Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg Free}

I’ve been trying to develop some yummy pumpkin recipes for you over the past few weeks, and I’ve had this realization: I am not as much of a pumpkin fanatic as I used to be.

I mean pumpkin is good, but I am definitely way more of an apple/pear person during the fall than a pumpkin person. That being said, just you wait until you see the pumpkin chocolate poke cake I developed for Mandy’s Recipe Box (I start contributing to her site this month)! It’s absolutely divine. I love the combo of pumpkin and chocolate.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies // bakingyum.com

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies, and I love the cakey kind (not the chewy kind). Continue reading “Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg Free}”

Just One Dozen Snickerdoodles

The perfect soft and cinnamon-ey small batch snickerdoodle recipe. These are quick and easy to make and will satisfy any snickerdoodle craving. The batch makes just one dozen snickerdoodles.

Just One Dozen Snickerdoodles (a small batch recipe!) // bakingyum.com

Life is so busy. I am still adjusting to David’s increased hours at school and at work; we hardly see each other these days. As I look around the house today I’m reminded of how nice it was to have him home a little more often during his first year of grad school.

There’s a long list of things that need to be done, which if he were here David would be glad to help with!

The kitchen floors need sweeping and mopping. The floor in the kids room is covered in toys. There are baskets of laundry that need to be folded. The bathrooms need cleaning.

I need to go to the grocery store, but oh shoot… that would mean having to take both kids (instead of just one or none at all). I would love to go to the gym, but no David at home means no one is here to watch the kids while I exercise.

Sheesh, David really spoiled me last year and I’m beginning to realize just how much he did for me when he was able to be home more frequently and how I took him for granted!
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Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two

Oatmeal cookie bars inspired by Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. These bars are soft, sweet, and loaded with cinnamon. They are even better than the original!

Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two // bakingyum.com

This morning I had the pleasure of taking my three-year-old guy into the dentist to get two cavities filled. Truth be told, I waited way too long to take him into the dentist. His first regular cleaning was just a couple of weeks ago. I put it off for a long time mainly because I just knew the probability of him having cavities was going to be high (NOT because this mom of his is a dessert blogger though).

I knew he’d likely have cavities because brushing his teeth has always been a battle (and we started brushing as soon as he had teeth as a little baby)! We are talking… screaming, crying, wiggling, weeping, and having to pin him down just to get that brush in his mouth for a few seconds. On the days when he begs to brush his teeth on his own, he just gets the fronts of his top and bottom teeth, and then he thoroughly enjoys sucking the rest of his berry flavored toothpaste off of his toothbrush. Probably better for him than not brushing at all, but still probably not very effective.

And so when they told me he had two cavities way in the back of his mouth a couple of weeks ago I was not surprised, because those back teeth hardly get cleaned like they should. Continue reading “Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two”

Ginger + Peach Crisps for Two

Individual peach crisps with a hint of ginger. These irresistible little crisps come out of the oven hot, bubbly, and golden brown. Recipe makes just two crisps! 

Ginger + Peach Crisps for Two // bakingyum.com

So, I made these delicious oatmeal creme pie bars the other day {recipe coming soon}. The recipe was baked in an 8×4″ pan, and made four bars. I decided that this was the perfect size for sharing. One for me, one for David, and one each for our friends Angela and David. Continue reading “Ginger + Peach Crisps for Two”

Biscoff Churro Muddy Buddies

A simple sweet treat made with rice chex tossed in melted white chocolate and biscoff spread, and then coated in a churro inspired sugar mixture.

Biscoff Churro Muddy Buddies // bakingyum.com

It’s National S’mores Day… and so I made you some biscoff churro muddy buddies.

I think I made a mental note of National S’mores Day at some point, and then I forgot all about it and it snuck up on me.

So if you’re really craving a s’more today and/or you want to celebrate this beloved National holiday, then check out these s’mores brownies or these salted caramel pretzel s’mookies!

Also, I promise that I’ll put National S’mores Day on the blog calendar for next year (and yes, by “put it” I mean actually write it down). Continue reading “Biscoff Churro Muddy Buddies”

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for when the craving strikes but you don’t want to make a massive batch!

Chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorite cookie. They might even be my all-time favorite treat. Ever.

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe makes just 8 cookies!) // bakingyum.com

When I was working to lose weight, I’d often have cravings for chocolate chip cookies. But part of losing weight for me meant developing some self control, and I knew that having 2-3 dozen cookies lying around was not a great idea. Continue reading “Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Small Batch Sugar Cookies

Soft bakery style sugar cookies topped with classic buttercream frosting and colored sprinkles. No dough refrigeration required, just make the dough and bake!

My husband’s name is David. David doesn’t care for sugar cookies. In fact, he sort of hates them. I, on the other hand, LOVE a frosted sugar cookie.

Actually there are a lot of foods I like that David doesn’t like. There are even some foods I don’t like, but admittedly I’m not that picky. I’m a firm believer that if you think you don’t like a certain food you should try it time and time again anyway, because at some point you might find a way of preparing it that you love.

This is probably why I haven’t given up on quinoa yet. I try it every few weeks, and I usually still don’t like it, BUT I did find these little brown rice and quinoa packets that I just love. See? If I had totally written off quinoa I may have never tried Seeds of Change. <—- BTW, that wasn’t a sponsored sentence. I’m just a girl in love with a brand of microwave-ready rice packets and I want the world to know.

aaaaaand I’m rambling about health food in a post about cookies.Small Batch Sugar Cookies. Recipe makes just 6 cookies! // bakingyum.comPoint being, I think you can learn to love any food. I’ve always been certain that I could get David to love a sugar cookie. Continue reading “Small Batch Sugar Cookies”

Red, White & Blueberry Shortcakes

The perfect 4th of July dessert: tender, flaky shortcakes topped with sweetened red and blue berries and perfectly white whipped cream.

The 4th of July is my faaaaavorite holiday. I love the parades, the fairs, the BBQs, and the fireworks.

Now I realize that most people are out and about at large gatherings for the Fourth of July. But, on the off chance you aren’t one of those people, and you find yourself hosting or attending a small gathering for about four people, then know that this post is for you.

Even if you are spending the fourth at a large party, make these sometime earlier in the week. You won’t be sorry.Red, White, & Blueberry Shortcakes // bakingyum.com Continue reading “Red, White & Blueberry Shortcakes”

Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies

A flavorful twist on the classic chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookie. These are made with Biscoff spread and cinnamon for a warm, buttery, blondie-like flavor. They’re taken to a whole new level with melty marshmallows and butterscotch chips. You will simply love these cookies! 

The first time I tried Biscoff spread, I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan. I’ve never liked the cookies either, so that came as no surprise to me. My husband on the other hand thought it was love at first bite. There were literally times when I thought he might have more of an infatuation with the cookie spread than with me. I joke, I joke.

He could never love a food more than me.

Right?Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies // bakingyum.comDavid has eaten Biscoff spread on just about everything. Fresh fruit, hot homemade bread, cookies, crackers, pretzels, ice cream… you get the idea. One day he asked me to make these little beauties from Jaclyn at Cooking Classy, Continue reading “Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies”

Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles

An easy no bake treat based on the ever popular chocolate oreo truffle recipe. This summer version, which is made with golden oreos, has hints of tangy lemon and lime. They are absolutely divine!

I love the original oreo truffle recipe. Have you had them? They are made by crushing a whole package of regular oreos into fine crumbs and then mixing a block of cream cheese into those crumbs. Roll the oreo mixture into balls, dip them in chocolate, and viola! They’re total deliciousness, as far as I’m concerned.Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles // bakingyum.com

I made these lemon-lime oreo truffles for the first time a couple of years ago during the summer. I needed a no-bake treat that was simple to make and that tasted like summer. And these totally do. I just love citrus. The lemon and lime flavors in these taste like sunshine.  I brought a larger batch of these to a gathering and they got snatched up so fast. Continue reading “Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles”