• Caring
  • Cookies for charity

    Last year, the girls and I raised $350 for Helping Hoc, an organizing run by my friend Stephanie Wong. Helping Hoc helps children in Vietnam receive food, shelter, education and life-changing surgeries. This year, we decided to fundraise alongside a friend. Tiffany of My Dirt has four awesome daughters, and the eldest, Bridgette, is travelling […]

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  • Oatmeal raisin cookies

    Just because I don’t understand why ANYONE would want to spoil a cookie by putting RAISINS in it, doesn’t mean I won’t make classic oatmeal raisin cookies for those weirdos I call my friends who do like this cookie. Here’s my go to recipe that they seem to love. *shudders* Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 1 cup […]

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  • Red velvet whoopie pies

    These red velvet whoopie pies are simple to make, and melt in your mouth delicious. Cookies 1 box red velvet cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup powdered sugar Cream Cheese Filling 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3 – 4 cups […]

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  • Shortbread cookies

    Shortbread is a classic Scottish dessert that traditionally consists of one part white sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour (by weight). Of course, there are hundreds of variations (like Dinner with Julie’s bacon shortbread). 2 cups butter, softened 1 3/4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour Preheat the oven […]

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  • After Eight Cookies. You’re Welcome.

    These cookies are to die for. Seriously. Don’t cheap out at use the no-name chocolate mints – be sure to buy After Eight brand mints. One for the cookie, one for me… Mint Chocolate Cookies 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons water 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 eggs 3 […]