• Salted Brown Butter Bourbon Toffee Cookies

    These cookies are dedicated to my younger sister, Lauren (a.k.a. The Troublemaker). Every now and then she will bluntly ask for a care package of baked goods. Although I love baking for my friends and family, my sister lives in L.A. so my baking options are limited. I can’t ship anything that that will lose form or be deemed suspicious. Therefore, my go-to baked good is the cookie. Every time I ask my sister what she wants me to send, her answer is some variation of, “Something bomb that’s not too chocolate-y and tastes good with coffee.” Oh, and she’s also allergic to nuts. The near absence of chocolate and elimination of nuts automatically cuts my cookie options in half. So when my sister asked for another care package last week, I combined two of my sister’s favorite ingredients into one cookie: bourbon and toffee. I adapted my cookies from the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction—a recipe I love and highly recommend.

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  • Easy Strawberry Cookies

    Believe me when I tell you: These Easy Strawberry Cookies are the perfect summer treat. These Easy Strawberry Cookies have a fruity, salty-sweet taste that is crazy addictive. Every year, I think I’ve discovered the best summer cookie, but this one might be the all-time champ. There’s something to be said about a good summer cookie

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  • Pandan Madeleines

    Last week I revisited my love for Ube with my Baked Ube Coconut Doughnuts, and now I’m introducing you to another flavor I love: Pandan! These Pandan Madeleines are rich, buttery, and absolutely delicious! They’re a Southeast Asian twist on a French classic and I’m betting you’re going to love them. For those of you who’ve

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  • Toasted Coconut and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Guess what, The Fiancé is turning 30 on Saturday! That means more oatmeal cookies for everyone! I’ve got to say, I love these cookies. They’re almost like Mound Bar oatmeal cookies…which is amazing because my extremely rational brain categorizes oatmeal as a healthy food group and ignores the rest. I am a master at rationalizing, can you tell? But I digress. These Toasted Coconut and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good with morning coffee that The Fiancé and I accidentally (on purpose) ate cookies for breakfast for an entire week. Adulting at it’s finest, am I right? I loved baking and eating these cookies with The Fiancé because they make us feel nostalgic and remind us of simpler times. I’m hoping that these cookies (and the amazing gift I got him) will make The Fiancé’s birthday an amazing celebration. I hope that these cookies bring you just as much as happiness. Happy baking!

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  • Orange Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yes, another oatmeal cookie is coming your way. Do you want to know why? It’s because The Fiancé is addicted to oatmeal cookies and I’m always trying to think of new takes on oatmeal cookies. If you have any ideas, feel free to send them my way. Maybe your idea will be featured! I’m a sucker for a good citrus recipe, so this time around I wanted to add some good old fashioned orange to the mix. And let me tell you, The Fiancé and I were not disappointed. The orange zest will make the cookies turn a bit orange, but don’t let that deter you. They’re loaded with white chocolate chips so you’ll get a nice mix of sweet and citrus. 

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  • Blackberry Key Lime Ricotta Bars

    I’ll never get tired of key lime. Never. As summer kicks into high gear, I start to gravitate towards fruity desserts. My Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Bars are always such a hit, that I wanted to create a summery, key lime twist on the recipe. I love key lime and berries together and I’ll never get tired of those flavors. Never. These Blackberry Key Lime Ricotta Bars have a gorgeous swirl, which means no extra decorating required, and there are plenty of squares to go around. So it goes without saying, that this recipe is perfect for potlucks and entertaining. Know what else they’re great for? Picnics!

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  • Easy Maple Cinnamon White Chocolate Cookie Bars

    You know what every home cook needs in their arsenal? An easy cookie bar recipe. Do you know why? Because sometimes you come home and you need cookies fresh out of the oven and you just don’t have time to make individual cookies. Oh, and your kitchen is going to smell like cinnamon heaven when you bake these. Win, win. Also, this recipe makes 24 cookie bars, so you’ll have enough for yourself and a some for your friends. These cookie bars will make you very popular. I haven’t done extensive studies on the correlation between these cookie bars and popularity, but I can speak from personal experience. Just saying. 

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