Holiday Cookie #4: Monster Cookies

You are going to love these bakery-style Monster Cookies. They’re huge, chewy and with have that buttery crispy edge and exterior. Everyone in my home loves the sweet and salty combo of the pretzels and against the M&Ms, of course I had to throw in chocolate chips for some extra chocolate in every bite.

Monster Cookies via Bakers Royale


These is also a cookie that ships well, so it made the cut for the holiday cookie line-up.

Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake

I don’t care if it’s been 90+ plus degrees here in Southern California, I’m going to force that Fall feeling. Or at least I tried to with this Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake.

Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake

But somehow firing up an oven while while wearing a tank top and wiping away beads of sweat was a complete Fall-baking buzz kill.

Browned Butter-Banana Cake with Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache

I don’t know what it is about a banana cake, but I can never refuse one. I saw this recipe in the most recent issue of Fine Cooking magazine and was immediately pulled in by the brown butter in the banana cake, the toasted pecans and the salted dark chocolate ganache.

Browned Butter-Banana Cake with Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache via Bakers Royale

These days between magazines, books and the internet, my recipes-to-make list is so ridiculously long that I’ve actually had to prune it back before I add more recipes. But when this came across my lap, there was no denying it. I dropped everything to make it.