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Crispy M&M Cookies

Crispy M&M Cookies

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I love cookies and have always loved them, so it’s pretty tough for me to pick a favorite. If I was forced to rank them, I would say:1) Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies 2) Peanut Butter

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

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Pies come in two seasons. You have autumn with Thanksgiving apples and pumpkin. On the flip side, you have spring and summer with an overabundance of berries and stone fruit. Often these pies come with

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 6 ounces peanut butter sandwich cookies (about 15)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Memorial Day gives everyone permission to do a few things: 1) Wear white 2) Fast-forward to summer 3) Eat ice cream Does that mean I don’t consume ice cream other than between Memorial Day and Labor Day? Of

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Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 pints ice cream, softened
Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

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I just polished off the last of the Halloween candy. Please don’t judge me. It was tucked into one of the shelves in the freezer door. Having a mini candy bar is such a good

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil plus more for brushing pan
  • 1-3/4 cups almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups roughly chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake

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Who knew that motherhood would involve so much cake? My son hasn’t reached the drop-off stage yet, so I find myself at a lot of birthday parties on the weekends. I am basically surrounded by

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve gotten pretty boring when it comes to breakfast. Everyday it’s the same thing: a smoothie with blueberries, spinach, chia seeds, peanut butter powder and coconut water. Even on the weekends when I have more

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of allspice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Mousse Cake

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People generally fall into two camps when it comes to dessert. You either like cake or frosting. I realize it’s not as simple as only eating one or the other, but there’s a certain balance

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1-2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (14 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Peanut Butter Quinoa Blondies

Peanut Butter Quinoa Blondies

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Baking gets the serious cold shoulder in January, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Holiday baking is at its peak Thanksgiving through Christmas with pies and cookies, but when the clock strikes midnight on

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

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With the holidays and birthdays, December is a big baking month at our house. Parties, potlucks and school treats mean the kitchen is filled with the most delightful scents of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Bonus:

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Ingredients
  • For cake
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour plus more for dusting pan
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

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Sometimes I avoid recipes with hazelnuts because they’re such a pain to peel. Toasting them in the oven and using a towel to rub off their brown skins just doesn’t work that well. After some

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Tartlets

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This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free. Even though apples and pecans get all the attention in the height of pie season, I still default to chocolate desserts. I know I can’t be the

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 ounces vegan dark chocolate, finely chopped
Candy Bar Blondies

Candy Bar Blondies

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My freezer already has a half-eaten bag of Halloween candy stashed on a shelf in the door. We don’t get trick-or-treaters in our city building, but I’m feeling nostalgic. I grew up in a suburban

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups chocolate candies, chopped