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Baking Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Mint

When I set the goal of baking 52 batches of cookies, I knew I needed a plan for getting rid of them. Thankfully, there are no shortage of people in this world who welcome homemade cookies, even during a pandemic. I have been sharing cookies for occasions like birthdays, and when I picked this recipe, […]

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Baking DŌ Brownie Batter

Although Julie and I used to cook and do other chores together, we have changed tactics since having a baby. It’s more fun having company, but it isn’t quite so practical to have two people going to Target when I can go by myself. It’s enough just to video call her from the shampoo aisle […]

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Baking Sarah Kieffer’s Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookies

Despite posting my cookie baking experience week after week, I’m not very deep into the social media baking world. I had a brief Instagram phase a few years ago, and I more recently tried to turn a few of these posts into Twitter threads. However, I otherwise miss out on most baking trends unless they […]

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Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies After a Move

I have been lucky to avoid moving in quite awhile. Over the years, I got very comfortable with my kitchen, and although it certainly wasn’t perfect, I knew how to make it work. I have been very lucky to move just a few weeks ago! We didn’t move far, but among many other upgrades, the […]

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Baking White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

When I set my cookie goal, I was hoping I would go a little further than just rote baking. Even beyond the experiments and improving technique, I thought it would be cool to come up with my own cookie recipe. Well. I’m not quite there yet. I have learned a lot, but I’m not sure […]

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Baking King Arthur’s Solstice Shortbread

Especially since we got a bread machine, we go through a lot of King Arthur flour. I have never bought another brand of bread flour, and we typically keep a few extra bags just in case. I have followed their blog for a long time, and although I have bookmarked plenty of breads and cakes […]

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Baking The Food Lab’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

In various aspects of life, I have experts that I trust implicitly. Ialways look at the Wirecutter first for product reviews. I didn’t miss Obama’s summer reading list. And in cooking, I just do whatever Kenji says. Mostly. I appreciate that Kenji believe that taste is subjective and that you should always experiment, but more […]

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Baking SimplyRecipes’s Banana Cookies

I love buying loose bananas. I’m not picky about how ripe or bruised my bananas are, so I’m happy to pay just a half or quarter of the price. The extra bananas go into my freezer, which make great smoothies and banana bread. For many years, banana bread was my go-to baked good. It’s easy […]

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Baking How Sweet Eat’s Lactation Cookies

Among the everything that changes when having a baby, I have discovered whole new areas of retail just under my nose. A few months ago, I learned there was a Carters two doors down from the game store I went to every other week. I had driven and walked by it time and time again […]

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Baking Dorie’s Crash-O-Cookies

Throughout this year of baking cookies, Julie has been happily sampling and rating all of the cookies. It’s tough to do exact head-to-head comparisons, but we have come up with tiers to give us some sense of which we like more. So far, I have observed a few trends. First, chocolate chip cookies are all […]