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Carrot Cake Cookies

30 May

I’ve gotten pretty bad at updating my blog. I blame it on the warm weather. Please forgive me.

Since it is still technically spring, I haven’t really moved on to my “summer” recipes quite yet. These oh-so-delicious carrot cake cookies are a perfect way to celebrate spring!!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

4 Feb

This past weekend, my husband and I spent some time with two of our dearest friends. It is always such a joy spending time with them.  They cooked us an incredibly delicious meal, while we provided dessert. These pretty pink cookies are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s day, baby girls or simply treasured friendships.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

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Snickers Surprise Cookies

28 Jan

I do not like surprises. In 7th grade, my parents threw me a surprise birthday party.  They sent me to the garage to get something and out popped 15 of my close friends.

I started to cry. Strange reaction, I know. I guess I was just in shock. The party ended up being very fun and I really appreciated the great lengths my parents went to in order to make me feel special.  However, I kindly asked them never to throw me a surprise party again.

Although I usually don’t like being caught off guard,  I can handle cookie surprises. : ) photo(2)This chocolate, caramel, peanut surprise is perfect.

Snickers Surprise Cookies

Yields 2 dozen cookies

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Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

17 Jan
         I didn’t make any healthy eating resolutions. My husband and I have always tried to eat healthy meals, but if you think we’re giving up sweets, you are crazy! For those of you who did make this resolution and are still going strong, I apologize for this temptation. : )
       Last night as my husband and I were watching Law and Order, I was overcome by an intense cookie craving. These “cookie cravings” are not unusual and occur daily, but last night I decided not to ignore them anymore. Jon even offered to help bake the cookies with me….which I later discovered meant help eat the cookie dough, while I made the cookies. Luckily, he did come through on the clean up. He is an all-star dish washer.
        I loved the oats, chocolate and peanut butter combination. These cookies really hit the spot.
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Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 30 cookies; recipe from “Baking, From My Home to Yours” by Dorie Greenspan

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

20 Dec

Earlier this week my husband and I became home owners! We are very excited about our new move, but we have a lot of work to do! We have spent every night this week painting and  working on different projects. (Before and after pictures to come!)

Despite all of the chaos and busyness, I could not let this season pass by without making my all time favorite Christmas cookies! These red velvet cheesecake cookies are beyond delicious, pretty and perfect for the holiday season. I am telling you that you have to make these cookies. Trust me, you will not regret it.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Yields 12 large cookies; Recipe from Twopeasandtheirpod

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Holiday Baking

17 Dec

My sister is finally home from college for winter break!  We didn’t waste any time and started our Christmas baking right away. We decided to branch out from our typical holiday baking and try some new recipes. We used cookie recipes from one of my favorite blog’s twopeasandtheirpod.

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We made brown butter snickerdoodles, oreo white chocolate pudding cookies and white chocolate gingersnaps. They were all delicious, but the soft gingersnaps were my favorite. I would definitely recommend trying any of twopeasandtheirpod cookie recipes. They are all SO good!

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(I love baking with some of my favorite ladies – my mother, my sister and my grandmother)

Fluffy Snickerdoodles

3 Dec

December is finally here! All the special holiday treats are in the stores and I am already having too much fun baking. These super soft, fluffy, cinnamon goodies are the perfect way to kick off this year’s holiday baking!

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Fluffy Snickerdoodles

yields 16-20 cookies; recipe from HowSweetEats

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon cinnamon for dipping

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