Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies

Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies- made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with honey. No white sugar.

School started last Monday for my oldest kiddo and by Thursday I already had a voicemail from her school.  Not her teacher, nor the principal… but the school nurse.  Apparently during recess she took a tumble after tripping on a rock.  It didn’t sound that bad: a few band-aids and a bag of ice and she was back to class without any tears.  …

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Lace Cookies – delicious flavors of carrot cake incorporated into thin, buttery, crisp oatmeal lace cookies

I like to think that chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, but I know that when I’m really craving a cookie what I really want is a thin, buttery, crisp oatmeal cookie.  I love the subtle sweetness and will eat them chewy or crunchy, but never with raisins.  These Carrot Cake Oatmeal Lace Cookies have the yummy flavors of carrot cake (carrot, cinnamon, maple) mixed into my favorite oatmeal cookie.  A family favorite cookie that can serve a crowd and are perfect for the lunchbox! …

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Earth Day Cookies and Word Search Printable

 Earth Day Cookies and Free Word Search Printable

These Earth Day Cookies didn’t turn out exactly like I envisioned them but they’re still pretty cute!  And they would be a fun project to do with the kids while talking about Earth Day next week.   Isabella is my little champion for the planet.  She is always reminding her sister to turn off the water while they are brushing their teeth before bed and she loves to help me separate the recycling.  She still really enjoys to do word searches, so I created this Free Earth Day Word Search Printable as well. …

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Bird Nest Easter Cookies

Today’s post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House, but my love for their Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets is all my own!

Use pre-made icing and refrigerated cookie dough to make these easy and adorable bird nest cookies! #Easter

These Bird Nest Easter Cookies just make me happy every time I look at them.  I love the bright colors, and I love how EASY they were to make.  All you need is some yummy Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and pre-made icing to make these adorable little treats. …

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Girl Scout Cookie Protein Shake

Girl Scout Cookie Protein Shake- delicious, packed with protein, and can be made with different cookies

Do you think it’s a coincidence that Girl Scout Cookies are sold each year in January?  I mean, here you have all of these people pledging healthy resolutions and next thing you know then there’s a Girl Scout on every corner.  They get you when you come out of the grocery store, presumably after filling your cart with nothing but fruits and vegetables, but how can you possibly say no to those sweet little faces?  I know the feeling… as Mom of a Brownie, my office is full of cases of Girl Scout Cookies….

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Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookie Twists

Valentine's Sugar Cookie Heart Twists- perfect if you don't want to roll and cut out cookies

I have this delusion that I can draw.  I look at something and think, “I can totally draw that”.  But any time I actually attempt to draw something it looks like I used my feet with my left hand behind my back and my eyes closed.  There’s definitely some disconnect between what my brain thinks I am capable of and what my hand can actually produce.  I have the same issue with cookie decorating.  In my head, I can totally do it.  I wish I could decorate gorgeous sugar cookies like some of the amazingly talented cookie decorators out there (Sweet Sugar Belle, The Baked Equation, Bake at 350… just to name a few), but I’ve come to accept that it is just not one of my talents. …

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Holiday Cookies eBook: Free Download

FREE DOWNLOAD: Holiday Cookies- 10 delicious cookie recipes for the holidays and beyond

Today is the big day!  I switched my site over from my previous to Grace and Good Eats.  This change was a long time coming and I am so excited to begin 2015 with my new site.  When I started Sweet Bella Roos it was a semi-private blog, affectionately nicknamed after my daughter, and my Mom was my only reader.  I never imagined it would grow to what it is today or that I would still get so much joy from sharing a little piece of my life with all of you.  I struggled with a bit of an identity crisis, afraid to commit to being a “food blog”, but as my recipe development and food photography skills have (immensely) improved over the past five years, I’m finally ready to wear the title proudly. …

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies- chewy and delicious, perfect for cookie swaps!

I feel like I really failed you when photographing these cookies.  I didn’t save any white chocolate chips to add to the tops before baking.  I remembered as I was mixing in the nuts and chocolate, but it was too late.  So now you’re left with plain, chunky, mounds of brown cookies haha.  The good news though- still taste delicious! …

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Mom’s Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies just like Mom used to make #recipe #cookies

My mom was always baking cookies- whether as an after school treat for me or to send in my Dad’s lunch.  I’m pretty sure my Dad’s love language is frozen M&M cookies; and I can’t tell you how many days I came home to fresh, hot from the oven chocolate chip cookies.  I think it’s funny that both my husband and my first born prefer savory to sweet, and neither of them are that impressed to come home to warm cookies. …

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Watermelon Cookies


I haven’t done much baking this summer, instead I’ve relied pretty heavily on my crock-pot. I saw these super cute watermelon cookies shared on Instagram made using refrigerated dough and thought they would be delicious made using my Very Vanilla Pudding Cookies recipe.  These are so perfect for summer and would be a hit at any backyard bash.  Truth be told, I don’t actually like watermelon… but I do love these!…

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