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Posts tagged as “cookies”

Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Cookies


I was asked to bring a dessert for a recent dinner that Dave and I had with his parents. It was right before the cooler, fall weather started to kick in this past week (at last - my favorite time of year!) As much as I didn't want to turn on the oven on a warm day, these cookies were on my mind as an idea to make for quite some time now.

It was a perfect reason to use my new KitchenAid bowl, too, which is blue ceramic with a scalloped texture.

A few years ago, I had a clear glass KA bowl with a handle and cup measurements on the side of it that I loved. Unfortunately, it shattered into a zillion pieces when I was making cookies and it slipped out of my hands and broke on my mom's granite countertop.

They have a lot of fun patterns and textures now, which made it so hard to choose, but this one was unique and something I haven't seen in a lot of stores. And I just love the color...

Quick Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


Have you ever had a craving for baked goods in the middle of the summer? Me too. The struggle is real, isn't it? And it always opens up this debate in my mind:

Option A. Give in and turn on the oven, making the whole house hot and uncomfortable in the process, even worse for Dave and I since we don't have central air.

Option B. Forget about it, and save the calories... or...

Option C. Forget the calories, and go get ice cream.

Recently, the idea came to my mind to use the toaster oven to make a quick batch of cookies. I wouldn't call it a brilliant idea since I should've thought of it much sooner.

Then again, I suppose my girlish figure is glad that I didn't. A successful batch of chocolate peanut butter cookies later, and I have now opened up a proverbial Pandora's box of small-batch cooking making that I probably should've left alone.

Since this was a small batch and I left the butter out overnight before cooking, I didn't bother with the mixer. I was super easy to make these cookies by hand in about 10 minutes or less. At the end of it, I had a plate of warm, fresh cookies, and only a few tools to clean up. Super win.