Giant Sugar Cookies with Pink Buttercream

Giant Frosted Sugar Cookies!

Somedays just call for obnoxiously big cookies covered in pink frosting and sprinkles.   I have been fighting the impending-winter-blues.  It’s almost a brain sabotage if you will.  The summer has been so lovely with so many blessings and so many adventures and I just can’t seem to enjoy the beauty in the moment, I have […]

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie!

I have developed a newfound respect for all things U.K. lately, but most especially when it comes to food. The food traditions there date back much further than in the U.S., and it is fascinating to me how these recipes have been passed down for hundreds of years! One specific recipe that seemed really interesting […]

chocolate zucchini cookies

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cookies!

Every now and then I get an idea for a recipe.  Usually it is simple as thinking about it, googling it, finding a previously published recipe, making it into my own, and getting on with my day.   That was not the case with these cookies.  I really wanted to find a zucchini cookie that was […]

“marry me” cookies

"marry me" cookies!

I saw these delightful creations on the Cooking Channel website and knew I had to try them.  The official name is, “I want to Marry You Cookies” and they are from the genius mind of Melissa Stadler.   Her recipe includes pretty much every favorite ingredient of mine.  Sugar, (da) brown sugar, oats, chocolate, white […]

classic chocolate chip and peanut butter chip cookies

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie!

Yesterday, three of my boys left.  My husband took our oldest and second oldest (Colton and Parker, respectively) to Canada fishing.  This is an annual trip for him, but the first ever for Parker.  Colton is already a veteran with one year under his belt!   As I mom I am torn when these events […]

peanut butter cookies

Perfect peanut butter cookies!

This classic cookie is always a treat for kids and adults alike!   I discovered this recipe on, where it is called “best ever peanut butter cookies ever” and has over 700 reviews. I think it is named appropriately! One thing I found interesting is the fact that these cookies do not contain any […]

peanut butter marshmallow butterscotch pizza

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Butterscotch Dessert Pizza!

This dessert pizza is amazing. If you only ever make one thing from my blog ever… please let it be this. My first bite of this sweet (oh so sweet) pizza was bliss.  Pure bliss. I had visions of world peace.  Kids getting along.  Hour long pedicures.  Laundry done.  Basically everything was right in the […]

BEST Ever Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies!

There is a reason I can say that.  These cookies are adapted from the New York Times BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  With a few simple modifications, the recipe turned into a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie! Well, its actually a chocolate, chocolate, white chocolate chip cookie, but that is just a bit redundant don’t you […]

Cherry Cheesecake with Oreos and Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cherry Cheesecake with Oreos and Chocolate Chip Cookie!

You may have noticed. I know I have.   My blog has turned into a den of gluttony.  A shameful place to gorge on insane amounts of calories.  A sinful stuff fest.  Can it be stuffed into something?  Then I will do it. I feel as if I need to share a behind the scenes […]

rustic blueberry tart with white chocolate

rustic blueberry tart

Blueberries are IT for me.  Sitting down and eating a pint is no big deal.  Sharing is a no-no.  And finding new ways to incorporate them into baking is a must.   So this is a very simple and dumbed down version of a classic tart.  I removed it from the constraints of a traditional […]

Red Velvet Rose Sandwich Cookies


A while back I posted some Neapolitan Spritz Cookies.  I love the cookie so much that I just knew I had to make it for another special occasion! This recipe is one that I am really, really happy with as well.  Its almost like a red velvet brownie, only in cookie form. Pair it with […]

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms #baking #cookies #christmas

I grew up with a very basic peanut butter blossom recipe. It had a star shaped chocolate piece on top instead of the Hershey’s kiss.  They tasted the same, but there is something about seeing that simple star chocolate piece atop the light peanut butter cookie that makes my heart smile. There was always a […]

Red Velvet Melting Snowman Cookies

Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Melting Snowman Cookies #cookies #christmas #redvelvet #creamcheese

If you have read my blog for awhile now you know that I am very, very serious about two things. 1. Honesty and Integrity in blogging… always crediting the source when you use someone else’s idea. 2. Sugar. These cookie were inspired by the amazing Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie.  She created the Original Melting […]

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies with Brown Butter Buttercream

Pumpkin Spice Cake Cookie Sandwiches with Brown Butter Buttercream

Its a mouthful.  But its a scrumptious mouthful. These cookies were a total accident.  I had a craving for a pumpkin cookie.  I found a recipe from Martha Stewart but didn’t have all the ingredients on hand so I googled ‘easy pumpkin cookies’. Easy is an understatement.  Let me tell you this whole recipe. 1 […]

Monster Cake with Monster Cookies

Monster Cake with Monster Cookies {Cookie Decorating Tutorial} #halloween #cookies #cake

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw these cute little Monster Cookies I shared last week.  Since they ended up turning out pretty well, I decided to cake-i-fy them!  Thats totally a word by the way.   So I whipped up a the Perfect White Cake and threw some cookies on top.  Voila!  Monster […]

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies

Did I ever tell you the whole reason that this blog started was because of my love for sugar cookies?  (That is seriously the BEST sugar cookie recipe.  Ever.)  Anytime anyone said anything about cookies my mind would wonder to the light and sugary deliciousness that is a soft sugar cookie. As I grew and […]

Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies #halloween #spiders #scary #cookies

So there is this image floating around the internet.  I am just going to link to it (I was not able to find the owner and get permission!) but I do encourage you to check it out.  It is a chocolate chip cookie with spiders superimposed on it. I kid you not I stared at […]

Chocolate Fudge Pepper Cookies

Cocoa Fudge Cookie with Pepper

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Chocolate Cupcakes with Pepper and Raspberry Filling I recently shared.  The flavor combinations were something I was not used too nor comfortable with… until I tried them. Now I crave a little complexity with my desserts. I loosely based this recipe off of a Cocoa Fudge […]

The Giving Cookie

Cookies for Random Acts of Kindness

  I have the amazing privilege and honor to be able to homeschool my kids.  I have spent hours going over curriculum and studying learning styles and trying to determine the best ways to teach my little ones everything they need to know about english, math and science. But as any parent knows, we teach […]