Heavenly Bits Cookies

When I was younger, we would spend all of our holidays with my Bubbe and Papa.

Bubbe always made sure that we had our favorite foods (I am going to try to make her stuffed cabbage one day), and one of my all time favorites that she made were these wonderful little cookies that she called Heavenly Bits.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Pinterest

My Mother would also make Heavenly Bits, too. However, she made them without thinking since she had made them so often and she never wrote the recipe down.

I would always ask my Mom to write down the recipe, but our visits are always so hectic that it always slipped through the cracks.

But after my Bubbe passed away, she gave me a gift that made my heart soar.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Bubbe Recipe

This is the recipe for Heavenly Bits from my Bubbe’s recipe box. I get teary thinking of how happy I was to see her hand writing again. It was like I had a piece of her to keep with me always.

So now I can stop blubbering, and let you know about how awesome these cookies are!!!

Heavenly Bits are SUPER easy to make, and are also called Mexican and Greek Wedding Cookies.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Ingredients

Heavenly Bits Ingredients

  • 2 softened blocks of margarine (I like to cut the blocks into cubes to add to the mixer)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I like to use 2 teaspoons, because I love vanilla)
  • 1 cup of nuts (My favorite to use is pecan pieces)
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • Bowl of Confectioner’s/Powdered Sugar (This is to roll the cooked cookies in, so you want to make sure you have a good amount)

Heavenly Bits Cookies Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, or if you are using a convection oven you will want to set it 325 degrees F.

My Bubbe said it best when she said ‘Mix Together’! There is no right or wrong order to making Heavenly Bits Cookies, but I like to cream the margarine, sugar, and vanilla together before I add the flour and then the nuts. It’s up to  you!

These cookies are really balls, and you want to make sure that you don’t make them too big. You want to be able to eat them in one to two bites, because any larger and the powdered sugar will go EVERYWHERE!

Heavenly Bits Cookies Disher

To make sure that they cook evenly, I make them all the same size by using a small disher. It makes the process go a lot faster, too.

Heavenly Bits Cookies unbaked

For baking, I like to use a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. It makes clean up a breeze!

When you are placing the dough balls on the cookie sheet you can place them pretty close, because they don’t spread as they bake.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Baked

Once your cookie sheet is full, you bake them for 10 minutes.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Cooling

Since the Heavenly Bits Cookies are so fragile when they come out of the oven, I like to put a layer of newspaper under my cooling rack.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Powdered Sugar

Once they have cooled, you will want to roll them in the Confectioner’s Powdered Sugar to coat them all the way around.

Heavenly Bits Cookies Tin

To store the cookies, I use a tin that seals tightly lined with wax paper and layer of Confectioner’s Powdered Sugar on the bottom.

I hope that you enjoy these Heavenly Bits Cookies as much as we do!

Heavenly Bits Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I’m not quite sure who I have become over the past few months, but I have been into baking and cooking every meal and snack we eat. And along with that, I have also become somewhat obsessed with not letting food go to waste.

So staring at the three lone ripe bananas, my mind started spinning!

I checked the staples in the pantry, pulled the bananas out of their basket, and headed to Pinterest!

Once there I found a really awesome recipe from Lux Hippie on Tumblr for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies!

The recipe is SUPER easy, and amazingly delicious! Seriously, this recipe should come with a warning because you won’t be able to stop eating them!!!

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2-1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (depending on how much peanut buttery goodness you want)
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (note: if you are using salted peanut butter, you may not need any salt, do a taste test with the batter)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips, but you could even use raisins if that’s your thing)

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a large bowl, mix bananas, vanilla, peanut butter and maple syrup into a creamy consistency (best to do with a hand or stand mixer).

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In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt

Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they are well combined, the batter should be slightly sticky. Fold in the chocolate chips. The batter will be somewhat runny, this is ok.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Adding in the dry ingredients to the mixer

The consistency of the Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookie dough is a little odd, but don't worry!

The consistency of the Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookie dough is a little odd, but don’t worry!

Place heaping tablespoon-sized balls of the batter, I used a medium sized cookie disher, onto a ‘greased’ baking sheet (can also place on parchment paper) and cook for 15 minutes.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Makes around 2 dozen cookies that I stored in a tupperware container for a week.

These were great cookies to grab in the morning on the way out of the door and for Zoe’s snack at school since they can have peanut items in their classroom.

I am absolutely obsessed with these Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies, and I hope you give them a try!!!

And thanks Lux Hippie for sharing this amazing recipe!!!