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Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Red Velvet Brownie Bites

Red velvet brownie bites are fudgy bite sized brownies that are full of white chocolate chips. This easy recipe creates perfect brownies, with a shiny top, and full of red velvet flavour. I love red velvet and I love bite sized brownies so naturally I 

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreo chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate cookie. A chewy cookie full of crushed oreos and chocolate chips. Best of all the recipe is easy to make and requires no chilling. WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM Perfect texture. They have a chewy centre with slightly crispy edges. 

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade cosmic brownies are better than store bought! Chewy brownies, topped with fudgy chocolate ganache, and candied chocolate chips.

This copycat cosmic brownies recipe is also easy to make! A delicious and nostalgic treat, that I’m sure you’ll love!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM

Perfect texture. These brownies have the perfect chewy texture and topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache.

Tastes better than the store bought version. I know it’s sometimes hard to make a good treat better, but these homemade cosmic brownies really do taste better!

Easy. This recipe is done by hand and requires no fancy equipment.

homemade cosmic brownies

HOW TO MAKE Copycat Cosmic BROWNIES

Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. Lining the pan with parchment paper allows you to easily remove the brownies from the pan.

BROWNIE BATTER

Chop the bakers chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave by stopping and stirring the chocolate in 20 second increments. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.

Add in the eggs and vanilla. Vigorously whisk until mixture is light and colour and has volume. This usually takes a good 5 minutes.

mix in the eggs until thick and light in colour for the brownies

Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.

whisk in the meted chocolate to the cosmic brownie batter

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.

whisk in the dry ingredients

Using a rubber spatula fold in the chocolate chips.

Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 28 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before icing.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

In a bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside.

In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).

Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together. If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.

Pour the ganache over top of the brownies and spread evenly. Sprinkle on the mini candy covered chocolate chips.

add the chocolate ganache and top with coloured chocolate chips to finish the homemade cosmic brownies

Place the brownies in the fridge for about 2 hours to set the ganache. Once set, slice and serve.

homemade cosmic brownies , bite shot

Frequently Asked Questions

STORING THE BROWNIES

These brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge for 1 week.

SERVING THE BROWNIES

These brownies are best served at room temperature. It’s best to slice them after the chocolate ganache has set in the fridge. After slicing bring them to room temperature before serving.

WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?

Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then level off the access by scraping with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour causes the flour to compress and you will get more flour than the recipe calls for.

DO I NEED TO USE ROOM TEMPERATURE EGGS?

Yes, you do. Room temperature eggs allows the eggs to break down easier in the batter, giving you chewy brownies.

homemade cosmic brownies

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Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Jessie M
Homemade cosmic brownies are better than store bought! Chewy brownies, topped with fudgy chocolate ganache, and candied chocolate chips.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 16 brownies

Equipment

  • 8×8 square baking pan
  • sifter

Ingredients
  

Brownie Batter

  • 4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate melted
  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled*
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/8 C mini candy covered chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

Brownie Batter

  • Chop and melt the bakers chocolate in the microwave. Do this by microwaving in 20 second increments and stirring in between. Set aside.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • In a large mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar and whisk by hand until smooth.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1 C white sugar
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla. Vigorously whisk until mixture is light and colour and has volume. This usually takes a good 5 minutes.
    2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 large eggs
  • Pour in the melted chocolate and whisk until mixture is well combined.
    4 oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Using a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
    3/4 C all purpose flour, 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp salt
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pour batter into the lined pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 28 minutes or until edges are stiff and middle is set. Allow brownies to fully cool to room temperature in the pan before icing.

Chocolate Ganache

  • In a bowl add the chocolate chips, set aside.
    1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • In another microwave safe bowl add the heavy cream and heat till just before boiling, (about 45 seconds).
    6 tbsp heavy cream
  • Pour the heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix chocolate and cream together.
    If there are still chunks of chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds and stir again. The ganache should be completely smooth.
  • Pour the ganache over top of the brownies and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle on the mini candy covered chocolate chips.
    1/8 C mini candy covered chocolate chips
  • Place the brownies in the fridge for about 2 hours to set the ganache. Once set, slice and serve.

Notes

*spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then level off the access by scraping with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour causes the flour to compress and you will get more flour than the recipe calls for.
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Strawberry Streusel Muffins

Strawberry Streusel Muffins

Strawberry streusel muffins are moist, easy to make, and delicious. A fluffy muffin filled with strawberries and topped with a crumb topping. Muffins topped with a streusel topping are my favourite! These muffins are perfect for spring and summer baking. They’re not overly sweet and 

Magic Cookie Bar Cookies

Magic Cookie Bar Cookies

Magic cookie bar cookies have all the flavours of a magic bar but in cookie form. These chewy, no chill cookies are full of chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, graham cracker crumbs, and sweetened condensed milk. Together they all form an amazing magic chocolate chip cookie! 

Easy Chewy Easter Sugar Cookies

Easy Chewy Easter Sugar Cookies

Easy chewy Easter sugar cookies require no chill time, use simple ingredients, and come together so easily. Best of all they tastes amazing and look gorgeous topped with Easter coloured sprinkles!

Sometimes you don’t have time to make elaborate Easter cookies, these are just as beautiful and delicious without all the time and work!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE These Chewy Easter Sugar Cookies

They use simple ingredients. These cookies use basic baking ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard.

No chill time. This sugar cookie dough requires no chilling.

Fast and easy. These cookies have a gorgeous Easter themed look to them with out taking a lot of time to decorate. You just dip them in some sprinkles and they’re good to go.

easy chewy Easter sugar cookies

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Start by preheating your oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. I can not say enough about how much I love using parchment paper. The cookies come off the pan so easily and there not greasy like you get when you use butter or spray oil on the pan.

In a large bowl or stand mixer with the paddle attachment on cream together butter and sugar. You want the mixture to be light and fluffy, I usually mix mine for 3 minutes.

Add in the egg, yellow food colouring, and vanilla extract and mix till well combined.

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

wet and dry ingredients for the sugar cookies

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix till well combined.

In a shallow bowl add in the sprinkles.

Scoop cookie dough into 1 & 1/2 tablespoon size balls (I like to use a small cookie/ice cream scoop). Roll the top and sides of the dough ball in the sprinkles and place them on the baking tray 2 inches apart.

dip the chewy sugar cookie dough balls in sprinkles and place on the baking sheet

Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottoms are light golden brown. Let the cookies fully cool on the tray before moving.

easy chewy easter sugar cookies

STORING THE COOKIES

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to four days.

What type of Sprinkles Should I Use?

You can use any type of sprinkles you like. I prefer jimmies (the long sprinkles). You can also top them with coloured coarse sugar. Just make sure you use bright colours to get that Easter look.

WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?

Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then level off the access by scraping with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour causes the flour to compress and you will get more flour than the recipe calls for.

HOW TO GET PERFECTLY ROUND COOKIES

As soon as the baked cookies are pulled from the oven place a round cookie cutter (a little bit large than the cookies) around the cookies and gently swirl it around. This will give your cookie a round shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can use a glass or a jar lid.

easy chewy easter sugar cookies

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Easy Chewy Easter Sugar Cookies

Jessie M
Easy chewy Easter sugar cookies require no chill time, use simple ingredients, and come together so easily.
Sometimes you don't have time to make elaborate Easter cookies, these are just as beautiful and delicious without all the time and work!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 30 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 & 1/3 C white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp yellow food colouring his may differ depending on the brand of food colouring you use
  • 2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled *
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C easter coloured sprinkles or coarse sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer with the paddle attachment on cream together butter and sugar. You want the mixture to be light and fluffy, I usually mix mine for 3 minutes.
    1 C salted butter, 1 & 1/3 C white sugar
  • Add in the egg, food colouring, and vanilla extract and mix till well combined.
    You may have to add more food colouring to get your desired colour of yellow depending on the brand of dye you're using.
    1 large egg, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp yellow food colouring
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix till combined.
  • In a shallow bowl add in the sprinkles/coarse sugar.
    1 C easter coloured sprinkles or coarse sugar
  • Scoop cookie dough into 1 & 1/2 tablespoon size balls (I like to use a small cookie/ice cream scoop). Roll the top and sides of the dough ball in the sprinkles and place them on the baking tray 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottoms are a light golden brown. Let the cookies fully cool on the baking tray before moving.

Notes

*Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then level off the access by scraping with a knife. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour causes the flour to compress and you will get more flour than the recipe calls for.
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Oreo Magic Cookie Bars

Oreo Magic Cookie Bars

Oreo magic cookie bars are made up of oreo baking crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, chocolate, and oreo pieces. They’re a fun twist on the classic magic cookie bars. Best of all, these cookie and cream flavoured bars are so easy to make! Why You’ll 

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Oreo cheesecake bars are rich, creamy, and full of oreos. These easy to make cheesecake bars are perfect for cookies and cream lovers. A creamy cheesecake packed full of crushed oreos with a oreo crumb crust. I love baking with oreos so naturally I had 

Easter Monster Cookies

Easter Monster Cookies

These thick and chewy Easter monster cookies are not only delicious but easy to make. Full of peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and chocolate mini eggs. Perfect for Easter and Spring baking.

If you’ve never had a monster cookie you definitely have to give it a try! So many good flavours packed into a cookie. The addition of mini eggs for this Easter version of the cookie really makes it something special.

Why You’ll Love These Monster Cookies

No dough chilling required. The recipe comes together quickly and the dough does not have to be chilled.

Mini eggs. Who doesn’t love mini eggs? They’re great on their own, but also make a great addition to all the flavours in a monster cookie.

Perfect texture. These cookies are thick and chewy, just like a monster cookie should be!

Perfect Easter baking. I love all the colours of Easter, the cookies are gorgeous and so festive!

easter monter cookies

Step by Step Instructions

Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lining your baking pans with parchment paper.

In a large bowl on stand mixer beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. This usually takes about 3 minutes. Add in the peanut butter and mix until smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.

In a separate medium sized bowl whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda together.

dry and wet ingredients for the monster cookies

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Mix in the rolled oats.

add in the rolled oats in the dough

Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed mini eggs.

add in the mini chocolate chips and mini eggs into the easter monster cookies dough

Scoop 3 tbsp sized balls of dough and place them on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Add the extra crushed mini eggs on top of the cookie dough balls.

easter monster cookies dough ready for the oven

Bake 10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are a golden brown. The top may still seem undercooked but the cookie will stiffen up after cooling. Let cookies cool to room temperature on the pan before moving.

Easter monter cookies

WHAT KIND OF MINI EGGS SHOULD I USE?

It doesn’t matter what brand of mini eggs you use. I use both Cadbury and Hershey and both are great. You just want to make sure to use chocolate mini eggs.

WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?

Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then scrape with a knife to level off the access. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour cause the flour to compress and getting more than the recipe calls for.

STORING THE COOKIES

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies stay good for up to five days if stored properly.

HOW TO GET PERFECTLY ROUND COOKIES

As soon as the baked cookies are pulled from the oven place a round cookie cutter (a little bit large than the cookies) around the cookies and gently swirl it around. This will give your cookie a round shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can use a glass or a jar lid.

CAN I MAKE THE COOKIES SMALLER?

Yes, you can! Scoop 1.5 tbsp sized balls and bake for 8-9 minutes.

easter monster cookies

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Easter Monster Cookies

Jessie M
These thick and chewy Easter monster cookies are not only delicious but easy to make. Full of peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and chocolate mini eggs. Perfect for Easter and Spring baking.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 20 cookies

Equipment

  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 C salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 C smooth peanut butter
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 C rolled oats
  • 1 C chocolate mini eggs plus some extras for topping the cookies
  • 3/4 C mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Place mini eggs inside a zip lock bag and crush the eggs into small chunks. Set aside.
    1 C chocolate mini eggs
  • In a large bowl on stand mixer beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. This usually takes about 3 minutes.
    1/2 C salted butter, 1/2 C white sugar, 1/2 C brown sugar
  • Add in the peanut butter and mix until smooth.
    1 C smooth peanut butter
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
    2 large eggs, 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda together.
    1 C all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.
  • Mix in the rolled oats.
    2 C rolled oats
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed mini eggs.
    1 C chocolate mini eggs, 3/4 C mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Scoop 3 tbsp sized balls of dough and place them on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Add the extra crushed mini eggs on top of the cookie dough balls.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are a golden brown. The top may still seem undercooked but the cookie will stiffen up after cooling.
  • Let cookies cool to room temperature on the pan before moving.

Notes

*Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then scrape with a knife to level off the access. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour cause the flour to compress and getting more than the recipe calls for.
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Easter Egg Cream Cheese Danishes

Easter Egg Cream Cheese Danishes

These delicious Easter egg cream cheese danishes are perfect for Easter breakfast. Sweet cream cheese with berries on puff pastry cut into cute Easter eggs. Best of all the recipe is easy to make and look gorgeous! Why You’ll Love Them Easy. This recipe comes