Grasshopper Brownie Bites

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This is a new twist on a recipe I posted before. We normally make these as squares, but this year I wanted to try something new, so I baked the brownies in a mini cupcake pan, piped the mint frosting, and drizzled the chocolate over the top. My family […]

Peppermint Chocolate Crinkles

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Having my parents around has been really nice. I’m off again for Winter Break for two weeks starting this afternoon, and then reality hits in January. For right now, I’m just enjoying knowing Ellie is having a great time all day with her grandparents, getting to run with my […]

Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Smart people tend to read recipes carefully, sometimes more than once. They definitely don’t mix up cooking time and cooling time, leading to hideously burn candied nuts. Ugh. Those were supposed to be a hostess gift for the Christmas party we went to this weekend, but nope, I burned […]

Eggnog Cupcakes

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This weekend wasn’t just about running, even though that consumed a lot of it. We also went to the oh-so-festive tree lot at the Target parking lot to get our Christmas tree! There was a lengthy discussion about whether a Noble or a Douglas was better (my family always gets […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Shortbread

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I may have been all about healthy meals for the first few days after Thanksgiving, but now I’m in full on holiday treat mode. Good thing I’m balancing it with a bunch of yoga and running (and not being at home with plenty of hours to devote to baking […]

Peppermint Oreos

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Wednesday night, we took Ellie on her first plane flight. I was afraid she’d scream the whole time, but she did great (I think Sophie the giraffe helped). She was alert and happy the whole time we were waiting at the airport, and then fell asleep as we were […]

Almond Biscotti

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I was shocked that this was one of the first cookies to disappear when I brought a plate of about 5 different kinds to work. I mean, yeah, it’s good, but I would never choose a non-chocolate cookie first! I guess diversity in cookie preferences is good. For some […]

Mocha Crinkles

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As I was putting together my holiday cookie tin I realized there was a severe problem. Not enough chocolate. And then I realized there was another severe problem. I was already out of butter. Fortunately there are a few cookies you you can make without butter, and this is […]

Peppermint Bark

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This is so simple it’s ridiculous, but it’s an awesome, crowd-pleasing, 3-ingredient treat that is festive and GOOD! I was up at 7 AM yesterday to begin my baking marathon. First step? 1 pound of butter into the mixer (not for this recipe…for some cookies) I think I went […]

Mint Chocolate Brownie Bites

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One of these days, I’m going to make healthy “cookies” – like with dates and walnuts and carob and stuff. But this weekend, I was in a Christmas baking mood, and the discovery of these little gems (for only $2 at Target!) inspired me to throw together some brownies […]

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