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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies and a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy red velvet cookies sandwiched with a cream cheese buttercream. These cocoa scented cookies are a festive simple dessert for Valentine's Day, Christmas, and more. Find out how to make this kid-friendly cookie on thewoodandspoon.com

It’s the first day of February, and, boy, do I have a fitting treat for you. RED VELVET SANDWICH COOKIES. Oh, and an equally adorable gift guide for all the girlies in your life. If you’re into either of those things, keep reading! Today is white and red and yum all over.

A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Gift guides are one of my current favorite things. I love to see what other people love, the frivolous knick knacks they’re clicking into their online carts and dreaming about for their own lives. Valentine’s Day, in my opinion, is the perfect time to explore those pretty things. In no other season is it as acceptable- nay- NECESSARY for us to be unabashedly feminine, delighting in pink-hued objects and delicate florals. It’s probably why celebrating Valentine’s with the gals over some special someone is arguably more fun- we love a niche, themed reason to party. Today, I have a cute little gift guide for all the ladies in your life. Check it out!

Here's a 2023 gift guide for your valentine! Home goods, clothing, accessories, and more! only on thewoodandspoon.com
Shop the Guide:

1. Striped Terry Cosmetic Bag The cutest toiletry bag that is begging to be monogrammed!
2. Painted Classic Novels Rifle Paper redesigned the covers to some of your favorite classic novels.
3. Matte Lip Crayon My new favorite lip covering by Laura Mercier comes in a number of pretty hues.
4. Acrylic Vase Tiny holes in the top of this elongated acrylic vase makes floral arranging a cinch!
5. Block Print Tablecloth Confession: I have been buying up these tablecloths. Run, don’t walk.
6. Touch Lamps These touch lamps were my favorite Christmas gift this year. But that rosy color? Come on.
7. Instax Wide Printer On-the-go prints are made possible with this vintage-inspired photo printer.
8. Floral Tea Kettle This McKenzie Childs pot is the happiest little add-on for your kitchen.
9. Acrylic Bookstand I was influenced into buying one of these, and now it’s a staple on my sofa table.
10. Ugg Slippers Ugg’s ultra-trendy Tasmin slippers now come in a number of Valentine colors.
11. Knit Sweater This feels like the dress-up or dress-down sweater dreams are made of.
12. Leather Purse Sezane’s leather purses are feminine luxury at its finest.

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy red velvet cookies sandwiched with a cream cheese buttercream. These cocoa scented cookies are a festive simple dessert for Valentine's Day, Christmas, and more. Find out how to make this kid-friendly cookie on thewoodandspoon.com

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Now, onto the cookies.

Red velvet is a favorite in our house. Those subtle cocoa flavors mixed with cream cheese frosting are just downright delicious. After deciding a red velvet cookie was rather overdue, I took to the kitchen and promtly whipped up what *might be* my favorite treat in a long time. These cookies are chewy, intensely so, while still being soft throughout. The sweetness is balanced, not even remotely overbearing, and the pairing of cream cheese and velvety cookies is beyond perfection. In short, I adore these cookies.

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy red velvet cookies sandwiched with a cream cheese buttercream. These cocoa scented cookies are a festive simple dessert for Valentine's Day, Christmas, and more. Find out how to make this kid-friendly cookie on thewoodandspoon.com

How to Make Red Velvet Cookies

To make the cookies, we start by creaming butter and sugar. Once smooth, we add the liquid ingredients: egg, vanilla, red food coloring, and vinegar. Finally, flour and cocoa powder toss together with salt and leavening before a smooth, soft dough forms. The small cookies bake up round and slightly puffed. Once cooled, we make a simple cream cheese buttercream with butter and powdered sugar. Dolloped swirls sandwich between two cookies and help to keep these treats soft and moist. Once complete, they are as delicious as they are adorable- quite possibly the cutest Valentine’s treat to make this year.

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy red velvet cookies sandwiched with a cream cheese buttercream. These cocoa scented cookies are a festive simple dessert for Valentine's Day, Christmas, and more. Find out how to make this kid-friendly cookie on thewoodandspoon.com

Give these red velvet cookies (and the gift guide!) a once over and let me know what you think! Happy February and Happy Baking, y’all!

If you like these red velvet cookies, you should try:

Red Velvet Madeleines
Red Velvet Cake
Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies
Pastel Lofthouse Cookies
Sugar Cookie Double Doozies

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies and a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

These red velvet sandwich cookies feature chewy cocoa-scented cookies and a cream cheese buttercream filling!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 14
  • Category: Cookies

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the buttercream:

  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

To make the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two pans with sheets of parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla extract, red food coloring, and vinegar, and stir until well combined. Toss in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and stir on low to integrate.
  3. Use a small cookie scoop or a spoon to portion our 2 teaspoon-sized rounds of dough. Roll each briefly in your hands to smooth and set out 2” apart on the prepared sheet pan. Bake the pans one at a time, about 10-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are barely set- the insides make still look soft and underdone. Set aside to cool while you cook the second pan. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

To assemble the cookies:

  1. When you’re ready to assemble the cookies, prepare the frosting. Beat the butter and cream cheese together on medium speed just until combined, about 1 minutes. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. 
  2. Put the cookies in same-sized pairs and spoon the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe a circle of buttercream onto one cookie from each pair and gently press the two cookies together to make a sandwich. Allow them to set up briefly before enjoying!

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Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chocolate chip cookies with added color and sweetness from rainbow sprinkles. Combined, the chocolate and nonpareils made a textured and flavorful chocolate chip cookie that is festive and fun to make. These simple cookies are easy to make and delicious for the whole family. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Hold the phone for the most fun little cookies you’ve seen in 2024: sprinkle chocolate chip cookies. Okay, okay, so the new year JUST started. But even so, these treats are a colorful and textured take on a traditional chocolate chip cookie, and they’re sure to brighten up these dreary winter days. I can’t wait to tell you how to make them.

First, A Little Kid Talk

My kids went back to school last week. In past years, going back to school usually meant a breath of fresh air for all of us and time for me to catch up on my own work and interests. This year is totally different though… I miss them. Like, really miss them. People have always said, “the days are long, but the years are short,” and I’m learning in real time that they’re not wrong. Time is moving more quickly these days, and I just want to be there for all of it.

Over the Christmas break, as you can imagine, we did a bit of baking. Per usual, the kids begged to make no-churn peppermint ice cream. We decorated my favorite soft frosted sugar cookies with friends. And we even had one near-disastrous lasagna fiasco where Aimee temporarily lost a press-on nail [that she thought was] somewhere in a layered pan of noodles and ricotta (um, ew). Naturally, everyone’s favorite around the holidays are the cookies, and today’s recipe, these sprinkle chocolate chip cookies, are no exception.

Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chocolate chip cookies with added color and sweetness from rainbow sprinkles. Combined, the chocolate and nonpareils made a textured and flavorful chocolate chip cookie that is festive and fun to make. These simple cookies are easy to make and delicious for the whole family. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, why add sprinkles to chocolate chip cookies? For me, it’s a no-brainer. Why not add a smidge more sugar and a whole lot of color? Why not make a happier cookie? And, to be sure, these sprinkle chocolate chip cookies are super happy. All the flavor and salt of a traditional chocolate chip cookies with an added punch of texture and color thanks to the sprinkles and nonpareils. Let me tell you how to make them.

Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chocolate chip cookies with added color and sweetness from rainbow sprinkles. Combined, the chocolate and nonpareils made a textured and flavorful chocolate chip cookie that is festive and fun to make. These simple cookies are easy to make and delicious for the whole family. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Making Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

The dough for these cookies is the freezer cookie dough recipe from my book*. Simple modifications took that base recipe into these colored cuties, and I couldn’t be happier about it. First, we start with softened butter. Sugar and brown sugar cream together with the fat before eggs and extract adds in. The dry ingredients are basic- just flour, leavening, and salt. Finally, we add in the stars: chopped chocolate chunks and sprinkles. Here, I opted for a blend of regular rainbow sprinkles and rainbow nonpareils. The sprinkles have that fabulous nostalgic flavor while the nonpareils add a whisper of a crunch. The two sprinkles tag team with the chocolate in the simple dough that bakes up quickly.

Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chocolate chip cookies with added color and sweetness from rainbow sprinkles. Combined, the chocolate and nonpareils made a textured and flavorful chocolate chip cookie that is festive and fun to make. These simple cookies are easy to make and delicious for the whole family. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

These sprinkle cookies are mostly chewy throughout with the occasional sprinkle crunch. I love the flavor offered by the semisweet chocolate, but you could opt for a different variety if you’d like. Also, consider this the PERFECT cookie to take on the road next month for Valentine’s Day! Red, pink, and white sprinkles would definitely make these a festive treat. Give these cookies a try this week and let me know what you think. Peace, love, and cookies, y’all!

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If you like these cookies you should try:

Gooey Funfetti Bars
Sugar Cookie Double Doozies
Shortbread Cookies
Toffee Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
Marbled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chocolate chip cookies with added color and sweetness from rainbow sprinkles. Combined, the chocolate and nonpareils made a textured and flavorful chocolate chip cookie that is festive and fun to make. These simple cookies are easy to make and delicious for the whole family. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com
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Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are chocolate chip cookies with added color and sweetness from rainbow sprinkles.

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Dozen
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 11/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into ¼” pieces
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • ¼ cup rainbow nonpareils 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together for 2 minutes on medium speed. Scrape sides of bowl and add eggs and extract. Mix on medium speed just to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir until combined. Add the chocolate, sprinkles, and nonpareils and stir on low to combine. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop 1-1/2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Briefly chill while you preheat the oven.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Space the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet at least 2” apart and bake in the preheated oven until the edges are barely golden and beginning to set, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool briefly before sharing. 

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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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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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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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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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Mini Egg Brownies

Mini Egg Brownies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy homemade brownies filled with Cadbury mini eggs. These brownies are a great alternative to box mix brownies and the pastel candies make the brownies festive for the spring and Easter holidays. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Happy Sunday from the our little spring break corner of the world where we are winding up for Easter. We spent the week mostly at home, aside from a few glorious days that we stayed at the lake with friends. It was a quiet break, and I wouldn’t have it any other way, particular since spring is upon us. I’m mentally gearing up for the weeks ahead: Easter, birthdays, end of school year, and then… summer? Honestly, I have no idea where the time goes. For now, let’s stick with talking about Easter and these mini egg brownies.

Mini Egg Brownies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy homemade brownies filled with Cadbury mini eggs. These brownies are a great alternative to box mix brownies and the pastel candies make the brownies festive for the spring and Easter holidays. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

If you ask me, Easter is the unsung hero of holidays. Maybe it’s my love of florals and pastel prints. Maybe it’s the memory of swirling colored Easter eggs in my Mimi’s teacups. Or maybe it’s my undying dedication to chocolate-shaped bunnies, Starburst Jellybeans, and the straight-up magic that is resurrection Sunday. Either way, Easter is a win for all the humans in our house, particularly when it comes to all the delicious treats. Today, I’m sharing these mini egg brownies, which are equal parts cute and yummy. If you’ve been looking for the perfect grab-and-go Easter dessert, these just might be the ticket!

Mini Egg Brownies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy homemade brownies filled with Cadbury mini eggs. These brownies are a great alternative to box mix brownies and the pastel candies make the brownies festive for the spring and Easter holidays. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Mini Egg Brownies

So, you guys have had Cadbury Mini Eggs, right? Aside from the real-deal Cadbury eggs, the mini egg candies are the single chocolate candy I get most excited about at Easter. The crisp candy shell, the soft pastel hue, and the seriously milky chocolate centers are absolutely to die for. So, logically, if one is trying to make a festive brownie for Easter, Cadbury Mini Eggs are the place to start.

Mini Egg Brownies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy homemade brownies filled with Cadbury mini eggs. These brownies are a great alternative to box mix brownies and the pastel candies make the brownies festive for the spring and Easter holidays. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

To make these brownies, we start with a perfect brownie base recipe. My go-to chewy brownie recipe rivals even the best box mixes and comes together in less than five minutes. Once the batter is prepared, just chop (or crush!) up some mini eggs and fold them into the batter. I pressed a few egg pieces on the top to make sure that pretty color showed up too. The end result is a delightful chocolate treat with spring vibes to boot- truly a win-win.

Mini Egg Brownies by Wood and Spoon blog. These are chewy homemade brownies filled with Cadbury mini eggs. These brownies are a great alternative to box mix brownies and the pastel candies make the brownies festive for the spring and Easter holidays. Find the recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Give these mini egg brownies a try and let me know what you think! Happy baking to you and Happy Sunday!

If you like these mini egg brownies you should try:

Easy Chewy Brownies
Caramel Ganache Brownies
Pastel Lofthouse Cookies
Easter Cake
Chocolate Cutout Cookies

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Mini Egg Brownies

These mini egg brownies are homemade chewy chocolate brownies loaded with pastel Cadbury mini egg candies- perfect for Easter!

  • Author: Kate wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Brownies
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, diced
  • 11/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mini eggs, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Farhenheit. Lightly grease a heavy weight 8” square baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and sugar and melt in the microwave for 30 second increments, stirring occasionally, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. (It took me about 2 minutes of microwaving.) Alternatively, you can melt these together over a double boiler on the stove. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, stirring vigorously to combine. Add the flour, cocoa powder, , salt, and baking powder. Stir, just until combined. Fold in the chopped mini eggs and spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the top is puffed and a toothpick inserted to the center only comes out with moist sticky clumps. Allow to cool prior to cutting.

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Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars

Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars by Wood and Spoon blog. These are English biscuits inspired by the hit TV show Ted Lasso. These shortbread cookie bars are made with butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. They require less than 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, and they are perfect for for Ted Lasso viewing party! Find the how to and recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Ted Lasso Fans, REJOICE! Today is a quick and simple recipe honoring the show’s dessert of choice, biscuits. And im not talking about the flaky, layered American-style breakfast biscuits; I’m talking the English ones. COOKIES. If you want a simple, buttery treat that, quite literally, melts in your mouth, these Ted Lasso shortbread bars are for you! Let’s dive in. 

Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars by Wood and Spoon blog. These are English biscuits inspired by the hit TV show Ted Lasso. These shortbread cookie bars are made with butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. They require less than 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, and they are perfect for for Ted Lasso viewing party! Find the how to and recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

About this time a couple of years ago, I shared a simple fail-proof shortbread cookie recipe that remains a favorite on this site. It truly never fails. In addition, we’ve made millionaire shortbread bars, peanut butter pretzel shortbread, and even lemon lavender shortbread cookies! But today’s recipe is new and as straight-forward as possible. These Ted Lasso shortbread bars contain just a few ingredients, requires no chilling time, and requires less than 5 minutes prep time.

Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars by Wood and Spoon blog. These are English biscuits inspired by the hit TV show Ted Lasso. These shortbread cookie bars are made with butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. They require less than 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, and they are perfect for for Ted Lasso viewing party! Find the how to and recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Bars

To make Ted Lasso shortbread bars, we start with butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. The three ingredients come together in a bowl until smooth. Next, we add a single egg and stir until combined. Finally, we toss in a sprinkle of salt and all-purpose flour. The crumbly dough presses into a greased square pan and bakes for just over a half hour.

Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars by Wood and Spoon blog. These are English biscuits inspired by the hit TV show Ted Lasso. These shortbread cookie bars are made with butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. They require less than 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, and they are perfect for for Ted Lasso viewing party! Find the how to and recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

The end result for these shortbread bars is a buttery and lightly sweetened cookie that is thick and slightly chewy. They pair perfectly with a cup of coffee or a glass of red wine- basically whatever you decide to drink while watching your favorite show (which is obviously Ted Lasso). If you plan to watch the new season this month, be sure to make a batch of these for the viewing. Happy Baking!

Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars by Wood and Spoon blog. These are English biscuits inspired by the hit TV show Ted Lasso. These shortbread cookie bars are made with butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar. They require less than 10 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, and they are perfect for for Ted Lasso viewing party! Find the how to and recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like these Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars you should try:

Shortbread Cookies
Brownie Shortbread Bars
White Chocolate Ganache Shortbread
Crispy Millionaire Bars

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Ted Lasso Shortbread Bars

These shortbread bars are inspired by the hit TV show, TED LESSO!

  • Author: Kate Wood (adapted from Christina Tosi)
  • Prep Time: 4
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 24 Bars
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 11/4 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 13/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8” square pan with foil. Lightly grease it with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and brown sugar, beating on medium until smooth. Add the egg and stir on low to combine. Scrape the sides of the bowl, and add the flour and salt, stirring on low until the mixture comes together into moist clumps. Do not overmix. Dump the mixture into the prepared pans and use barely moistened fingertips to pat out the dough. If desired, sprinkle with a tablespoon of granulated sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes (it took mine 38 minutes) or until the edges are set and the top is barely beginning to turn brown. Allow to cool completely prior to cutting and serving.

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Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake

Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a double layer cookie cake make with soft sugar cookie dough and a buttery filling. With a heart shape cutout, this is the perfect dessert for two (or a crowd!) to make on Valentine's Day. Check out the simple tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com

It’s hearts! It’s flowers! Yep- it must be Valentine’s Day! Today, today celebrate the very best lovey dovey holiday, I’m sharing a valentine sugar cookie cake. It’s a double decker sugar cookie filled and topped with yummy buttercream, and, yes, it’s totally delish. Let’s dive in!

Remember a couple of years ago when those stacked cookie cakes in the shapes of numbers or letters were all the rage? Back then, I joined in on the fun by making cutouts of pie dough and filling them with a whipped cream mixture. It was a yummy trend, but TBH, I’m not over it yet. All those flowers and sprinkles and swirls of frosting are adorable and perfect for this time of year. So I’m bringing it back with this valentine sugar cookie cake. Here, two layers of soft-baked sugar cookie are filled with a simple American buttercream before being piped and stacked together. It’s as cute as it is delicious!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a double layer cookie cake make with soft sugar cookie dough and a buttery filling. With a heart shape cutout, this is the perfect dessert for two (or a crowd!) to make on Valentine's Day. Check out the simple tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Cake

To make this valentine sugar cookie cake, we start by printing the stencil. Click this link to get the stencil I used, or feel free to make your own! The recipe will provide enough dough for two shapes just smaller than a sheet of printer paper. Print out the stencil at full size and cut out.

Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a double layer cookie cake make with soft sugar cookie dough and a buttery filling. With a heart shape cutout, this is the perfect dessert for two (or a crowd!) to make on Valentine's Day. Check out the simple tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com
Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a double layer cookie cake make with soft sugar cookie dough and a buttery filling. With a heart shape cutout, this is the perfect dessert for two (or a crowd!) to make on Valentine's Day. Check out the simple tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com

Next, make the cookie dough. Here, butter, sugar and egg comes together before a few simple dry ingredients add in. I like to refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes to an hour to prevent the dough from spreading too much in the oven. Once ready to bake the cookie, roll the dough out on a floured surface and use a pairing knife to trim out your shapes. Bake them on a parchmenet-lined baking pan and set aside.

Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a double layer cookie cake make with soft sugar cookie dough and a buttery filling. With a heart shape cutout, this is the perfect dessert for two (or a crowd!) to make on Valentine's Day. Check out the simple tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com

Assembling the Cake

The frosting for this cake comes together in a bowl with a hand mixer. I use a piping bag fitted with a large round tip to dollop rounds of buttercream on the cooled cake. To do so, place your first cookie on your serving platter. Add small dollops or swirls of frosting all over the cookie. Top the frosting with the second cookie and repeat the buttercream piping for that top layer. Finally, decorate the cookie with your favorite treats: sprinkles, candies, mini cookies, candles, or even flowers! A good mix within your color palette keeps it fun and colorful.

Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake by Wood and Spoon blog. This is a double layer cookie cake make with soft sugar cookie dough and a buttery filling. With a heart shape cutout, this is the perfect dessert for two (or a crowd!) to make on Valentine's Day. Check out the simple tutorial on thewoodandspoon.com

Whatever your plans this Valentine’s Day, I hope you give this fun little cookie a try. If so, let me know what you think! Happy baking and happy (early!) Valentine’s Day!

If you like this Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake you should make:

Alphabet Cream Pie
DIY Cookie Cake
Half Birthday Cake
Sugar Cookie Gift Tag
Lavender Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

For the valentine sugar cookie cake heart stencil click THIS LINK.

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Valentine Sugar Cookie Cake

This Valentine sugar cookie cake is a two layer sugar cookie filled with a soft American buttercream frosting!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the frosting:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 pounds confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 large pasteurized eggs
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Milk, as needed
  • Food coloring, if desired

Instructions

To prepare the cookies:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar, creaming on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and stir to combine for an additional 30 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix slowly until well incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for an hour to set up.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. Generously flour a work surface and roll the dough out to just under 1/4” thick using a floured rolling pin. Use the stencil to trim out a heart, then regather the dough, roll it out again and trim out another heart. Transfer the dough shapes carefully to the baking sheet, spacing them out at least 2” apart. Place the whole pan in the freezer for 5 minutes (or fridge for 10) to set the shaped dough and then bake in the oven for about 13 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are set but not yet golden. Allow to cool on the pan briefly and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

To prepare the frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, confectioner’s sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt, mixing until well combined. Add milk by the tablespoon until the frosting is thick but smooth, similar to the consistency of a thick cake buttercream. Use gel food coloring to dye the frosting. 

To assemble the cake:

  1. Spread a small dollop of frosting on your serving platter and place the first cookie on top. Transfer half of the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large round (1M) tip (Feel free to use another decorative tip as desired). Pipe rounds of frosting all over the cookie and then top it with the second cookie. Repeat this process with the second cookie. Use sprinkles, flowers, or small candies to decorate the top of the cake. 

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