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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Recipe 55: Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars

These might seem like they’re meant for the holidays. That’s because they came from the Sugar and Spice section of the app.

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Recipe 22: Lemon-Glazed Candied-Ginger Cookies

Crap. I’ve been a bad baker/blogger. It’s been almost a month since my last post. I have baked one batch of cookies in that time, but was too [choose your excuse and insert it here] to post it.

I’ve been wanting to make these ones for a long time, but haven’t been able to find candied ginger. I looked in the spices, in the asian aisle, and in bulk. I finally asked a couple people at Market of Choice and found it in bulk with the dried fruit. D’oh!

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Recipe 18: Brown-Butter Toffee Blondies

I am posting this one so soon after the crap Conversation Heart Cookies, that you may have missed it! If you did, click here.

These were planned for a pre-Valentine’s Day post, but since I was delayed with frustration, I made them late.

Look at that! Card suits! Deal me a hand of blackjack and play slot machine sounds and I’m happy!

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Recipe 17: Conversation Heart Cookies

I’ve been waiting to make these since I got the app and I knew they’d be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Well, I made them and they pissed me off so much that I’m writing this 2 weeks later.

Cute, right? These look so cute and fun. Well, they weren’t.

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Recipe 15: Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been avoiding chocolate chip cookies because I’m famous for ruining them. when I say I’m “a bad baker” it’s because of those.

Well, I’m ready. At least I think so.

Yum.

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Recipe 8: Lemon Wreaths

I promised you all that I would try something more difficult this time. Well, I did.

Those look like mini donuts (or if you’re cool – abbreviated as “dones”), but I trick you not, my friends. Those are cookies! Pretty cookies.

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Recipe 7: Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies

While I wasn’t thrilled to try another McCormick recipe (see Mocha Slice Cookies), I thought these looked good. And we all know I did have to share the blame for substituting ingredients on that one.

Here’s another sparkly, pretty cookie. Let’s do this.

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Recipe 4: Mocha Slice Cookies

Today’s recipe comes from the McCormick free Sugar & Spice recipe add-on to the app. Brennan was in town for a couple days and wanted to bake with me. We settled on this one because it looked good and pretty simple.

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Recipe 3: Glitter Ball Cookies

I went to Starbucks yesterday and they had all their holiday stuff out. I want everything! I probably said, “ooh, I NEED this” 15 times. Ask Megan.

I know that last week I said I was in the holiday spirit, but now I really am. So I rushed home from work, queued up A Very She & Him Christmas on Airplay and started making Glitter Ball Cookies (with creamy ginger filling).

I’ve wanted to make these since the day I bought the app, but didn’t want to jump into something too complicated, too soon. The “glitter” freaked me out. The “sandwiching” freaked me out. I’m on recipe 3, the first 2 were a success, so I went for it.

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