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 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.

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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 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 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 65: Coconut Sandwich Cookies

My new friend Genoa went back and read every single blog I’ve written. When she asked if she could help me bake, the answer was simple: no.

OMG I’m kidding. Of course I said yes. I wanted to pick something relatively easy since Genoa says she doesn’t cook or bake. I thought she was exaggerating until I found an unopened, expired bag of flour in her cupboard.

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These were the winners! Little did I know that when I arrived at Genoa’s house, I was in for the shock of my life.  Continue reading

Recipe 64: Mexican Wedding Cakes

My friend Jordan was in town so obviously we had to get together and make cooks. This day has a simple theme: love.

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Mexican Wedding Cakes! How Romantic!  Continue reading

Recipe 63: Fig Bars

I will be honest. Before I went shopping for ingredients for this recipe, I did not know what a fig looked like. Don’t sit there and judge me, because I know most of you probably have never eaten a fig.

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So listen. I made these for a potluck at work, but people were afraid of them.

What is so scary about figs? I didn’t like Fig Newtons as a kid either, but now I am much more sophisticated, like Martha.  Continue reading