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Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake

Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake

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Delicious Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake

Seriously, friends, I love making cheesecakes because it tastes so darn good and it is extremely easy to make. This gorgeous dessert is perfectly mixed to a smooth consistency, baked to perfection, provides the right quantity of crunch in the Oreo crust and with the added sliced almond, and layered perfectly with the right amount of chocolate frosting and strawberries. Truly a desert for made Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake and will wow your guests every time.

This dessert was quickly put together when I needed to satisfy our sweet taste buds. The finished product was so tasty and addictive. If you’re a chocolate and Strawberries lover, then this is for you!

To make this delicious cheesecake, you will first start with the BEST Pie crust! It involves Oreo Cookies; which in my opinion is the BEST Oreo pie crust ever! To make this epic Oreo Cookie Crust, I rely on my Hamilton Beach (similar here) processor to do the tough job for me.

Delicious Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake recipe. Easy and fun to make. Will quickly satisfy our sweet taste buds. Savory Thoughts | #chocolatealmondloversstrawberriescheesecake #recipe #chocolate #almond #lovers #strawberries #cheesecake
Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake

Friends, you may also enjoy the Individual Cheesecake Bites

#Cheesecake Bites
Individual Cheesecake Bite

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Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake

Delicious Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake recipe. Easy and fun to make. Will quickly satisfy our sweet taste buds.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 12 oz. cream cheese (room temperature) 8 for the cheesecake, and 4 for the frosting
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. for the frosting , and 1 ½ for the cheesecake
  • 2 large brown eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • ½ cup coco powder (baking)
  • ¼ cup milk plus a little extra for desired texture
  • 26 Oreo Milk's Favorite Cookies
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter

Instructions

For The Cheesecake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a kitchen aid mixture (or any electronic mixture), mix the cream cheese, salt, and sugar to smooth consistency. Slowly add 1 egg - allow it to incorporate well, then add the vanilla extract before adding the other egg. Remove the bowl from the stand, and lightly fold in the sliced almonds. Set aside. Make the Oreo Cookies Pie Crust.
  3. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the pie crust.
  4. Bake the cheesecake for 35 minutes. Then leave the cake in the oven with the door closed for 1 hour. Afterward, transfer to the refrigerator and allow setting for a few more hours before serving.

Oreo Cookies Pie Crust

  1. In a food processor, pulse the Oreo cookies to very fine crumbs.
  2. Then add slowy add the butter until well incorporated.
  3. Lightly spray the pie pan, and press the crumbs down into the bottom of the pi plate including the sides.
  4. Refrigerate until the crumbs set.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Notes / Most Noteworthy:

This Chocolate Almond Lovers Strawberries Cheesecake is perfect when it is made the night before.

Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

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Coconut Macaroons covered in dark chocolate with strawberries
Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Hello friends! I am back from a much-needed short vacation. I hope your week is off to a great start. We sailed away to the Caribbean to enjoy the warm weather and to celebrate two special people in my life, my husband and my mother in law for their birthdays. I am back and am ready to tackle the work week.

One of my favorite coconut cookies to make is the delicious Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons. They are soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.

These coconut macaroons are kid friendly. I have three picky eaters- but they could not keep their hands off these cookies.

They’re incredibly easy to make and require no special attention or equipment. With barely five ingredients and just a few steps, you’ll enjoy these coconut cookies or macaroons in no time.

Must be warned, they are ridiculously addictive. These macaroons will have you coming back for more!

Coconut Cookies
Coconut Macaroons

If you love coconut and you love chocolate, then these decadent coconut cookies are the perfect treat the entire family can enjoy.

These macaroons are great when paired with the Sweet Monsoon Chai Tea.

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Ridiculously addictive but yet decadent, kid friendly and approved Coconut Macaroons. These cookies will you coming back for more and is perfect for any occasion! Savory Thoughts. #coconutmacaroons #coconut #macaroons #chocolate #recipes
Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Ridiculously addictive but yet decadent, kid-friendly and approved coconut macaroons. These coconut cookies or macaroons will have you coming back for more and it is perfect for any occasion!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg white beaten until stiff form
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the salt, coconut flakes, almond extract, and condensed milk. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff form.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites and the coconut mixture together until well combined.
  5. Place on an ungreased parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to evenly spread out the coconut mixture onto the parchment paper.
  6. Allow cooling. Cover in almond bark dark chocolate. Please follow the directions on the package.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

TIPS AND NOTES / MOST NOTEWORTHY:

Double the measurements to make additional smaller bite-size macaroons.

Pumpkin Roll Ups

Pumpkin Roll Ups

Hey friends!  I’m ending the Holidays festivities with Pumpkin Roll Ups.

  This classic pumpkin roll recipe is surprisingly easy to make. All you need is an enjoyable pumpkin cake and cream cheese filling.  

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Classic pumpkin roll recipe that's surprisingly easy to make. Serves 10 people. Easy recipe.
Pumpkin Roll Ups

But first, you must combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl, prepare the egg mixture, along with the pumpkin. Stir together until smooth. Bake. Create magic! As simple as that.

I know pumpkin season is over, but I cannot seem to stay away from this cake. If you sprinkle a little powder sugar over the rolls, you’ll be sure to impress your guests.

These rolls are also great with this Sweet Monsoon Chai Tea.

Sweet Monsoon Chai Tea

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Pumpkin Roll Ups

Classic pumpkin roll recipe that's surprisingly easy to make. Serves 10 people. Easy recipe.   
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 peoplee

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cups pumpkin pure
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Using the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs until it starts to foam. Then one at a time, gradually add the baking soda, salt, flour, pumpkin puree, nutmeg, and sugar. Mix well until the batter becomes thick.
  3. Pour into a lined cookie sheet, spreading the batter evenly, and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven.  Immediately remove the cake from the cookie sheet and place on a cleaned towel.
  5. Roll the towel and the cake together starting with the shorter end. Place on a cooling rack and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
  6. While the cake is cooling make the filling. Use the Individual Cheesecake Bites filling recipe to make the filling. Increase the measurements as needed to cover the cake.
  7. Unroll the cake after 30 minutes. Spread the filling over the cake. Then tightly roll the cake again using a plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for several hours (overnight is best) to allow the cake to set.
  8. Remove the cake from the refrigerator, unwrap, then cut to your desired size. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

When rolling the cake with the towel, it is best to lightly coat the towel with flour to avoid sticking.

When rolling the cake with the plastic wrap, be careful so that the cake does not break.

Individual Cheesecake Bites Filling recipe. 

Cookies For Christmas – Hostess Gift Idea

Cookies For Christmas – Hostess Gift Idea 

Cookies For Christmas – Hostess Gift Idea – The holidays are the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care. Not by buying gifts, by taking the time to get crafty. Adding your own personal touch and really paying attention to what the receiver will enjoy.

#Hostess Gift Idea
Cookies For Christmas – Hostess Gift Idea

Friends, the holiday dinners are in full bloom and we often ponder on what we should bring the hostess. This year, baked treats are doing the trick for me. Instead of spending endless hours at the store figuring out what to buy, this year the home-baked cookies are being presented on a plate stand as a hostess gift.

Set the Mood  

Let’s be honest, Christmas is so much more than just gift giving. The joy, the laughter, the wrapping, the FOOD, the gifts (for some), and most of all, the personal touches. Set the mood as you prepare your gifts. You can adjust the lights, bring new smell to the home, or play Christmas carols. The receiver of this plate stand is a big fan of Ree Drummond, better known as the Pioneer Woman. So, I’ve decided to create a plate stand with one of the Pioneer Woman’s plate I purchased from Walmart.

Putting it together

Putting the gift together was quite simple. You will need the following items listed below:

Pioneer Woman plate, from Walmart

Candle Holder, from Walmart

A 5-inch glass plate, from Walmart

Gorilla Glue, from Home Depot

Christmas Box, from the Dollar Store

Cookie Bags, from the Dollar Store

Ribbon Combo Pack, from the Dollar Store

Time to assemble

The plate will not fit on the of the candle holder alone. Properly adjust the 5-inch glass plate on the candle holder. Then place the plate on top of the glass plate. Make sure everything is properly aligned before you apply the glue. Now that everything is set, glue the glass plate to the candle holder. Allow it to set and harden. Apply the Pioneer Woman plate to the candle holder. Allow it to set and harden.

Assemble the plate, candle holder, and 5-inch glass plate. Disclosure: Please excuse the poor lighting on the pictures. The pictures were taken on a gloomy day.

The gift comes together

Ideally, on a beautiful plate stand like this you, of course, would want to put a beautiful cake on it. But today, we are decorating the plate with Christmas cookies.

These cookies are really easy to make. See the recipe below. All you need is 3-5 ingredients.

For the cookies, I made the following below:

Ginger Cookies, which started mainly for the kids

Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Ginger Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Cookies – Disclosure: Please excuse the poor lighting on the pictures. The pictures were taken on a gloomy day.

Place your beautiful Christmas cookies on the plate stand

Making it Pretty 🙂

and wrap them up!

Testing the cookies on the plate 🙂

The final stage

The Finished Product

Enjoy these cookies with this Sweet Monsoon Chai Tea

Sweet Monsoon Chai Tea

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Cookies for Christmas

Cookies For Christmas - Hostess Gift Idea

Easy personalized gift for last-minute shoppers. Perfect gift idea for the hostess you love the mostest!
Course Desserts

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter soften
  • 2 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 cup Molasses

Instructions

  1. GINGER COOKIES: Using an electric hand mixer, mix all of the ingredients until it starts to crumble. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more, but no less than 1 hour. Evenly place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. Enjoy!
  2. CHOCOLATE MOLASSES COOKIES: Using an electric hand mixer, mix all of the ingredients until it starts to crumble. Refrigerate for 1 hour (or more depending on your timing, but no less than 1 hour). Evenly place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. Enjoy!
  3. GINGER CHOCOLATE MOLASSES COOKIES: Using the same ingredients and directions above, take 1 scoop of the ginger cookies and 1 scoop of the molasses cookies, place it on the left palm of your hand and use your right hand to roll it into a ball (circular motion clockwise), then lightly flatten the dough. Evenly place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Happy Holidays from my family to yours!