Snickerdoodles {The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013}

This year I participated in the 3rd annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by love & olive oil. I missed last years and was so happy I got to participate this year! There seriously is nothing better than coming home to a box of cookies at the door :) I went with a classic this year and sent out my favorite snickerdoodle recipe- Mrs. Sigg’s. I’ve made them before and kept the cookies sealed for days and they still taste soft and chewy!

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Snickerdoodle Blondies

When I have the opportunity to bake for a big group I love to try new recipes. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for a long time and I finally had the chance to make it this week! For those of y’all who haven’t had a blondie before, it has the same consistency as a brownie and is actually very much like a brownie, minus the chocolate. Sorry, chocoholics. The cinnamon and sugar make up for the chocolate though, y’all.

This snickerdoodle blondie recipe is absolutely amazing. It was like having coffee cake and French toast at the same time. That sounds completely unsophisticated, but that’s all I’ve got, folks. I’ve never had a blondie before and after tasting these I questioned what the heck I was baking before I found this recipe. A bit of an exaggeration, I know. Just try em. And do yourself a favor and make a double batch.

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Peach Maple Crisp

Summer is coming to a close and all those pretty Colorado peaches will soon be out of season. For my small group leaders meeting this week, I wanted to make a dessert that combined both summer and fall, so I made a peach maple crisp. This recipe was inspired, none other, than the lovely Ree Drummond (aka, the Pioneer Woman). Instead of making a sauce to put on top (since this dish is already super juicy from the peaches), I incorporated maple syrup into this crisp.

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