Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are my go to baked treat. They're simple, don't take long, and pack so much goodness into such a small thing. Cookies are good. If you can make nothing else, at least try making some cookies. You may surprise yourself. 
You know red velvet cake, right? 
If you haven't had it, you need to. It's like nothing else. It's incredibly delicious when made right. And who could resist a pretty, brightly colored cake? 
These cookies give you that fun without having to make an entire cake with frosting. They are chewy and so delightful. I took a batch to the misters house and came back the next day to find a bag with only three or four cookies left. I asked him what happened to them and he simply replied "They're too good."

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla.
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder until well incorporated. 

Add the red food coloring and mix until the color is well dispersed.

Mix in chocolate chips. 

Chill for about 30 minutes. Drop by tablespoonfuls on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

Oreo cookies are something almost everyone can relate to. I remember growing up, we would almost always have Oreos on hand. My parents would by them in big, bulk packages in order to satisfy my three siblings and I.
These cookies are a mix of two classics that will take you back to your past and leave you with a smile on your face and one happy tummy.

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 crushed Oreo cookies
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, and baking powder to form a dough. Lastly, add crushed Oreos and chocolate chips. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until slightly browned.
Cool and enjoy!

Confetti Cupcakes

When it came time to meet with the bride for the wedding cake I made about a month ago, she told me that her groom wanted Funfetti cake. I just looked at her with a blank stare. Boxed cake mix for your wedding cake?!
Luckily, we both came to the conclusion that we could do red velvet for the cake and a homemade confetti cake for cupcakes. I found a great recipe for the cupcakes online and was pleased to hear that the groom absolutely loved it.

Confetti Cupcakes
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Makes about 12 cupcakes

  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup brightly colored sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and vanilla. Mix until combined. Add half the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Then add the milk followed by the rest of the flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold in the sprinkles just until thoroughly mixed throughout.
Pour batter into cupcake tins and fill about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and frost with frosting of choice.
(Unfortunately, in the chaos of making my first wedding cake, only one picture was taken of the cupcakes.)

Pumpkin Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

I realize it's summer but just bear with me for a second.
Pumpkin is one of the greatest ingredients for baking. It adds a special twist and extra moisture. Thanks to the convenience of canned pumpkin, these delicious baked goods can be made all year long.
These cookies are perfectly soft and just melt in your mouth.
These will be a hit no matter what the crowd. Trust me.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
Adapted from Blue-Eyed Bakers

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat over to 350.
In a food processor pulse together flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and butterscotch chips are finely ground.

In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg whites and pumpkin until combined. Add the flour mixture and stir. Add oats and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Drop by tablespoon of dough onto greased baking sheets two inches apart.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are golden. Cool and enjoy.