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Dreamy Chocolate Guinness Cake


This Dreamy Chocolate Guinness Cake with Chocolate Malt Buttercream is the perfect combination of soft, light chocolate cake capped with a thick layer of lush malted buttercream. This cake has ALL THE THINGS. I love special holiday treats (yes, this is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day) but honestly, this cake is so damn good (and with nary a drop of…

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5-Minute Chocolate Malt Buttercream


This 5-Minute Chocolate Malt Buttercream is ALL THE THINGS. Chocolate-malt flavor combos are one of my most favorite things (see these Malty Cupcakes!). This particular recipe was created specifically for my Chocolate Guinness Cake which is a beautiful, light, simple chocolate cake…and together they make magic. However, this buttercream is delicious on any chocolate cake, yellow cake, as well as…

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A close up of a banana chocolate chip muffin.

Small Batch Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel


To me, these Small Batch Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel are THE PERFECT banana muffins! I started messing around with a banana muffin recipe a year ago (!!) and every time I started working on them I didn’t *love* them. Last week I starting futzing around again and was SO excited when I landed on these! These muffins are…

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Small Batch Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Can I say these are The Best Small Batch Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yes, yes I can. To say I love chocolate chip cookies is the great understatement of the century. I LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. I devoted an entire chapter of The Cookie Book to chocolate chip cookies and there are over a dozen recipes here on the…

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A little chocolate cake with a bite out of it covered in vanilla ice cream and caramel on a white plate.

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes for Two


Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes for Two, what could be better?! Also known as molten lava cakes, these delicious cakes are cake-y around the exterior and fudgy in the middle. Craving something delicious? Easy? Decadent? But healty-ish? I GOT YOU. These fudgy cakes deliver all the above and more. Only a handful of ingredients and about a half hour of your…

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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars


Behold a homemade Soft & Chewy Chocolate Granola Bar that tastes just like a candy bar! Dipping them in bittersweet chocolate makes them a bit more decadent than your typical granola bar, without adding too much to the sweetness profile—LOVE. Did I mention that these are gluten free? And depending on what chocolate you use, they can be dairy free as well.…

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Crinkly Fudgy Brownie Cookies


I fell so in love with my Shiny Crinkly Brownie recipe that I had to create Shiny Crinkly Fudgy Brownie Cookies — and I AM IN LOVE. These are chewy around the edges, fudgy near the center, with a gorgeous shiny, crinkle top. Just like brownies but in cookie form–SO GOOD. Similar to my latest brownie recipe, these are mixed…

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Secrets to Perfect Cookies: My 10 Favorite Tips For Better Cookies Today


I’m spilling the secrets on all of my favorite perfect cookie tips so you can bake better cookies starting today! When writing The Cookie Book I had an entire section dedicated to helping you bake perfect cookies every time. Unfortunately, that section was cut by my editor (as often happens in publishing: it was either that or cut some recipes…

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Perfect Crinkly Shiny Brownies


These are my absolute FAVORITE perfect, crinkly shiny brownies! This brownie recipe is mixed and baked in under an hour and will without fail give you that beautiful, glossy, paper-thin top. The texture of the edge brownie pieces is more chewy and they get more fudge-like the closer you get to the center — so good. These will absolutely become…

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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 (inspired by my fav 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 this ultimate brookie recipe is.…

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close up of cookie stacks

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies


These Soft & Chewy Chocolate Brownie Vegan Cookies are so delicious, no one will know that they’re vegan cookies (I promise)! I have created so many cookie recipes (hello The Cookie Book!) and I have two requirements no matter what the type or flavor of the cookie: it must taste absolutely delicious *AND* it must be pretty. This vegan chocolate…

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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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