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.

FA-LA-LA-LA-LA WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE.

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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