Chocolate Whoopie Pies & Giveaway

Everyone loves cookies, especially during the holidays! I always have my stack (growing bigger each year) of my favorite cookie books ready to go.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies – A childhood classic, these traditional whoopie pies feature an easy vanilla buttercream frosting sandwiched in between two chocolate cookies made from scratch. Find out how to make the best homemade whoopie pies with this recipe!

This year, I added a few more to the collection. The recipe for classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies that I will be sharing today comes from the Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook by Miranda Couse of the blog, Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.

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Holiday Cookie Masterclass: Rolled Perfection

Welcome to the third week of the Holiday Cookie Masterclass! The previous posts in this baking series are all about drop cookies, spritz cookies, and my best cookie baking tips.

Rolled or cut-out cookies are always a holiday classic! Walk into a bakery and you will certainly see ornately shaped and decorated rolled cookies. Have you ever wondered how they achieve the perfect thickness and crisp shapes?

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Festive Holiday Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies are some of the prettiest holiday cookies around! With their unique shapes and patterns, they are fun to decorate and perfect to give as a gift.

Festive Holiday Spritz Cookies – This easy recipe for classic butter cookies is perfect for a holiday party or cookie swap! Learn how to make these pipped bakery style cookies from scratch. With a hint of almond and lemon, these flavored cookies can be made into any shape and filled to make sandwich cookies. Often dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles, these cookies are a fun baking project that your kids will love! Learn how to make these simple homemade cookies that will make your cookie platter even more elegant! Click through to discover the best way to pipe your best Christmas cookies!

If you are asking yourself, ‘What is a spritz cookie?’ check out this post as part of my Holiday Cookie Masterclass!

Hone your baking skills with other posts from the Holiday Cookie Masterclass including 10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies and All About Drop Cookies!

My only quibble with spritz cookies is that they may be gorgeous, but they often don’t have a lot of flavor. With this recipe, your spritz cookies will no longer just be the pretty cookies on the table, they will taste delicious as well!

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Soft & Chewy 7 Layer Bar Cookies

Welcome to the third post (and first recipe!) in my Holiday Baking Masterclass. If you have missed either of these posts on how to make perfect cookies, you can find them here and here.

Walnuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch, chips, coconut, and graham crackers. These are all of the mix-ins in today’s cookie recipe!

Soft and Chewy 7 Layer Bar Cookies – Based off the classic 7-layer bar, these easy brown sugar cookies are filled with graham crackers, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and nuts! These sweet treats are filled with texture and perfect to share with family, friends, and on any holiday. Learn how to make these delicious cookies, get baking one of my favorites today!

Soft and Chewy Magic 7 Layer Cookies – Based off the classic 7-layer bar, these easy brown sugar cookies are filled with graham crackers, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and nuts! These sweet treats are filled with texture and perfect to share with family, friends, and on any holiday. Learn how to make these delicious cookies, get baking one of my favorites today!

Anyone who has ever gotten ice cream with me knows that I prefer ice cream flavors with a lot of “stuff”. This also holds true with cookies!

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Holiday Cookie Masterclass: All About Drop Cookies

A chocolate chip cookie. That is probably the most recognizable type of drop cookie.

So what is a drop cookie? A drop cookie is a cookie that can be dropped from a spoon, hence the name.

In the second post of The Holiday Cookie Masterclass, we will be discussing everything related to drop cookies, including a tad bit of science! If you missed the first post of the series, 10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies, you can read it here. The tips mentioned in this post are specific to drop cookies while the tips in the previous post are more generic!

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Holiday Cookie Masterclass: 10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

Welcome to the Holiday Cookie Masterclass!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of my best cookie recipes and tips so that you can bake the best holiday cookies! In this baking series, I will be sharing baking tips and recipes for one type of cookie each week. For example, one week will be drop cookies (yes, that includes everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookies!) and the next week might be rolled cookies.

So get your baking pans and rolling pins out, you will definitely need them over the next few weeks!

First up are my 10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies! As I was writing this post I realized that it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 cookie tips. But I will surely be sharing many more in posts and recipes during this baking series!

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Apple Cider Cupcakes with Cranberry Buttercream

The leaves are starting to change colors and fresh apples are abound, it is finally fall! Although it has been 80 degrees in Boston lately, I am still loving fall baking

Perfect for autumn, these simple Apple Cider Cupcakes with Cranberry Buttercream are a creative and fun dessert that everyone will enjoy! They feature easy, spiced apple cider cupcakes topped with a fresh, from scratch cranberry buttercream featuring homemade cranberry sauce . Fall flavors ring in this unique treat that will bring back nostalgic trips to the apple orchard. Click through and get baking today!

Since I love everything related to apples for fall, this week I whipped up my Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake for the Jewish holidays, and it was a hit!

In New England, apple picking is an essential fall tradition! Along with the crisp apples, the smell of apple cider donuts and taste of fresh apple cider makes the experience complete.

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13 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake and Save Room for Dessert!

As a dietitian and an avid baker, I often get asked: “How do you balance your nutrition background with your passion for baking?”. I tell them that it is all about balance. 

No one is perfect and there should be no expectation that just because my professional background is in nutrition, that I do not eat sweets (yes people do think this!). Thus, this is my first post in a new section of my blog that will go over ways to eat in moderation so you can include dessert in a balanced diet!

13 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake and Save Room for Dessert – As a dietitian I am always asked how I balance my nutrition background and passion for baking. I tell them it is all about balance! The goal of this post is to show you some easy ways to reduce your daily intake of added sugar so you can enjoy dessert as part of a healthy lifestyle. Click through to the article to get my tips on reducing sugar intake from food and drinks and some of my favorite sweets recipes!

First up is how to cut added sugar throughout the day to save it for dessert! Many of the foods we eat on a daily basis are loaded with added sugar. The goal of this post is to show you some easy ways to reduce your daily intake of added sugar so you can enjoy dessert (obviously my favorite meal of the day!).

13 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake and Save Room for Dessert – As a dietitian I am always asked how I balance my nutrition background and passion for baking. I tell them it is all about balance! The goal of this post is to show you some easy ways to reduce your daily intake of added sugar so you can enjoy dessert as part of a healthy lifestyle. Click through to the article to get my tips on reducing sugar intake from food and drinks and some of my favorite sweets recipes!

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