Classic Homemade Brownies – Can’t Beat A Good Ol’ Classic

Rich Ooey Gooey Brownies

classic homemade brownies

Nothing can beat a classic homemade brownie, it is for sure something I could eat all the time! I like boxed brownies too, but I like the taste that homemade have that can’t be copied from a box mix! These brownies are nice and ooey gooey and have a great chocolate flavor. You can also add in chocolate chips or nuts if you would like, I just did a basic brownie with no goodies added in. I like my brownies a little soft, so I just watch the baking time closely so that they don’t dry out and over cook. 

My Helper

It was fun baking because I had my little helper scooting around in his lil driver walker! He would just move around while I was mixing up stuff, and then I would take little breaks to play with him! Clay is at a really fun age, I love when he gets to giggling, and doing his fake coughing! Hopefully as he gets older he will want to help in the kitchen when I bake and cook, I think it is great for them to learn at a young age!

Classic Brownie Recipe 

kitchenaid

When I bake and sometimes even when I cook I use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer! I have always wanted one and a few years back Adam got it for me for a gift! It has been so nice to have, it really does the work for you! They are a little pricey for some people, but it is truly worth the investment if you enjoy being in the kitchen and cooking! You can even shred meats with this, it is very versatile.

Classic Homemade Brownies – Can’t Beat A Good Ol’ Classic

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (I like Special Dark)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Great a 9x9 square baking pan, or if you prefer line with parchment paper..
  2. In a bowl (I used my KitchenAid Mixer) mix together sugar, oil, and eggs. Once it is mixed add in your vanilla extract.
  3. Then in a separate bowl, you will want to put the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa and mix it up.
  4. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet mixture till well incorporated.
  5. Pour into your pan and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until you put toothpick in and it comes out pretty clean with just a few crumbs.

Notes

Depending on where you live and altitude can affect the cooking time for this recipe.

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I hope if you make this recipe, you all enjoy it! Hope you all have a blessed week! 

Lazy Girl’s Cookie Bars – Using Cake Mix!

Cookie Bars Made Easy 

lazy girls cookie bars

Sometimes I crave sweets and don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen making it, that is when I decide to whip up these lazy girl’s cookie bars! They are so quick and easy to make, and you can toss whatever toppings you want in it! Whether you want nuts, butterscotch, peanut butter, m&m’s, or crunched up candy bars, the skies the limits! If you have never heard of this beautiful creation, today is your lucky day! These lazy girl’s cookie bars are made with cake mix and minimal ingredients making it so great for whipping it up quickly!

Cookie Bars Made with Cake Mix

cookie bars

When I made these I did half butterscotch and chocolate chip and the other half mini M&M’s and chocolate chips. I couldn’t decide which sounded better so I said let’s split it and make both! It turned out delicious and I am glad I decided to go for both flavor combos!

Lazy Girl’s Cookie Bars – Using Cake Mix!

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow mix
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Mini M&M's and Butterscotch Chips (OPTIONAL)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. All you want to do is mix all the ingredients together, I used my KitchenAid Mixer for this, made it quick and then once well mixed pour into a 9x13 greased pan.
  3. Then if you have toppings like me sprinkle them on top, or if you want to do just one flavor mix it in the batter, it will taste better.
  4. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and you can put a toothpick through or knife and comes out clean.
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See how easy these babies are!?!!? I mean you can’t get much easier than that, and they taste amazing! Like I said above you can add nuts, cut up candy bars or whatever else your heart desires! Anymore I am all about quick and easy but yet satisfyingly delicious! This recipe reaches both requirements so it is a winner in my book!

cookie bars using cake mix

I hope if you make these delicious bars you will enjoy them! Great for a potluck dinner or family bbq, or if you are like me just to treat yourself to some sweets!

 

 

Quick and Easy Moist Monster Cookies

“C is for Cookie and Cookie is for me!” – Cookie Monstermoist monster cookies

I am all about these quick and easy moist monster cookies! I was oblivious to the whole thing called a monster cookie, till my sister, Felicia introduced me! They are absolutely heavenly and I am now officially addicted! These cookies are nice and moist and do have a little crunch around the edges, but the center is nice and chewy!

To get a moist cookie, I can share the recipe but a main point is make sure to pay attention to the baking time. If you over-cook them they will not be moist! So pay attention to the time when they are baking, and they should come out perfect!

Have you guys tried these baking mats?! I have found they work extremely well when making cookies and such!  They are silicone mats so no need for  Aluminium Foil, Parchment Paper, sprays or oil depending what you use them for!

monster cookies

The other tip I will share if you want M&M’s to be on the top of the cookie like pictured here, after you lay the cookies onto the baking sheet, slightly push a few M&M’s in and they will look  like this! It just adds a fun new element of look to the cookie! 

Quick and Easy Monster Cookies the Family Will Love

Moist Monster Cookies

Quick and Easy Moist Monster Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (Feel free to use creamy or crunchy, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3/4 Cup Softened Butter (I prefer butter over margarine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup M&M's + Some extra for topping them

Instructions

  1. First preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next take a small bowl, combined the flour, oats, and baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  2. Then in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer (you can use a hand mixer or spatula) I added the softened butter and peanut butter together. I mixed them till they were pretty smooth.
  3. Next I added in the brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Once that was well incorporated, I added in the whole egg and the egg yolk and vanilla.
  4. Next I slowly added the flour and oat mixture, until well combined.
  5. Then with a spatula I folded in the chocolate chips and M&M's.
  6. Then I put the dough into balls and placed on greased cookie sheet. I then took some extra M&M's I had and placed a few on top of each cookie, just to add some dimension to the cookies. That is optional, you don't have to do this part.
  7. Bake cookies for around 8-10 minutes or until they are light brown. If you prefer a softer cookie bake less, or a crunchier cookie bake a little longer. Just go with how you normally prefer your cookies.
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As you can see they are very quick to whip up! I know for me, sometimes I think I don’t have time for baking so I don’t! BUT when I do bake if time allows I enjoy it and am so thankful I did!

I hope you love these delicious cookies, and your family and friends as well.. if you decide to share that is!!!

I ended up freezing some of them, and they froze and then thawed great, no issues! So if you want to make these up and freeze them once cooled, it works perfectly!

What is your favorite cookie?