Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Fall. It’s my favorite season and it’s way too short, in my opinion. It seems like we go from 90 degree Summer days to 30 degree Winter days. It just seems like if you blink you miss the entire Fall season! What’s better than a nice crisp October morning when you can see the leaves changing and smell Apple Pie baking in the oven? Pretty much nothing! Okay…maybe eating an Apple Cider donut at a local orchard. But my point is I love apples and pumpkins and the pretty leaves! I love Pumpkin Spice season at Starbucks! That means I can drink my favorite drink – a Pumpkin Spice Misto. If you haven’t had it, make sure you try it. It’s half brewed coffee, half steamed milk and Pumpkin Spice syrup. To. Die. For. I’m always super sad when the girls at my local Starbucks tell me there isn’t any more Pumpkin Spice left. [Read more...]

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I’m not sure if you can tell or not, but I’ve been on a peanut butter kick lately. I’m not sure what the deal is, but when I saw the recipe for these Triple Peanut Butter Cupcakes  from Life Love and Sugar, I knew that I HAD to make them. I LOVE REESE’S PIECES! I had to go on a bit of a mission to find the mini Reese’s Pieces, but I’ll tell you it was worth it!  I took the rest of these to work and everyone that I worked with loved them! Who wouldn’t?! [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl

As we wrap up summer, I wanted to share some AMAZING ice cream that I made. Have you seen those Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies? When I saw them I knew that I had to incorporate them into some homemade ice cream. It would be wrong not to. So I used my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe and I added in the crushed up Peanut Butter Cup oreo cookies and a peanut butter sauce to swirl in there. And I have to say this came out better than I ever expected! So here we go – Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl Ice Cream! [Read more...]

Soft M&M Cookies

We all know that I love baking. I’m a huge fan of Cupcakes, but I also love me some cookies. But here’s the thing – they need to be soft. And chewy. I don’t like hard cookies. So I really only like Chocolate Chip Cookies that are straight out of the oven. Warm and still gooey. When I make cookie dough, I only bake what will be eaten right then and there. You’ll never find me baking a whole batch of cookie dough unless I’m taking it somewhere for a party.

The key to a really good cookie is to let the dough sit in the fridge and rest.  I never bake cookies right away after making the dough. Yes, it’s hard not to do that, but I just eat a little cookie dough while I wait! Haha.

I’m on the mission for the perfect Soft M&M Cookie recipe. Candy + Cookie = Perfection. Am I right? These cookies have both chocolate chips AND M&M’s in the dough. Say whaaaat?! Yup. So it’s like a double whammy. Let’s take a peek…

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Lemon Cookie Cake

Soooooooo. Lemon. We all know I love it. It’s been a lemony summer for me. I just love the refreshing taste of lemons and it just screams summer. When I originally saw the picture of this Lemon Cookie Cake, I knew that I HAD to make it. It looks amazing, and I have to admit that Live, Love and Sugar’s pictures came out much better than mine. But this was my first try! :)

I’m normally not really into white chocolate at all, but I wanted to try them anyway. And I was happy to see that the white chocolate chips weren’t too strong. I ended up adding about 1/4 teaspoon of lemon extract to the cookie dough to give it a little more punch, and I was happy with how it turned out. I let the lemon juice and the lemon zest ride in the buttercream frosting though. And that was just the thing to do.

I added a little more frosting to my cookie cake…meaning I used every last drop of the frosting that I made. At first I only put one row around the cookie cake, but then I decide that wasn’t enough and added some more. Because you can never have too much frosting!

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