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?! …

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 …

Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Holidays, Scones, Sweets, Valentine's Day 4 Comments

A bit of a twist on the classic cream scone, these Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze are elegant, and incredibly light and tender. Share them with the people you love!  I feel like these scones are a perfect representation of my current state of mind right now. Cheerful. Celebratory. Happy… Guys, I am happy. I don’t know how long it has been that I could truly say that and not be lying at least a little bit. Perhaps never in my adult years. I’m happy. I’m content. And it almost doesn’t feel real. Do you ever think …

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Baker Bettie Pie, Sweets 7 Comments

Fresh strawberry pie is the epitome of spring! This pie is filled with tons of fresh berries and no need for jello! All of the flavor comes from the berries in this beauty of a pie!  A couple of weeks ago, it refused to be spring in Chicago. It was ridiculously cold for being the first of April and we even got another dusting of snow. To be fair, I was fully aware of Chicago’s long winters pre-move, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t grumpy about it. I wanted sunshine! I wanted patio weather! I was more ready than I …

Chocolate Crunch Celebration Cake & a Cake Baking Essentials Giveaway!

Baker Bettie Cakes, Sweets 4 Comments

This article was originally published in the April 2015 Anniversary Issue of VRAI Magazine.  Ever since the VRAI Magazine team planned on celebrating our first anniversary during the whole month of April, I have been dreaming about creating our anniversary cake. What is a celebration without cake?! Cake is an absolute must have at any celebration and it has to be outstanding! I wanted to create something fun and whimsical. I wanted a cake that felt rustic and real, something that would start a conversation. Nothing too fancy or intimidating. I wanted something that celebrated the spirit of the VRAI Magazine …

How to Keep Your Pie Crust From Shrinking

Baker Bettie Ask BB, Baking Science, Baking Techniques, Fundamentals, Pie, Pie Crust 4 Comments

I am starting a new series today, the Ask BB Series. I’m sure you have noticed that I haven’t exactly been posting as frequently around here. That is mostly because I haven’t exactly had as much free time. This series will allow me to keep giving you baking tips and tricks to fill in the gaps in between when I actually have to develop a new recipe. I frequently get questions in the comments here and on my social media sites regarding baking science and/or technique. While I do my best to answer each question, some of them I get …

Fudgy Brownies with White Chocolate Mint Mousse

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 3 Comments

My ultimate fudgy brownies with white chocolate mint mousse are the definition of decadence. Fresh mint elevates the mint chocolate combo to a new level!  I’m baaaaaaack! Whew, what a whirled few weeks! Just to catch you up to speed in case you didn’t know, my husband and I just moved from Philadelphia back to the Midwest, to Chicago! This move was for multiple reasons, mostly for my husband’s job, but we have been wanting to be closer to family and Chicago is definitely a lot closer to Kansas than Philadelphia is! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I …

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 …