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Recipe: Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Decadent chocolate sandwich cookies can be filled with your favorite filling. I used chocolate ganache and peanut butter to fill mine. Other filling ideas are jam or marshmallow cream. The cookies are firm, but still chewy. With chocolate ganache, the double dose of chocolate make them extra rich and delicious. Cookie Ingredients 2 c plus 2 Tbsp flour 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 c. (2 sticks) softened butter 1 3/4 c. sugar…

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

A pumpkin spice cream cheese swirl really enhances this basic brownie recipe. Perfect when the weather turns cooler and pumpkin season is upon us! The rich chocolatey brownie pairs really well with pumpkin. The cream cheese swirl adds a tartness that goes well with the sweet brownie. You will be whining for more! Ingredients ½ cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ tsp Kahlua or coffee liqueur 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup all purpose flour…

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin season is here! In the fall, I always {over}indulge in anything pumpkin. These Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are so easy. They are guaranteed to be a hit at your next Halloween party, School or church bake sale or Thanksgiving dinner. Only 3 ingredients for the cupcakes make it quick and easy. Since I am using a box mix for the cupcakes, I like to make my own cream cheese icing, but you can certainly top with store bought icing. Cupcake…

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Recipe: Rich, Gooey Caramel Brownies

Making homemade brownies is a lot easier than you might think. The coffee flavored liqueur in these intensifies the chocolate and caramel. These brownies are so rich and gooey, a little will go a long way! For this recipe, I setup a double boiler type system because I use that to melt the butter and the caramels. Start by boiling water in a medium sauce pan and then use mixing bowls as the “top” of the double boiler, make sure…

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Recipe: Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Lactation Cookies

I have tried many oatmeal lactation cookie recipes over the years. When I nursed my second child, I really struggled with low supply. After experimenting, combining ideas from several different recipes, I put together this recipe. Most oatmeal lactation cookie recipes include ground flax seed. But, I thought the extra crunch of the whole flax seeds was better. Also, I find that the ground flax seed can make the dough too dry if it isn’t incorporated well enough. 1. I start…

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