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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 […]

Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Skillet Cake

Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Skillet Cake

When I tasted this so-called cake, more like bars, I had that moment of “I’ll have what she’s having”… Can I just say, this is OMG!?

I am not addicted to sweets, I am far from it, yet sometimes, I like having something sweet like this cake.

I had challenged myself to create something that you might not expect to make out of sugar cookie dough, and I believe that I accomplished that.

I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and caramel, throw in some nuts and voila. 

You have an amazing skillet cake that takes almost no effort at all because you have the work cut out for you by using sugar cookie dough by Pillsbury.

Pillsbury is my family’s favorite, and personal preference. Around the holidays, I am extremely busy and I don’t have time to make cookies from scratch, so these are most definitely life-savers.

To be quite honest with you all, I rather use Pillsbury cookie dough than spend hours preparing a cake that I know will end up in disaster. 

You see, I am not much of a “cake” baker, so Pillsbury has been my savior for many years; school parties, family gatherings, busy holiday season.

Also, to add that Pillsbury sugar cookies are affordable, especially for my family of five. Of course, I bought a couple of these sugar cookie logs at my local Walmart, to create this skillet cake.

All the ingredients used in this recipe are from the Walmart. I just like a store where I can go and get everything that I need in one place.

When the holiday season arrives, and it is just around a corner, this comforting, sweet, delicious and simple cake going to be the center of attention on our table, especially around Christmas time.

The hardest part is waiting until the cake cools down, just for 10-15 minutes.

I liked eating them warm with a cup of hot coffee, but I must say that they are very delicious cold or even the next day. 

However, I had to wait until they are completely cooled down so I could take pictures. I kept myself busy, by making dinner, washing dishes, etc. 

I can’t even tell you how hard it has been to resist going over to my studio table to take just a little bite. They are gooey, chocolaty, sweet, perfect if you love sweets.

The next day, I had a few slices leftover, and this is absolutely heavenly and irresistible cold, too.

Obviously, you can make beautiful sugar cookies and decorate them with your family over the holidays, or other delicious sweet treats. Perfect time to make memories with your kids, in the kitchen.

If you make something delicious with Pillsbury, make sure to use hashtag #ItsBakingSeason

Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Skillet Cake

Course Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, cookies, baking, sweet, party food
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • Pillsbury Sugar Cookies
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup American Classic Caramel Bites
  • 1/2 cup crushed Hazelnuts


  • Cocoa Powder
  • Crushed Hazelnuts


  1. Use well seasoned 10" Iron Skillet. Read notes*
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Open one pack of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough, and press firmly on the bottom of the skillet. The well-seasoned skillet should be nonstick, so no need for butter.
  4. Add semisweet chocolate chips, Amercian Classic Caramel Bites chopped hazelnuts. Press slightly into the bottom sugar cookie dough.
  5. Open the other Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough and add a little bit at the time on top. Use spatula and fingers to evenly spread the dough. It doesn't have to be perfect because the cookie dough will slightly expand and fill the gaps.
  6. You can add more chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts on top if you desire.
  7. Bake the skillet cake in the preheated oven for 25-27 minutes.
  8. Allow it to cool down for about 20 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.
  9. Dust with cocoa powder and add more crushed nuts.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use the smaller skillet, but in that case, one sugar cookie dough log, split in half might be enough. 
  • You can use PB chips instead of caramel bites.
  • After it bakes, skillet cake will be very soft, and when it cools down it will have the gooey texture inside, but the top will be firm.
  • Since it has two layers of cookie dough, you must know that this is not your average cookie, and it does need time to bake.
  • You may use other nuts.


This post is sponsored by an Acorn Influence network and Pillsbury. All opinions, pictures, recipe, and content have been done by me, in my own words.
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

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 […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 pulling my Chocolate Chip Cookies out of the oven for my children’s school snack, my coffee finished brewing.

It was a rather chilly morning. I put my sweater on and walked out to enjoy the crisp fresh air with my hot coffee and warm cookies.

What an amazing morning; peaceful, delicious and most certainly warm!


These chocolate chip cookies are just perfect for a snack or dessert. Of course, they are amazing with a mug of coffee, a warm cup of tea or perhaps to have something sweet just to kill the cravings.

You can add chips or chunks, maybe break into pieces your favorite chocolate bars, such as Hershey’s or Dove.

My family really loves dark chocolate. However, every now and then these inexpensive chunks serve a great purpose for baking, of course, ahem midnight snack too!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chips are one of the most beloved cookies in my house, and I assume in so many of your houses.

When you have kids, especially young ones prepping and baking cookies and phenomenal bonding between parents or grandparents and kids. You could be a cool rock star aunt or uncle when you spend some time making cookies with your nieces and nephews.

In my humble opinion, there is nothing more special than creating happy memories with young ones. Unplug yourself from social media and do just that espcially over the holiday season. Well, you can thank me later!


I really hope you like them because they are simply the best. Hey, if you try this recipe or any other recipe from my blog please share it with me on Instagram.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 12 Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

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. Make these and enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 /2 cup Truvía Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chip or chunks
  • Butter or coconut oil for greasing


  1. Preheat oven to 375° degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, level with a knife.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.
  4. Add applesauce into a large bowl. Add Truvía brown sugar Blend and butter; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Beat in vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Fold in chips. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes in the fridge
  6. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with butter or coconut oil Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 12 minutes or until almost set.
  7. Cool on pan 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks

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 is one outstanding sweet treat for all ages. It requires just a bit of your time to make it […]

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe is a must-try. I believe that this is one of the best burgers I have ever made. It is so juicy, tasty and just enchanting.

My kids had these as a traditional burger in a bun, with pickles, tomato, and condiments. However, my husband and I loved it in my amazing side dish, Yellow Rice with Peppers and Tomato Sauce.

Goodness! That meal was fitting for a king and a queen. It was so tasty that I wished we had leftovers.

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

This burger is approachable with accessible ingredients. If you like tuna cakes, then you will love these for sure. Although, I have to add that the taste is far better than tuna cakes. For instance, there is nothing like using fresh fish like this Alaskan halibut.

I feel a bit spoiled and extremely grateful because I get fresh fish from Alaska every month. Sitka Salmon Shares has been a blessing to me and my family. We really love fish, but after getting from this monthly subscription, I know what a difference it has made for us.

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Sometimes, it is total through back to the ’80s when we would vacation for weeks at the Adriatic Sea. We would eat freshly caught seafood all the time. Nonetheless, over the years you forget how wild salmon taste or cod.

Simple Halibut Burger Recipe

My family loves going on fishing trips and I really appreciate all the catch that my boys would bring o our tend. However, can you even imagine getting a full box, a bounty of delicious fish every month?

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Simple Halibut Burgers
Yield: Serves 4

Simple Halibut Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Instead of regular beef burgers why don't you make a little switch and make this amazingly delicious and I might add Simple Halibut Burger Recipe. You will not regret it because my halibut burgers are not only simple but extremely tasty as well.


  • 1 pound halibut burger meat
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, plus 3 tablespoons extra


  1. If your halibut burger meat is frozen then defrost first. I like placing mine in the fridge overnight and mix the ingredients in the morning so it could marinate all day in my fridge for the best-tasting burger.
  2. Prep and measure everything, then combine all the ingredients in one large bowl.
  3. Line a tray, plate or a baking sheet with silicone baking mat, parchment paper or even plastic wrap would work. This will get the burgers off the tray easily.
  4. Divide the mixture meat into 4 and roll each portion into a ball. Press the balls down gently with your hands to form 4 patties. Sometimes I make them a bit smaller; you could get 6 smaller patties or 4 thicker once. 4 patties would make a bit over 4 oz burger patty.
  5. Coat each patty with the breadcrumbs on both sides then place on the tray/plate. You can use any breadcrumbs on hand; panko, plain, Italian style, etc.
  6. Now, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to up to 12 hours. Allowing burgers to marinate in the fridge will help them bind better as well as cook easier, plus the flavor will be that much tastier.
  7. Turn your stove to medium-high and heat cast-iron skillet or just a frying pan if you do not have a cast-iron skillet.
  8. Add the patties, in batches, and cook until browned on the bottom, 2 minutes on one side then flip and cook 3 minutes on the other, flip again and let t cook for an additional two to three minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary. The patties will feel firmer in the center when done.
  9. They are great the next day as well, just make sure to refrigerate them.


You may use some dill as well for the fresh burgers. Also, green onions work well with this mixture.

Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs

Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs

An easy and delicious recipe for Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage. This was so delicious and totally unexpected. The demand for air fryer recipes is truly overwhelming, so I have decided to start testing recipes for my blog and this is the […]