BYU Mint Brownies

BYU Mint Brownies

I’ve spent the last 10 days in Utah, the home of my college alma mater.  One of my favorite things to do when I visit there is buy a BYU Mint Brownie in The Wilkinson Center.  With today’s recipe I can make them at home too.  This recipe was originally posted August, 2008.  Enjoy the recipe and some pretty new pictures. After a long drive we have arrived in Provo, Utah.  Cali is moved into her dorm and we are enjoying our last couple of days with her visiting some [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

When I shared my recipe for lemon curd last week I promised a few recipes using that lemon curd.  I keep my promises.   These Lemon Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect way to use some of that lemon curd. And I’m always looking for excuses to use that yummy sunshine on a spoon. The dough for this cookie is a combination of powdered sugar,  finely ground walnuts, flour and cornstarch which makes for a very light, melt in your mouth cookie.  They are little too so you can eat lots and [Continue Reading…]

The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat

Rice Krispie Treats

Do you think you know how to make a Rice Krispie Treat?  Today I’m sharing a few secrets on how to make the Perfect Rice Krispie Treat. Everyone knows how to make Rice Krispie Treats right?  You just follow the directions on the back of the marshmallow package or the cereal box.  You can do that and you will get an average Rice Krispie Treat.  Today I want to share with you a few secrets on how to get the Perfect Rice Krispie Treats.  Who wants to be average when [Continue Reading…]

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Carmelitas

The other day I was having a major chocolate and caramel craving.  No amount of water or healthy eating could satisfy the craving.  So I caved. I made a batch of Oatmeal Carmelitas.  When I went to get the recipe I realized it wasn’t on the blog!  How could such a cookie staple not be on my blog.  Oatmeal Carmelitas is a recipe that any serious baker/cookie maker should have in their baking repertoire! Oatmeal Carmelitas are a classic.  I have made them for years and years.  The original recipe [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies

Meringue Hearts

Creating the perfect meringue cookies is easy with this step by step tutorial.I love meringue.  I love the taste of it, the texture of it and I love that it is naturally gluten free.  I’m not gluten free but several people in my family are so it is a cookie that we can all  enjoy.  I also love how light and airy it feels in my mouth – there must not be any calories in it, right?  As far as cookies go, it is pretty low calorie and there is no [Continue Reading…]

Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pistachio & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

The name of this cookie may be a mouthful but y our mouth will love these cookies! Today I am participating in a fun Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap which was hosted by Julie Espy of White Lights on Wednesday who puts together all those amazing roundup posts here on the blog.  I chose one of my favorite Christmas cookies and gave that recipe to another blogger and then they gave me one of their favorite cookie recipes.  We then make each other’s recipe!  Lucky me got matched up with Aubrey [Continue Reading…]

25 Cookie Exchange Recipes

25 Cookie Exchange Recipe on our Homebased Mom

Apple Cider Buttons from White Lights on Wednesday Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction Caramel Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies from Ari’s Menu Chewy Chocolate Oreo Truffle Cookies from Made to Be a Momma Chocolate Dipped Macaroons from Something Swanky Chocolate Kiss Powder Puff Cookies from Averie Cooks Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Sablés from MBAKES Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies from Created by Diane Cranberry Bliss Cookies from Gimme Some Oven Danish Butter Cookies from Wallflower Girl Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies from Your Homebased Mom Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches with Marshmallow Filling from [Continue Reading…]

Sour Cream Cookies

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Welcome to Jill of One Good Thing Jillee.  If you haven’t visited her blog before you are in for a treat.  Not only does she have great recipes but all kinds of amazing tips, trick and techniques you need!  After checking out Jill’s blog  to enter to win a Blendtec Blender be sure to stop by and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! It never fails, this time of year I get requests from friends and neighbors for my recipe for “those delicious soft sugar [Continue Reading…]

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles

Christmas Snickerdoodles are the perfect way to dress up a holiday cookie plate.  Same delicious snickerdoodle cookie you love, just with a holiday flair!   One of my boy’s favorite cookies when they were growing up were Snickerdoodles. Whenever we had a house full of teenage boys there was always a batch or two of snickerdoodles around to be enjoyed! They were the perfect snack while playing Halo, which was the game of choice for my boys. When it comes to the holidays though a snickerdoodle is a little boring. At [Continue Reading…]