All posts filed under: Cookies

Leftover Alert: Peppermint Bark Chunk Cookies

I’m just gonna second what Ariel said: sorrysorrysorry for not blogging. My bad. That’s really all there is to say about that–life just got in the way in the form of finals, goodbyes and packing. Yuck. You do not wanna know what our diet consisted of for that last week, no time for grocery shopping does not suit us well. But, we made it! Did you? It’s the end of ’09, that’s probably good too, but can you believe it? I think every year goes by faster. I can’t believe that this semester ended, I won’t be returning to New York, we already had Christmas, tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and I’m going to Italy in 2 weeks! Errrrrrrrrr yikes–fun, but yikes. Some parts of me, the parts that don’t crave fresh pasta, caprese salad and wine, wish it wasn’t time yet!  Oh yeah, and I hope Santa was good to y’all, I got this beautiful beautiful stand mixer I have been cherishing for like mmm a year. Loveeee it. But before I can even …

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

First off: sorry I’ve been MIA. Once again technical difficulties/school have prevented me from being active in the blog world lately. Boo. Good news though I got a new camera and I am free from finals/papers for at least another two days. Then it’s back to all nighters in the library and living on a diet of coffee and chips. Blech. More good news: these Cinnamon Bun Cookies were ballin’. I’m slowly working my way through my “Things to Bake” list (probably about 100+ more things on there) and happened to look at these cookies from Recipe Girl the other night. My friends urged me to make them and with little convincing, I did. They are perfect for the holiday season and will please any guests you’ve got staying with you this winter. I mean who doesn’t like Cinnamon Buns? No one! And these are the exact, precise, perfectly on point cookie form of the buns…I can’t explain it, they just are. I’m hoping to get around to making more holiday cookies but honestly right …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

They look boring, but looks can be deceiving. Especially in the case of these cookies. Turns out Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are anything but boring. They were amazing. Ridiculously easy, and absolutely delicious. When I saw these on A Bird in the Kitchen I knew that they needed to be part of my cooking baking craze on Sunday night. I’m not sure I can sum it up better than SweetBird does: “Put away your bathroom scale. Break out the fat pants with the elastic waistband. These cookies are going to rock your world”. Rock your world they will. These cookies are not for the nibblers out there. They aren’t for the “Okayyy, but only just ONE” type. I’m going to put this out there: you won’t be able to eat just one bite, or just one cookie, prepare to make a meal out of them. They’re just too good for self control. I’ll go so far as to quote my favorite Brit brit in her new single “Three”: “Living in sin is the new thing”. …

Brownie Cookies

I have long suspected that I share some qualities with Cookie Monster but my suspicions have been confirmed once and for all. Last week I went on a pie frenzy and last night I went on a cookie extravaganza. Sometimes I really wonder how I can eat so many sweets but then I realize I don’t really care why, sometimes it’s nice to have a bottomless pit of a stomach for dessert (and other food). This is one quality I believe I share with the big blue guy. Some more: I also happen to get crumbs all over when I eat, it seems like I cannot eat without making a mess–cookie crumbs, ketchup stains, drink spilling–I do it all. I also use the phrases “me want cookie!” and “om-nom-nom-nom” often. Me and Cookie Monster’s final similarity: chocolate chip cookies are my favorite but I will eat any kind. First up in my cookie baking extravaganza: Brownie Cookies. I have seen these floating around on blogs the past few months and decided it was high time …

Cookie Cake

I have been a long time fan of the Cookie Cake. There’s just something about the concentrated cookie flavor in the shape of a cake slice that is just so appealing. I have tried many times–unsuccessfully–to re-create this cookie cake flavor on my own. Attempts including rolling out dough into a circle on a cookie sheet–failed, doesn’t cook evenly. I have also tried using a recipe for chocolate chip cake–failed, it’s actually just cake with choc. chips in it, not cookie like at all. Well I have dominated the Cookie Cake thanks to Ariel and her ingenious idea: to use a pie dish! I’m not sure how it all got started but thank goodness it did. We were lazing around on Sunday when Ariel found a ballin’ recipe for Mac n’ Cheese (in her last post). In my hungover state from Halloween I promptly jumped on the bandwagon pleading with Ariel to go to the grocery store to get the ingredients and make it. Carbs, Pasta, Cheese, Cream, Salt–pleaseeeee. While she was there she picked …

Peanut Butter Spider Blossoms

Just in time for Halloween: Peanut Butter Spider Blossoms! I have been meaning to get to my Halloween baking but am just now getting around to it. I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting a while ago but now the holiday is almost upon us! What are you being? We had our first of many Halloween parties this past weekend and dressed up as a few of the decades, but this weekend we’re gonna be really creative. Especially for Thursday for our LAUNCH PARTY! Don’t worry, you can still buy raffle tickets by clicking the donate button on the top right of this page. You’ll do double duty by donating to Share Our Strength AND entering yourself to win awesome prizes from places like Le Creuset, Dean & Deluca, Urban Outfitters, and even a mini-keg to be consumed at the launch party if you’ll be around! We would love to have you if you’re in the NYC area, and if not then we can always ship you a prize if …

4 Layer Cookie Bars & Launch Party Giveaways

This is a double whammy post: one part delicious baked good, one part charity/prizes/really that kid wasn’t in the balloon?/we’re really freakin’ excited for our launch party! Alright Four Layer Cookie Bars were fabulous, it’s four cookies in one so they are what you might expect: rich, sweet, and yummy. I made them for our tailgate breakfast when I went home to Nashville this weekend for the UGA vs Vandy game. My lovely friend Katie was nice enough to have us all over to eat and hang out before we headed down to the game. Ah, living the normal school life for a weekend, two things that NYU lacks: football and day drinking. Here’s the recipe, you should all make them because they are to die for good. Yes since they are four layers its quadroople the calories, but hey, the holidays are coming, might as well start now. OKAY on to the more important stuff. We recently launched our new website (like a week ago) and we love any excuse for a party. That’s …

Lookie at my Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies

While catching up on my Google Reader last week I found these cookies and knew I had to make them. They just looked too delicious to pass up and I’m always a softy for good cookies. They turned out pretty good, definitely not as good as Cooking on the Side’s look but decent. I still rank Jacques Torres’ cookies over these but for an every day choc chip cookie they’re fine. Crispy edges and a soft chewy inside with chocolate chunks galore. Perfect for dessert with a glass of milk! Now for a random rant: I saw this post on Eater today and to be frank, it really pissed me off. Seriously? Blogs were created so that anyone and everyone can instantly publish themselves, that’s just how it is. So of course there’s an overload of food blogs, there’s an overload of blogs in GENERAL! But who cares? If you don’t like someone’s blog then don’t read it, seems simple enough to me. I guess it’s not that simple for everyone. In the article they …

Lookie at my Cookies: Cookie Brownies

Here’s another pre-blog era baked good: Cookie Brownies. I’ve been meaning to post these for like months now, 6 months to be exact since we started this thing on March 27 of this year! The only thing that’d be better than these is if I had an intern…seriously. Anyone interested? These are one of my favorite things that I make and usually my taste testers favorite as well. I have been known to eat a sickening amount of these, even more so than other treats which is saying something. I have also been known to say “there is something in these! Something addicting! Opium! I don’t know what it is but something”. This is most likely my excuse for eating a pan full of these, but I stand by my claim. They’re the most addicting thing I bake. So dangerous. Guess what else? They’re incredibly EASY! That also makes them doubly dangerous because you can whip them up in an instant and have a cookie brownie FEAST. Just buy a roll of cookie dough, buy …

Lookie at my Cookies: Monster Cookies

A short and sweet post since it’s currently after 1 a.m. and I really need to catch some Z’s before tomorrow. Short and sweet kind of like Monster Cookies! These were some of the first cookies I ever made and to this day if you ask me what my favorite flavor cookie is I will quickly respond, “Monster Cookies, aughhh yummmm”. Really the only question left to ask is why the heck haven’t I blogged these yet? I like to classify a few of my treats as “pre-blog era” and for some reason these get left out of the shuffle for some reason. I think it’s because I’ve made these baked goods so many times that they are so familiar to me I don’t think of them as “blog worthy”. In fact they’re probably the most worthy of blogging because the fact that I make these recipes over and over again is just a tribute to their greatness! Monster Cookies are no exception. Leave it to Paula Deen to throw everything but the kitchen sink …