Peanut Butter Blossoms

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms, made with butter instead of shortening, get a festive holiday twist with colored sugar. A Hershey’s Kiss is the final touch!
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It is official – I have Christmas baking fever. I can’t stop making festive baked goods! The same thing happened to me last year – it is just so much fun to bake this time of year. I love baking old favorites like these and trying something new, like these Peanut Butter Blossoms!

I am not alone in my baking obsession – my friend Erin from The Speckled Palate decided to declare this week Christmas Cookie Week! I am thrilled to join her and some other great bloggers in celebrating all things butter and sugar! If you want to join us this week head to this link to learn more!
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Top 5 Recipes of 2013

Best of 2013 - Chez CateyLou

Happy New Year everybody! 2013 was a great year for TheBetterHalf and me. In addition to taking some amazing trips, we launched ChezCateyLou.com! It has been so much fun to master new recipes, learn about photography, and get to know the blogging world – and to share it all with you, my amazing readers! Blogging sure is a lot of work, but we have loved every second of it. The past few weeks have been exciting for us – we are now self-hosted and I’m looking forward to making some improvements to the blog in the upcoming weeks. I predict good things in 2014 :)

Before we get settled into 2014, I want to take a look back at my top 5 favorite recipes of 2013. I can’t even tell you how hard it was to pick only five. It is like picking your favorite child!   I’m still debating if I picked the right ones (let me know yours in the comments!), but here goes:… 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars

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How have I never made cookie bars before? That is really a great question, because these were SO easy and SO good.  I was sitting on the couch the other night, craving something sweet (by the other night I mean every night…) and decided I wanted to whip up something quickly.  No chilling of the dough or softening of the butter or getting out the heavy stand mixer (I love my mixer, but it is so darn heavy, and there is no room for it on our counter top!).  And then I stumbled on this recipe from Averie Cooks and had to make them immediately. It is seriously so easy! Just mix together the ingredients, spread it into a baking pan, and bake for about 20 minutes. Voila! Chocolate peanut butter heaven. … 

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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Chocolate and peanut butter is a popular combination in our kitchen. In fact, I think it might be our absolute favorite dessert flavor. We really can’t get enough chocolate peanut butter anything! I bought the cutest mini Reese’s peanut butter cups the other day, and they were just begging to be baked into a delicious peanut butter cookie! Let me tell you, these cookies are dangerous.  It is impossible to stop at one and still pretty hard to stop at 3… The cookie is so soft and chewy , and has a slight caramely flavor from the brown sugar. The peanut butter definitely shines through, and the mini reese’s get soft and melty. They are seriously addicting!  … 

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