Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

One of my all-time favorite chocolate muffin recipes comes from King Arthur flour. I’ve been making these muffins for years, but recently discovered that KA has a new and improved version which they say rise even higher. They modified the recipe in 2012 by reducing the heat to 350 and decreasing the milk to ¾ cup….

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Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes

Dipped Cupcake

These chocolate dipped cupcakes were inspired by the chocolate dipped cones my dad used to buy me at Dairy Queen. Made with a chocolate cake base, a 7 Minute Frosting and a coating of melted chocolate mixed with coconut oil, they’re a lot of fun to prepare (if you’re in the mood for a project,…

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3D Caramel Delightfulls Chocolate Chip Cookies

caramel delightfulls

This week I baked 500 cookies for a school event. It was loads of fun, but the mini bake-a-thon has ended and our garage freezer, which until yesterday was stuffed to the brim with cookies, is now empty. This is actually a good thing since we are leaving Texas and I’m giving my freezer away…

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Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

I never thought I’d pick a snickerdoodle over a chocolate chip cookie, but a few years ago Todd brought home some snickerdoodles which gave chocolate chip a run for the money. And of course they beat the pants off plain sugar cookies! They weren’t fancy in terms of appearance, but they were so soft and…

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National Chocolate Chip Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

I think we all know there’s really no “best ever” or “perfect” chocolate chip cookie, but why discontinue such a pleasurable quest? May it never end! Especially not today, since May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Technically, it’s “Chocolate Chip Day” and not “Chocolate Chip Cookie Day”, which means we’re celebrating the chip itself…

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Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

toffee cookies

I’ve been on a Heath Bar kick which meant this recipe needed a revival. It’s a fairly old one, and I kind of forgot about it over the years even though I really liked it back in the day.  This is yet another batch of cookies which I plan on wrapping and freezing for a…

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Mayonnaise Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mayonnaise Cookies

When I first found this cookie recipe, I had a few reservations. It’s made with shortening rather than butter, calls for a half cup of mayonnaise, and uses cake flour instead of all-purpose. Would I miss the flavor of real butter? Would the mayonnaise make them cakey? And I like a cookie with some structure,…

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Butterscotch Rangers

Butterscotch Rangers

Back in the olden days (the 1970s), the grocery store bakery would give kids free cookies. Getting a free eat-while-shopping cookie was a ritual, which is probably why I like grocery shopping so much to this day. My chosen cookie was always chocolate chip, but my mother loved Rangers. So in honor of Mother’s Day,…

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Walnut Toffee Chip Cookies

walnut toffee cookies

I’m baking loads of cookies for a big event, so to get a head start I’ve been making dough, shaping it into balls, wrapping them in in cling wrap and freezer bags, then freezing so I can bake them fresh on party day. This is the latest batch of cookies made with a dough that…

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Salted Butterscotch Blondies

Salted Butterscotch

These bars were inspired by a mistake. I accidentally threw some butterscotch chips into the grocery cart. Whoops! Time to make blondies. Only this time I wanted to try something a little different so I added butterscotch chips, oats and a smattering of salt.

Morning Cinny Buns

Cinny Buns

For those of you planning a Mother’s Day breakfast extravaganza and everyone else who just wants a good cinnamon roll, here’s a recipe from  Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Bakery–Rosie Daykin’s “Morning Cinny Buns”. So far the Butter Baked Goods book hasn’t let me down. Inspired by the jumbo size treats at…

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Toffee Rice Krispies Treats

toffee rice krispies treats

Today’s recipe is just an after effect of my new obsession with marshmallow making. You’ve probably made more than a few batches of Rice Krispies Treats, right? But did you ever think of making them with homemade marshmallows and adding Heath Toffee Bits?

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today’s cookies are bake sale perfection! They’re about 4 inches across, fairly thick, and loaded with flavor from the walnuts and vanilla. And if you don’t want to break the budget, you can make the cookies smaller. Either way, they’re perfect for wrapping individually.

Seeded Whole Wheat Bubble Bread

Whole Wheat Bubble Bread

Bubble Bread, Monkey Bread, Pull Apart Bread — whatever you call it, this buttery, light loaf is a lot of fun at parties or just regular weeknight dinner. The last time I made bubble bread for guests it disappeared seconds. That version used frozen bread dough. For yesterday’s version, I pulled out the stand mixer…

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Milk Bar Life Oatmeal Cookies

grandma's oatmeal cookies

I just made the most beautiful oatmeal cookies! The recipe is from Christina Tosi’s new book Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories, a collection of recipes Tosi uses outside of Milk Bar.

Bulk Bin Bars

bulk bin bars

I haven’t cloned Kind bars yet, but if I were going to then this is the recipe I’d start with. Also known as Birdseed Bars, these are hodgepodge of seeds, nuts and dried fruit held together in a matrix of honey, sugar and butter.