Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

Desserts | December 22, 2015 | By

Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies

Nothing says Christmas more than a good sugar cookie. They are soft, chewy and sweet — what’s not to love? But rather than serve you all up with just another traditional frosted sugar cookie, I decided to combine it with one of my favorite treats: Nutella!

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These cookies were really fun to make. Something about molding the cold cookie dough and frozen Nutella reminded me of my childhood obsession with play-doh. Another positive: they are incredibly simple to make. Minus the chilling time, they only took me a half an hour to prepare, assemble and bake. Anything that easy is sure to be one of my favorite recipes in no time.

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Mini Mint Chocolate Madeleines

Desserts | December 11, 2015 | By

Mini Mint Chocolate Madeleines

Earlier this week, I organized a white elephant gift exchange for my work. It turned out to be a great success. A couple bottles of champagne and 30 participants later, I ended up with an adult coloring book. And though I’m super excited to color in my gift, I’m glad that we got to take an hour out of our days to unwind during this busy work season. And obviously, what’s a holiday event without a little cookie action?

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Day 6: Mini Mint Chocolate Madeleines

When I first moved into my apartment, my mom gave me a ton of new baking supplies, one of which was a pan for mini madeleines. I’ve never made madeleines before, but I thought how hard could these cake-like cookies be?

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Hot Cocoa Macarons

Desserts | December 10, 2015 | By

Hot Cocoa Macarons

I was a little nervous when I first decided to make these macarons. The last time I made macarons was a couple years ago during a cooking class – meaning I was under the careful supervision of a teacher. So when my co-worker requested these cookies for her birthday almost two years after the originally made them in class, I revisited the recipe with a little trepidation.

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Day 5: Hot Cocoa Macarons

The macaron is not a cookie that you can take shortcuts with – believe me, I tried (if their is a shortcut in the kitchen, I’m all for it). So, if your recipe says to  sift the flour mixture three times, it’s probably for a good reason. If you are supposed to use eggs at room temperature, you shouldn’t use eggs straight out of the fridge. You get the idea; don’t mess with the technique.

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Oatmeal Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

Desserts | December 8, 2015 | By

Oatmeal Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was recently tasked with the mission of finding a “healthy cookie” that doesn’t taste “healthy.” But, what does that mean exactly? A cookie without a sweetener tastes like a cracker, and a cookie without fat (think butter or oil) will be too dry and taste plain gross. After a little bit of searching, I stumbled across this cookie from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

Day 4: Oatmeal Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

Unlike traditional chocolate chip, this cookie has no butter or white (or refined sugar) and is gluten free. And, unlike other gluten-free baked goods, oatmeal flour is super simple to find. In fact, you can make it by throwing some uncooked rolled oats in the blender for a couple minutes.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

Desserts | December 3, 2015 | By

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free

Welcome to the second day of #12daysofcookies! I’m super excited for all the cookies we will be featuring this month, so remember to keep checking back for more recipes. Today I’ll be sharing one of my favorite, easy-to-make cookies: the peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. And guess what? It’s gluten free too!

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Day 2: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

 When I think gluten-free baking, my mind immediately goes to complicated recipes that require at least three kinds of “GF” flour and look more like something that you would find in a high school science book rather than a cookbook. At least that’s where my mind used to go until I made this cookie.

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