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...]

Chocolate Chip Brownie Double Deckers

This recipe just helped answer one of the world's most burning questions... And no, I don't mean how to rid world hunger or why the Kardashians have more viewers than Oprah. This is bigger. Do I take the brownie or the cookie from the dessert tray? Answer:  Both... and at the same time! Yes, America, bigger is better. These bars are two layers of  yummy fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie. The two batters come together in a deliciously rich and tender bar. I made my … [Read more...]

Jelly Filled Meltaway Thumbprint Cookies

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There are three secret family recipes my mom told me to never to share on my blog. 1. Her meatball recipe. I don't even know her meatball recipe. 2. Crostini (Its this amazing cheesy spread with green onion and bacon you melt over toasted baguette slices YUM) 3. And....Jam Meltaway Thumbprint Cookies. oops. We've been making these for the Holidays for as long as I can remember. Our family friends do this thing every Christmas where we all swap cookie plates of our favorite … [Read more...]

Chunky Chewy Ooey Gooey Monster Cookies

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Meet my puppy! The love of my life... Tory. She has a nice big belly full of dry oats right now.  I was just finishing dumping the last of the oats into the batter yesterday when I accidentally knocked the whole container onto the floor! I get into this 'baking zone' when I'm in the kitchen where I pretty much pay attention to nothing besides my cookies. I see only in chocolate and flour. So that burner I accidentally left on? I'll probably put my hand on it. Or that shoe on the floor? I'll … [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...]

Mini Chocolate Covered Oreos and Peanut Butter Stuffed Oreos

The first time I discovered chocolate covered oreos I knew it was bad news. I had finally just kicked this deliciously nutritious habit I had in high school where I would dip them in the peanut butter jar just like people dunk them in milk. I think I saw it in the Parent Trap with Lindsey Lohan pre- Cover of Ok Magazine phase. But the combo was AMAZING. In college my aunt started sending me care packages of chocolate covered oreos from this awesome chocolate shop in Wheaton, Il called Grahams … [Read more...]

Round One: Ne Plus Ultra Cookies

I decided to kick off my baking experiment with Martha's Ne Plus Ultra Cookies. They're loaded with rich chocolate, chewy raisins, and crunchy pecans- total classic cookie. I saw awesome reviews on them so I was really excited to make these my first go at Martha's Cookie Cookbook. I think I ended up getting a little too excited... they ended up being ok. Definitely a really good cookie, but nothing I'm dying to make again. Granted, I did overcook the first batch (oops) but the second batch was … [Read more...]