Two of the BEST and Sweetest Tasting Recipes

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If you love anything sweet than today’s blog post is for you. We thought it would be a great idea to share a few delicious recipes that you can make tonight or even this weekend. These are recipes that can be made with your kids. They are easy to make and tons of fun to create. 

Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Sometimes all you need is a treat, whether its candy, ice cream, cake or cookies! We have you covered, we will be showing you a few great recipes, one for our favourite cookie recipe and one for a delicious chocolate cake (because who can say no to chocolate cake??) Many supplies can be found at Dollarwise, whether it’s tools or ingredients, we can help you out. 

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The BEST Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of the chocolate chip cookie recipes that stood out to me! Who doesn’t love soft chocolate chip cookies? They’re easy to make and super delicious.

8 tablespoons of salted butter
1/2 cup white sugar (I like to use raw cane sugar with a coarser texture)
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (more as needed – see video)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt (but I always add a little extra)
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I use a combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it. It shouldn’t be hot – but it should be almost entirely in liquid form.
  • Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so (if you beat the egg for too long, the cookies will be stiff).
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until crumbles form. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between “wet” dough and “dry” dough). Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands.
  • Roll the dough into 12 large balls (or 9 for HUGELY awesome cookies) and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden.Warning, friends: DO NOT OVERBAKE.This advice is probably written on every cookie recipe everywhere, but this is essential for keeping the cookies soft. Take them out even if they look like they’re not done yet (see picture in the post). They’ll be pale and puffy.
  • Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so (I mean, okay, eat four or five but then let the rest of them cool). They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies that are the best in all the land. These should stay soft for many days if kept in an airtight container. I also like to freeze them.

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    One Bowl Chocolate Cake

    We chose this recipe because it is easy to make and delicious. It is a great recipe to make with your kids because of the simple instructions and ingredients.


    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups sugar
    3/4 cup cocoa powder
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 large eggs
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    1 cup very hot water

    1/2 cup 1 stick butter
    4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    6 tablespoons buttermilk
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    16 ounces 4 cups powdered sugar, or as needed to reach desired consistency
    1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts optional


    • For the Cake:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13" x 9" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat in eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Add hot water and mix until combined. Batter will be quite thin.
    • Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan before frosting.
    • For the Frosting:Melt butter in a large saucepan over MEDIUM heat. Whisk in cocoa powder, buttermilk and vanilla. Turn heat to LOW and whisk in powdered sugar until you've reached desired consistency. It should be thick but pourable. Continue whisking vigorously until smooth. Stir in chopped nuts, if using.
    • Immediately pour frosting over cake and use an offset spatula or butter knife to spread it out evenly over the surface. Allow to set for a few minutes before slicing and serving the cake.

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