Star Spangled Cookies

We’re having a party this weekend, and I’m so excited.  My sister and her family are visiting for a couple of days.  I haven’t seen my little nephews in over a year.  The older one just ‘graduated’ Kindergarten and recently had his 1/2 birthday too.  So I decided we’d celebrate both occasions while they are here and made some cookies.  With the 4th coming up quickly, I made some patriotic cookies too.

Simple Pleasures Chocolate Peanut Butter Honey Cookies Recipe

Now, chocolate lovers all over the nation have a reason to celebrate!  Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolates is a new delicious line of chocolates with 30% less fat compared to the average of the leading milk chocolates.  They are individually wrapped for easy portion control, making them the perfect afternoon sweet snack.

Kiss Stuffed Sugar Cookies ~ Quick, Simple & Yummy

If you surf Pinterest at all, you look at the pictures and go: Mmm good! There’s no fooling me though, I KNOW that my baking or crafting isn’t going to look like the pinned picture, but they inspire me none the less,

Egg Free Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

So I have a friend who reads my blog, and she let me know that she was missing my dessert recipes .  I needed to do a ‘clean out’ of my pantry anyway so baked up a cookie recipe that you could alter to do a variety of things with.  I made them “Valentine” like by adding red M&Ms and some food coloring, but the flavors and add ins can be left up to your tastes and imagination.  There are no eggs in this, so if you’re a ‘dough eater’, no worries!

Peanut Butter Gingerbread Cookie Balls Recipe

While I was at the Kraft Innovations Kitchen BlogEats conference I got to eat a lot of food.  A LOT!  They provided us with recipes for all the fun things they made and one of the recipes was for OREO-Pumpkin Cookie Balls,