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Ally Bakes Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies

New year, new resolutions. One of those resolutions is¬†resurrecting this blog and get back onto a more consistent posting schedule (aiming for once a week!). Grad school was pretty crazy in the fall, as I attempted to finish not one, but two manuscripts, so it was nice to get a break over the holidays. Now… Continue reading Ally Bakes Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies

Ally Bakes Sweets · Food

Ally Bakes Gin and Chai Apple Pie

One of my favorite fall traditions is apple picking! Not just for the apples – but just the general ambiance of an apple orchard. The cider donuts, the apple cider, the hedge mazes, the baby farm animals… I spent the day at Honey Pot Hill Orchards and after getting lost in a hedge maze for… Continue reading Ally Bakes Gin and Chai Apple Pie

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Ally Bakes Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

It’s one of those weeks where I don’t have anything fancy or different in my baking cupboards, just the basic necessities. This wouldn’t really be a problem because I can just make good old (delicious!) chocolate chip cookies, but as my friends know, I’m not the type to make anything traditional. There’s always got to… Continue reading Ally Bakes Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

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Ally Bakes Everything Cookies

I love to try challenging and complex desserts, but more often than not, it’s the simpler desserts that people love.¬†This particular cookie recipe has gotten rave reviews and requests from my friends, and over the years, I’ve managed to figure out the ideal ratio of ingredients. The cookies are chocked full of peanut butter, oatmeal,… Continue reading Ally Bakes Everything Cookies

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Ally Bakes Hi-Hat Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Happy (belated) New Year’s! One major thing I want to work on in this new year is to improve my food photography skills. I’ve been saying that for years, but for Christmas, I got a new DSLR camera! I’ve played around with DSLRs before and always marveled at how much better the pictures look than… Continue reading Ally Bakes Hi-Hat Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes