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My Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders are a nice healthy lunch or dinner recipe to add to your menu! The entire family will love these flavorful homemade tenders.
Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders are just what your dinner menu needs this week!  Packed with flavorful Parmesan and ground pecans, they are flavorful and crisp!  Be sure to check out my spicier chicken tender recipe too!

My family goes nuts for homemade chicken tenders so I knew I wanted to make a healthy pecan coated version.

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How To Make Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

Place your Fisher Pecan Halves and parmesan cheese into a food processor.  Pulse until finely ground.

Chicken Tenders

Place into a bowl and add your bread crumbs and seasonings.

Chicken Tenders

Press your chicken tenders into pecan mixture, coating each side generously.

Chicken Tenders

Place coated chicken tenders into an olive oil drizzle hot skillet.  Let cook and brown on both sides until cooked through.  Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces.  They also are great sliced up over salad and pasta.  Enjoy!

Chicken Tenders

Tips For Making Chicken Tender Recipes

*Make sure your skillet is preheated nice and hot before adding coated chicken tenders.  This helps with that nice crispy crust.

*The last couple minutes of cooking tenders in skillet, turn them on their sides to get all sides golden.  Takes just a minute on each side.

*Serve with a variety of dipping sauces such as Ranch Dressing, a mix of Ranch Dressing and Sriracha and straight Sriracha.  Lots of great options.

How To Serve Chicken Tender Recipes

You’ve got lots of options actually.  My chicken tenders are great by themselves with some dipping sauces.  You could also serve them with a nice salad and breadsticks.  One more option for you is some homemade mashed potatoes.

Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken fingers, chicken strips, chicken tender recipes, chicken tenders, homemade chicken fingers, homemade chicken tenders
Servings: 8
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup Fisher Pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place pecans and Parmesan into a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Place into a large shallow dish and stir in bread crumbs, salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  3. Press chicken strips into pecan mixture, coating both sides. Place coated chicken strips into hot saute pan. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked through and browned. Remove strips from skillet and let cool on a baking rack or paper towel lined plate. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 338mg 14%
Potassium 273mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
It was such a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you this recipe.  This post was in partnership with Fisher Nuts, Feb 2015, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Breakfast and Brunch

This Blueberry Almond French Toast Bake makes the perfect breakfast or brunch for family and friends!  Packed with fresh blueberries and almonds, this is a winner!

French Toast Bake

This sweet French toast bake is so simple to prepare and has so many of my favorite ingredients in one dish.  Simple to prepare and a breakfast treat!  Check out my Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake too!

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How To Prepare French Toast Bake

 

French Toast Bake

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you delicious recipes.  I always have a great time in the kitchen experimenting with some of my favorite ingredients.

French Toast Bake

Place your bread cubes into a baking dish sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

French Toast Bake

Pour in the fresh blueberries.

French Toast Bake

Sliced almonds up next.

French Toast Bake

Place your whipping cream into a bowl of 8 large eggs.

 

French Toast Bake

Brown sugar and pinch of salt.  Add your cinnamon, vanilla and almond extract.  Whisk until well combined.

French Toast Bake

Pour mixture over bread cubes.

French Toast Bake

Take a fork and press bread cubes so they’re completely covered with the cream mixture.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set in middle.

French Toast Bake

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.  Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

 

French Toast Bake
Enjoy!

Blueberry Almond French Toast Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked french toast, baked french toast recipe, breakfast, breakfast casserole, breakfast recipe, french toast bake, french toast bake recipe, french toast recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cubed French bread
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup Fisher Nuts sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups  heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 9x13 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place cubed bread, blueberries and almonds into baking dish. Place milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, almond extract and salt into a large bowl, whisk to combine. Pour evenly over bread mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and drizzle with pure maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Almond French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Potassium 162mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher nuts in 2016. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Cookies

Sharing these gorgeous Chocolate Marshmallow Peppermint Bars, the BEST brownie recipe for your guests!  Perfect for your Holiday baking.

best brownie recipe

The best brownie recipe is making its’ way to your kitchen this Holiday season!  These bars are a chocolate lovers dream!  Chewy with the perfect crunch from candy canes and marshmallow bits.  Your guests are going to go crazy for these.  They make festive gifts for your family and friends too.  For more Christmas recipes see HERE.

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How To Make The Best Brownie Recipe

best brownie recipe

You’ll need a few easy to find ingredients that you are likely to already have in your pantry and refrigerator.  It’s always a pleasure partnering with Karo® Syrup to bring you a festive treat that is sure to be the star of the dessert table!

best brownie recipe

Start by adding your softened butter and brown sugar to a large mixing bowl.  Add your Karo® Dark Corn Syrup.  Mix well then add 2 eggs, vanilla, and stir until well combined.

 

best brownie recipe

Add your dry ingredients and give a good stir until dough forms.

best brownie recipe
Transfer batter to a parchment lined baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and let cool.

best brownie recipe

Once your bars are cool, frost with a thin layer of chocolate frosting and top with crushed candy cane pieces and marshmallow bits.  Wait until you sink your teeth into these chewy chocolate brownies.

best brownie recipe

Enjoy!

Tips For Making These Bars

Make sure you use parchment paper to line your baking dish.  Makes it much easier to pull out bars to cut into squares.

Use a plastic knife to cut your brownies into squares.  No sticking, no mess!

Store any leftover brownies in an airtight container for 3 days on counter or 5 days in refrigerator.

These make great neighbor gifts too!

Chocolate Marshmallow Peppermint Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best brownie recipe, brownie, brownie recipe, brownies, chocolate, holiday, holiday baking, holiday entertaining, how to make homemade brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 426 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared chocolate frosting
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow bits or mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line 7x11 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Slowly stir in flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder until dough forms. Transfer to baking dish, spread evenly and bake for 25 minutes or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.
  3. When bars are cooled, spread with frosting and top evenly with marshmallow bits and crushed candy cane pieces. Cut into squares and serve room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by THIS from Karo Website.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Marshmallow Peppermint Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Potassium 226mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 54g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Karo® Syrup in 2016. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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So excited to share these peanut butter cookies I call, Peanut Butter Party Chippers!  Easy peanut butter cookies that taste like a million bucks.  You’re going to love these!
peanut butter cookies

Making peanut butter cookies are some of my very favorite cookies to make!  These are simple to make and perfectly peanut butter-sweet.  Grab your favorite sprinkles and have a blast decorate these fun party perfect cookies.

Hope you enjoy!  Be sure to follow Picky Palate on Instagram for sneak peeks on what’s coming next to the blog!

Thrilled to partner with SKIPPY for a fun new cookie recipe!

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

Scoop out 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter to use for the cookies.

peanut butter cookies

Add your peanut butter and pudding to the mixing bowl.

peanut butter cookies

Add your chocolate chips.  I prefer the mini chocolate chips for the mini cookies.

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Party Chippers

Add your egg then give a good stir to combine.

peanut butter cookies

Use a small or mini cookie scoop and place dough 1 inch apart.

peanut butter cookies

Use a fork to press a criss cross into each cookie.

peanut butter cookies

Perfect.  Ready to bake!  11-13 minutes at 350 degrees F.

peanut butter cookies

Dip cooled cookies halfway into melted chocolate.  I like to use Ghirardelli melting wafers.  They work perfectly.

peanut butter cookies

Place onto parchment paper.

peanut butter cookies

Sprinkle time!

peanut butter cookies

Colorful, adorable and ready to party!

peanut butter cookies

Here you have Peanut Butter Party Chippers.  Can’t wait for you to try these!!

peanut butter cookies

Perfect for your upcoming parties.  Enjoy 🙂

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter Party Chippers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, cookies, easy peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookie recipe, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookies recipe
Servings: 16
Calories: 155 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3.4 ounce box Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate melts
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. Place peanut butter, pudding mix, egg and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. With a small cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, placing 1 inch apart. With tines of a fork, press a criss cross into each cookie. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before transferring.
  3. Melt chocolate melts in microwave safe bowl until creamy and smooth. Dip cooled cookies halfway into melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper and top with sprinkles. Let chocolate set up and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Party Chippers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with SKIPPY in 2015. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Sharing my Kitchen Sink Skillet with you today that makes the PERFECT Skillet Cookie to share with family and friends!  Baking cookies has never been more fun!
Skillet Cookie

Baking Skillet Cookies is one of my favorite ways to make cookies with a small group.  You get to all grab a spoon and dig in together around the kitchen table.  Perfect for your upcoming parties!  Get your favorite friends together and have a fun skillet cookie party!

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What Kind of Skillet Should I Use For Skillet Cookies?

Skillet Cookie

I prefer to use cast iron skillets for my skillet cookies, but any skillet with a heat-proof handle works great!  Since it’s baked in the oven, the handle needs to be metal, not plastic.

Can you practically taste the dough?!  So good!

What Does “Kitchen Sink” Cookies Mean?

Skillet Cookie

When you hear “kitchen sink” cookies, it refers to the saying, Everything but the kitchen sink!  This means, just about everything is included in this cookie dough.  So many great ingredients!

How Should I Serve Skillet Cookies?

Serve your skillet cookies right out of the skillet making sure your guests know the skillet is hot.  Make sure you wrap the handle with a towel to ensure no one accidentally touches it.  Top your skillet cookies with vanilla ice cream and even drizzle with chocolate sauce and warm caramel!  Doesn’t get better than that!

Skillet Cookie

What Else Can I Add To My Kitchen Sink Cookie Dough?

One of my favorite things about baking cookies, is you can personalize them to all of your favorite things!  If you like certain nuts or candy bars, chop them up and add them to your skillet cookie.  Just about anything goes.  Enjoy!

Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate chip cookie recipe, holiday baking, holiday entertaining, skillet chocolate chip cookie, skillet cookie, skillet cookie recipe, the best chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 8
Calories: 307 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray an 8-10 inch oven proof skillet with cooking spray.

  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla, mixing to combine. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Stir in chips, marshmallows pecans and coconut stirring until just combined. Press into skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and baked through. Remove and serve warm, top with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Potassium 88mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Albertsons Company and O Organics October 2014. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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My Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos make the perfect Holiday treat for your family and friends!  Simple to prepare and topped with festive goodies!
Chocolate Covered Oreos

Making these chocolate covered Oreos is so much for for Holiday Plates!  Such an easy Christmas recipe!  This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in helping.  They love adding the pecans and candy cane pieces to the cookies.

Always a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new Holiday treat. They make the perfect gift for family and friends.  All of my favorite flavors wrapped up in one festive cookie.

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How To Make Candied Pecans

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Let’s get started with candied pecans recipe.  Add some sugar and cinnamon into the pan with the pecans over medium low heat.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Add some water to bring everything together.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

A pinch of salt.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Let bubble and boil for a good 5 minutes.  Transfer to parchment paper to dry and set up.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

These Ghirardelli melting wafers are amazing.  So easy to get melted chocolate…in a hurry.  I’ve been using them for the last couple of years.  I find them in the baking isle of my grocery store.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Ready for dipping!

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

You’ll also need some Oreo Cookies and crushed candy cane pieces for baking.  These are great, they don’t melt and they hold their crunch perfectly. Found my bag at World Market.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate.  I left 1/3 not dipped, but you can dip the whole cookie if you prefer.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

While the chocolate is still melted press pecans on cookie and sprinkle with candy cane pieces.  Let set up for about 15 minutes.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

So much fun!  They look great wrapped up in a cellophane bag for gift giving.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best christmas cookies, christmas, christmas cookie, christmas cookies, holiday, holiday baking, oreo, oreo cookie recipe, oreos
Servings: 15
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Fisher Pecan Halves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • a pinch kosher salt
  • 12 ounces chocolate melts
  • 12-15 Oreo Cookies
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane pieces
Instructions
  1. Place pecan halves into a medium non stick skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and water until combined. Stir and let pecans bubble cook for about 5 minutes. Mixture will become thick. Pour pecans onto parchment paper to cool for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Dip cookies into melted chocolate, press a candied pecan on top and sprinkle with candy cane pieces. Place onto parchment paper to set up. Once chocolate hardens, serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post was in partnership with Fisher Nuts however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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My Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars make the best Christmas cookies for Holiday baking!  Hope you enjoy these flavor packed cookie bars!

christmas cookies

Making Christmas cookies this time of year is such a fun tradition.  You won’t be sorry adding these soft, perfectly spiced cookie bars to your baking list this year.  I’ve got step by step photos on How To Brown Butter, so no worries if this is your first time.  It’s simple with my tips.

Festive soft gingersnap flavors meet chewy chocolate chip cookie bars.  You don’t want to miss this recipe!  Enjoy!

How To Make Delicious Christmas Cookies

christmas cookies

To start, add the sugars to a large mixing bowl.  See my post for full instructions on how to brown butter.  Add the cooled brown butter to the sugars.  Mix well then add the eggs and vanilla.

christmas cookies

Time for your dry ingredients. Give a good mix.

christmas cookies

If your grocery store doesn’t sell these fun chocolate stars, chocolate chips will do just fine 🙂  My Target has these during the Holidays, score!

christmas cookies

I love the big bite of chocolate the stars bring to the bars.

christmas cookies

Transfer your dough to a parchment lined 9×13-inch baking dish.  Now, they’re ready for the oven.

christmas cookies

Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes, until cooked through, then let cool before cutting into squares.

christmas cookies

Thank you chocolate stars 🙂

christmas cookies

Chewy and fabulous.  Enjoy.

Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best christmas cookies, christmas, christmas cookie recipe, christmas cookies, cookie bars, gingersnap cookies, holiday, holiday baking
Servings: 16
Calories: 188 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 bag chocolate stars or chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan and let cook/bubble until browned and golden. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Place browned butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until combined then add eggs, molasses and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Slowly stir in all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and chocolate stars or chips. Stir until combined then transfer to prepared baking dish spreading evenly. Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool for 30-60 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Sugars 27g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored post for Gold Medal Flour however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sharing these festive Peppermint Patty Stuffed Cookies today! Chrismtas Cookies are the BEST!  These look amazing for gifting to neighbors and friends this Holiday season.
Peppermint Patty

Baking Christmas recipes this season might be one of my favorite things….ever!  You’ll want to add this Peppermint Patty, chocolate lover’s dream cookie to your baking list.  It’s simple to prepare and perfectly festive with chocolate and peppermint flavors.  Enjoy!

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How To Make a Simple Christmas Cookie

Peppermint Patty

You’ll need some simple ingredients to get started.  If you are short on time, use pre-made cookie dough and chocolate frosting as in this recipe.  Trust me, no-one will even know.

Peppermint Patty

Place your cookie dough into a mixing bowl and crumble like so.

Peppermint Patty

Add your cocoa powder.

Peppermint Patty

Heavy whipping cream up next!

Peppermint Patty

Add a touch of flour to the bowl.  Give a good mix to combine ingredients.

Peppermint Patty

Wrap cookie dough around each peppermint patty and bake!

Peppermint Patty

Once completely cooled, frost with a light layer of chocolate frosting.

Peppermint Patty

Top with crushed candy canes.

Peppermint Patty

How gorgeous and simple are these?!

Peppermint Patty

Perfect for your Christmas Cookie Exchanges!  Enjoy friends.

Peppermint Patty

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
cooling time
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate cookie, christmas, christmas cookie, holiday, peppermint, peppermint patty, peppermint patty recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 426 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 roll 16.5 oz Pillsbury Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons Heavy whipping cream
  • 24 York minis dark chocolate peppermint patties from 8 oz package
  • 3/4 cup chocolate frosting from 16-0z container
  • 1/3 cup hard peppermint candies crushed (about 14 candies)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and place cookie dough into a large bowl breaking up with a spoon. Add cocoa powder, flour and heavy cream, stirring to combine.
  2. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough into your hands and place a peppermint patty on top. Scoop another tablespoon of dough on top of peppermint patty. Form dough around peppermint patty so that dough is completely covering the chocolate. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.
  3. When cooled, spread a thin layer of frosting over tops of cookies then sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Patty Stuffed Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 66g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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peppermint patty


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Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!