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AKA Swedish Chocolate Balls…my Swedish friend, Malena, turned me onto these. A super simple, delicious, no-bake treat that every Swede knows about. They are SO addicting! You can roll them in all kinds of delicious toppings like coconut, powdered sugar, or sprinkles. I think the yummiest topping is Swedish pearl sugar. You can get it […]

These were a hit in the staff room at my school. I know they’re good when people say, “You could SELL these!”. Yes!!! Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed) 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup quick oats 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup milk 14 […]

A more sophisticated, grown up version. Don’t skimp on the salt! Ingredients 2 cups powdered sugar Heaping 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1 T peppermint extract or flavoring (oil based)* 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil 1 T light corn syrup 1-2 T water 2, 4oz bars of Ghirardelli 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate bars (or similar) * […]

When the temperature drops, who doesn’t need to eat more flour and butter? These are the perfect blend of spicy, sweet, salty goodness. Zack says they are like a meal! Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 1/2 tsp ginger powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 3/4 tsp […]

I was looking high and low for a really peanut buttery cookie. The peanut butter cookies I’ve made in the past made me want more peanutty goodness. I have found a very, very, peanut buttery cookie! It’s a little more work than a drop cookie, but it’s well worth the extra effort! Cookie Ingredients 1/2 […]

So allegedly my next post was going to be something savory and here I am posting deliciously evil baked goods again. I needed to make eggless cupcakes for a family gathering and a vegan recipe fit the bill. I didn’t care about the vegan part so I subbed regular milk for the soy milk, reduced […]

Sugar Cookies


I first tried these at Emily’s house and thought they were awesome! The recipe is from our Aunt Bobbi. I think it’s a long time favorite in lots of families. I’ve tweaked the flavors a bit. Try them! Ingredients 1 cup salted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract […]

A few years ago, Jen and I were obsessed with finding a good, basic vanilla cake recipe. For some reason, they all kept tasting like corn and we gave up. My friend Kelly made these on a whim and they have been my go-to recipe ever since. No corn taste here, just vanilla! Perfect cupcake […]

This is an old recipe that I found on line and have tweaked over the years. You can double the recipe to make two 8 or 9-inch layers or a 13×19 sheet. The cooking time for those is about 45 minutes. The batter is easily made in a bowl with a mixing spoon – no […]

We adapted this recipe from Epicurious. We think it tastes way better and is much easier to make. If you like Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark, you should try this – it’s just as good! Make sure you use good quality chocolate. The best way to crush the candy is to place it in a heavy […]

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