Sweet strawberries dipped in brown sugar were a favorite childhood snack of mine. I’ve translated the duo to cookie form, creating an effortless treat that happens to be pretty enough for a spring party.

Brown Sugar Cookies with Strawberries & Cream | Tutti Dolci The Soft Batch-style brown sugar cookies make an incredibly tender pillow for the rich and tangy cream cheese frosting. Finished with a plump berry, each bite is sweetly satisfying.

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cinnamon raisin twists

April 14, 2014

I hope your coffee is prepped because you’ll want it along with these cinnamon raisin twists. The soft pull-aparts are dangerously addictive, the kind of thing you inhale piping hot from the oven, scarcely noticing you’ve eaten four twists in one sitting. Laced with plump ...

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raspberry crumb bars

April 10, 2014

The carefree appeal of the crumb bar never ceases to draw me in. There’s no pie crust to fuss over, and the portable squares are just what I want to box up for a picnic in the fresh spring grass. Depending on where you live, ...

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banana & toasted coconut muffins

April 7, 2014

If you’re searching for a fresh spin on banana bread, allow me to point you toward these lovely banana muffins. With just enough substance for a satisfying breakfast, these bake up light and fluffy, filled with flavor. Honey and a touch of toasted coconut add ...

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meyer lemon-coconut bars

April 3, 2014

I’m giving my favorite Meyer lemon bars a tropical twist today. While the bright and tangy filling remains untouched, I changed up the crust, subbing in coconut oil for butter and adding toasted coconut to carry on the theme. Even if your spring plans don’t ...

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orange rolls

March 31, 2014

What was the most memorable part of holiday meals for you as a child? At Easter, and only at Easter, my grandma made orange rolls. I looked forward to the sweet rolls for weeks in advance, dreaming of the citrus-flecked glaze. Is it any wonder ...

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roasted strawberry skillet cake

March 27, 2014

I was so excited to see the first local strawberry stand open this week that I couldn’t resist buying a box of perfectly red berries. My enthusiasm was a bit premature, however – one bite revealed that while the fruit signaled spring, the flavor was ...

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brown sugar & cinnamon ribbon coffee cake

March 24, 2014

If you’re anything like me, Monday calls for coffee and more coffee. To keep the caffeine in check, a quick and delicious coffee cake is just the thing to assemble and pop in the oven. Brown sugar and cinnamon streusel tops the batter and melts ...