Tropical White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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For the last few years, food bloggers from all over the world have participated in the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap. Last year was my first year and it was so much fun that I just had to participate again. The cookie swap is hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. They match up the hundreds of food blogger participants, who each send a dozen cookies to 3 different food bloggers. So, in other words, I sent a dozen cookies to 3 food bloggers and then 3 food bloggers (different … [Read more...]

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Sometimes, an ordinary birthday cake won't do. Here's how to make a layered Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Gift: Cookie Dough Log

Easy Homemade Gift - Cookie Dough Log

If you know how to make cookie dough, you can make this easy homemade gift! … [Read more...]

Homemade Food Gifts: White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (with free printable label)

Homemade Food GIfts: White Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

So here's the deal: you want to give a homemade food gift to someone this Christmas. You're thinking cookies. You're thinking bread. Maybe even fudge or peanut brittle. [all great choices...I'll wait for my package to arrive] Well, today I'm sharing one of the easiest ways to give a Christmas treats to someone special: cookie dough!  All you have to do is mix it up, put it in a container, print off some instructions and it's good to go. No heating up the kitchen. No overbaked cookies. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies (with Coconut Oil)

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies (made with coconut oil)

This week, I will be headed to Mixed, my first food blog conference. One of the sponsors for Mixed is OXO -- the makers of some of my favorite kitchen tools (um, shout out to my OXO kitchen scale). OXO has asked us to share our favorite cookie recipe and help get the word out about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer -- a cause founded by two OXO employees who were inspired by their 2-year old son’s battle with cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer supports people everywhere to help fight pediatric cancer – … [Read more...]

Giveaway! Fiber One Brownies Prize Pack

Giveaway for a Fiber One Brownies Prize Pack

Fiber One® has come out with a new flavor of their 90 calorie brownies and this one combines two dessert favorites: chocolate chip cookies & brownies! To celebrate this new flavor, General Mills & MyBlogSpark have given me a fun prize pack to give out to one of my readers. This giveaway is for a Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies Survival Kit, which includes: 1 box of Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor Mini tote bag: it's cute - great to use as a lunch … [Read more...]

Chocolate Hazelnut Coconut Bars

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Can you imagine winning $1 million dollars for a recipe? As a home cook -- that likes to think-outside-the-box with ingredients -- I've often considered entering recipe contests. But...never have. One million dollars? You would think that would be the right motivation to give it a try! Last week, the $1 million grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off was announced. The winning recipe was a Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel and Whipped Cream. It sounds and looks delicious -- I've … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Weighing Ingredients for Baking)

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Weighing for Baking-

I've been quite interested in the method of weighing ingredients for baking...rather than measuring with cups. Every time I stumble onto an article about why it's better to weigh your ingredients, I always stop and devour the information. It makes perfect sense to me. If you tell two people to give you 1 cup of flour, and then you weigh their flour, you would most likely find a big difference in the amounts. Being precise in baking is important and if you use too much, or too little, of an … [Read more...]

Coconutty Chocolate Chip Cookies

Still learning, but at least I learned to turn off the flash

I'm starting to realize that I might need you all to be my neighbors. We live in a small town, without much family close by. The other day, Mattie and I decided to make cookies. They turned out SOOO good. So good in fact that it makes me realize how much I enjoy baking. … [Read more...]