Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars are easy, chewy bars with fresh apples and cinnamon chips.

These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars are easy, chewy bars with fresh apples and cinnamon chips.I’m going to start with a word of warning that this is a long post with a ton of recap from the International Food Bloggers Conference! It was a spectacular and exciting weekend, to say the least. Let’s start at the beginning: my weekend started bright and early on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM at the Krusteaz Headquarters.

As a member of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen, they invited me to come to their headquarters here in Seattle to shoot some hack videos. I said yes a few months back, before I would let myself freak out over being on camera and chicken out. I was beyond nervous going into it. To ensure I was well rested and didn’t have any under eye circles on camera, I went to sleep at 9:30pm the night before, which also happened to be my 22nd birthday. Wild and crazy birthday, yeah?

These Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars are easy, chewy bars with fresh apples and cinnamon chips. [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…]

Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies

These Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies are big, soft and chewy ginger cookies filled with cookie butter! They stay incredibly soft for days and are super flavorful. 

These Cookie Butter Stuffed Soft Ginger Cookies are big, soft and chewy ginger cookies are filled with cookie butter! They stay incredibly soft for days and are super flavorful. You guys. These cookies. These big, soft, chewy, super flavorful ginger cookies, that are stuffed with cookie butter and then rolled in sugar before being baked. Let’s talk about them for a bit.

I first made these before Christmas to give out in cookie-filled gift boxes to my friends. I posted a picture on Instagram, adoration ensued, and before I knew it, the cookies were out the door, with not one photo snapped of them besides the Instagram pics. Oops.

But really…that just meant I had an excuse to make these again. How could I not want to? Look at the dripping cookie butter!

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Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that’s loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint! These celebrate winter in the most delicious way possible.

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that's loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint!Fa la la, it’s holiday time! Which in my baking-centric head, means bring on the peppermint, gingerbread, and too many cookies for anyone to reasonably eat.

…seriously though, how did we get here already?! It’s almost CHRISTMAS! And HANNUKAH! I’m a lucky kid who grew up celebrating both, one with each side of the family. I have amazing, special traditions I associate with each, and one of the things I love most about this time of year is getting to spend time with my family. [Read more…]

Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies feature a browned butter and nutmeg dough loaded with chocolate chunks & cranberries, both dried and fresh! The fresh cranberries add a tart bite to a chewy, richly flavored cookie. They’re the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platters!

These Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies feature a browned butter and nutmeg dough studded with chocolate chunks & cranberries, both dried and fresh! They're the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platters. Recipe from Bakerita.com
Cranberries are a symbol of winter. The festive, cheery red color, the sweet sauce (hopefully homemade) that gets slathered all over your Thanksgiving dinner, and the piles of bags of cranberries that you see placed at the front of the produce section of the market, basking in their 15 minutes of fame, until Christmas passes and they’re replaced.

And this year, prepare for cranberry overload, because I’ve been having too much fun playing with cranberries in the kitchen! I’ve always adored the tart, sweet bite that cranberries add to any dessert, and I’ve always fondly remembered how much I loved these browned butter cranberry lime muffins that I made way back when Bakerita was only a few months old. The tartness of cranberries adds a flavor to dessert that I find absolutely enticing, and if you’ve never tried it, well…you’re in for a major treat. [Read more…]

Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

This Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is gooey, crunchy, and flowing with salted caramel! This is one treat best served with ice cream and friends.

This Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is gooey, crunchy, and flowing with salted caramel! This is one treat best served with ice cream and friends.When I posted my browned butter sage skillet cornbread a little while back, I mentioned how freakin’ excited I was to make skillet cookies and hinted that some would be coming. A lot of you got excited about that…well, the time has come. And ohmygoodness there is definitely reason to be excited.

This cookie is NO joke. I made it in a 6-inch pan. That’s relatively small, but 6 starving girls took on this cookie and we couldn’t finish it (there was valiant effort though). It’s soo rich, chocolatey, sweet, crunchy, gooey, and FILLED with salted caramel. As in, you dip you spoon in and caramel lava flows out of the cookie. It’s unreal. It’s something you need to experience with like, 8 of your closest friends. [Read more…]

Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate slathered between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.

These Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey Cookies are easy, crunchy, & delicious! Dark chocolate is sandwiched between two thin, crunchy cookies for a sweet treat.
Florentine cookies, lacey cookies, dark chocolate almond cookies…whatever you want to call them, these thin, crunchy, chocolate-filled cookies are absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

One of my housemates, Ally, absolutely adores these Dark Chocolate Almond Laceys from Trader Joe’s. They’re thin, crunchy, taste-like-toffee cookies, sandwiched with rich dark chocolate, and they’re so so good! Of course, after a few weeks of watching her eat them, I decided I needed to recreate them. [Read more…]

Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk Cookies are made with a browned butter dough and filled with chopped white chocolate and pistachios. These unique cookies are incredibly delicious!

These White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies are made with a browned butter dough and filled with chopped white chocolate and pistachios. These unique cookies are incredibly delicious!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: white chocolate is soo underrated. Okay – maybe some people don’t think that it’s “real” chocolate (with cocoa powder & all that dark chocolate-y stuff), but it’s still amazingly delicious, so why the heck does it matter?!

I’m pro white chocolate all the way, so I’m on a mission to provide you all with recipes that let white chocolate shine. Paired with pistachios in cookie dough that’s all jazzed up with brown butter? It’s definitely shining. [Read more…]