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Today, we’re diving into the delightful world of homemade cookies with a twist. Imagine rich, dark cocoa cookies sandwiched together with a creamy peanut butter filling. Yes, we’re talking about Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies! These cookies are the perfect marriage of chocolate and peanut butter, creating a treat that’s irresistible to all ages. The cookies themselves are soft and chewy, with just the right amount of sweetness. And the filling? Creamy, dreamy peanut butter goodness that melts in your mouth. Let’s break it down. For the cookies, we’ll need pantry staples like flour, cocoa powder, and butter, along with brown sugar and vanilla for that classic cookie flavor. The magic happens when we sandwich them together with a luscious peanut butter filling made from creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and a touch of vanilla, all whipped together to creamy perfection. Whether you’re looking for a new baking project or … Continue reading

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Cookies are something I always enjoy baking and sharing with others.  They tend to make enough to bring to work, have throughout the week at home, or freeze for later (although I don’t know why you would have any to freeze and not eat them right away).  And the recipes are often simple or less complicated that you can quickly whip up a batch.  Today I have 4 different cookie varieties to share.  All are incredibly soft and chewy (hence the blog name), large (like large enough to share), and contain great flavor combinations.  Here’s what I have for you: Soft & Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies Soft & Chewy Dulce de Leche Cookies Soft & Chewy Cookies & Cream Cookies Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies   Now let’s walk through how to make them.  Each recipe makes 7-8 cookies (one actually makes 12 but who’s counting), but they are decent sized cookies and can be shared … Continue reading

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We are well into apple season (aka fall) so it’s time for me to share my new apple recipes with you.  I do love this time of year.  The temperature is lowering, the leaves are changing color, and all the comfort foods start to replace the lighter summer fare.  Which is where my apple recipes come in.  They gear you up for those crisp fall days, offer easy to make options, and are a great way to use up those apples or apple cider you bought while visiting an orchard 😊 Here’s what I have for you: Apple Cider Whoopie Pies Apple Cider Churros with Caramel Dipping Sauce Apple & Walnut Salad with Creamy Cinnamon Dressing Baked Apple Pie Wontons   APPLE CIDER WHOOPIE PIES Apple cider whoopie pies are a new fall favorite in our house.  They are fluffy and yummy with great apple flavor.  I think the cookies taste similar to apple cider donuts (if you’ve ever had those) … Continue reading

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Spooky Season is upon us and it’s something we look forward to at our house every year!  We decorate for Halloween pretty early in September, start making themed food and beverages all throughout October, and enjoy watching all the Halloween / Horror movies we can find.  This year I got a head start on some recipes and want to share them with you today.  The recipes can be enjoyed as a standalone meal (if you consider dessert a meal), or you could combine them into one big meal.  The hand pies can be an appetizer while you make and bake the pot pies to enjoy with a side of skull cornbread, finishing off with cookies for dessert.  Try them all! SPOOKY CHEDDAR & JALAPENO SKULL CORNBREAD These are both fun and festive and make a great accompaniment to any soup, chili, or stew.  The cornbread is perfectly crumbly, the jalapeno adds a bit of heat, and the cheddar … Continue reading

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I love this time of year because all things pistachio start to appear in grocery stores 😊 Pistachio is a flavor I can’t get enough of.  It’s mildly sweet and has a slight almond flavor.  Sometimes they are salted but can be enjoyed raw, and they have this lovely pastel green color when used in recipes.  Most commonly, pistachios (or pistachio flavoring) are used in breakfast/brunch or dessert type dishes.  You can however use them on top of salads or perhaps in a pasta dish like Pistachio Fettuccine.  Pistachios can be on the expensive side, but I think they are worth the cost and make you appreciate cooking with them that much more! I have a handful of pistachio themed recipes to share with you today: Pistachio Bread Pistachio Pudding Bars Pistachio Cookies Pistachio Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting   Pistachio Bread is the perfect breakfast item because it can be enjoyed at home or … Continue reading

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Spring will be over before you know it and as we get into the summer months, you might be looking for something fun for the kids to do over summer break.  Why not make a fresh batch of cookies?  (And then send them outside to recover from the sugar rush) 😊 There is nothing like fresh baked cookies, right out of the oven.  I always have to sample one off the baking sheet (for quality control purpose) before they are even cooled enough to transfer to a cooling rack.  Am I a monster?  Yes.  But so are the 1st cookies I want to share with you today 😊 Monster Cookies are giant in size and truly the best!  They are loaded with peanut butter, oats, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and M&M’s, so you are essentially combining aspects of your favorite cookie into one super-sized cookie.  They are thick, chewy, and a crowd pleaser! The recipe can be found here. Start by … Continue reading

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The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing.  Do you plan on going?  I know a lot of people that plan on attending the fair and a lot of people that don’t, for various reasons.  I sure love the fair and missed not being able to attend last year.  Unfortunately, this year, it’s also not in the cards for me.  However, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some delicious fair food at home, and you can do the same! First off, I want to share with you a link to a blog I wrote last year.  The blog is called Your Favorite MN State Fair Food…at Home, because that’s what the blog is about – creating and enjoying all the classic state fair foods in the comfort of your own home.  I wrote this blog because the fair was cancelled last year and wanted to give everyone the option of … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?  I consider myself somewhat of a cookie connoisseur.  I will eat *almost* any flavor and typically have a container of cookies on the counter at the ready……and maybe a backup in the freezer.  I just love cookies! I kept seeing fun posts on social media of people eating tiny cookies as cereal and thought 1) what a neat idea, and 2) why haven’t I tried this?  I had to get in on the craze and participate in the new tiny cookie cereal trend.  The result is Mini Homemade Chocolate Chip Cereal that led me to one delicious meal! The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and lining 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the vanilla extract, maple syrup, … Continue reading

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Normally by mid-December we would have a plan for Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day brunch, and Christmas Day dinner…. it’s a busy 2 days to say the least!  But we have zero plans scheduled at the moment.  It’s an odd feeling and we know we are not along.  Do you spend time with family and friends over the holidays or opt for a quiet day at home?  Do you take the simple route and order a meal to go from your favorite restaurant or perhaps a heat-and-serve meal from the grocery store?  Whatever you end up doing, it will be a year to remember! We will still have a lovely meal to commemorate the holidays and spend the day cooking together.  I have a few recipes I want to share with you that not only make the perfect Christmas meal but are great options when cooking for a small group … Continue reading

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Christmas is a time for baking, enjoying good food, and spending time with family and friends.  The holidays may look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate it some of your usual traditions.  Take a cookie exchange party for example, you can still bake the cookies but instead of getting together with friends to exchange, you can deliver to their doorstep or ship them.  It’s a nice way to say you’re thinking about them and still want to be connected this holiday season.  Plus, you can’t have a happy holiday without desserts and plenty of sweets 🙂 Whether you are making breads, cookies, pies, candy, or other goodies, I suggest you still follow through with your traditions.  It will get you in the holiday spirit and bring some comfort to these trying times.  I personally like to eat Christmas cookies all month long and even … Continue reading

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