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for Tablespoon: chocolate peppermint patty cookies

I love these. I suppose that lacks humility to say, but I love these. The cuteness, the chocolate-ness, the minty-ness. Everything. And… I’ve found my newest chocolate cut-out cookies. I came up with the recipe from a box of chocolate cake mix, so it’s easy to whip up in minutes. Did I mention I love […]



sanity-saving graham cracker houses for Christmas

I like making gingerbread houses as much as the next person… but it’s just. So. Much. Work. Especially the assembly part. And sawing down imperfections. And the balancing act. It’s harder than making a house of cards. On a boat. In rough water. So I cheated. I made 2D graham cracker houses with the illusion […]



for Tablespoon: deep-fried cookie dough

Deep-fried cookie dough. How can you not want to try these? This is the time of year you can get away with indulgence. And it’s a lot easier to deep fry stuff than you’d think. To make deep-fried cookie dough, click HERE to visit Tablespoon.   Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs […]



BFF gingerbread people

  So I have this leftover gingerbread cookie dough from my gig over at Tablespoon. (If you visited me yesterday, you’ll note the silly gingerbread men.) Naturally, it was handed over to my seven year old daughter. She invented these BFF gingerbread people by smushing together the hands before baking. She wanted to be sure […]



for Tablespoon: Silly gingerbread men

My new love? The Betty Crocker gingerbread cookie mix. I have my own recipe I like, but it takes foreeeeeever to make with all the ingredients. This mix tastes awesome and takes minutes to make. Confession: My kid turned two the other day and I even used the gingerbread cookie mix to whip up gingerbread […]