cookies, brownies & squares archive

raspberry/blackberry oat breakfast bars

I guess I’ve been on a bit of a breakfast kick lately. I usually like my weekday breakfasts to be relatively no-fuss yet healthy affairs and these bars certainly fit the bill. They do look a bit deceptive, however. If…

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seriously intense cocoa nib brownies

One of the easiest things to bake are brownies. I’ve always used the recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home since it always provides seriously awesome results. In fact, it’s actually foolproof – I know because I’ve totally goofed the…

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salted butterscotch oatmeal cookies

Last week my good old friend left Vancouver and headed back to the South. The night before she left, I decided to make some cookies for her to take back on the plane. If she had to leave the sunny…

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vegan-ish sandwich cookies + portland (+ big changes)

I made these cookies well before the holiday rush way back in early December. I had a friend coming over for dinner and wanted something special for dessert. I had spotted these “no-reos” a few days earlier on a new-to-me…

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holiday baking & gift ideas

If you are like me, you probably haven’t started your holiday baking yet. I’m making plans but I just need a nice chunk of time to immerse myself in butter, chocolate and flour. To get myself started, I took a…

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lemon cornmeal shortbread cookies

I know, I know…another cookie recipe. Really, if that’s the worst thing in the world then I’m happy I’m living in a cookie-filled world. However, this cookie is a bit different from most cookies that I make. For one, it’s…

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chocolate chip maple walnut cookies

I think I have discovered my most favorite chocolate chip cookie ever. This one has it all: chocolate, nuts and that beloved chew and crisp that any true chocolate chip cookie worth its salt must have. It’s perfect. Plus, it’s…

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coffee crunch bar cookies

Sometimes all it takes is just a bit of peer pressure and I’m done in. No turning back. When I spotted these tempting baked goods in my Flickr stream and I had to find out more. I was warned by…

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