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Thin Mint Macarons

thin mint macarons

I’m so thrilled to participate in the Girl Scout cookie recipe contest (and their dog cookie recipe contest, more on that later) again this year. I can’t believe this is my 5th year in a row with this contest! So, because I knew it was coming, I have been thinking about recipe ideas for the last few months, here and there. However, this recipe came to me only a few days ago and I was eager to try it out. Thin Mint macarons. Ambitious? Yes. Difficult? We’ll see…

After searching around for recipes, I decided to use the Martha Stewart recipe that I’ve used in the past since it worked for me...

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Samoa Cookie Dough Pops

Girl scout samoa cookies dough bites pops

A few weeks ago, I was thinking how it’s “that time of year” and I should *hopefully* be hearing from the Girl Scouts main office about their annual recipe contest soon. Well, about a week went by, then there it was–an email in my inbox about the recipe contest! Yippee!

This year, in celebration of the Samoa cookie’s 40th birthday, the contest is all about Samoas! Fine by me, because they are my absolute favorite!

While I’ll be experimenting with a few different recipes, this was the first one I wanted to try...

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Healthy Cookie Dough Balls

healthy cookie dough balls

Since I would be hosting my girlfriends to watch The Bachelor (guilty pleasure) I needed to come up with snack ideas. It’s been an unhealthy start to the year, so I thought I’d try something a little different, and came across this healthy no-bake cookie recipe.

I was a little uncertain about using cashews because I’ve never used them for something like this before. And my past experience with unusual ingredients (black beans in brownies) did not go so well. But I forged ahead anyway and purchased some raw cashews...

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Cure-Your-Appetite No-Bake Cookies

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After altering the traditional “no-bake cookie” recipe several times, I have finally settled on one that I really like! I’ve gone through cookies that are way too sweet, not enough protein, enough protein but too dry, and now these. They are probably slightly¬†not sweet enough, but the purpose of these cookies is to give you a little boost of protein and keep you full with healthy fat.

What I love about coconut oil is that completely curbs my appetite. And what better way to curb it than with cookies?!

Appetite No-Bake Cookies

   Serves 24
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Cinnamon Cardamom Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze

maple cinnamon cardamom sugar cookies

Happy cookie swap! After receiving my first batch of cookies in the mail, I felt compelled to get cracking on mine. I can’t really explain what inspired this recipe, except that it really just popped into my head.

I decided to take my favorite sugar cookie recipe and add cinnamon and cardamom to spice things up and give them a little holiday flavor. Also, I usually add a little glaze on my sugar cookies (as if they aren’t sugary enough) so this time around, I made a maple-flavored glaze.

They are quite easy to make and based on a Cooking Light recipe which means “they’re good for you”, wink wink.

Cinnamon Carda...

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2013 Food Blogger Cookie Swap

cookie swap food blogger 2013

Yay! I just saw a post about this year’s cookie swap in my Google+ feed and I am so thrilled to participate for my third year in a row.
The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

Last year, I made Rolo cookies, which were fantastic by the way, and the previous year was mint middles cookies. Now I’m salivating at the thought. Will have to start brainstorming for this year!

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Rolo Cookies

rolo cookie

Chocolate and caramel always add to the holiday cheer, which is why I decided to throw some Rolos into my cookies for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year! And let me tell you, these are YUM!

Here’s what I did:

*Note, parchment paper worked much better than my silicone liner for these cookies.

Rolo Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pastry flour
  • 1/2 heaping teaspoon baking soda
  • ...
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Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

food blogger cookie swap 2012

It’s happening again this year! I know I’ve been a poor baker and blogger lately, but I hope to pick it up more during the holiday season. I’ve got lots of ideas on board!

At least you can count on some cookies for the swap, hope you’ll join too!

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French Macaroon Cookies

pink macarons

My bf has been begging me for weeks to make French macarons after trying them at our favorite cafe/frozen yogurt shop recently. I had been somewhat dreading it as I’ve heard that it’s a difficult/finnicky process, but also because I’m most inspired to bake things that I love and, quite frankly, I have never tried a French macaron.

So with lots of spare time this weekend, I finally decided I’d do it, even though I had no idea what they are supposed¬†to taste like.

I used this recipe found on Martha Stewart’s website and followed it to a T...

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Blogger Cookie Swap!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011
I just stumbled across this on one of the food blogs I follow and I am delighted! If you’re interested, you should absolutely join in! I figure I’ll use the USPS’s $5 flat-rate shipping boxes so it won’t be too pricey. In fact, I just shipped a box of cookies out to a friend in Hawaii today!

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