The kids loved making this cookie cake just as much as they loved eating it! It consists of a soft butter cookie, whipped cream cheese frosting and then we topped it with lots of fresh berries! It was the perfect cooking project for them with just a little assistance from me. Return to the Kitchen… Continue reading Butter Cookie Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
My husband and I both enjoy lifting weights and he participates in body building competitions so we are always looking for more ways to add protein to our diet. These no bake chocolate peanut butter protein bars are super easy to make and use dates for sweetness. They will be great for breakfast, an on… Continue reading No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Return to the Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Affiliates Program. This post may contain affiliate links for which we may earn a profit if a purchase is made at no additional cost to you. We're in Connecticut visiting with family for this week between Christmas and New Years and the kids have gotten… Continue reading Buttercream Frosting
It's the final day for the 7 days of cookies! These cookies are like little cakes and the flavor can be changed depending on preferences. For this recipe you’ll notice my theme of orange in the cookies and icing. The orange juice must remain in the recipe but you could change the extract to vanilla… Continue reading Italian Cookies
Moist, chewy, creamy... these cream cheese logs are delicious! Plus, they only need 4 ingredients making them super easy to put together. A couple tips for making these: they will not grow much in the oven so you usually get them all on one baking dish and don't skip the second roll in powdered sugar.
Bark is such an easy thing to make with the kids! It’s super easy to customize and make all kinds of different flavor combinations. This one is a simple chocolate pretzel bark. We melted a bag of Ghiradelli white chocolate chips and spread it out thin on parchment on a cookie sheet. Then put M&M’s… Continue reading Chocolate Pretzel Bark
These are chocolate mint cookies that just happen to look like reindeer poop. The kids will get a kick out of the name and love the flavor! I highly recommend storing these in separate air tight container away from other cookies so they don't share their minty flavor.
These Russian Tea Cakes are one of my personal favorites and a must have cookie for the holidays!
Cranberry Noel cookies are a delicious combination of cranberry, pecan and coconut loaded in a dough similar to shortbread. The method is simple and then they are a slice and bake cookie! To start the dough, cream together the butter and sugar. You can do this with a stand mixer or hand mixer. Then, add… Continue reading Cranberry Noel Cookies
What better cookie to start out cookie week than Snickerdoodles?? They are such a classic and always a crowd pleaser... who doesn't love cinnamon and sugar? These are also a great cookie for beginners and kids! My kids love to take the job of rolling the cookies in the cinnamon and sugar before they go… Continue reading Snickerdoodles