Valentine’s Day Cookies Part 1

With only 3 days to go until Valentine’s Day, I decided to start my baking tonight. While I prepped the sugar cookie dough that I’ll be baking off tonight, but decorating tomorrow, I decided to whip up a batch of Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies.

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I used the same recipe we use for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies at Christmas and just swapped in Red Velvet Cake Mix for the Devil’s Food. You can find the recipe I used on here. They are just as delicious as the originals, but must more festive looking! I hope my friends & family enjoy them in a few days!

Bridal Shower for S&E

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Last weekend my mom, sister, & I threw a bridal shower for my brother’s finance. We went with a beach theme and our color scheme was blue with yellow accents. The menu ended up being the perfect amount & variety of food, plus everything was ready within 10 minutes of the guests arriving so we could all enjoy the party!  Continue reading

Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to try something new. After spending some time searching the web for the perfect Mother’s Day baked good, I decided to go with French Macarons. Instead of just trying out one, I decided to be an overachiever and make three different kinds: lemon, chocolate hazelnut, & red velvet.

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They all turned out great, but I think lemon were my favorite.

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Both my mom & mommom loved them though. And I will definitely be making them more often & in other flavors in the future. photo (64)

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Squares

For Christmas this year, my grandparents got me a Christmas cookie cookbook. It only took me a few days before I decided I had to try making something out of it. After looking through the book, I realized I had all the ingredients to make the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Squares.

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They were super easy to make and tasted a lot like a chocolate pecan pie.

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They were a big hit at the holiday and New Year’s Eve parties my family went to and will definitely be added to our list of Christmas cookies next year.

Christmas Cookies 2012

Just like last year, this year my mom & I made a ton of Christmas cookies. We had to scale it back a bit due to the timing of Christmas this year, but we still ended up with 11 different types of cookies. Below is this year’s list:

1. Chocolate Chip

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2. White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal

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3. Brickle Drop

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4. Peanut Butter Blossom

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5. Inside Out Mounds

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6. Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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7. Crinkle Cookies

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8. Lemon Volcanoes

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9. Spritz

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10. Holiday Biscotti

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11. Ginger Lemon Cremes

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We brought platters of cookies to holiday parties and work as usual. All of my teams were definitely excited to try them all!

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Overall, even with fewer varieties, this year’s cookies were definitely a success!

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