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Baking Sarah Kieffer’s White Chocolate, Rosemary, and Apricot Cookies

Did you know that white chocolate and apricot is a common combination? I didn’t until I was about to write this blog post and came across a number of such recipes online while trying to find a link to share. I first came across this recipe while looking to clear out half a bag of […]

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Baking King Arthur’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Baking Smitten Kitchen’s Confetti Cookies

This week, I wanted to bake cookies for my niece. I asked my sister (her mother) if she had any preferences, and I first learned that she doesn’t like chocolate as much. Well, that definitely rules out a lot of cookies. However, she loves sprinkles: not only was that clear direction, I also love sprinkles. […]

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Baking Sally’s Cream Cheese Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies

Has red velvet been around and popular for a long time? I feel like red velvet had a major revival right around the time that gourmet cupcakes became popular. Red cake with a huge dollop of cream cheese on top just works, both for a sweet tooth and the pictures to post online. The concept, […]

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Baking Sugar Spun Run’s Meringue Cookies

I was trying to wedge a bag of frozen shrimp into my freezer when I determined I needed to clear out some ingredients. Looking over the shelves in the door, I saw a deli container of egg whites and thought about the cookie options for just using a lot of egg whites. Meringues. Everyone on […]

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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 […]