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Sunshine Kisses

Here’s another recipe coming at you from the one and only Valerie Evans. Well, technically I guess there are like, a lot of Valerie Evans(es?) but this one is my Valerie Evans. I googled her name. Yeah. There’s lots of you out there named Valerie Evans. Hey, y’all! Then I got curious and googled my name …. and Taylor Swift popped up. I was like, *shoulder shrug* Anyway… let’s talk cookies! These cookies make me kind of happy. Because they are yellow and easy and fast and deli

Cutler’s Mint Chocolate Cookies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friends! St. Patrick’s Day has this weird way of making me want to eat a lot of green stuff. But not like, good for me green stuff like vegetables and salads. But, bad for me green stuff like Key Lime Pie (check this one out!!) and these Mint Chocolate Cookies. It also coerces me to turn foods that shouldn’t be green, green. Like eggs? Eggs should NOT be green. But… but… I wanna!! My toddler would freak out if her eggs were green! But then, of cour

Cutler’s Cookies

Cutler’s Cookies, yo! They are insanely delicious and I think it’s insanely cool that they posted this insanely awesome recipe on their insane web-site. Their website isn’t actually insane but I just had this thing going, and I didn’t really want to ruin it. These cookies are made with cake flour instead of all-purpose and it makes the cookies super soft and fluffy and delicious. The peanut butter chips in these suckers are like little gooey pockets of heaven. And seriously,

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heaven knows I love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have been on the hunt for the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world, and I have come to the conclusion that while it totally exists, it only exists on a personal level. It varies from person to person. I don’t think it’s possible to have one chocolate chip cookie recipe that is universally favored by everyone. In fact, there was a study done about this, and they found that people were more likely to lean towa

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

This time of year is my fav. And this year has been especially magical now that Baby Girl knows what’s going on. I mean, don’t get me wrong. She got it last year ON Christmas day… but the build up is half the fun and this year she’s making every minute count. Like, literally. She asks me about thirty times per day if she can open up her presents now and I’ll say, “Not until Christmas my perfect, beautiful little cherub.” And then she says, “Okay. Five minutes.” And because it

Better Than Swig Sugar Cookies

I’ve done it. I’ve made Swig sugar cookies better than Swig. I adore these cookies. I’m kind of sad that I don’t have one in my mouth right this second, actually. I have never been a huge fan of sugar cookies because if I wanted to lick a giant bowl of straight sugar then I would just lick a giant bowl of straight sugar instead of eat a sugar cookie. These actually have FLAVOR. The frosting on top is a perfect accompaniment to the not so sweet cookie. These are seriously a dr

No-Bake Pumpkin Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

I’m pretty sure everyone in America is digging pumpkin right now. I know I am. Are people in other countries as obsessed with pumpkin as we are? No? GET WITH THE TIMES, WORLD. I don’t know where you live, but where I live we’re still cookin’ at about 90 degrees some days. I’m wanting to break out my scarves and boots and my cocomotion only to step out my door and melt Indiana Jones style. (If you know what I’m talking about, good on ya. If you don’t, YouTube it. Or don’t YouT

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe that I have over 250 recipes on this site, and I have yet to post a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe? Unbelievable! These chocolate chip cookies are my go-to because they are simple. They are crispy around the outsides, super soft on the insides and to make it even better, this recipe makes a butt-load of cookies. So, basically for every other normal human on the planet, that means that you get to freeze a bunch of cookies so that you can have a cookie or

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Holy crap you guys. I may never bake normal cookies again*. These were crazy easy, crazy fast and CRAZY gooey! Gooey cookies make my heart go all pitter patter. Sorry I’ve only been catching you guys once or twice per week lately. Nesting has hit, and it has hit HARD. There have been power tools involved. Nesting has spilled from the nursery into Baby Girl’s room and out into the remainder of my home. Mr. T has been busy running crazy after the cyclone that is me. Poor guy. I

Sour Cream Cookies

Spring is my jam. Especially being a mom. The amount of TV we watched during the winter was almost deplorable. I guess that’s what you get when you have 2 months of morning sickness during winter time. But Spring is upon us and I couldn’t be more pumped. I especially love when fresh fruit starts making it’s epic comeback. I want to put it on all of the things. These berries are AMAZING on top of these Sour Cream Cookies. The cookies themselves are not overly sweet, and neithe

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

So… I’ve been thinking, and we need to have a little chat (Did that sound a little softer than, “We need to talk.”?? I think I pee my pants a little whenever someone tells me, “We need to talk.” Am I right?). So, here’s the deal. Up to this point, this blog has been all about what we are having for dinner, and what we are having for dessert, and what I’m stuffing into my hungry volleyball girls and things I make for my wild little boy scouts… but I feel like it’s time to chal

Cowboy Cookies

Everyone else’s first blog post of the year is all about health. Maybe it’s a smoothie, or maybe it’s a salad. But I guess this is what makes me different from everybody else. A nice cookie with never go out of style. Don’t get me wrong, I mean, after months of binging on sugar, a nice salad sounds crazy delicious. But someone’s gotta bring the treats, right? And also I don’t have any other pictures stored since I was kind of dying for a while… so there’s that confession. Thi

Soft Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

SOFT BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES WITH BROWN SUGAR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING Now that’s a mouthful. Speaking of mouthful. I wish I had a mouthful of these cookies right now. Am I the only person that buys bananas with the intention of allowing them to ripen up? What? People actually eat bananas when they aren’t smashed up, mixed with sugar and flour and then baked into a delicious treat? Weird. JK, dawg. I actually eat a lot of bananas. I use bananas to sweeten almost every single smoo

Chocolate Cream Pie Cookie Cups

As I was scrolling through Pinterest one day I beheld the most magnificent title there ever was: Chocolate Cream Pie Cookie Cups. Let’s break this down. Chocolate: Who doesn’t love chocolate? Crazy people. That’s who. Cream: If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a fan. BIG. FAN. Pie: There are no words for my love of pie. Again. Who doesn’t like pie? Same people who don’t like chocolate. Please refer to the statement above. Cookie: The ultimate brin

M&M Cookies

If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of M&M’s. Then I wrapped them in sugar and butter and now I can’t get enough of them. These cookies are big and soft and the hard shell surrounding the chocolate candies gives the most satisfyingly delicate crunch. These bad boys are the real deal. Putting candy in cookies will change your life. I’m stoked for Halloween because it’s like an invitation to put all the candy in all the things. And now I have a kid, so I

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Filling Cake Cookies

I feel like I may have been somewhat of a tease on Friday. I dangled this obviously flawless and delicious cheesecake in front of you and then didn’t even give you the recipe. Maybe once I can figure it out then I’ll feel like I can give out the recipe. I would never ask ya’ll to do something that I couldn’t do! Even though I’m sure most of you are much more talented than I am. I feel like I can fake it pretty well around here, though. That’s the story, right? Fake it ’til yo

Vanilla Cookies

I live in a weird neighborhood. I just walked out my back door and the kids that live in the house behind me were running around outside. One of the little girls was singing at the top of her lungs, opera style “IIIIII JJJUUUUSSSTT PPPEEEEEEEEEEEEDDD ONNNN MYYYY FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTT!!!!!!!” I stood there waiting for the red curtain to come down when she turned and our eyes met. I broke eye contact and immediately turned around and went back into my house and she stoo

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

I didn’t think chocolate chip cookies could get any better. And then Averie Cooks had to go ahead and dump a bunch of cream cheese into them. Now they are magical. Can I just talk to you guys about how awkward of a human I can be for a second? The other day, I went to my neighbor’s house to drop something off and they invited me inside to chat with them. A couple of their kids were finishing eating dinner so they brought me into the dining room and they sat down while talkin

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

YOU GUYS. These cookies are INSANE. They are everything that a peanut butter cookie should be. Soft, gooey, and the Reese’s Pieces add the most amazing texture and a subtle crunch. They are just… mind-blowing. Honestly, I have never really loved candy. I was the kid who would save my Halloween candy for a time that I felt more like eating it, and then I would find it the next Halloween. Untouched. But if I had known that I could have baked all of that candy into delicious coo

Lemon Cookies

Spring has officially sprung here in Utah. Or at least it pretended to spring and faked us all out. Don’t jerk me around like that, Spring. I thought we had an understanding. Stop toying with my emotions. I can pretend to be upset, but we all know how temperamental Utah weather can be. It’s the tired, hungry two year old of the seasons. You never know when the next melt-down is going to happen, but you just KNOW that crap is about to hit the fan. So, if we can’t have spring o

 

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