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Cookie Day 2017

Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of joining my uncle’s holiday baking group. Every year around the holidays they get together and bake a mass amount of cookies. I was fully initiated with my own cookie recipe book that everyone in the group owns and a apron made just for me. (Grinch on one side, zombies on the other.) It was a fantastic time and I learned so many tips when it comes to baking, it was amazing.

The way it works is each person brings two from-scratch cookie dough batches and then we bake and decorate them all day. At the end of the day, we each come home with a large variety of cookies. (My husband sampled one of each flavor within 5 minutes. He had been waiting weeks for this to happen. He’s already looking forward to Cookie Day 2018.)

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Living room full of cookies.

I went the safe route for my first year and picked two fairly easy recipes. One was your classic gingerbread man. I had never made them, let alone decorated them before. Because I am me, there were a LOT of inappropriate ones.

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Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Here

I love mint. So my second batch choice was a peppermint sugar cookie with peppermint buttercream frost and crushed peppermint bark on top.

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Peppermint Cookie Recipe Here

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Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

Cheap, easy, delicious! The whole batch was gone in less than 24 hours. (It made a good amount of cookies too.)

I calculated, this cookie recipe cost me $3.50 to make. Prepare for a very sticky dough, but if you quickly drop it into the powdered sugar and roll it around, it becomes much easier to handle. Based on the ingredients, you could easily switch up the flavors.

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Left side no sprinkles, right side sprinkles. (They didn’t stick very well.)

Recipe Here

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been down and out with a stomach virus the last couple of days. So the last thing I’ve been wanting to do is bake (or read) as everything made┬áme nauseous. But my stomach is finally letting me smell/eat/think about real food finally so I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes that I tried during the holidays: Mint Chocolate Chip cookies.

The BEST mint chocolate chip cookies.

I even got to use cream of tartar for the first time. I felt so fancy.

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Do yourself a favor and do it already!

Recipe Here

Top 5 Baked Goods of 2016

2016 was the year that I seriously began baking. It started with the desire for homemade zucchini bread and grew from there. 2017 is going to be a year of many more new adventures for me in the kitchen, (I’ve never made a pie before!) so I thought I would honor the best recipes of 2016.

  1. Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread
  2. Lemon Blueberry Bread
  3. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
  4. Moist Pumpkin Bread
  5. Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies

The night before Christmas Eve, I was up until 1 in the morning baking. To be fair, I had to finish some Christmas shopping after work so that added to the delay.

I have never made molasses cookies before, but I LURVE them. So it seemed a logical option to give it a go.

This recipe was perfect. You don’t get better molasses cookies than this.

The only fault was my own. I didn’t flatten the cookies any when I put them on the baking sheet because they didn’t say to do it in the recipe. The first time I try a recipe, I stick to it exactly. So my cookies were little molasses puff balls, but they were delicious puff balls!

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Recipe Here

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Oh, did you think you were safe from pumpkin recipes since it’s long past Halloween? Well dear reader, you don’t know me very well. I will push the pumpkin all the way until Thanksgiving.

These were delicious sugar cookies, however the pumpkin didn’t really come through. Despite that, I would definitely make them again.

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Recipe Here

Cooooo-kiees.

I haven’t made homemade cookies since I was little and I would make them with my aunt every time I came over to her house. So I went with something simple for my first go in oh say, 15+ years. Chocolate chip cookies.

Now these tasted fine, but I’m not a huge fan of cake-like cookies. So if you love soft cookies, this is just the thing for you.

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Recipe Here