Monthly Archives: December 2013

I have a confession to make: until I made these bad boys, I wasn’t a huge fan of chocolate cookies. They’ve always felt kind of – this feels so sacrilegious to say – boring and one-note to me. But I must have just been eating all the wrong chocolate cookies because these are something spectacular, if I do say so myself. They’re like a cross between a brownie and a cookie, but somehow even better than both.

Packaging makes me feel fancy

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It takes a certain level of precision to write with icing, I’ve learned, and it’s a level I have definitely not quite reached yet. There’s nothing like the feeling of betrayal that comes from trying to pipe a straight line and then having your hand shake the entire time. ¬†And it’s also really fun to realize that your inability to write in a straight line on regular paper also carries over to cookies. The “merry and bright” cookie has such a slant it’s practically italics! New Year’s resolution: work on my penmanship.

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And here we have it, the last Muffin Monday of 2013!

Chocolate marble muffins

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Christmas is 17 days away and I’ve done none of my shopping, so to make up for that, I’ve decided to just be super festive with my baking.


Vegan gingerbread muffins

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Thanksgiving’s over, but I’m not quite ready to let go of sweet potatoes just yet. I need about a week of breathing room before I jump into peppermint and eggnog and gingerbread, okay?

I love those two shades of orange

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