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thumbprint cookies

Memorial Day in Austin was a rainy and stormy one, as you might have heard. Thankfully for us our side of town had no flooding and the lakes are filling up. Lakes filling up is A good thing after years of droughts.

Of course it’s not good for our south-western neighbors who have an unwelcome amount of water on their land or in their homes. If you feel like helping you can donate here.

We spent the day inside watching Mad Men reruns. After seeing a plate of cookies in one of the episodes I started looking for cookie recipes from the 1950-1960s and ended up making a feast of thumbprint cookies. They might be my new favorite thing!

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recipe: peanut butter cookies

The cookies are good, but I wish they were a bit more peanut buttery. I may play with the recipe next time.

I put one or two in the oven for just a few minutes to warm and they come out soft and perfect.

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recipe: chocolate crinkles

I’m sure we’re all on the healthy wagon right now, but you always need a little chocolate don’t you?

I love these cookies. They are quick, delicious, and beautiful. There’s something a little snowfall-like about them, too

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oatmeal & chocolate chip cookies

A few days ago, I was rummaging around the kitchen for something sweet. I found some forgotten oats and pounced on the idea of a quick batch of oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies.

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I just used the basic Quaker Oats recipe but swapped chocolate chips for the raisins because that’s what I had on hand. It didn’t mess with the texture of the cookies and worked quite nicely.
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recipe: white chocolate chip cookies

We had friends over last friday for dinner and I realized that at the last minute that I hadn’t made anything for dessert. (Disaster!) I rummaged around and quickly found the answer…cookies! Even more cookies! I’ve been on a cookie baking kick apparently.

These white chocolate chip cookies were perfect. Delicious, quick, and did I mention delicious?

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What you need:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 ounce white chocolate chips

**By the way, I recently discovered Guittard rouge cocoa powder and it’s the most rich and wonderful chocolate powder I’ve used. I’m hooked.**

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What to do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs.

Gradually add in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. (I lined my baking sheets with parchment paper.)

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Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until centers are set. You’ll see the tops of the cookies crackle a bit. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe: Chewy White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies

I’m still enjoying this break from school. It’s the longest I’ve had in a while because I ended up taking a last minute class over the summer. So it’s been school, school, and school and now a rest.

I halved this recipe for chewy white chocolate macadamia nut cookies but I wish I had made the whole batch. They disappeared in a ridiculously short amount of time.

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I might need to make another batch tonight…
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recipe: sugar cookies

Back in December I went on a hunt for a good sugar cookie recipe and came across this one from Alton Brown. I’ve had good luck with his dessert recipes in the past. The man is a cookie wizard.

The recipe is quick easy and so delicious. They’re crispy and very nice even without any icing. For New Year’s Eve celebrations I wanted to make them a little more special so I melted semi-sweet chocolate and drizzled that one top.

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recipe: peanut butter blossoms

There is something about colder weather that makes me want childish treats and there’s nothing more wonderfully juvenile than peanut butter. These cookies are straight out out of the elementary school lunchbox. And they are still super good!

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These are so easy and quick to make! Here’s what you do:

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