butterscotch peanut butter snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Snickerdoodle!

I hope I have stressed to you the simple joy and delight that is beautifully expressed in the relationship between peanut butter and butterscotch.  I have made it into a cake, a dessert pizza, a chocolate bark, and now a snickerdoodle. Why? It’s fun. It’s pretty. People love it. Because it works. I used peanut […]

christmas tree cookie stacks (and a giveaway!)

Christmas Tree Cookie Stack!

Isn’t baking in December some of the most fun baking there is?  I have a few theories on why this is. 1. For the US folks, this is typically one of the cooler months, so being in a cozy kitchen with an oven full of delectable cookies and treats warms the soul as well as […]

chocolate caramel ginger cookies

Chocolate Caramel Ginger Cookies!

Let’s talk ginger. Not the hair (although that would be fun too because I happened to have given birth to ginger baby).  The vegetable.  Or as most refer to it, the herb or spice. Are you a fan? After seeing this recipe you will be, in one form or another.  Of this I am confident. […]

Naked Cakes and Live TV

Naked Fruit Cake!

One of the perks of living in MN is Twin Cities Live.  It is a local show that is nationally recognized for the talent and quality of programming.  I am slightly biased because I happen to adore one of the hosts (well both actually!!) , Elizabeth Ries.  But even if I didn’t know her, I […]

christmas cookie sandwiches with wondra

Holiday Sugar Cookies!

As a baker there are two things that I value greatly: 1. Time 2. Quality ingredients Sometimes, as much as it pains me, I have to set certain recipes off to the side because of the time involved.  This is never a fun choice because we all know that the care put into a recipe is […]

pumpkin rose cookies

Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

Making things into roses is kinda my thing.  I have an Original Rose Cake, Neapolitan Rose Cookies and Red Velvet Rose Cookies.  I recently decided to re-vamp my Pumpkin & Brown Butter Sandwich Cookie’s and make them into rose cookies! Which is kinda weird, I admit.  I mean, the correlation between roses and pumpkins is […]

coffee sugar cookies

Coffee Sugar Cookies

I was hanging out on Pinterest the other day and came across some Coffee Sugar Cookies.  Intrigued by the picture I clicked on the pin and low and behold… I made them!  Ha.  Talk about forgetfulness.  I think it’s post-pregnancy-i-have-five-children-and-nine-chickens-brain. Seeing how horrible my original pictures were I decided to update the recipe and shoot […]

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 allrecipes.com, 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

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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 […]