Simple Blondies

Are you a fan of blonde brownies?  I am!  These chewy bars have the texture of brownies, but taste more like a buttery, chewy cookie than a chocolatey brownie.  This recipe for Simple Blondies is a great one to have on hand.  It takes about 30 minutes to go from, “Let’s make something” to actually taking it out of the oven!  And chances are, all of the ingredients are in your kitchen.

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Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies

Soft & Chewy Molasses Cookies are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray.  They are not as spicy as gingerbread (not to mention not as much work!), but very flavorful and sweet. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, so find a festive plate and share with family and friends!

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Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

You know those oval-shaped sandwich cookies with chocolate in the middle?  The ones in the little white bag?  You will never have to buy them again.  Believe me: these Shortbread Sandwich Cookies taste so much better!  They would make an excellent addition to your holiday cookie tray.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Squares

Do you have an oven that heats up your entire kitchen (or house?!) when you use it?  I do.  I try hard to keep it turned off during the hot summer months, but sometimes the craving for a cookie/sweet is just too much!  However, with no-bake recipes like these No Bake Peanut Butter Squares, you’ll forget about running your oven for at least 30 minutes to bake cookies.  My favorite thing about these squares is that they taste so similar to Reese’s cups.  Trust me… You have got to try these peanut butter and chocolate treats soon!

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Molasses Ginger Cookies

I love gingerbread cookies.  They are so much fun to cut out, decorate, and most of, eat!  These molasses ginger cookies remind me of gingerbread cookies, but without the extra work of rolling out the dough and decorating.  These cookies can be baked normal sized, or twice as large for you giant cookie lovers.  Just roll together two balls of cookie dough and flatten slightly for an extra special treat any time of year!

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Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookies

When you are short on time, but want a cookie that tastes like you spent all afternoon in the kitchen, these Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Cookies are sure to be a hit!  These cookies start with the convenience of a cookie mix, and are made your own with the addition of crushed pretzels and chocolate chips. Make them a fun gift for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.  These are the perfect cookies for my sweetheart, as the combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and pretzels is one of his favorite!

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Crispy & Chewy Sugar Cookies

When I first made these cookies, I have to admit, I had more than my fair share fresh off of the cookie sheet.  Crispy & Chewy Sugar Cookies are crispy on the outside but delightfully chewy on the inside.  Absolutely addictive.  Make them when you have the opportunity to share, or you might be in danger of consuming them all by yourself!

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Chocolate Frosting, and Mustache Cake!

My husband’s birthday was this past Sunday, and I wanted to make it extra special for him. He has been working on growing a handlebar mustache for several months now, so I knew he would appreciate me recognizing his efforts with his birthday cake!  I present to you, The Mustache Cake.

Chocolate Frosting, Mustache Cake

 Happy Birthday, dear husband!  I love you, and I hope 2013 is your best year yet!!

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