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Deep, Dark, Fudge Brownies

Best Fudge Brownies Ever

Posted on Nov 14th, 2006 - By Anna - 40 Comments

Adapted from the back of a bag of King Arthur brand flour, these brownies are excellent!  To get really dark brownies I used Hershey's Dark, but you…

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Giant Brownies

Giant Brownies

Posted on Feb 25th, 2007 - By Anna - 10 Comments

Here's another quick and easy brownie recipe. What I like about this one, besides how easy it is, is that it makes sturdy, semi-fudgy, brownies which…

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Death by Chocolate Brownies

Death-by-Chocolate Brownies

Posted on Mar 1st, 2007 - By Anna - 7 Comments

We're going to a will-signing this morning, so to celebrate, I'm baking Death by Chocolate Brownies. I found this on Sugar Delirium (now locked), so…

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Texas Size Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Mar 5th, 2007 - By Anna - 8 Comments

From a Texas Montly Magazine on-line forum, this recipe makes huge peanut butter cookies. Texas Size Peanut Butter Cookies 1/2 cup firmly…

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Big, Flat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 8th, 2007 - By Anna - 10 Comments

My Chocolate Chip Cookie category is a mess. I spent 10 minutes searching for a post and picture of my favorite chocolate chip cookie, then realized…

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Bake Sale Big Sellers

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2007 - By Anna - 6 Comments

The bake-sale is over. It was lots of fun and we raised quite a bit of money for the kids. Many parents donated baked goodies and it was fun seeing…

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oatmeal cookies

Big Fat Maple Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 - By Anna - 24 Comments

This cookie is based on a recipe from Elinor Klivan’s book “Big Fat Cookies” and as you'd guess, the cookies are quite large. Fat? Not really,…

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butterscotch cookies

Browned Butter Macadamia Butterscotch Cookies

Posted on Dec 20th, 2007 - By Anna - 11 Comments

I pulled this recipe out of my “Top Cookies” file, which has become completely disorganized and not to be trusted because all the cookies filed…

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peanut butter sandwich cookies

Bouchon Bakery Nutter Butters

Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 - By Anna - 18 Comments

The other day someone asked me if I thought 4 sticks of butter (1 pound) was too much for a recipe. Expecting to find the 4 sticks butter balanced…

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Congo Bars

Big Pan of Congo Bars

Posted on Mar 25th, 2008 - By Anna - 8 Comments

Some notes on Congo Bars.  The original recipe didn’t have vanilla, so I added 1 teaspoon. It also didn’t specify what type of butter to use,…

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giant chocolate cookies

Giant Dark Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

Posted on Apr 1st, 2008 - By Anna - 29 Comments

This is from Su Good Sweets. Using Jessica’s as a guide, I measured and weighed ingredients as I went along and came up with volume amounts that…

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wrapped brownies

Fudge Brownies With Golden Syrup

Posted on Apr 10th, 2008 - By Anna - 25 Comments

One thing I love about traveling overseas is seeing all the new products and brands specific to that country. Having only been to Mexico and England,…

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Big Cookies

Thick & Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Corn Flakes

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2008 - By Anna - 19 Comments

Sunday evening, during a retail therapy session at World Market, I found some Guittard Super Chips. It was break-through session! See, I’ve been…

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Ginger-Toffee Cookies

Posted on Apr 24th, 2008 - By Anna - 5 Comments

If all goes well, I’ll have a few different recipes today. So far, I just have one, and it happens to be something I mentioned a few months ago…

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Rocky Road Fudge Brownie Muffin

Rocky Road Fudge Brownie Muffins

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2008 - By Anna - 14 Comments

Back in April, our school had a bake sale, and one of the best selling items was a brownie baked in a muffin tin. I didn’t get to try one, but the…

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New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie

(The Latest) New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jul 10th, 2008 - By Anna - 35 Comments

Update: I've been making these a lot lately for bake sales. Their size and shape make them really impressive, but they don't stay fresh very long so…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy

Gourmet Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 0 Comments

Update: This may be my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie. I make a ton of different cookies, but when it's time for a bake sale or I have to…

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crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Crunchy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 14th, 2009 - By Anna - 18 Comments

Today’s recipe is from Cindy, who answered my request for a cookie made with a lot of shortening. I wanted to test-drive the fancy new $6.00…

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Magic Blondies

Magic Blondies

Posted on Apr 27th, 2009 - By Anna - 23 Comments

Today's recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart, and it had been on my "to try" list for ages. My concern was that these muffins/cookie things…

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The Ultimate Black Bottom Cupcake

Posted on Mar 10th, 2010 - By Anna - 31 Comments

This morning's big goal was to come up with the ultimate Black Bottom Cupcake recipe.  I'm not sure it's the "ultimate"  but it's a pretty…

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Chocolate Chip Bars

A Big Batch Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe

Posted on Feb 18th, 2011 - By Anna - 12 Comments

If you like the idea of the chocolate chip bars I posted yesterday but don't want the whole wheat, here's an excellent chocolate chip bar from my…

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Sandra Lee

World’s Largest Bake Sale

Posted on Mar 28th, 2011 - By Anna - 13 Comments

If you're in New York City tomorrow, make sure you stop by Grand Central Station for The World's Largest Bake Sale. Hosted by Sandra Lee, this Pyrex…

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Mickey Mouse Sprinkles

Chocolate Skor Bar Cookies

Posted on Mar 30th, 2011 - By Anna - 24 Comments

This weekend I’m participating in Austin Bakes for Japan, and still trying to decide what to make. There are so many options, but I have one recipe…

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vanilla bean cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

Posted on Mar 31st, 2011 - By Anna - 35 Comments

Today’s recipe is another one I plan to make for Austin Bakes for Japan. Inspired by Stef and her vanilla bean buttercream (she said it tastes like…

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vanilla bean cupcakes

Packaging Cupcakes

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2011 - By Anna - 62 Comments

Happy to have another opportunity to serve them, I decided to make the delicious vanilla bean cupcakes for today’s Bake for Japan event.  But I…

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Rooibus Phoenix Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Alice’s Tea Cup Rooibos Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012 - By Anna - 15 Comments

Fuzz and I made a deal, that if she got the part of Annie in her school musical, I'd take her to New York to see Lilla Crawford play the role on…

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Austin Bakes for West

Posted on Apr 29th, 2013 - By Anna - 0 Comments

This month a little town in Texas called West suffered a devastating fertilizer plant explosion. Lives were lost, many were injured and homes were…

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Published on December 18, 2013

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