Apricot Oat Bars

So here’s the deal. I made these on a night when I made several other cookies and these got overshadowed by two really sweet and decadent cookies. But it wasn’t the apricot oat bars’ fault. They are much healthier than the other two cookies. And I really appreciated these guys the next morning for breakfast. So in conclusion, these are delicious, but more of a healthy brunch item than a decadent dessert.

And I firmly believe that when you want to go for it in the dessert department, you should! I do the two extremes, fruit salad or a massive fatty brownie covered in frosting.

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Time for Some Holiday Cookies – Part 1

So it’s that time of year where we all eat way too many cookies and treats in honor of the upcoming holidays. I decided to contribute by making cookie plates for all of my friends, co-workers, and the other people I wanted to thank. The list got kind of long and I ended up doing five different kinds of cookies (with four of the recipes doubled). I might have been a bit too ambitious because it ended up taking nine hours. But oh well. They all turned out well and I made so many that we had lots of leftovers! I made chocolate hazelnut crinkle cookies, seven layer bars, Mexican wedding cookies, double chocolate peppermint cookies, and cranberry streusel shortbread bars.

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