Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies

These flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies are incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey – they’re like a brownie in cookie form! These cookies are naturally gluten-free.

These flourless Chocolate Brownie Cookies are incredibly fudgy and super chocolatey - they're like a brownie in cookie form! These cookies are naturally gluten-free.March 2016 Update: This recipe is old favorite that was originally posted on December 31st, 2013. I updated the photos in March 2016 to show off just how beautiful and fudgy these cookies are. For memories’ sake, the text and recipe is left the same as when it was originally posted back in the day…so I’ve already (unfortunately) finished my time studying abroad. Enjoy!

It’s the final day of the year, and I’m waking up in London! It’s the first days of my semester abroad, living in a new city. I arrived yesterday with my best friend Paige around 2pm. We took a taxi to the hotel, and set off to explore a little bit. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a peanut butter lover’s dream!! The peanut butter cookie stays soft in the center while the edges get crispy, and a layer of peanut butter in the center takes this skillet cookie over the top.

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a peanut butter lover's dream!! The peanut butter cookie stays soft in the center while the edges get crispy, and a layer of peanut butter in the center takes this skillet cookie over the top.Aloha from Kauai! If you had asked me on Saturday morning where I would be this week, I definitely wouldn’t have thought I’d be in Hawaii.

But, on Saturday morning, my sister texted me from the vacation house in Kauai she’d just arrived at with her boyfriend. They had two extra bedrooms, I had a voucher for a free flight, and a job that allows me to work from where ever I want. It was one of those times where it worked out too well for me to do anything but jump at the opportunity to escape the Seattle rain and soak in some sun rays in Hawaii. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!This cookie combines three of my favorite and most used ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel. Let’s be honest: anything with those three ingredients makes me pretty darn happy.

And since I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to figure out all of the things that make me happy and how I can incorporate them into my new everyday life, food seemed like a good place to start. Not that food ever makes me unhappy (is that possible?). [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!Today, we’re revisiting an old Bakerita recipe from waaaay back in 2011, when this blog was still a baby. I used a point and shoot camera to take some pretty subpar pictures of some pretty outstanding brownies and over the years, these peanut butter crunch brownies didn’t get nearly enough love. I recently rediscovered them and I figured they deserved a chance to shine.

These babies got reshot to show their beauty, but the recipe remains the same as the one I’ve been using since 2011. I made these for my recent college graduation party, along with my Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars, Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Berry Tart, and a gorgeous buttermilk cake with strawberries and a fluffy creamy cheese frosting that sadly got devoured before it could be photographed. It was essentially a Bakerita’s best hits dessert roster, and these brownies were some of the first to go. [Read more…]

Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping! 

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin' Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping!Thanks to Dunkin Donuts for sponsoring this post!

These are the breakfast muffins of my dreams, and if you’re a coffee lover too, probably yours.

My days recently have needed a lot of coffee. I’ve just been going recently. I had finals week, and then graduation, and as you’re reading this (if that’s between 5/21-5/26, that is), I’m at Sasquatch music festival at the Gorge. Five long nights of concert going and shenanigans, it’s bound to be a great time – but I know I’m coming back exhausted. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

 No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.

Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try my baking. So far, results are good. [Read more…]

Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that’s perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie! It’s almost the Oscars! How many of the movies have you guys seen? I have seen exactly zero of the movies up for Best Picture, and I think Gone Girl (which was sooo good!) is the only thing I’ve seen from the other nominated movies.

Clearly…I’m not much of a movie watcher. I get way too distracted to sit and watch a movie for as long as it takes, so I’m more of a TV show and YouTube kind of girl, but I do love watching awards shows! It’s so fun to curl up on the couch and watch the red carpet, admire and judge all the different outfits, and see what inevitable dramatic thing happens. What’s your favorite thing about the Oscars? I have some friends who make it a personal mission to see all of the Best Picture nominees before the show so they can make their best predictions. [Read more…]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake has a chocolate cheesecake layer topped with a minty green cheesecake layer on an Oreo crust. It’s the perfect decadent holiday treat!

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake has a chocolate cheesecake layer topped with a minty green cheesecake layer on an Oreo crust. It's the perfect decadent holiday treat!We’re T-4 days from Christmas. Whaaaaat?!

For real though, that means we have 10 days left of this year. 10 DAYS. I’m having a minor fit of anxiety every time I realize how quickly this year has passed, and how much life will change in 2015, and just all the things that come with growing up, and another year. It’s mind-boggling.

But for now, while I quietly freak out to myself and try to refrain from complaining to all you about it on the Internet, let’s focus on the holidays. More importantly, let’s focus on cheesecake. A big, minty, chocolatey, multi-layered, deliciously decadent cheesecake. [Read more…]