Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies {Levain Copycat Recipe}

Levain Copycat Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Stack

Stop what you’re doing and listen up.

This hunk of chocolatey butter needs to be in your life. More specifically, it needs to be in your mouth.

Cooling chocolate walnut cookies

I know I’m not the first (or even the hundredth) to recreate the Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookies. But, I have been making cookies for a long time. My mom’s been baking cookies for a long time. And I’m sorry, but her cookies are better than Levain’s.

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Best Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cookies


Hey y’all.

Welcome back from all the holiday madness. Now we’ve got less than a week before 2017 is upon us. Are you ready?

I’m certainly not. That’s why this year, I’m going to try something new and totally out of character.

I’ve decided not to make any goals for the year whatsoever. Continue reading

Intense Brown Butter Shortbread Cookies

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The Dr. Frankenstein in me is going crazy with glee since it came up with the secret ingredient to these cookies.

Maybe I’m not exactly Frankenstein. Thankfully. But my inner mad scientist always comes out when food is involved. Like when I made chocolate mousse with no dairy, or creamy ice cream without cream, or everything-free chocolate chip cookies. Unlike all those other times, though, I’ve altered this recipe to be even more gluttonous and dairy-full. And I have no regrets.

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Brown Butter Strawberry Pecan Blondies

gooey brown butter strawberry pecan blondies

You may have noticed that I’m crazy about pecans.

Or, if you’re a normal person who doesn’t spend all their time stalking me, you may not have.

pecan strawberry blondies

But I do, I love pecans. They’re a pricey nut, so I don’t bake with them often. When I do, I always immediately consider moving to Georgia and becoming a pecan farmer. That’s a thing, right?

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Mayan Chocolate Cookies

Mayan Cookies Plate

Friends, I think I may have just fallen in love this year on Valentine’s Day. That’s right, I’m in love. I have fallen in love with the beautiful craft of baking. Especially cookies.

Mayan Cookie Close Up

About a year ago, Leili gave me a cookie mix created by the amazing Ashley Rodriguez and from there I baked my first batch of perfect cookies. For months, I kept the empty container so I could read the ingredients and set out on my own to create my perfect cookies. I’ve concocted several recipes since that time and have had wonderful feedback, but I’m still chasing after more perfect cookies. Who doesn’t love a good cookie to sweeten up their day? Continue reading