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Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies

Y’all, these are seriously the best cookies ever!

Like, salty, sweet, chewy, caramely, best cookies ever, that I’m totally obsessed with!

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Sweetpotato Double Chocolate Cookies

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Last night, I was invited to make a guest appearance on Tonight In San Diego, a fantastic variety show featuring local San Diego talent.

During my appearance I talked about holiday entertaining and showed them a few of my favorite holiday recipes including Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas for an appetizer, Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch for a cocktail and these “Secret Ingredient” Double Chocolate Cookies for dessert.

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Pumpkin Brookies

Pumpkin Brookies Recipe

It’s the final day of Pumpkin Week here on WhitneyBond.com, and I saved a super delicious dessert for last!

If you’re not familiar with brookies, allow me to introduce you to this super amazing dessert that combines cookies and brownies into one scrumptious treat!

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Irish Cream & Guinness Brookies

Guinness and Irish Cream Brookies Recipe

Hi my name is Whitney and I’m addicted to Brookies! It’s a brownie + a cookie, come on people!

Ever since I created the first brookie recipe on LLB for Gluten Free Nutella Brookies, then Red Velvet Brookies for Valentine’s Day, I’ve pretty much made it my mission in life to create every brookie combination possible!

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Red Velvet Brookies

Red Velvet Brookies Recipe

Move over Red Velvet Oreos… Red Velvet Brookies are the new queen of all things Red Velvet 😉

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Gluten Free Nutella Brookies

Gluten Free Nutella Brookies Recipe

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Nutella Brownie Batter = My Idea Of Heaven!

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Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

While usually I don’t mess with perfection, I was inspired to add bacon to my famous Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to take to an annual Comic Con party hosted by two of my very best friends, Joe and Nicolle.

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, yay!

Basically any day that is solely dedicated to a delicious dessert, I’m on board with!

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White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies are a sweet and delicious treat combining the flavors of fall, perfect for Halloween parties and events!

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Last weekend I was invited to attend a BBQ with a friend… about two hours before the BBQ.  Being a food blogger, it is completely unacceptable to show up to a BBQ empty handed… even when you only have two hours notice!

I was trying to figure out what I had in my pantry that I could toss together that didn’t require a trip to the grocery store. Luckily I had a bag of white chocolate chips and a bag of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses staring at me from the pantry.

It was one of those moments where you look at two items, a light bulb goes off and you immediately think “the two of you need to meet and become friends!”

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

One of my good friends Jes, who happens to be gluten free, asked me to cater her graduation party yesterday!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Of course I was so proud of her for graduating from grad school, I couldn’t say no, so I took on the job!

The menu consisted of LLB Gluten Free Favorites including Buffalo Chicken Dip, Sweet Potato TotsBuffalo Pickle Chips, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, and these delicious cookies!

Gluten Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Everything was a hit and Jes’ step dad even said these were the best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies he’d ever had 🙂

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Begin by combining the flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Next, cream together the butter and brown sugar.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Add the eggs and vanilla and combine well, then add the flour mixture.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Mix the flour into the dough, then hand mix in the oats and raisins.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Mix all of the ingredients together then form the dough into small balls and place on a baking stone.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

Premium Gold Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe is perfect for those with a gluten-intolerance, all of the deliciousness of the classic cookie with none of the gluten!

Gluten Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Gluten Free Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Begin by combining the flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Next, cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and combine well, then add the flour mixture.
  4. Mix the flour into the dough, then hand mix in the oats and raisins.
  5. Mix all of the ingredients together then form the dough into small balls and place on a baking stone.
  6. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes.
http://whitneybond.com/2013/05/12/gluten-free-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/

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Chopped Challenge Thursday: Raisins, Oats, Apple Cider and Coffee

gluten-free cookies, gluten-free, oatmeal raisin cookies, oatmeal raisin coffee cookies, coffee cookies

This weeks Chopped Challenge dish came together via three things:

  1. The ingredients in my mystery basket
  2. My brothers need for a dessert to take to a holiday party
  3. My brothers lack of tolerance for gluten

oats, raisins, apple cider, coffee

The ingredients in this weeks mystery basket consisted of Oats from Muffet Bond, Raisins from Bill Bond, Apple Cider from Cinda Garrison and Coffee from Janna Carr.

Although dessert seemed a little too easy, once the gluten-free aspect was thrown in the mix, the dish became more of a challenge.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Coffee Cookies

Gluten-free baking is somewhat difficult but I had done it once with his delicious gluten-free chocolate birthday cake, I knew I could do it again!

Chopped Challenge Thursday was also the perfect opportunity to make something amazingly unique for him to take to his holiday party!

Oatmeal Raisin Coffee Cookie with Caramel Apple Filling

After a couple of “sample cookies” to decide exactly how I wanted to incorporate the coffee and apple cider I came to the conclusion that my favorite cookie was the one that combined the ground coffee into the cookie dough and was filled with a gooey, delectable caramel apple center.

The final result of “Chopped Challenge Thursday” Week Seventeen:  Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Coffee Cookies with Caramel Apple Filling

oats, raisins, caramels, coffee, apple cider, baking soda, gluten free baking flour

Ingredients (makes 15 cookies)

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground instant coffee
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup & 1 tsp apple cider (separated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup caramels

Begin by combining the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and coffee.

Gluten Free Cookie Recipe

Next, cream together the butter and sugar.  Then, beat in the eggs, vanilla and 1/4 cup apple cider. Add in the flour mixture and combine well.

cookie dough, oatmeal raisin cookie dough

Next, hand mix in the oats and raisins.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

Melt the caramels in the microwave for 1 minute, remove and immediately whisk in 1 tsp apple cider. The mixture should be a very thick caramel sauce.

Gluten Free Caramel Apple Filling

Now, to make the cookies, grab a ball of dough and make a “cave” in the middle. Then pour the caramel into its home, “the cave”.

Gluten Free Caramel Apple Filled Cookies

Wrap the dough around the caramel and place onto a cookie sheet.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin Coffee Cookies with Caramel Apple Filling

Scrumptious is the perfect word to describe these cookies.

Oatmeal Raisin Caramel Apple Cookies

Don’t just take my word for it, my Mom was eating the crumbs off the baking sheet (true story!)

Oatmeal Raisin Coffee Cookies

And my brother just walked in with an empty container and said these cookies were the hit of the party!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

No gluten AND scrumptious, I’d say that’s one amazing cookie!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Caramel Cookies

Well hello melted caramel goodness! Don’t mind if I do 😉

Oatmeal Raisin Coffee Cookies

 

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

I spent a decent amount of last week scouring San Diego in search of these mythical “Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses”!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Low and behold, they do exist!  I eventually found them at Target and turned them into these delicious chocolate pumpkin cookies for my annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Friday night!  They were a huge hit and I highly recommend you make them immediately 🙂

Chocolate Pumpkin Kiss Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 2 dozen cookies)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 24 Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses

Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa in a small mixing bowl.

Next, combine the butter, sugars, vanilla and egg in a large mixing bowl, then add the cocoa flour mixture.

Chocolate Cookie Batter

Mix until combined well.

Chocolate Cookie Dough

Roll into balls and place on a baking stone.

Chocolate Cookies

Bake at 325° for 12 minutes.

Baked Chocolate Cookies

Top with the Kisses while warm to let the pumpkin goodness melt into the chocolate cookies!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

These are now tied for “best cookie ever” with my Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Pumpkin Chocolate Cookies

The perfect fall cookie for pumpkin lovers everywhere!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free baking flour for traditional flour to make this recipe gluten-free.

Chocolate Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Chocolate Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 24 Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Next, combine the butter, sugars, vanilla and egg in a large mixing bowl, then add the cocoa flour mixture.
  3. Mix until combined well.
  4. Roll into balls and place on a baking stone.
  5. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes.
  6. Top with the Kisses while warm to let the pumpkin goodness melt into the chocolate cookies!
http://whitneybond.com/2012/10/29/whats-for-dessert-chocolate-pumpkin-kiss-cookies/

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

When planning the Italian menu for my Little Italy Housewarming Party I knew I wanted some sort of cookie in the mix. Cookies are an easy dessert for a cocktail party as you can make the dough ahead of time, throw it in the fridge and then bake the cookies just before guests arrive for a fresh, warm dessert that people can grab and go!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cupcakes you have to frost, pies you have to slice, ice cream melts, but cookies are easy and something that everyone loves! And if you don’t love cookies, you will probably not be invited to my parties because you’re just plain crazy 😉

This is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Many people claim to have “the perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I think it’s all a matter of taste. I like mine soft and chewy with lots of chocolate chips. After years of hard, scientific research involving very long days and tough tasting sessions, I have come up with my perfect” chocolate chip cookie!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Since the menu was Italian I decided to add in everyone’s favorite Italian Hazelnut spread, Nutella, to make my very own Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies!  The result…

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

…well, lets just say after posting pictures of these cookies on Instagram and Twitter, I’ve been making deals and getting bribes to trade these cookies for just about anything!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup nutella

Start by combining the flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Next combine the melted butter and sugars. Blend well then beat in the eggs and vanilla, then add the flour mixture.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Next hand mix in the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Finally throw in that delicious hazelnutty-tella!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Swirl the Nutella into the cookie dough then drop by large tablespoons onto a baking stone.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Bake at 325° for 15 minutes.  Low and slow is the key to an evenly chewy and delicious cookie!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

The swirled in Nutella gives the cookies that awesome marble look!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wasn’t on the Nutella bandwagon before these cookies, but now I’m not only on the wagon, I’m manning the wheel and driving it in circles of Nutella amazingness!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing brings more happiness to my face than a large stack of warm, melty, chocolate chip cookies!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I then had to dig in so that I could show you all the chocolate, melted goodness inside of the cookies!

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Is anyone else’s mouth watering?

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free baking flour for traditional flour to make this recipe gluten-free.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup nutella

Instructions

  1. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  2. Next combine the melted butter and sugars.
  3. Blend well then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Next add the flour mixture.
  5. Hand mix in the chocolate chips and nutella.
  6. Drop the cookie dough by large tablespoons onto a baking stone.
  7. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/09/10/whats-for-dessert-nutella-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Red velvet cookies are rolled in powdered sugar then topped with Hershey’s hugs, making them the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies {Little Leopard Book}

This recipe is just in time for Valentines Day!

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

These red velvet cookies are both beautiful and delicious!

Red Velvet Kiss Cookie Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 12 cookies)

    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp red food coloring
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 12 Hershey’s Hugs Candies

    Pre-heat the oven to 325°F.

    Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

    In a large bowl mix together the melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.

    Combine the egg with the other ingredients. Add in the food coloring, vanilla and vinegar.

    After the ingredients are combined well, add in the dry ingredients and mix well.

    Red Velvet Cookie Dough

    When the dough is ready, roll a heaping tablespoon into a ball then roll in the powdered sugar and place on a baking stone or parchment lined baking sheet.

    Red Velvet Powdered Sugar Cookies

    Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes.

    Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

    After the red velvet cookies come out of the oven place a Hershey hug or kiss in the middle of the cookie and allow it to melt in.

    Valentines Day Red Velvet Cookies

    These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day parties or treats for your sweet <3

    Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

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    Red Velvet Kiss Cookies {Little Leopard Book}

    Now let’s take a closer look at that chewy, red chocolate goodness!

    Red Velvet Cookies with Hershey Hugs

    Bake some today and share with the ones you love!  (This single girl shared them with her roommates 😉 )

    Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

    ♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

    ♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour to make this recipe gluten-free.

    Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

    Prep Time: 15 minutes

    Cook Time: 12 minutes

    Yield: 12 cookies

    Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp red food coloring
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 12 Hershey’s Hugs or Kisses

    Instructions

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°.
    2. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl mix the melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together.
    4. Combine the egg with the other ingredients.
    5. Add the food coloring, vanilla and vinegar.
    6. Add the dry ingredients.
    7. After the dough is ready roll a heaping tablespoon into a ball then roll in the powdered sugar and place on a baking stone or parchment lined baking sheet.
    8. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes.
    9. After the cookies come out of the oven place a Hershey hug or kiss in the middle of the cookie and allow it to melt in.
    http://whitneybond.com/2012/02/14/whats-for-dessert-red-velvet-kiss-cookies/

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