Category Archives: Cookies – Bar Cookies and Brownies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Remember when I pointed out a few weeks ago that cashew butter could be used to make extra-chewy cookies? It turns out that the very same property carries over to brownies, although this time I used peanut butter instead of cashew butter for something a little bit different. Besides – who doesn’t like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? It wouldn’t be such a ... Read More »

Chewy, Chunky Blondies

I know that I just recently made something from Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours, but as I flipped through the book I bookmarked over a dozen recipes that I wanted to try, so here is another one. This recipe appealed to me both because I like blondies and because there is so much good stuff packed into these. A blondie ... Read More »

Almond Chocolate Chip Bars

I wanted to try this recipe for a very long time. Land O’ Lakes (yes, the butter company) has a great recipe section on their website and I frequently browse through it when I don’t have anything in particular in mind to make. Their pictures are tempting and since this is the very first entry in their Bars and Brownies section, it stared up at ... Read More »

Melt-in-your-Mouth Shortbread

There is something so delicious about shortbread, beyond just the flavor. I think it’s the simplicity that makes it so appealing, that a few basic, simple ingredients can come together into an amazing product. And that description is not over-the-top if you have had good shortbread. I am of the opinion that everyone should know how to make shortbread. It is incredibly easy and you ... Read More »

Rocky Road Brownies and Baker’s Edge

Ever since I saw the s’mores brownies in an issue of Cook’s Country last year, I wanted to try them. Unfortunately, not only did I completely forget about them, but when I finally got around to trying the recipe, I didn’t have any graham crackers to make the crust with. Rather than make my own grahams, I decided to go a different route by making ... Read More »

Monkey Bars

As far as I can tell, “monkey bars” are a name that is sometimes applied to banana bread baked as a bar-type cake rather than in a loaf pan. The real distinction in this case between a “bar” and a “cake” is the thickness, as the banana bars are not as thick as a banana cake would be. Monkey bars are just a really cute ... Read More »

Oatmeal Crunch Squares

I realise that I don’t do very many”bar cookies” on baking sheet. Sure, I have brownies and blondies, if you count those, but I think the world of bar cookies has a lot more to offer than the basics. The reason I don’t do more of these is that cookies generally tend to be easier to store and take less time to bake. Somehow, whenever ... Read More »

Perfect Fudgy Brownies

Too cakey, too dry, too dense, too wet, too greasy, too many nuts, not enough nuts. What is the perfect brownie? I sincerely thing that everyone has a different mindset when it comes to brownies. Some people like them to be like a moist, dense, chocolate cake, while others prefer them to be a sort of lightened fudge. There are some who won’t eat them ... Read More »

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