for Easter, spring or Mother’s Day.

 

M&Ms Pretzels and Melting wafers in bowls

To make the Flower Pretzel Bites you will need these ingredients:

 

Pretzel Snaps for Flower Pretzel BitesPreheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Then place the pretzel snaps in a single layer on a the parchment.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Easy St Patrick's Day CookiesIf you want to make a simple and delicious dessert for St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll want to make these Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookies. I made these cookies for a friend get together and everyone enjoyed them. They loved that the cookies were green and festive, and they loved that the cookies tasted really good. I made sure to leave some of the cookies behind for the family since they loved them so much.

While making the cookies, the one thing I wished that I had purchased was a cookie dough scooper to help make the cookies into perfectly round balls, and it would have helped so my hands wouldn’t get as messy. They were definitely worth making, and these Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cookies will now be a family St. Patrick’s Day tradition.

 

St. Patrick's Day Green Cookies with Sprinkles

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookies with pink frosting

If you enjoy sugar cookies, but you don’t want to take time to make them from scratch or to go through the process of making them, then you’ll want to make these easy Sugar Cookie Bars. You don’t have to use cookie cutters or bake and frost individual cookies. You just spread all the dough out in one pan, bake it, then frost it once it’s cooled. And these Sugar Cookie Bars really taste just like sugar cookies, and they are delicious!

 

Sugar Cookie Bars on board with sprinklesPlus, these Sugar Cookie Bars are an easy dessert for Valentine’s Day that they kids will love to eat. Here is how to make the Sugar Cookie Bars:

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Peppermint Oreo Truffles Christmas Holiday

I made these Peppermint Oreo Truffles for my family and they are yummy and chocolatey. I especially love the peppermint flavor when I bite into the truffle because I think of the holidays. What I also love about the truffles is that they only take four ingredients to make them. I had three of the four ingredients in my pantry, and only had to pick up the almond bark during one of my grocery shopping trips.

 

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

For the outside of the truffle, I chose to use almond bark but you could use a chocolate bar. You could even do half and half and make some truffles with white chocolate and some with chocolate.

Wrap up a handful of these truffles in a cellophane bag and add a tag and bow to make a sweet treat for neighbors and friends for the holidays. Here’s how to make the holiday Peppermint Oreo Truffles:

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Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip

Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip

I was recently at a birthday party of a friend, and she made this Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip. It was SO good! I had a hard time not taking and placing some of this apple dip on my plate every time I passed the food table. Because it was delicious, I knew I had to make this for my family to try, and of course for me to eat.

This Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip is only 5 ingredients and takes minutes to mix it together and make it. If you have any holiday parties you are going to, then this is a delicious treat to take with you to share with everyone.

Toffee Apple Dip with Cream Cheese

Check out this recipe how to make this easy Toffee Cream Cheese Apple Dip:

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Halloween Graveyard Cheesecake Dip

Halloween Graveyard Cheesecake Dip

I love Halloween, and I love making Halloween desserts and treats! This Halloween Graveyard Cheesecake Dip was so fun to make, and my younger daughter enjoyed helping me to decorate the top with the graveyard scene. The recipe makes a lot of dip, which is perfect to take to a Halloween party. If you want to make this Halloween Graveyard Cheesecake Dip for your family, then you’ll want to cut the recipe in half.

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