6 Years of Cookies and Bars

Cookies have been my favorite dessert recently. Well, other than ice cream… But I’ve definitely been on a huge cookie-kick. Here are some of my favorite cookie or bar recipes from the last six years.

1st year – Back in the early days of my blog, I was making a ton of cupcakes, and not many cookies. These Cinnamon Cookies were a huge hit when I took them to work. I also crumbled them up in some warm chunky applesauce, topped with some vanilla ice cream for a fake apple pie a-la mode. cinnamon-cookies

2nd year – Everyone has seen or made these Sugar Cookie Bars. I’ve made them quite a few times because everyone loves them and they’re so easy to make. Add some festive frosting and sprinkles, and you’re good to go for about any occasion. sugar-cookie-bars

3rd year – These Cookie Dough Brownies are a recipe I’ve made time and time again. They’re just so good. There’s almost more cookie dough frosting than brownie. Which is a good thing in my book. I recently brought these to work for a birthday celebration and people were wow-wed. cookie-dough-brownies

4th year – Of course, as a baking blogger, I had to make some French Macarons. For these chocolate ones with espresso frosting, I paired up with a baking buddy and we used Joanne Chang’s recipe. They weren’t as difficult as I had thought they were going to be and seeing these pics reminds me that I should make some more again soon. chocolate-macarons-with-espresso-buttercream

5th year – These Hot Chocolate Cookies were a pleasant surprise. I was expecting to just like them, but I absolutely loved them. I couldn’t get enough and have given them as gifts and donated them in online bake sales as well. hot-chocolate-cookies

6th year – I took my go-to chocolate chip recipe and funfetti-ized them to make these Funfettir Chocolate Chip Cookies. Another huge hit, which is no surprise given the recipe and the fact that sprinkles make everything better.

One Year Ago: Peach Cherry Pie with Crumb Topping
Three Years Ago: Massaged Kale Salad
Six Years Ago: Chocolate Cheery Mini-Cupcakes

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7 Responses to “Blog Recap – Cookies, Bars, Pies”

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    Ingrid — August 25, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    That frito bar looks good. I hadn’t seen that one.
    ~ingrid

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    Erin — August 25, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Wow! There are even more in here today that I want to try than there were yesterday! I love sweets. Thank you!

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    Katie — August 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    MY question is when are you going to open your own bakery? You always have the cutest and tastiest things on here!!

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    stephchows — August 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    OMG so many good looking recipes! I don’t know where to start!

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    Katrina — August 25, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    It all looks great. Fun recap. Is the Frito candy from Anna at Cookie Madness? I still need to try that one.

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    Jen — August 30, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Ha thanks Katie! I doubt I’d love it as much if it were a job. I’ll stick to baking for a hobby for now!

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    Jen — August 30, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Yes it is Katrina. Love that site!

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