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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 of cookie stacks

Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies


These Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies are the second post, in a two-part series with California Prunes to showcase/highlight the magic of baking with prunes. Last month we made vegan brownies (that are so delicious) and this month, we jump into cookies (one of my favorite topics!). Prunes are loaded with moisture, natural sweetness, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants all of which make…

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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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Slices of delicious cake

8 Irresistible Fresh Strawberry Desserts


A collection of my most favorite strawberry desserts! Strawberries can be grown year round in California, making them one of the berries that we tend to see most consistently on our grocer’s shelves (blueberries are up there as well!). I love to use fresh strawberries in scones, cookies, buttercream, cakes and especially, overnight strawberry jam buns. Scroll through this list…

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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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Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies


I partnered with my friends at C&H® Sugar to bring you these delicious Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies that are loaded with heaps of spring flavor! I wanted something bright, fresh and fun and these deliver 10,000 percent. WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE THESE CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY SANDWICH COOKIES?! Because COOKIES are always a good idea. And the combination of strawberries and chocolate…

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A close up of a chocolate marshmallow cookie

Holiday Cookie Roundup


Here is a collection of my current favorite holiday cookies! There are shipping tips throughout PLUS info on whether each cookie is suitable for shipping. Go forth and bake friends! For many of these cookies the dough can be frozen ahead of time (this is a great tip for drop cookies). Some cookies, such as macarons, are best gifted the…

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Classic chocolate French macarons are paired with a dreamy marshmallow filling. Each macaron is smeared in a mexican hot chocolate glaze for mega flavor!

Chocolate French Macarons with Marshmallow Filling


These chocolate French macarons are crispy, chewy and perfectly chocolate-y — this is the best recipe for chocolate macarons! The filling is one of my favorite marshmallow fillings with an added (and optional) slightly spicy chocolate glaze for Mexican hot chocolate vibes (or leave it plain). Lots of technique tips for easily making these in your home kitchen! When I…

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Halloween Candy Cookies

Halloween Candy Cookies


First, let me just say these candy cookies are life changing. Who else always has a ton of leftover Halloween candy? If I don’t buy too much candy to hand out, then my kids bring home ridiculous amounts of candy that haunts us for weeks and sometimes months. Dentists say it’s better to OD on candy over a few days rather than every…

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Espresso Banana Cake

Banana Espresso Cake With Espresso Bean Buttercream


I hope this banana espresso cake finds you rested and well, ready to tackle the weekend. I have been dreaming about this cake for some time…a super moist cake, loaded with heaps of banana, dotted with bits of dark chocolate and teeming with the taste of espresso throughout. We bake this cake low and slow. I’m talking, at 275 F…

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A closeup of Mega Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mega Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies


Mega Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookie — say it loud and proud because you’re about to fall in love with this cookie. This beauty has it all… Heaps of vanilla flavor? Check. One bowl? Check. Small batch? Check. Only ten ingredients? Check! Ready in under an hour? Check check check!! There is zero rest time, DELICIOUS DOUGH, I don’t know what…

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Toasted Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies


I hope you’re ready for a new cookie because I’m so excited to share this Toasted Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie with you! This is part of Better Baking Academy, a year-long educational baking series by Bob’s Red Mill + Bake From Scratch magazine (two of my favorite companies!). This month is aptly themed: The Power of Flour in Chocolate Chip Cookies!…

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Chocolate Dipped Oatmeal Ice Cream Sandwich | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sammies


Behold, the homemade version of an It’s It: Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sammies. Have you had one? Do you love them? They are one of my most favorite ice cream treats from my childhood. About a year ago I posted this recipe to my Instagram but never to my blog. I know. The shame. You’ve missed out on an…

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Granny Pete's Chocolate Espresso Cake With Marshmallow Frosting | Recipe via DisplacedHoueswife Rebecca Firth

Granny Pete’s Chocolate Cake With Marshmallow Frosting


I am soo happy to finally share Granny Pete’s Chocolate Cake With Marshmallow Frosting!!! First, it’s an easy, fabulous, delicious, celebration cake that reminds me a bit of a classier Ding Dong (which I was mildly addicted to as a kid). But most importantly, because I created this cake in honor of my sweet grandmother, aka Granny Pete, who passed…

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Chocolate Orange Meringues | Recipe via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth

Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies


Let me reintroduce you to one of the oldest recipes on the blog: these petite Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies. These are crispy on the exterior and melt-in-your-mouth on the interior with just the perfect amount of chocolate to satisfy any cravings you might be plagued with at the moment. I also love the little hit of citrus you get from…

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Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake


Bust out your bundt pans people, we’re making our very best Chocolate Coconut Cake!! And before we get too far down the path in making this gem, let me diffuse any divisiveness between Almond Joy and Mounds lovers. First, I’m coming out as a Mounds lover. It was always my preferred Halloween candy growing up. But I’m also having an…

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Holiday Cookie Box | Recipes via DisplacedHousewife Rebecca Firth | recipes, + tips

Holiday Cookie Box!


For our final post for the 12 Days of Sweet Treats I put together a Holiday Cookie Box! Amisha did too, go see her’s here. Also scroll below for cookies, photos of the cookie box, cookie tips + links to all of the recipes! I realized as we were nearing the end of Sweet Treat fest that I was really…

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