Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I could eat all the cookies in the world. If they’re chocolate chip. And stuffed with caramel. And baked with pudding mix. And topped with sea salt. And taste like THIS. These cookies are pretty big. Definitely big enough to split in half. That way you get to pull apart that gooey caramel in the…

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Light Lemon Bars

By now I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m a lemon lover. I add it into pasta salads, fry it up with chicken, and glaze it over blueberry muffins. So I think it’s no surprise that I would try and find the perfect lemon bar- perfect meaning so lo-cal that I could eat a whole…

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Carrot Cake Thumbprints

Carrot cake meets thumbprint cookies; perfect for Easter! Every bite is packed with layers of flavor- grated carrots, golden raisins, oats, and a creamy apricot frosting. There is just the right amount of spice in this recipe to let the carrots really shine through. I mean, how many times do carrots get to be the…

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Sugar Cookies

I’m pretty sure that almost every food blogger, especially if they bake on occasion, has a go-to plain sugar cookie recipe. It helps to have a white cake, white bread, and sugar cookie recipe to expand on. This is mine. I use this dough as a ‘starter kit’ for more elaborate cookie recipes. It’s fun…

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

Musket balls, buckeyes- not sure what these are most commonly called, but any way you phrase it they are tiny peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate. The hype is real about these treats, and for good reason. They are the perfect make-ahead dessert to serve up for a crowd. Few things go together as well…

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Chocolate Chip Blondies

You know life is good when thick, chewy, chocolate chip blondies are a thing. Not quite a brownie, not quite a cookie; it’s more like the best of both. I got this recipe from a friend back in November, and have made them 4 times already- not only are they addicting, they’re that easy! I’m…

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Fudgy Cherry Brownies

These fudgy cherry brownies are filled with chopped chocolate, candied cherries, and dreams. Anything that combines fruit and chocolate together is on my list of must-haves, and this recipe probably takes the cake. Except these brownies are better than cake. So it’s Valentine’s Day and we’re doing it right. Something chewy and chocolatey with bursts…

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Candied Cherries

Candied cherries are usually readily available to buy around the holidays, but then they kind of disappear. That’s such a bummer since I love their sweet taste and variety of use- like in these fudgy brownies. But if you can get your hands on a jar of maraschinos, then snacking on candied cherries year round should…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Winter is sneaking up on us, but here in Seattle it still feels like fall. There are leaves everywhere and rain, rain, RAIN. And aren’t rainy days perfect for baking? Maybe something with pumpkin and chocolate, because apparently that’s my major weakness this time of year. I always have a few cans of pumpkin on hand,…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Frosting

I’m from the Midwest, and now live in the Pacific Northwest, so I didn’t hear about these Northeast treats until just a couple years ago. AND I’M SO GLAD I DID. These pumpkin whoopie pies are insanely delicious. Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie; it’s more like the best of both. There is…

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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

When life gives you cold, rainy weather, you make cookies. But not just any cookies- chewy, magical, cranberry, coconut, walnut, oatmeal cookies. The brown sugar and butter kind of caramelizes together while it bakes and gives all the fillings a nice chewy bite. I chilled the dough overnight to help it hold its shape while…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin season is not slowing down any time soon, and I’m perfectly fine with that. This is an easy pumpkin-meets-chocolate recipe that takes just minutes to mix together. Melted butter and brown sugar turn this recipe into more of a toffee like cookie, and less of a cake. Pumpkin puree is paired with a good…

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