Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men at the dessert chronicles

I’m ending this week of cookies with those that I definitely had the most fun making. Last week, I got it into my head that I had never made gingerbread men and that all of the sudden I needed to make some ASAP. I, of course, didn’t have the right cookie cutter when I made this decision and ended up searching several stores with no luck. Why does every store only sell tiny gingerbread men cookie cutters? Half the fun of making gingerbread men is decorating and eating huge cookies! Once I get a recipe in my head, there is no waiting until next week, so I got resourceful. I ended up just printing a pattern I found online and using a small pairing knife to cut the shapes out of the dough. It was surprisingly easy and it is definitely a good trick if you ever can’t find the proper cookie cutter. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies at the dessert chronicles

I’m just going to start right off by saying that these are the BEST thing ever. In my mind, almost nothing beats a Reese’s Cup, so eating one inside of a peanut butter cookie¬†is heavenly. I have had this recipe saved for years and I have no idea why I just got around to trying this, but it’s about time that I did. These cookies are easy, like dangerously easy. Now, every time I have a craving for one, I can have¬†them ready in 15 minutes. It’s a serious problem. I better not keep Reese’s Cups around. [Read more…]

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies at the dessert chronicles

Are you ready for some cookies?! I went a little overboard last weekend and baked up an absurd amount of cookies then proceeded to eat cookies day and night. You would think I would be all cookied out, but I’m beginning to think that’s impossible. To make sure I properly spread the cookie baking bug, it only seemed appropriate to devote a week to cookies on the blog. Why should I be the only one eating massive amounts of cookies? I have several amazing cookie recipes to share this week, so stay tuned (with plenty of flour and sugar on hand)! I’m kicking off the week with a recipe that I made for a jumbo sized cookie swap.

Ever since I started blogging, I have been eager to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. The Swap is such a fun concept and raises money for a great cause. Every year many bloggers sign up, bake tons of cookies, and then mail them to each other. The cookie exchange is a secret Santa-like swap, so you don’t know which three bloggers are sending you cookies. Who doesn’t like receiving cookies in the mail?! The whole point of the Swap (besides connecting bloggers) is to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Each blogger makes a small donation to participate and several brand partners match the amount raised. [Read more…]

Peppermint Bark

Super easy and delicious Peppermint Bark at the dessert chronicles

Are you ready for all things peppermint and chocolate?! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to roll out the sugar cookie dough and sip mugs of hot cocoa by the fire. Why not munch on some homemade peppermint bark while you’re at it? I’ll admit I am not a huge fan of mint flavored anything, but my family swears by Williams-Sonoma’s peppermint bark every season, so I decided to finally try making my own version. They haven’t run out to the store yet, so I guess they approved! [Read more…]