Caramel Coconut Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Caramel Coconut Cookies

I’m so happy because this month out wonderful host choose one of my favorite ingredients delicious soft, chewy, sweet Caramel.
It is in all forms the most versatile and perfect ingredient for a delicious cookie specially when we add coconut and nuts.
This cookies are just perfect with a cold glass of milk or a cup of tea, crunchy not to sweet but with enough caramel flavor to satisfy a demanding audience.
I love this cookies because they are easy, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and if you are hungry for some cookies, we want all kinds here, of course made with our special ingredient, Caramel.. Yum!
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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In a bowl cram sugars and butter until light and fluffy, add the egg, mix water and vanilla and add to the cream mixture.

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Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda and gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well, then in another bowl mix caramel bits, pecans and coconut with a teaspoon of flour and add to the above mixture by hand.

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Then in a baking sheet with some parchment paper, drop by tablespoons 2 in. apart and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes 32 cookies.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 16 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Caramel–any kind of caramel in any kind of cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. Please be patient though, as this month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often!

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Mini Alfajor Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Mini Alfajor Cookies

This month we have sandwich cookies for you, and we love Alfajor cookies.
The cookies are original from Peru and every country has there variation, I love to make this one the crumbles a little while you eat it.
In the center of the cookie you will find super delicious Dulce de Leche, I know I use it a lot, but it is completely addictive and that is the filling for this cookies.
So easy to make and very delicious, great for parties or any kind of fun activity like a picnic; a plus to these cookies is the they don’t melt.
Make the cookies and let me know what was your favorite part and of course how much you like them.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 can Dulce de Leche
  • Powder sugar for decoration

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of a electric mixer add sugar, flour, butter and egg yolks, mix for 2 minutes, then add the milk.
Place the dough in a lithely flour surface and roll out, using a small cookie cutter cut the cookies and place on a baking sheet, repeat until you run out of dough.
Bake for 15 minutes.

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Place on a cooling rack and let it cool completely before adding 2 tablespoons of Dulce De Leche to on cookie, cover with the other, sprinkle some powder sugar and Bum! ready to eat.

This recipe makes 30 cookies

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Sandwich Cookies–any kind of cookie presented as any kind of sandwich, we’re laid back because that means more cookies for everyone! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Ginger Sour Cream Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Ginger Sour Cream CookiesI love, love, love this time of the year, and all the cookies, cakes, turkey, ham you named it, it is just a delicious moment to be coking and baking.
And of course this month #CreativeCookieExchange theme is all about ginger. It is the second favorite ingredients, besides pumpkin puree.
We all love to baked and cook with this seasonal ingredients, and today I made this different kind of ginger cookie, it is like cookie and cake in one, and my daughter said you can dip then in chocolate for even more decadent flavor.
They have a rich flavor of ginger and a tanginess from the sour cream, this is just perfect to change up the traditional ginger cookies, and pack this holiday with this different and delicious Ginger Sour Cream Cookies.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups super fine sugar
  • 1 stick soften butter
  • 2 egg
  • 1 cup of fat free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grown ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon grown nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of crystalize ginger

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, add the eggs one at the time.
  3. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients, then add to the mixture above alternating with the sour cream.
  4. You will have a very soft dough, and that is ok.
  5. Place teaspoon of the dough in a baking sheet, and place a little pice of crystalize ginger in the center of the cookies.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Once ready place on a cooling rack.

This recipe makes 40 cookies.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Ginger! Dried and ground, candied, fresh–if you like ginger in your cookies you have come to the right place! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Churro Style Cookies #TheLeftoversClub

churro style sweet little earsWelcome to another month of good delicious leftovers with #TheLeftoversClub, and don’t get me wrong, we are not sending leftovers to our friends, this is just a funny way to call our fabulous group.
Let me tell you, it is really easy, we send delicious treats to our friends every month, for real, and I love it because I can taste something completely different.
This month I decide to make something very simple, you know with all the make ahead dishes we make for the holidays, sometimes it is difficult to choose a good recipe to send.
This sweet little ears, are not really ears, in my country they are call Orejitas, just because it resembles an ear, funny right?
And there are super simple to make, delicious, crunchy and warm, with all the cinnamon I add, oh very important I forgot to tell the it’s like eating a little buttery churro, Yum!
My little ears are churro inspired, because everybody love churros and why not chance the concept a little.
Hope you enjoy.

If you want to join The Leftovers Club just click and make sure to read all the rules or just send me an email and I will send the info to you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 sheets of Puff Pastry
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
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Mix sugar and cinnamon, you can used a baking pan and keep it there, it is less messy that way.

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Ok, place one of the puff pastries sheets on the table and roll in each end, making sure each end will make it to the center of the pastry, you can be fancy and measure, but this is a stress free recipe.

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Then cut the pastry in 2 inch pieces, and press each piece on the sugar and cinnamon mixture. This is a very important step because they need to be super coated with the sugar, the flavor of this “cookies” is very important in the recipe.

Bake for 15 minutes, let it cool completely or as me eat it when warm.

This recipe makes 28 little cookies.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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Spooky Almond Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

spooky almond cookiesWho doesn’t love this time of the year? It is super special and incredibly perfect for all things sweet and yummy.
And of course cookies are one of the best things to eat today, tomorrow and always, and to help you celebrate Halloween we at the #CreativeCookieExchange made this event specially for all of you the need new and different ideas to give as a treat for Halloween.
Yes, delicious and spooky recipes there are made to indulge your sweet tooth.
I made my spooky almond cookies, and am sure you will be super surprise with this cookies, there are so different and sweet, delicious, crunchy, well you need to make them and try.
So, enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup almond flour

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form, then add the sugar little by little and the vanilla extract, beat for 5 more minutes,
  3. Once ready, add the chopped almonds and stir by hand, then add the almond flour and stir by hand as well until well incorporated.
  4. With the help of a little ice cream scoop, place little balls on a previously grease cookie sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Do not worry if the cookies spread a little. Let it cool completely before eating.
    This cookies are highly addictive so make sure to make more the one batch.
  6. This recipe makes 24 cookies.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Halloween! Spooky, silly, creepy, we’ve got it all! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Coconut Meringues #TheLeftoverClub

coconut meringuesOk is that time again, the one when we are sending and sharing delicious recipes to other members of the club.
And this month I was really into light and different specially because summer is not very pleasant to weather to be baking a lot.
Thats why I make this light and super delicious coconut meringues, with a touch of sunset, because I add some orange color, they look pretty.
And please leve me comment with your thoughts about my easy, easy, easy, coconut meringues.
Enjoy.

If you want to join The Leftovers Club just click and make sure to read all the rules or just send me an email and I will send the info to you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • orange food coloring

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a electric mixer, combine, egg whites, salt, cream of tartar and coconut extract, beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  5. With a toothpick, paint stripes of the orange food coloring on the inside of a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch open star tip, and carefully transfer meringue into the bag.
  6. Pipe the meringues in the shape the you like, I like a flower type shape.
  7. Bake for 2 hours or until meringues appear dry and firm when lightly touched.

This recipe makes 28 meringues.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hours
Level of the recipe: Easy

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No bake Coconut Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

no bake coconut cookiesThis month we have no bake ideas for you, the cookies you can make the hold summer without the heat of the oven.
We want you to share with you family delicious, easy and amazing recipes, specially when the weather is not that friendly.
Thats way we at the #CreativeCookieExchange group want you to enjoy this amazing recipes.
Grab a chair and start cooking some incredible cookies.
I made this soft and chewy coconut cookies, with corn flakes and sweet condensed milk, two of my daughters favorites, no bake, no problem because they love them, easy and fast, for a simple dessert after a great meal.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 1 can sweet condense milk
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a sauce pan ad butter and condensed milk and let ir bowl in low heat for 1 minute, then ad vanilla, coconut and corn flakes and mix until combine.
  2. Place tablespoons of the cookie in a wax paper and let ir cool completely.

This recipe makes 30 cookies.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The Creative Cookie Exchange theme this month is Beat the Heat with No Bake Cookies. Even if we don’t want to turn on the oven, we still want cookies! If
you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura via email (thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com) and she will get you added to our Facebook group
where we coordinate events. You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Facebook page our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month!

Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

No Bake Cookie Butter Cookies from Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

No Bake Bourbon Pecan Cookies from Renee at Magnolia Days

Kashata Cookies from Stacy at Food Lust People Love

Strawberry and Cream No Bake Cookies from Miranda at Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Cookies from Becca at It’s Yummi!

No Bake Kit Kat Squares from Holly at A Baker’s House

Indoor S’mores Bars from Karen at Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Nutella Clusters from Tara at Noshing with the Nolands

Chunky Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cookie Slice from Jill of Made with Love

No Bake Coconut Cookies from Kathya at Basic N Delicious

Lemon Blueberry Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

lemon blueberry cookiesOk guys is the time to share delicious cookies, are you ready? Well this month we have a variety of cookies inspired in next month independence day, so you can plan ahead for the picnic or family gather.
All things delicious, with different ingredients and all shapes and colors.
I made this lemon blueberry cookies, pack in fresh blueberries, and refreshing lemon flavor, they are like cake type of cookie, so not the typical crunchy cookie, but super delicious.
I hope you like them as much as we did.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • the zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • pitch of salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  2. Place sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and cream for 5 minutes, add the egg and mix for 1 more minute.
  3. Add vanilla extract, in another bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder and lemon zest, and alternate with the milk to the above mixture.
  4. Add by hand the blueberries and incorporate very carefully,
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. After the hour place the dough in little balls, about 1 tablespoon each, and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes 30 cookies.

Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour of chilling
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The Creative Cooke Exchange theme this month is Red, White, and Blue. Independence Day is coming soon and we have to celebrate! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura via email (thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com) and she will get you added to our Facebook group where we coordinate events.

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Facebook page, our Pinterest Board, and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

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Coconut Dulce de Leche Cookies #TheLeftoversClub

coconut dulce de leche cookiesFor this month #TheLeftoversClub I decide to make this super delicious cookies with some homemade Dulce de Leche that is just delicious, and I really hope my friend Cheralee Stover, love just as much as we do.
Mix in with some coconut and other addictive ingredients, like butter, this cookies are perfect for a snack or just to sweet a little your day, in any case you don’t need any excuse to enjoy this fabulous cookies.

If you want to join The Leftovers Club just click and make sure to read all the rules or just send me an email and I will send the info to you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of Dulce de Leche
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup graded coconut
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a stand mixer cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, add the dulce de leche, egg and vanilla extract mix until incorporated, then add all the dry ingredients, and mix for 3 minutes, then add by hand the coconut.
  3. With a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop, add scoops of the batter in a cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.

This recipe makes 30 cookies.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy



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Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars #CreativeCookieExchange

dulce de leche cookiesOh yes! we have cookies again, and we are celebrating a little early 5 de Mayo, because we want for you to have all what you need before this huge celebration.
All the cookies the we make today are inspired in this celebration, all Mexican or latin inspired cuisine.
I made, this delicious Dulce de Leche cookies, so easy and so good, they are made with only a few ingredients and I know you don’t believe it but the flavor of the dulce the leche is not heavy, so you can enjoy more then one piece, and the change I did is the instead of round cookies I spice it up by making little squares or bars, easier and different you know me I’m very practical, I like simple and easy recipes.
And know you just need to buy or make a good Dulce de Leche so you can make this super delicious cookies, and share with your family and friends, and don’t forget to make some extra for your 5 de mayo celebration too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 /2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Dulce de Leche
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, then add the dulce de leche, in other bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda and add to the mixture above, place the dough in a 8×8 pyrex, previously grease, and distribute well in the pyrex.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Cool completely before cutting in pieces, if you prefer, you can shape in round cookies.

This recipe makes one hold cookie.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

And for more inspired, delicious cookies for 5 de mayo and more check out my friends amazing recipes.

The theme this month is Cinco de Mayo – and what better way to celebrate than baking cookies! Creative Cookie Exchange has decided to stop using the linky. What this means is that the only way to join in the fun is to become a host. Just contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Facebook page, our Pinterest Board, and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made: