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Sweet and Salty Cookies

April 12, 2012

Sweet and Salty Cookies (noun): [sweet and sawl-tee kook-ee] A crunchy cookie loaded with sweet mini chocolate chips, salty pretzel pieces and gooey chunks of caramel


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 8 oz. bag caramels (approximately 25 pieces), unwrapped and chopped into pea sized pieces
  • 1 cup broken up pretzels


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating to combine after each

  •  In a mdium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the large bowl, mixing until combined

  • Chop up your caramel pieces (you may have to use a food processor for this)

  • Measure out your mini chocolate chips

  • Crush up the pretzels into small pieces

  • Gently stir in the chunky ingredients – chocolate chips, caramel, and pretzels

  • Bake for approximately 10 miutes, then let cool on a wire rack

  • Serve and enjoy!


Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

September 22, 2011

Cheesecake Swirled Brownies (noun): [cheez-keyk swurl-ed brou-nees] A moist chocolate fudge brownie scattered with mini chocolate chips and marbled with rich, creamy cheesecake. 


  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • Eggs*
  • Vegetable/canola oil*
  • Water*
  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
*Measurements vary depending on what type of brownie mix you get.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with either butter and flour, or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine the brownie mix, water, oil, and eggs as directed on the back of the box.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • If desired, add in the chocolate chips and stir until combines.
  • Pour evenly into the prepared baking pan.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar and mix until smooth.

  • Add in the vanilla extract and mix once more to combine.

  • Scatter spoonfuls of the cheesecake mixture on top of the brownie mixture.

  • Take a knife and run it through the batter, swirling the two mixtures together.

  • Bake for 20-30 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

  • Once the brownies have cooled completely, cut and serve!