Brownies, Blondies & Other Cookies

Strictly speaking, brownies and blondies are cookies.

Fudge brownies, cheesecake brownies, butterscotch, choco chip cookies, chocolate crinkles, cookie bars and squares... you'll find them all in this section.

Oatmeal and lime custard bars

Oatmeal and lime custard squares

Something like lemon squares but with a lot more texture in the crust because of the inclusion of rolled outs. The crunchy texture is repeated on top in the modified streusel topping. And between all that crunch is a zesty custard that is more milk than eggs. Really delicious and very easy to make.

One caveat, though — when the baking tray comes out of the oven, you have to cool and thoroughly chill what’s inside before cutting. I tried to cut a few squares before the thing had been thoroughly chilled and I made an ugly mess. So, chill and allow the custard to firm up so you can get clean slices. »

Swirled red velvet cheesecake brownies

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A melt-in-the-mouth red velvet cushion covered by a carpet of fluffy sweet-salty cheese swirled with more of the red velvet mass. A sexier version of the fudgy cheesecake brownies but the sensual appeal of these crimson squares goes beyond the fiery … »

Choco peanut butter bars

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Two layers of butter cookie crust and, in between, a blanket of dark chocolate and peanut butter morsels swimming in a river of sweetened condensed milk. They are already perfect at that point but why not make them prettier? So, into the butter … »

Cashew nut cinnamon sugar cookies

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I baked two batches over the weekend. With a mere 18-hour interval, believe it or not. The first batch was consumed so fast and everyone was clamoring for a second batch. Apparently, my family is smitten with cinnamon and nutmeg more than they are … »

Vanilla melting moments

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The first eggless cookies I've made -- unless I count the no-bake bake chocolate–almonds–cream cheese cookie squares. Melting moments cookies require baking.I searched for some explanation for the name, couldn't find any, but I suppose it's … »

Butterscotch cheesecake brownies

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This is a variation of the fudgy cheesecake brownies in the archive. Cream cheese is swirled into the butterscotch brownie batter to create a marbled creamy topping. This is also my second attempt at making butterscotch cheesecake brownies. The first … »