Cookies, Cupcakes & Muffins

Carrot Muffins

April 30, 2014
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  My oven was broken again and you can probably imagine, that this is not a good thing happening around here. It is back in action since last night and I am thrilled. So today I had to bake something.  I decided on carrot muffins. They pack well and are a great snack for my daughter […]

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Chocolate Goodies for your Valentine

February 13, 2014
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  Dark Chocolate Chili Truffles Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine’s day! I hope you will find one or two chocolate goodies for your Valentine among my featured irresistible treats. Spicy Chocolate Cupcakes   Chocolate Port Truffles   Mousse au Chocolat   Kahlua Chocolate Cake    Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies Find more recipe inspirations […]

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Marzipan Shortbread Cookies

December 1, 2013
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Today is the first Sunday of Advent which also means the beginning of Christmas time. I can’t believe that another year passed so quickly. Didn’t we all just take down Christmas decoration a few weeks ago? Before I schlepp the tree and all the trimmings  up the stairs again I decided to do some baking, […]

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Butterscotch Blondies

June 24, 2013
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Are you still looking for a tasty treat to serve to your guests on the 4th of July?  No need to search any further. These Butterscotch Blondies will be the perfect dessert. They are super easy to prepare, keep, and even travel well and are sure to be a huge hit! My family gave them […]

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Huckleberry Streusel Bars

March 17, 2013
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  I just can’t resist any baked goodie that involves streusel.  Streusel in the crust AND the topping makes for a double winner in these Huckleberry streusel bars. My daughter mentioned that they remind her a lot of Linzertorte, a traditional German cake, but the nuts in the cake are replaced with oats. Cinnamon and […]

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Chocolate Pecan Brownie Cookies

January 20, 2013
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  Due to severe lack of dessert in the house, my daughter decided to bake these chocolate pecan brownie cookies. In short, they are amazing. Chocolatey, salty, crunchy,and buttery (as Mr. Rockies puts it), these cookies will thwart even the most determined dieter. It would be hard to resist this kind of chocolatey goodness. However, […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

January 6, 2013
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    We don’t do diets or crazy New Year’s resolutions we can’t hold at our house. Why torture yourself? I believe very strongly that if you eat a well balanced diet and live a healthy lifestyle none of this is necessary. That’s why we are able to indulge here and then. Yesterday I baked […]

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Vanillekipferl – Happy 4th of Advent

December 23, 2012
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  Vanillekipferl are the only treat that can’t ever be missed on our Christmas cookie tray. They are known as one of the most popular Christmas cookies in Germany.  Vanillekipferl are always crescent moon shaped and baked with ground almonds. I roast the almonds before grinding to intensify the flavor. After baking, the cookies are […]

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Spritzgebäck

December 16, 2012

  Today is already the 3rd Advent and I am finally starting my Christmas baking. First up, Spritzgebäck, a very traditional German Christmas cookie. The dough gets shaped by pushing it through a cookie press, creating a cookie that is very fragile and buttery, with a tasty hint of lemon and vanilla. Hope you are […]

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Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

October 19, 2012
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  Fall break has arrived and that means it can get very busy in my kitchen.  I have to share the space with my baking teens who are always searching for a new cookie recipe. These are the perfect fall cookie treat and were  my daughter’s first baked goodie this week. Pumpkin cookies with browned […]

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