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Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies are full of deep, dark, dense, rich chocolate with an espresso finish. A chocolate lovers dream! | Holiday Baking | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #doublechocolateespressocookies

We’re into the home stretch – Day 5 of Cookie Week! Are you tired of cookies yet?? I promise this one is worth it. Say it with me now, Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies. That’s right, we’re going straight into chocolate heaven this week. These cookies are more like a brownie in cookie form, or so my husband informs me. It took four batches to get these just right. Deep, dark, dense, rich chocolate with an espresso finish. Pure nirvana I assure you. Scooped with a medium cookie scoop they are just the right size!

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies are full of deep, dark, dense, rich chocolate with an espresso finish. A chocolate lovers dream! | Holiday Baking | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #doublechocolateespressocookies

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This cookie was also developed from the Bake From Scratch Cookie Chart. Melted butter keeps them dense and chewy. The espresso intensifies the chocolate flavor and shows itself as a finishing note rather than a main stage player. These Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies were surprisingly my son’s favorite cookie! He was pretty sad when I sent the rest of the final batch to work with Daddy and he had to settle for a different dessert.

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Cookies/ Dessert

Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are a tasty trail cookie, perfect for fall hikes, camping and tailgating! | Cookie Recipe | The TeatimeBaker | Holiday Baking | #oatmealcookierecipe

We are at the halfway point of Cookie Week! Day 4 is here already. Is it just me or does time seem to fly by these days? Oh well, we’ll salute it with a cookie. Today we’re baking Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. I almost didn’t even start this recipe. I am not a big fan of dried cranberries and it seemed like a meh cookie to me. When it came down to it I told myself that other people would like it so just do it already. Well the joke’s on me because these cookies are fan-tas-tic!

Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are a tasty trail cookie, perfect for fall hikes, camping and tailgating! | Cookie Recipe | The TeatimeBaker | Holiday Baking | #oatmealcookierecipe

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This kind of cookie can easily be a little dry and bland so I wanted to avoid that from the start. In the summer issue of Bake from Scratch magazine they featured a section on how to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie. There is a recipe for each type of cookie (crispy, cakey, chewy, etc) and a chart showing which ingredients are important to that cookie type. I decided to start from that chart and work my way up to the cookie I wanted.

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Cookies/ Dessert

Cinnamon Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Soft and buttery pumpkin cookies are topped with cinnamon icing for a burst of fall flavor. This is a cookie you don't want to miss! | Pumpkin Cookie recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday cookies | Favorite fall cookies #pumpkincookierecipe

It’s Day 3 of Cookie Week! While I was developing recipes for this week I took a poll on Facebook to find the #1 cookie for fall. It was a tough race between Molasses (gingersnap) cookies and pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing are a hallowed fall treat in Ohio. Today we are spinning on that classic a little and making Cinnamon Iced Pumpkin Cookies.  These soft and buttery morsels taste like pumpkin season distilled into a cookie.

Soft and buttery pumpkin cookies are topped with cinnamon icing for a burst of fall flavor. This is a cookie you don't want to miss! | Pumpkin Cookie recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday cookies | Favorite fall cookies #pumpkincookierecipe

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For this recipe I decided that cinnamon icing would perfectly complement the pumpkin cookies so our baking will be veering into Pumpkin Spice Latte territory today! I used the small cookie scoop for this recipe again. The same one we used for yesterday’s Chai Spice Cookies. You can of course use a medium cookie scoop if you prefer larger cookies. Just plan on getting about half the amount of cookies specified in this recipe.

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Cookies/ Dessert

Chai Spice Cookies

True to the name Chai Spice Cookies are a cup of chai in cookie form. Soft and delicately spiced with a sparkle of sugar on top they are a teatime treat! | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookie Recipe | #chaicookies

It’s Day 2 of Cookie Week! If you’ve been here before you know that chai has a special place in my heart. When I saw this Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle recipe over on Sally’s Baking Addiction I thought they sounded wonderful. I knew Cookie Week needed chai cookies but I wanted to put my own spin on them. My Chai Spice Cookies are based off the spices I use in my Homemade Spiced Chai recipe. Ginger and cardamom are the main stars but I did use some cinnamon for the cookies as well. I wanted to really pull out the flavors so I rolled them in sugar and the same spices that are in the cookies. This creates a lovely crunch on the outside and a little sparkle as well.

True to the name Chai Spice Cookies are a cup of chai in cookie form. Soft and delicately spiced with a sparkle of sugar on top they are a teatime treat! | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookie Recipe | #chaicookies

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If that sounds like a lot of spices don’t worry, they aren’t overpowering. When you bite into these Chai Spice Cookies you’ll get a soft burst of flavor with a little crunch afterwards. These cookies are absolutely wonderful with a cup of tea and a friend! I wanted to keep them at a smaller “tea” size rather than a larger American size so I used a medium cookie scoop to get the perfect 2 tsp amount of dough. If you’ve never used a cookie scoop before you should try one! I got my first (a medium size) as a wedding present and it really is better than the two spoons method I grew up with.

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Cookies/ Dessert

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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Dessert

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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Dessert

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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