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NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies

NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies

  This is recipe #9 in the Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment, and it just miiiiiiiiiiiiiight have taken the lead in the contest for my favorite cookie. Until now, Martha Stewart’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Doubletree by Hilton’s cookies have been tied for first. But this recipe has definitely edged out Martha,...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


  I remember, as a kid, Crinkle Cookies were the pinnacle of my Christmas cookie season. Once my mom had made a batch of those, I felt like Christmas could officially happen, and I could survive another 11 months without Christmas treats. I don’t know how it’s happened, but somehow I’ve forgotten them over...

Ritz Cracker Toffee

Ritz Cracker Toffee is so easy to make and is always a hit with friends!

This stuff is one of my very favorite Christmas treats! It’s completely and utterly addicting, which is why it’s earned the nickname Christmas Crack. Have you tried it? It’s essentially toffee bathed crackers, slathered in chocolate and almonds. And for those of us who aren’t so great in the candy-making department, it’s an especially...

70+ Cranberry Dessert Recipes

70+ festive and delicious cranberry treat recipes!

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Party Popcorn Saturday: Neapolitan Popcorn

The recipe for Neapolitan popcorn form the newly released cookbook, Party Popcorn

I am so excited to finally debut this 5-part weekly series that I’m calling Party Popcorn Saturdays. I’ve been plotting this for weeks and weeks and just dying to share it with you guys! Some of you may already know, but my cookbook Party Popcorn was just released this week!! So, to celebrate the...

Gingerbread Cookie Bark

This gingerbread cookie bark is so easy and so cute! Perfect for Christmas cookie giving and eating. #getyourbettyon

I have to confess something… I’ve never been much of a gingerbread fan. I mean, it’s always been okaaaaaay. But I’ve just never understood why anyone would want to eat gingerbread when there are so many other incredible holiday treats to be had?! Like chocolate pie and peanut butter truffles and peppermint cheesecake! I...

Homemade Chips Ahoy Cookies

Homemade Chips Ahoy recipe

Sorry to have missed a couple of weeks of chocolate chip cookies! Between Thanksgiving and getting sick, I had to put the experiment on the back burner. But today I’m back with another famous chocolate chip cookie! Is anyone else a Chips Ahoy junkie like me?? Oh man, I can tear my way through...

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprints

These Red Velvet Thumbprints are a cookie and cheesecake in one! Perfect for Christmas cookie plates and dangerously delicious.

Oh man, you guys. This recipe is trouble spelled F-A-T-P-A-N-T-S. Seriously. It’s like a cookie and cheesecake rolled into one– dangerously delicious and pop-able! And I mean “dangerous” as in: I could. not. stop. I think I ate maybe a million. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.