Friday, February 19, 2016


Last weekend I had the great pleasure of making cookies and Valentines (for them to give to their families) with two of my grandsons on Saturday and then with my dear granddaughter on Sunday.  We made simple Spreads cookies - on Friday with milk chocolate topping and on Sunday with white chocolate topping.  These cookies are both simple and delicious.  A great cookie to make with kids.  I told my granddaughter that this would be a great cookie for her to make for the first time on her own.
These cookies are so simple - just a few ingredients.

Spreads Cookies Recipe

Preheat oven to 350°


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter (two sticks) softened
1 egg, room temp
2 cups AP flour, preferably King Arthur
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
8 ounces of chips – your choice semi-sweet, white, butterscotch, etc.


In your mixer whip the butter until fluffy, add the brown sugar to incorporate, in a separate bowl mix together the egg and the vanilla and add to the butter, then add the salt and finally add the two cups of flour.
Once the mixture is all incorporated spread onto a Silpat lined cookie sheet making a rectangle as smooth and even as possible.  You want the mixture to be as even as possible.
Bake for about 15 minutes, remove from the oven and put the chips on top and return to the oven for approximately 1 minute 30 seconds.  Remove from the oven and spread the chocolate (or other chips) to the edges of the cookies and then place your toppings.  Let the cookies completely cool and cut into squares.

On Saturday Heath and I made Spreads with semi-sweet milk chocolate chips, Heath bar chips (natch!) and walnuts that we put into the food processor - we called these "English Toffee Bars."

Once the cookies are done and you put the chips on to melt then simply add  your toppings, let the cookies cool and cut into squares.
On Sunday Missy Belle wanted to do white chocolate chips...

A mixture of sprinkles, jimmies, Hawaiian rainbow sugar and red hearts for Valentine's day were Belle's choices.
Cooled and ready to cut...
We placed them in a Valentine tray, covered with plastic wrap, added a bow and she was ready to take her Valentine cookies home for the family - with her homemade cards too!

Hubby, Belle and I liked the ones with the white chocolate best but there are so many ways to make these your cookie.  Some semi-sweet (or Hershey's chips) then add crushed graham crackers and little marshmallows, butterscotch chips and some walnuts and drizzle with caramel - or just add the chips - whatever your little heart desires. Have some fun with this cookie.

Recipe adapted from the Pioneer Woman.

Thank you for stopping by.





  2. Probably having these yummy cookies Anonymous. You should give them a try, so easy and so yummy. Thank you so much for stopping by. jj