Cookie Butter S’mores Pie

Cookie Butter S'mores Pie | The Blonde Buckeye

Another year, another National S’mores day… and my 2nd blogiversary!! Even though this past year I’ve been a little less frequent posting new recipes (mostly due to taking care of a small human) I am still equally excited to celebrate another year with you guys! It’s no coincidence that it falls on my favorite food holiday, so each year I can celebrate with another s’mores dessert. This year I thought, lets get crazy and add cookie butter to the mix. We love using peanut butter with s’mores, why not cookie butter!Continue Reading

M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies

M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

Sometimes I over-think things. Like for instance, are these technically whoopie ‘pies’? They are not your traditional whoopie pie base. Those are more like a cupcake batter, with a cupcake texture. These are actually cookies, so I guess these are more like cookie pies, or sandwiches… but at the end of the day, does it really matter? I don’t think so, let’s be honest. They are delicious, and that is a fact.

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Mini Buckeye Tarts

Mini Buckeye Tarts | The Blonde Buckeye

This is a good one you guys – if you like peanut butter & chocolate, of course.

Let me tell you, these little tarts are not only so cute, they can literally not be trusted around this pregnant lady. Luckily I gave most of them away so I didn’t have to look at them anymore, taunting me from the kitchen.Continue Reading

Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies

Apple Cinnamon Hand Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

Living in California, but being a girl from the midwest, fall is about the only time of year that makes me miss having 4 true seasons. The super humid summers & gray, dreary winters? Not so much… But around this time, I dream about the shades of orange trees all around & the slightly brisk breeze that indicates the coming of the colder weather. I think of the days that I actually needed to wear my jackets, & warm knit beanies were worn for warmth, instead of fashion. It also makes me think of apple cinnamon – anything.Continue Reading

Mini Chocolate Tarts with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

Mini Chocolate Tarts with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust | The Blonde Buckeye

I had an internal struggle deciding if these were cookies or tarts. What category should they be in!? Ultimately, I think either one would work, but I ended up on tart. These are tarts for a chocolate chip cookie lovers. It’s a chocolate chip cookie tart shell, filled with a silky chocolate ganache. Kinda dreamy right? I think these were inspired by A.) my love of hybrid foods. And B.) we just went to the Orange County Fair. It got my creative juices flowing. I mean, when someone thinks to deep fry Kool-Aid, I felt like I needed to step up my game & think outside the box a little.Continue Reading

Single Serving Blueberry Pies

Single Serving Blueberry Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

Ok guys, I promise that I have some savory recipes coming up! For some reason I’ve just had a lot of sweet stuff happening lately, but I promise it’s not all that I eat. But I’m not going to not share pies with you! How rude would that be? You might never visit again.

Look, I like mini foods. Bite-sized foods, individual servings, mini versions of normal food, things made in small ramekins – you name it (I even made a mini food board on Pinterest). How could you possibly turn down a mini version of chicken & waffles? Not only is it just plain cute, it has quite a lot of benefits also. It’s not that easy to just pass out pie pieces to several different people, unless you’re at a party with plates. But it is super easy to transport jars that have lids on them. Everyone gets their own, it’s the perfect sized serving & they’re travel-friendly. Each one is bursting with sweet lemony-blueberries & a flakey, buttery crust.

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Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

Brownie-Peppermint Whoopie Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

Obviously something has to be delicious in order for me even to share it with you peeps.  But sometimes, something is super-duper insanely delicious & when this happens, I feel obligated to let you know this. These Brownie Peppermint Whoopie Pies are one of those cases.  I’d say, probably in my top 5 most delicious treats I’ve made, if not the most delicious of 2012.  I made them for Christmas Day with the fam & they were the perfect holiday dessert. Not to mention, they look pretty cute too, don’t you think?  Gooey brownie cookies, fluffy marshmallow frosting & crunchy candy cane pieces?!  I know.Continue Reading