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American Flag Cookie Cake

Baker Bettie 4th of July, Cakes, Cookies, Holidays 5 Comments

Make this American Flag Cookie Cake for your perfect 4th of July Celebration! The sugar cookie base is incredibly soft and fudgy and it is topped with a lemon frosting and fresh blueberries and raspberries. Since this cake is so easy to decorate, it is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike!  Oh, summer! Why are you so wonderful and so fleeting? I could live in your endless days and warm weather forever and ever! Mr.BB and I just got back from our little romantic summer getaway. It was so needed! We headed up north to a cabin on a small lake …

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Lemon, Thyme, and Goat Cheese Icebox Cake

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 4 Comments

Icebox cakes are a classic retro cake that are making a comeback. Lemon, thyme, and goat cheese icebox cake is an updated version of the retro classic. Thin cookies are layered with a creamy goat cheese filling that has touches of honey, lemon, and fresh thyme!  I am feeling very grateful today! Mr.BB and I are about to head up north to take a little vacation just the two of us. We realized recently that we haven’t taken a trip just the two of us since our honeymoon 5 years ago. We decided to take an early anniversary/we both turned …

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10 Tips for Baking Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Cookies, Sweets 5 Comments

Follow these 10 cookie baking tips to make your own perfect chocolate chip cookies! These tips will help you create cookies that taste amazing as well as look picture perfect!  If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you may have caught on to the fact that I have a love affair with cookies. My obsession for developing the recipe for my most perfect chocolate chip cookie was what really sparked my passion for baking. Here’s the thing, cookies can seem like a really easy and approachable thing to bake, especially something simple like a chocolate chip cookie. But …

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Triple Berry Cobbler

Baker Bettie Fruit Pies, Pie, Summer, Sweets 2 Comments

Triple berry cobbler is a very easy recipe to showcase all of those beautiful summer berries! Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are the stars in this simple cobbler that bakes in a cast iron skillet!  You guys, I have all of this time on my hands all of a sudden and I barely know what to do with myself! You may or may not know that I am a private chef in my real world job. I am very much in love with the job. But since February, I have not had a co-worker which means I pretty much have not had a …

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Cherry Apple Pie

Baker Bettie 4th of July, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Sweets 3 Comments

  This article was originally published by me in the June 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine. We claim pie in America as ours. And while the truth of the matter is that the origins aren’t really ours, pie feels classically American to us. I think it has to do with the way in which we’ve embraced it. We associate pie with good old fashioned cooking. Humble. Non pretentious. A dessert that anyone can relate to each other over. I don’t know what it is about pie that just feels very homey and comforting. A slice of pie feels like love. I …

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Tangerine Ricotta Pound Cake with Rhubarb Compote

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 6 Comments

Dense and cheesy ricotta pound cake is scented with tangerine and almond and served with a tart rhubarb compote. A lovely springtime dessert.  This article and recipe was originally published by me in the May 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine.   I am the youngest of two kids. My sister, Kelsey, is just 3 years older than me. I think it is safe to say that I only had two main goals growing up. The first was to annoy and embarrass my older sister as much as humanly possible. The second was to be as much like her as I …

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Bourbon and Thyme Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Baker Bettie Cookies, Frozen, Sweets 2 Comments

Bourbon and thyme oatmeal raisin cookies are packed with brown butter, old fashioned rolled oats, and raisins soaked in bourbon. These cookies take the classic to a whole new level. Smash some good quality vanilla bean ice cream between two of them for a truly gourmet treat.  This recipe was originally published in the July 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine.  In January of 2010 I was all moved out of my college apartment and on the road, making the long drive from Lawrence, KS to Austin, TX. I had taken an internship at the state hospital in Austin in order …

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Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

Baker Bettie Cakes, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 5 Comments

A pavlova is a baked meringue dessert that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This chocolate raspberry pavlova takes this elegant dessert to a new level with chocolate meringue, whipped cream, fresh raspberry sauce, and chocolate ganache!  This article was originally written and published by me in the February 2015 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  My husband and I became friends a few months before we ever started dating. He was easy to be around and easy to talk to. We clicked almost immediately. Not necessarily in a way that made me know we were going to …