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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are the most popular cookies during the holiday Xmas season at my house. It is a shame that I never posted on my blog. The thing is I always thought that there are so many recipes online why would you even make mine. […]

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice-Cream Recipe

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice-Cream Recipe



I have been on an ice-cream kick lately… to correct myself, on “homemade” ice-cream kick. It is just so easy to make your own, not cheap at all just to warn you guys, but you can definitely taste the difference between homemade and store-bought ice cream.

I don’t know how to explain, it tastes much richer and creamier, and I don’t even have to tell you that you know what you adding in your own ice cream so you can get whatever you would like in it.

We have made so many ice creams in the last few weeks, and we loved each every one of the flavors, so I am sharing one by one. Of course, you can make ice cream without ice cream maker or machine but if you have a machine why would you make without it.

Of course, you can make ice cream without ice cream maker or machine but if you have a machine why would you make without it.
I just don’t know why I waited so long to get one. Like I said, it’s not cheap but my family and I have been enjoying this homemade deliciousness very much.

I googled what is number one ice cream in the USA, and believe it or not, Cookies ‘n’ Cream popped as numero uno. To tell you honestly, I was a bit shocked and totally expected something like the chocolate chip or even plain vanilla or chocolate, but nope, it is Cookies ‘n’ Cream.

I am planning to share many more homemade ice creams with you so stay tuned for berry ice cream, matcha, tropical ice cream, chocolate and, of course, the chocolate chip that I just made last night and LOVEEEED it!! 



I gotta tell ya, it was delightful. It is definitely creamy, but it got that bite from cookies although it is not overly sweet at all. I read recipes from instructions and so many calls for 2 cups of sugar.

YES!!! 2 cups! I find it a bit too sweet considering that we are adding cookies as well so I use only one cup of sugar for my base on this amount of liquid.


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Cookies 'n' Cream Ice-Cream

2 quarts ice cream

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream, dessert,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 Sevings
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking



  • 4 cups Heavy Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 3/4 cup liquid French Vanilla Coffee Creamer sugar-free
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Sugar


  • 15 Oreo Cookies + 10 extra


  • Ice cream maker
  • ice cubes
  • Salt for Ice cream


  1. Combine all the ingredients together for the base, then add 15 crushed cookies.
  2. Transfer the mixture to the Ice cream canister and follow instruction for your ice cream maker; add ice around the canister with ice cream salt in between ice cubes. Makes sure to freeze canister as well before transferring mixture into it.
  3. Allow it to churn for approximately 40 minutes.
  4. Meantime, freeze canister or freezer safe dish to transfer ice cream.
  5. Transfer ice cream into freezer safe dish/container, crush remaining 10 cookies and stir into half frozen ice-cream mixture.
  6. Let it freeze for at least 8 hours before serving, preferably 12 hours.

Recipe Notes

1/2 cup is a standard serving size for Ice-Cream (1 large scoop)

There are 8 cups (4 pints or 16 scoops) in 2 quarts of ice cream.




Sugar Cookies Chocolate Caramel Skillet Cake

Sugar Cookies Chocolate Caramel Skillet Cake

I had that moment of “I’ll have what she’s having” when I tasted this so-called cake, Sugar Cookies Chocolate Caramel Skillet Cake. Can I just say, this was OMG!? Just to be clear, I am not addicted to sweets. Well, I am far from it, […]

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I just love the fall time and all the aroma in the air. Pumpkin spice cookies, lattes, and apple pies. When my kids smell cookies baking in my oven they have this amazingly happy expression on their faces. I think, or better said, I hope […]

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Chocolate Fudge Cookies Recipe

I love simple, easy and relaxing Sundays- we sit at the table, talk, laugh, munch, fight who is going to get the last bite and all the usual stuff that family can do around the dining room table.

My family is on the sweet tooth side, so we always have something to satisfy those cravings, even if it’s bread with honey we are still happy.

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What my kiddos didn’t know, that I made the night before soft dough for these yummy, chewy, thick fudge cookies. Most of the time while they are sleeping, I finish up my nightly routine and head over to the kitchen to cook, or to prep food for the next day.

That is the only time when I can focus, relax and at the same time develop the recipe or in this matter make a tweak or two on the original one. You all know that I am not a baker, like a sweet kind of baker.

Chocolate Fudge Cookies Recipe

However, I can make decent cookies or a simple dessert in 10 minutes-and no, taking a spoonful of Nutella is not a dessert, although I found it very satisfying many, many times in the wee hours.

Like I said I made just a few tweaks to the original recipe from Joy of Baking. I adore Stephanie’s website and videos. She inspires me at least to try to make some baked goodies.

I love the most is the explanation that she gives in her videos. I will leave the link on the bottom so you guys can check it out.

Anyhow, my friends, these were a HIT! 3 out of 4 kids loved the cookies. My oldest son loves thin, crunchy cookies. I don’t blame him because I assume that many love that crunch in the cookies.

I must admit that sometimes I do love the soft texture and little bigger bite. He tried these but wasn’t into them.

I made two batches and in the first one I didn’t add instant coffee, but I loved the idea. Coffee lover over here, so the second one was with just a little aroma of coffee. Which was fantastic with a cup of homemade latte that I had yesterday afternoon.

Also, it took a little practice to make them perfect, but to be frank with you, I loved the homemade look, with all the cracks on top of, the cookies, and they were glossy.

They are just perfect if you love thick, full of chocolate cookies, although I would say that you could make them a bit thinner, maybe I went overboard with the thickness.

These are a cross between cookies and cake, so they should be just a little thicker in general. You can pull three dozen but if you want them thick then you will end up with just a little less.

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Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Slightly adapted from Joy of Baking 

Makes 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookies. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet, snack, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking


  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Chopped Nuts (walnuts, pecans)
  • 6 ounces Chocolate chips or similar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fully combined. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and mix. Add the pecans and both chocolate chips; mix until just combined.

  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets. Bake, rotating the sheets once halfway through until the cookies are set about 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Recipe Notes

I am not an expert, but as I learned these are little different than your average cookie, thicker, more chewy but soft like cake.

What could go wrong if the cracks do not show at all?

  • The oven isn’t hot enough. (it needs to set the top before the middle’s fully risen)
  • Not enough leavening (it needs to be strong enough to crack the top once it’s set)
  • Using a single-acting baking powder (double acting gives extra rise when it gets heated)
  • Not creaming the fat long enough (creaming cuts little air pockets into the fat, which means the leavening has to do less work)
  • Making too thin of cookies (you need enough mass in the middle so it finishes cooking after the top’s set).
  • Mixing the dough too much (you don’t want to develop gluten; it needs to be tender enough to crack easily)
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are simply the best. Does anything smell better than a cup of coffee and freshly made cookies early in the morning? I certainly do not think so. I can tell you one thing, my kitchen smelled divine this morning. As I was […]

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Ritz Bars

This post is sponsored by RITZ Crackers. All opinions are entirely my own. No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter RITZ Bars are easy, tasty and fantastic to serve over the holiday season. I have made this type of no-bake bar many times. What I love about this […]

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Peanut Board. All opinions are entirely my own.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip is one outstanding sweet treat for all ages. It requires just a bit of your time to make it so it is an uber easy recipe.

I partnered with the National Peanut Board to eagerly share my favorite Peanut Butter recipes. With that said, this is a crowd-pleasing and out of the box recipe.

Peanut butter is one of the most widely adored and popular treats there is. So many unique creations can be born with the use of this sweet yet savory dessert; Extravagant while still owning the aspect of simplicity.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

One of my favorite ways to incorporate peanut butter into a recipe is by making this delicious dip. I must say, peanut butter cream cheese dip is a new family favorite, but there is no surprise as to why.

For one, this dip is delicate, yet its powerful flavor does not overwhelm the taste of the food of your personal choice to dip it in. It makes you come for more.

It possesses the pleasant and creamy texture of peanut butter and cream cheese, so that makes it even more indescribably delicious. This dip pairs perfectly with raw fruits and sweet indulgences such as cookies, crackers as well as wafers.


Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

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If you make my PB Cream Cheese Dip, or any other recipe from my blog, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to share your creation with everyone. Thank you!!!

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip
Yield: Serves 6

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese dip is one outstanding sweet treat for all ages. It requires just a bit of your time to make it so it is an uber easy recipe.


  • 8 oz /228g Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 8oz/ 228g 500g Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipped Cream
  • 1/4 cup Truvía Sweetener (you may use reg sugar as well)
  • 2 tablespoon Maple Syrup + a drizzle
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon + for garnish


  1. Leave cream cheese to soften on the room temperature or drop-in warmer water for faster results. Make sure that the cheese removed from the carton but still in the original sealed package. Partially melt peanut butter so you could easier incorporate with other ingredients.
  2. Place all the ingredients in one larger bowl and mix it with a hand mixer until smooth in texture and incorporated well.
  3. Transfer to the serving bowl, drizzle with a bit of maple syrup and add a dash of cinnamon.
  4. You may use honey instead of maple syrup if you prefer it. Served chilled with crackers, cookies and fresh fruit.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 546 Total Fat: 49g Saturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 88mg Sodium: 444mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 14g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate, but we try our best.
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