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Peppermint Brownies with crushed candy canes have peppermint both inside and out for a perfect combination Don’t forget to throw in some white chocolate chips for a great Holiday treat.|butterandbaggage.com

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies with crushed candy canes have peppermint both inside and out for a perfect combination  Don’t forget to throw in some white chocolate chips for a great Holiday treat.  I always make these for Natalie on her birthday which is just a few weeks before Christmas.  Much to her chagrin, it always falls during […]

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A soft melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookie covered in cream cheese frosting that’s EASY to make and will remind you of fall, whatever the season. Add a little pumpkin spice to the frosting for that fabulous pumpkin pie flavor. |butterandbaggage.com

Pumpkin Cookies

I’m a crispy cookie kind of girl, soft cookies are just not my thing. Give me a crispy Potato Chip Cookie or crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie and I’m good to go. However, my girls are always asking for soft cookies, go figure. I decided to make these for them, not expecting to like them at […]

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You don’t have to wait for apricot season to enjoy sweet apricots. Apricot Bars with dried apricots are covered in a mouthwatering buttery shortbread crust of coconut and pecans. |butterandbaggage.com

Apricot Bars

My grandfather had an apricot tree in his backyard and every summer we would can and dry all the apricots we couldn’t eat. I’ve never been able to find apricots on the East coast like they grow in California. The ones we get in the grocery don’t even come close to what I remember. All […]

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If you're looking for brownies that are fudgy and not dry, you are going to LOVE these. Melissa Clark’s recipe is now my go-to PERFECT brownie recipe | butterandbaggage.com

Fudgy Brownies

Anytime I have something that doesn’t work out the way I expect it to, I’m on a mission to find a better recipe. I have cooked a few recipes out of Melissa Clark’s book, In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite and already have some favorites. She doesn’t have many desserts in the book but […]

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Cherry Streusel Bars are a wonderful way to showcase frozen cherries and they ship well if you want to share with a friend | butterandbaggage.com

Cherry Streusel Bars

I made these yummy streusel bars for my mom and mother-in-law last month. I was planning on making cookies, but for some reason, my cookies turned out flat, and while delicious, I didn’t want to send ugly cookies. After messing up the cookies, I was in a rush and needed something to put together quickly […]

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Sprinkle Blondies

Sprinkle Blondies

It’s been ages since I’ve posted a sprinkle recipe. We tried these out when Natalie was home for a bit before starting her internships this summer. We were looking for something that she could take back with her. These were so tasty, that I’m not sure she had many to take back by the end […]

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World Peace Cookies

World Peace Cookies

I’m surrounded by Carolina fans who are exuberant about their final four victory, while I’m still mopping about my Wildcat’s loss. Guess I’ll just eat chocolate and what better form then in a decadent rich chocolate cookie. These are Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies. They may not lead to world peace but they are great […]

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Pecan pie bars on a marble slab

Pecan Pie Bars

While my mother-in-law was visiting she shared this recipe for Pecan Pie Bars which I’ve never had before but sounded fabulous. Think of pecan pie with a pecan shortbread crust topped with a thin layer of chocolate, and that’s what you get with Pecan Pie Bars. She would make them for family car trips. It’s […]

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Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies

Yesterday was National Carrot Cake day and while I didn’t get a slice, it reminded me of this wonderful recipe for a cookie version. Carrot cake cookies are so much easier on your waistline then having a cake around. For some reason, if I have a cake in the house, I feel obligated to eat […]

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Vanilla Caramels using Tiny Cat Vodka or bourbon will convert you to making your own candy. Simple to make and perfect for gifts. |butterandbaggage.com

Vanilla Caramels

Continuing with my sweet theme, I thought I would try making caramels. I love the caramel sauce that I use for my dark and white chocolate bark, so this seemed the logical step. It seems a bit intimidating, but this recipe made it sound easy so I decided to take the leap. The recipe walked […]

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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies combine the BEST sprinkle cookie ever with some holiday decorations. Fun to decorate but even more fun to eat!! |butterandbaggage.com

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

I normally try to mix in dinner or vegetable posts with the dessert posts. However, I’ve been baking a lot and desserts are just so much better than broccoli. Taylor wanted to bake cookies for friends, so of course she went with her favorite cookie, Sprinkle Cookies. We updated them to Christmas Sprinkle Cookies by […]

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Peppermint Blondies taste just like Christmas. With a bit of crushed candy canes in the blondie and more in the frosting on top, it is just the perfect amount of peppermint. |butterandbaggage.com

Peppermint Blondies

It’s Christmas week and you need to be baking something with candy canes. I love Candy Cane Brownies, and so why wouldn’t peppermint blondies be fabulous. The blondies themselves are pretty standard with butter and white chocolate chips, but they have a small amount of crushed candy canes in the batter itself. They are finished […]

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