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Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies!  Darlings, sharing this recipe is a Big Deal for me. Sometime over the past year and a half, I’ve realized I don’t plan to open my bakery again, at least not in the foreseeable future.…

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Hot Chocolate Macarons

The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart - delightful fireplace burning or not. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart – delightful fireplace burning or not.  Hot chocolate and soup are my two favorite cold weather comfort treats. When I see temperatures dropping, I make sure I have ingredients on hand for both hot chocolate from scratch and from a mix, and wait for the perfect chilly evenings to snuggle up on the couch sipping…

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Vegan Red Velvet Cookies

Perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or really any time you need a treat, these soft frosted vegan red velvet cookies are delightful! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or really any time you need a treat, these soft frosted vegan red velvet cookies are delightful! Late last January, I read about a challenge called “Veganuary” where one commits to a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. It’s touted as a good way to stick to healthier eating resolutions and try the vegan way of eating. I’m always up for a challenge, and…

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Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies - a perfect holiday twist on a childhood favorite cookie! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

In just a few hours, we turn our calendars to the month of December, which means that the holidays are officially here and it’s cookie season! Everyone to the kitchen! As you can imagine, I’m partial to this time of year, and look forward to planning the cookies I’m making. The lineup changes from year to year depending on my mood, but there’s always something new. This year, I had…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft and chewy salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are everything! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

These salted caramel chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and disappear in no time! They’re one of my favorite modern twists on the classic chocolate chip cookie. We’re in the middle of putting a lot of “finishing touches” in our home. Partially it’s because – 10+ years into marriage – we are slowly phasing out the hand-me-down furniture, and in part because many things just didn’t fit when we…

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Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Break out the cast iron and make an Earl Grey chocolate chip skillet cookie! This easy cookie cake is a perfect cool weather comfort dessert. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Break out the cast iron and make an Earl Grey chocolate chip skillet cookie! This easy cookie cake is a perfect cool weather comfort dessert. I absolutely adore using tea in my baking. Tea and sweets pair perfectly, so why not get creative and add the spices directly to baked goods? Last winter, a few blogger friends of mine posted skillet cookies, and I knew I needed to make one.…

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Gender Reveal Cookies

Go beyond cake with your gender reveal ideas! Gender reveal cookies are a unique way to share your baby's gender with a group, or with family and friends far away - they ship! * Recipe and Video Tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

Go beyond cake with your gender reveal ideas! Gender reveal cookies are a unique way to share your baby’s gender with a group, or with family and friends far away – they ship! Necessity is the mother of all invention, and when a friend wanted me to make a gender reveal cake for her before she actually knew the gender, I decided to get creative. Gender reveals are lots of…

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Painted Fall Leaves Sugar Cookie Tutorial

Painted Fall Leaves Sugar Cookie Tutorial * Video and Instructions on GoodieGodmother.com

Decorating festive autumn sugar cookies is easy with my painted fall leaves sugar cookie tutorial. Using either royal icing or fondant as a base, learn how to paint sugar cookies to create vibrant and beautiful designs. Shortly before I closed the bakery,  I began this phase where I wanted to paint EVERYTHING! If there was a way I could work painting into a design, I would do it. I loved…

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Star Wars Macarons: Chocolate Chili Macarons & Wild Orange Vanilla Bean

Whether you belong to the First Order or the Resistance, the Force is strong in these Star Wars Macarons! Recipes included for chili chocolate macarons and vanilla bean wild orange macarons. The post also contains a downloadable template for piping the macarons and making your stencils. This is a perfect Star Wars dessert for your favorite foodie. * GoodieGodmother.com

Whether you are for the First Order or a member of the Resistance, the Force is strong with these Star Wars macarons!   I am typing this with just hours left on May 4 (May the Fourth be with you), but I couldn’t let today go by without something Star Wars related. It was too perfect! Of course, I didn’t realize this a week or so ago because this year has been…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Cookies

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Cookies - Easy to make, even easier to eat! ;) * GoodieGodmother.com

Strawberry rhubarb pie cookies are perfect for springtime! They’re easy to make, and package beautifully for an easy edible gift.  This cookie recipe makes me happy. First, you’re making tiny little pies, which are always cute, and delicious, especially if you’re a crust lover like me. Second, you can choose your level of difficulty. You can make everything from scratch, or buy store bought, and either way the result is…

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Chocolate Coffee Stout Beer Cookies

Soft chocolate coffee stout beer cookies are the perfect treat for a beer lover! The beer taste is just right and blends perfectly with the chocolate. * GoodieGodmother.com

Think everything is better with beer? These chocolate coffee stout beer cookies are soft, have just the perfect hint of beer flavor balanced with the right amount of coffee and chocolate. I started baking with beer innocently enough, making cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day like just about everyone does. Then I branched out a bit and made some beer macarons from time to time when I had the bakery (I’ll…

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Soft Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Irrisistable, these soft vegan peanut butter cookies have a secret ingredient to make them just a bit better for you. ;) Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

It’s no joke, these soft vegan peanut butter cookies contain no oil or butter, but still manage to be everything you want in a soft peanut butter cookie!  I was craving peanut butter cookies one day, but I had some pumpkin puree I needed to use, and it was February, so making pumpkin cookies felt a little odd. Also, it wouldn’t have solved my craving for peanut butter cookies, so…

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