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 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 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 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

Recipe 51: Lemon Clove Cookies

These look like the margarita cookies and the candied ginger cookies, but they are not! They have just a hint of clove that make them different (enough).

Lemonclove

 

I’ve been avoiding log cookies, as usual, but I figured I’d have to make them eventually. Here it goes.  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