Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

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These Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are a classic! Everyone should have a go-to soft, chewy and delicious sugar cookie bar recipe. This is definitely that recipe! With the holiday season officially upon us, cookie plates are going to be going around like crazy. All the baked goods are definitely one of the best parts of the holidays - in my opinion anyways. I remember making cookies every year at Christmas with my mom and younger brother. We would actually do a few varieties of cookies. Some went to feed Santa on Christmas Eve and the rest were used for the Christmas party my parents hosted on Christmas Day. I always loved seeing which cookies got eaten first. One cookie that was always included was sugar cookies. We'd decorate them with Christmas colored icing. Sometimes we'd even use cookie … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Cookie Cake

Rocky Road Cookie Cake - a warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie cake full of chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts! So good!

This Rocky Road Cookie Cake is everything you could want out of a cookie cake. It's soft, chewy and oh-so-gooey! A chocolate cookie stuffed with chocolate chips, nuts and marshmallow fluff, then topped with more chocolate chips, nuts and marshmallows, this baby was described by one of my taste testers as "change your life good." Oh yea! So this past Sunday I hosted a baby shower for one of the women in my small group. All of our baby showers (3 now) have been couple showers, so we avoid things like decorating onesies and opt for guessing the price of baby stuff kind of games so that the guys can get into it - at least a little. This past Sunday actually involved some football watching as well, given the time of day on Sunday. Not your usual baby shower, huh? :) It was a great success! The … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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These White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are some of my very favorite cookies! Have you ever had a cookie dipped in white chocolate before? It’s the best! And these are absolutely perfect for this time of year. This weekend was a lot of fun. After spending some time with the folks from ALDI (which I’ll talk more about later this week), I got to spend the weekend with my cousin, who is expecting a baby any day now. We were all hoping that she’d have the baby while I was there, but the baby just was not going to cooperate. So by the time I was leaving yesterday, we were making our predictions for when it would finally make an appearance. The one good thing about the baby not coming yet was that I got to spend a little more chill time with my cousin and her husband. They are total … [Read more...]

Frosted Maple Cookie Bars {with toffee bits}

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These Frosted Maple Cookie Bars with toffee pieces on top are delicious! They are so soft and chewy, they almost melt right in your mouth. All that maple flavor and maple cream cheese icing makes them the perfect fall cookie bar. So we didn’t have too eventful of a weekend. A lot of relaxing and a little baking. Trying to get a little rest and get some things done before heading to Chicago on Thursday. I mentioned a week or so ago that I’m going to be working with ALDI this month and I’m super excited to join the ALDI team and some fellow bloggers in Chicago to visit the ALDI Test Kitchen. I visited an ALDI store for the first time last month and loved all the awesome deals they had. It’s definitely a great place to pick up groceries at a great price. While at the test kitchens, we’ll be focusing … [Read more...]

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Cups

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Happy Halloween! I figured I’d celebrate with a candy filled cookie today, so I’m sharing these delicious Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Cups! Yay for candy and costumes! I don’t really remember too many of the costumes I wore as a kid. I think I was a witch a few times. Probably my favorite costume (that I can remember at least - how old am I? what happened to my memory?) was in college when I dressed up as Michael Jackson. I love him. Best performer of all time. I assume most college towns are this way, but in Chapel Hill (go heels!) the main street going through campus was always JAM PACKED on Halloween. Everyone was dressed up and milling around checking out the costumes. There were usually some pretty funny and original ones. I’ve always been a big Michael Jackson fan. I remember … [Read more...]

Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake

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This Giant Cinnamon Roll Cookie Cake has all the cinnamon deliciousness of a cinnamon roll in cookie form, covered in a sweet vanilla glaze! And since cinnamon rolls are breakfast food, this cookie totally passes for breakfast too. ;) So we all have our things that we are a bit anal about, right? I think I have a few. But the one that the hubs makes fun of pretty much every night is my obsession with our sheets and covers on our bed. For some reason, our fitted sheet won't really ever stay in place. We've even tried different sheets and it's always the same. Every morning, it's moved around and wrinkly underneath me. So before we go to bed, I always fix it. Always. I've even made the hubs get out of bed after he's laid down so that I can fix it. After 5 years, he seems to finally be over being … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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This Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is perfect for a Halloween party or for baking with your kids. It's easy to make, festive and who doesn't like a giant chocolate cookie? If it was ok to hand out homemade things to trick or treaters, I might even hand out slices of this cookie cake. I personally think it'd be much more fun than a 10th little bag of skittles. But alas, homemade things probably would be regarded quite skeptically and not eaten, unless it was a neighbor that knew me. And I get it - if I had kids and some lady was giving out something and I didn't know what was in it, I probably wouldn't want them to eat it either. The fact is, there are some weird people out there who do not so nice things. Unfortunate, but true. Fortunately, I can share this recipe with you and you can make … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

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Remember when I made this cake last week and said I needed to find another use for the pumpkin icing because it was so darn good? Well, I decided what to do. Sandwich it between two chocolate pudding cookies filled with chocolate chips. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches are where it's at. Asheville, NC is also where it's at. Or at least, it's where I'm at until later today. We've been on a work retreat since Tuesday - working, exploring, having a few laughs and eating entirely more than necessary. With the exception of a few hours of work each day, we've been spending a lot of time on activities. Bike tours, touring the Biltmore, wearing super cool muppet shirts. We've had some fun. I've been to Asheville before, but not the downtown area. We stayed in a place right downtown so that we … [Read more...]

Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

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These Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups have a soft, chewy chocolate cookie base and are filled with the creamiest no bake Nutella cheesecake. They are so delicious and the perfect little treat for sharing - or not. You might decide to keep them all to yourself, which is perfectly acceptable as well. :) So we just got back last night from spending a long weekend in Hilton Head, S.C. with my family. Hilton Head is an annual trip for us. We’ve been going since I was a kid and it holds so many memories for me. Even the hubs has been coming with my family since we were in college. It’s such a great beach for families - so clean and laid back. I look forward to hopefully being able to bring our kids to Hilton Head one day. Before we left yesterday, the hubs and I decided to spend as much time … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

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These Pumpkin Cookies are full of cinnamon, spice and everything nice! Then they are topped with cinnamon glaze. They were a massive hit with all of my taste testers and have me craving all things pumpkin. :) As far as cookies go, these are certainly more of the cakey variety, but they are absolute cookie perfection. They are super moist, and the glaze makes them even moister. Plus, the spices in the cookie and the additional cinnamon in the glaze ramp up the flavor and will make you want to shove 5 cookies in your mouth at a time. I might have done it myself. Ok not really, I do have some self control. But it took all of it to not do that. :) One thing to note when baking these is that unlike the other cookie recipes I have where you want to under bake the cookies just slightly, you don't want … [Read more...]

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