I think I’ve kind of turned into a S’mores snob. I’m not sure if that’s something to brag about, but I’m totally going to own it. Here it goes. I’m going to say it…Biscoff cookies are soooooo much better than graham crackers. Especially when making s’mores. Uh oh, there goes my Nabisco endorsement.
Rich dark chocolate, sea salt, Nutella and pistachios all packed into a flourless perfect little cookie. Don’t let the title fool you. These Gluten Free Chocolate Pistachio Cookies will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
You know that perfect crispy edge to a brownie? And what about the chewy dense center after that first bite? Think of all your favorite parts of a brownie magically squeezed into a gluten free, butter free cookie. Yes, no gluten or butter! Oh, and one more thing. Only one bowl! These are so decadent and so delicious, you wouldn’t even guess that the flour and butter are missing.
Thick dark chocolate cakes sandwiched with the creamiest, made from scratch mint frosting ever. And don’t forget the huge helping of Andes Mints! These Andes Mint Whoopie Pies will help you cool off during the heat wave.
I think my sweat glands hit a milestone today. No lie, I changed my clothes like three times today, like a sweaty man. I basically was sweating like a man with hyperhidrosis. It broke 50 C today, and in American speak, that’s pretty much 120 F. My little Chevy rental said so and I’m sticking with it. Summer is so strange here in Dubai. The sunshine is so bright and beautiful, but the wind is so intense that there is always this dusty haze around. It’s so dusty it looks like smog. We haven’t had a major sandstorm yet, but from what I hear it’s a little scary. Like Tom Cruise Mission Impossible scary. On a lighter note, we told my son we were living in Tatooine. He pretty much feels like a boss. He can now tell his little friends that in his past life he had an address in Star Wars.
You know what’s super terrifying in Dubai? Not the camels that have been known to bite fingers off, or spread MERS among happy and oblivious tourists. It’s not even the 12 types of venomous snakes found here. It’s the insanely dangerous drivers.
Here’s a scary fact: Everyday an average of 2 people are killed on the roads here. Everyday!
When I first started driving here I literally had to pack extra pants from all the “Omigod, he’s coming into my lane and I have no where to swerve!” moments. Don’t get me started on their roundabouts. Please for the love of God, send some Dutch people over here to teach everyone how a roundabout works!
Hello everyone! From the magical land of Dubai! To say these past couple of months have been a crazy ride is a complete understatement. Moving two small children across the world is pretty insane. Most people would probably not recommend uprooting your whole family and move to the Middle East. I say if you’re young and the opportunity to immerse your kids in an amazing multi-cultural city full of adventure, DO IT!!!
Dark chocolate cupcakes topped with minty green cookies and cream frosting, then drizzled with melted chocolate and crushed oreos. These Mint Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are a mouthful, but so worth it!
Now, I know that Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies is an obnoxiously long title for a little ‘ole chocolate chip cookie. I get it. You’re probably thinking, “why not paste with Fleur del sel on the end while your’e at it?” Well, smarty pants…it’s already mixed in the salted caramel. These cookies are so good they deserve that extra long title. They’re so good that even if I ended up naming them Ebola Cookies, you’d be raving about Ebola Cookies to all your friends and not even care. Too soon? Too soon…
Star Wars Tusken Raider Cookies made out of easy vanilla madeleine cookies and creamy peanut butter frosting. Cute chocolate chip eyes and a chocolate mouth make these guys a little more adorable and a lot less menacing.
By far, my favorite Star Wars characters are those viscous creatures known as the Tatooine Sand People. Some may call them creepy with their vacant eyes , weird ventilating mouth, and tubes protruding from their faces. Not to mention their crazy battle cry. You know, the one you heard when that jerk URoRRuR’R’R attacks Luke. That wasn’t a typo. That’s actually his name. Lucas, you wonderful strange man you.
“Oops! My kids must have dropped them in the cart, but since you’ve already scanned them I guess I’ll keep ’em. Darn.”
“But Ma’am, they’ve been opened and there are three cookies missing.”
“What? That’s so strange. My son can’t ever wait until we get home…”
“Ma’am, you have frosting on your forehead.”
This Skinny Deep Dish Cookie Pie packs tons of flavor, so don’t let the name fool you! With no flour, no eggs, and no butter you can indulge without all the guilt. Grab a glass of milk, because it’s super rich!
Deep dish cookie pie is like the mother of all desserts. Crispy edges, gooey center, and did I mention all the ooey gooey chocolate. Add ice cream and I’m fully committed to divorce my diet. Papers signed. But let’s be real. Deep dish cookie pies are not going to get me that Victoria’s Secret super model body I’m feverishly working for. It’s at the top of the list of my New Years resolutions. Right before tackling our atrociously messy butler’s pantry. I affectionately call it our “junk” pantry. Not.
So in order to achieve that Gisele body this year, and not be saddened every time I see my favorite sweets, I set out on the search for a Skinny Deep Dish Cookie Pie. One of my favorite bloggers, Katie from Chocolate Covered Katie, completely masters the art of skinny desserts. She has some outrageously sinful recipes, but they’re all healthy! It’s insane what she’s come up with. This is one of my favorite desserts she’s made. Don’t be alarmed by the ingredients. Chick peas? In a cookie? Yes…Trust me. I trusted her, and I’m so happy I did!