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Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms by Kate Wood of Wood and Spoon. These are chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with a peanut butter cup filling. These cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie to make for the peanut butter lovers in your life this holiday season. Learn how and read about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Can’t stop, won’t stop making Christmas cookies! Today’s recipe, these inside-out peanut butter blossoms, take me back to some of my earliest Christmas cookie memories. Remember the old-fashioned peanut butter blossoms with the Hershey’s Kisses on top? Well, these are the flip-flopped version featuring a chewy chocolate thumbprint cookie and a peanut butter cup filling. So peanut butter lovers- REJOICE! Today is your time to shine.

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms by Kate Wood of Wood and Spoon. These are chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with a peanut butter cup filling. These cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie to make for the peanut butter lovers in your life this holiday season. Learn how and read about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms

There are lots of reasons why thumbprint cookies are so popular at Christmas, but if I had to land on just one, I’d say it’s because kids LOVE to show off their thumbprints. What better way to get kiddos in the kitchen at Christmas than by offering their bitty fingers for cookie indentations?! My kids LOVE making thumbprint cookies (remember these from last year!?!), and this mom loves to EAT them. I call that a win-win.

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms by Kate Wood of Wood and Spoon. These are chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with a peanut butter cup filling. These cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie to make for the peanut butter lovers in your life this holiday season. Learn how and read about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

These peanut butter cookies are ones that grown ups and kids alike can enjoy. The cookies are balanced in flavor and texture, with enough added sweetness that the kids will ask for seconds. I love to roll the cookie dough balls in a bit of sugar just after rolling for added holiday sparkle. For even more texture, these cookies love the addition of finely chopped peanuts which not only taste great but also offer some visual pizazz too.

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms by Kate Wood of Wood and Spoon. These are chewy chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with a peanut butter cup filling. These cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie to make for the peanut butter lovers in your life this holiday season. Learn how and read about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

If you’re prepping for Christmas, feel free to make these goodies in advance and freeze in an air-tight container. Simply thaw to room temp prior to enjoying. What could be better than a simple, kid-friendly, make-ahead treat!?! I hope you all are enjoying your holiday season. Hugs and cookies to all!

If you like these inside-out peanut butter blossoms, you should try:

Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms
Espresso Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Chewy Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies
Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Peanut Brittle Cookies

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Inside-Out Peanut Butter Blossoms

These inside-out peanut butter blossoms feature a chewy chocolate cookie with a creamy peanut butter cup filling!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 36 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1 1/3 cup (167 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (43 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup (73 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large (50 grams) egg
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract
  • Peanut Butter Cup Filling (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: 2 tablespoons (14 grams) finely chopped honey roasted peanuts

For the filling:

  • ¼ cup (64 grams) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups (180 grams) confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 ½ tablespoons (53 grams) milk

Instructions

To make the cookies:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, 2/3 cup (133 grams) granulated sugar, and light brown sugar on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the egg and vanilla extract, stirring on medium speed just until combined. Add the mixed bowl of dry ingredients and stir on low speed, scraping the bowl as needed, just until the dough comes together. Fold in any unincorporated flour and set aside.
  3. Line 2 heavy-bottomed baking sheets with a piece of parchment paper and pour the remaining 1/3 cup (67 grams) granulated sugar in a small mixing bowl. Use a small (2-teaspoon) spring-loaded scoop with portion out rounds of dough. Briefly roll each piece in your hands to smooth and toss each one in the remaining sugar to coat. Use your thumb or the back of a rounded ½ teaspoon measure to indent a thumbprint into each cookie. Space them 2” apart on the prepared pans and cover each with plastic wrap, refrigerating until firm, about 30 minutes. 
  4. About 15 minutes prior to baking, preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Bake the cookies one at a time in the preheated oven just until the edges of the cookies are set, about 10 minutes. The centers of the cookies will likely have puffed some while baking, so immediately after removing the pans from the oven, use the back of the ½ teaspoon measure to re-create a thumbprint in the center of the cookie again. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
  5. Fill a piping bag fitted with a round tip with the peanut butter cup filling. Pipe teaspoon-sized swirls of filling into the center of each cooled cookie. Sprinkle cookies with finely chopped honey roasted peanuts if desired. Allow to set up slightly prior to enjoying. Cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container and are best eaten within 3 days. 

To make the filling:

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, and milk on low speed. Stir until smooth. 

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Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles

Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a soft spiced cookie sweetened with brown sugar and molasses and tossed in a cinnamon sugar. These holiday cookies are perfect for Christmas and make a great alternative to gingerbread. Learn more about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com.

Confession Time: Deep down, I truly believe that cookies are the only acceptable dessert at Christmas. Don’t even tell me I’m wrong. I know some of you will try to convince me of your brownie pie, red velvet cheesecake, or some aggressively flavored peppermint cake, but I’m not here for it. If it’s December and there’s a Christmas tree in my house, cookies are the best option. With that being said, I do think it’s easy to get stuck in the cookie rut. I, myself, reach for the same soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe every year, because that’s what I’ve grown up on. Even so, I’m making efforts this year to branch out, if only slightly, to widen my cookie offerings during Christmas. Cue these chewy ginger molasses snickerdoodles.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a soft spiced cookie sweetened with brown sugar and molasses and tossed in a cinnamon sugar. These holiday cookies are perfect for Christmas and make a great alternative to gingerbread. Learn more about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles

So, here’s another confession: I don’t actually like molasses cookies. Sure, I love making gingerbread houses, smelling cinnamon-spiced things, and the idea of ginger-y treats during the holidays, but honestly, molasses need to get in line. When there are peppermint brownie cookies, fancy-frosted sugar cookies, and bourbon snickerdoodles to taste, who wants to settle for molasses?! Even so, I know many people adore the intensity of a spice cookie, so I decided to make a toned-down version that maybe even this Grinch would enjoy. Well, guess what- we landed somewhere delicious. These chewy ginger molasses snickerdoodles are, in fact, splendid.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a soft spiced cookie sweetened with brown sugar and molasses and tossed in a cinnamon sugar. These holiday cookies are perfect for Christmas and make a great alternative to gingerbread. Learn more about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com.

These are chewy crackled cookies sweetened with brown sugar and a hint of molasses. The spice here is moderate too- just a smidge of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. My favorite part, though, is the roll of cinnamon sugar that the dough gets just before baking. It leaves us with a sanded exterior and a little extra texture. These cookies are mildly spiced, but wonderfully Christmas. If you have yet to be a fan of ginger cookies, this is the dough to try.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a soft spiced cookie sweetened with brown sugar and molasses and tossed in a cinnamon sugar. These holiday cookies are perfect for Christmas and make a great alternative to gingerbread. Learn more about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com.

I have a few other cookies in mind for this last two weeks before Christmas, so stay tuned! Happy Monday to you all and happy baking!

If you like these chewy ginger molasses snickerdoodles you should try:

Gingerbread Lemon Bars
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls
Ginger Molasses Bundt Cakes
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Bourbon Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a soft spiced cookie sweetened with brown sugar and molasses and tossed in a cinnamon sugar. These holiday cookies are perfect for Christmas and make a great alternative to gingerbread. Learn more about the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com.
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Chewy Ginger Molasses Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Yield: 32

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups (313 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (6 grams) cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (3 grams) ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (3 grams) cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup (220 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (85 grams) unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large (50 grams) egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (6 grams) pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (67 grams) granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons (3 grams) cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the molasses and stir on medium speed to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the egg and vanilla extract, stirring on medium just until smooth. Add the bowl of mixed dry ingredients and stir on low speed to incorporate, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Once a soft dough comes together, set it aside.
  3. Line a heavy-bottomed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons (3 grams) cinnamon with the granulated sugar. Use a medium (1 ½- tablespoon) spring-loaded scoop to portion out rounds of dough on the prepared baking sheet. Briefly roll the balls of dough in your hands to smooth and coat the sides of each cookie dough piece with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Once the cookies are coated and placed on the baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap refrigerate to firm up, about 1 hour.
  4. About 15 minutes prior to baking, preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Prepare a second baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and space the cookie dough pieces 2 inches apart. Bake the pans one at a time in the preheated oven for about 11 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are cracked and beginning to set. Allow to cool slightly prior to enjoying. Cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container and are best eaten within 3 days.

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One-Banana Banana Bread

One-Banana Banana Bread Recipe by Kate Wood. What to do with a leftover brown banana? MAKE BANANA BREAD! This one has browned butter, is sweetened with brown sugar, and has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. You can make this as a mini banana bread loaf or just a sized-down version in a normal loaf pan. Find the recipe and more on thewoodandspoon.com

There are few things in life that are certain, but one thing is always for sure: There is always a brown banana on our counter. When you live with three hungry kids and a husband with a morning smoothie habit, bananas are essential. And no ripe banana stays that way for long- eventually, it’s going to brown! That’s why I have been dying for a one-banana banana bread recipe. What is a girl to do with that last brown banana that is hanging on for dear life? Duh. Bake it into this recipe. So let’s talk about it.

One-Banana Banana Bread Recipe by Kate Wood. What to do with a leftover brown banana? MAKE BANANA BREAD! This one has browned butter, is sweetened with brown sugar, and has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. You can make this as a mini banana bread loaf or just a sized-down version in a normal loaf pan. Find the recipe and more on thewoodandspoon.com

One-Banana Banana Bread

You might be asking yourself, “Why all the fuss over a brown banana?” Well, in a baker’s economy, brown bananas are gold. The already-sweet flavor of a banana intensifies as it ages, meaning brown bananas are loaded with baking potential. Have you ever tried adding an under-ripe banana to banana bread? Not as good, right? Brown bananas make the best banana bread.

One-Banana Banana Bread Recipe by Kate Wood. What to do with a leftover brown banana? MAKE BANANA BREAD! This one has browned butter, is sweetened with brown sugar, and has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. You can make this as a mini banana bread loaf or just a sized-down version in a normal loaf pan. Find the recipe and more on thewoodandspoon.com

Also working in this bread’s favor? BROWN BUTTER. We use brown butter to add an extra layer of flavor, and I think it makes all the difference. Combined with cinnamon and brown sugar, brown butter take this one-banana banana bread to a whole new level.

One-Banana Banana Bread Recipe by Kate Wood. What to do with a leftover brown banana? MAKE BANANA BREAD! This one has browned butter, is sweetened with brown sugar, and has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. You can make this as a mini banana bread loaf or just a sized-down version in a normal loaf pan. Find the recipe and more on thewoodandspoon.com
One-Banana Banana Bread Recipe by Kate Wood. What to do with a leftover brown banana? MAKE BANANA BREAD! This one has browned butter, is sweetened with brown sugar, and has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. You can make this as a mini banana bread loaf or just a sized-down version in a normal loaf pan. Find the recipe and more on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the One-Banana Banana Bread

To make this recipe, we start by browning butter. If you need a little help in that department, be sure to check out my detailed how-to here. Once fragrant and golden, combine the butter with sugar, brown sugar, an egg, and the mashed banana. Finally, the dry ingredients stir in. From there, you are free to bake the batter in a mini loaf pan OR even just a standard loaf. Size and bake time will change based on your pan, so be sure to read recommendations in the full recipe below.

One-Banana Banana Bread Recipe by Kate Wood. What to do with a leftover brown banana? MAKE BANANA BREAD! This one has browned butter, is sweetened with brown sugar, and has a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. You can make this as a mini banana bread loaf or just a sized-down version in a normal loaf pan. Find the recipe and more on thewoodandspoon.com

This one-banana banana bread is not just a great use for leftover bananas- it’s delicious too! Give the recipe a make this holiday season and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy this simple recipe! Happy baking, friends.

If you have like this one-banana banana bread recipe, you should check out:

Banana Bread Cake
Easy Banana Zucchini Bread
Cinnamon Streusel Bread
Banana Nutella Muffins
Banana Crumb Cake

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One-Banana Banana Bread

This one-banana banana bread recipe only requires a single banana to create one mini loaf. It’s perfect for those leftover bananas!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings
  • Category: Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large overripe banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a mini loaf pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, gently cook the butter over medium-low heat, stirring regularly. Once the butter is completely melted, begin stirring more often. The butter will melt, sizzle, and foam as it browns. The butter will slowly turn from pale yellow to golden and you will see dark flecks forming in the mixture. Once fragrant, remove from the heat immediately by pouring into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. Add the brown sugar and sugar to the browned butter and stir to combine. Next, add in the egg, banana, and vanilla extract, stirring after each addition. Finally, toss in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir just until combined. Pour the batter into a prepared pan and bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted barely comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan to cool completely.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a mini loaf pan, you can bake this in a standard sized loaf pan. Baking time will be less, approximately 22-25 minutes total.

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon blog. These are brown butter cookies scented with cinnamon, spice, and pumpkin puree! These fall cookies are perfect for pumpkin lovers and can be made ahead to feed a crowd. These are the best cookies for thanksgiving, fall, and more! Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

We interrupt this [totally unscheduled] break from regular recipe posting to present what is, quite possibly, the perfect fall cookie: pumpkin snickerdoodles.

It has been absolutely FOREVER since the last time we spoke, right? Although I’ve continued sending recipes to Wood & Spoon subscribers, it’s been a hot minute since I posted a fresh-from-the-oven kind of thing. I’m planning to catch you all up on the nitty gritty of what I’ve been up to, but for now, let me introduce you to these pumpkin snickerdoodles.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon blog. These are brown butter cookies scented with cinnamon, spice, and pumpkin puree! These fall cookies are perfect for pumpkin lovers and can be made ahead to feed a crowd. These are the best cookies for thanksgiving, fall, and more! Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

What is a Snickerdoodle?

If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing a real-deal snickerdoodle, let me fill you in. Snickerdoodles are chewy drop cookies known for their hint of cinnamon sugar. Just before baking, rounds of dough are tossed in granulated sugar and cinnamon so that baked cookies have a bit of that flavor in every bite. Each finished cookie, often adorned with a crinkled top thanks to the addition of cream of tartar, has a festive look, and because so, snickeredoodles and most common around the holidays.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon blog. These are brown butter cookies scented with cinnamon, spice, and pumpkin puree! These fall cookies are perfect for pumpkin lovers and can be made ahead to feed a crowd. These are the best cookies for thanksgiving, fall, and more! Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

How to Make Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

These pumpkin cookies are a step above the average snickerdoodles. We start these cookies with browned butter. A little butter sizzles and browns on the stovetop until golden. Brown sugar and regular granulated sugar come next, along with vanilla and eggs. The star ingredient here is the pumpkin. Canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!!) is drained in between layers of paper towel before being added to the wet ingedients. Finally, flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and leavening adds to the mix. We roll the finished dough balls in the signature cinnamon sugar and set aside in the fridge to firm up briefly. The finished cookies are soft, chewy, and intensely fall-like. They make me want to cozy up by a fire real bad.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon blog. These are brown butter cookies scented with cinnamon, spice, and pumpkin puree! These fall cookies are perfect for pumpkin lovers and can be made ahead to feed a crowd. These are the best cookies for thanksgiving, fall, and more! Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon blog. These are brown butter cookies scented with cinnamon, spice, and pumpkin puree! These fall cookies are perfect for pumpkin lovers and can be made ahead to feed a crowd. These are the best cookies for thanksgiving, fall, and more! Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Why Drain the Pumpkin?

In my first two test batches of these cookies, I used undrained pumpkin and found the finished cookies to be cakey in a dry muffin sort of way. The flavor was there, but the texture was lacking. To achieve a true cookie texture, simply drain some of the liquid out of the mix. I used about 4 paper towels and a spare, clean kitchen towel.

These pumpkin snickerdoodles are an excellent addition to your fall menus. They would even make a great add-on to your Thanksgiving menu! Give them a try this week and let me know what you think. Happy Saturday to you all and happy baking!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Wood and Spoon blog. These are brown butter cookies scented with cinnamon, spice, and pumpkin puree! These fall cookies are perfect for pumpkin lovers and can be made ahead to feed a crowd. These are the best cookies for thanksgiving, fall, and more! Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like these cookies you should try

Bourbon Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Cinnamon Sugar Cake
Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

These pumpkin snickerdoodles are cinnamon sugar-spiced cookies scented with brown butter.

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 21/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 11/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Start by removing liquid from the pumpkin puree. Layer two paper towels and dollop the pumpkin onto them. Top with two additional paper towels and gently press to remove the liquid from the pumpkin. Use additional paper towels as needed to squeeze out liquid. Set aside.
  2. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the butter. Stir regularly to allow the butter to melt evenly. The butter will melt, bubble, foam, and finally begin to brown after about 5 minutes. Continue stirring all along until the butter mixture turns a golden amber color and smells nutty and fragrant. Scrape the contents of the pan into a large bowl. Add in the brown sugar and ½ cup sugar. Add in the egg, pumpkin puree, and vanilla, and stir to combine. Add in the flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and stir on low just until combined.
  3. Line two sheet pans with pieces of parchment paper. Use a medium cookie scoop or spoon to portion out 2 tablespoon-sized rounds of dough onto the parchment. Combine the remaining ¼ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl and toss each dough ball in the mixture. Place on a covered pan in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Place dough balls 2” apart on the try and bake for 11-12 minutes or until the tops are cracked. Remove from oven to cool completely before enjoying.

Notes

  • Draining the pumpkin is essential! Undrained pumpkin will result in cakey cookies.
  • Do not use pumpkin pie filling as a substitute for the pumpkin puree.
  • Be sure to adequately chill the dough!

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

Children of the 90’s, this one is for you. If the words “oatmeal cream pies” don’t stop you right in your tracks, you didn’t get enough processed food as a kid. For me, treats like these sandwich cookies take me back to the lunchbox days– back to the time when square pizza and mini cartons of chocolate milk reigned supreme. You know- those few minutes of school when you’d do anything to trade your boring PB&J for a Lunchable. If you’re salivating just thinking about it, keep reading. Today, we’re going back in time with these oatmeal sandwich cookies!

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

Disclaimer: not one part of me actually wants to go back to middle school. I wish I had a photo (Thank God that I don’t) so you could see me in all my prepubescent glory; maybe then you’d know why me and middle school didn’t get along. I was all limbs, braces, and eyebrows, and every inch of me, from my sun-bleached frizz to my neon green toenails, smelling like an explosion of Bath & Bodyworks products. To say it wasn’t pretty is putting it mild. Things were rough.

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

Although my children are young, I’ve reached the age where a few of my friends have kids who are entering this phase of life. Some of them, probably the ones who rule their classes with their athleticism and good skin, make it look easy. Others remind me of younger me: insecure, uncoordinated, and in desperate need of some dry shampoo. I don’t envy any of them for a second, but every once in a while, I’m reminded of the good things those middle school days included. And no, I’m not talking about a killer metabolism or free time out the ring yang- I’m talking oatmeal cream pies.

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Surely you remember these. Soft, chewy cookies? A sweet and slightly fluffy marshmallow filling? The sticky, comforting combination of the two, every bite better than the last? Oatmeal cream pies have long been one of my favorite processed snacks (and trust me, that’s a lengthy and detailed list), but I have never ever made them on my own. You might remember that a while back we made oatmeal cream pie ice cream sandwiches (seriously, so good), but this recipe is as new to me as it is to you. You’re welcome.

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

To make these oatmeal cream pies, we start with the cookies. Oats, butter, brown sugar, and molasses come together with eggs, vanilla, and the dry ingredients. These cookies spread a bit in the oven, so we opt for smaller rounds of dough. After a quick bake, we can start on the filling. Butter, sugar, and good, old fashioned marshmallow fluff round out the ingredients for the filling which gets piped or spread in between two cookies. I like to let them set for just a bit to soften the cookies, as the filling seeps in a barely softens each bite. Double you’re welcome.

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

Give these oatmeal cream pies a try and let me know what you think. While we can’t (and probably shouldn’t?) eat all the same things we did when we were kids, there’s not a thing wrong with a little kitchen reminiscing. This round of memory lane is one me. Happy Friday and Happy Baking, y’all!

Oatmeal Cream Pies by Wood and Spoon blog. This copycat recipe is a sandwich cookie featuring soft, chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling. These cookies make a great treat for people who love Little Debbie snacks and are fun for kids to make too! Find the recipe and learn how to on thewoodandspoon.com .

If you like these oatmeal cream pies you should try:

Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Maple Oatmeal Biscuits
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk Ice Cream
Oatmeal Cookies
Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

These oatmeal cream pies are sandwich cookies featuring soft and chewy oatmeal cookies and a simple marshmallow fluff filling!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

For the filling:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff

Instructions

To prepare the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until smooth and combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and stir to combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir on low just until well-combined.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop to spoon 2 teaspoon sized rounds of dough 2” apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake one at a time in the preheated for about 9 minutes or until the edges are set and turning golden. The center of the cookie may still look wet. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. If you notice your cookies look wonky upon removal from the oven, use the rim of a large glass or jar to nudge them into a rounder, perfected shape. Be sure to do this carefully while they are still fresh from the oven. Continue baking the remaining cookies and allow to cool completely.

To prepare the filling:

  1. Cream the butter and powdered sugar together on medium speed in a large bowl using a hand mixer. Add the marshmallow fluff and stir until well combined. If needed, you can thin the frosting out slightly with a teaspoon or two of water- be careful not to add to much though as this makes for a messy cookie. Spoon the filling into a piping bag fitted with a medium round tip and sandwich the cream in between two cookies of the same size. Alternatively, you can just spread large dollops on with a knife. Enjoy!

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Creamy Key Lime Pie

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

This one goes out to all the Mothers out there. Sure, we’re a few days early, but I know enough good women to know that moms deserve more than a day of celebration. So whether you love your mother, are a mother, or even find yourself looking out for a small flock of friends, coworkers, or neightbors, this creamy key lime pie is for you. Really, Mother’s Day is about celebrating the people who are nurturing us in rich, meaningful ways, so be sure to love on those people a little extra this week.

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

A couple of weeks ago, Brett and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. Hitting that kind of landmark makes me feel as though I’ve arrived in some ways. The newlywed phase is officially over, and with that comes a level of comfort I probably wouldn’t have acted on early in our marriage. Example? I bought my own Mother’s Day gift this year. No, this isn’t the kind of thing of thing I do often, but I saw the rug, I knew it was perfect, and I figured my husband would appreciate the thrown bone of a pre-purchased gift. Hopefully you don’t all think I’m crazy now.

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

A Treat Yourself Mother’s Day Gift Guide

After I bought the rug, I figured some of you may be in similar boats- looking to treat yourself or someone you love to a little happy in honor of Mother’s Day. So today, in addition to a seriously delightful and fresh creamy key lime pie, I have a mini gift guide. A treat yourself Mother’s Day gift guide, if you will. Take a peek below!

1. Printed Linen Napkins Soft cloth napkins in beautiful J.Crew prints? Yes, pls.
2. Brass Frames Frame those special memories in these timeless frames.
3. Her Daily Bread I might be biased, but this devotion/cookbook is a winning gift.
4. Cloud X Shoes My favorite shoes, in a brand new beautiful hue!
5. Floral Tablecloth These block print cloths have a one-of-a-kind feel!
6. Mineral Powder Sunscreen Powder (and protect!) your skin with this lightweight mineral screen!
7. Aesop Handwash This soap gently exfoliates and smells great too.
8. Stoneware Casserole Dish I love having pretty versions of very practical things. This casserole dish is just the thing.
9. Short Sleeve Cardigan Hot? Cold? Somewhere in-between? This sweater works for it all.
10. Lululemon Hi-Rise Shorts Proof that exercise clothes can be cute too.
11. Clare V. Charm Bracelet Pick charms to attach to these gold plated bracelets for a personalized gift.
12. Leather Crossbody This buttery-soft leather purse comes at the best price point.
13. Morris & Co. Art Print Timeless yet affordable? I love prints like this for an office or powder room.

Creamy Key Lime Pie

Coincidentally, I got to share a slice of this creamy key lime pie with my own mom a few weeks ago. There were a few lone slices in my fridge a few days after I photographed the recipe, and mom was in the right place a the right time. We ate up the last pieces together, and it was lovely. This pie is all of the things: a buttery, slightly salty and crisp crust with a creamy and tart key lime filling, all topped with a cloud of whipped cream. It’s refreshing, balanced, and perfect for the warmer weather we’re seeing this season.

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

How to Make Key Lime Pie

Traditional key lime pie features more of a custardy filling made with whipped egg yolks and sugar. While I love traditional key lime pie (and have even bruleed ones here!), I wanted something that wasn’t so tart. I took a note from my lemon icebox pie and opted to make a no-bake filling with cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. The end result is a fluffy cream pie with the bright, nostalgic flavor you know and love.

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

To make this creamy key lime pie, we start with the crust. Graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, and salt come together and press into a pie dish. Although we don’t HAVE to bake this kind of crust, I opted for a short stint in the oven so that the crust would have some texture to it. Allow the crust to cool before making the filling.

For the filling, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk stir together in a bowl. Add the zest of a few key limes and the juice of even more to the mix along with sour cream. Stir and spoon the mixture into the prepared crust. Allow the filling to set up before topping it with dollops of whipped cream.

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Can I Use Regular Lime Juice Instead of Key Limes?

In short, absolutely. I am rarely able to get my hands on key limes in my grocery story, so I know it’s tricky. Try regular limes if your budget or grocery store selection prevents your from key limes. While there is a small flavor difference, I don’t think it’s much to notice. I do, however, recommend using FRESH lime juice. Avoid the bottled juice at all cost.

What About a No-Bake Crust for This Key Lime Pie?

You want an even easier pie? I don’t blame you! You can use the recipe below and omit baking if desired. Alternatively, you can try out this no-bake crust too.

Creamy Key Lime Pie by Wood and spoon blog. This is a simple key lime pie that doesn't require the stovetop. Cream cheese, condensed milk, and key lime juice make this simple pie with a sweet and salty graham cracker crust. This is a great make ahead dessert that can be prepped in less than 30 minutes. Find this summery recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

More Lime Recipe Ideas?

Coconut Key Lime Cake
Cherry Lime Hand Pies
Bruleed Key Lime Pies
Vegan Coconut Lime Ice Cream Pie

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Creamy Key Lime Pie

This creamy key lime pie is a simple, make-ahead dessert with a fluffy filling, salted graham cracker crust, and a whipped cream topping!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Servings
  • Category: Pie

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 11 full graham crackers)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed

For the pie:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons key lime zest
  • ½ cup key lime juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

To make the crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulse graham crackers in a food processor to crumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom of a deep-dish pie pan using your fingers. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is set. Set aside to cool slightly.

To make the pie filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk using a hand mixer set at medium speed, beating until smooth. Add in the zest, juice, and sour cream, stirring on low to combine. Spoon the filling into the prepared cooled crust. Cover the pan with a sheet of plastic wrap and place in the fridge to firm up, about 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, prepare the whipped cream topping. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the heavy whipping cream on medium speed until frothy and slightly thickened. Add the sugar and continue whisking until thickened to a fluffy cloudlike consistency. Spoon on top of the pie and serve.

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Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chip cookies filled with bourbon, toffee, and pretzels. These cookies are sweet and salty with a hint of whiskey, making them the perfect dessert to serve at Kentucky Derby parties. Bourbon lovers will love these cookies! Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com

Bourbon lovers, rejoice! There’s a new recipe on deck today, just in time for the Kentucky Derby. For those of you who may be thinking- “I don’t think I like bourbon! I don’t watch the derby!” – take a breather. The good news is that you don’t have to love whiskey or horses to love these sweet and salty bourbon toffee chocolate chunk cookies- they’re that good. Hear me out for a moment while I tell you about them and then you can decide for yourself.

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chip cookies filled with bourbon, toffee, and pretzels. These cookies are sweet and salty with a hint of whiskey, making them the perfect dessert to serve at Kentucky Derby parties. Bourbon lovers will love these cookies! Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com

Bourbon in Cookies?

A Kentucky girl at heart, I will forever try to lace as many of my treats with the liquid I adore. I, for one, LOVE bourbon. The taste of caramel undertones, the faint scent of vanilla and honey, even the warmth in my chest after each taste- I adore it all. But in baked goods, the flavor is more subtle. Bourbon in baked goods is like background vocals in a really good song; you may never even notice it until you start looking for it, only then realizing how much those notes contributed in the first place. Adding bourbon to treats like these cookies gives a subtle cozy flavor that is hard to put your finger on, but I can promise it makes all the difference.

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chip cookies filled with bourbon, toffee, and pretzels. These cookies are sweet and salty with a hint of whiskey, making them the perfect dessert to serve at Kentucky Derby parties. Bourbon lovers will love these cookies! Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com

Why Pretzels and Toffee?

If you don’t know already, sweet and salty is my jam. It’s the primary reason I add salt to my graham cracker crust and balance sweet pies (like this brown butter chess pie!) with a finish of flaked salt. Even my favorite cookies, salted chocolate chip cookies, have an extra shake of salt in them. Salty cuts the sweetness and pronounces other flavors in the cookies so your palate isn’t overwhelmed with just sugar. I mean, we love sugar, alright? But balance, y’all, balance. The toffee chunks here add a richer sweetness while the pretzels lend texture and salt. All in all, these are well-rounded cookies.

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chip cookies filled with bourbon, toffee, and pretzels. These cookies are sweet and salty with a hint of whiskey, making them the perfect dessert to serve at Kentucky Derby parties. Bourbon lovers will love these cookies! Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Making these cookies is pretty straight forward. We start with unsalted butter, brown sugar, and sugar. I use a higher ratio of brown sugar to sugar, both for flavor and textural purposes. Brown sugar lends a more flavorful sweetness as well as chew. Next, we stir in eggs, vanilla extract, and bourbon. I use good quality bourbon, but certainly not top shelf. I’ll let you make that call. Finally, we toss in the flour, leavening, and loads of mix-ins. Here, I used roughly chopped pretzels, chocolate chunks, and toffee bits. I prefer the toffee bits without chocolate, but that’s 100% up to you. Toss them all in and scoop large rounds of dough on prepared pans. The cookies bake about 10 minutes until the edges are set and the insides still look gooey- that’s how you know they’re good!

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chip cookies filled with bourbon, toffee, and pretzels. These cookies are sweet and salty with a hint of whiskey, making them the perfect dessert to serve at Kentucky Derby parties. Bourbon lovers will love these cookies! Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com

More Bourbon Bakes for the Derby

If you fall into the camp of people who are eagerly awaiting the big hats and mint juleps in the best couple of minutes in sports, I have loads of other bourbon desserts for you to try. Check out my favorites below and let me know what you think! Happy Monday and Happy Baking, y’all!

Brown Butter Bourbon Chess Pie
Derby Pie Cookies
Bourbon Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Derby Pie Bars
Bourbon Bundt Cake
Bourbon Caramel Cake

Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy chocolate chip cookies filled with bourbon, toffee, and pretzels. These cookies are sweet and salty with a hint of whiskey, making them the perfect dessert to serve at Kentucky Derby parties. Bourbon lovers will love these cookies! Find the recipe and how-to at thewoodandspoon.com
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Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Bourbon Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies are loaded with pretzels, sweet and salty flavor, and are perfect for bourbon lovers!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 11/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 23/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists, slightly crushed, plus more for cookie tops if desired
  • ¾ cup toffee bits
  • 3 tablespoons flaked sea salt, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until smooth and fluffed, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, bourbon, and vanilla extract and stir on medium until smooth.  Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring on low until combined. Add the chocolate, pretzel pieces, and toffee. Stir allow the dough to rest. I like to go ahead and scoop out large cookie scoops (3 tablespoon sized) balls of dough and refrigerate them covered for about 45 minutes. If you’d prefer, cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough in one bowl for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and space out the 3 tablespoon-sized mound of dough at least 2” apart on a sheet pan. You will bake these in batches. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are barely set and the insides still looks slightly underdone. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the flaked salt, if desired. Enjoy once cooled slightly.

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No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream

No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple and delicious homemade ice cream for coffee lovers! Made with mascarpone cheese, espresso, and ladyfinger cookies this creamy frozen treat can be made without an ice cream machine! This is the perfect ice cream for coffee drinkers and tastes excellent as an affogato too! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

We all have those foods we instinctually make certain times of year. Maybe it’s the frosted cookies at Christmas? A pumpkin pie in the fall? Perhaps a bright lemony treat at the first sign of spring? I have my own set of knee-jerk baking responses, and one of those popped up this week. After 5 straight days of sunshine and toasty temperature, I knew my body was craving one thing: ICE CREAM. Today, I’m sharing the very first homemade ice cream recipe of 2023, this no-churn tiramisu ice cream. Let’s take a peek.

No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple and delicious homemade ice cream for coffee lovers! Made with mascarpone cheese, espresso, and ladyfinger cookies this creamy frozen treat can be made without an ice cream machine! This is the perfect ice cream for coffee drinkers and tastes excellent as an affogato too! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream

We’re no stranger to tiramisu around here. Together, we’ve conquered classic tiramisu, a petite chocolate tiramisu, a tiramisu layer cake, cream puffs, and even a wildly random raspberry tiramisu. (Pssst, you can find all of those recipes HERE!) So to say we like coffee, cheesy recipes around here might be an understatement, okay? Still, somehow we have managed several years of blog relationship (which, just so you know, it the very best kind of online friendship) without a tiramisu ice cream.

No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple and delicious homemade ice cream for coffee lovers! Made with mascarpone cheese, espresso, and ladyfinger cookies this creamy frozen treat can be made without an ice cream machine! This is the perfect ice cream for coffee drinkers and tastes excellent as an affogato too! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

So why tiramisu ice cream? Let me break it down for you in terms of pairing.

Mascarpone and sugar? Best friends. Coffee and chocolate? Soulmates. Coffee and Cream? HELLO, PERFECTION! Tiramisu ice cream is like the spunky younger sister to a traditional tiramisu, and if I’m wrong, I don’t want to be right. It’s just meant to be!

No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple and delicious homemade ice cream for coffee lovers! Made with mascarpone cheese, espresso, and ladyfinger cookies this creamy frozen treat can be made without an ice cream machine! This is the perfect ice cream for coffee drinkers and tastes excellent as an affogato too! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

How to Make No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream

So, let’s talk about how to make this no-churn tiramisu ice cream. First, we start with the ice cream base. If you’re new to no-churn ice cream, you should check out my tutorial on it first! Most no-churns start with sweetened condensed milk and whipping cream. From there, the possibilities are endless! By adding cocoa powder, fruit or caramel sauces, even nuts, sprinkles, and other mix-ins, you can chance the flavor of the ice cream base to be whatever your heart desires! In this case, we want to capture the mascarpone and cocoa flavors of tiramisu. So half of our base will be mascarpone flavored, and the other half will be mocha. Whip those two flavors up with a hand mixer and then begin on the ladyfingers.

For the cakey cookie mix-ins, we take chopped ladyfingers (soft or hard are fine) and quickly dip them in a coffee or espresso sweetened with sugar. Begin spoon dollops of your two ice cream flavors into a freezer-safe dish, tossing in a few drenched ladyfingers as you go. Once done, swirl the ice cream if desired and pop the pan into a freezer to firm up overnight. I like to dust the top with a little cocoa powder, you know, to pay homage to classic tiramisu, and then spoon out scoops to enjoy. And enjoy it you will. Promise.

Give this no-churn tiramisu ice cream a try once you start hankering for an early summery treat. You won’t be disappointed. Happy Saturday, y’all!

No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a simple and delicious homemade ice cream for coffee lovers! Made with mascarpone cheese, espresso, and ladyfinger cookies this creamy frozen treat can be made without an ice cream machine! This is the perfect ice cream for coffee drinkers and tastes excellent as an affogato too! Find the recipe and how to at thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this no-churn tiramisu ice cream you should try:

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake
No-Churn Coffee Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Chocolate Tiramisu
Classic Tiramisu

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No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream

This No-Churn Tiramisu Ice Cream is made with mascarpone cheese, ladyfinger cookies, and espresso- the perfect ice cream for coffee lovers!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 360
  • Yield: 1 Quart
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder or instant coffee
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, hot
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups chopped ladyfinger cookies (from about 8 cookies)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, divided out half of the sweetened condensed milk (7 ounces) and half of the mascarpone cheese (4 ounces) and stir to combine them with ¼ cup cocoa powder and the espresso powder. Pour in 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and, using the whisk attachment, whip on medium speed until it thickens and fluffs to a cloud-like consistency. Scrape the mixture into a separate bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the remaining sweetened condensed milk and mascarpone cheese in the bowl of the mixer and stir to combine. Pour in the remaining heavy whipping cream and whip on medium speed until the mixture thickens and fluffs to a cloud-like consistency.
  3. Pour the hot coffee and 2 tablespoons of sugar into a shallow bowl and stir to combine, dissolving the sugar. Begin spooning alternating scoops of the two ice cream mixtures into a large bread pan of freezer-safe container, stopping once about 1/3 of the way full. Quickly dip several small chunks of ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and scatter them into the pan. Resume spooning the two ice cream mixtures into the pan, stopping to add more soaked ladyfinger pieces as desired. Continue this process until all of the ladyfingers and ice crema have been added to the pan. Smooth the ice cream in the pan and then use a sifter to dust the top with the remaining cocoa powder as desired. Cover the dish and allow the mixture to freeze in the freezer until set, about 6 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

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Gooey Funfetti Bars and the 10 Best Sprinkle Desserts to Try ASAP

Gooey Funfetti Bars by Wood and Spoon. These are gooey blondie bars loaded with cake batter flavor and colorful sprinkles. These rich bars feed a crowd and can be made in one bowl in advance. Learn how simple these gooey sprinkle bars are on thewoodandspoon.com

Guess who has two thumbs, a sweet tooth, and a never-ending love for sprinkles?! THIS GUY. Yes, it’s true, my blood runs thick with whatever delightful compounds are in store-bought sprinkles, so much so that I’ve decided to share a few favorites with you today. Since the conception of this site, I’ve shared thousands about 30-ish recipes that call for sprinkles, but today we’re going to chat about the very best ten. On top of that, I’m sharing a brand new sprinkly recipe: gooey funfetti bars. Grab your ovens mitts, y’all– we’re going in.

Gooey Funfetti Bars by Wood and Spoon. These are gooey blondie bars loaded with cake batter flavor and colorful sprinkles. These rich bars feed a crowd and can be made in one bowl in advance. Learn how simple these gooey sprinkle bars are on thewoodandspoon.com

10 Best Sprinkle Desserts to Try ASAP

  1. Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwich These melty treats feature chewy sprinkle cookies and a no-churn ice cream inside.
  2. Funfetti Cake My favorite classic funfetti cake has a soft and tender crumb with a sweet and tangy cake-flavored icing.
  3. Funfetti Loaf Sprinkles for breakfast?! Heck yes! This loaf is similar to a pound cake with loads of birthday cake flavor.
  4. Funfetti Cookies Classic funfetti cookies have been a hit on this site forever. If you haven’t tried them yet, DO IT.
  5. Funfetti Scones These sprinkle scones are a great weekend breakfast treat that get topped with a drizzled icing.
  6. Vegan Funfetti Cookies The classic cookies, but with a twist for vegans!
  7. Homemade Sprinkles Homemade sprinkles are the fun kitchen activity you never knew you needed. Try them ASAP!
  8. Funfetti Mini Cakes I love the pint-size of these mini cakes, although the whipped topping doesn’t hurt either.
  9. Sugar Cookie Double Doozies A copycat of those 1990’s mall faves, these cookies are the BOMB.
  10. Funfetti Biscuits More sprinkles for breakfast? You betcha. These ones are layered biscuits with a thick glaze
Gooey Funfetti Bars by Wood and Spoon. These are gooey blondie bars loaded with cake batter flavor and colorful sprinkles. These rich bars feed a crowd and can be made in one bowl in advance. Learn how simple these gooey sprinkle bars are on thewoodandspoon.com

Gooey Funfetti Bars

So why did we need another sprinkle dessert? In truth, we didn’t but now that we have them, aren’t you kinda glad? These gooey funfetti bars likely fall in the blondie category. They’re gooey like an underbaked brownie, and feature a flaky delicate top and buttery insides. The bars are loaded with sprinkles and flavored with clear vanilla extract which offers cake mix flavor. I prefer these bars how I prefer my brownies: slightly underdone. But if you’d prefer, you can bake them a few minutes longer for a more cakey treat.

Gooey Funfetti Bars by Wood and Spoon. These are gooey blondie bars loaded with cake batter flavor and colorful sprinkles. These rich bars feed a crowd and can be made in one bowl in advance. Learn how simple these gooey sprinkle bars are on thewoodandspoon.com
Gooey Funfetti Bars by Wood and Spoon. These are gooey blondie bars loaded with cake batter flavor and colorful sprinkles. These rich bars feed a crowd and can be made in one bowl in advance. Learn how simple these gooey sprinkle bars are on thewoodandspoon.com

To make these gooey funfetti bars, start by stirring together melted butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Next comes two eggs and clear vanilla extract. Finally, the flour, leavening, and salt add in along with a whole bunch of rainbow sprinkles. The batter spreads into a square baking pan before a quick bake in the oven. Voila- gooey funfetti bars! The end result is a chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, super-rich treat that all sprinkle lovers will adore.

Gooey Funfetti Bars by Wood and Spoon. These are gooey blondie bars loaded with cake batter flavor and colorful sprinkles. These rich bars feed a crowd and can be made in one bowl in advance. Learn how simple these gooey sprinkle bars are on thewoodandspoon.com

Give one (or ten!) of these treats a try this weekend. Happy baking to y’all!

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Gooey Funfetti Bars

These gooey funfetti bars feature a sweet gooey center, colorful sprinkles, and soft texture. Make them in one bowl in less than 30 minutes!

  • Author: Kate wood
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16-24, Depending on Size of Bars
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cups rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8” square metal pan with aluminum foil. Spray lightly with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add the eggs and extract, stirring well to combine. Toss in the flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring until combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist clumps. Allow to cool (or place in the fridge) until set completely and then slice. These bars are rich, so I recommend small squares. 😊

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Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to make this yummy textured Southern bundt cake filled with banana, coconut, pecans, and crushed pineapple! This recipe is a Southern classic and is great for th spring and easter holidays. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

With Easter just a hot minute away, I want to share a recipe that is perfect for the upcoming celebrations: hummingbird bundt cake. If you don’t know what a hummingbird cake is (I’m looking at you, Northerners!), no worries; just a few short years ago, I was completely in the dark too. We’ll get all up in it today.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to make this yummy textured Southern bundt cake filled with banana, coconut, pecans, and crushed pineapple! This recipe is a Southern classic and is great for th spring and easter holidays. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

At the end of this month, on April 27th, Brett and I will celebrate our 10-year anniversary. The whole idea of 10 years spent with someone not only makes me feel super old, but also kind of amazes me. Somehow, in just a matter of years, our little town of Selma, AL has come to feel a lot like home. Despite having lived most of my life in parts of the US that are decidedly NOT southern, I’ve grown to love small town southern life. It feels like home.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to make this yummy textured Southern bundt cake filled with banana, coconut, pecans, and crushed pineapple! This recipe is a Southern classic and is great for th spring and easter holidays. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

One of the earliest things I noticed about living in the South is that the food here is entirely different. It took no time for me to be introduced to sweet tea, fried pork chops, and smokey greens, but what I really came to love was the desserts. Where would I be without chess pies and banana pudding? Where would this website be without the influence of bourbon and old-fashioned cakes like today’s hummingbird bundt cake? Selma, AL has given me a whole lot more than a few new recipes, but I’m happy to celebrate at least a small slice of that goodness here today.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to make this yummy textured Southern bundt cake filled with banana, coconut, pecans, and crushed pineapple! This recipe is a Southern classic and is great for th spring and easter holidays. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

So, you may be asking: “What even is hummingbird cake?” Hummingbird cakes are simple spice cakes that originated in the Caribbean. They have been a fixture in the South ever since coming to America. Sweetened with banana, pineapple, and coconut, the cakes are incredibly moist and flavorful too. I love the added texture from the coconut and chopped pecans, although the sweet cream cheese glaze doesn’t hurt either. If you’re reading all of this thinking it sounds like some kind of weird spring-y fruit cake, don’t worry- while the fruit adds underlying flavor and loads of moisture, it’s more of a background flavor.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to make this yummy textured Southern bundt cake filled with banana, coconut, pecans, and crushed pineapple! This recipe is a Southern classic and is great for th spring and easter holidays. Learn how to make it on thewoodandspoon.com

f you’re looking for more of a traditional stacked cake, be sure to check out this hummingbird layer cake. The bundt makes a terrific Easter dessert and can even serve a crowd. Can’t you see it decked out with little speckled egg candies? Plus, it can be made in a single bowl. What a win-win!

If you plan to entertain this Easter, give this hummingbird bundt cake a try! Happy Easter, y’all!

If you like this hummingbird bundt cake, you should try:

Bourbon Bundt Cake
Brown Sugar Apple Bundt Cake
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Carro Bundt Cake
Blood Orange Bundt Cake

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Hummingbird Bundt Cake

This hummingbird bundt cake is a spring southern classic filled with pecans and coconut and sweetened with pineapple and banana.

  • Author: Kate wood, Adapted from Southern Living
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 130
  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Category: Cake

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 large)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

For the glaze:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 11/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 tablespoons milk

Instructions

To make the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a bundt pan with at least a 10-cup capacity.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat oil, vanilla, and sugar until combined, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each before adding the next. Beat at medium speed until mixture is pale yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together banana, pineapple, pecans, and coconut. Add to egg mixture; stir until well combined. Add flour mixture; blend well.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 25 minute and then invert onto a cooling rack to completely cool.
  6. To frost the cake, prepare the glaze. Combine the cream cheese and unsalted butter in a large bowl, stirring with a hand mixer to combine. Add the confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of millk, stirring on low to combine. Add additional milk as needed to get the desired consistency. Be careful not to add too much or the glaze won’t stay on your cake! Spoon the icing over the cake and serve once set.

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