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Minty Fresh

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Last week, I was looking for something sweet to make and send B’s brother because he is a freshman in college and sick with mono. I remembered that he liked mint chocolate chip ice cream, so I found this recipe from Little Dairy on the Prairie on ever-faithful Pinterest.

The batter was straight-up luscious. Strangely (and awesomely), it was the texture of ice cream after I mixed all of the goodies up. And the real peppermint oil that was swirled in made them smell and taste so fresh and so tasty. (That was a so fresh and so clean joke, sorry it failed).

You may ask how they tasted? I leave you with this screenshotted Snapchat:

Pumpkin Pie Cookies on Thanksgiving

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I was getting a little stir-crazy when I got home on Tuesday for Thanksgiving. So I made these pumpkin pie cookies, something I had pinned on Pinterest a while ago and never thought I would actually get to. Here’s the result!

The instructions by Sweet Sugar Belle worked perfectly, even with a first-time royal icing user like me. They look pretty much like slices of pumpkin pie, right?!  I didn’t have the special icing tip to make the crust, so I just did a straight line. The cookies were total sugar bombs, and the kitchen was left rather sticky…but they were pretty darn cute.

Apple Pie Cups, or Baby Pies

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My roommate BB was not having a good weekend, and I wanted to bake something for her. We’d had brownies twice in the past week. I considered a cake, but didn’t know if the house we’re living in had cake pans. The house did, however, have a muffin tin.

Get your umbrellas. It’s a brainstorm, y’all!

I chopped apples and added them to the ingredients in my mom’s apple pie filling recipe: 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, a bit of butter. They hung out on the stove while I rolled out store bought dough (lazy foodie alert), cut out circles, and situated them in the muffin tin. Then, I filled the dough cups with filling and made a quick lattice crust with the small amount of dough I had left. Popped those suckers in the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes and presto!

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They were total deliciousness. And only 125 calories each (I did the math)!

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A time lapse.

Cookie Monstress

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Last week, I made two- yes, sadly, TWO- batches of cookies.

That’s four sticks of butter, three cups of sugar, a bag of chocolate chips, and a whole lot of calories.

I was having a stressful week. And I still am. Thanks a lot, Life.

But baking takes away the stress for about 45-49 minutes, depending on if I preheat my oven or not.

Making people happy with my simple offering of sugar, flour, eggs and chocolate chips takes away the stress.

Sitting down, dunking my cookie into a cold glass of milk and nibbling on the softening goodness takes away the stress. 

Now, I just need to figure out a way to make negative calorie cookies….

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