Brownies & Cookie Bars

Ultimate Skillet Brookies


Are we ready for the Ultimate Skillet Brookies or what? Picture the most delicious brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough you’ve ever had (go ahead, imagine it) and it’s mingling right next to some rich, fudge-like brownies and that my friends, that is exactly what you have here. Decadent brownie batter + brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough = ultimate…

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close up shot of a vegan brownie

Vegan Peppermint Brownies


These brownies are one-bowl, loaded with holiday flavor (and flair) and secretly vegan! Made with pantry staples and minimal fuss, I was able to partner with my friends, my favorites: CA Prunes to bring you these festive brownies. VEGAN PEPPERMINT BROWNIES MOISTURE BASE Your first step when making vegan peppermint brownies is to create your moisture base. To do this,…

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A close up of a s'mores cookie bar

S’mores Cookie Bars


I love coming up with new s’mores recipes and this year it’s these S’mores Cookie Bars! We start with a classic brown sugar and vanilla-heavy cookie dough base. On top of that, we layer whole graham crackers, marshmallow fluff (also called cream), chocolate chips and the remaining cookie dough. These are soft, chewy cookies bars that taste just like a…

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Delicious Five-Spice Prune Bars


Brace yourself for the most delicious streusel bar cookie that has a layer of heavenly five-spice prune jam sandwiched between a vanilla bean shortbread crust and a crunchy, buttery layer of streusel. YUM! As promised, these Delicious Five-Spice Prune Bars are the second recipe using a spiced prune jam (you can see the first one here); both done in collaboration…

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Pumpkin Caramel Bars with Marshmallow Meringue

Pumpkin Bars with Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow Meringue


Where to start on the deliciousness of Pumpkin Bars with Salted Caramel and Toasted Marshmallow Meringue?! This pumpkin base is pulled from the pages of The Cookie Book. I had forgotten how delicious it was/is…and it is beyond words. Soft, airy, beautiful crumb. Everything you’re looking for in a bar cookie that’s really a cake…if we’re being honest here. Next…

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Peppermint Bark Bars | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars


In what should be my last day of 12 Days of Sweet Treats, I offer to the universe Peppermint Bark Cookie Bars. Picture your very favorite chocolate chip cookie dough without chocolate chips or chunks. Work with me here… We press 3/4s of the dough into an 8X10 baking dish and then cover it in chocolate peppermint ganache and then…

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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies with Coffee Ganache


We need chocolate and hazelnuts and coffee in our life. Right now. Full stop. These chocolate hazelnut brownies come together so quick…in a flash. All your wet ingredients mingle together in a make-shift double boiler so that the chocolate and sugars get all melt-y and delicious. A quick whisk of the dry ingredients (and a sift if you’re feeling frisky,…

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Brown Butter Muscovado Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies Recipe | DisplacedHousewife

Brown Butter Muscovado Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies


Feeling excited about 2019 and thinking these Brown Butter Muscovado Chocolate Chunk Bar Cookies from The Cookie Book need a spot on your table. Picture the perfect chocolate chip cookie that’s morphed into a thick bar with the chewy, gooey-ness of a brownie, heaps of caramel notes from the brown butter and muscovado and crowned with a shiny, crisp lid…

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Brownies with a slice taken out of it and a knife beside it

White Chocolate Fudge Brownies


Happy almost weekend! I wanted to share this easy holiday recipe for fudge brownies from The Cookie Book…think of it as a little holiday gift from me to you. But better, something to make + eat this weekend while you’re knee-deep into holiday-ing. I’m keeping this blog post short + sweet. I’m in Chicago staying at one of my favorite…

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Brown Butter Chocolate-Caramel Skillet Cookie


Good morning loves. I hope this finds you well, rested and happy. If not, I hope we’re working on it with some tea…maybe morning stretches or binge-watching your favorite shows. It all works. You’ll get there. I want you to think about this: melty ice cream and glossy pools of chocolate encased in a giant, chewy, slightly undercooked chocolate chip skillet…

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Salted Rye Brownies


Have we talked about how linear I am? I like to focus on one thing, see it through until completion and then I’m ready for the next project. Currently, I’m working on four different projects andddd…it’s a lot. For me. It’s all great…it’s just an adjustment for my brain. And both of my kids have been sick for what feels…

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Slices of strawberry brownies

Balsamic Strawberry Brownies


I like brownies. No, check that. I love brownies. The only flaw in brownies, as far as I can see, is the fact that we always make them in that annoyingly small 8X8 pyrex dish. At my house that only feeds four of us. I’m just being completely honest with you guys. One way to get more mileage out of the…

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Fudgy Brownies + Caramelized Pecan Brittle


fudgy brownies + caramelized pecan brittle I learned a lot of things on this fudgy brownies journey. First, there’s a brownie for every occasion. Kind of like finding the perfect dress: what’s the mood and occasion? Looking for stability? Sometimes a cakey brownie is just right. Feeling like a hot mess? You want it dripping in caramel sauce. Don’t want to…

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Salted Caramel Brown Butter Stacked Blondie-Brownies


salted caramel + brown butter stacked blondie-brownies { the defibrillator } Well, I’m done. I think I can put up the Closed – On Vacation sign and head to Kauai for a couple of weeks. When Saveur Magazine opened up their Blog Award nominations this week I wanted to search my photos for something that was really representative of the…

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