Simple chocolate roll-out cookies frosted and sprinkled for Valentine's Day! | Persnickety Plates

Chocolate Frosted Valentine Cookies

Simple chocolate roll-out cookies frosted and sprinkled for Valentine’s Day! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Do you celebrate? We really don’t, but I love an excuse to buy themed baking supplies. The holiday aisle at Target gets me every time and I picked up this hot pink frosting and heart sprinkles.

Ranch Cocktail Party Crackers - a blend of ranch flavored pretzels, goldfish, chex, oyster crackers, etc. Mix it up to include your favorites & it's perfect to munch on at parties! | Persnickety Plates

Ranch Cocktail Crackers

My grandma’s recipe for Ranch Cocktail Crackers is always a hit at parties and gatherings! Today is my 13th anniversary at my job (I do commercial real estate marketing, in case you’re curious). I can’t really believe I’m old enough to have had a job for 13 years, but it is what it is. I…

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Small batch soft baked chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies! | Persnickety Plates

Soft Baked Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft baked cookies filled with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Makes a small batch so perfect for a craving! The other day we were snowed in. Not really, it only actually snowed about 3″, but it was extra cold outside and a Sunday, so I used it as an excuse to stay in our…

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Persnickety Plates Top 10 Personal Favorite Posts from 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Posts of 2015

Earlier this week I showed you YOUR top 10 favorite posts (most clicked) but today I’m going to give you MY favorite posts from 2015. So, I already showed you what the most clicked posts were this year, but now I’m going to show you my personal favorites (that weren’t already covered). Blogging is tricky because…

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Persnickety Plates Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015!

Top 10 Posts of 2015

The top 10 most popular (i.e. most viewed) posts on Persnickety Plates in 2015! 2015! Where did you go?! I had a lot of fun blogging this year. It has really turned into a second job for me (well, third, if you factor in being a mom) but like they say “love what you do & it…

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These semi-homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Cups filled with chocolate and topped with sprinkles are a definite crowd-pleaser and are perfect as a last minute holiday dessert addition. | Persnickety Plates AD

Chocolate Filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. These semi-homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Cups filled with creamy chocolate and topped with sprinkles are a definite crowd-pleaser and are perfect as a last minute holiday dessert addition.It’s Christmas week! Are you ready? I have…

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Chocolate Stuffed Cinnamon & Sugar Pull-Apart Bread - a long title for a simple & delicious recipe that only takes 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes to put together. | Persnickety Plates

Chocolate Stuffed Cinnamon & Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Chocolate Stuffed Cinnamon & Sugar Pull-Apart Bread – a long title for a simple & delicious recipe that only takes 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes to put together. You know the holidays are fast approaching when I post three days in a row! I think my recipes keep getting easier and easier too, so…

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Crisp Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - a beautiful but simple chocolate cookie with crisp edges and a chewy center. | Persnickety Plates

Crisp Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Crisp Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – a beautiful but simple chocolate cookie with crisp edges and a chewy center.

Two Ingredient Creamy Salsa Dip - perfect to throw together for a last minute party addition! | Persnickety Plates

Creamy Salsa Dip

Two ingredient Creamy Salsa Dip couldn’t be easier. Especially great for those days you want to want to bring something to a party but don’t have much time! Are you in full swing holiday mode? My brother was here from Florida last week so we had a mini Christmas with my family. Then my office…

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A brown butter chocolate chip cookie slathered with a layer of salted caramel then topped with chocolate and sprinkles. | Persnickety Plates

Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Cookies

A brown butter chocolate chip cookie slathered with a layer of salted caramel then topped with chocolate and sprinkles. I’ve participated in Julie’s virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange for the last three years. Instead of physically mailing cookies (which is not the easiest thing to do), we just swap recipes via email. The first year, I…

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Mega Cookbook Giveway - fifteen awesome cookbooks by the best bloggers and chefs. Enter 12/10/15-

Mega Cookbook Giveaway!

Clearly, you like to read food blogs, but do you like cookbooks, too? I have a bookshelf full of them. If you do, you’re in luck because we’re giving away FIFTEEN great cookbooks. I own a few of these and have my eye on the rest of them.  It’s so very cool to see some…

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Sprinkled Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites - perfect for a cookie swap or on any holiday table! | Persnickety Plates

Sprinkled Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites

These Sprinkled Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites are perfect for a cookie swap or to put out on a holiday table. I posted a meme on Facebook the other day about whether, when asked, you refer to your kids’ age in months or years and got quite a few responses (see it here), some snarkier than…

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