Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Nutella Cheesecake

I feel like I don't need to write anything about this recipe, because I doubt anyone will read it. There's a giant piece of nutella cheesecake just taunting you, begging to be eaten! Not to worry, if you can mix cream cheese and nutella together, you can make this recipe. Quick, easy, and oh-so satisfying. 

Also, toasted hazelnuts? Heaven. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mini Chocolate Chip Double Doozies

So, I have a confession to make--I am absolutely obsessed with sandwich cookie recipes! These cute little cookies are sandwiched with homemade buttercream icing (leftover from my valentine's cupcakes) and they are easily in the top five list of recipes I've made thus far! 

Sandwich cookies are, by nature, a little labor intensive. These can be made easier by using store-bought icing, but they're sooo good like this! The key is to make these a day before hand and let the cookies sit for a day in a tupperware container, then they absorb the moisture from the icing and get irresistibly soft!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

I'll be the first to admit that cupcakes aren't my favorite baked good. I love the idea of them--it's a bite-sized cake, it's perfect for easy transportation, distribution, and consumption. I just haven't masted these little guys like I have the cookie. But I continue to try. 

These are made with pudding mix, which makes the cupcakes themselves a little bit moister than regular cupcakes. I've included a recipe for a delicious homemade buttercream frosting. I know frosting often seems rather intimidating to make at home, but this recipe (like most) is really simple! You just have to be patient.

And as I side note, can I say I love this first picture, because it looks like a whole bunch of cupcakes from another gang has come to beat up this little guy..

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Nutella chocolate chip cookies are some of my favorite I've ever made! They've got a nice crunchy first bite, but they practically melt in your mouth--I'd consider them a cross between a shortbread and a regular brown-sugar based chocolate chip cookie. What's better is that they are super easy to make! I think these would go nicely with hot chocolate, too.. or coffee!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Chocolate M&M Cookies

Full disclosure: these were supposed to be red velvet cookies in honor of Valentine's day. But, I'm adaptable. I didn't put enough red food dye in these, so they turned into simple chocolate cookies. I think they're still plenty festive and they still tasted good! So here you have it: Valentine's M&M chocolate cookies!

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