Tiny One Bite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baker Bettie Cookies, Mini, Sweets 2 Comments

One bite chocolate chip cookies are the most perfect tiny soft chocolate chip cookie for eating by the handful or drenching in milk and eating with a spoon, kind of like homemade cookie cereal!  I have a real problem right now. I CANNOT be in Target without gravitating toward the baby section. And I CANNOT look through the baby section of Target without inevitably buying several baby items. Have you looked at baby clothes lately?! THEY ARE TOO CUTE! Before you get all freaked, I’m not pregnant! But my sister is! And I am so darn excited to meet the …

No-Bake Mini Cranberry Cheesecake Tarts

Baker Bettie Cheesecake, Christmas, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Mini, Pastries, Pie, Sweets, Thanksgiving 0 Comments

These mini cranberry cheesecake tarts use mini phyllo shells, a no-bake cheesecake filling, and an easy 3 ingredient cranberry topping. This quick dessert comes together in a snap and will impress at your holiday gathering!  I’m going to Raleigh this week to spend time with my husband’s family for Thanksgiving. I am so excited to relax and eat some great food! Since we are getting down to the wire for the day of gluttonous glory, I thought I would share a really easy dessert recipe with you! This one is for those who need something to prep quickly but are …

Homemade Oreos with Raspberry Filling

Baker Bettie Cookies, Mini, Sweets, Valentine's Day 3 Comments

I have figured out the texture of an oreo for a homemade version! A rich chocolate crunchy and crumbly cookie with a creamy but stiff filling! These are so much better than the store bought version. Keep them plain, or add freeze dried raspberry powder to give them a pretty pink color and to add tartness to the filling! Happy Valentine’s Day!  You guys! I have been the worst blogger ever! It has been almost two weeks since I’ve posted a brand new recipe and I’ve had this one photographed for over a week and just haven’t been able to …

Ultra Soft Sugar Cookie Bars

Baker Bettie Bars, Cookies, Mini, Sweets 10 Comments

This is my definition of a perfect sugar cookie. Soft sugar cookie bars are incredibly fudgy, soft, and almost cookie dough like. Making sugar cookies in bar form keeps the edges soft and makes the perfect thick cookie to sink your teeth into.  I always get a craving for sugar cookies this time of year. But not just any sugar cookies. I want cookies that are indescribably soft and almost fudge-like. Cookies that border on tasting like cookie dough. I think I’ve actually only had those kinds of cookies a few times in my life. I’ve tried a lot of recipes …

Sharp Cheddar and Thyme Cheese Puffs (Gougère)

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Biscuits, Breads, Choux Pastry Techniques, Mini, Pate a Choux, Savory, Snacks 29 Comments

Learn how to use pate a choux pastry to make this cheddar cheese puff recipe or gougere as they are classically called. Light and airy on the inside and a little crisp on the outside. Traditional gougere uses Gruyere cheese, but I used sharp cheddar here. Any shred-able cheese will do!  I feel like I need to start this post out with an apology. An apology that the week of Pate a Choux has turned into a week two of Pate a Choux. I had posts lined up for you last week that have now spilled over into this week. Treats that had …

Smoked Almond Dark Chocolate Turtles and Caramel Science

Baker Bettie Candy, Fall, Gluten Free, Mini, Sweets, Vegan 13 Comments

Ever since I learned how to caramelize sugar, I have been fascinated with it. It amazes me how one simple ingredient can change into something that resembles nothing of it’s original state both in it’s look and taste. It feels like magic. But really, it’s just science. In case you have never tried it before, put 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup water into a heavy bottom pan over medium-low heat. Stir it until the sugar dissolves. Then stop stirring and watch it. I’m serious. Just stand there and watch it.  Caramel will appear before your very eyes. (Make …

Take A Deep Breath and Eat Some Pie…

Baker Bettie Mini, Pie, Sweets 10 Comments

I cannot sleep. Facebook is a frenzy right now and, like a train wreck, I cannot look away. There are several things in life that pretty much make me want to roll over and die. #1: Confrontations and #2: Discussing Politics. And right about now these things are pretty much one in the same. It isn’t that I don’t care about politics. I do.  And I try to stay informed as much as possible about both parties.  But why the heck is it so freaking difficult for people to discuss politics without confrontations and hatred coming out? It just really …