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oatmeal cinnamon roll cookies.

I feel like I always say this.. but this may be the best thing I’ve ever made. I just happen to love ALL sweets though… I’m not kidding when I say that these smelled like straight cinnamon rolls coming out of the oven. Nothing is better than that smell.

Click HERE for a video on how to make these!

Recipe:

for the dough:

  • 1 & 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oat mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

for the cinnamon filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • splash vanilla

for the cream cheese icing:

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • splash vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Using an electric mixer, combine butter and brown sugar and mix.
  2. Add egg and vanilla then mix until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oat mix and baking soda in about 2 increments, mixing after each addition.
  4. Roll the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge.
  5. Meanwhile, make the cinnamon filling – in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and melted butter.
  6. Mix until smooth and set aside.
  7. Make your cream cheese icing – in a small bowl, combine butter and cream cheese and mix until smooth.
  8. Add vanilla and powdered sugar in about 3 increments, mixing after each addition and mix until creamy and smooth.
  9. Remove the dough from the fridge and place on a floured surface.
  10. Roll the dough out into a square until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.
  11. Spread your cinnamon mixture evenly over the dough.
  12. Carefully roll up as you would cinnamon rolls.
  13. Wrap your log of dough in plastic wrap and chill once again for about 30 minutes.
  14. Slice your cookies – about 1 inch thick – and place them on a cookie sheet.
  15. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes – they will expand and be big cookies, but who doesn’t like a big cookie?!
  16. Let cookies cool, then add your cream cheese icing to a piping bag.
  17. Drizzle icing over each cookie and serve!

Yield: 24 cookies

Nutrition (1 cookie): 266 calories, 11g fat, 34g fat, 3g fiber, 20g sugar, 8g protein

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mint chip ice cream cookie sandwiches.

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I recently found a brand of ice cream that I cannot live without.. it’s called Cool Haus.  They have flavors like Milkshake & Fries, Balsamic Fig & Mascarpone and Street Cart Churro Dough.. I always get the Dirty Mint Chip!  Why is it called Dirty Mint?  Because the pint has fresh mint leaves in every bite.  This is what makes it super unique and tasty!  Cool Haus also sells ice cream cookie sandwiches, but I decided to make a cookie to match their Dirty Mint Chip ice cream.  I put fresh mint in a chocolate chip cookie!  The combination is just perfect.

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Recipe:

  • 3 cups Kodiak Cakes All-purpose baking mix OR AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 & 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 salted dark chocolate bar – I used Alter Eco, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pint Cool Haus Dirty Mint Chip ice cream, or your choice of ice cream
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream softened butter and light brown sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and one egg at a time, mixing after each addition.
  4. Add chopped mint and mix until combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine Kodiak Cakes mix or flour, salt and baking soda.
  6. Add in flour mixture in thirds, mixing after each addition.
  7. Fold in salted dark chocolate pieces.
  8. Disperse cookie dough (about 1 & 1/2 Tablespoon per cookie) onto a greased baking sheet – I fit 12 cookies on a sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until desired crispiness – I like mine softer, so I tend to under-bake them.  If you want them crispier, bake for 10-11 minutes.
  10. While cookies cool on a cooling rack, make your melted chocolate to dip your sandwiches.
  11. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, add dark chocolate chips and melted coconut oil.
  12. Microwave your chocolate and coconut oil for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
  13. Stir until chocolate is smooth.
  14. Once your cookies are cool, make your ice cream sandwiches!  Scoop desired amount of ice cream and sandwich it in the middle of two cookies.
  15. Dip 1/2 of your sandwich in melted chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt.
  16. Let chocolate harden on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet.
  17. Place in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes and serve!

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peaches ‘n cream cookies.

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These cookies… YUM!  The combination of dried peaches and white chocolate is so so tasty.  I used Kodiak Cakes all-purpose baking mix to add some protein, then mixed in dried peaches and white chocolate chips before baking.  It’s a perfect summer variation of the classic chocolate chip cookie.

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Recipe: (makes about 24 cookies)

  • 1 & 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes all-purpose baking mix OR all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup ground dried peaches (pulsed in a food processor into smaller pieces)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whip butter and brown sugar together until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and egg and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix baking mix or flour and baking soda together.
  5. Add dry mixture to butter mixture, 1/2 cup at a time and mixing after each addition until everything is just combined.
  6. Fold in ground peaches and white chocolate chips.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop your dough onto a baking sheet (12 cookies per sheet), roll into balls and then flatten the top of each ball of dough slightly with your hands.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes (I usually bake for 9 since I like them softer – you choose!
  9. Let cool (or don’t) and devour!

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dark chocolate & coconut superfood cookies.

 

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A cookie that is nutritious… yes, it’s possible! I used Kodiak Cakes Superfoods mix and added flaxseed for some extra fiber. And of course, coconut and dark chocolate is an epic combination!

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Recipe:

  • 1 Cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Cup Kodiak Cakes Superfoods Mix
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ¾ brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

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Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla extract, coconut sugar and brown sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, Kodiak Cakes mix, flaxseed, salt and cinnamon together.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in about 3-4 increments, mixing after each addition.
  • Add chocolate chips and coconut and mix until combined.
  • Scoop dough onto a baking sheet, 1 Tablespoon for each cookie.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool, or don’t, and enjoy!

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slice & bake peanut butter sugar cookies.

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I’ve always wanted to make my own slice and bake cookies.. you know the cookies you get with the pumpkins for Halloween or the hearts for Valentine’s Day?  I decided to make Christmas tree slice and bakes!  They’re not really that hard to make, they’re just a little bit time consuming.  But it’s fun… and time flies when you’re having fun! 🙂

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soft & chewy gingerbread sandwich cookies.

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So I was in the middle of getting all my ingredients together to make chocolate chip cookies.. then I was like “well maybe I can add cinnamon and spices to these”.. then it just became a gingerbread cookie that was SUPER soft.. and I’m not mad about it.  I cut out little stars and sandwiched them together with cream cheese frosting.  YES.

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pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies.

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Everyone loves the classic chocolate chip cookie.  I decided to make it even better by adding pumpkin and spices!  This treat is perfect for the fall season 🙂 Did I mention they’re full of protein as well?  Yes, I used Kodiak Cakes!  Another interesting fact about these cookies is that they contain no eggs!  The pumpkin puree acts as a binder, just like an egg would.  Feel free to eat all the raw cookie dough you want!

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dark chocolate chip cherry cookies.

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I used the Dark Chocolate Kodiak Cakes mix to make cookies! I was thinking what I could add to these cookies that would make them unique… dried cherries!! The cherries chunks go really well with the dark chocolate and of course, added chocolate chips!

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salted peanut butter cup cookies.

Recently featured on Kodiak Cakes Instagram.

Peanut butter is one of my favorite things in the world! So when Kodiak Cakes came out with their new Peanut Butter Powercake mix, I was super excited. I used this mix to make peanut butter cookies. I added some mini peanut butter cups to the batter, along with some sea salt on top. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty! This is a must-try recipe.

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apple cinnamon pecan oatmeal cookies.

I have always loved oatmeal cookies, especially oatmeal raisin!  I had a bag of Purely Elizabeth Apple Cinnamon Pecan oatmeal and thought… this would be soooo good in a cookie.  So here we have just that!  I also used Kodiak Cakes superfood pancake mix to make these instead of flour – more nutrients! These cookies are thin and chewy… delicious!