Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday Treat

After last weeks Pinterest Fail, I thought I would try again at baking something from Pinterest. This time it was a success!

Original Cookies


Alright, so they weren’t perfect. I was also trying to hurry and cook dinner before our friends arrived and accidentally left them in the oven for too long. While I love crunchy cookies, they ended up being a bit too crunchy for my liking. Can’t wait to try these again!

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies *recipe from here

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 10-12 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • Gratings from a lemon peel


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugars until creamy, then add in egg and lemon juice. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in white chips and lemon peel. Scoop dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly golden. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Friday Treat (Pinterest Fail)

I love Pinterest. I find myself spending hours pinning cute clothes, travel destinations, and most importantly, food. I have yet to try to make anything I’ve pinned, so I thought I’d take a chance and make these cookies. They seemed simple enough, and who doesn’t love Nutella?

According to Pinterest, this is how the cookies were supposed to look:

Nutella Cookie Cups

This is how mine turned out:

Pinterest Fail

Regardless of how they looked, they were still delicious. I think my mini-muffin tin was too mini. Or maybe I didn’t press into the cookies hard enough with the right object. Maybe I let my cookies cook for too long (I don’t like mushy cookies…). I’ll try it again and maybe I’ll be successful next time…

Nutella Cookie Cups *recipe from here

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Dough balls


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in flour, salt and baking soda until smooth. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls. Put them into a muffin tin (grease if to pan is not non-stick) for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.


Let the cookies sit for about two minutes, and then taking a shot glass or a pepper grinder and make little wells for the Nutella.

I was not so successful with this execution

Top with Nutella. It’s up to you how much you want to put in. I like Nutella, so I put more than the prescribed 1tbsp. They may not have been as pretty as the pinterest photo, but they were still quite tasty! I think I might try them with sugar cookies next time…

*Also – Apologies for the poor quality of the photos. I have no excuse.


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Summer Review

Hello! Do you guys remember me? I apologize, I essentially took the summer off. Life was getting crazy with constant wedding plannings and wedding weekends (not mine, so no surprises there!). Here’s a quick peak at what I’ve been up to for the past 2 months. There was a big move, trip to Walnut Creek, Ca for a wedding, multiple bridal shower and bacherolette parties, another wedding, weekend trips, boating, and food, lots of food. It took awhile for the sun to show up, but when it did, it brought the heat as well! Hope your summer is going well! Recipes are soon to come!

Wedding flowers from the Lafayette, CA Farmer’s Market

Wedding Dessert – Rice Krispy Treat Pops

Wedding Dessert – Mini cupcakes

Wedding Desserts – Plate Number 1

Downtown treat!

Bridal Shower Flowers

Flowers from Pike Place Market

Blue Angels during Seafair

Crab from Long Beach, WA

Live Uni (Not mine!)

Mt. St. Helens Lava Canyon

Mt. St. Helens

Wild Huckleberries

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