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52 Cookies in a Year

The Cookie Challenge // 2012 Recap

At the beginning of 2012 I decided to challenge myself. I wanted to learn how to bake cookies. I am … [Read More...]

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 52: Peppermint Crunch Cookies

I know it’s a little odd that I am writing this post on a Saturday night - but I needed to get my … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 51: Cinnamon Roll Cookies

This year I hadn't tackled cookies that had to be rolled into spirals.Something about it intimidated … [Read More...]

Hot Cocoa Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 50: Hot Cocoa Cookies

This year I participated in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap and had plenty of fun! It’s simple - you … [Read More...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

The Cookie Challenge // Week 49: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

As I wrote the title for this post I realized something. I only have 2 more cookie recipes to blog … [Read More...]

White + Milk Chocolate Walnut Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 48: White + Milk Chocolate Walnut Cookies

It took me most the week to get back in gear after the extra long Thanksgiving holiday - but I am … [Read More...]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 47: Apricot Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Yesterday I was prepping the entire apartment for some very special house guests. My Dad and Aunt … [Read More...]

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 46: Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This week I went to Target for just one thing - and next thing you know I start picking up more and … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 45: White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Today I have nothing fun or witty to say. It’s Friday and I know that it won’t be the best day. Life … [Read More...]

Red Velvet + Spice Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 44: Red Velvet + Spice Cookies

Question of the Day: How do you feel about store bought cake mix? I feel like most people frown … [Read More...]

S'mores Cookies from Martha Stewart

The Cookie Challenge // Week 43: S’mores Cookies

Hi, my name is Melissa and I blog here sometimes. Not sure if you remember me. ;) This week I have … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies - Cookie Challenge

The Cookie Challenge // Week 42: Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

Whenever I bake I get judgmental about my final product. I can get real judge-y about cookies, it’s … [Read More...]

Coconut Biscotti

The Cookie Challenge // Week 41: Coconut Biscotti

Remember the first time I made biscotti? After that - making biscotti has turned into my favorite … [Read More...]

Nutella Meringues

The Cookie Challenge // Week 40: Nutella Meringues

So I’ve been sitting in front of the computer for a few minutes trying to think of something clever … [Read More...]

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 39: Brown Sugar Pumpkin Cookies

I am all about not wasting food. It just feels all wrong. So remember the pumpkin chocolate cookie … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

The Cookie Challenge // Week 38: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

I made these cookie bars. It’s like baking a piece of autumn in your oven. It’s that intense. The … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 37: Peanut Butter Cookies

The peanut butter cookies happened. I got fancy and threw some melted chocolate on there. It was … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 36: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Thirty six cookies. I have never made so many different types of cookies in my life. And there is … [Read More...]

Brown Sugar Shortbread

The Cookie Challenge // Week 35: Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

I am all about a good recipe that keeps it simple - like these brown sugar shortbread cookies. Just … [Read More...]

Cake Batter Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 34: Cake Batter Cookies

On Thursday I woke up thinking it was Wednesday. So in my head I believed that I didn’t have to bake … [Read More...]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 33: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Baking oatmeal raisin cookies has taught me something about myself. It seems that I don’t know how … [Read More...]

Carrot Cake Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 32: Carrot Cake Cookies

Birthdays are all about a good slice of birthday cake with some delicious frosting – but why not add … [Read More...]

Nectarine Shortcake Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 31: Nectarine Shortcake Cookies

When I was getting ready to bake this week I noticed we still had a few nectarines in the fridge … [Read More...]

Sugar Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 30: Sugar Cookie Bars

I’ve always been a huge fan of sugar cookies. It’s not really a fancy cookie but it’s a true classic … [Read More...]

Coffee Cake Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 29: Coffee Cake Cookies

What’s not to love about Coffee Cake Cookies? Coffee – it’s what fuels me every morning and keeps … [Read More...]

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti

The Cookie Challenge // Week 28: Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti

I am on a biscotti kick! After making biscotti a few weeks ago I decided to try out another batch. … [Read More...]

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 27: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love bacon, plain and simple. The only reason breakfast even interested me is because I know that … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti - Week 26

The Cookie Challenge // Week 26: Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Yesterday I accomplished two amazing things that I’ve never done before. One – I made cinnamon … [Read More...]

Rose and Almond Meringue Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 25: Rose and Almond Meringue Cookies

A few months ago I made meringue for the very first time and loved the results so I decided to give … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust

The Cookie Challenge // Week 24: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with a Salty Pretzel Crust

Since I’ve started my cookie challenge the hardest part has been taking a decent picture. Some that … [Read More...]

Flourless Chocolate-Chip Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Cookie Challenge // Week 23: Flourless Chocolate-Chip Cookies

There was a time in life when I was a planner. Never just winged it and always had things in … [Read More...]

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 22: Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Strawberries are in season so I thought it would be fun to add a little fruit to some cookies. I … [Read More...]

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 21: Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

This week I learned a few things: 1 // Going to bed at 2 am for a week is not a good idea and will … [Read More...]

Coconut-Almond Macaroons

The Cookie Challenge // Week 20: Coconut-Almond Macaroons

When it comes to grocery shopping in our household we really live on the edge. For some reason we … [Read More...]

Vanilla-Almond Granola Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 19: Vanilla-Almond Granola Cookies

I’ve always been a firm believer that cookies are allowed to be your breakfast. But then again I’ve … [Read More...]

M&M Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 18: M&M Cookies

This week I got to bake my cookies nice and early. The sun was shining bright and the cookies were … [Read More...]

Brown Sugar Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 17: Brown Sugar Cookies

Whoa, we are in 17 weeks and I am still going pretty strong. No major fails and best part is I am … [Read More...]

Almond Crescent Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 16: Almond Crescent Cookies

How many of you have eaten cookies for breakfast? Well if you haven’t I suggest you make these … [Read More...]

Cranberry-Milk Chocolate Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 15: Cranberry-Milk Chocolate Cookies

So this week the posting has been pretty light. Ok, light is being nice. I posted once. On Monday. … [Read More...]

Nutella No Bake Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 14: Nutella No Bake Cookies

Hi, there. Think you have a minute so we could chat? Yeah? Awesome. Let’s chat about real life. … [Read More...]

Elderflower Cookies with Icing

The Cookie Challenge // Week 13: Elderflower Cookies with Icing

We are in week 13 of The Cookie Challenge that I start this year and I am feeling pretty good about … [Read More...]

Coconut Macaroons

The Cookie Challenge // Week 12: Macaroons

Macarons or Macaroons? It’s just a one letter different but the two can’t be compared. Macarons are … [Read More...]

Meringue Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 11: Meringue Cookies

Have you ever encountered yourself with the “what the heck am I supposed to do with all these egg … [Read More...]

Nutella Sandwich Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 10: Nutella Sandwich Cookies

I got home for work with a task in mind – make cookies. So as I am getting things ready in the … [Read More...]

Snickerdoodle Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 9: Snickerdoodle!

Do you ever have trouble spelling a word that seems pretty easy for everyone else to spell … [Read More...]

Nutella Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 8: Nutella Cookies

Hi, there! I think we should talk about Nutella today. It’s pretty amazing – but I just don’t think … [Read More...]

Chewy Chocolate White Chocolate Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 7: Chewy Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The in-laws were in town this past weekend so I decided to greet them with a plate of fresh cookies … [Read More...]

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 6: Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Let me tell you something about these cookies – if you are on a diet, trying to avoid sweets, or … [Read More...]

Swedish Honey Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 5: Swedish Honey Cookies

As many of you already know, I started my first real-deal grown up job this Wednesday. It’s been … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 4: Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was going to make cookies nice and early when the sun was out so I could take advantage of the … [Read More...]

Blue Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 3: Blue Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

Yesterday I had to improvise and get a little creative. With no time to go grocery shopping I had to … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 2: Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

You know that moment when you read on a recipe “place dough 2 inches apart…" and you just laugh and … [Read More...]

Week 1 - Sugar Cookies

The Cookie Challenge // Week 1: Classic Sugar Cookies

As I mentioned earlier this week, I decided to do a 52 Week challenge. I see that many bloggers take … [Read More...]