Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies

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Lately it seems like I find myself facing very serious baking dilemmas on an increasingly regular basis. Do you ever have this problem? Baking dilemma problems?

Now by baking dilemmas, I don’t mean the question of “to bake, or not to bake?” – because let’s be honest, when faced with that question, I will always very emphatically choose “to bake!”

No, no for me, my baking dilemmas are more a consequence of my ridiculously indecisive nature, which usually makes it near impossible for me to decide exactly what it is that I actually want to bake in a given day – or more importantly, what I want to eat.

Typically my baking dilemmas go a little something like this… “should I bake cupcakes or a layer cake?”; “vanilla or chocolate?”; “pie or cobbler?” “scones or muffins?” … you get the idea.

Recently during one of my episodes of said baking dilemmas, I was debating whether I should make cookies or brownies – and having a seriously hard time. I mean can you blame me? Honestly, sometimes it’s just pure torture trying to decide between two options that are each so delicious.

Then suddenly it hit me, that there was no good reason for me to have to choose – so I didn’t and the result; These Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies… Best. Decision. Ever.

I’m so excited to be partnering up with Best Friends for Frosting to get the recipe for these Mocha Brownie Sandwich Cookies! Click here and get the recipe! 

Happy baking lovelies <3 <3

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White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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Happy Tuesday friendlies! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start and that wherever you are in the world, it is as sunny and beautiful as it has been in Vancouver the last couple of days! I’m super excited to share this cookie recipe with you all today, so bear with me while I share a little story…

Alright so, acouple days ago I was perusing the bulk foods aisle at the grocery store – because this is pretty much my aisle of heaven, and where I spend a lot of my grocery shopping time– when I noticed something amazing… Macadamia nuts were on sale! Say whattt!?!?

Now I don’t know what the situation with macadamia nuts is in other parts of the world – but here in Vancouver, sales on macadamia nuts basically never happen; like it’s pretty much unheard of – so you can understand my excitement when I noticed they were on sale.

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Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Crumble

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Okay, so sometimes it seriously feels like all I ever post for you guys are recipes involving peanut butter and chocolate……… am I completely off the mark on this one or am I overdoing it a little on the peanut butter and chocolate front….??

Hang on a second…. did I just ask if I’m “overdoing it” on the peanut butter and chocolate front??? Scratch that –  and I apologize for asking such a ridiculous question – one could never “overdo it” when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate… am I right?

Phew! I’m so glad we’re on the same page about this, because guess what I have for you lovelies today!? That’s right – yet another peanut butter and chocolate recipe for you to add to your repertoire…. Don’t worry – you can thank me later once you make {and taste} this one ;p

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins

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I have a serious soft spot in my heart for a good, classic chocolate chip muffin. Just the thought of sitting down with a warm, chocolate chip muffin and an ice cold glass of milk gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.

I guess chocolate chip muffins just have a way of bringing back happy childhood memories for me because when my brothers and I were still little, and my mom had to bring us along with her to the mall, she would always reward us with a special treat at the end of our trip if we were well behaved while she did her shopping. The kind of treat would change depending on which mall we happened to be in on a given day, but there was one mall close to home that used to have the most amazing muffin shop in the food court that she would often take us to.

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Chocolate Velvet Pie

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If you have spent more than roughly thirty seconds on my blog, you will know that it’s no secret that I kind of have a special relationship with chocolate. But for those of you who are just meeting me, let me just say this… I love chocolate. I literally have zero self control when it comes to chocolate. Once I have a piece, I can’t stop until I have consumed the entire chocolate supply.

And since we’re getting to know each other, I should probably tell you that I also love pie. Suffice to say, the idea of chocolate and pie coming together in a magical harmony of homemade, baked deliciousness is pretty much my idea of heaven.

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Peanut Butter Chunker Cookies

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Happy Friday lovelies! I hope everyone had a good weak and that you’re geared up for an awesome weekend!

This post is the latest addition to my contribution to the Tastes of Lizzy T website! I just have to take moment to say how truly wonderful it is for me to have some of my recipes featured on her beautiful website and I’m so grateful to her for including me! If you are ever looking for some delicious recipes, look no further than her lovely site!

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Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Marbled Meringue

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Happy PiDay friends! AKA – my definition of the best day of the year…. who else is with me on this one?

Seriously, I wish everyday could be Pie Day.  It just really seems like the most appropriate thing to make happen in the world to make everybody a little bit happier… scratch that, a lot happier – don’t you think?

Mhmmmm…. so can you tell I love pie or what?

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Confession: Yesterday I had a super, duper, giddy girly moment. Ladies you know the kind of moment I’m talking about right?

One of those moments where you literally just can’t possibly contain all your happiness, and your excitement escapes you body in high pitched squeals and very awkward, frantic, body flailing movements. We’ve all been there –  no need to be embarrassed. We’re all friends here.

So what was is exactly that possessed me to turn into a squealing, arm flailing spazoid yesterday? Well it may have had something to do with when Food52 featured the picture of my Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies their instagram feed –  well actually it had everything to do with that…

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Buns

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As a kid I kind of had a thing for cinnamon buns… and when I tell you that I had “a thing” for cinnamon buns, that’s basically just a nice way for me to say that I was something of a crazed cinnamon bun addicted child; a lover of soft fluffy yeast dough; a fiend for things smothered in cream cheese frosting! You get the gist… I was hopelessly devoted to the cinnamon bun stuff.

My mum would take me to the store to pick up groceries – and by groceries I mean ingredients like broccoli and wheat bran; Healthy foods that didn’t include things like store bought cinnamon buns. But it was okay, because I would strategically join her on these field trips to the grocery store for this very reason – to convince her that cinnamon buns were a necessary addition to our weekly grocery haul.

Upon entry into the store, I would separate from my mother {who was probably headed for the aisle with said wheat bran} and I would make a B-line straight for the bakery department –  I knew she would have no choice but to follow me. I was still a child after all, and as such I was not to be left to wander in the supermarket aisles unattended.

I may have been a crazed cinnamon bun addict, but I knew how the world worked…

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Valentines Day: Let’s Stay In… with a Double Chocolate Hot Fudge Stuffed Skillet Cookie for Two

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Happy Valentines Day Eve lovelies!

Confession;  Cole and I kinda, sorta, don’t celebrate Valentines Day…

Okay I guess I should be a little more specific. When I say we don’t celebrate Valentines Day, I mean we don’t celebrate Valentines Day in the traditional sense. So we don’t buy each other gifts, we don’t go out for dinner, Cole doesn’t send singing men with flowers & chocolates to my place of work, we don’t write each other Valentines Day cards…. you get the gist.

You’re probably thinking we’re some kind of no fun, un-romantic, Valentines Day Grinch couple right? {eeeeps please don’t judge too harshly} I promise we aren’t Valentines Day haters!

It’s just that Cole and I have never really been allthat excited by all of the traditional Valentines Day festivities. Now at the risk of offending all of you readers who are die hard Valentines Day lovers, just hear me out as to why we like to do Valentines Day a little differently….

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