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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Butterscotch Chip

Baker Bettie Cookies, Sweets 8 Comments

Intensely dark chocolate butterscotch cookies with espresso are chewy and soft and the perfect mid afternoon pick-me-up. Hershey’s dark chocolate cocoa powder gives these their intense dark chocolate flavor, however dutch processed cocoa powder could be used in its place. I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe before now. I’m sorry I’ve been holding out on you. When I …

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Cheesecake Cookie Dough Bars

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Cheesecake, Sweets 5 Comments

Cheesecake cookie dough bars are exactly as wonderful as they sound. While the bars are in fact baked, the cookie dough layer stays perfectly fudgy while the cheesecake layer is velvety smooth. These little gems were a baking happy accident. I had no intentions whatsever of making what these turned out to be. In fact, I had every intention in …

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Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 6 Comments

This is a simple recipe for classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The recipe uses tons of carrots and makes a classic version of carrot cake without pineapple, coconut, or raisins. The cake can be made a sheet cake or as a round layered cake. I feel like Mr. BB and I have officially become “city people.” A few …

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Oreo Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Pie, Sweets 1 Comment

Sometimes I sit down to write a post and get complete writers block. That sometimes is now. I pretty much just want to say: “Oreo cookie crust + chocolate mousse filling + cookies and cream topping = total yum. Enough said.” I mean really. Is there much more to say? Do I need to convince you that this will be …

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How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 2 Comments

I am here today to torture you with chocolate and give you another amazing base recipe to keep in your arsenal! I hope the more of these you have the more comfortable you feel in the kitchen making amazing pastries and baked goods! That whole idea of baking being intimidating really starts to go away when you realize that it …

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Devil’s Food Cake with Ganache

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 3 Comments

I recently learned to word: tchotchke. I was talking to my mother-in-law and she said, “I hear you like tchotchkes!” I immediately assumed it must be some kind of dessert. Then she told me what they were and I guess I do, in a way, like tchotchkes, but only ones with meaning or purpose so I’m not sure you can really …

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Basic Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Baker Bettie Candy, Sweets 1 Comment

Remember that Ganache 101 post from the other day where I taught you all about this super easy and incredibly versatile concoction that you MUST have in your baking arsenal?! Well, today I am sharing how to use that mixture to make a basic chocolate truffle recipe. Chocolate truffles are incredibly rich and intensely chocolate and have a luscious silky smooth …