Cookies and Bars

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Neiman Marcus Cookies

Have you ever had a Neiman Marcus Cookie? About ten years ago, they were all the craze. I remember making them in a cooking class my freshman year of college and thinking they were delicious. Somehow, over the past ten years, I had completely forgotten about them. This summer my sister drove by herself with […]

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Mint Oreo Stuffed Brownies with Mint Oreo Frosting

Let’s face it, Mint Oreos are delicious! I couldn’t help putting some in a batch of brownies last week and then got really crazy by topping it off with some amazing Mint Oreo Frosting. The results were superb! A very rich and decadent dessert to treat yourself to, make for book club or make for […]

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Jello Sugar Cookies {Leprechaun Bait}

My new motto for holiday’s (and life in general) is “impress with less.” I’m not talking about skimping on flavor or fun, I am talking about finding ways to make things as awesome as possible with as little effort as possible.  I think this new motto has a lot to do with being pregnant with […]

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Tart Lemon Bars {with melt in your mouth crust}

I saw a recipe for The Best Lemon Bars on Pinterest last week. I love a good lemon bar so I just had to test it out and see if these really are the best. They were fantastic! The fact that I ate an amount that I would rather not disclose, should speak to how delicious […]

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Knockoff Swig Sugar Cookies

Have you seen this recipe on Pinterest? Knockoff Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe. I saw it a couple weeks ago, and after reading the rave reviews of this cookie, I was headed to the kitchen ready to fire up the oven. I started getting everything out and to my horror I was out of cream of tarter […]

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Chewy Chocolate Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Pudding mix is a magic ingredient when it comes to cookies. It has the power to take a regular cookie and make it incredibly soft and chewy! Just the way I like ‘em. Some of our most popular recipes here at the mother huddle are the two pudding cookie recipes Destri has posted in the […]

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Chocolate Marshmallow Bars with a Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Layer

These Chocolate Marshmallow Bars have quite the story behind them. It’s one of my favorite food stories, because it was one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me. They also happen to be extremely delicious and you need to make them pronto…..here is the story. The summer that my husband and I got […]

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Fun Cookies For The 4th Of July

Need a sweet and festive treat for the 4th of July?  With only 4 ingredients, these cake mix cookies couldn’t be any easier, and they are so so good!  Soft and buttery with just the right amount of chewy.  I sandwiched cream cheese frosting between two cookies with some red, white, and blue sprinkles on […]

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Hello Dolly Bars {aka magic layer bars}

My mom loved to make treats on Sunday evenings, and these bars were one of her favorites. The salted butter mixed with the graham cracker crumbs gives a slightly salty base that perfectly compliments the sweet and chocolaty top layers. Chewy with a slight crunch from the chopped walnuts, these Hello Dolly Bars are a sure cure for your […]

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Caramel Rice Crispy Treats {…I dare you to try and only eat one}

It should be illegal for something so simple, and made with rice crispies of all things, to be so addicting. I have no control when I am faced with a batch of these caramel rice crispy treats. The texture is amazing, a little stiffer then a regular rice crispy and extra chewy. The flavor is […]

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