Seven Seriously Sweet Cookies {Baking with Two Peas & Their Pod}

filed under: I Am Mommy on November 29, 2011

Hello! My name is Maria and I blog over at Two Peas and Their Pod with my handsome husband, Josh. I am honored to be guest posting for Amanda today. She is as sweet as they come-even sweeter than her gorgeous cakes.

Josh and I started blogging when we got married, in June of 2008. We love spending time in the kitchen together and sharing our recipes with others.

We recently had our first baby boy, Caleb.   Amanda insisted I share a photo of our sweet little pea and I didn’t want to disappoint her. This is one of our favorite baby photos of Caleb.  She also participated in my “Virtual Baby Shower” and made us the most amazing  baby pea cake. She is the best.  🙂



We love every second with our precious little guy and can’t wait until he can join us in our kitchen. I know he will be a great helper and taste tester.  🙂

We love creating all kinds of recipes, but my favorite recipes to create and eat are cookies. We have over 100 cookie recipes on our site. Ok, so maybe I have a little obsession. I just can’t stop myself when it comes to cookies.

The holiday season is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but I always look forward to holiday baking. I go even more cookie crazy during December. I love baking obscene amounts of cookies to share with family and friends. Cookies, in my opinion, make the perfect gift.

Today I am sharing a few of my favorite cookie recipes to help you in your holiday cookie baking adventures. I hope you find a few new recipes to try this holiday season!

Happy Holidays! Come visit us at Two Peas and Their Pod anytime, our kitchen is always open.  You can also follow us on Twitter,Facebook, and Pinterest.

Dont forget to get entered to win the KitchenAid 7QT Commercial Stand Mixer valued at $899!

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  • SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says:

    We already did our first baking day… now I’m thinking those chocolate caramel ones will need to be on the list for our second baking day!

  • I am literally drooling on my keyboard over those Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt! They are a must for me 😀

  • Amy {The Idea Room} says:

    Two of my favorite bakers in one place!! So many great cookie recipes! I am going to be the best party guest this year with all these great new recipes. Can’t wait to try them…and that baby?? Adorable! Congratulations Maria!

    • Amanda says:

      You are so sweet!! One of these I am going to have to beg YOU to guest post!

  • Jessie @ Possible Baker says:

    Those cookies look amazing! Definetly some I will need to add to my christmas baking list. And baby Caleb is such a little pea in a pod:)
    Hope the book is going well, Amanda!

  • Ali B says:

    Those toasted coconut, toffee, chocolate chip cookies look to die for! Whenever I need to make cookies I always go to Maria first :). Thanks so much for sharing Amanda!

  • angela says:

    you are my lifesaver (both of you). I am looking for various cookies to add to my baking time for christmas presents and needed a couple more. Looks like I got lots!

  • Cleveland Design Build says:

    Wow!!!! they looks so yummy!!!!! i am sure they would be extra tasteful

  • Francesca says:

    Thank you for sharing these recipes and for introducing me to Two Peas in A Pod. Looking forward to baking some christmas treats for friends. Thank you very much. Great post.

  • Melissa Friend says:

    I am going to make a gluten-free, dairy-free version of the chocolate carmel cookies with sea salt!

  • MikeVFMk says:

    Those are some great looking cookies, Maria! I’m fond of the really cute picture of your soon too. Adorable. Love seeing the two of you together on this blog. Great series. Btw, those chocolate peppermint crunch cookies look to die for! Thanks for sharing Amanada.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Mike!! Isnt Maria the best? 🙂

  • Chelai says:

    This is my first time visiting your blog. I will be visiting regularly. I saw your kitchen reveal. AWESOME. Would you mind sharing where you got your nickel brushed chairs from? I have been looking for some for our bar. Thanks!

  • Sue says:

    Decisions, decisions! Your little Caleb is sweet, Maria. I have a grandson named Caleb:)

  • Wendy says:

    I tried making the chocolate peppermint cookies today. My dough turned out to be batter! It was extremely runny. I ended up using almost 4 cups of flour instead of 2 (I say almost as I ran out just before getting the 4th cup in). They also needed about 7 extra minutes baking. Not sure what went wrong? I followed the recipe (except for the flour) to a T. Mine also had melted bits candy cane around the edges, which I had to pick off as it did not make the cookies look very good. Needless to say I likely won’t be making these again. They taste ok (a bit dry, likely because of the extra flour) but not worth the effort & waste of ingredients 🙁 I am typically a good baker, so not sure what happened today. Perhaps there is a typo in the recipe?

    • Maria says:

      Hi Wendy-sorry you had trouble with the recipe. I’ve made those cookies numerous times and never had a problem. I only use 2 cups of flour. They are not super thick cookies, but the dough should not be runny. The candy canes do melt throughout the cookie when baking-creating a chewy cookie.

  • lara / the glossarie. says:

    totally stealing the salted caramel + candy cane cookie recipes! amazing.

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