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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Recipe}

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Lil Miss Cakes I love oatmeal raisin cookies. There, I said it! I have heard claims of people getting angry about thinking they were biting into a chocolate chip cookie only to be shocked and appalled to find out it was oatmeal raisin all along. I’m over it. These cookies are delicious and you should all bake them asap. I do a few things in this recipe that take a bit of extra time, but I think they are really worth the effort. I start by measuring out the raisins and then I cover them with boiling water while I prepare the rest of the cookie dough. This allows the raisins to re hydrate and plump up giving you really juicy raisins, not chewy dried out ones. The other trick I’ve picked up over the years involves the oats. After measuring the oats, I pulse them a bit in the food processor to sightly break them down. I don’t turn them into a fine powder, I still want the cookies to have some texture. Here’s my dairy free oatmeal raisin cookies to feed a crowd! They don’t take long, no need to chill the cookie dough and they freeze well!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {Recipe}
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Serves: 60 Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups raisins
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Measure out the raisins into a small heatproof bowl. Cover the raisins with boiling water and set aside.
  4. Measure out the oats and pulse them in a food processor a few times until they are chopped up but not too fine and powdery.
  5. In a medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients (oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the oil and the sugar and mix to combine.
  7. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  8. Stir in most of the oat mixture and mix to combine.
  9. Strain the raisins well and discard the water.
  10. Mix the raisins with the remaining oat mixture and stir to coat the raisins well.
  11. Fold or gently stir the oat coated raisins into the rest of the cookie dough trying not to break the raisins up.
  12. Scoop dough using a medium sized cookie scoop (1½ Tbs.) onto prepared cookie sheet. These cookies do spread a bit in the oven so leave space between each one. Bake for about 12 minutes until the edges are just lightly toasted brown.
  13. Allow to cool before transferring to wire rack.

More of my oatmeal recipes:
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cream Pies
Banana Oatmeal Muffin Top Cookies

 

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

 

This recipe was circulating around the internet ages ago, I’m not even sure if it involved peanut butter or almond butter originally. Either way this cookie recipe is so easy. My only complaint is the price of almond butter can be quite steep. This is a one bowl, quick recipe, gluten free, and perfect for Passover! I recommend sprinkling some sea salt on top for the sweet and salty moment. I recommend using mini chocolate chips for these cookies because it makes it easier, but you can use regular sized chocolate chips, you may just need to help each cookie stick together by forming the cookies by hand.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sea salt, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the almond butter with the brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. Add in the baking soda and mini chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  5. Using a small scoop or teaspoon, scoop batter onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
  7. Bake for 6-7 minutes until the edges begin to lightly brown
  8. The cookies will be soft when coming out of the oven, so allow them to cool completely before transferring.

More Passover Dessert Recipes:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Muffins
Brownie Brittle
Double Chocolate Nut Cookies
Funfetti Macaroons
Funfetti Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

I can’t take credit for this recipe, I didn’t develop it, but I did discover its awesomeness and want to share it with the world. This recipe comes from the back of a bag of almond flour sold at Trader Joes. The honest truth is that I don’t even buy their almond flour-I get mine at Costco, and I love it. I make these cookies on Passover for a friend and her family who can’t eat gluten and honestly, these are as delicious as a regular chocolate chip cookie. I usually need to hide them from my family so they won’t get eaten! These cookies freeze really well are gluten free, and perfect for Passover!

Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 2½ cups almond flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachement mix the margarine and the sugars.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and eggs.
  4. Add the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  6. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes until the edges turn toasty brown. Cool completely before transferring.

More Passover Dessert Recipes:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Muffins
Brownie Brittle
Double Chocolate Nut Cookies
Funfetti Macaroons
Funfetti Cookies
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies {Recipe}

I must have developed this recipe about 2 years ago, so I figured it was about time I log back in here to my trusty old blog and share it here. I know you have heard me complain about baking for Passover before, but that is a thing of the past! I have so many amazing Passover dessert recipes at this point that I named myself the queen of Passover baking.

Anyway…here’s what happened with this recipe, and it’s what usually happens when I’m developing a new recipe. I saw a bunch of chocolate crinkle recipes floating around for Passover and I wanted to try one. I got bored of my flourless double chocolate nut cookies and decided to try something new. Needless to say, the very popular recipe I tried was basically a fail. So I figured I should try to come up with my own. If you remember a few years ago I added vanilla pudding mix to chocolate chip cookies and I came up with the best Passover chocolate chip cookies of all time! So I wondered if I could use powdered chocolate pudding mix to make this recipe work. And it did. I did it. We did it. Guys, I present you with flourless, gluten free, Passover, gooey, decadent, chocolate crinkle cookies. And they freeze well. And you don’t need a mixer to make them. And the dough freezes well in case you need fresh cookies at a moments notice. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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Serves: 6.5 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups potato starch
  • 1 cup dutch cocoa
  • 1 pkg. powdered chocolate pudding
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • powdered and granulated sugar for coating cookies
  • Mix
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the oil, with the sugar.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add in the potato starch, cocoa, powdered chocolate pudding mix, baking powder, vanilla and salt. stir until all combined.
  4. Chill the cookie dough (fridge or freezer) until firm enough to handle.
  5. Once the cookies are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Stir together equal parts confectioners and granulated sugar (about ½ cup each).
  7. Scoop the cookies using a small scoop (about 2 tsp. size) and roll in the sugars.
  8. Place dough on parchment lined baking sheet and bake until the cookies have spread and look set, about 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely before transferring.

More Passover dessert recipes:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Muffins
Brownie Brittle
Double Chocolate Nut Cookies
Funfetti Macaroons
Funfetti Cookies
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks {Recipe}

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks

I’m back with a new recipe! I’ve barely been baking these last few months, and while I’m always coming up with recipes I want to share here, life has just been getting in the way. I’ve been blogging on and off for  over 7 years now! At times I find myself posting weekly, while other times I take longer breaks. I started this journey to share my baking journey with family and friends without a plan of where I wanted it to take me. I still don’t have a clear idea, I do know that I love creating delicious dessert recipes to share and that is what I hope to focus on for a bit. I’ve been pretty unmotivated in the baking department lately, but sharing this (my thoughts and my recipe) feels really good. I hope you like this dairy free, easy, quick, delicious recipe for oatmeal raisin cookie sticks. It’s a great alternative for those who don’t love chocolate or simply need a break. Is that even a thing? These cookie sticks are sweet, crispy and chewy. Plus, they freeze great! The key to these or any recipe that calls for raisins, is to soak them in boiling water before mixing them into the dough. The hot water plumps the raisins right up and keeps them moist inside the cookie sticks. Just make sure to strain the water out of the raisins before using them.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sticks {Recipe}
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Boil some water and pour over the raisins, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the oil with the sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
  6. Strain the water out of the raisins and add the raisins to the mixer. Stir to combine.
  7. Divide the batter between the 2 baking sheets. Spread the batter out to form a rectangle about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide. The batter will be sticky, use a spatula to spread the batter.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes until the edges begin to brown. The batter will puff and spread.
  9. Remove from the oven and carefully slice into about 12 cookie sticks.
  10. Allow to cool completely. Once cool, slice the sticks once more to separate.

 

Inside Out Chocolate Chip Sticks {Recipe}

Inside Out Chocolate Chip Sticks | Lil Miss Cakes

I’m obsessed with this dessert lately. It’s so easy and so good! This dessert is basically a chocolate chip cookie stick, but I added cocoa to the dough and used white chocolate chips in place of semi-sweet. These sticks are soft and chewy on the inside and crispy outside. Once you mix up the dairy free dough, divide in half and shape each half into a long strip and bake. After 5 minutes of cooling, slice the cookies into 12 pieces and allow to cool completely. I know I mention using a stand mixer, but these can also be made by hand. Just mix everything in a large bowl.  There is nothing better than a quick and easy dessert to throw together at the last minute! These cookie sticks also freeze very well!

Inside Out Chocolate Chip Sticks {Recipe}
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs. corn starch
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the oil and sugars. Mix well.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Mix in the flour, cocoa, corn starch, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine.
  5. Add in the chips and mix on low, trying not to break up the chips.
  6. Divide the dough in half and working on prepared baking sheet, form each half into a flat strip, about 11 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes until dough is set.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, cut the strip into about 12 sticks. I use a metal bench scraper to press down and cut each stick. once cut, allow to completely cool.

 

Chocolate Sugar Cookies {Recipe}

Chocolate Sugar Cookies | Lil Miss Cakes

When a recipe for chocolate sugar cookies from Handmade Charlotte showed up on my Instagram feed, I knew I had to try it. I’ve been craving a chocolate sugar cookie for as long as I could remember and this cookie looked perfect.. But if you have been here before you know I specialize in dairy free desserts so I had to adapt the recipe to fit my needs. I also added a pinch of cinnamon for a bit more of a complex flavor. You won’t really taste it but it gives a nice background flavor that pairs nicely with the chocolate.

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bite | Lil Miss CakesThese cookies are chocolate heaven. They are intense but also sweet. The sugar coating adds a really nice crunchy coating while the inside is chewy and tender. To get the cookies this really deep almost black color I used Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa. It’s a combination of regular cocoa powder and dutch process cocoa powder and I’m kind of obsessed with it lately. I find it in my local supermarket but I’ll include an affiliate link in case you can’t find it locally: Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, 8-Ounce Container (Pack of 2). You can probably use regular cocoa powder but your cookies will look a lot lighter in color. They also freeze well! Here is my dairy-free recipe adapted from Handmade Charlotte.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies {Recipe}
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Serves: 36
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups + 2 Tbs. flour
  • ¾ cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 Tbs. margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine and set asode.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the shortening, margarine, and sugars until smooth.
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time making sure to combine well after each addition.
  5. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  6. With the mixer on low add in the flour mixture and mix until the cookie dough comes together.
  7. Using a medium sized cookie scoop, form balls of batter. Roll in the sugar and set each cookie on the prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are flat and cracked on top.
  9. Allow to cool on wire rack before enjoying!

Here’s an affiliate link to my favorite cookie scoop and the size I used in this recipe:

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies {Recipe}

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies | Lil Miss Cakes

Summer is winding down and Fall is in the air! It’s time for cozy sweaters, boots, and apple recipes! I love apple picking this time of year, and I always pick way too many. Here’s one great way to incorporate apples into a delicious dessert. This is also a great alternative to oatmeal raisin cookies. They are sweet and full of cinnamon for that delicious Fall flavor.

Apple Cinnamon Cookies | Lil Miss Cakes

 

These cookies are sweet and full of cinnamon to satisfy your Fall flavor cravings. My recipe is simple and dairy free! I shared it with my friend Melinda of Kitchen Tested fame. You can find my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie recipe there!

If you are looking for more apple desserts try my Spiced Apple Cider, Apple Honey Crumb Muffins, Apple Pie Bundt Cake, or Mini Apple Pies.

Snickerdoodle Hamantaschen {Recipe}

Snickerdoodle Hamantaschen | Lil Miss Cakes

It’s that time of year again! Crazy and exciting hamantaschen recipes coming your way! I love my original recipe, it makes a soft, sweet and tender cookie with classic jam filling. While the classics are always great, my fun flavors are not to be overlooked. Try my recipe for peanut butter and jelly, pina colada, funfetti, pumpkin chai, or cookies n’ cream! I’m not so sure you will be able to pick a favorite!

This year I wanted to come up with a simple flavor, nothing too crazy and I thought that cinnamon sugar aka snickerdoodle hamantaschen would be perfect! I had never heard of this take on the classic so what do I do first? I google it and…it’s not original! Town and Cooking shared a recipe just last year. Instead of getting completely bummed out, I used the recipe posted as an inspiration.

Snickerdoodle Hamantaschen | Lil Miss Cakes

The dough I used is a soft sugar cookie recipe. I made this dough 4 or 5 different times until I got it just right. I wanted the texture to be crisp on the outside and a bit softer in the center to mimic a snickerdoodle. But it wasn’t that simple because I also needed them to keep this perfect triangle shape without puffing too much. Phew, glad it worked out! I adapted the filling recipe from Town and Cooking, and I think I made it even better! Some of their filling seemed to be leaking out, but I had no issues like that. After forming the hamantaschen, I dipped them in cinnamon sugar before baking to a light golden brown. Don’t overbake these or they won’t be soft and tender!!

Enjoy my simple, dairy-free, printable recipe below.

Having trouble forming your hamantaschen just right? Check out my picture tutorial here and my YouTube video below the recipe.

Snickerdoodle Hamantaschen
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Serves: 3 dozen
 
Ingredients
Dough
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening, such as crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 Tbs. corn starch
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbs. soy milk
Cinnamon Schmear Filling
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Cinnamon-Sugar Coating
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
Instructions
Dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the shortening, sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and egg yolk (reserve the egg white for the filling) and mix until combined.
  4. Add in the flour, corn starch, and salt, and mix until combined.
  5. With the mixer running on low, stream in the soy milk and mix until the dough comes together.
  6. Set aside while you prepare the filling.
Filling
  1. Place the margarine in a small heatproof bowl and in the microwave.
  2. Add in the brown sugar, flour, egg white, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and stir to combine.
Form the Hamantachen
  1. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll the dough out thin.
  2. Using a round drinking glass, or round cookie cutter (2½ to 3 inches in diameter), cut out the cookies.
  3. Using a spoon or pastry bag fitted with a plain tip, fill the cookies with the cinnamon schmear filling. Don't add too much; 1 tsp. is enough.
  4. Pinch 3 corners together to form the signature shape.
  5. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip each hamantasch in the cinnamon sugar and make sure each one is completely coated.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until light brown.
  7. Cool on a wire rack before enjoying.

Valentine’s Day Slice and Bake Cookies {Video + Recipe}

Valentines Day Cookies | Lil Miss Cakes

I’m pretty obsessed with this cookie style right now. I’m so obsessed that I’m posting them twice in a row!! They are basically my signature slice and bake cookie as far as I’m concerned. I first came up with the idea when I was trying to think of a rainbow dessert that wasn’t full of tons of food coloring. I’m in no way against food coloring, but sometimes you feel the need to lighten it up! So I came up with these rainbow swirl slice and bake cookies. After coming up with those I realized that these cookies would be perfect for so many occasions and holidays! I made them for Super Bowl 50 and swirled the team colors inside while wrapping the edges in matching sugar crystals. And only a week later I’m back with a Valentine’s Day version. These cookies are simple to put together but to make the process super clear, I made a video tutorial to help! So grab my recipe, and follow my pictorial or my video below.


Valentine's Day Slice and Bake Cookies {Video + Recipe}
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups vegetable shortening, such as Crisco
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1¼ tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
  • gel food color
  • sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the shortening and powdered sugar.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix to combine. The dough will be crumbly.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until dough forms.
  4. Follow my blog tutorial or youtube video for coloring and forming dough.
  5. Freeze your logs of dough for at least ½ hour.
  6. While your dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Slice your dough into about ½ inch wide slices.