The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

I think its pretty safe to say that my 6-year-old’s favorite holiday is Halloween.  He’s been trying to decide on a costume since June, and relishes the thought of joining his neighborhood friends on a hunt for copious amounts of candy.  To celebrate my son’s passion for his favorite spooky holiday, I wanted to create a treat that I know he would love.  With a little help from the fabulous people at Oxo, I was able to create these scary-cute Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders!

Oxo Tools

As you can see here, I have some great tools from Oxo.  I’m also proudly participating in the Oxo Bake a Difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer campaign.  With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and OXO’s has launched its annual program benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!  Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer, a disease which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

CFKC Sticker

In the month of September, for every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its *$100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. (Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers with the sticker above.)  For a list of all the fabulous baking tools that Oxo will donate proceeds from, click here.  For a store locator to find these great Oxo baking tools, click here.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

With a few of those fantastic Oxo baking tools, I was able to easily create these fun Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders.  I utilized the circle cookie cutter from the 3-piece cookie cutter set, the Bent Icing Knife for the base frosting, as well as the Cookie Spatula and measuring cups and spoons during baking.  I have to say that these Oxo baking tools are quality items.  They’re built to last.  I have many other Oxo tools in my kitchen, and I’ve had them for many years, as they’re some of the hardest working, most utilized tools in my kitchen.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

 

With the help of the Oxo tools these spooky spiders were a cinch to make!  The chocolate sugar cookie dough is rolled out and cut with the cutters.  Once the cookies cool, you’ll use a bit of frosting as the base.  I then used a #233 (Grass) piping tip with the same chocolate frosting piped over the top of the cookie.  The legs are broken pieces of pretzels, and the eyes are edible candy eyes.  The candy eyes are sold at Target, Michaels and other grocery and craft suppliers.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

 

These would make a fun Halloween party treats, great classroom goodies or a fantastic fall bake sale item.  Here’s the recipe for these spookie-cute spiders:

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Spiders
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18 medium cookies
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party! Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!
Ingredients
  • 2½ c. flour
  • ½ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 c. butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 3½ c. powdered sugar
  • ½ c. butter, room temperature
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3-4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside. With a stand or hand mixer, combine the butter and sugar and cream together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla continue to beat with the mixer. Gradually add the dry ingredients until completely combined. Batter will be stiff. Lay out two large pieces of plastic wrap, and divide the batter into two portions and flatten into disks. Refrigerate for at least two hours or over night.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take the dough out of the refrigerator. Sprinkle the surface with baking cocoa and roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about 1 cm in thickness. Using a round cookie cutter, cut the circles of dough. Place 6 cookies on an baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes. Cool cookies on cooling rack, and let cool completely before frosting.
  3. For frosting: Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter. Add one cup of powdered sugar, and beat until combined. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and beat until combined. Add 2 Tbsp. milk and vanilla and gradually add the rest of powdered sugar. Add additional milk if necessary for a medium-stiff piping consistency.
  4. Using a frosting knife, frost the cookies with a dollop of frosting for a base. Then, using a #233 (Grass) piping tip, press and pull up to create the appearance of the spider hair on the cookie. Add broken pretzel pieces for legs (6 per cookie) and two edible candy eyes.

I hope you’re able to enjoy these fun, spooky-cute spider cookies!  They’re fun to make and easy to put together with these great Oxo tools.  Thank you to Oxo, for steering the effort to help eliminate childhood cancer one cookie at a time.

Erin

* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.

The perfect treat for your next Fall or Halloween Party!  Made with chocolate sugar cookies, pretzel legs and candy eyes, they're scary delicious!

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Come visit us on social media, and say hi!  We would love it if you would follow us:

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Erin (that’s me!) at Delightful E Made | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Twitter

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Karly’s Best Damn Pinata Cake

Paige’s Easy DIY Fall Wreath

Mandee’s Free Fall Patterns

Erin’s Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts

Lets get to some features from last weeks party!

Here is the most viewed link from last week:

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These Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Cookies by Sunny Side Up look scrumptious!  I may have to make a batch for my son’s class this fall!

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

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This Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce looks like the perfect weeknight dinner!  I’ve gotta try this soon!

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Italian Salami Sliders by DelightfulEMade.com Have you ever heard the phrase “A sandwich always tastes better when someone else makes it”?  I often find that this is true, although, when I put together these Italian Salami Sliders I discovered that making your own tasty sandwiches debunks this phrase.  Slightly spicy, peppery, and loaded with fresh ingredients, these mini sandwiches are completely delicious! Italian Salami Sliders by DelightfulEMade.com So many of us eat sandwiches for lunch, and salami, pepperoni and many Italian meats are definitely popular at our house.  These Italian Salami Sliders are made with Oscar Mayer Old World Inspired Cracked Black Pepper Salami and Classic Pepperoni.  Just in time for back-to-school season you can find these new Oscar Mayer Old World Style Meats in four different varieties (Classic Salami, Cracked Black Pepper Salami, Classic Pepperoni and Turkey Pepperoni.)  Slightly spicy, peppery and perfect for a lunch that you’re packing for work, or packing for your kids to take to school.  You can find these meats in the refrigerated-meat section at retail stores nationwide and retail for $3.29 SRP for each 4 oz package. Italian Salami Sliders by DelightfulEMade.com To compliment the Cracked Black Pepper Salami and Classic Pepperoni, I chose a classic olive oil and pepper focaccia bread, and sliced it lengthwise, and then cut it into small 1 1/2 inch cubes.  I also included fresh, peppery arugula, Roma tomato slices, yellow pepperoncini peppers, provolone cheese, a bit of olive oil mayo, and topped with an olive.  The flavor is amazing! Italian Salami Sliders by DelightfulEMade.com As you can see, these will fit perfectly in any lunchbox for your kids, teenagers and yourself.  They’re great for taking to school or work, and a nice, flavorful change of pace from your tired flavorless sandwich.  These mini sandwiches would also be perfect for tailgating season!  Bring these along to your next high school, college football, or NFL games to cheer on your team.  They make great sandwiches when your feeding a crowd or just you and your family. Italian Salami Sliders by DelightfulEMade.com The Oscar Mayer Old World Style Pepperoni and Salami make a great addition to any sandwich, and is an excellent source of protein, with up to 8 grams per serving.  I got the chance to taste all of these meats, and when you open the package, they smell fantastic!!  My personal favorite is the Cracked Black Pepper Salami.  Our family eats salami quite often (especially my husband!), and these meats will be a new staple at our house. Here’s how easy these Italian Salami Sliders come together:

Italian Salami Sliders
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sandwich
Cuisine: Italian American
Serves: 8 mini sliders/2 per person
Prep time:
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Loaded Oscar Mayer Old World Style Salami and Pepperoni and fresh ingredients these mini sandwiches are perfect for lunch for you and your family!
Ingredients
  • 6-8 (1½" cubes, sliced lengthwise) of Focaccia Bread
  • Oscar Mayer Old World Style Classic Pepperoni, 6-8 slices
  • Oscar Mayer Old World Style Cracked Black Pepper Salami, 6-8 slices
  • 2 large slices, provolone cheese
  • 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • fresh, baby arugula
  • 6-8 jarred yellow Pepperoncini peppers
  • Mayonnaise (your choice)
  • black olives
Instructions
  1. Using a large bread knife, cube 6-8 pieces of Focaccia bread approximately 1½" each. Slice each cube in half lengthwise. Cut the large slices of provolone cheese into quarters. Cut each slice of pepperoni and salami in half. Slice the roma tomatoes and pepperoncinis. Set aside for assembly.
  2. Layer each mini sandwich slider with the following: 1-2 leaves of arugula, a quarter slice of cheese, two halves each of the pepperoni and salami folded over, a slice of tomato, and peppers. Spread a bit of mayo on the top slice of focaccia, and using a toothpick pierce through an olive and secure through the top of the sandwich. Repeat process for the remainder of sliders.

The next time you’re craving a delicious sandwich, throw that old adage of “a sandwich tasting better when someone else makes it” out the window.  You can easily make these sliders for you and your family for a great tasting lunch.  Give the Oscar Mayer Old World Style Meats a try – they really are fantastic! Enjoy!   I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. Italian Salami Sliders by DelightfulEMade.com

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Come visit us on social media, and say hi!  We would love it if you would follow us:

Karly at A Simple Pantry | PinterestFacebook |  Instagram | Google + | Twitter

Paige at A Dose of Paige | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Erin (that’s me!) at Delightful E Made | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Twitter

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Mandee’s Fun Fall Garland

Karly’s Mini Taco Pizza’s

Erin’s Smokey Apple & Bacon Quesadillas

Paige’s Glitter Make-up Brush Holders

Lets get to some features from last weeks party!

Here is the most viewed link from last week:

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These Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes by Atkinson Drive look scrumptious!  I may have to make a batch for my son’s class this fall!

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

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I cannot resist brownies!!  I wanna sink my teeth into these Peppermint Mocha Brownies by Sunny Side Ups!

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made.com

There is something about the weekend that makes me want to get up, and bake something scrumptious for breakfast.  Maybe its because we’re not rushed to get out the door in record time.  Or maybe its the fact that I try to start my day with a healthy, light breakfast most mornings during the week.  However the desire came about, I must share with you the latest creation of my weekend baking craving.  Everyone, meet the Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donut.  They are AMAZING!!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made.com

Now that its September, I can fully embrace my favorite season of the year (Fall!!) by baking a sweet, pumpkin spiced goodie!  I adapted a recipe that I use for chocolate donuts, and recreated it for a pumpkin-spice cake donut.  The cake inside this baked donut is light, moist and delicious. I then top it with a coffee-cake like struessel topping and drizzle the donuts with a perfect vanilla glaze.  When you bite into this donut, you get the sweet pumpkin spice cake on the bottom, and the crunch from the struessel on top.  It really is heavenly!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made.com

One tool that is pretty critical when baking donuts is a good, non-stick donut pan.  I got mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond for less than $10 – a pretty great investment, especially if you love donuts as much as my 6-year-old does.  It will literally pay for itself in the first batch of donuts you make, especially if you’re like us and schlep yourself out to your nearest Dunkin’ Donuts.  Take my word for it – just stay in your pajamas, and just whip up a batch of donuts at home.  They’re gonna taste just as good, if not better than the store-bought version.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made.com

The Wilton Donut pan that I use is a 6-well pan.  I would definitely recommend getting a second pan if you can.  It comes in very handy, as for many recipes, including this one, you’ll need to let the donuts cool slightly before removing them from the pan.  I personally like to wash it out before starting a new batch, especially since I was baking with the struessel topping, as excess topping and donut crumbs tend to burn if you leave them on the pan over multiple batches.  The second pan will allow you to work ahead having the next batch ready to go as the last batch cools.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made.com

 

These donuts make for a wonderful breakfast treat.  Bake a batch on the weekend, and keep them on hand for a quick on-the-go breakfast for busy weekday mornings.  They go great with your morning coffee or tea, and would be an excellent treat to bring in to your workplace break-room.  Would also make a fantastic classroom treat, or bake sale goodie!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts by Delightful E Made.com

Here’s how these delicious donuts come together:

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Donuts
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
These moist, delicious coffee-cake like donuts are the perfect morning treat! Pumpkin spice cake topped with a brown-sugar struessel and vanilla glaze makes these heavenly!
Ingredients
  • 1 box spice cake mix (like Betty Crocker or Pillsbury)
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Struessel topping:
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Glaze:
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs and butter. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on low until all ingredients are smoothly combined. Batter will be thick, and slightly sticky. Mix together the struessel: in a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and spices with a fork. Drizzle the melted butter over the mixture and combine. The struessel will be crumbly.
  3. Fill the donut pan: Spoon in a few teaspoons of batter into each donut well. Smooth the batter out, it should be about ½ to ⅔ full, and then top with the struessel crumble - about a tablespoon for each donut.
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Let the donuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Gently loosen from the pan using a fork, and lift out. Cool on a rack.
  5. Glaze: combine the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir together until smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the top of the donuts. Enjoy!

The next time you’re in the mood to bake something fabulous for breakfast, give these amazing donuts a try.  They’re easy to make, and so tremendously delicious especially with you’re favorite cup of coffee.  You’ll thank me later!  ;)

Enjoy your fall baking!

Erin

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Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas by DelightfulEMade.com

Sweet and savory.  For me, this is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations.  I’m always trying to come up with new, easy and flavorful things to make for lunch or snacks, and my son is a big fan of quesadillas.  So I decided to mix it up a bit, and come up with a sweet, crunchy, savory quesadilla that would work as a snack, lunch or even breakfast.  This Smokey Apple & Bacon Quesadilla is perfect!!

Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas by DelightfulEMade.com

The smokey aspect of this quesadilla comes from the creamy, delicious smoked Gouda.  I absolutely love this cheese!  It adds such a great smokey, savory flavor to just about anything you’re cooking.  (PS – It’s my favorite cheese to top a burger!)  Paired with the crisp, slightly tart Granny Smith apple, and thick-cut crisply cooked bacon, this quesadilla can’t be beat!

Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas by DelightfulEMade.com

Not only do these make a great lunch or snack for  you and the family, they work great as a fun breakfast!  In just a few minutes you’ll have a warm, crisp, flavorful breakfast in hand, and you’re out the door.  A great solution to those rushed mornings when you have to eat in the car.  (Hey, nobody likes doing it, but some mornings just go that way.  Am I right, moms?)

Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas by DelightfulEMade.com

I actually enjoy these for a quick lunch, along with a side salad.  We pretty much always have these ingredients on hand.  I tend to make bacon a pound at a time, and then keep in the fridge for sandwiches, breakfast, salads or this delicious quesadilla.  I crumble about 1 1/2 strips into the quesadilla, which makes for the perfect amount.  The apples are sliced thinly, so a single apple goes a long way.  (I will usually end up eating the rest of the apple as a snack later in the day.)

Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas by DelightfulEMade.com

Here’s how quick and easy these delicious Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas come together:

Smokey Apple & Bacon Quesadillas
 
Author:
Recipe type: Lunch, Snack or Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican/American
Serves: 4
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
Smoked Gouda, crisp bacon and sweet, tart Granny Smith apple slices come together for the perfect lunch, snack or breakfast. Quick, easy and delicious!
Ingredients
  • 4 medium flour tortillas
  • ⅔ c. shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and broke into pieces
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. On a griddle, or large skillet, heat to medium/high heat. Add a single tortilla, and add about 6 apple slices. Crumble 1½ slices of bacon, and add about ⅓ cup of the cheese. Top with a second tortilla. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until bottom tortilla is browned. Flip over and brown the opposite side for 4-5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Repeat process for second quesadilla. Cut each quesadilla into quarters, for 8 slices total.

 

See how quick and easy these are to make?  These would be a fantastic snack for your kids to learn how to make.  With just a few steps, and four simple ingredients, it’s a great go-to lunch, snack or breakfast.  I will have my 6-year-old shred cheese, or break apart the bacon and help assemble the quesadillas.

I hope you’re able to enjoy this easy quesadilla soon!

Enjoy!

Erin

Smokey Apple and Bacon Quesadillas by DelightfulEMade.com

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Come visit us on social media, and say hi!  We would love it if you would follow us:

Karly at A Simple Pantry | PinterestFacebook |  Instagram | Google + | Twitter

Paige at A Dose of Paige | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Erin (that’s me!) at Delightful E Made | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Twitter

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Erin’s Tuna & Apple Lunchbox Sammies

Mandee’s Darling Miniature Treat Packages

Paige’s DIY Glitter Makeup Trays

Karly’s Snickers Crave Bars

Lets get to some features from last weeks party!

Here is the most viewed link from last week:

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This DIY Pom Pom Rug by Two Keck Girls looks really cute!

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Cookies

I personally LOVE salty-sweet combinations, so these Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Cookies by Mallory at Chocolate with Grace look completely amazing!

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Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies by DelightfulEMade.com

I don’t know too many people that don’t like chocolate.  In fact, I’m not sure I know anyone that doesn’t love chocolate.  Chocolate is one of those universal ingredients that can be used in a multitude of ways.  My personal feeling is, more chocolate, the better!!  This is precisely how these Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies came to be.

Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies by DelightfulEMade.com

These cookies are nothing short of amazing!  The fudgy, chocolaty dough is rolled in mini chocolate chips, and then stuffed with a Rolo candy.  If you’re a caramel lover like me, you know that Rolo’s are filled with a buttery caramel – a nice little surprise when you bite into this delicious cookie.Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies by DelightfulEMade.com

These cookies come together easily.  The dough is a simple chocolate cookie dough, and refrigerated after mixing.  You then cut the dough evenly into cubes and roll into balls.  Refrigerating the dough helps ensure the cookies keep a nice round shape while baking, and makes it easy to roll in the mini chocolate chips.  The last thing you do is press a Rolo candy into the top of the ball just before baking.  What comes out of the oven is pure bliss!

 

Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies by DelightfulEMade.com

These are so good with a big glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea.  They’re fudgy, chewy and adorned with the perfect amount of chocolate chips.  The Rolo in the center is the icing on the cake, as the caramel in the center is amazing!  Served warm, these cookies are even better!

Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies by DelightfulEMade.com

Here’s how these amazing little nuggets of goodness come together:

Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18-24
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
Rolled in mini chocolate chips and stuffed with a Rolo candy, these fudgy delicious cookies will satisfy any chocolate-lover's sweet tooth!
Ingredients
  • 1¼ c. sugar
  • ½ c. butter (1 stick). room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ c. flour
  • ½ c. cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 18-24 Rolo candies (1 per cookie)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix until the dough is completely combined. Pour the dough out on a sheet of plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Cut the refrigerated dough into 18-24 even cubes. With your hands roll the cubes into balls. Roll the balls in the mini chocolate chips and place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Lastly, press a Rolo candy into the top of each ball. Bake for 9-10 minutes, and cool on the cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes before removing the cookies from the sheet. Cool the cookies on a cooling rack, and store in and airtight container at room temperature.

These cookies are great for a fun treat at home, a classroom treat for kids or great for a bake sale goodie!  Take these to a neighbor or in to your office, and you’ll be loved forever.

Weather you’re a hard-core chocolate lover, have an insatiable sweet tooth or just like the occasional sweet treat, these cookies are the perfect way to enjoy the wonderful goodness of chocolate!  I hope you enjoy them as much as me and my family.

Erin

Rolo Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies by DelightfulEMade.com


Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies by DelightfulEMade.com

As we approach another school year, many of us will be packing lunches for our kids, and often times for ourselves as well.  I always end up trying to find new and fun lunchbox meals outside of the same, boring old sandwiches.  Well, I’ve come to the rescue with my Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies!  They’re a new, fun lunch idea that both you and your kids will totally love!

Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies by DelightfulEMade.com

The delicious tuna salad is made from Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in pouches.  These handy Bumble Bee tuna pouches make prep really easy, and clean-up quick.  They’re perfect to open up, get lunches made and out the door in no time at all!  I also like them, as they store easily in the pantry, and barely take up any space!  (Nice bonus, right?!)  The cans are great as well, and both are available at your nearest supermarket.

Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies by DelightfulEMade.com

These Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies make for great lunchbox treats!  And I’m here to tell ya, that my 6-year-old who is a VERY picky eater, was quite intrigued by the idea of a Tuna and Apple sandwich.  At first, he was leery, but after I dared him to take a bite, he quickly devoured a full sandwich.  He said, “Mama, that was really good!  Lets have these for lunch again!”  Music to this mom’s ears!

Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies by DelightfulEMade.com

The flavor and crunch of these sammies are truly fantastic!!   I add minced onion, mayo, relish and diced celery to the tuna to enhance the flavor and give it a great crunch.  The savory tuna salad pairs perfectly with the sweet, tart flavor and texture of the Granny Smith apple.  Soooo delicious!!  This is now my go-to lunch, as its healthy, flavorful and filling!  Doesn’t get much better than this, am I right?!

Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies by DelightfulEMade.comHere’s how easy these Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies come together:

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Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies
 
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
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These tuna and apple sandwiches are the perfect healthy lunch option! Savory, crunchy, sweet and delicious
Ingredients
  • 1 (5 oz.) pouch (or can) Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water Pouch, drained
  • 2 Tbsp. mayo (light, olive oil based, or regular)
  • 1 Tbsp. dry minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp. dill or sweet relish
  • ½ stalk celery, diced (about ¼ c.)
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, sliced horizontally, into four slices
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the tuna, mayo, onion, relish and celery. Stir until evenly combined. Set aside.
  2. Using a knife safely slice the large apple horizontally into four slices. Using the tip of a smaller pairing knife, cut a small circle into the middle of the apple slices, removing the core pieces. Spread the tuna mixture onto the apple slices and sandwich together. You may also spread over multiple apple slices or use the tuna as a dip.

These sammies are not only tasty, they pack up great in any lunch.  Keep cold with a lunchbox cold-pack, and you’ll have a tasty lunch that will keep you going strong throughout the rest of your day!

These also make fantastic after-school snacks.  Use tuna salad as a dip with the apple slices.  I like to keep a container of the tuna salad already prepared in the fridge, and take out when I want a quick lunch or an easy snack during the day.

Whatever way you slice it, these Tuna & Apple Lunchbox Sammies will be a hit with everyone in your household.  Don’t be afraid to try something new.  My son (the giant picky-eater) tried something new, and in the process, discovered that tuna is a new favorite food!  How great is that?!

Looking for more great ways to enjoy Bumble Bee Tuna?  Check out Bumble Bee’s Custom Recipe page and find some additional favorites that you’re family will surely enjoy.

Do you have some fun ways to enjoy tuna?  I would love for you to share them.  Leave me a comment, and let me know.

Erin

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Tuna and Apple Lunchbox Sammies by DelightfulEMade.com

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Paige’s DIY Graphic Tee

Erin’s Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Karly’s Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

Mandee’s Facebook Cover Photo Templates

Lets get to some features from last weeks party:

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These Homemade Corn Dogs by Ten at the Table look fantastic!  These would make a great school night dinner for your hungry kiddos.

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

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 These Mini Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Vanilla Cream Glaze by Megan over at Born to Bake Forever look completely decadent!  Just look at that frosting!

Are you ready to create? Show us your best stuff and let’s get ready to party!

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