Category Archives: Cookies – Bar Cookies and Brownies

Boneyard Brownies with Dark Chocolate Frosting

Boneyard Brownies

Perhaps it is a little over-the-top to call these brownies “Boneyard Brownies,” but, since we are getting close to Halloween, I think that adding a little bit of drama to what is otherwise a good – if undramatic – dessert is just fine. I turned this batch of brownies into boneyard brownies by topping them with dark chocolate frosting and lots of Scary Bones Sprinkles! ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Blondies with Pistachios and Cherries

Blondies with CCs, Cherries and Pistachios

Blondies are one of my favorite bar cookies to make. They have all the flavor of a good, buttery chocolate chip cookie with the rich, tender texture of a brownie – with a bit less chocolate, of course. They’re very versatile cookies and you can mix almost anything into them. This is probably why I tend to get a little carried away when I bake ... Read More »

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska, innards!

I don’t usually trot out a big plate of brownies for dessert on a special occasion (although occasionally one will slip in there!), but brownies can be the basis for a fabulous and elegant dessert: Baked Alaska. Baked Alaska is a dessert that consists of a brownie base topped with ice cream, then covered in meringue and baked until browned. The “alaska” part of the ... Read More »

Chewy Salted Pecan and Chocolate Chip Squares

Chewy Pecan Bars

There are some recipes that I’ve tried out thinking that they won’t really work out, when it seems like they’re missing an ingredient or the instructions are very strange. Sometimes, they really are missing an ingredient, but other times, the recipes really surprise me and Maida Heatter’s Pecan Chews, from Maida Heatter’s Great Cookies, fell into this category the first time I tried them years ... Read More »

Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownies

Dark and Milk Chocolate Brownies

Maybe it’s not fashionable to admit it anymore, but I like milk chocolate. I like that it is creamy and sweet, with a good balance of darker chocolate and dairy notes. I tend to think that it is under-appreciated when it comes to baking these days because some people are so set on dark chocolate that they overlook milk even in applications where it would ... Read More »

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodles are a classic American cookie, a bake-sale staple. They’re essentially sugar cookies that have been rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking, which gives them a crisp and flavorful crust to contrast a moist, sweet interior. This recipe gives that classic a little twist by turning the cookies into a batch of blondies. What makes these blondies as opposed to just cookies in bar form ... Read More »

Black and White Brownie Bars

Black and White Chocolate Bars

This is definitely a recipe for chocolate lovers. Black and White Brownie Bars are brownie-like cookie bars that are packed with both semisweet and white chocolate, giving them a beautiful black and white look and a even better flavor. I like them because they make an impact when they’re put out on the dessert tray, of course, but I also like the way that the ... Read More »

Butterscotch Bars with Pecans

Butterscotch Bars

If you’re ever in need of a very simple and very addictive bar cookie, these Butterscotch Bars with Pecans might just be for you. These bars have just a few ingredients, but really capture a great butterscotch flavor with a lot of brown sugar and just a bit of butter. The bars are very thin and sweet enough to be candy-like on their own because ... Read More »

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