Hawaiian Tea Cookies

We were invited to our neighbor’s luau themed BBQ.   She asked us to bring our favorite appetizer.  I instantly thought of cookies.  That’s an appetizer, right? The first cookie that came to mind to match the luau theme were these Hawaiian tea cookies.  I had never heard of these cookies until my husband told me about them a few years ago.  They are his favorite cookie. These cookies are like sugar cookies filled with shredded coconut.  That’s what makes them Hawaiian I figure.  All I know is if you love buttery cookies and coconut then you’ll fall in love with these cookies. …

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Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

When I was a kid, my school cafeteria sometimes served a peanut butter and chocolate graham cracker square for dessert.  You could only get them on certain days and only if you bought the lunch.  They were so good that I’d specifically buy lunch on those days even if I didn’t like the lunch option.  Ever since that dessert, I’ve been a huge peanut butter and chocolate fan. These peanut butter frosted brownies take me back to when I was a kid and I adore them every bit as much as those cafeteria desserts.  These fudgy brownies are topped with sweet …

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with M&Ms and Chocolate Chips

The combo of peanut butter and chocolate has to be one of the most perfect combinations of all time.  I couldn’t resist taking my classic Soft Peanut Butter Cookie and turning it into a huge peanut butter chocolate party.  Chocolate, party of 2?  Oh yes, I went there, adding twice as much chocolate as a normal chocolate chip cookie.  It wasn’t enough for me to have just chocolate chips.  I also had to have miniature M&Ms too.  Have I mentioned that I adore chocolate?     😉 These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are packed with tons of chocolaty goodness. Soft Peanut Butter Cookies …

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Strawberry-Pecan Bars

There are many days where I wish I could press the “easy button.”  I’m sure you’ve been there.  How about making a dessert that’s almost as easy as pressing that button?  Meet these strawberry-pecan bars.  They use everyday ingredients, are easy to make, and they’re easy to eat.     😉 The cookie layers remind me of a soft buttery brown sugar shortbread.  As if that’s not awesome enough, there is a sweet layer of strawberry preserves in the middle. Strawberry-Pecan Bars Recipe (Makes about 24 servings) Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt …

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Chocolate Gooey Cookies

Today is the first post that shows off the fancy new watermarks on my photos!  Thanks to my awesome (nerd) husband for creating the program to allow me to do this!!  I love you so very much!     🙂 Now to official business…     😉 Yes, these cookies are just that…chocolate and gooey!  (Sometimes I just don’t know how I come up with these names.)  They are a perfect cross between a cookie, cake, and brownie.  Say what?  Yup, that’s a fact.  I’ll explain.     🙂 Chocolate Gooey Cookies Recipe (Makes 28 cookies) Note: Requires 2 hours …

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