As we looked through our lovely recipe index, we noticed a sad lack of actual pies. Yes, we had brownie pie,  but not a real pie with a flakey crust and sweet, fruity filling. So, we have decided to fill this empty void in our lives!
Introducing: Mini Berry Pies! These are the perfect treat for July, filled with juicy summer berries. Yes, that means turning on your oven in this heat, but we swear it is 110% worth it.

Also, I do believe this is the first recipe we've done with fresh fruit baked in. Wow... who'da thought this day would come? Not that it's healthy, mind. We're not that crazy yet.

As we made our way through the recipe, pulled the berry pies out of the oven, and sat down to write up the recipe, we came across a very profound realization: 


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These cookies are as delicious as they are beautiful. So yummy; I could eat these all day. The recipe is a little more complex than what we usually do, but the results are worth it. I'd imagine these cookies would be perfect for holidays, but why not also just for fun?

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Whether you use fresh cranberries or dried is up to you, but I can personally vouch for the dried cranberries for lending a soft, chewy texture. Unfortunately, we placed the cookies too close together, so they expanded into each other while baking. Regardless, these cookies tasted absolutely amazing.








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Hi everyone! Sorry for the long month of drool-less food photos; alas, graduation and open houses and a whole bunch of other things have popped up, leaving us little to no time for baking. But not to worry! Summer is here, and we will be making lots of yummy stuff, including but not limited to chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and key lime pie ice cream.


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For now, we made piñata cookies! Yayyyy! Super duper belated Cinco de Mayo treat (Actually, I didn't . But let's be honest, you don't actually need an occasion to make these candy-filled cookies. They're fun and super easy to make on a regular basis. Seriously, these are so easy; you'll love it.






Best of all, they're filled with surprises! Who doesn't love surprises?


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