Take 5 Cookies

Chocolate Cookies inspired by my most loved candy bar – Take 5.

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Things are getting real. Thanksgiving is almost here and I’m preparing by munching on some fabulous cookies. Because no matter how busy things get, there’s always time to take a cookie break. And no holiday would be complete without them.

Right now I am just trying to soak in the excitement before the big day. Since the “eves” of holidays are one of my favorite parts of any special occasion, I already woke up giddy this morning.

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One more night and I’ll be able to eat all the stuffing I possibly can. That’s right I am all about that stuffing. What about you? What are you looking forward to the most?

But in the meantime, I’m keeping myself occupied with these cookies. Because if we’re really being honest, nothing beats an amazing cookie. Especially stuffed with caramel, chocolate chunks, pretzel pieces and peanut butter chips.

You know you want one. [Read more…]

No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Granola Espresso Cookies

These no-bake cookies have it all – fudgy indulgence without the guilt, crunchy bits, and are 100% filling. They’re so good you can even enjoy them for breakfast!

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Is there anything better than cookies that only take a couple of minutes to prepare from start to finish? Not in my world. Well, maybe there is. I have way too many feelings when it comes to chocolate for breakfast. Yes and yes.

I am blaming Trader Joe’s for today’s creation. If you still can’t get enough of pumpkin, TJ’s is your place. It’s the one store I look forward to visiting the most every week. Three words: All. That. Pumpkin.

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From Pumpkin Body Butter (best ever), Pumpkin Croutons to Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramels. I love it all. And just when I thought it couldn’t get better, I picked up a box of Pumpkin Spice Granola. I am now unable to leave the house without a taste of it. I wish I was kidding.

It was only a matter of time before I ran out of conventional ways to enjoy said granola and incorporated it into cookies. Mornings never looked and tasted so yummey! [Read more…]

The Fudgiest Chocolate Cookies

Meet The Fudgiest Chocolate Cookies I ever bit into. A creation courtesy of the famous Sarabeth’s Bakery.

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Welcome to another episode of cookies Kathi can’t get enough of. Also, chocolate. So much chocolate. I am pretty sure I’ve posted more recipes for full-on chocolate cookies than any other kind. What can I say? I am a chocolate girl all the way. Especially when it comes to cookies. The more chocolate a cookie can hold, the better.

One would think that after trying and falling head over heels for one recipe, there couldn’t possibly be the need for more. Not if you’re a food blogger and self-proclaimed cookieholic. The search never ends.

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I don’t ever want it to. Recipes, especially when it comes to baking, are to me like that pair of shoes you didn’t really need, but you’re so glad you bought anyways. And now wear them all the time. They may even become your favorite pair.

That’s exactly what’s happened with my newest cookie find. [Read more…]

Caramel Stuffed Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

 Super soft and chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies stuffed with Caramel. Fall baking doesn’t get much better!

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Welcome to another week! Did you have a good weekend? Mine is pretty much summarized by these cookies. Cookies are my ultimate comfort food, especially when they come with plenty of chocolate chips, caramel and the awesomeness of pumpkin. I worked hard on these, friends.

I have had my fair share of cakey pumpkin cookies, which isn’t necessarily a negative thing. While they can be just as delicious, I wanted a pumpkin cookie that tastes just like a cookie should. Complete with crispy edges, ultimate chewiness and zero disappointment.

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And after perfecting THE pumpkin cookie recipe, I couldn’t help but add ooey gooey caramel to each one. I thought it couldn’t get much better, but the addition of caramel definitely stepped things up.

Once you go caramel stuffed there’s no going back. I may never make “regular” cookies again. [Read more…]

One Of A Kind Chocolate Cookies

Chewy and packed with chocolaty goodness. These cookies will leave a lasting impression in your memory. Simply scrumptious!

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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I spent a large amount of my time working on a freelance project focusing on, wait for it, Christmas. That’s right. Our home was filled with sweet treats and with the aroma of the most wonderful time of the year. While I love working on side projects in my spare time, I couldn’t get over how weird it felt. I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on later this year, but for now I’m glad we’re still months away from said holiday and on the verge of a massive PUMPKIN explosion.

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Oh, and don’t forget about chocolate, which is perfect no matter what season we find ourselves in.

I don’t know about you, but we are huge football fans around these parts. Now that the regular season is in full swing (finally), I am all about making foods and snacks that can be enjoyed while cheering on our favorite team and Fantasy Football players. And these cookies definitely hit the spot. [Read more…]