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

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.

figbars

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

Recipe 62: Cranberry Thumbprints

As Rafiki would say, it is time. Time for me to get off my butt and start baking again. I’ve been waiting a long time for cranberry season so I could make these.

cranberry thumbprints

Just in time for Thanksgiving!  Continue reading

The Merging of ZAWN: My first time baking for a wedding

My good friends Zack and Dawn (collectively, Zawn) asked me to bake cookies to serve at their wedding reception. Oh, I’m honored!

This really meant, “Oh, I’m freaking the F out right now because I care about these people and don’t want to screw it up.”

I had to make something sparkly, because duh. After many failed attempts of spraying glitter onto cookies, I decided to go with the tried and true glitter ball.

glitterballs

My most loyal readers will remember these as Recipe 3. If you aren’t familiar, please go read it.  Continue reading

Recipe 61: Snickerdoodles

It’s Christmas in July, so why not make a holiday cookie?

snickerdoodles

“Oh, Nate, that’s nice and all, but where have you been for the last month?” Let me explain…  Continue reading

Recipe 60: Vanilla-Chocolate Wafers

Another log cookie. This one more complicated than the rest.

Vanilla-Chocolate Wafers

 

Yin-yang inspired? I wasn’t hopeful of the results.  Continue reading

Recipe 56: Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Someone at work read my blog and was appalled that I didn’t have a peanut butter section. I’ve made a couple cookies with PB, and in that spirit, I went for these next.

pb sandwiches

These are in the “Kids Cookies” section, so they’re a piece of cake, right?  Continue reading

Recipe 53: Chocolate-and-Cream Sandwich Cookies

 

Thank you to all of you who worried about me in my absence. *crickets*

You guys…it’s been almost 3 weeks. I’m sorry. I’ll make it up to you today! These are fantastic.

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I just got back from a trip to Vegas this week and after a couple days of recovery, I was ready to bake!  Continue reading

Recipe 52: Coconut Cream-Cheese Pinwheels

We’re having a series of Iron Chef-themed potlucks at work and the secret ingredient this time was cream cheese. I wanted to win, so I needed something fancy and good.

pinwheel

These looked perfect! Well, they were some of the most complicated cookies I’ve made so far.  Continue reading