Linzer Cookie Bars

We are in full cookie baking mode over here, and every cookie platter needs a good cookie bar.  Linzer cookies are some of our favorite holiday cookies, and we’ve made them even better (and easier) by turning them into bars.  And did you know we test out most of our baking recipes to provide substitution instructions for whole grain baking as well as gluten free?  Because we think everyone should have cookies in their lives.

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Apple Streusel Cake

Baked apple desserts are at the top of the list when it comes to comfort, nostalgia and just pure deliciousness.  We are always fully on board with buying way too many apples when they begin to come into season, and then having an excuse to make all the apple things.  Rather than chunks or slices of apples, we grated them and folded them into a wonderfully spiced batter, and then of course just had to top it with streusel.  Perfect for a weekend breakfast, afternoon snack, or evening dessert.

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Pesto and Cheese Monkey Bread

I’m not sure why monkey bread is called monkey bread, but it sure is fun to eat, pulling apart sections of bread. Usually monkey bread is sweet, with a sticky topping. But we’re going to the savory side with this one. Pesto in the dough and on the top and bottom of the bread, and a liberal sprinkling of cheese in the layers makes this a bit of comfort baking heaven. I apologize in advance if your grocery foraging situation is still wonky. As long as I don’t want beans or rice, I can usually find what I need now, although I have to go to the more expensive grocery stores for flour.

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