a trip of cookies

What do you call a group of cookies? A gaggle, a cache, a bunch of goodness? A group of goats is called a trip. I learned that from a Snapple Fact. Another cool Snapple Fact: Snails have teeth.

Over the past several weeks I’ve baked a bunch of cookies for baptismal parties, for birthday parties, or for just plain eating.

Bittersweet Brownies–A plain, simple brownie with a wallop of amazing chocolate flavor.  Made without nuts because sometimes I don’t feel like a nut. The Tuesdays with Dorie bakers made these in November 2011. Leslie of Lethally Delicious was the host and you can find the recipe HERE.

Drunk Cherry Chip Cookies–A delicious twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie made with white and semi-sweet chocolate chips and dried cherries soaked in cherry liquor. I’ve blogged about these cookies twice before , baked them multiple times, and now I’ve renamed them again. You can find the recipe HERE.

Earl Grey Madeleines–I had some Earl Grey tea bag samples from a conference I attended and decided to bake these traditional French butter cookie. I liked the infused flavor of the tea and bought a tin of Earl Grey the next time I was at the tea shop.  Baked by the Tuesdays with Dorie group in December 2011 and hosted by Nichi of Bakeologie. You can find the recipe HERE.

Homemade Thin Mints–An easy recipe for the Girl Scout classic. Tasty, crunchy, and minty. You can find the recipe HERE.

Homemade Samoas–Another Girl Scout classic. Coconut, caramel, and chocolate on a shortbread cookie base. Taste better than the door-to-door variety. You can find the recipe HERE.

Peanuttiest Blondies–Made with both peanut butter and peanuts, they really are peanutty. The addition of chocolate chips and cinnamon make them out of this world delicious. Perfect on their own or with vanilla ice cream. Baked by the Tuesdays with Dorie group in December 2010 and hosted by Nichi of Bakeologie. (I had no idea I baked two recipes hosted by the same blogger until I started writing this post!). You can find the recipe HERE.

photos by paulrus

{sms} brownies!

Brownies! Who doesn’t love brownies? This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe selection was a classic brownie recipe. I made this particular recipe a while back for a filling of an absolutely awesome cake.

This time around I made them as part of a brownie platter for a mid-summer pool party. Still delicious. Still worth it.
No nuts this time. And still doing everything via iPhone.

{twd} brrrr…ownies

Not to be confused with the inferior two or three “r” versions, the four “r” Brrrr…ownies are pure genius–brownies with chopped up bits of York Peppermint Patties .Full of minty-chocolate goodness these brownies are addictive. Topped with double-bean vanilla ice cream, they’re heavenly.

Thanks to Karenof Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life for hosting this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie .

(still doing all this via iPhone)

{twd} white chocolate brownies, no meringue topping

My god, these ‘brownies’ are good. They are deadly good. Fresh raspberries with white chocolate. And sugar. A great play of flavors, both tart and sweet. Yes, these are good. The recipe calls for a meringue topping, which I omitted with the intent of freezing some. I don’t think these brownies will make it to the freezer.

Thank you to Marthe of Culinary Delights for selecting White Chocolate Brownies as this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie Recipe. They were well worth the wait. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book!

{twd} awesome brownies!

Yes! These brownies are awesome. So fudgey, so chocolately, so awesome. I like making brownies. You don’t have to wait for butter to soften (you usually melt the butter with the chocolate). I took a chance with these brownies because I didn’t have the unsweetened chocolate the recipe called for. Using the power of the internet, I substituted bittersweet chocolate and reduced the amount of sugar. And it worked!

What made this brownie recipe different from previous ones I made is that you whip the eggs with the sugar and then fold it into the chocolate-butter. Isn’t that cool? Oh man, these brownies were so good. I cut up half and brought them to work. The other half I stuck in my freezer for brownie emergencies.

Thank you to Tanya of Chocolatechic for hosting and selecting this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe–Rick Katz’s Brownies for Julia.  For the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.