Archives for March 2011

White Chocolate Creamsicle Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Creamsicle Cookies One of my favorite ice cram treats as a child were those orange creamsicle bars. Several months ago I tried to bring that taste to a cake in my white chocolate clementine cake. This time I wanted to replicate the taste in a cookie. Using my mom’s pudding chip cookies as inspiration, I substituted […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Brownies      I have been on a brownie trip lately. I keep experimenting with my grandma’s Mississippi Mud base layer and swapping out the walnuts for something different. This time I tried peanut butter chips, and I’m really glad that I did.      It is hard to think of something that […]

Cookies & Cream Brownies

Cookies & Cream Brownie      Over the weekend, my mom and I were having a phone conversation about desserts we loved. I asked her if there was any sweet in the world she could have then and there, what it would be. She quickly replied “brownies.” She mentioned that she had a boxed mix […]

White Chocolate Malted Milk Topped Brownies

White Chocolate Malted Milk Topped Brownie      After our semi-sweet experience with the malted milk chocolate chip brownies, my husband and I were more than ready for a white chocolate fix. I still wanted to try something with a malt flavor, so together we devised a way to make a frosting-like coating for milk chocolate […]

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Brownies

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Brownies      Something very rare happened in my house a couple of weeks ago…I looked in my cupboard and realized I had no white chocolate chips in my house. You see, to me that is like looking in your refrigerator and realizing there are no eggs, no butter, or no […]

White Chocolate Pistachio Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies      For St. Patrick’s Day I decided to make green cookies for my husband’s students. I used instant pistachio pudding mix in my mom’s pudding chip cookies and substituted white chocolate chips for the semi-sweet. Although the dough was green before baking, it turned a pale color after coming out of the […]

White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies      For St. Patrick’s Day I decided to bake some cookies for my husband’s students. First I made a batch of white chocolate pistachio cookies using instant pistachio pudding mix in the dough. For some reason unbeknownst to me, the dough turned pale while baking so barely any green could be […]

Coconut Custard Pie

Coconut Custard Pie My husband, who teaches mathematics to seventh and eighth graders, asked me to make some pies for his school’s celebration of Pi Day. (In case you are wondering, Pi, (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around […]

Soft Oatmeal M&M Pudding Cookies

Soft Oatmeal M&M Cookies Today I went to my husband’s school and taught a math lesson on recipe conversions. (This was for a videotape requirement in order for me to receive my permanent teacher certification). I gave the students several word problems with cookie ingredients that they had to scale up or down depending upon […]

White Chocolate Oreo Gorp

White Chocolate Oreo Gorp      I have to admit, I have been somewhat obsessed with making gorp lately. First there was white chocolate gorp with Reese’s Pieces and candy corn. Then there was white chocolate valentine gorp with conversation hearts and pink M & M’s. My newest includes my favorite “comes in a package” cookie: Oreos.      […]