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 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.

Almond Fruit Bars

This are actually pretty similar to the super popular PB&J Bars, but read on anyway!  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.

Cinnamon Pecan Crescents

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 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 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.

Coconut Sandwich Cookies

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