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Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte

 Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick

Oh man you guys. This dessert was too good to save to share with you guys. I had originally planned to post something else today but I was just too excited about this one to wait any longer. We devoured this yesterday at a little family cookout (I still can’t believe we get to grill out here in NYC,) and I figured you’d all want the delicious recipe too.

I’ve been eyeing this on Annie’s blog for years now, waiting for the right time to make it. What is better than a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling, with crunchy bits throughout and a sprinkling of sea salt? Not much I can guarantee you and my family would agree! Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick


FudgySeaSaltBrownies

Fudgy Sea Salt Brownies

 Fudgy Sea Salt Brownies via The Baker Chick

Earlier this week I decided it was time to make my absolute favorite Fudgy Sea Salt Brownies again, both as a chance to revamp the pictures and also to tweak a couple things in the original recipe that needed adjusting.

I can say without a doubt these are the best brownies ever. If you like super fudgy brownies that are super rich and chocolate-y, studded with flakey sea salt- you will likely love them too! Check out the re-vamped post here.

Also, if you care about these things, yesterday I posted my Top 12 Baby Registry Essentials up in the Baby Section of the blog. Pass it along to anyone who may care! :)


S'mores

Chewy S’mores Cookies

 Chewy Smores Cookies via The Baker Chick

Before you all close up shop for the weekend, maybe to enjoy the real kick-off to summer with a BBQ or family potluck, I have one last recipe to share. I don’t personally have big holiday plans, but I did make these awesome cookies which to me represent everything to come in the next 3 months. When I think of S’mores I think of cook-outs and camp fires and card games at the picnic table. These cookies are a cross between the messy-gooey treats I grew up loving, and a simple chocolate chip cookie. The edges are crispy, the middles are chewy, and they are full of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate chunk. Are you as excited as I am? Chewy Smores Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

 Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting via The Baker Chick

You guys are in it for the pictures and recipe right? I mean I’m sure some people read what I write, but I don’t blame you for skimming my actual post and just checking out the goods- I’m guilty of it sometimes too. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m exhausted from a little nugget who got up at 4 AM today and I’m a bit brain dead- for that reason I’m going to keep this brief. :) Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting via The Baker Chick


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Peppermint Patty Cupcakes

 Peppermint Patty Cupcakes via The Baker Chick

Hey guys guess what? This is my first post of something that I baked after having a baby! I’m pretty darn proud of myself. (Though I really can thank my Mother-in-law whose visit last week is likely how I managed this.) Anyway- I’m a mom now (!!!) ¬†and finding time to bake things usually entails crossing my fingers that Hugo stays sleeping in his little chair while I try to make things happen in the kitchen. So far I think *maybe* I can actually keep up this baking/blogging thing- but every day brings new changes and challenges so you never know. Peppermint Patty Cupcakes via The Baker Chick


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Flourless Chocolate Cookies

 Flourless Chocolate Cookies via The Baker Chick

Anything called “flourless chocolate” always hooks me from the get go. I love a rich and dense flourless chocolate cake, or tart or cupcakes and these cookies are no exception. They seem too good to be true. No gluten? No dairy? Other than the chocolate and powdered sugar- they actually seem dare I say “healthy-ish”? I mean without butter/oil/flour it’s a step beyond regular cookies right? I think so…especially when you bite into one and discover the texture. Crispy edges, chewy, fudgy centers and loads of chocolate- what is not to love? Flourless Chocolate Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies

 Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies via The Baker Chick

I’m always on the hunt for festive Valentine’s Day recipes that don’t necessarily require pink and red food coloring to be involved. I’m not opposed to it don’t get me wrong, but it’s nice to have the option of a more natural looking treat that still packs a festive punch. These cookies are not only a favorite for their winning flavor combo and perfect cookie texture, but they’re just so darn cute aren’t they? Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Beer Caramel Pretzel Cookie Bars

 Beer Caramel Pretzel Cookie Bars via The Baker Chick

As a baker, the things that come out of my kitchen usually fall into two different categories. 1- Recipes I’ve seen elsewhere online and desperately want to try with my own adaptations or twists, and 2- Recipes that I have an idea of in my head and kinda figure out as I go. The perfectionist side of me always feels better about the first type, but sometimes I just need to let the creative juices flow and see what happens.

Given that I’m sweet & salty obsessed, I wanted something gooey with a warm chocolate chip cookie base, chewy, malty beer-caramel and crunchy pretzels. I know it may all sound kinda weird together, but it seemed like the perfect combo to bring to the Packers playoff game a few weeks back and I was convinced I could make it work in a delicious way.

 Beer Caramel Pretzel Cookie Bars via The Baker Chick


pnbcup cookies

Chewy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 Chewy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via The Baker Chick

Is it too soon for cookies again? I sure hope not. I made these cookies around the holidays, but they got lost in the hustle and bustle and I didn’t get a chance to share them. They were so good, (really too good,) that of course I have to spread the love, (especially if you love chewy chocolate peanut-buttery goodness half as much as I do.) Chewy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via The Baker Chick