C is for Cookie

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Cookies don’t last long at my place, and I hear it’s a problem in other households as well. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular- cookies are so small and inoffensive that it’s easy to fool yourself into thinking that you’re just going to have one. The next thing you know, you’ve eaten half a dozen (and that’s just for breakfast!).

Tell me I’m not the only one that’s done that. Please.

So you understand now why it was pure torture for me participating in this week’s bake-off hosted by Sweet Spell. (Wanna see what we did last week? Click here for some outta-this-world cakes.) It was hard enough picking a recipe from my archive and the other contributions are all so delicious that the thought of them all in one place is enough to turn me into a blue, fuzzy monster. (We all know which one I’m talking about.)

Call me old-fashioned, but these Classic Oatmeal Cookies are still one of my go-to comfort foods, which is why I contributed it to our collection. Here’s what some of the other cookie monsters have been up to: (clockwise from top left)

These Shortbread Flower Cookies from I Want to Be a Cook are almost too pretty to eat, but you guys know that I love anything involving flowers.

Chiara’s Cream Cookie recipe over at Chiara’s Baking sounds so light and simple that I’m actually thinking about baking them this afternoon.

If you’re all about that chocolate, Natalie’s recipe for Triple Chocolate Cookies on her blog, Natalie Autumn, will satisfy your need. The peanut butter chips just make the whole thing!

I’m all sorts of jealous about Sweet Spell’s wicked baking skills especially when it comes to these Chocolate Shell Butter Cookies. My attempts at piped cookies have been nowhere near as good.

Pumpkin Pie and Me contributed a recipe for Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies that sounds ooey-gooey-good. Plus it’s just in time for Halloween!

If you’re in the mood for something completely different, Foodie on Board’s Olive, Rosemary and Parmesan Sablés sound like the perfect savory cookie to show off at your next gathering. I bet they’d also make great gifts.

Oh hey! There’s my Oatmeal Cookies again…how did those get in there?

Last but not least, The Recipe Hunter shared her tried, tested and true recipe for Chocolate Cookies. Yes, those are chocolates melted on top of the cookies. Yes, I’m already thinking of ways to use up leftover Halloween candy. (Who am I kidding? There’s never any leftover Halloween candy.)

 

Many thanks to Sweet Spell for once again rounding up a great collection of recipes (and great bloggers!) It’s a great way to make new blogging friends, so if you’d like to participate in a future link-up party give me a shout at keepingbusyb@gmail.com. I always love to hear from and/or drool over your baking pictures!

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Original baking party post found here. For our cake round-up, click here. My column Baking with B usually appears every other Monday on the Keeping Busy with B Blog. I hope you’ll join me for the next one!

Let Them Eat Cake!

If Marie Antoinette and I have anything in common, it’s that we both love our cake. There’s something so satisfying about embarking on a big, elaborate recipe and once I’m done baking I’m always left with the feeling on having accomplished something. Cake makes me feel good even before the eating part!

Sweet Spell (who nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award) asked me to participate in a link-up party this week featuring some of the best cakes around the blogosphere. My Honey Mandarin Orange Cake is in there (perfect if you’re experiencing if you’re feeling blue about the colder weather). These fine bloggers have some great cake recipes as well:

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Sweet Spell made this decadent looking Date Cake that looks like it would go perfectly with your morning coffee.

cooking-without-limits-date-cakeI’ve been following the blog Cooking without Limits for a while and this Pear Cake is still one of my favorites. The inside is just stunning!

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Chiara writes in both English and Italian on her cooking blog Chiara’s Baking and her Buckwheat Cake with Jam is simple, sweet and classic to Italy.

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Paradise Cake sounds just like that- paradise- and the recipe for it can be found over on the blog Searching for the Good Life.

foodie-on-board-chia-cakeFinally, Foodie on Board has baked the most beautiful Orange and Chia Seed Cake with Sugared Rosemary. I bet you can’t even taste how healthy it is!

Many thanks to Sweet Spell for rounding up all of these great recipes (and great bloggers!) If you’d like to participate in a future link-up party as well give me a shout at keepingbusyb@gmail.com. I always love to hear from and/or drool over your baking pictures!

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Original baking party post found here. Find out why I like baking so much here. For more of my baking, click here. My column Baking with B usually appears every other Monday on the Keeping Busy with B Blog. I hope you’ll join me for the next one!