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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

Ingredients

BASE

  • 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

TOPPING

  • 15 Oreo Cookies + 10 extra

Equipment

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

Instructions

  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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 Sweet Fruit Pizza

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PB2 Foods. All opinions are entirely my own.  No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza recipes are slices of heaven. I say recipes because there are many options to create an incredible sweet pizza. They are…

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is a fantastic appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. I grew up eating this tasty treat just stuffed with cow cheese mixed with eggs, then stuffed in the homemade dough.

Many of you call this one Greek Tiropitas. However, people from the country that I grew up in know it as sirnica, gibanica, burek sa sirom, or pita sa sirom and all that means cheese pie which is savory. I will post a recipe for my tasty cheese pie which is, in my opinion, better than a pizza.

 

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

I love phyllo dough. It is so versatile and we can make so many sweet and savory dishes or desserts using these incredible sheets.

What do you make with phyllo dough sheets? Usually, I would make it stuffed with ground beef, also known as Burek or Börek simply because my lovely family requests that one the most.

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That being said, I absolutely love it stuffed with shredded potatoes, which are sauteed with onions and well seasoned prior to stuffing it in the dough.

Oh, my mouth is watering as I was writing this one, which is probably the reason to make it asap.

Anyways, these are phenomenal to pack for school or work lunch. When my kids were actually taking lunches to school I would pack these for them. They are convenient and delicious hot or cold.

Also, if you do not want to bake all these triangles at once just pack in between wax paper or parchment paper and place in an airtight container then freeze.

They freeze beautifully, but I am not sure about cooked pastry. They probably do freeze well too.

You see, in my house, they never last too long so everything is eaten as soon as I serve them on the table. Well, most of the time we eat it for lunch just like this with some protein on the side as well as salad.

I am sure that you would be able to air-fry them too. Nevertheless, I have not tried that one yet, but if you by any chance air-fry them, please let us know. I would love to hear how they turned out.

Another great idea is that you could add sauteed or defrosted pinch in the cheese mixture. Just make sure to squeeze all the moisture out.

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

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Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

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Recipe
Yield: Serves 4-6

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is an amazing appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. Easy, simple, and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. feta cheese, 1 pound block and you crumble the cheese yourself
  • 1 block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lb. phyllo dough thawed 20-24 sheets
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Mix eggs, and cream cheese with an electric mixer if possible, add ground black pepper then crumbled feta cheese. It is better to get a block of cheese than pre-crumbled, it takes you less than 20 seconds to crumble the cheese yourself, but it makes a huge difference. Trust me!
  2. Now take one phyllo dough and unwarp. You will find two in one package. These measurements are or about 24 sheets. Please read the notes.
  3. Place all the sheets on the dumbed cotton kitchen towel and cover. It is best if you work on a cutting board or similar.
  4. Melt unsalted butter and add two tablespoons of oil, mix well. You can use clarified butter instead. If non is available using only oil will work as well.
  5. Take one sheet and butter it completely. Make sure not to press too hard, just brush lightly with your pastry brush or similar, then place another sheet on the top. Run a sharp knife down the sheet lengthwise in half. You will have 2 triangles using two sheets of phyllo dough.
  6. Place two tablespoons of cheese mixture at the end of the strip. Fold over the corner to make a triangle. Continue folding from side to side till you get to the end of the strip. Place on a baking sheet. Brush tops with a bit of butter. Repeat the process until you’ve used up all of your fillings. I usually make around 12 to 14 with one half.
  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Allow these tringles to cool before serving. I usually serve them with salad.

Notes

  • Phyllo, Filo, or Fillo comes in all shapes and sizes but for this recipe, use 1 pound pack of sheets. Athens is the only available brand for me. I get it in Publix or Kroger, freezer section where you find frozen novelties or desserts; ice creams, pies, pie shells, whipped cream in the tub, etc.
  • The pack contains two 8-oz bags of (APPROXIMATELY) 20 sheets each measuring 9 x 14-inches.
  • My pack came with two like any other pack, HOWEVER, sometimes one pack has more sheets than the other and I was not aware until I started to WRITE this recipe because my facts were not matching. So one-half pack came with 24 sheets which would make 14 triangles. On the pack, it did say approximately 20 in each. The recipe is not off, it just that my box of phyllo was not correct. I just counted the other pack and it got only 18 CT. sheets.
  • WITH THAT BEING SAID, FOR THIS CHEESE MIXTURE MEASUREMENT YOU CAN MAKE 12 TO 14 TRIANGLES, DEPENDING HOW MUCH YOU ADD IN. For each triangle, you will need two sheets. I hope that makes sense to you if not just comment below.


Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto makes an amazing dinner idea as well as party food. It is simple, tasty and so easy. Pizza is my life-saviour, literally and figurately. It is such a fantastic, cheap and satisfying way to feed your whole family. I…