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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. read more

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream

 

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream is one of the most favorite ice creams by many and we wanted to make our own. It is an easy and very delicious 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.

Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream

We have made so many ice creams in the last few weeks, and we loved every one of the flavors, so I am sharing one by one.

Of course, you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker or machine but if you have a machine why would you make it without it.

Of course, you can make ice cream without an ice cream maker or machine but if you have a machine why would you make it without it.
I just don’t know why I waited so long to get one.

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As 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.

Cookies 'n' Cream Ice 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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Make sure to tag me @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandrasasycooking I would love to see all your delicious creations and share them with my readers as well. Thanks!!! <3

step by step

Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream

Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream

Yield: 14-16 SERVINGS
Prep Time: 10 minutes
ice cream churning time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 35 minutes

Easy and tasty Cookies 'n' Cream Ice Cream Recipe

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 instructions for your ice cream maker; add ice around the canister with ice cream salt in between ice cubes. Makes sure to freeze the canister as well before transferring the mixture into it.
  3. Allow it to churn for approximately 25 minutes.
  4. Meantime, freeze a 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 5 hours before serving, preferably 12 hours or overnight.

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, read more

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 read more

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 read more

Banana Pudding Parfaits

Banana Pudding Parfaits

Banana pudding parfaits are such an easy and delicious dessert. I can’t even explain how fantastic yet simple is to make it. My kids as well as my husband always ask for me to make extra because it’s that good. It’s a family favorite especially read more

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

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 delicious, beautiful, and effortless to make. I have a feeling that most of you are going to agree that this makes an excellent and unique dessert. Well, let us be real, this is a type of tart, but isn’t it so much fun calling it a pizza?!

You may use any fruit in season, of course. Also, you can create different cookies such as chocolate and peanut butter, sugar cookies, or stick toa fantastic and classic peanut butter cookie crust

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza Recipe

 

I have partnered with PB2 Foods for a year to bring you the tastiest, out of the box and simple recipes using their products.

I have made so many amazing recipes with their products, but one that I had not published before was a sugar-free, low-carb, flourless mug cake. It was scrumptious. I must post that one real soon.

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You can also find PB2 Gluten-free Chocolate Waffles on my blog as well as a comforting vegetarian meal, Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry with Peanut Butter Sauce.

With that being said, I have this tasty No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza for you guys. The video is straight to the point as all my other videos are. You can easily follow along and make it yourself as well.

 

Other than this topping, you could make caramelized apples or pears for the upcoming fall season or S’mores with Peanut Butter. Now, do not you agree that those versions sound incredible? My mouth is certainly watering. I love the flavors of fall.

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

However, since we are still blessed to have summer berries, I have created this colorful fruit pizza with a slightly sweet, chilled cream cheese with a hint of the flavor of peanut butter.

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No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

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Sweet Dessert Recipe

No Bake Sweet Fruit Pizza

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time To Chill: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

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 delicious, beautiful, and effortless to make. I have a feeling that most of you are going to agree that this makes an excellent and unique dessert. Well, let us be real, this is a type of tart, but isn’t it so much fun calling it a pizza?!

Ingredients

Sweet Pizza Base:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners swerve, sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons PB2 Powder
  • 2 tablespoons monk fruit syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 oz heavy whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners swerve, sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon PB2 Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • Mixed Berries— blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry.
  • 1/2 tablespoon confectioners swerve

Garnish:

  • Fresh Mint

Instructions

Line a cake pan,
skillet, or springform pan with parchment paper. If you wish for pizza look than
I recommend a circular pan.

Combine

  1. The almond flour, cacao powder, chopped peanuts, PB2 powder, salt, the monk
    fruit syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil stir the mixture in between each
    ingredient addition.
  2. Using your fingers mix until it comes together into a sticky dough.
  3. Press the dough evenly along the bottom of the prepared pan. You may brush the bottom of the
    pan or a skillet so the parchment paper could stick better without moving.
  4. Chill the base in the fridge for roughly 10 minutes.

Filling:

  1. Using an electric mixer, combine softened cream cheese, whipped cream, Swerve sweetener, PB2 powder, and vanilla extract.
  2. Mix until smooth and thick in texture.
  3. Pull the pizza base out of the fridge and spread evenly filling then put it back in the fridge for ten more minutes.

Topping:

  1. Wash and pat dry berries, or any other the fruit you have chosen to use.
  2. Distribute fruit evenly on the top of the sweet filling.
  3. Dust with a bit of Confectioner Swerve and garnish with fresh mint.
  4. Allow to rest and chill in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • You may use any sweetener that you prefer.
  • If you are allergic or sensitive to peanuts, please use alternative products such
    as unsalted chopped almonds, and
    PB2 Almond Powder The outcome will be
    slightly different but nonetheless very tasty.

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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 read more