desserts

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

June 16, 2017
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies - Super thick and fudgy, extra-chocolatey cookies loaded with mint chocolate chips and chunks of Andes mints.

Welcome back to the collection of very old recipes that I’m finally getting around to posting, chocolate chip cookie edition. If you’ve been reading the blog lately or follow me on Instagram, chances are you’ve noticed that cookies are 100% not a part of my diet at the moment (sad face), so if you’re wondering […]

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Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

April 26, 2017
Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I don’t bake layer cakes all that often because (let’s be real) I don’t need an entire cake sitting in my fridge for me to eat by myself, but every once in awhile I’ll pick a special occasion and use it as an excuse to make one. Part of that is honestly because I feel like I […]

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Pumpkin Spice Fluffernutter Cookie Sandwiches + A Giveaway!

October 26, 2016
Pumpkin Spice Fluffernutter Cookie Sandwiches | www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO. Don’t even know where to start with this post. Do I mention that it’s been an entire month since I shared that s’mores milkshake? Do I point out that I’ve posted a total of *zero* fall recipes this fall and it’s almost November? Do I admit that I’ve kind of had this recipe in the […]

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Mocha Peanut Butter S’mores Milkshake {GF}

September 29, 2016
Mocha Peanut Butter S'mores Milkshake | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Even though it’s almost October (how did this happen?!) the weather still feels pretty summer-like in California and, let’s be honest, the ice cream vibes are still strong. Of course like the really good food blogger I am I’ve posted a total of *zero* ice cream recipes this summer, but I’m attempting to semi make […]

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Double-Buckwheat Double-Chocolate Cookies

September 13, 2016
Double-Buckwheat Double-Chocolate Cookies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m struggling to comprehend how fast time seems to be going by lately. You don’t always realize it until some once-a-year event happens that makes you think back to that same time last year, which truly only feels like a couple months ago in my mind. Every year I team up with OXO for their […]

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Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers {GF} + A Giveaway!

June 21, 2016
Raspberry Hazelnut Financiers - Super-soft French hazelnut teacakes studded with juicy raspberries, plus a creamy chocolate-hazelnut center. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There’s something to say about a recipe you can tweak so many times in just a few little ways and end up with a post-worthy finished product every time. Of c0urse in saying that, I’m admitting to the fact that I sometimes cheat and re-purpose my own recipes over and over, but does it really matter if […]

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Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers {Dairy-Free}

July 17, 2015
Individual Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Cobblers - mini cobblers loaded with juicy blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, with a chewy, cookie-like topping. Dairy-free and refined-sugar free! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So you know that whole crisp/crumble/cobbler confusion – which is which is which? This is where the lines really get blurry. These mini berry-laden desserts were originally intended to be crumbles – except by my definition the proper word would be crisps since they don’t have any oats in the topping – but then you […]

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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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Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting + Minted. Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

January 27, 2014
Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting + a $100 Minted. #giveaway! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Rose cupcakes and a Valentine’s Day Minted giveaway… I’d say Monday is off to a pretty sweet start, wouldn’t you? There’s all kinds of good stuff going on here today: perfect chocolate-chocolate chip cupcakes, an incredible strawberry cream cheese frosting that will knock your socks off, and $100 towards Valentine’s Day cards from Minted. – because […]

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DIY Marshmallow Creme

March 15, 2013
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A few month ago I made homemade marshmallows for the first time. They were fluffy and airy and incredibly easy to make. I used them in some awesome s’mores ice cream sandwiches and was totally smitten with the fact that I could make my own marshmallows from now on. Fast forward to now and I’ve found […]

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