united states of cookies

Dear me…all that savory food from earlier in the week has really started to take it’s toll and now all I want are cookies!

Cookies, cookies, cookies!

Hand over your butter and chocolate now…I show no ingredient mercy!

While I concoct my next sugar-riffic recipe in my galley sized kitchen this afternoon, I leave you with these five cookie recipes.

Make them. Soon.

1. Whole Wheat Fig Newtons

2. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

3. Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

4. “Long Winter” Molasses Cookies

5. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies (Adam’s favorite!)

Wanna come over for dinner and dessert? We’re having cookies…followed by more cookies.

Because that’s how I roll.

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  • Marina
    February 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Oh, that would be the perfect dinner for me. With a few glasses of ice cold milk 🙂 Or maybe some hot chocolate would go better, after all, I’m freezing over here.

  • Alyssa
    February 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    the other day I was making my go-to recipe for cookies and the dough was SOOO dry! I couldn’t figure out what was going on so I added 1/2 a stick more butter and then remembered that I had forgotten the eggs. So I added them and baked the cookies— best chocolate chip cookies EVER! I highly recommend EXTRA BUTTER!!!!! My recipe has been amended.

    • Baking 'n' Books
      February 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Too funny!

      I’ve done that before with sugar…yikes!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Cookies sound like the perfect meal to me 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    February 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Next time I see you, may I have some cookies?? 😀

  • Jess (Sweet Potato)
    February 24, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Those fig newtons look awesome! I’m putting them in my “recipes to try” file 🙂

  • jenna laughs
    February 24, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I just LOLed at Alyssa’s comment! I highly recommend EXTRA BUTTER too, Alyssa!! 🙂

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    February 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

    C is for Cookie, it’s good enough for me! 😉

  • Amy
    February 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I misread your sentence”Make them. Soon” as “Make them. Swoon.” …I think that would be appropriate, too 🙂

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    February 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I need to make those fig newtons they look unreal!

  • Sophie
    February 24, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Oh man, I may be making cookies tonight! My family has a recipe similar to the No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies called Smoky Oats or Boiled Cookies where you actually boil everything except the peanut butter and oats, then stir them in at the end. They are by far my favorite!

  • Natalie @ Will Jog For Food
    February 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I would love to see some of the No-bake chocolate peanut butter! YUM

  • Stephanie Rose
    February 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Fig Newtons! I’m on a fig kick. It’s time.

  • Michelle
    February 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I was supposed to clean my bathroom when I got home from work tonight but have decided to make cookies instead. Both are good preparation for Friday night’s guests, right?

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Jenna I love the cookie round up!

    Fig newtons at home, molasses cookies, the whoopie pies…dont know where to start first!

    I make an PB/choc chip + oats no-bake snack bar for my daughter (she’s 4) ….and me too 🙂 But your no-bake cookies are right up my alley!

  • Erika @ FoodFitnessFun
    February 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Sounds like a AMAZING dinner to me. Don’t mind if I do. 😉

  • Liz @ IHeartVegetables
    February 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Those brown butter chocolate chip cookies look SO tasty!

  • sonia
    February 24, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Mmmm…perfect batch of cookies and a great break frm the cakes. Loving every bit of it and wud luv to bake all these gorgeous and crunchy cookies

  • Shells
    February 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Heath bar blondies with browned butter = AMAZING.

    Browned butter is now my new secret baking weapon.

  • Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
    February 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    How are you not 500lbs with all of the amazing baking/cooking you do? Or is it that you have will power when it comes to sweets… lol because I don’t.
    All of these look SO good!!

  • Sara (Miles & Manhattan)
    February 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Ah, my daily dose of food porn…thanks, lovely!! 🙂

  • Ann
    February 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I will give your fig newtons a try. My dad loves old school cookies that’s aren’t too sweet, like hermits, molasses, ginger, and these english raisin and currant sandwich cookies we used to call “squashed flies.” He will love the newtons!

  • Rebecca
    February 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Sounds like an amazing dinner. If you need any help with one or two of the no-bakes I’ll be happy to help!

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    February 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    The no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies look SO yummy! I wouldn’t mind having a few of those for dinner 🙂

  • Emily @ Write Twenty Eleven
    February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    i’ve made those pumpkin whoopie pies a few times now and people LOVE them. chocolate no bakes are my all time fav and i haven’t tried this recipe yest but I will soon!

  • Kris
    February 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I love fig newtons. And I have some whole wheat flour. Yay!
    PS. Love the new masthead BTW. Very Nice.

  • Katalina
    February 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I think it is smth wrong with ur website, I can see the new post if accessed via iphone, but if I use internet explore from the pc I can see only the pulled pork recipe, the recent ones are missing- just to let u know!;)

  • Amber K
    February 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Looks and sounds deeeelicious. 🙂

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    February 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Sounds like a perfect dinner to me, especially after this crazy week!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    February 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Expedia, here I come! 🙂

  • Kati @ Living Well
    February 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    ha ha. I made those no bake cookies a few weeks ago and totally melted the chocolate chips in instead of adding them at the end? Yeah…I’ll have to try again.

  • Mary
    February 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I just realized you changed your blog design! How did I not see this yet It looks so fresh… I absolutely love it!

  • Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan)
    February 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    That’s so weird. Just this morning when I was eating a dried fig in the car, I wondered to myself “I wonder if anyone could make a homemade fig newton?”
    You have now answered my question 😉

  • Cara
    February 24, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    This is the best possible post ever! Cookies are my all time favorite and now I want to make every single one of these! You can never have enough cookies! 🙂

  • Camille
    February 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    This looks freaking amazing. Now I am starved for cookies!

  • Kristy
    February 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Cookies are my fav dessert, all kinds! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    February 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I made pumpkin whoopie pies last month and LOVED them. I turned them into little mini, bite sized pies. So flavorful and fun. 😀

    Can’t wait to try the fig newtons! 😀

  • kaila @ healthyhelper blog!
    February 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    cookie monster was my favorite character from sesame street! all those cookie recipe sound delicious…..i love figs, so the whole wheat fig newtons are right up my alley! can’t wait to try em’ out.

  • Corinna
    February 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I made your Pumpkin Whoopies back when you first posted, and let me say, they are the best!! My bf took some to work so I wouldn’t eat them all, and they were a big hit. I think my next ELF try will be the figs! Thanks for all the great post and recipes!

  • Rachel @ Healthy Teacher
    February 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I salivated. I love cookies. These recipes are dangerous in my hands.

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    February 25, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Everytime I make cookies in France and bring them to a soirée, people are amazed! It’s true, I think cookies are really an American thing! Will have to try some of these – may get me a few more friends here 😉 hehe

  • Emily
    February 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    All I’ve been wanting lately are cookies! By lately I mean since December…I went on a cookie-baking-kick for the holidays and haven’t been able to get myself out of it. And all of these pictures of cookies is just making me want more! They look delicious 🙂

  • Robin
    February 25, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Jenna I think you should open a bakery like right now! Ill work there for cookies!