Snack Cupboard Cookies

I don’t even want to write much in today’s post…. Seriously the more I talk and ramble on (even though I adore your beautiful faces) the longer it’s going to take you to make these cookies.

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I know I often say, you need these cookies/cake/bread ( I heart carbs clearly) when I post a recipe– and I’m normally right … but this time, YOU ACTUALLY NEED THESE COOKIES, it’s like a do-or-die situation .. except not, and I could just be acting over dramatic or dealing with the effects of a major sugar high.

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Now I must warn you – nothing about these cookies are healthy – except everything about them is delicious! Sweet – Salty – Chewy – Crunchy – YUM!

These are not the type of cookies, you eat if you want to be dainty over tea. No, no – these beauties are chock full of M&Ms, pretzels, Mini Rolos, Oreos & lays chips; they’re the type you face-plant into and eat cookie monster style not leaving a crumb of evidence of their existence.

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Calling all major junkies … err … junk food lovahs – clear out your snack cupboard, it’s time to make coooooooooooooooooookies.

I blame the sugar … and m&ms … and rolo – they’re so little and cute.

Snack cupboard cookies 

Ingredients:

  • 1  cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond M&M Candies
  • 1/2 cup crushed Potato Chips
  • 1/4 cup broken up pretzel pieces
  • 1/4 cup mini oreos
  • 1 cup mini rolo chocolates
  • 24 pretzels for topping

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 Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugars together.
  3. slowly add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture and beat just until there are no more streaks of flour. Stir in the M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oreos and mini rolos.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough into 24 mounds . Top each cookie with 1 pretzel.  Leave about 2 inches between each ball. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

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C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me … Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C!!

Heh. Oh that cookie monster, he wins my heart

Linzer Speculaas Carrot Cake Bunny Squares

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YYYYAAAABBBAAAA DAAABBAAA DOOOO LONG WEEKEND!!!

Are the Flintstones still on T.V? Do you youngin’s know who the Flintstones are … Justin Timberlake said he was old at the Radio Music Awards … What the heck is happening to the world around me … 0o0o0o bunnies!!

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Needless to say I’m PUMPED about the long weekend. To be honest, I don’t have much planned – just lots of family time and food. The usual long weekend shenanigans … oh yes, and of course an Easter egg hunt.

My brother, husband and I are all adults … I get it – there really are no kids nearby … but that’s why our Easter egg hunts are AMAZING!!

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Some years we switch things up a bit, and we hide Easter chocolates for our parents to find … SO FREAKING HILARIOUS … not so fun, is finding week old chocolates in random places ( maybe a surprise in disguise to be honest). I thought since you’ll probably get your chocolate fix through Cadbury mini eggs … SERIOUSLY HOW ARE THESE SO ADDICTIVE … I’ve eaten the weight of a small child, in eggs in the last …. 24 hours – I’d say sorry … my tummy ache is making me say sorry … but it was sooooo good.

And still, easter isn’t the same without a little carrot cake .. and what’s dinner without dessert.

It’s a Carrot cake and cheese cake mish-mosh … and it’s so cute!!


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This was supposed to be a jelly-roll sort of cake … buuuttt … I wanted cute bunnies. I’m also super scared of rolling a cake .. what if it cracks … what if the cake isn’t all the same thickness… seriously, too much stress for a dessert.

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 I’m so happy with the way these squares came out – they’re delicious, pretty and technically 2 desserts in one – WINNING!!

 Linzer Speculaas Carrot Cake Bunny Squares

 Speculaas Carrot Cake Layer

  •  3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon powder
  • 3/4 cup flour + 1 tsp for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup crushed Biscoff or Speculaas cookies ( approx 3 cookies)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots

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Cheesecake layer

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 14-ounce can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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 Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a jelly roll pan with foil, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1 tsp of flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, sugars, oil, vanilla extract and coconut extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together salt, baking powder, ginger, all spice, cinnamon, cardamom, 3/4 cup flour and crushed Speculaas cookies.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients until blended — stir in carrots.
  5. Spread in prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely — approximately 30 min. This is  the best time to make the cheesecake layer.

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  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  2. Once your cake layer has cooled, taking your favourite cookie cutter ( I used a bunny) make cut outs, leaving 1 inch of cake between each.
  3. Remove the center of each of your cutouts ( helllloooo snack time!!)
  4. Layer your cheesecake batter over entire pan – filling in our bunny cutouts.
  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour / overnight.
  6. Once set, turn over onto a clean surface and slice.

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I hope everyone has a delicious, safe Easter Long Weekend!!