Recipe 77: Dark Chocolate Heart Cutouts

Miss me? We’ll just pretend that 21 month gap didn’t exist. Let’s just call this season 4 of Nate Makes Cookies.

In today’s episode, Nate finds himself in his first house and beautiful new kitchen. Guest star: Brittany (sister).

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How sweet.  Continue reading

Recipe 76: Iced Sugar Cookie Cutouts

The holiday season might be gone, but this was a pre-Christmas baking event, so deal with it.

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We had my niece, Ava, over for an all-day baking extravaganza. We made peanut butter kiss cookies, glitter balls, peppermint bark (that failed), and these.  Continue reading

Recipe 75: Almond Fruit Bars

One of my most loyal (and cookie-excitable) followers from work had a birthday last week, so I obviously had to bake something for her.

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This are actually pretty similar to the super popular PB&J Bars, but read on anyway!  Continue reading

Recipe 74: Jam-Filled Cream Cheese Cookies

Last week I thought, “Oh, look, it’s all cold and wintery outside. Time to make some more Christmas cookies!”

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Little did I know these would KILL my Christmas spirit. Ugh.  Continue reading

Recipe 73: White-Chocolate-Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

I’m ready for the holiday season and I don’t even care. We’re a third of the way through November and that’s enough. It’s 34º right now, so it’s certainly appropriate.

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Time for some holiday cookies! I didn’t even know if they still sold Hershey’s Hugs, but good news. They do.  Continue reading

Recipe 72: Lavender and Honey Shortbread

I’ve been putting this one off for a while because I hate lavender. I don’t want to see it. I don’t want to smell it. I certainly don’t want to taste it. But I do this all for you, and I wanted an excuse to buy a tart pan.

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I went to Macy’s to get the tart pan, then I went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients. I’m a very patient person, so it’s hard to explain how much rage I felt while I was there.  Continue reading

Recipe 71: Cinnamon Pecan Crescents

Oh, hi. Did you forget that I had a cookie blog? So did I. I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since I baked cookies and posted a blog – ew!

Anyway, it’s my favorite time of year. Although these look Christmasy instead of Halloweeny, they’ve got cinnamon and that’s close enough.

Cinnamon Pecan Crescents

I thought these would be an easy way to get back into the groove of baking. I mean, there were only 7 ingredients and one of them was water.  Continue reading

Recipe 70: Chocolate Chip Brownies

After last week’s disaster, I desperately needed something to go well. My reputation is on the line! I’ve had pretty good success with brownies, so I chose another.

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As you may remember from cream cheese and double-chocolate brownies, Martha cleverly placed 5 variations in the same section.  Continue reading

Recipe 69: Coconut Bars

I wanted to bake something kind of easy this week, so I chose these.

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Boy, are you in for a treat.  Continue reading

Recipe 68: Hermit Bars

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it’s the perfect time for Springtime treats. Not today. hermitbars These look pretty normal and appropriate for this time of year. Well, visions are not always as they seemContinue reading