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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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10 Tips for Baking Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Cookies, Sweets 4 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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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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Basic Shortbread Cookies

Baker Bettie Basic Recipes, Cookies, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 3 Comments

Basic shorbread cookies are one of the easiest cookies you can make! This old-fashioned recipe only calls for 5 ingredients and results in deliciously buttery and slightly sweet cookies! This dough can also be used as a tart crust or the base of a cheesecake!  Is it weird that shortbread cookies are my favorite kind of cookie? Of all the cookies in all the world, I  have yet to find a cookie that I enjoy more than good basic shortbread cookies. They are just so buttery and crumbly with just the right amount of sweetness. Just perfect. I made these …

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Cookie Dough Cookies

Baker Bettie Cookies, Sweets 5 Comments

Cookie dough cookies are the dream cookie! Baked cookie on the outside and cookie dough in the center!  I have this same dilemma every time I make cookie dough for cookies. I get to the point where I’m ready to bake the cookies and I just about can’t put the pan in the oven. I go back and forth with myself. I taste the raw dough and think, “These cookies are never going to be as good as this dough!” They rarely are. What is it about raw dough that just always tastes so much better than it’s baked version of itself?! …

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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 …

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Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies

Baker Bettie Cookies, Holidays 7 Comments

Thick and chewy Oatmeal Scotchies are one of my favorite kinds of cookie! This is my recipe for the best oatmeal scotchies and they turn out just slightly crispy on the outside and really chewy and gooey in the middle. Use dark brown sugar for the most chew! Are you getting sick of cookies yet? I know the internet is flooded with them these days. Cookie recipes coming out from everywhere! I didn’t plan this well. I should have given these to you earlier and kept some other holiday recipes for later but, you know, you live and you learn. …

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Ultra Soft Sugar Cookie Bars

Baker Bettie Bars, Cookies, Mini, Sweets 8 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 …