Topic: Cookies

Big Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 26, 2016

Perfect pumpkin cookies! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are chewy in the middle and crispy around the edges. !!!!! I’m trying not to go crazy with anxiousness right now. We move into our house in just a few days and I can barely believe it. It’s been a long road since we closed early in…

Blueberry Crisp Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on June 7, 2016

Summer’s favorite dessert in the form of a buttery, chewy and delicious cookie! Yes, I’m still here! Between life’s craziness and some computer issues I haven’t been able to post much over these last few weeks but I’m back… with cookies! And not just any cookie, but perhaps summer’s favorite cookie. I love a warm fruit…

Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Cookies {Gluten-free} {Vegan}

Posted on May 12, 2016

These easy-to-make soft and chewy cookies are made with wholesome ingredients that make them the perfect kid-friendly snack!   Before I tell you all about my new snack obsession these cookies, I need to tell you about the cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Flight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body.   Before you…

Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies

Posted on April 21, 2016

Big bakery-style chocolate and pistachio cookies are the ultimate cookie treat! I feel a little bad because I’ve been keeping these cookies to myself for a few weeks now. They are exactly what I expect a perfect bakery-style cookie to be: BIG (when it comes to cookies, bigger really is better) Full of contrasting texture…

Triple Chip Cookies

Posted on March 14, 2016

Crispy, chewy and loaded with three types of chocolate chips, these triple chip cookies are divine! Life has felt a little bit all over the place lately. Things are really good, but having a toddler has kept me on my toes to say the least! L’s the best little one-year-old you will ever meet, but…

Fluffernutter Cookies

Posted on February 26, 2016

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies sandwiched together with marshmallow buttercream. It’s been a long time since I've had a fluffernutter sandwich, but the memories of soft white Wonder Bread slathered with creamy Skippy (most definitely not all natural) and sweet marshmallow fluff are still vivid in my mind. Everything just melded together in one…

Vanilla M&M Shortbread Cookies

Posted on February 1, 2016

Vanilla bean shortbread cookies are even better when there are M&Ms in them! These shortbread cookies are easy to make and delicious to eat. Use pretty pink M&Ms for a Valentine’s Day treat! I love that there are plenty of excuses to bake around Valentine’s Day. Kid’s class parties, sweet treats for friends, and of…

Vanilla M&M Shortbread Cookies

Posted on February 1, 2016

Vanilla bean shortbread cookies are even better when there are M&Ms in them! These shortbread cookies are easy to make and delicious to eat. Use pretty pink M&Ms for a Valentine’s Day treat! I love that there are plenty of excuses to bake around Valentine’s Day. Kid’s class parties, sweet treats for friends, and of…

Peanut Butter Cup Football Cookie Cake

Posted on January 18, 2016

Peanut butter cup cookie cake shaped and decorated like a football for Super Bowl! While you should be excited about making a fun football-themed treat for Super Bowl, you should be really, really excited about how good this cookie cake is. I warned you about the peanut butter treats this month and this cookie cake…

Peanut Butter Snickers Brown Butter Cookies

Posted on January 6, 2016

Brown butter, peanut butter AND snickers all in one seriously good cookie! As it turns out I have lots of peanut butter recipes coming this month. So, if your resolution was to eat more peanut butter (perfectly reasonable), I’ve got you covered! Alternatively, if you are watching your sweets consumption, I promise that all of…

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

Posted on December 18, 2015

Fudgy and gooey chocolate cookies full of intense chocolate flavor, melted marshmallows and peppermint pieces make the best Christmas dessert. It’s beginning to smell a lot like… cookies! I made this batch of Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies for Matt’s co-workers as a holiday treat, but struggled not to eat many, many of them myself. Even…

Easy Chai Cookies

Posted on November 30, 2015

Crispy buttery shorbread cookies with the warm and spicy flavors of chai. Have you recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma enough to start making Christmas cookies yet? I’m so ready! Last year, I think I only made one batch (newborn mom life) and the years prior it was business cookie baking 24/7. I’m looking forward…

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Posted on November 18, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetenTheSeason #CollectiveBias #ad Rich, fudgy and ultra chocolatey cookies with melted marshmallows taste like the best cup of hot cocoa you’ve ever had! It’s no secret that I love baking cookies, especially for the holidays. While I don’t…

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on October 19, 2015

Chewy pumpkin spiced COOKIE BUTTER cookies sandwiched with buttercream, what could be better? I try to have some self-restraint when I bake. Sometimes it works, other times, not so much. I tell myself “I’ll just taste a bite” and then find myself three cookies deep in a hole. At that point, I know it’s time…

Oatmeal Cookie Wedges with Cinnamon & Chocolate Chips

Posted on September 30, 2015

Chewy oatmeal cookie bars filled with cinnamon and chocolate chips then drizzled with extra chocolate make a delicious and pretty party treat. It’s so exciting when one of my friends publishes a cookbook! And in the world of blog friends, it seems to be happening more and more often. Lucky for me, my friend Miriam…

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on September 18, 2015

These are the perfect pumpkin cookie. Crispy edges, chewy middle and lots of chocolate chips! We are getting closer to L’s birthday, just under a month to go. In fact, I can see so many ways he is now transitioning from baby to toddler (insert many, many tears). There’s the way he arches his back…

Mini M&M Cookies

Posted on August 31, 2015

Mini cookies loaded with M&Ms. These are the perfect party cookie! Now that I’m thinking about a special someone’s first birthday, I’m fully focused on what his first sweet treat should be and what kinds of sweets we will have at his party. I change my mind constantly going back and forth on different ideas,…

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on August 24, 2015

A small batch of chocolate chip cookies that’s perfect a cookie craving! Let’s be honest, one cookie is never, ever enough. And a whole big batch, while appealing, is too many to eat in one sitting. Plus, sometimes you just want a homemade cookie and you want it fast. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is…

Cranberry and White Chocolate Pistachio Dusted Cookies

Posted on August 10, 2015

Chewy cookies loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips then coated with layers of MORE white chocolate AND pistachios. Last week I needed a dessert to use as a thank you gift and wanted something pretty and portable. Cookies are always great for that sort of thing but this time I felt like jazzing…

Mega M&M Cookies

Posted on April 7, 2015

Big chocolatey cookies full of Mega M&Ms. I’m very aware that I eat my feelings. Tired, sad and stressed always lead me to chocolate, carbs, ice cream, cookies or all of the above. I try not to go overboard and realize that this isn’t the healthiest way to deal with emotions. But frankly, I don’t…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Posted on March 2, 2015

Chewy chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies that just so happen to be perfect for breastfeeding moms! Loaded with oats, brewer’s yeast, flax and whole wheat flour, these are a delicious way to get your milk supply up! If you had asked me a year ago if I’d ever make lactation cookies, I’d probably look…

Comfort Food Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Posted on February 23, 2015

Perfect chocolate chunk cookies. Chewy in the center and crispy around the edges, these cookies are pure comfort. A good friend of mine recently brought her second baby home from the hospital. Even though I’m still getting a handle on some aspects of life with a baby, I realized it was time I started returning…

Easy Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Posted on January 26, 2015

An easy cookie to make with the wonderful flavor of meyer lemons. Today we are celebrating sweet Caroline’s second virtual baby shower! I adore Caroline and am happy to help her celebrate the birth of baby number two! Today’s shower theme is citrus (one of Caroline’s current cravings!) and I just had to go with…

Super Fun Cookies (aka Oreo, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chunk Cookies)

Posted on January 12, 2015

Cookies loaded with chunks of Oreos, Peanut Butter Cups and dark chocolate! Sometimes you just need a cookie full of fun things.  For this version, I loaded up my favorite cookie dough with chunks of chocolate, peanut butter cups and chopped Oreos.  How could it not be love at first bite? Super Fun Cookies (aka…

Smoked Sea Salt Chocolate Fudge Caramel Cookies

Posted on December 15, 2014

Rich and fudgy chocolate cookies filled with caramel and dark chocolate chips and seasoned with smoked sea salt. Are you still adding to your cookie baking list for the holidays? I hope so, because these babies are very deserving of a spot.  The cookie itself is ultra rich and like a fudgy brownie in the…

Chewy Milk Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Posted on November 20, 2014

Chewy ginger-flavored brown sugar cookies filled with milk chocolate chunks.  This is a great holiday cookie! I have a bit of a weakness for ginger cookies.  My dad loves gingersnaps, but unless they are super crunchy (ahem, teeth-breakingly so), he will probably tell you they are underbaked.  I, on the other hand, like crunchy, chewy,…

Soft Batch Apple Butter Cookies with Caramel Icing {Guest Post}

Posted on November 13, 2014

Today I have a special guest post from my friend Rachel. She is generously sharing this recipe for Soft Batch Apple Butter Cookies as a favor while I take some time to be with my family. Be sure to head over to her blog and check out some of her other amazing recipes like Apple…

How to Bake and Freeze Cookies for Holiday Gifts (and 30 recipes that are perfect for that)

Posted on November 6, 2014

Baking and freezing cookies is a great way to reduce holiday stress.  Here are 30 of my favorite recipes for cookies that you can bake ahead of time and freeze for a month or two for holiday gifting! I learned from my mom. When it comes to entertaining, she and I are a lot alike. …

Salted Caramel & Peanut Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on October 27, 2014

Big, chewy oatmeal cookies full of crunchy peanuts and chewy caramel. So I actually had to make this cookie recipe twice. The first time, I was working off of a different recipe of mine that I cut in half. Easy enough. Well, except I think my pregnancy brain got the best of me and I…

Pretzel Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on October 6, 2014

Chewy pretzel infused cookies sandwiched together with buttercream. I got the crazy idea that I needed to make a cookie that was flavored like a pretzel.  It happened sometime after these Oreo cookies disappeared.  However the crazy idea popped into my head, I’m so glad it did.  These chewy cookies were pretty addicting.  Frankly they…

Espresso Salted Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Posted on September 29, 2014

These rich dark chocolate biscotti are extra crunchy, perfect for coffee dunking! I’m not usually one to choose biscotti as a dessert of choice.  Often times, they are dry, super hard and not all that flavorful.  These biscotti here, they are a different story.  The rich dark chocolate and espresso salt ensure that every bite…

Black and White Cookie Cake

Posted on September 18, 2014

This giant black and white cookie is a huge version of the classic New York treat! Before moving to New York City eight years ago, or I guess before I lived here the summer before that, I didn't understand the fixation on the Black and White Cookie. Matt loves them and you can find them…

Ginger and Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on August 7, 2014

Chewy ginger cookies sandwiched with homemade creamy lemon ice cream make amazing ice cream sandwiches! I sure hope you listened to me on Monday and got your lemon ice cream ready!  If so, time to whip up these chewy ginger cookies and prepare for ice cream sandwich heaven.  If not, get to the ice cream…

(Fresh) Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter Cookies

Posted on July 21, 2014

Chewy brown butter cookies with the perfect crispy edge are filled with fresh blueberries and white chocolate chips. When Matt told me we were going to a barbecue with his co-workers, I knew I had to bring my baking A-game.  They've actually all been eating my desserts for years, but I didn't want to let…

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cake

Posted on June 30, 2014

This is the best cookie cake that I’ve ever had.  It has a a chewy center, crispy edges and a wonderful brown butter flavor. I’m turning 30 this year.  And actually, August 21st isn’t that far away.  How I feel about the age is a story for another post, but what I want for dessert…

{Gluten-Free} Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on May 27, 2014

Brown butter chocolate chip cookies are made with quinoa flour and almond meal to satisfy your gluten-free and gluten-loving cookie cravings. It’s pretty much common knowledge that cookies can cure almost anything.  So when a friend of mine was going through a hard time, I immediately wanted to send her some.  She happens to be…

Oreo Overload Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on May 18, 2014

Chewy cookies infused with Oreo Crumbs and slathered with a Cookies n Cream filling! I made these cookies on Friday with the full intention of bringing them over to a friend’s yesterday.  Apparently I made the mistake of sharing a sample cookie with Matt because he almost lost it when I told him I was…

The Best Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on April 21, 2014

Thick and chewy peanut butter cookies for peanut butter lovers only. Wow, thank you so much for the kind notes, tweets, Facebook messages, etc. regarding our big news!  We really didn’t tell anyone (other than our parents and siblings) until a week or so ago.  Let me tell you, that is one hard secret to…

Meyer Lemon Sprinkle Cookies

Posted on February 3, 2014

These Meyer Lemon Sprinkle Cookies are the ray of sunshine you need in the middle of winter.  They are chewy in the middle, crispy around the edges, and rounded out with the flavors of fresh meyer lemon zest. I’m going to fast forward past the winter-hating rant that you could probably spew out yourself and…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Posted on January 27, 2014

These giant cookies are fudgy and chewy in the center but perfectly crisp around the edges.  The salted caramel enhances the flavor to create a well-balanced treat. When I originally came up with the recipe for these cookies, I thought I might end up with a chocolate cookie that came out of the oven with…

(Fresh) Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies

Posted on November 11, 2013

Looking for a new way to use up your extra cranberries?  Cranberries get an upgrade in these brown butter cookies that are loaded with rich dark chocolate chunks. I have to tell you, these cookies surprised me!  They are so much better than I even expected.  Tart cranberries, rich dark chocolate (a lot of it)…

Cookie Butter Pumpkin Bites

Posted on October 31, 2013

The chewy Cookie Butter shell is the perfect compliment to the creamy pumpkin flavored Kiss!  This is a fun twist on the usual thumbprint cookie. Raise your hand if you will be heading to Target / CVS / [insert favorite supermarket] tomorrow for the day-after Halloween candy sales?  You and me both!  I can never…

Graham Cracker Cookies with Toasted Pumpkin Marshmallow Filling

Posted on October 14, 2013

Chewy Graham Cracker flavored cookies filled with a toasted pumpkin marshmallow buttercream are the best cookie for fall!  Dip them in chocolate and decorate with colored sprinkles for a festive treat. These cookies. Where do I even begin?  First of all, the graham cracker cookie is chewy, slightly crispy on the outside, and flavored like…

Peanut Butter Cup Heath Bar Brown Butter Cookies

Posted on August 27, 2013

I took a perfect brown butter cookie dough and added chopped pieces of some of my favorite candies: Peanut Butter Cups and Heath Bars.  Topped with flaky sea salt, these chewy cookies might just become your new favorite recipe! Before I get to these crazy good cookies, I just wanted to mention that Keep it…

Cookie Butter & Salted Caramel Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on August 5, 2013

These speculoos cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  They are delicious on their own, but the salted caramel buttercream puts them over the top. I made these cookies a few weeks ago, and while I froze some extras, I may or may not have eaten them straight from the freezer. …

Big, Chewy, Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies: A How-To Video!

Posted on May 15, 2013

Remember when I promised you eHow videos?  Well, I’m going to try to get past my embarrassment and share them, yikes!  You already have the recipe, but I figured you might like the video for how to make these Big, Chewy, Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies.  I’d love to hear what you think! http://youtu.be/mJ60OtDLB4w

Big, Chewy, Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on April 20, 2013

These peanut butter cookies are thick and chewy (like most cookies should be), sweet and salty, and absolutely delicious.  Last week was…. well, it sure was a week.  Emotionally my head was somewhere else.  As soon as I heard about the marathon bombing my heart just ached for everyone there.  Then there was the explosion in West, Texas.  It was…

Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Chips & Strawberry Buttercream

Posted on April 13, 2013

This recipe came about while I was testing out ideas for an upcoming Cookie of the Month, and wondering how I could brighten up the resulting flat and not so exciting lemon cookies. Don't let me fool you, the lemon cookies actually taste quite good on their own- they are chewy and delightfully lemon flavored (not…

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies for a Virtual Bridal Shower

Posted on January 14, 2013

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies. aka Salted Milk Chocolate Almond Caramel Corn Cookies.  Nothing less for my lovely friend, Christina! For those of you who don’t know her, Christina is the incredibly sweet blogger behind Dessert for Two.  She is getting married soon and since she is such an amazing example of what a blogger…

Salted Brown Butter M&M Cookies

Posted on December 12, 2012

I have so much I want to say and tell you about what is going on here at Keep It Sweet Desserts, but my thoughts are coming through in a pretty chaotic stream of consciousness so I’ll hold off until things calm down a bit! For now, though, I can say, I am SO happy…

Mini Halloween Confetti Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on October 3, 2012

These cookies are so much fun for Halloween, not to mention, delicious!  Cater them to your holiday of choice with different colors. As much as I prepared before launching Keep It Sweet Desserts, there is so much learning that I’ve done on the job over the last few months.  Countless lessons learned, mistakes made, products…

Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on July 29, 2012

In my undying adoration of peanut butter over the years, I’ve looked past some other nuts that are just as delicious.  Sure, I’ve shown almonds some love (even cashews, too).  But in all this time, I’ve ignored pistachios. Well, one giant bag of pistachios from Costco later and I won’t ever make that mistake again. …

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Posted on April 13, 2012

Even though I LOVE my job now and am so proud of how successful Keep It Sweet Desserts seems to be so far, I still look forward to the weekend.  This week I crammed as much work as possible into Monday-Thursday so that I can spend three full days out of the kitchen and (for…

Chocolate Chunk Meringues

Posted on April 9, 2012

How was everyone’s weekend?  I can’t help but be envious of anyone who got an Easter basket yesterday.  For my entire life I’ve wanted one, is that weird?  You better believe that I will be taking advantage of the post-Easter candy sales, though!  I hope I can get my hands on some of those solid…

Chewy Ginger Cookies {Gluten-free}

Posted on April 2, 2012

Today I’m guest posting over on All Day I Dream About Food.  In case you’ve never been to Carolyn’s blog, she has an impressive collection of low carb and gluten-free desserts.  The woman has a real talent in the kitchen!  These cookies are another example of easy gluten-free baking:  No complicated ingredients and so easy to…

Ooey Gooey Peep Stuffed Cookies

Posted on March 30, 2012

These days, it is very rare that I make a dessert recipe a second time.  Other than what I am selling, I like to constantly try new things and am always on a mission to share something new and creative with you. But sometimes, your friends and family cling onto that cookie you made and…

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Posted on March 12, 2012

Today is my last Monday. And if feels incredible.  Ever since I gave my two-weeks notice at work, that heavy feeling that has haunted me for so many Sunday nights and Monday mornings over the past several months has been gone.  No more anxieties about what crazy work politics or project stresses might come up…

Chocolate Chip Blueberry Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on February 10, 2012

The first time I made a dessert with this flavor combination, I fell in love.  Chocolate and peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly… it is like two of the best worlds collided into one amazing cookie.  Check out my latest post on Fox for the recipe for my Chocolate Chip Blueberry Peanut Butter Cookies!

Fun Pick-Up Desserts for Super Bowl

Posted on February 2, 2012

It’s Thursday before Super Bowl and you’ve probably seen so many versions of buffalo chicken dip that your head is about to explode with hot sauce.  I love the traditional salty/creamy/fried/cheesy items as much as the next person, but it doesn’t mean that we can forget about dessert.  So for those of you looking for…

Easy Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Posted on January 18, 2012

So here’s the thing.  I used to hate lemon desserts. And I used to hate shortbread. But that was when I thought all lemon desserts tasted like the filling to lemon meringue pie (still grosses me out) and all shortbread was boring and flavorless. But at some point in the last couple of years, something…

Rugelach, Three Ways

Posted on December 22, 2011

I decided to get a little crazy with my last holiday cookie.  Rugelach is a traditional Jewish dessert, perfect for Channukah.  However, I’m pretty sure that these would be welcome on any Christmas table as well. So instead of making a traditional version of rugelach, I took the basic cream cheese dough and added a…

Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Posted on December 19, 2011

Please don’t be mad at me. It’s just that I’ve had this recipe for weeks and have been holding it in the backlog so that I didn’t completely overload you with cookies.  Meanwhile, almost every person who has eaten one of these has asked me for the recipe.*  Biting into one of the gingersnap sandwich…

Milk Chocolate Almond and Toffee Cookies for a Virtual Cookie Swap

Posted on December 6, 2011

Chewy cookies with bits of toffee and chunks of almond filled Hershey's Kisses There are some cookies that I can eat just one of*, but there are others where I can’t stop going back for more.  Those are the cookies that are so addicting as soon as I come up for a breathe, they have disappeared**. *Complete lie unless said cookie is…

Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on December 1, 2011

So we are basically a week into the holiday season and all I want to do is bake all day and eat cookies. Even more so than usual.  The good news is that in one week I’ll be on a much needed vacation from work that will allow me to focus most of my energy…

Kitchen Sink Cookies and Bars

Posted on October 24, 2011

What a weekend.  Matt and I went to Philadelphia to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends since 4th grade.  She was a gorgeous bride and I was so happy to be a bridesmaid and such a big part of the celebration.  Not going to lie, though, one of the highlights of the…

Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues

Posted on October 18, 2011

Sometimes you need a light and refreshing cookie to balance out desserts like this.  As the cooler weather is moving in, the comfort of indulgent cookies, cakes and pies is more and more appealing.  However, I’m determined not to gain weight as we get through the winter.  In fact, I’d like to get rid of…

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies {Guest Post}

Posted on October 11, 2011

In the midst of my crazy life, I am so thankful for other food bloggers!  It never ceases to amaze me how many of you there are that are willing to lend a hand when things get crazy.  A couple of weeks ago, a few wonderful bloggers volunteered to guest post on Keep It Sweet…

Cinnamon & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Posted on October 9, 2011

Things have been crazy around here lately.  I know I say this a lot, but after the busy summer, things never really slowed down. There has been a ton of weekend travelling, apartment hunting, working, baking, blogging, and I’ve even been interning with Hot Blondies a few times a week as well.  My days have…

Grown Up S’mores Cookies

Posted on October 6, 2011

I blame these cookies on Matt. And really, you should too.  So if when you make them, and if when you eat a couple12, it’s his fault, not mine. Sorry, Matt, I still love you. You see, I got this wonderful assortment of chocolate in the mail from GHIRARDELLI and didn’t know what to do…

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars with Chocolate Ganache

Posted on September 26, 2011

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I had a hard time deciding what to make.  I got picked to make a recipe from Authentic Suburban Gourmet and Lisa had a lot of tempting recipes.  My list of options included an Apple & Fig Tart, her Toffee & Caramel Cheesecake and these Fig Muffins with Brown…

Whole Wheat Maple Walnut Spice Cookies

Posted on September 7, 2011

Along with pumpkin muffins the other night, I had these cookies going in and out of the oven.  I have to admit, I don’t usually like walnuts in my desserts (keep them away from my fudgey brownies, please), but these Whole Wheat Maple Walnut Spice Cookies just sounded so appealing. Maybe it is the fact…

Cookies ‘n Cream Double Chocolate Cookies

Posted on September 1, 2011

I’ve really been enjoying the Cookies ‘n Cream Almond Butter Spread I made a few weeks ago.  It isn’t the typical nut butter consistency so really the easiest way to eat it is on a spoon.  I have no problem with that! But since it is more of a dessert spread, I thought it deserved…

Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and More Birthday Desserts

Posted on August 29, 2011

On gushing about the Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Surprise (otherwise know as the “Best Dessert Ever”), I forgot to tell you about all the other birthday desserts!  You know my mom couldn’t stop at just one;-) We had: Chocolate and Banana Three Layer Cake with Mocha Buttercream Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing Ice…

Jackie’s Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies {Guest Post}

Posted on August 11, 2011

While I’m taking a few days off, Jackie from La Casa de Sweets was kind enough to offer to guest post!  Since she made a delicious chocolate and peanut butter dessert for her post, I wanted to point out some other amazing looking chocolate and peanut butter recipes on her blog: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes,…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on July 12, 2011

Sometimes you just want a chocolate chip cookie.  There are very few things that smell as good warm out of the oven and even fewer things that will illicit a memory as wonderful as dunking a homemade chocolate chip cookie into a cold glass of cold milk. My fond memories of eating the cookies standing…

Can’t Get Enough

Posted on July 5, 2011

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was good, especially since a 3-day weekend means a 4-day work-week. I love how that happens:-) Matt and I went out to the Hamptons to visit his Parents for a couple days and then went to a college friend’s wedding on Sunday night. It was a lot of fun being…

Cookie Bottomed Cupcakes

Posted on June 23, 2011

I’m guest posting over at the lovely Frosting for a Cause today. Head over there to get the recipe for my Cookie Bottomed Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing and support the women with cancer in your life.

Chocolate Chip Mandelbread

Posted on June 8, 2011

Matt’s grandma is turning 90 years old on Monday!  A few months ago we were talking and she told me that all she wanted for her big birthday this year was Mandelbread.   Lucky for her, I don’t forget any food-related requests. And even luckier for her, I have the most amazing mandelbread recipe that my…

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

Posted on May 25, 2011

I have to tell you, the pictures don’t do this dessert justice.  Whoever has tips for taking pictures of ice cream please send them my way! So lately I haven’t been showing enough love to my two favorite food groups: peanut butter and ice cream What, those aren’t food groups? Could have fooled me! Does…

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Posted on April 28, 2011

You know I can’t go anywhere with only one dessert.  That just isn’t my style. So, once I made cheesecake with berry sauce for Jessica’s Passover dinner, I had to make something else.  Originally I planned to make Passover brownies.  They weren’t a ton of work, but the idea of separating eggs and whipping them…

Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Posted on April 14, 2011

Yes, I’m still making cookies.  I just can’t help myself, though!  And believe me, you should be happy about this. A few months ago I made some oatmeal cookies with toffee and chocolate that were delicious.  The cookie wasn’t exciting enough, though so I stepped them up. This time I made Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal…

Spiked Cookies and a Winner

Posted on April 7, 2011

Last weekend I had lots of plans for vegetables. Vegetables and chocolate cake (random, I know). But then I got caught up on Recipe Girl’s collection of chocolate chip recipes. And got busy with the Brown Eyed Baker’s Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Oh yes, and I went a little crazy with Peeps. So…

Ooey Gooey Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Crunch

Posted on April 5, 2011

You know I have a weakness for holiday candy. These weren’t even on sale but I had to buy them.  My sister pointed out how pretty the color was and I agreed.  Plus, when was the last time I had a Peep? Trust me, it’s been too long.  Never mind the fact that I don’t…

Whip-Chipper Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on March 27, 2011

There are a few bloggers that I KNOW I’d be friends with in real life. Madison is one of them.  You can tell from her blog that she is a sweetheart.  I love going to her blog for delicious recipes like sweet potato veggie burgers, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and pear almond butter…

Cinnamon Swirl

Posted on February 25, 2011

I love cinnamon.  I use it in my oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese and even to season my sweet potatoes.  Cinnamon supposedly increases your metabolism, but at the rate I consume it, that means I should be burning fat like nobody’s business.  Hmm, not so much.  Regardless, it tastes delicious and is especially delightful in the…

Easiest Cookie Ever, and Delicious Too!

Posted on February 16, 2011

When I saw Lauren’s suggestions for Valentine’s Day treats included this cookie, I knew I had to try it!  Lauren has a wonderful blog that makes incredibly delicious and healthy versions of food that everyone loves.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have any chocolate peanut butter on hand, but I did have some of this chocolate almond…

Chocolate Cherry Maple Cookies

Posted on January 30, 2011

*Check out the ask me anything post, good questions coming in so far **Check out the discussion on my Vegan Challenge in the Comments section After the successful Lemon Pound Cake, I figured I should try a few other desserts with different flavor profiles.  Don’t worry, I’ll always come back to my true love peanut…

The Vegan Challenge

Posted on January 26, 2011

Note:  This post is a reflection of my week-long Vegan Challenge.  I thought it would be an interesting change of pace from the norm.  This post does not cover the ethical rationale behind a Vegan diet. I’m not Vegan.  I’m not even Vegetarian.  I don’t keep kosher either.  When I diet, I use plans like…

For the Chocoholics

Posted on January 23, 2011

Every time I visit my parents, my mom and I email constantly the week before about what we will bake.  There are always too many things for us to try, so it’s usually a pretty fattening special looking recipe that makes the cut.  Last weekend we made Picky Palate’s Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Sandwiches and…

Cookie Sandwiches Guest Posted

Posted on January 7, 2011

The below post is also being featured today on Liz’s blog, Blog is the New Black.  Check out her blog for great recipes for any part of the meal. On New Year’s Eve, my husband and I went to his brother’s apartment for a fun but low-key night.  They made us a delicious dinner and…

Delicious End to 2010

Posted on January 4, 2011

As I take a look at some of the last month’s activities I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that my pants don’t fit… We had our 5th annual Thanksgiving with Friends (the infamous dinner with 8 desserts) Had and fulfilled intense cookie cravings Tried to make the perfect cookie Baked the Brown Eyed Baker’s Peanut…

Ice Cream Pie with a New Year's Eve Worthy Topping

Posted on January 1, 2011

A few months ago I received a few coupons for free Stonyfield's ice cream or frozen yogurt.  I finally used the coupons just in time for their expiration date and was inspired to use my frozen yogurts to make a New Year’s Eve dessert.  I’ll leave a full review of the yogurt for a separate…

How do You Define the Perfect Cookie?

Posted on December 23, 2010

Who doesn’t like a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie?  No one I know.  At the same time, if you put 100 people together in a room and had them each describe their perfect chocolate chip cookie, you would get 100 different answers.  My dad, for one, LOVES crispy cookies.  He likes to bite into a chocolate…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Love

Posted on December 19, 2010

I love peanut butter.  If a day goes by where I don’t have it, I experience withdrawal symptoms.  A few days without it? Don’t mess with me. As much as I loved being in Italy for my honeymoon this summer, going without peanut butter for almost two weeks may have been enough to convince me…

A Bite-Sized Dessert You Will Love

Posted on December 4, 2010

Do you remember the sandwich cookies I served at my Thanksgiving with Friends?  Well I am finally sharing my recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mocha Ganache! It was all I could do to keep the Taster from popping a dozen of them into his mouth before our party, but luckily this recipe makes  A…

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Filling

Posted on November 1, 2010

Chewy and flavorful red velvet cookies with creamy white chocolate frosting. This post was originally published November 2010. The photos were updated November 2015. After I saw Jessica’s post of red velvet chocolate chip cookies, I knew I had to make them.  As I’ve mentioned before, red velvet is currently my favorite kind of cake, so how…

Chewy Chocolaty Cookies with Mint

Posted on October 7, 2010

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with these for a while now. This is sort of my vice (well, I may have a lot of food vices), but this is one that the husband tries not to support (he tries to save room for my desserts instead). One of my big memories…

Fan Favorite

Posted on September 28, 2010

Do you have a dish or dessert that friends and family are constantly requesting?  There is one dessert I make that people are always asking for, and go and figure, it is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made.  I actually was hesitant to post it on the blog in case my friends…