Ginger Sandwich Cookies

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I did a terrible terrible thing guys.   The kind of thing that gets you kicked off the Polar Express. Or high-fived by the Grinch....   I'm home in the burbs this week for a catering gig so I've been staying at my parent's house (using my mom's 2 oven kitchen instead of my 1 oven apartment is FABULOUS) and I needed to take pics of these yummy yummy Ginger Sandwich Cookies... only problem is that my food props have been mercilessly evicted from my mom's kitchen so I was sent … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Nutella Thumbprint Cookies & a Silpat Giveaway!

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 So to keep the cookie love going this week I just couldn't resist baking something with my two favorite things in the whole wide world.   ...And I don't mean finding my favorite boots on sale at Jcrew this week (because I did!! Sorry credit card...) ...Not even the second season of Homeland. Obsessed. ....OR my car seat warmers...when its 10 degrees in Chicago (gasp!).. combined!   I'm talking Peanut Butter. And Nutella.   These little dreamboats are addicting! Soft … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

So every year my family and a bunch of our other family friends have a "Santa Brunch" at one of our local restaurants. We've been going there for forever since I can remember. The restaurant is decked out in Christmas decorations and they have the absolute best Mrs. Clause ever. This lady's been doing it since I was a toddler and I swear she's the real deal. It was a really great afternoon, lots of good food and great friends. The only one missing was our puppy, Tory.... Again, she's really … [Read more...]

Chewy Sugar Cookies

......And let the Christmas Cookie Countdown begin! Somewhere between watching the Kardashians and Charlie Brown Christmas the other night I FINALLY started to feel like Christmas was coming! It's been kinda gross and rainy in Chicago so I haven't really been able to buy into the whole frosty the snowman and susy snowflake thing. But! Here's a couple things that always get me into the Christmas spirit: 1. Our awesome Christmas tree. My dad and I cut it down by ourselves. Actually my dad did. … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I finally forced myself to sign up for the GRE last week (the thought of trying to re-learn high school math gives me heartburn more than half these recipes on my blog ). Ever since I clicked that "request an appointment" button on the GRE site the amount of cookies I usually bake has curiously tripled...but for the benefit of all of you! My procrastination has manifested into one of my all-time favorite chocolate cookies. EVER. These Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies from the Sono Baking … [Read more...]