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Pecan Sandies

December 20, 2014
Pecan Sandies - dense but soft, lightly sweetened cookies with toasty pecans, a touch of almond extract, and a good dusting of powdered sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

These cookies were meant to be on the blog two long years ago, but for two years in a row I forgot to post them during Christmastime, which I felt needed to be done. If you haven’t heard of sandies before, they also go by “mexican wedding cookies” and “snowball cookies”, which I find extremely confusing since all of […]

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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Peppermint Mocha Kahlua Ganache

December 16, 2014
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Peppermint Mocha Kahlua Ganache | www.brighteyedbaker.com

THESE COOKIES. They’ve already made an appearance on the blog’s Instagram twice, which is just another way of saying that I’m obsessed with how cute they are. I usually just go for the classic (and easy) drop cookie, so when I actually put in the effort to do something a little fancier – like these […]

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Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies

December 14, 2014
Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies  -  the ultimate Christmas cookie at its best: soft and laced with a perfect balance of warm spices. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have a limited amount of patience for roll-out cookies, which is why you don’t see them making an appearance on the blog very often. But apparently in the name of Christmas (and REALLY good cookies) I’m willing to put in the extra effort and chill, roll, cut, repeat like it’s no big deal. This is […]

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Pecan & Date Oatmeal Cookies

November 11, 2014
Pecan & Date Oatmeal Cookies - Hearty, flavor-packed, cinnamon-spiced oatmeal cookies that just happen to be 100% whole wheat and butter-free; you'd never know it though! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There are chocolate chip cookie people and then there are oatmeal raisin cookie people, and I’m definitely, 100%, on team chocolate chip cookie. (I’m pretty sure my love of chocolate is extremely obvious, so many of you could probably guess this already – it’s not exactly news.) What I’m actually trying to get at here is that […]

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 9, 2014

Hellllooooo BEST COOKIES EVER. Actually there are wayyyy too many good cookies in the world to possibly choose a single best, but these are definitely up there on my top shelf. I love these Soft-Baked M&M cookies more than words can explain, and there are a few recipes I’ve yet to share that are every bit as […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies with Salted Chocolate Ganache

September 27, 2014
Peanut Butter Cookies with Salted Chocolate Ganache - two amazing flavors come together in one super-soft cookie. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #OXOGoodCookies

Peanut butter + chocolate + a touch of flaky sea salt – yes, yes, yes and please pass me two. This is for all the peanut butter cup lovers out there because if peanut butter cups were cookies, these would be them. They’re perfect little bites of super-soft peanut-butteriness topped with a swirl of silky […]

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Confession #139: I’m Stuck in Holiday Gear… Dark Chocolate Almond Florentines

December 3, 2013

Does anyone else feel like getting back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving is just rough? I’ve definitely been dragging my feet when it comes to accomplishing anything resembling work/real life. I just want to cruise straight into the winter holidays, bake cookies, drink peppermint mochas and ignore the fact that life isn’t a perpetual […]

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Bake a Difference: Soft-Baked M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 21, 2013

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I like cookies – a lot. And by cookies, I mean thick, soft, chocolate-laden cookies, with an emphasis on CHOCOLATE.   So basically, I’m in love with these: Soft-Baked M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookies… they’re thick, soft, chewy, and not only chocolate-laden, but M&M’s-laden. *Sigh* But today’s cookies have a […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies + Kallari Chocolate

September 7, 2013
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I seriously don’t know where the time is going. I just know that there doesn’t seem to be enough of it right now, which is why I’ve been sort of off-the-radar for the past week plus. I’m back though, with cookies, because… you just have to make time for cookies. Duh. BUT, today isn’t just about the […]

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Strawberry Frosted Ruffle Cookies

July 29, 2013
Strawberry Frosted Ruffle Cookies | brighteyedbaker.com

If you think about it, piping bags are a genius invention. They’re the key to making cupcakes all cutesy and eye-pleasing, plus they play their role decorating cakes and cookies too. Sometimes I make things just so I can pipe pretty designs on them and feel all sophisticated with my mad dessert presentation skills – […]

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