Archive of ‘sweets’ category

ugly monster cookies

ugly (but oh-so-amazing) monster cookies from cogs & cupcakes

i’m listening to my “laid back beach music” pandora station this morning. how rebellious of me, for there’s an inch of fresh snow on the ground outside reminding me that i’m in wisconsin–where march can still mean winter. WHAT THE WHAT. that’s okay, it’ll be gone before we know it, right? right. okay, now that […]

white chocolate chip snickerdoodles

white chocolate chips snickerdoodles | cogs & cupcakes

i’ve been keeping something from you. i’ve had the recipe for these delicious cookies sitting on my desk for weeks, just waiting to be shared with the world. and i ignored it. i’ve been a little preoccupied lately with the remodeling of our bathroom. like, everything is outta here– except the wonderful enamel tub that […]

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles

heart-shaped cookie dough truffles | cogs & cupcakes

it’s finally february. we can legally talk about valentine’s day. yes– heart-shaped treats and crafts have been flooding your pinterest feed for weeks, but did it feel right? i’m glad we can openly discuss it now, because i LOVE LOVE LOVE valentine’s day. glitter? hearts? chocolate? pretty much my favorite things (maybe or maybe not […]

salted caramel brownies

salted caramel brownies |

Gooey gooey brownies. That’s my favorite kind. These are made extra gooey by loading them with the salted hazelnut liquor caramels I shared with you last week. Did you make them yet? Pleeeease say yes. And then say you some left over to make these. Doubtful. Those babies are addicting. Unfortunately, none of these made […]

salted hazelnut liquor caramels

salted hazelnut liquor caramels |

Last week, I baked. And baked and baked and baked. Seriously. Kyle was out of town for work so I had NO structure in my day. Brownies for breakfastlunchpredinnersnack? Sure! Then force down a healthy dinner even though I’m not at all hungry to make up for it? Smart! Or not. I’m not sure. I […]

whole grain oatmeal m&m cookies

whole grain oatmeal m&m cookies |

My mom recently texted me saying I need talk about stuff she’d actually want to make. Thanks mom. I knew what she meant, though. Since we kinda think alike (sugar, chocolate, gooeyness, more sugar), I wasn’t offended because I’d been sharing more real food than sweets and treats. Sorry mom, but these aren’t as junk-food […]

minty shortbread cookies

minty shorbread cookies |

Sprinkles make my world go ’round. So do shortbread cookies. So this is a winner in my book. These shortbread cookies are super versatile. And easy. And kind of impressive looking, if I do say so myself. Ahem. It’s the sprinkles. These actually taste like Thin Mint girl scout cookies. I wasn’t expecting that but I’m definitely […]

national peanut butter day cookies

peanut butter chocolate chunk cookie

You guys. YOU. GUYS. Today is National Peanut Butter Day. Peanut butter happens to be my all-time most favoritest food in the world. It’s like this day was created so that for one day out of the year, I don’t have to feel guilty that I eat practically half a jar of peanut…everyday. How […]

grilled beet salad and strawberry mascarpone tart

Father's Day

We had my dad over for a father’s day meal on, well, father’s day. Yes, yes I know that was a while ago, but I was just drooling over the photos I’m uploading right now and thought you should know about the food we had.   Are you loving our outdoor table? A pallet we […]

black raspberry lemon upside-down cake


My mom has berries ripening all over her yard as we speak. Anyone else jealous? Right now she has cups and cups of black raspberries, and she’s at that point where she no longer wants them. So they end up at my house.     When you buy a house, plant berries. That’s an order. […]