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Cookie recipes

Baking cookies is one of my favorite things to do– do you feel the same? Try these recipes for almond flour sugar cookies or these playful alphabet letter cookies.

A quick cookie tip: When you are mixing cookie dough, use your stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Try this tip to check that your KitchenAid mixer has the proper clearance between the paddle and the bowl.

Baking dessert bars and squares are a great way to feed a crowd. This type of dessert is most often baked in a 9 by 13 pan or an 8 by 8 pan. Once baked and cooled, dessert bars are sliced into squares or bars and served.

Try these hermit bars or lemon squares!

heart shaped spritz cookies on white plate

Heart Shaped Spritz Cookies

Heart shaped spritz cookies are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sweet bite! These pink cookies are naturally dyed with freeze dried strawberries so that no artificial coloring is needed. If you only use your cookie press once a year at Christmas, this is your reminder to dig into your cabinet to …

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Rugelach is a traditional Jewish pastry that is made with a cream cheese dough, filled with cinnamon and raisins, then rolled into crescent shaped cookies. I love these cookies at Christmastime too! What is rugelach? Rugelach is a cookie often made with a cream cheese or sour cream based dough. A filling of dried fruit, …

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Ghost meringues with chocolate faces and pretend black spiders on a white background

Ghost Meringues

Ghost meringues are a perfect dessert for a Halloween party: easy to bake ahead of time and the recipe makes plenty for a crowd. Turn meringues into ghosts with a few pieces of chocolate. You’ll have fun with these spooky ghost meringues dripping in a scary strawberry sauce. Get ready for Halloween with this adorable …

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Stack of strawberry pink cookies for Valentines day

Strawberry Pudding Cookies

Strawberry pudding cookies are perfect for your Valentines celebrations! These pink cookies are festive and sweet and make a festive homemade gift. White chocolate chips look like little hearts in this Valentine’s Day dessert. Pink cookies or even pink and white cookies were my goal in baking this cookie recipe. I love a gingerbread recipe …

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Pile of letter cookies on a marble board

Alphabet Letter Cookies

This letter cookies recipe could be made with letter cookie cutters or animal shapes for animal crackers. My intent was to recreate the cinnamon alphabet cookies that my son loves from Trader Joe’s. I hope you like them as much as we do! How to make letter cookies: Mix the cookie dough in the food …

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New Years Eve cookies in gold and white royal icing

New Year’s Eve Cookies

Let’s celebrate with these New Year’s Eve Cookies! Start with a sugar cut-out cookie in the shape of a champagne glass. Add white royal icing, some gold luster, gold sugar sprinkles and maybe a few edible gold pearls for some bubbles and you’ve got a party ready cookie! I am surely not the life of …

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Stack of almond flour sugar cookies on a white plate with milk in background

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

Almond flour sugar cookies are nod to the classic sugar cookie but are made with ingredients that are gluten free. These round, thin cookies are formed from balls of cookie dough that are rolled in sugar before baking. The result is a homemade gluten free treat with a crunchy outside and slightly chewy inside. They …

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Snowman cookie decorated with royal icing on white plate with red and green confetti

Snowman Cookies

Decorating sugar cookies is fun for the whole family. Let me show you how simple it is to make these adorable snowmen cookies with royal icing at home. You’ve probably seen the snowman cookies at Starbucks. They are cute. But why buy them when you can make these easy snowman cookies?  Baking Christmas cookies is a …

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Coffee Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Coffee Chocolate Crinkles

  The flavor of chocolate cookies is heightened with the addition of espresso to create these coffee chocolate crinkles. Chocolate crinkle cookies are perfect for a cookie exchange, holiday party or Christmas desserts too. Coffee chocolate crinkles are strong contenders for my favorite Christmas cookie. I’ve tested a few cookies out as candidates to take …

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Squares of chocolate peanut butter fudge on a white plate and marble countertop

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is a smooth and creamy fudge made with only three ingredients! Even better, this easy fudge recipe is made with condensed milk and comes together quickly in the microwave. Start your timer because in less than 10 minutes you can make this rich, chocolate treat! Thanks to Amanda at Recipes Worth …

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no bake cheesecake bites with chocolate topping

No Bake Cheesecake Bites

No Bake Cheesecake Bites are always welcome at a party! A graham cracker crust is layered with a smooth, cheesecake layer. Leave plain or top with fruit, lemon curd, or chopped candies. Making no bake mini cheesecake gluten free is simple: use gluten free graham crackers for the crust. The rest of the ingredients are …

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Creative Gift Packaging for Cookies using a Pringles Can. Three decorated cans.

Creative Gift Packaging for Cookies

Packaging for cookies doesn’t have to be expensive. Here is a low-cost idea that uses a can of Pringles. Make this easy craft with your family then share your homemade cookies for holiday gifts.  Cookies make a wonderful gift for friends, neighbors, relatives, teachers, and anyone else who you want to show appreciation and gratitude. …

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