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The Elvis Cookie

23 Jan

Elvis Cookies

One of the downfalls of having a sweet tooth and knowing how to bake is…having a sweet tooth and knowing how to bake.  Many times, if the urge hits, I’ll just take a look in my (usually stocked) baking cupboard and whip something up.  Last night I saw a commercial with chocolate chip cookies and lo and behold, 20 minutes later I was in the kitchen with my 3 1/2 year old helper, whipping up a batch of those divine Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies.  And now I have not been able to stop eating them.  I even brought some to work with the intention of handing them out and they never made it past my fingertips.  I try really hard to live by my mom’s rule that if the end product isn’t directly going to someone else, don’t make it.  Because you’ll eat it.  All of it.  But hey, we are in the middle of a polar vortex and I am comforting myself with cookies.  Don’t judge.  This cookie mash-up combines some absolute loves of mine, peanut butter, bananas and bacon.  So in a nod to “The King” Elvis Presley (who loved those items plus honey on a sandwich, which is killer), these were born out of our kitchen. Continue reading


Buttered Popcorn and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

17 Aug

Buttered Popcorn and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a problem and thy name is cookies.  My mom is the “cookie queen”, so whenever she comes to visit us in New York, cookies are constantly coming out of the oven (and straight to my hips!).  If you put a bag of oreos in front of me, I can consume the whole bag no problem, something I’m not too proud of.  I just don’t have an “off” switch when it comes to them.  And that is one of the reasons I don’t make them too often.  Because I will eat them.  All of them.  I love them so and they just mock me right to my face.  When I do make them (and of course sample as I go along), they have to be headed directly to a party/someone’s house/Ella’s preschool, because if they are on my counter for more than five minutes, they will “suddenly” disappear.  Into my mouth.

My little cousin slept over the other night and one of the things I wanted to do was bake cookies with her.  And the only stipulation was that she had to take them home (except for the three that I put to the side for…Ella.  Right, for Ella.). Continue reading


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