Andes Mint Cookies

If you love Andes Mints, you are going to go crazy for these melt-in-your-mouth Andes Mint cookies. They’re full of peppermint and rich chocolate flavor. While excellent for the holiday season, I plan on making and serving these all year long! Several weeks ago, I had the honor of attending my younger cousin’s wedding, which was held at a beautiful and rustic winery. There were sweet touches everywhere. One of my favorite (and literally sweet) details was the “Candy Bar.”

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Frosted Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies are soft and full of flavor! They’re perfect for holiday parties, with a delicate eggnog icing that isn’t overly sweet.  There are many things I love about the holiday season, and most of them involve the kitchen. If this is the season of giving, then baked goods are one of my favorite gifts to share with friends and family. This eggnog cookie recipe combines two of my top holiday loves. Can you guess what they are?

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate

Soft Gingerbread Cookies with Chocolate are perfect for serving at holiday parties or giving away as gifts! They’re just the right balance of soft and chewy. There are very few foods I dislike. I’m open to a variety of flavors, cuisines, heat levels, etc. However, ginger has always been my one iffy ingredient. Sushi is one of my favorite splurges, and I have such an aversion to pickled ginger that I cannot stand having it even touch the fish. To

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Malted Milk Ball Blondies

These Malted Milk Ball Blondies come together in 30 minutes and are truly addicting!  Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident. When I asked Jeff to pick me up a box of malted milk balls, I actually had a very different dessert in mind (a custard topped with chopped milk balls). My first idea didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, and I came up with a new custard recipe that doesn’t involve malt flavoring. That one should be along next week. In

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Cardamom Vanilla Bean Toasted Coconut Shortbread + My 24 Hour Digital Detox

These Cardamom Vanilla Bean Toasted Coconut Shortbread Cookies are a fragrant mix of flavors and textures. When I was 4 years old, MTV debuted Video Killed The Radio Star on our bulky television screen. I grew up staring at machines. We think of RIGHT NOW as the internet age, but computers fascinated me even before we had smartphones and constant information at our fingertips. I played King’s Quest 4 and Maniac Mansion on our Apple IIGS. Prodigy, AOL discs (and

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Bittersweet Brownies with Matcha Frosting + The Stigma of Bipolar Disorder

Matcha adds a unique flavor to a creamy buttercream in these Bittersweet Brownies with Matcha Frosting.  “Never give someone a reason not to hire you” – a well-meaning friend.  Frozen. How many times have I used that word to describe myself in the past few months? I’ve lost count. I said it when I wrote a post discussing how sad I am about the state of things in the US right now. I turned off commenting on that post because it felt like the

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Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

You NEED these Gingerbread Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches sandwiches from Alanna Taylor-Tobin’s new cookbook, Alternative Baker! These gingerbread pumpkin ice cream sandwiches are spectacular. And I can say that without sounding self-congratulatory, because this is not my recipe. It comes from the kitchen of Alanna Taylor-Tobin, author of the new cookbook Alternative Baker, and all around fabulous gal.

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Salted Chocolate-Swirled Tahini Cashew Bars

These decadent Salted Chocolate-Swirled Tahini Cashew Bars are soft, rich, and a perfect balance of flavors. Perfect for parties! I suppose these are technically blondies, but I get a bit confused by the terminology I see floating around these days. It doesn’t take much perusing to find recipes for lemon “brownies” (sans chocolate) or “blondies” that are actually loaded with chocolate. Between the chocolate topping, the tahini, the cashew butter, and the salt, I decided the title was already long enough

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies are delicate, flaky & buttery. This easy recipe uses 6 basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand! Cabin fever never seems to hit me quite as hard as others, and I’m assuming that’s partly because I work from home. I’m used to spending extended stretches of time in one space, though under normal circumstances I try to leave at least once per day. Even during the blizzard, I was able to take a walk

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Cinnamon Cashew Snowdrop Cookies

These cinnamon cashew snowdrop cookies are perfect for the holidays! Serve them at parties or offer them as gifts. When holiday season arrives, I begin making snowdrop cookies. Yesterday I brought some to a friend’s house in an assortment of flavors. There are so many things I love about this recipe.

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