Magic Cookie Bars
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Magic Cookie Bars | Dawn's Recipes

This cookie recipe has been around forever. There are infinite variations of it around the Internet, sometimes under different names. My mother-in-law calls them Hello Dolly Bars. I got this version from my aunt at least a couple of decades ago. I debated posting yet another incarnation until a friend asked me recently for the recipe. … Continue Reading →

German Chocolate Cupcakes
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German Chocolate Cupcakes | Dawn's Recipes

Let me preface this post with a little confession: I am not a big fan of cake. This statement has actually brought forth such comments as, “How are we even friends?” Cake lovers are a very passionate people! My only defense is that I grew up around birthday cakes from grocery stores and wholesale clubs. Stale, bland cake with sickly sweet frosting. Yuck and yuck. It was not unusual for me to pass up the cake at my own party. … Continue Reading →

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Cookies on Cooling Rack

I was craving chocolate chip cookies the other day, but I’ve outgrown my previous recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are so commonplace. I wanted something truly remarkable. I decided to experiment by taking about 3 or 4 different cookie recipes I really enjoy and combining my favorite elements from each. The result is a crispy-chewy cookie that was not overly sweet (thanks to bittersweet chocolate chips, but use semisweet if you prefer) and just a touch of saltiness to balance it out. … Continue Reading →

S’mores Tarts – Little Bites of Chocolate Summer Bliss
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S'mores Tarts

I first saw s’mores tarts in the bakery case at a local café and thought they were a brilliant idea! I didn’t get one right away, but I kept thinking of them. Next time I returned to the café they were gone. I thought they must be easy enough to make, then life got in the way and I forgot. … Continue Reading →