Recipe 79: Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

You might have thought that I’d be one-and-done like last year when I returned and only blogged once. Well, baby don’t believe what you hear. The grande dame still holds center court.

OK, maybe that was a Karen Huger quote, but it applies to this situation and the fact that I’ve been trying to catch up on the Real Housewives of Potomac which is amazing this season!

Anyway, remember when I jokingly asked someone to buy me the Martha Stewart Cookies book?

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Shoutout to my friend Matt who just bought his way into this blog post! #spon

We decided to make these:

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Hello/uh oh/the future

“I feel inspired,” he said, as he pulled back the iPad Smart Cover and slid his finger across the bright screen. There it was, an old friend. The Martha Makes Cookies app was waiting. The blog readers were waiting. Excitedly, he tapped the icon. Then, the unthinkable occurred:  Continue reading

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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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 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 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.

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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 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

Recipe 67: Healthier Oatmeal Cookies

Queen B says, “You wanna hot body?…You betta work bitch.” She’s right. I have to get back to baking and blogging. To help with that whole hot body thing, I chose this for today:

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What makes these healthier than normal cookies? To start, there’s wheat germ. Don’t be afraid. Keep reading.

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Recipe 66: Matcha Tea Biscuits

Anyone who knows me (see: co-workers) knows how I feel about tea. It’s for the sickly and I’m not interested.

I’ve been delaying these for obvious reasons, but recently watched Alice in Wonderland and felt inspired. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, it will be fine in a cookie.

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What is matcha? This is starting well.  Continue reading