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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 31, 2016

These chewy mint chocolate chip cookies are reminiscent of a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, only in cookie form! I moved to San Francisco 18 years ago and when I moved here, an acquaintance warned me within the first couple of months of my arrival that this wasn’t a city most people stick […]

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Cookies and Cream Cookies

May 2, 2016

Looking for Oreo Recipes? These cookies and cream cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in the center cookies with Oreos baked right into them! “It’s the Inception of cookies.” I explained to my friends when they asked me at the picnic what sort of cookies these were. They just looked at me confused […]

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies & Pinterest’s KnitCon Conference.

April 18, 2016

This super easy crispy chocolate chip cookies recipe is the perfect cookie for those who love their treats snappy and crisp! Butter and sugar was flying left and right and groups of people were crouching down on the floor working as hard as they can with the hand mixers that had just arrived the day […]

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Brookies (Brownies + Cookies) Caramel Bars

February 22, 2016

This upscale version of the brookies bar recipe sandwiches pistachio brownies and chocolate chip cookie bars with a layer of chewy caramel! There’s something slightly disingenuous about writing about food. You probably don’t notice it as a reader. But if you think about it, it’s tough to constantly be creating food for events and holidays […]

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Brookie Recipe with Salty Sweet Snack Treats

February 8, 2016

This made-from-scratch brookie recipe (a layered brownie and cookie bar) has potato chips, pretzels and two types of chocolate chips that my friends loved. “Well, if you can bring a bar or cookie or something, that would be great. You know, anything you might have around the house or in the freezer.” said my friend […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie <- The Best Recipe Ever! (plus a live baking demo at Macy's in San Francisco!)

January 25, 2016

This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of the absolute best ever because of a few special tips and tricks! Seriously. The best ever. AJ is always telling me that his favorite cookie is the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. But surprisingly I almost never make them. It’s funny because I went looking through my […]

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Pistachio Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter (slightly salty, slighty funky, super tasty cookies!)

December 21, 2015

These slightly salty and funky Pistachio Cranberry Cookies are made with brown butter and a secret ingredient that makes them super addictive! Everyone has his or her own traditions for the holidays. For me, it’s throwing our annual holiday party, completely with numerous baked goods and a glazed ham. This year, we opted to go […]

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Sea Salt

January 5, 2015
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These white chocolate peppermint cookies have a great depth of flavor from the brown butter while the salt on top keeps them from being too cloyingly sweet! Every year we celebrate the holidays with our annual holiday dessert party right before Christmas and this year I thought I would be crazy trying to throw it […]

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Eggnog Cookies

December 15, 2014
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These eggnog cookies are easy to make and have a crispy crunchy sugar coating that makes them a great holiday treat! It seems like a cruel joke but when I went to check to see how much eggnog I had left, I noticed one something. The expiration date was December 24th, the day BEFORE Christmas! […]

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Congo Bars Recipe

November 3, 2014
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This fast and easy congo bars recipe is better than the average blondie bars because it uses brown butter and almond meal! I had totally planned on making my congo bars recipe for the Halloween potluck dinner. That is, until AJ informed me that the costume party we were going to was actually a sit […]

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Almond Biscotti made with Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice and Dipped in Chocolate [Sponsored Post]

October 2, 2014
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These Kahlúa pumpkin spice almond biscotti are the perfect treat for the Fall season. October is here and that means I can finally allow pumpkin spice to take over my world. I’ve been fighting it for the past month or two, with the explosion of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING starting to appear in August. But I […]

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Best Christmas Cookie Recipe – Glazed Little Orange Cookies with Cinnamon and Cloves

December 23, 2013
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If you’re looking for the best Christmas cookie recipe, look no further, these glazed orange cookies with cinnamon and cloves are THE taste of Christmas! “Those SMELL like Christmas.” said AJ when he walked into the apartment after going for bike ride. I had just read my friend Pat’s article about the smells of Christmas so […]

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Caramel Bars with Salted Roasted Cashews (with gluten free option)

December 20, 2013
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These chewy salted caramel bars will drive everyone nuts, especially with the salted roasted cashews on sprinkled on top! There are certain baked goods that I MUST make for my dessert party. They tend to be the favorites that people complain about if I don’t make them. These include my lemon shaker tart, my Mediterranean […]

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Mocha Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Pistachios (gluten free)

December 19, 2013
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Love mocha? Try this mocha cookie recipe with dark chocolate and pistachios! Gluten free with an option to use regular all-purpose too! If you follow me on any of my various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+) you may have noticed something this past weekend and earlier this week. I wasn’t online! This […]

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Lemon Cookie Bars with Pomegranate Seeds

December 18, 2013
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Looking for a fun, festive Lemon Cookie Bars recipe? Try this easy recipe that adds cream cheese frosting and sparkling ruby red pomegranate seeds on top! I have an exceedingly prolific lemon tree in our backyard. Though we have other fruit trees out there, most of them are picked over by the birds but they […]

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Hazelnuts

December 17, 2013
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This fun recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with hazelnuts are chunky, chewy and full of nutty chocolatey Nutella like flavor! “I think these may be my favorite cookie you’ve ever made.” said AJ as he eyed another one of my chunk chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with hazelnuts. Of course this sort of thing comes […]

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Hermit Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing, Dried Cherries and Crystallized Ginger

December 13, 2013
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The classic New England spiced hermit cookies glazed with a brown sugar icing, crystallized ginger and dried cherries. I walked into 18 Reasons and there were already had three or four plates of cookies out. I had come 10 minutes early because I was the co-host, but apparently people take their cookie swaps seriously. People […]

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