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Cheesecake Cookies

This past week I was on Twin Cities Live for their 12 Days of Cookies that airs each year around the holidays. I made these cheesecake cookies, and wanted to include them here as well because they are so delicious. On the show I didn‘t add the chocolate drizzle, but I made them again this weekend and liked the added touch. They are good either way (you could even swirl in some jam or curd to the filling). Other recipes you may enjoy: Pan-Ba

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Cinnamon Rolls

**I‘m re-posting my Cinnamon Roll recipe to the front page, after it was featured on The Kitchn today. I‘ve included the sweet dough recipe and an option to print the recipe below. ** I‘m posting the cinnamon roll recipe from my book here today, as many of you have been looking for it after the Pancake Princess declared it winner of her Cinnamon Roll Bake Off (yay!). I had the rolls in a different form here, but since the reci

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Circle Cinnamon Swirl Bread + Circle Toasting Bread

I‘ve been baking quite a bit of bread the last few weeks (along with everyone else) and was inspired to try making circle bread after seeing a commenter on Amazon mention they made a similar bread out of two Almond Cake Loaf Pans and some metal clips (thank you, Diana!). Lo and behold, it worked like a charm, and circle bread is now a thing‘ at our house. I posted a photo on Instagram and had quite a few people asking how to make it,

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Whole Meyer Lemon Meringue Bars

I‘ve been working hard the last few weeks on finishing up projects, finishing book edits (my cookie book comes out October 2020!), working on posts for Breadin5, and helping my kids with distance learning (which seems like another full-time job). I haven‘t had much time to bake from some of the beautiful cookbooks I received the last few months, but I finally was able to sneak in some time and made these beautiful bars from Susan Spun

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Pan-banging Sugar Cookies + A Giveaway!

Pan-banging sugar cookies! This is a recipe from my new cookbook, 100 Cookies, which comes out August 25th. Along with the recipe, I am excited to announce that I am partnering with Nordic Ware for a giveaway over on Instagram in celebration of the book. I am a huge Nordic Ware fan and love and use all their pans in my kitchen. The giveaway package includes one of each: a copy of the 100 Cookies print book, Nordic Ware Half Sheet Pan, a Nordic Wa

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chocolate mint cake (otherwise known as candy cane cake)

This is an older post, originally posted in 2011, that I‘m highlighting this December. My daughter and I were looking through old blog posts, trying to decide on a birthday dessert for her upcoming day, and she died laughing at how terrible the photos were for this post (they were pretty bad). So I remade the cake this week updating not only the photos, but the recipe as well. I‘ve used peppermint candies here instead of candy canes (

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pan-banging chocolate chip cookies

The original Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookie, as featured in the NYTimes. This recipe first appeared in my Vanilla Bean Baking Book. TROUBLESHOOTING 1. What even is pan-banging? Bakers tapping their cookie pans in the oven isn‘t new, of course, but the pan-banging technique I use here is unique in that the pan is tapped in the oven every few minutes, creating ripples on the edge of the cookie. This creates two textures in the cookie: a c

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100 COOKIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AUGUST 2020 BUT YOU CAN PRE-ORDER TODAY!

I‘m so excited to share with you the cover of my new cookbook, 100 Cookies! My cookbook (originally slated to come oucookbookt October 2020) will be out August 2020, and is available for PREORDER. Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive-there‘s a foolproof recipe for everyone in this book.The book is filled with 100 recipes, including classics such as Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin, and Chocolate Chip, but also includes M

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Receive 10 Bonus Recipes When You Preorder 100 Cookies!

100 Cookies goes on sale August 25th, and as a special thank you for pre-ordering, you can receive an ebook of 10 bonus recipes! One of the new recipes included is the Brown Butter Cookie Dough Skillet Brownie creation that I posted on Instagram a few weeks back (see photo below), as well as a handful of other recipes that didn‘t make it into the book: Espresso Irish Cream Brownies, Lime Chocolate Poppy Seed Sables (and a new Pan-Banging re

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Raspberry Caramel Bubble Bread with Cream Cheese Icing

I officially turned in my manuscript and all my photographs for my third cookbook (a holiday baking book, out Fall 2021) and have found myself rather lost, wandering into the kitchen wanting to bake but also wanting to take a break. I did sneak in last week and make this Raspberry Caramel Bubble Bread, which turned out to be very delicious and a perfect summer treat, especially with our raspberry bushes currently exploding with fresh berries. Als

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