Almond Raspberry Macarons

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  After MANY fails of trying different macaron recipes, I was browsing pinterest today and came across a step by step page that showed you how to do everything. You do not know how many times I have tried making these before. I'd be so disappointed  when the cookie didn't turn out and get their famous little bottom they're known for. They were still good and I would still eat them. The key to making macaron cookies like these is to let the batter rest before you bake them. The first b ...

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Cookie Dough Balls

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  Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! In honor of today, I went to the grocery store and got some chocolate chip cookies. I remember when we used to be able to go there and get cookies for less than 15 cents. Not any more. Now you have to spend almost 3.00 for a container of them. The chocolate chip cookies weren't enough, so I decided to go home and make some chocolate chip cookie dough balls. If you're craving just the cookie dough and are afraid to get sick from the raw eggs, ...

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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

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I must admit, I have never cooked a big ass cookie inside a cast iron skillet before. Big ass cookie is the truth too (pardon my French), I took it out of the oven and I heard my husband say Holy crap, Jenna! :) I like my chocolate chip cookies under cooked in the middle inside and somewhat chewy on the outside. This cookie does just that. I was surfing through facebook and this recipe showed up on my news feed via Cooking Channel and had me drooling. I didn't use any caramel sauce in the middle ...

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M&M Valentine’s Day Cookies

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  Does your honey have a sweet tooth? Make them these cookies for Valentine's Day this year. You've still got about 3 weeks left to make them too so plenty  of time to shop for the ingredients.  I told my husband I wanted a heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day this year. Last year I got chocolate covered strawberries and they were so good. I prefer getting food for Holidays like these because gifts like roses end up dead eventually and teddy bears just end up sitting around. Food g ...

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Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers dipped in chocolate is a really fast no-bake cookie that you can bring to any kind of Holiday party and people just love them. You can make them any time of year and just use different colored sprinkles for whatever Holiday it is. All you do is spread some peanut butter on a ritz cracker, add another cracker on top of the peanut butter so that it looks like a sandwich, and then dip the ritz peanut butter cracker into some chocolate. I used Almond bark for these. Super ...

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Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These are my new favorite Holiday cookies and they will be added to next year's Christmas Cookie list. I ended up making two batches because the first time the cookies spread out and they aren't supposed to. The reason that happened was because I didn't let the cookies chill in the fridge for an hour. I didn't read the instructions well and wanted to put the short bread cookie dough in the oven right away. Major mistake on my part, oops! You live and learn. That is probably the major key to ...

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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 ...

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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! ...

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