The Smart Baker Blog

Browned Butter Brownie Sticks

No matter how many brownie recipes I've tried, I don't think I'll ever stop testing new ones. I'm not sure why. I've made plenty of recipes that we 100% loved, but there is something really fun about trying out new brownies. When I saw Yes to Yum's recipe for One Bowl Chocolate Chunk Brown
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Halloween Cupcakes... I've lost it!

What's with all the candy wrappers? Is Stephanie having a meltdown? Is she doing some emotional bingeing?...No, not yet. The Reese's Wrappers are from my latest cupcake creation... or should I say my latest cupcake disaster?? It seems I've lost it! Well... you can see for yourself. The IDEA was
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Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Rolls are one of the most loved homemade treats in our house. They're not a very common occurrence however, because yeast and I don't get along so well. I've had my share of less-than-successful experiences with yeast recipes, so I tend to shy away from them. One day, I will conquer that ch
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Brownie Whoopie Pies with Creamy Vanilla Filling

Did you grow up eating whoopie pies? I did not. Everyone once in a while as a kid I would have a Moon Pie, but I don't think I ever had a real whoopie pie. Growing up on Long Island, NY I got to eat a lot of delicious desserts (the Italian bakeries on L.I. are hard to beat) but Whoopie Pies wer
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my major weaknesses. If they're dark chocolate? Forget it, I'm done for. The crunch and the salt from the pretzels with the rich, sweetness from the chocolate - H.e.a.v.e.n.  So naturally, the idea of pretzels mixed in to peanut butter chocolate chip cookie
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