Recipe 54: Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies…how boring, right? But wait! There’s a surprise!

sugar

I don’t eat sugar cookies because I think they’re bland and I’d rather use the calories on something good. These are different. They have lemon!  Continue reading

Recipe 50: Double-Chocolate Brownies

This is brownie recipe number two from the app. I remember the cream cheese brownies being great, so I had high expectations.

doublechocbrown

I already had the ingredients on hand (for once), so this was an easy choice.

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Recipe 49: Mini Peppermint Meringue Cups with Ganache

This is the final of my [insert excuse for being late] holiday posts for the year. These could be eaten all year round, though, if you’re obsessed with peppermint like I am.

Mini Peppermint Meringue Cups

Yum, right? I went to my friend Nicole’s house to make these.  Continue reading

Recipe 48: Walnut Rum Wafers

You know you’ve made it when you’re invited to an exclusive, annual all-day baking party! I originally was going to make rugelach, but that was going to take forever. Luckily, there was a lot of drinking happening at this party, so there was rum available for this one.

walnut rum wafers

I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the host, Lisa, or any of the other guests! I’m terrible.  Continue reading

Recipe 47: Chocolate-Coconut Macaroon Cups

This might be one of my shortest blogs ever. These were that simple. I was attending a party and was asked to bring cookies. I made the very popular Coconut Cherry Oatmeal ones, but also made these for my gluten-free friends.

choco coco macaroon

Another use for the muffin tin? Sign me up!  Continue reading

Recipe 46: Iced Coconut Sugar Cookies

We all know I hate royal icing. It sucks. Or, I suck at it. Either way, we’re enemies and this was the showdown.

iced coconut

I was excited for a variation on sugar cookies, since normally I turn my nose up to those!  Continue reading

Recipe 44: Gingersnap Cookies

I’m watching a Christmas movie to get me in the mood to write this blog. It’s not a good one, but I’ll take what I can get.

This was my first time making gingersnaps (surprise). Let’s see how it goes.

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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 41: Italian Polenta Cookies

Polenta. I can’t say cookies come to mind when I think of it. Whatever you say, Martha.

It felt good to bake again. I went almost 3 weeks! I’ll never do that again.

This one required a piping bag, which I’ve had bad luck with. Here it goes!  Continue reading