If the kiddos in your life are asking to bake something, and you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, Cake Mix Cookies are a perfect 15 minute treat. That’s right – it will only take the kids 5 minutes to Continue reading
My mother makes these delightful bites of holiday goodness every December… they are a Christmastime comfort food here at Crowded Earth Kitchen. There is no flour in these cookies, making them perfect for friends who eat mostly paleo but are still game for an occasional cheat. No-bake cookies are also perfect for those inevitable occasions when school-age children announce “Tomorrow’s the day I have to bring treats for ____. Sorry I forgot to tell you!”
Ingredients (Makes 3 dozen)
1 6 oz. pkg. of semi sweet chocolate chips
l/3 cup butter
16 large marshmallows Continue reading
This recipe for Perfect oatmeal cookies! was submitted from Canada by Ashley Marie Thompson for inclusion in The Global Recipe Project cookbook. Thank you, Ashley Marie, for your generous contribution to this charitable cookbook project!
Ingredients (Makes about 1 ½ dozen small cookies)
1/2 cup butter, soft
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups oats
1/2 cup medjool dates, chopped, packed
Step 1) Blend together your butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with a spatula until even and smooth.
Step 2) Whisk together your flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, and oats.
Step 3) Fold your dry ingredients into your butter mixture until almost completely combined, but not quite.
Step 4) At this stage: add your chopped dates, and continue mixing until evenly incorporated.
Step 5) Place your cookie dough in the fridge (for at least one hour) and preheat your oven to 375 F.
Step 6) After your dough has rested one hour in the fridge- roll cookie balls 2 TB each in size, and squish them down with the palm of your hand on a silicone baking tray or parchment lined sheet pan.
Step 7) These cookies won’t spread much at all so keep that in mind, you can leave 1 or 2 cm between each of them on the tray and have no ‘giant pancake’ issues 😉
Step 8) Bake the cookies for about 6 mins, then rotate the tray and baking approx. another 6 mins depending how crispy you like the edges. Cool on a wire rack 20 mins.
Step 9) To store: place cookies in a sealed plastic bag, suck out some of the air, and seal shut. Keeps about one week!
My Mom makes these and, like everything my Mom makes, Raisin Crunch cookies are delicious. I enjoy Raisin Crunch Cookies with coffee, because they are crunchy enough to hold up to a quick dunk. To be fair, I enjoy anything with coffee, but still… Happy baking!
Ingredients (Makes 4 dozen)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup oats (I use old fashioned; quick oats will also work)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisin bran cereal (variations such as “Honey Bunches of Oats” also work well)
1 1/4 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup raisins
Step 1) Cream together butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix well.
Step 2) Fold in cereal, coconut, and raisins.
Step 3) Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 14 – 16 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Step 4) Remove from oven and allow cookies to rest on the baking sheets for 4 minutes. This helps them to crisp – and these cookies are supposed to be crispy! After 4 minutes, transfer cookies to cooling racks. Allow to cool completely before covering and storing.
I’ll admit it. I was a bit skeptical of flourless baking in the past. After finding success with Grandpa John’s Flourless Chocolate Cake, I was inspired! These Tropical Flourless Cookies, packed full of flavor from very ripe bananas, flaked coconut, and chocolate, are fabulous. In fact, they’re so fabulous that you’ll never even notice the lack of flour or added refined sugar! Give ’em a whirl and let me know what you think.
3 very ripe bananas (skins should be black)
1 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips Continue reading
Springtime is perfect for festively decorated cookies, and what could be more festive than cookies decorated to resemble brightly colored Easter eggs? Today’s recipe begins with a rich, delicious sugar cookie and ends with a deceptively simple decorating technique. You won’t need buttercream frosting today, folks… we’re using something even more amazing!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg Continue reading
French Macarons might be the best dessert to ever emerge from Crowded Earth Kitchen. How’s that for an endorsement to try this recipe?
A Google search for “French Macarons” will turn up… wait for it… 630,000 hits. Does the world really need 630,001? Yes. Here’s why! You see, here at Crowded Earth Kitchen, we sorted through a good long many of those 630,000 links, picking up tips and ideas along the way. The end result is Continue reading