Butterscotch Biscoff Chunk Blondies: A {Virtual} Bridal Shower!

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Surprise! Today a group of lovely bloggers is throwing a virtual bridal shower for Miss Julie of Table for Two. Julie and her adorable fiancé Jason are gettin’ hitched this month, and we wanted to share in their festivities!

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Pies with Nutella Buttercream {World Nutella Day}

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Happy World Nutella Day! Each year on February 5, the organizers of this wonderful foodie day encourage chocolate hazelnut lovers the world over to post their tastiest recipes featuring Nutella.

Last year I brought Nutella granola to the party…but this year I wasn’t feeling quite so healthy. 😉

These cookies combine the chewy, bright sweetness of butterscotch and oatmeal with the deeper richness of a Nutella buttercream filling. Don’t say I didn’t warn you–these little pies pack quite a punch!

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Brown Butter Kitchen Sink Cookies

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I’m a stress baker.

You can all sympathize, right? I’m thinking specifically of my senior year of college, just before winter break, when I had one massive exam the next day. Let’s be clear–I was an English major. We didn’t do exams. We did papers. Write you 15 gorgeous pages on Joyce’s Ulysses? Sign me up. Multiple-choice questions, concept IDs, and timed short answer questions?! Not. So. Much.

So there, I was, trying to memorize a semester’s worth of political philosophy in one night, and what was I doing? Melting butter, measuring sugar, covering our apartment kitchen in flour, and adding an extra handful of chocolate chips.

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Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies–Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

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More cookies!! I told you it’s my favorite time of the year. 🙂

So, last year I went light and bright with my flavors for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap…but this year, we went deep, dark, and chocolatey!

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