Recipe 43: Cinnamon-Chocolate Macaroons

I’ve been blogging for a year! Can you believe it? I almost averaged 1 per week, which is pretty good!

This is my first holiday-ish cookie of the year. There are some weird ones coming up, but first, these!

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Recipe 42: Mocha Madeleines

What the hell is a madeleine? That’s a weird-looking cookie, I thought.

I found a madeleine pan at TJ Maxx and got ready. If you know me, you know how much I love coffee, so this was perfect.  Continue reading

Recipe 40: Chocolate-Almond Crackles

Wow, Mom, it’s been too long since I’ve updated! This post is old news because I made them in September for our company picnic. Sorry.

I thought these would be fun. They weren’t.  Continue reading

Recipe 39: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Squares

Anyone who knows me knows that Fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love everything about them, especially pumpkin! After many failed attempts to get the Pumpkin Spice Latte early at Starbucks, it finally launched, marking the official start of Fall. Clearly, the next thing I had to bake was this:

Oooohhhh…my kitchen is going to smell awe-some! Continue reading

Recipe 38: Chocolate Moose Cookies

Before I begin, I have to say that this blog is now officially natemakescookies.com! Tell all your friends!

I made friends with another dessert blogger, Carrie at cookiecarrie.com. We decided to send each other some goods and this is what I decided on:

Cute, but where do you get a moose cutout? IKEA!  Continue reading

Recipe 37: Heart Sandwich Cookies

Love is in the air. Love for Nutella, that is. I’ve been saving these for a special occasion, and I finally have one! A friend and I planned a Nutella party (Well, she did all the planning. I just threw the idea out there) so I made these.

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Recipe 34: Peanut Butter Surprises

I’ve been eyeing these ones for a long time and it’s finally time to bake them!

SURPRISE! There’s peanut butter in the middle of them! Martha is such a trickster. Continue reading

Recipe 32: Cream Cheese Brownies

According to Martha, brownies are cookies. I’ll accept that.

The app has 4 different brownie recipes in one, so you’ll see this picture again in the future. Today I chose cream cheese brownies!

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Recipe 31: Chocolate-Dipped Macadamia Cookies

This may be the fastest back-to-back baking I’ve ever done! This time I made another chocolate-dipped cookie, but only because I needed one with macadamia nuts.


Kristina helped out with this one because we have a co-worker, Randi, who is moving to Hawaii, so this batch is a going away present! Too bad it doesn’t also have pineapple. Continue reading

Recipe 30: Chocolate Mint Wafers

Happy 30th recipe to me! It’s crazy, considering before I started this blog, I’d probably only baked 30 times in my entire life.

This time I made Chocolate Mint Wafers. Although this is in Martha’s “Holiday Cookies” section, I wanted them now.

Why? Well, these are basically Thin Mints and those snotty little Girl Scouts aren’t selling cookies this time of year!

I omitted the nonpareils for a less-Christmasy look. Continue reading