Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

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We had a bake sale this week and I was tempted to bring something. Come Wednesday night, I was going to make some pumpkin cookies. Checked the pantry, no pumpkin. Checked the fridge, no butter. What the?! I ended up not bringing any cookies to the bake sale but there were other yummy treats there. I did end up having all the ingredients to make these no bake cookie dough bars though. There was even enough butter left to make them. This is probably my favorite no-bake dessert yet. I love no … [Read more...]

Lavendar Cookies

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Lavendar is quite an odd spice, and I've never really worked with it before until making these cookies. It's almost kind of difficult to explain the taste. I planted some lavendar in my garden this year, because it's a perennial and it keeps on coming back every year. Hopefully they turn into beautiful big purple bushes. I'd love to dry my own lavendar and make oils with it, eventually if the lavendar ever takes off. Lavendar is purple which happens to be one of my favorite colors! … [Read more...]

Cookie Bars

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Happy Easter! I love making cookies, but I have found a new way to make them. Turn them into a bars instead! I can't believe I've never really tried this method before until now. I know it's been around awhile too. One thing I don't like about making cookies is all the different batches you have to bake in the oven. These cookie bars just go in there once and they're all done together. Cut them up into fancy shapes or sizes, and use different colored M&M's for each Holiday. They're so good! … [Read more...]

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I recently had to make a batch of my bacon chocolate chip cookies that were featured in the 50 Shades of Bacon Cook Book for a possible client. Instead of using all butter for the fat which normal cookies call for, I opted to replace some of the fat with bacon grease. I do keep a jar of bacon fat in my fridge, and yes, I am one of those crazy people that do that. If you have some bacon grease lying around the house use it up in these cookies. The other secret ingredient is the box of instant … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cream Pies

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I made these homemade oatmeal cream pies from Sally's Baking Addiction today and they put Little Debbie's oatmeal cream pies to shame. That website is my new favorite baking blog to go to whenever I'm in the mood to bake something sweet.  I want to make another batch of them and bring some to work on Monday. Ben just loved them too. I bet you that they're gone by the end of the weekend. Thank you for this great recipe! I may never buy the boxed oatmeal cream pies again! I wish I was a good baker … [Read more...]

Rainbow Cookies

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The name of these cookies are called Rainbow cookies. I would like to change that name to something more festive like Red and Green Cookies or Christmas Layered Cookies. Don't you think? These cookies were quite challenging to make. Almond paste was an ingredient I've never delt with before. It's in the baking aisle if you haven't looked for it at all. Then,  I don't think there is enough dough to work with either. I had divided the dough as evenly as I could and the layers were all uneven. … [Read more...]

Cherry Chocolate Blossoms

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Tis that time of year again: Cookie baking! I love this time of year. I love trying new cookie recipes like this one. I couldn't really taste the cherries in here at all. Maybe it needs more of the juice or more cherries, or maybe even some cherry extract. I'll have to play around with it. What would really be good in the middle of this cookie is a Chocolate Covered cherry. Now, that would be heaven. My kitchen aid paddle attachment mixer has gone missing and we don't know what happened to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

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  This afternoon I was in a baking mood, but I didn't have ingredients I needed to make certain things. I wanted to make orange fluff, but I didn't have any instant vanilla pudding. I also wanted to make cream cheese brownies and I didn't have a box of chocolate brownie mix. I was just at the grocery store getting things I needed and didn't feel like going back there. Don't you hate it when that happens? When you're missing certain ingredients to make things? So, I decided to make … [Read more...]