Category Archives: Cookies – Bar Cookies and Brownies

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust

If you’re a tropical fruit fan, these Passion Fruit Cheesecake Bars are sure to be a hit in your home. The bars have a creamy cheesecake layer that sits on top of a coconut shortbread crust, so you get two layers of tropical flavor. The topping contains a generous amount of fresh passion fruit pulp and the floral sweetness of the fruit stands out nicely ... Read More »

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

One of the things that I love about bar cookies is that they are so quick and easy to make. Unlike regular drop cookies, there is no need to shape the dough or to bake in small batches. All you need to do is press the dough into your pan and bake. These Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are sure to satisfy any chocolate chip ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Blondies

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Blondies

Blondies are bar cookies that are similar in texture to brownies – dense and chewy – but don’t use cocoa powder or chocolate in the same way that brownies do. In fact, many of them don’t use chocolate at all. These Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Blondies do use chocolate and come so close to the texture of “traditional” brownies that I was tempted to ... Read More »

Sour Cream Lime Bars

The Best Sour Cream Lime Bars

During citrus season, I will fill my kitchen up with a wide variety of orange, lemon and lime baked goods, from muffins to pies. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite citrus because I like them all, but lately I have been doing even more baking with limes than usual. Limes find their way into Key Lime Pies more often than they do into ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem with this type of drink is that peppermint is a very strong flavor and it can sometimes overpower the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate. These Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips were inspired by that delicious holiday drink, ... Read More »

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Drizzle

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Drizzle

Pumpkin is a fantastic ingredient to bake with. Like bananas – another popular baking ingredient that is usually used as a puree – pumpkin is versatile. Not only does it make an excellent pie filling, but its high moisture content and mild sweetness translate well to all kinds of baked goods, from breads to cakes. These Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Drizzle might not be ... Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter Brownies

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter Brownies

One of my favorite pumpkin spice products to come out this season is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookie Butter. Cookie butter already has some natural spice to it, but that spice is mild and almost gets lost in the brown sugar base of the spread sometimes. Amping up the spice makes the TJ’s cookie butter very addictive, and the fact that it has real ... Read More »

Small Batch Pumpkin Pie Bars

Small Batch Pumpkin Pie Bars

I love pumpkin pie, but I find that I am – perhaps unsurprisingly – typically unable to eat an entire pumpkin pie by myself and need several people to share one with. During the holidays, it is not difficult to find a few people willing to share in a slice or two of pie, but it is a different story in the weeks leading up ... Read More »

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