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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

A sophisticated take on the popular peanut butter blossom cookies. Each bite contains both the peanut butter base and dark chocolate topping in these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #peanutbuttercookies

Cookie Week is here!!! Are you ready to bake? I’ve got seven cookie recipes for you this week, everything you’ll need for this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of other delicious cookie recipes out there, but sometimes trying to choose one is overwhelming. I’ve tested these recipes heavily over the past month and I hope you love them! We’re starting the week off with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies. These cookies have a soft shortbread crunch packed with peanut butter flavor on the bottom and a smooth layer of dark chocolate on top.

A sophisticated take on the popular peanut butter blossom cookies. Each bite contains both the peanut butter base and dark chocolate topping in these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #peanutbuttercookies

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I’ve always liked peanut butter cookies but I feel like the blossom part is lacking. The chocolate is a hard lump on top and it’s hard to bite into without crumbling the cookie. Also, I want chocolate in every bite not just the middle! I’ve made peanut butter cookies a handful of times with dark chocolate kisses and spread them over the cookie while it was hot. Unfortunately dark chocolate kisses can be hard to find and spreading them doesn’t create a very nice finish. I wanted these to be a prettier cookie that would make a lovely gift.

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Homemade Yeast Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze

Soft, fluffy delicious homemade yeast doughnuts are dipped in a vanilla glaze to fulfill all your doughnut cravings. | Homemade doughnut recipe | The Teatime Baker | glazed doughnuts #homemadeyeastdonuts

October is doughnut season. Fresh, hot, soft and fluffy Homemade Yeast Doughnuts. I have a lot of self-control but these babies test it SEVERELY! Have you watched the movie The Hundred Foot Journey? If not drop everything and watch it immediately. I’m serious, immediately. Hassan’s favorite quote from his mother is “food is memories.” That perfectly sums up my relationship with these doughnuts.

Soft, fluffy delicious homemade yeast doughnuts are dipped in a vanilla glaze to fulfill all your doughnut cravings. | Homemade doughnut recipe | The Teatime Baker | glazed doughnuts #homemadeyeastdonuts

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In high school my cousin and I decided that we would throw a harvest party for Halloween since we didn’t normally do much to celebrate. We invited our families together with some other local families, dressed up, and ate freshly fried doughnuts and drank cider. It was amazing so we decided to make it a tradition. (There’s a picture from our Egyptian year on my About Me page!)  In the years that followed we added themes, the costumes got fancier and the faces changed a little but the doughnuts and cider remained the same.

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Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes are perfect for a dinner party or weeknight dessert | Chocolate Recipes

During my high school years we had family picnics as often as we could during the summer. Baked beans, hot dogs, salad, fruit, homemade ice cream – all the good stuff. One of my favorite picnic desserts was the chocolate cake Aunt Carol would often bring. A single round layer, covered in whipped cream, sprinkled with cinnamon and dotted with cherries. Simple, delicious, and light, it stuck in my mind. Many years later I’m re-creating it in these Black Forest Cupcakes!

Deep dark chocolate cupcakes with freshly whipped cream, a cherry and a sprinkling of cinnamon | Black Forest Cupcakes

The cupcakes themselves are a simple one bowl dark chocolate cake recipe. Last year my husband asked me to give him a cake recipe that he could make for my birthday without a lot of baking experience. I handed him The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe from Robyn at Add a Pinch which I had made several times myself, and suggested he make it as two single layers with whipped cream, cinnamon and cherries for nostalgia’s sake. It was a huge hit and we all loved it!

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Dessert/ Pie

Triple Berry Galette

Celebrate summer with a Triple Berry Galette! | Summer Fruit Desserts

Anyone else intimidated by pie? I avoided making pie crust until we went gluten free for a few years and if I didn’t do it hubby didn’t get pie. I’ve never been much of a pie person (I’m coming around) but I did it for love! Nowadays it’s not so scary to make a pie crust and let me tell you, this Triple Berry Galette is beyond worth braving homemade crust! Anyone here familiar with the Galette? I only discovered it recently as I started exploring more European baking recipes.

Red & Black Raspberries and strawberries create a beautiful juicy filling in this Triple Berry Galette | Berry Recipes

A free form pie with a rustic pleated edge sprinkled with raw sugar. Heaven! My mind is now spinning with all the sweet and savory variations that could be made this way… On to berries though. Another reason a galette is a great choice here is because it needs less filling. I don’t know about you, but when I see “six cups of berries” for a regular pie my mind screams NO! I could make 10-12 jars of jam with that many berries! All in one pie and devoured in a few days at most?! I just can’t bring myself to do it. This requires a mere three cups – one of each type of berry. I used strawberries, red raspberries and black raspberries but you can use whatever you have available. There’s so much to love in this Triple Berry Galette.

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