Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dear Chocolate- Lover Friends,

Oh… do I have a brownie for you.  It’s totally chocolatey- it’s packed with chocolate chips, and it’s topped with even more chocolate!  It’s from blogger Joy Wilson’s new cookbook:  Joy the Baker.  These are Chocolate Fudge Brownies!

Joy tops these with a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting in her book.  Her frosting has Ovaltine Powder in it, which is pretty much brilliant.  If I had Ovaltine Powder in my house… it would be a very dangerous thing indeed.  I was truly obsessed with Ovaltine Powder and its magical qualities of transforming milk into something wonderful when I was a pre-teen.  I.used.to.eat.it.obsessively.by.the.spoonful! #confession

Anyway… I opted to top Joy’s brownies with a simple chocolate glaze instead.  It worked for me, and it worked for these brownies, and it worked for everyone who consumed them.

I have had the good fortune of meeting Joy the Baker a couple of times.  She’s a fun, flirty, cute, single girl.  I’d totally set her up with my best guy friend if he wasn’t already married.   Joy’s debut cookbook, Joy the Baker, was released at the end of February.  Her book is no less than awesome.  Joy shot all of her own photography, and I love all of her tidbit stories and intros to her recipes.  The girl is just plain cool.  I’m excited to try the following recipes from this book: Baked Coffee Cake French Toast, Giant Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk Glaze, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies, Peanut Butter Birthday Cake, Pineapple Malted Milkshake, Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream, Chocolate Malt Bread Pudding and Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles. Everything looks so good!  :)

Joy is giving away one copy of her book, Joy the Baker, to one lucky RecipeGirl reader! This giveaway is open to anyone who has a mailing address in the USA. One winner will be chosen via random.org on Sunday, April 8th and will be contacted via email. The winner will receive one Joy the Baker cookbook.

 This giveaway is now over.  The randomly selected winner is commenter #26 Haley- congrats & thanks to all for entering!

Joy the Baker is available  for purchase on Amazon, and it’s in bookstores too. You can visit author Joy Wilson on her blog: Joy the Baker, on Twitter and Facebook.

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Yield: 16 to 20 brownies

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients:

BROWNIES:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

GLAZE:
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 5 teaspoons hot water (or more, as needed)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray, then line it with a strip of parchment paper (edges hanging over), and spray the parchment with nonstick spray too.

2. Prepare the brownies: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate until butter is melted (about 75 seconds). Whisk the butter and chocolate together until the chocolate is melted and smooth (heat a few more seconds, if needed). Alternately, you may melt the butter and chocolate together in a pan set on top of a pot of simmering water. Remove from heat. Whisk the sugars into the mixture. Then whisk in the eggs, yolk and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.

3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the brownie comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely before adding the glaze.

4. Prepare the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Whisk in 4 teaspoons of hot water, then add more water- 1 teaspoon at a time- until you reach a desired glaze consistency. You want to be able to pour it on the brownies.

5. Use the parchment paper to move the brownies from the pan to a cutting board. Pour the glaze on top of the brownies, and use the bottom of a spoon to gently spread it to the edges. Let the glaze set (chill if you'd like) before cutting.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted (with permission) from the Joy The Baker Cookbook)

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497 Responses to “Chocolate Fudge Brownies”

  1. 1

    Jessica H. — April 4, 2012 @ 3:02 AM

    Chocolate cookies! Oh my god, those brownies look so good!

  2. 2

    Bethany — April 4, 2012 @ 3:27 AM

    Hi!
    I absolutley LOVE to bake anything cake-ish whether it be cupcakes or a full sized. Probably because I love to decorate things and make them look as wonderful as they taste! :)

  3. 3

    Lavi — April 4, 2012 @ 3:45 AM

    I really love to bake is Lemon poppyseed muffins, you can never go wrong with them and they are always light and refreshing!

  4. 4

    Audrie — April 4, 2012 @ 3:58 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is a birthday cake for my daughter. It’s a wonderful thing to see her face light up when I bring it out for her.

  5. 5

    Katrina — April 4, 2012 @ 4:21 AM

    Mmm these sound lovely! I like baking cookies best!…chocolate chunk to be specific.

  6. 6

    Diane — April 4, 2012 @ 4:23 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies, I try to think up as many different flavors and additions as I can. and my daughters love the results.

  7. 7

    Amy — April 4, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

    cookies….any kind!

  8. 8

    rachel — April 4, 2012 @ 4:33 AM

    Fudgy dark chocolate brownies with peanut butter are my absoute favorite thing to bake!

  9. 9

    ilona t — April 4, 2012 @ 4:33 AM

    cookies!

  10. 10

    Stacey — April 4, 2012 @ 4:41 AM

    I love making muffins. They are so simple but always make an easy breakfast, even on the run.

  11. 11

    Valerie G — April 4, 2012 @ 4:51 AM

    I prefer one step baking (cake and bars vs cookies or muffins). I’ve given up chocolate for Lent so baking something with chocolate is on my to do list for Easter morning. These brownies look amazing — it looks like they’ll be on my Easter dinner menu!

  12. 12

    Beth — April 4, 2012 @ 5:00 AM

    I love to bake muffins! And speaking of Joy, her browned butter blueberry muffins are fantastic! I was skeptical of the power of the browned butter, but everyone, even my husband, commented on what a delicious muffin it was! Would love to win her cookbook!!

  13. 13

    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — April 4, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    I love to bake brownies and cookies and cupcakes and….Oh, I just love to bake! :)

  14. 14

    MommaMac — April 4, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    Brownies! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  15. 15

    Hannah — April 4, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    I love to make cookies!

  16. 16

    Andi T. — April 4, 2012 @ 5:16 AM

    I honestly? I am not a huge baker, but I am trying to become more of one. I do make a lot of brownies and red velvet cupcakes from scratch and they are delicious!

  17. 17

    Blog is the New black — April 4, 2012 @ 5:20 AM

    Looks insane! I like making cupcakes!

  18. 18

    kayceebeebee — April 4, 2012 @ 5:22 AM

    Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting!

  19. 19

    Blair — April 4, 2012 @ 5:26 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is triple chunk brownies!

  20. 20

    Liz H. — April 4, 2012 @ 5:40 AM

    Bread~ Bread is my favorite thing to bake!

  21. 21

    Kerry Van Dusen — April 4, 2012 @ 5:42 AM

    CAKE!!! Cake…cake…cake! ALL cakes! I love to make a yummy cake!

  22. 22

    Karen — April 4, 2012 @ 5:43 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake desserts! Mint Chocolate and PB and Chocolate are my favorites.

  23. 23

    Carol — April 4, 2012 @ 5:44 AM

    Cookies……and bread-they’re in a tie with my 2 favorite things to bake.

  24. 24

    Melinda @cooking ala mel — April 4, 2012 @ 5:45 AM

    I love baking cupcakes (although I don’t get to do it often enough!). I love decorating them!

  25. 25

    Lydia — April 4, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    I love to bake pretty much anything…bars, cookies, breads…you name it. It’s relaxing and fulfilling to me!

  26. 26

    Haley — April 4, 2012 @ 6:15 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is a Key Lime Pie. I make the graham cracker crust from scratch and it tastes oh so delicious!

  27. 27

    amy marantino — April 4, 2012 @ 6:17 AM

    M&M cookies.

  28. 28

    Bama Girl — April 4, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    Bread in the bread machine! And pizza! Oh, and I made a delicious shortcake from scratch that is cake, not biscuit! Everything! I love to bake! Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings from Bama!

  29. 29

    Laurie — April 4, 2012 @ 6:25 AM

    Lately, my favorite thing to bake is mini lemon loaves from a great blog I found. They are a HUGE hit with everyone and I just got a proper Microplane for zesting.

    I also love to bake anything gingerbread-y because it makes the house smell wonderful.

  30. 30

    Lindsay Zaraska — April 4, 2012 @ 6:26 AM

    Muffins! Thy are so quick and easy.

  31. 31

    Amy — April 4, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is cornbread using my mother-in-law’s recipe!

  32. 32

    Mary — April 4, 2012 @ 6:33 AM

    I love to make cookies, especially chocolate chip.

  33. 33

    Melody — April 4, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies.

  34. 34

    Michelle — April 4, 2012 @ 6:41 AM

    I love to make birthday cakes!

  35. 35

    Maureen — April 4, 2012 @ 6:41 AM

    There are a few things but the favorite at the moment is banana cake with cream cheese frosting. I think the reason is because I know most everyone in my family loves it.

  36. 36

    Ashley — April 4, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

    I love to bake fruit crisps — especially peach and raspberry in the summer. There is nothing better than a warm slice with vanilla ice cream on a hot day!

  37. 37

    Caitlin — April 4, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    I love to make cookies! any kind. So easy but delicious.

  38. 38

    Ellen — April 4, 2012 @ 6:51 AM

    I love to make any dessert, but I especially love making cookies and brownies! Life is Good :)

  39. 39

    Sand — April 4, 2012 @ 6:51 AM

    Mexican chocolate cookies!

  40. 40

    Marci — April 4, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    I love to bake cookie cakes! Nothing cheers a person up like a cookie cake :)

  41. 41

    Rebecca Lollar — April 4, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is bars, any and all kinds!

  42. 42

    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 4, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    I LOVE baking cookies. There are so many kinds!

  43. 43

    Valerie — April 4, 2012 @ 7:09 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is symphony bar brownies… only because I love to eat them! ;-)

  44. 44

    Anne Caffey — April 4, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

    my favorite thing to bake is cupcakes with sprinkles!

  45. 45

    Bethany Grow — April 4, 2012 @ 7:11 AM

    I LOVE baking bread. Kneading is so much fun! And these brownies look absolutely delish!!

  46. 46

    Georgie — April 4, 2012 @ 7:18 AM

    Cake & frosting!

  47. 47

    Barbara — April 4, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

    My favorite thing to bake are Blueberry Cranberry Muffins! Thanks GREAT giveaway!

  48. 48

    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — April 4, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    I LOVE Joy the Baker! And I love baking everything, but more specifically, cookies and granola!

  49. 49

    Danyelle — April 4, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

    I love to make brownies. This recipe sounds fantastic!

  50. 50

    Carly — April 4, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

    Banana Bread!

  51. 51

    Kara D — April 4, 2012 @ 7:24 AM

    I love to bake muffins of all sorts!

  52. 52

    Morgan — April 4, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

    These brownies look so good! My favorite thing to back is pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

  53. 53

    Donnie — April 4, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

    peanut butter cookies!

  54. 54

    Kari — April 4, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

    Banana bread – I’ve been making it with my daughter since she was six months old.

  55. 55

    Mimi — April 4, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is brownies….or anything involving chocolate really!

  56. 56

    Sara Young — April 4, 2012 @ 7:30 AM

    I love making oatmeal raisin cookies for my darling husband! They are his absolute favorite & with 12-hour work days they give something to look forward to!

  57. 57

    Dani — April 4, 2012 @ 7:33 AM

    I love making cupcakes of all kinds, especially for birthdays. I love searching for something new and different that matches with the person I’m making them for.

  58. 58

    Haley — April 4, 2012 @ 7:34 AM

    Brownies – one bowl, one pan, and done!

  59. 59

    Sara — April 4, 2012 @ 7:36 AM

    My favorite baked item is anything someone else makes. I am a wonderful savory cook, but cannot bake to save my life!

  60. 60

    Jen — April 4, 2012 @ 7:36 AM

    I’m thinking I’m going to re-evaluate my Easter desserts after looking at these—drool. Favorite thing to bake of all time are Pies, doesn’t matter which kind, just pies. Love the flaky crust the savory filling. Yum.

  61. 61

    Val — April 4, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    I love to bake cookies, any kind!

  62. 62

    Kim — April 4, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    I’ve been known to be kind of a muffin fanatic. They’re just so portable and tasty!

  63. 63

    Megha — April 4, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    Anything with chocolate but my specialty is a peanut butter pie with a chocolate ganche and whipped cream. YUM!

  64. 64

    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — April 4, 2012 @ 7:48 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is a cake! I love making different kinds of cakes and frosting them. It’s relaxing to me :)

  65. 65

    Tracy — April 4, 2012 @ 7:56 AM

    I love to bake peanut butter bars with chocolate on top, and M&Ms…and maybe a marshmallow or two!

  66. 66

    Rachel — April 4, 2012 @ 7:56 AM

    I love baking blondies. So easy and quick, and I always have the ingredients on hand!

  67. 67

    Sara — April 4, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    I love making elcairs!

  68. 68

    Betsy — April 4, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

    Brownies!!! And I love trying new versions, will have to try these and would LOVE to have a copy of Joy’s book, she’s just adorable!

  69. 69

    Linda S. — April 4, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

    Biscotti

  70. 70

    Angie — April 4, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

    Cakes. I LOVE baking cakes.

  71. 71

    Amilia @justeverydayme — April 4, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    Cake!

  72. 72

    Sara — April 4, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    muffins. still looking for a cherry cream cheese muffin like Sue’s Bakery hadin Riverside, CA. It tasted like it used cherry pie filling & sweetened cream cheese

  73. 73

    Marly — April 4, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is banana bread! There are SO many ways to make it (oatmeal whole wheat by Joy the Baker, cinnamon swirl, muffins and cupcakes), and everyone loves it. I love tricking myself into thinking I’m baking something healthy :)

  74. 74

    Nicole — April 4, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is muffins and pies! And I wish Canadian were eligible!

  75. 75

    Amy — April 4, 2012 @ 8:10 AM

    Apple pie! So hard to only pick one thing :)

  76. 76

    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 4, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    Awesome giveaway and I met Joy and have her book…it’s fabulous. You made the brownies look like the next thing that I HAVE to make. YUM!

  77. 77

    annie — April 4, 2012 @ 8:17 AM

    I love to bake quickbreads and muffins. They are easy to make, are not fussy and take no time to bake. This recipe looks awesome.

  78. 78

    mlj — April 4, 2012 @ 8:19 AM

    cake!

  79. 79

    Ginny — April 4, 2012 @ 8:21 AM

    My favorite thing to bake? Joy’s applesauce oatmeal blueberry muffins. I love them because they are so versatile. You can pretty much do anything with them and the recipe doesn’t break. I love Joy. She is one of my all time faves!

  80. 80

    Julie W — April 4, 2012 @ 8:23 AM

    I absolutely love to bake red velvet cake/cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from scratch! It’s such a sinfully delicious dessert.

  81. 81

    Lauren S. — April 4, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is my aunt’s oatmeal cake. It is the quintessential comfort food. :)

  82. 82

    Rosa — April 4, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    It depends on the day…and my mood. But my favorite thing to bake is banana bread for my little one to enjoy. It was cookies the other day – she enjoyed the oatmeal kind. :-)

  83. 83

    Christina Loy — April 4, 2012 @ 8:46 AM

    My most favorite thing to bake is cookies and cinnamon rolls. They are tied for first. I love to bake more then I like to cook. There is something magical about baking. Plus it fill your home with tantalizing smells…..

  84. 84

    Kathleen — April 4, 2012 @ 8:48 AM

    I am famous for my coconut custard merangue pie, have to bring it to every holiday and family event!

  85. 85

    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — April 4, 2012 @ 8:50 AM

    favorite thing to bake is probably cookies. They taste equally as amazing but in different ways whether or raw or baked! and you don’t have to worry about waiting for them to cool to frost them…I hate waiting! :)

  86. 86

    Melanie — April 4, 2012 @ 8:52 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies! There is something just so familiar & comforting about a classic recipe…plus I love eating the dough :)

  87. 87

    Lisa — April 4, 2012 @ 8:59 AM

    Cookies. I love making cookies.

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    Vera Wimmer — April 4, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

    I love to bake…period. One of my favorite things is an Apple Walnut cake. I want to try it with pears next time. Looking forward to trying these brownies. You have me curious about the Ovaltine, I may sneak a little in.

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    Dana — April 4, 2012 @ 9:04 AM

    I to bake chocolate chip cookies. But really cakes too. Can I have more than one?

  90. 90

    Shannon A — April 4, 2012 @ 9:05 AM

    I love making pies. I have my grandmother’s pie crust recipe and it never fails. Pies are just wonderful

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    Tom — April 4, 2012 @ 9:06 AM

    I was just fixing to make some Cookies than I saw this chocolate fudge brownie recipe now I’m kinda heading in another direction. (lol)

  92. 92

    Sue M. — April 4, 2012 @ 9:06 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake would have to be Cakes, Cookies, Pumpin Rolls and Brownies! All that sugary stuff that tastes soooo darn good! =]

  93. 93

    Kendra — April 4, 2012 @ 9:06 AM

    I love to bake bread pudding. It’s my absolute favorite dessert. Well…red velvet cake too! I really need to find a recipe that combines the two :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 4, 2012 @ 9:12 AM

    Lori, your brownies look absolutely decadent. And I’m very intrigued by this ovaltine powder. How have I never heard of this before?

    Anyway, my favorite thing to bake is muffins – they’re super easy and simple, and they don’t require a mixer!

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    April A. — April 4, 2012 @ 9:12 AM

    Chocolate cake!!!!

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    susan duane — April 4, 2012 @ 9:12 AM

    i love to bake for my kids, chocolate chip cookies are a favorite!

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    Kelly — April 4, 2012 @ 9:12 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake are chocolate chip cookies made with browned butter–the smell of the butter browning on the skillet is incredible, and who doesn’t love mauling a spoon of chocolate chip cookie dough?

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — April 4, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    Cupcakes! Especially adorably decorated ones.

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    Rukmani — April 4, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    Absolute favorite thing to bake? Blueberry pie. From scratch. On a weekend afternoon.

    Those brownies look like they need to be made and eaten right now.

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    Catherine — April 4, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    I have an absolutely amazing recipe for maple pumpkin cheesecake that I love to bake in the fall…or really any time of the year because it’s so delicious.

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    Caroline — April 4, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    I like making cupcakes. They are fun to decorate, look great and the individual size is perfect for a dessert or for sharing.

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    Elizabeth @ Dapper Paper — April 4, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

    I love to bake cupcakes! There are SO many different combinations and you never run out of ideas also, um…buttercream. ‘nough said! But, I will eat and make ANY baked good!

  103. 103

    Suze — April 4, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

    I love making biscotti. It’s easy to mix in all sorts of yummy surprises vs. following the standard recipe.

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    jess — April 4, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

    I think I go through phases of favorite baking projects, and right now it’s scones. They usually have chocolate in them. ;)

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    Denise — April 4, 2012 @ 9:17 AM

    I <3 being the birthday baker for my family! It started out as my gift to them when I was going to college and quickly became the highlight to each individuals birthday. Some are traditional and request the same thing every year, others leave it up to me. ;) For example, my Mom's request is coconut-cream pie, every time! My choices usually revolve around seasonal fresh fruits or a recipe I'm just dying to try. I absolutely love baking for my family!

  106. 106

    cami stewart — April 4, 2012 @ 9:19 AM

    I can’t help it… My favorite thing to bake is carrot cake. Maybe is because my dad’s favorite cake comes from the carrot. Or just the idea of indulging in sweet yummy cake with no guilt because it has healthy carrots! ;)

  107. 107

    Abby @ Fig & Fork — April 4, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    Tarts! I have a crazy collection of different shaped tart pans, so they always come out looking so pretty. They’re much easier (for me) than baking cookies and always seem to impress everyone – including myself! : )

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    Vballer — April 4, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    Cheesecake swirl fudge brownies!

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    Dani — April 4, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    Love baking brownies and chocolate mayonnaise cake. Oh and cheesecake and….I’ll stop now, I think I just gained 5 pounds.

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    Cali — April 4, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

    I love making Joy’s cinnamon rolls and french pressed coffee for my friends!

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    Allene — April 4, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    Almost definitely my favorite thing to bake is cookies. Unless it’s cheesecake. Or bread. Bread is good.

  112. 112

    Emily380 — April 4, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    Cookies are my favorite thing to bake. Portion controlled & easy to 1/2 or double a batch as needed. OH, and big cakes for birthdays.

  113. 113

    Melissa C. — April 4, 2012 @ 9:25 AM

    Rainbow cake with fluffy white icing! It’s just fun

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    Laurel C — April 4, 2012 @ 9:26 AM

    it seems like everyone is saying cookies and cakes, but my favorite thing to bake is quick breads……think banana, zucchini, carrot, lemon, you name it! I love that it’s so simple, tastes amazing as a treat or for breakfast, and can be given as a gift!

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    Julie @BananasForBourbon — April 4, 2012 @ 9:26 AM

    I love to bake pie. I love the challenge, the steps. It’s work, but I love it. Also, layer cakes. I guess I like delicious projects. :)

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    Mandie — April 4, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    Cookies, cookies, cookies!!!

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    Michelle — April 4, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

    Chocolate Chip Cookies, but really anything with CHOCOLATE is alright :)

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    Maria K — April 4, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies

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    Ari — April 4, 2012 @ 9:34 AM

    It’s a toss-up between brownies and banana bread. Banana bread brownies?

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    Renee — April 4, 2012 @ 9:35 AM

    Those brownies look fantastic! I love Joy the Baker :) I guess my favorite thing to bake is any type of cookie, but I do love the occasional brownie.

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    Ginny — April 4, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    Pretzels! Mmm, with beer cheese sauce – so good!

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    Renee — April 4, 2012 @ 9:40 AM

    red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate frosting. for sure. always and forever.

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    Susana I. — April 4, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    Well, if it’s just to bake, it may be brownies. They are really easy and always turn out good! But I can help but think “Cinnamon Rolls!” I don’t bake them that much but they are SO GOOD!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 4, 2012 @ 9:45 AM

    I think my favorite thing to bake is brownies – because they are my all time favorite dessert. I can never turn them down! These ones look fudgy and wonderful!

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    Jill — April 4, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is a batch of cookies.

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    Diana — April 4, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

    I love making quick breads, especially pumpkin bread!

  127. 127

    Gerdy — April 4, 2012 @ 9:50 AM

    I love to bake … Especially cakes with a lot of frosting ;)

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    Meghan M — April 4, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

    I love to bake muffins and brownies. So simple and always yummy!

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    Stephanie — April 4, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

    I absolutely love making different Ice Cream Cakes – can blend different flavors but works so well together!

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    Alli — April 4, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

    I love to bake popovers with my little guy, Bob!

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    Tiah B — April 4, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

    Great giveaway, thank you. I love to bake sugar cookies. I have a really good recipe and they come out great every time, unlike my other baking attempts.

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    Cat Davis — April 4, 2012 @ 9:54 AM

    Do I have to just pick ONE thing? That’s tough … banana bread or maybe vanilla bean cake but I also love baking chocolate sheet cake … I can’t pick. :P

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    Wilda — April 4, 2012 @ 9:57 AM

    Desserts! Brownies and apple pie :-)

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    Shannon — April 4, 2012 @ 9:58 AM

    I love to bake anything! I will bake what people want to eat!

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    Miss Rachel P. — April 4, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

    MUFFINS!!!! Absolute favorite! ;D I love waking up and serving my family a sweet little muffin and all the varieties I can create! *bliss*

    {Mm, and those brownies look so good! My weakness!!}

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    Emily — April 4, 2012 @ 10:05 AM

    It’s hard for me to pick any one thing, but I have a wonderful recipe for tres leches that I love to make when I have a special occasion. And homemade cookies and chocolate chip granola bars are awesomely wonderful.

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    emily — April 4, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    I love to cook quick breads with seasonal ingredients. Most recently cooked a delicious rhubarb walnut bread for the spring!

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    Jolynn — April 4, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

    I love baking cakes!!!

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    Bianca — April 4, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

    This cookbook looks awesome! I love to bake cookies, all kinds :)

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    Jen G. R. — April 4, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

    My favorite thing to bake… of all time… chocolate chip cookies. And usually the cookie dough makes it to the oven :)

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    Erin — April 4, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

    I have a tendency to bake a lot of cupcakes– with booze in them!

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    Briana — April 4, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

    I love to bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! :)

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    Karen Padilla — April 4, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

    I would love to win her cookbook althought it might be dangerous to have in the house. She is one blogger along with recipe girl that I follow every day.

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    Doni — April 4, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

    I wish I had time to bake more, but my favorite thing is cookies!

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    Mariah — April 4, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

    Cornbread. No, brownies. No, cinnamon rolls. Wait, anything with a batter I can eat! I cannot choose, please don’t make me!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — April 4, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

    Cookies!!!

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    Patricia — April 4, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is a Walnut Date Pudding Cake. I must say, though, if those brownies of Joy’s are as good as they look, I could be caught baking them every day. For sharing of course!

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    NRS — April 4, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

    I”m pretty baking obsessed, you name it, and I love to bake it! As long as it’s something sweet! (I don’t, unfortunately, cook.)

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    susan — April 4, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is cookies Any kind, any flavor (but not decorated sugar cookies – I prefer the drop kind)

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    Kelly — April 4, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

    Homemade cookies for my children. Nothing makes me feel better than knowing they have homemade cookies for snacks and their lunches. :)

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    Jenise — April 4, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

    I love baking cookies, and my new favorite are blondies!

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    Pat M — April 4, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

    Can’t decide between cake and brownies. I’ll say brownies, because I like to try different variations of them.

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    Sheila — April 4, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

    I love to make cakes any anything with chocolate in it.

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    Jen — April 4, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

    Well. If I had to choose my absolute favorite thing to bake is cupcakes!

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    Beth — April 4, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

    I love to bake cherry cobbler. Yum!

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    Ashley — April 4, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is muffins! Any sort… because aren’t they really just cupcakes without the frosting? ;-)

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    Brianne — April 4, 2012 @ 11:35 AM

    Scones!!

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    Lori Y — April 4, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

    Brownies!

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    Elle — April 4, 2012 @ 11:41 AM

    my fav thing to bake is cookies!

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    Amy — April 4, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

    I love to bake brownies at the moment, seems to be what the “bun in the oven” is craving along with my hubby :)

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    wendy — April 4, 2012 @ 11:53 AM

    I DO love to bake brownies, but they are dangerous for me to have around!! Quick breads are a good option … not so tempting!

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    Elizabeth — April 4, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

    Gosh that’s a hard question to answer, cause everything I just about bake is my favorite! Hmm…But if I had to choose just one thing that I absolutely love and is my all time favorite is…*drum roll please* Carrot Cake! Just in time too cause Easter is a few days away too. ^_~

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    Kim — April 4, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is apple crisp :)

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    Janelle — April 4, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    I love Joy! I love to bake cheesecake, but don’t do it often because my husband doesn’t like it. Today I baked zucchini bread, though, which I love to do because my recipe is awesome and amazing and I don’t share it with people because it was my great-grandmother’s and a family secret. But it’s the best zucchini bread you’ll ever eat.

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    Beth — April 4, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

    I love to bake anything as long as it’s for someone else. I guess if I had to pick a specific type of thing to bake, it would have to be cookies (though cake is a very very close second).

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    Marty — April 4, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

    I’m not really much of a sweets person, but I love to bake pao de queijo (brazilian cheese bread). I can eat these little tasties anytime of the day!

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    Linda H — April 4, 2012 @ 12:11 PM

    I love to bake brownies!!!!! I’m going to try this recipe this weekend.

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    Karen — April 4, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

    My favorite is coincidentally brownies! Finding the absolute best brownie is my life long quest! And it makes for a delicious one :)

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    Kanani M — April 4, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

    I love baking cheesecake! The anticipation of waiting as it sets overnight…oh how it makes it just THAT much more delicious! This fudge looks Insane though!!!

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    Laurie — April 4, 2012 @ 12:21 PM

    I have a great, easy recipe for a peach pie that I love to bake up in the Summer time. Everyone loves it and its super easy to put together.

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    Lynna H. — April 4, 2012 @ 12:31 PM

    my favorite thing to bake are COOKIES! love love cookies ?

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    Natalie Morales — April 4, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

    I LOVE to bake cookies! They’re a very simple dessert but SO classic! It reminds me of my childhood days baking alongside my older brother. I just feel like chocolate chip cookies makes people feel “at home”. It’s definitely a comfort food! :)

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    Tecia Brinkerhoff — April 4, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

    Chocolate cake!!! I love finding new recipes!! I want to try yours Thank you!

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    Anne g. — April 4, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is banana nut muffins on a Saturday morning. Yummy!

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    Claudia Lima — April 4, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

    I just love baking layer cakes! :)

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    Beth L — April 4, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

    Brownies – everyone loves my brownies. My secret – under bake them!!

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    Michele — April 4, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

    cookies and muffins are my absolute favorite things to bake n___n ~

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    Esther — April 4, 2012 @ 1:35 PM

    I love making strawberry-rhubarb pie =)

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    Lillian Child — April 4, 2012 @ 1:46 PM

    I cannot attend a family function without bringing a large pan of my homemade apple crisp. Ice cream is optional (grin).

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    Jessica M — April 4, 2012 @ 1:50 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is a rhubarb pie recipe from my great-grandma. every time I make it, it reminds me of being in her home, the smells, the sounds, the hugs from her!

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    April V — April 4, 2012 @ 2:01 PM

    A big peach cobbler!! :)

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    Dolores — April 4, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

    I love baking chocolate chip cookies and brownies.

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    Heather Hoover-Shaw — April 4, 2012 @ 2:06 PM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is sour cream coffee cake. It’s a little bit fussy, but it is my go to baked treat for baby shower brunches, fall coffee dates with friends, and a “just because” treat for my husband and daughter who just love it. I really love to bake. Any excuse is reason enough for me!

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    Gwyn — April 4, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

    I love to bake most everything… cookies,cupcakes and brownies!!

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    Sarah — April 4, 2012 @ 2:18 PM

    I absolutely love to bake Tiramisu Cupcakes! It’s my two favorite things (coffee and cupcakes) combined together to make a delicious dessert!

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    Laura O — April 4, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    bread and buns! no question – it’s also my favorite thing to eat!

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    Tania — April 4, 2012 @ 2:42 PM

    Any kind of cookie – instant gratification!

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    Emily — April 4, 2012 @ 3:04 PM

    Those brownies look amazing! My favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip pretzel cookies-YUM!!!

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    Lisa — April 4, 2012 @ 3:21 PM

    Cookies!

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    Sarah L — April 4, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is bread, but cookies are a close second.

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    Damyon — April 4, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

    Dense fudge-like brownies. This is right up my alley.

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    Kim — April 4, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

    I love to bake pies

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    Carol in the OC — April 4, 2012 @ 4:03 PM

    Buttermilk scones with currants & walnuts…. yummy breakfast, snack, or any time of the day! (ps… LOVE Joy the Baker, met her on her book tour, she’s adorable.)

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    Ashlei — April 4, 2012 @ 4:03 PM

    My favorite thing to bake has to be brownies. The more dark chocolate the better!

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    Natalie — April 4, 2012 @ 4:10 PM

    What don’t I love to bake? :)

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    Angie — April 4, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

    Anything chocolatety..is that a word?

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    Tydeisha — April 4, 2012 @ 4:29 PM

    BREAD PUDDING!

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    Susan G — April 4, 2012 @ 4:39 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies, hands down!

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    Cathy Ellis — April 4, 2012 @ 4:49 PM

    I love to make recipegirl’s Wedding Cake Cupcakes and the Buttercream Icing!!! Soooo melt-in-your-mouth good!!!! Also easy! Second favorite thing is gooey cinnamon rolls. Neither one of which I can eat right now because I am being good and staying off of sweets at the moment. BUT… I’m looking forward to making them very soon.

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    NRS — April 4, 2012 @ 4:51 PM

    What brand cocoa do you like for the glaze? Thanks!

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    Megan — April 4, 2012 @ 4:59 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is cookies! So easy to make, yet so tasty.

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    Bryn — April 4, 2012 @ 5:18 PM

    My daughters birthday cake every year. She picks a cake off the Internet and I do my best!

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    Alicia Keen — April 4, 2012 @ 5:49 PM

    i LOVE to bake bundt cakes

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    Donna — April 4, 2012 @ 5:50 PM

    I go between good chocolate chip cookies and a good brownie (or two).

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    jamie — April 4, 2012 @ 5:58 PM

    cookies. usually a variation on the classic chocolate chip. they are so easy to make and so wonderful to eat. plus, i really enjoy creaming the butter and sugars and later mixing in the flour. i actually find it therapeutic, in a way. lots of times i’ll just mix up a dough and then stash it in the fridge for later.

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    Sue McRae — April 4, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

    Right now my favorite thing to bake is cupcakes. They are fun to bake and to eat…

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    winn — April 4, 2012 @ 6:15 PM

    crumbcake!

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    Bakeaholic — April 4, 2012 @ 6:17 PM

    I love to make dessert bars, like Oreo bars or cookie dough bars or frosted sugar cookie bars. So good!!

    This book fabulous!

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    Maggie — April 4, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

    Scratch cakes for birthdays and muffins. Brownies continue to elude me… will try this recipe.

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    Sarah Elizabeth — April 4, 2012 @ 6:22 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is muffins, because there are so many variations, because I love breakfast, and because they’re sort of like cupcakes that you can eat any time of day!

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    Cyndi — April 4, 2012 @ 6:34 PM

    Brownies – I’m on a search for the best ever.

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    shanice.t — April 4, 2012 @ 6:46 PM

    If possible i can bake and have walnut chocolate chip butter cake EVERYDAY!!

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    Kimberly Wilson — April 4, 2012 @ 6:46 PM

    An old Bohemian recipe from my Czech grandma called kolachy. Its small cream cheese cookie with apricot filling with powder sugar on the top. Yummy!

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    Marissa — April 4, 2012 @ 6:56 PM

    Cookies, brownies, cupcakes, layer cakes, bars, muffins… anything sweet!

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    Lucy — April 4, 2012 @ 7:18 PM

    I loovvee baking pies! It is so satisfying haha!!

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    Laurie — April 4, 2012 @ 7:33 PM

    The Baked sweet and salty brownie with the caramel inside. Yum.

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    Maria Malaveci — April 4, 2012 @ 7:33 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is Chocolate Cake…..!

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

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    Carmen — April 4, 2012 @ 7:36 PM

    My all-time favorite thing to make is candy – especially caramels and chocolate truffles

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    carrie — April 4, 2012 @ 8:18 PM

    banana bread – yum!

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    Kiersten — April 4, 2012 @ 8:30 PM

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Sheena — April 4, 2012 @ 8:49 PM

    I love to bake cookies. They are so easy to put together and have a treat ready to go! These brownies look super yummy!

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    Tiffany — April 4, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

    I love to bake cookies – chocolate chip and sugar cookies to be exact.

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    Carmen Wyant — April 4, 2012 @ 9:06 PM

    My favorite thing to bake would be brownies. Love em.

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    Keri — April 4, 2012 @ 9:13 PM

    I absolutely LOVE baking mint chocolate chip cookies! They taste delicious, and they look great too! :)

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    Pamela — April 4, 2012 @ 9:31 PM

    It would be a toss up between cookies of all kinds & brownies!! Yummy! :)

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    Kate W. — April 4, 2012 @ 9:37 PM

    cookies!

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    Raven Johnson — April 4, 2012 @ 9:40 PM

    I love to bake Apple Pie on the whim of a craving! The anticipation of waiting for it while it bakes & semi-cools (I do always burn my tongue) is the best part!

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    Yvette N. — April 4, 2012 @ 10:05 PM

    I love to make Cut-out Cookies, and decorate them for different
    holidays and birthdays, and mail them to my grandkids in Virginia!

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    Kristen — April 4, 2012 @ 10:40 PM

    Tough choice between chocolate chunk brownies or oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but if I had to pick it would be the cookies

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    Gigi — April 4, 2012 @ 10:52 PM

    I came across an old Katherine Hepburn recipe for her brownies (1971 issue of Redbook). Super-simple, super yummy and I always feel super-cool that I’m baking the same brownies as the great Ms. Hepburn.

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    sara — April 4, 2012 @ 11:40 PM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is fresh bread – love the whole process of mixing, rising, etc. And such a tasty result!

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    Melissa M — April 5, 2012 @ 12:18 AM

    Hello! I have to say that my absolute favorite thing to bake is my chocolate chip cookies. I don’t know what the secret is, but other Moms hide them so they can take them home at the end of a bake sale!

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    alea — April 5, 2012 @ 12:34 AM

    I <3 C.O.O.K.I.E.S!!

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    Tamaryn — April 5, 2012 @ 12:54 AM

    Yogurt cakes, specifically a passionfruit syrup yogurt cake!

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    Marilyn — April 5, 2012 @ 1:11 AM

    I absolutely love baking cupcakes – all the combinations of fillings, cakes, and frostings make for some delicious times!

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    JudyR — April 5, 2012 @ 1:28 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes – chocolate cupcakes!

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    wade2121 — April 5, 2012 @ 2:14 AM

    Blueberry pie and Oreo cheesecake.

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    Patti W — April 5, 2012 @ 2:15 AM

    Cookies! I love the traditional flavors like chocolate chip, but I like the to make new flavors for my family to try. These brownies look amazing. Perfect for a chocolate craving.

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    Sweetpea — April 5, 2012 @ 2:38 AM

    I love to make Texas Sheet Cake. It pleases everyone!

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    Heather Darling — April 5, 2012 @ 2:40 AM

    My absolute favourite thing to bake is a tie between two — either triple chocolate chip cookies or my Grandmother’s pound cake!

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    Nadia — April 5, 2012 @ 2:41 AM

    I love making cupcakes/cakes for my son’s birthday parties.

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    Margie Visnick — April 5, 2012 @ 3:25 AM

    Brownies are probably #1! These look yummy!

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    Kristina Boroff — April 5, 2012 @ 3:27 AM

    I love to bake bread, the smell of bread cooking to me is the best and I love to eat it still warm with some butter.

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    Diane Rabassa — April 5, 2012 @ 4:07 AM

    Omg I love to bake tres leche cake (from Spanish)
    It is a sponge cake made with 3 milks, evaporated, condensed & milk or sometimes I add coconut milk. Its delicious! If you order it at a restaurant, it will be too repugnant which is the reason I make my own version. It can be made as a butter cake as well, it still comes out yummy for your tummy! :)

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    Stephanie Sullivan — April 5, 2012 @ 4:25 AM

    I’m a tart girl myself, but I love baking anything!

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    Ilene — April 5, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

    Brownies are my favorite. They’re easy and everyone loves them.

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    samW — April 5, 2012 @ 4:33 AM

    cookies

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    marla — April 5, 2012 @ 4:41 AM

    Wowzers!! Those brownies look amazing ~ well worthy of the close up :)
    My favorite thing to bake is tarts….

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    Heidi — April 5, 2012 @ 4:46 AM

    Just put sugar and flour in front of me and I am a happy camper. However, brownies top the list of my faves to cook. I make many different varieties and always have them on hand when guests arrive. I have teens, with many friends, and bake almost every day to keep them all fed!

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    Melissa g — April 5, 2012 @ 4:47 AM

    I love baking any type of brownies. So many different and delicious combinations!!

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    Sondra — April 5, 2012 @ 4:59 AM

    My family loves my olld standby brownies, but I’ll be trying these!

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    Lori K — April 5, 2012 @ 5:02 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is brownies.

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    Brenda — April 5, 2012 @ 5:03 AM

    I love to bake period….. but my banana bread rocks!

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    SallyRan — April 5, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    I LOVE to make huge CARMEL ROLLS melting 3x the amount of brown sugar & butter & pecans in a huge pan on a burner until carmelized then cooling & putting prepared dough in the pan & baking. YUM

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    Sanjeeta kk — April 5, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    Wow..the cover of the book is as gorgeous as the brownie!

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    Sheri B. — April 5, 2012 @ 5:09 AM

    Lately, my Hub’s obsession has been brownies! So, I’ve tried SEVERAL recipes… Looking to try some more!!

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    christylemon — April 5, 2012 @ 5:11 AM

    brownies of course! quick, easy and chocolate…what more could a girl want? ok, maybe a handsome, nice man who bakes?????

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    Laurie — April 5, 2012 @ 5:17 AM

    I would either say banana bread or banana chocolate chip muffins

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    Maria — April 5, 2012 @ 5:17 AM

    Favorite thing to bake?….rich, fudgy classic brownies and classic NY cheescake!

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    Rachel — April 5, 2012 @ 5:18 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake is a layered chocolate chip bundt cake. It’s a recipe that’s been in my family for years and makes an appearance at almost every family gathering!

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    Linda Reed — April 5, 2012 @ 5:22 AM

    I love to bake anything for the girls at work. They get so excited anytime I bring anything to share. But my favorite has to be cheesecake!

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    Tracey Alvernaz — April 5, 2012 @ 5:22 AM

    Bar cookies,” bar none” Nothing is excempt from my love of them!

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    Stacy — April 5, 2012 @ 5:24 AM

    I love to bake decorated cakes…I cherish the memories of my mom decorating my birthday cakes as a child…and now as a mom I enjoy doing the same for her!

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    elizabeth — April 5, 2012 @ 5:24 AM

    Nice Brownies! Yum! My favorite thing to bake is a goey bar of some sort. I love bars of all kinds!

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    Marcia — April 5, 2012 @ 5:27 AM

    I love to bake cheesecakes! These brownies look fantastic!

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    Alexis — April 5, 2012 @ 5:28 AM

    Favorite thing to bake are scones! Savory bacon, cheese and chive or sweet, sweet cinnamon sugar ones! Mmmmmm!! :)

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    Heather Hicks — April 5, 2012 @ 5:29 AM

    I love to bake muffins!

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    susan — April 5, 2012 @ 5:29 AM

    My favorite is baking about 13 assorted favorites at Christmas time….a mixture of everything. It makes such a beautiful plate abd the perfect gift. Always looking for my ideas.

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    Deb — April 5, 2012 @ 5:44 AM

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies. They are a family favorite.

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    Juli — April 5, 2012 @ 5:45 AM

    I love to bake cupcakes… but more importantly I love coming up with new fun ways to decorate them! My fav – mini margarita glass with a green sugar rim filled with frosting on top of a margarita cupcake.

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    Cindy ziliak — April 5, 2012 @ 5:46 AM

    Cookies! I love trying new cookie recipes on my family, they love it too.

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    butterfly44053 — April 5, 2012 @ 5:48 AM

    i love to bake pumpkin rolls. those brownies look so great! can’t wait to try them.

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    kyndall — April 5, 2012 @ 5:52 AM

    cookies and bread. But after seeing these brownies that may change :)

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    Jeff A — April 5, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

    My Dad’s favorite cookies at Christmas, Hermits & Snickerdoodles from a Betty Crocker Cookbook from the 50’s, always takes me bake to growing up.

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    Kristin @ TreatEatRepeat — April 5, 2012 @ 6:02 AM

    Cookies! So simple :)

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    Vanessa — April 5, 2012 @ 6:02 AM

    Cookies…any kind. I love cookies for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack…you get the picture ;-)

    Those brownies look delicious and so simple to make, too!

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    Betty Olsen — April 5, 2012 @ 6:16 AM

    I love recipes for bar cookies and especially for yummy looking brownies. These looking absolutely amazing!

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — April 5, 2012 @ 6:16 AM

    Banana Bread ….and BROWNIES! ;)

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    Mimi — April 5, 2012 @ 6:20 AM

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies!!!

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    Susan W.S. — April 5, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    I love to bake brownies – big chocolate lover!

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    Barb — April 5, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies!

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    Jean — April 5, 2012 @ 6:24 AM

    I love to bake cupcakes of ANY sort. My 4 year old helps. Can’t wait to try the brownie recipe!

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    Amanda V — April 5, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    I love making cinnamon rolls! Despite the waiting and rising and everything, I love rolling and cutting and smelling them right as they are done.. :)

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    Laura P. — April 5, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies:)

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    Carmen Kumm — April 5, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

    I love to bake Chocolate Choppers, the recipe that I got over 30 years ago in home ec class, sometimes I switch around the ad ins so its always a little different

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    Taryn — April 5, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I think cupcakes are my favorite thing to bake, because I love their simplicity, and I LOVE decorating them.

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    Karen — April 5, 2012 @ 6:39 AM

    I love to bake. Most favorite thing would be cookies-quick gratification!

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    Kimberly Marie — April 5, 2012 @ 6:41 AM

    It depends on my mood, but lately I’ve been loving making cupcakes.

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    Lori Lange — April 5, 2012 @ 6:48 AM

    Just plain-‘ol Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder is what I used here.

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    Joey — April 5, 2012 @ 6:48 AM

    Hum … brownies and cheesecakes for me. Thank you for this yummy sharing recipe.

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    June g. — April 5, 2012 @ 6:49 AM

    So hard to pick one! I’ll say cookies, that way I don’t have to pick:)

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    Jennifer — April 5, 2012 @ 6:50 AM

    Cookies–all different kinds!

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    Dionysia — April 5, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    Cakes!All types of cakes!!Well it’s better if it’s chocolate!!!

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    Anne — April 5, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies or fudgey brownies – I can’t decide on just one!

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    Rachelle — April 5, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    I love Joy! She makes you feel like she really knows you, and her recipes are fabulous!!! The last thing that I baked in my oven was bacon (last night)… But I don’t think that counts. So I guess my favorite would have to be scones!

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    Bill — April 5, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    Christmas Cookies!

    I’m known for my platters of around a dozen different holiday treats

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    Tammy Wannemacher — April 5, 2012 @ 7:17 AM

    I came across a recipe for a Cardamon Streusel Coffee Cake in a five-year-old Food & Wine magazine. It has all of my obsessions: butter (4 sticks!!!), pecans, and cardamom. And a brown sugary glaze on top. Oh, my.

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    Schell — April 5, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

    Buttermilk Blueberry scones with orange zest

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    Paula Hunt — April 5, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

    I love to bake cookies. The cookbook sounds wonderful.

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    Jacqui — April 5, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes! I love how you can really customize your cupcakes and the decorating part is always my favorite!

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    Laura Kraycsi — April 5, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    I love to bake anything unique. Especially cookies. My favorite thing i have baked recently was a red velvet cheesecake. It was so fun. Tuened out beautiful and tasted even better.

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    Cheryl Allred — April 5, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    I love to bake anything chocolate!!! But I also love my Blondies recipe and Almond Poppy muffin recipe. I love your blog!

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    Carol — April 5, 2012 @ 7:30 AM

    I love the challenge of baking new recipes that catch my attention. I sometimes get inspired by something I’ve seen or something I’ve eaten and I just want to try to re-create it. But what I most love is to bake treats for my friends. Some enjoy cookies most, some ice cream, some cakes, some pastries…. I love to make them all….and I usually make an assortment. I think what I love to bake most of all are cakes because they can be so full of surprises…Beautiful on the outside, with hidden treasure on the inside. There are so many combinations of flavors, and layer upon layer of taste combinations and textures…Cakes are like presents and nobody really knows what it is until that first slice comes out, and then everybody cues up to get their own piece.

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    Jennifer R — April 5, 2012 @ 7:35 AM

    I love baking cakes and cupcakes…any type even though chocolate cakes seems to be the ones I make the most.

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    Jillian Iacadoro — April 5, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    My absolute favorite thing to bake…I don’t know if I have one favorite. Is that a cop-out? I love baking anything that makes people stuff their faces and be happy – brownies (plain or jazzed up) and monkey bread are always a big hit, but perhaps my favorite is from-scratch-start-to-finish chocolate cream pie because it’s the most challenging (and therefore the most rewarding).

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    Sandy — April 5, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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    Natasha D. — April 5, 2012 @ 7:40 AM

    These brownies look divine! I love baking brownies and cookies and pies. I’ll often find new recipes that look good and just try them out to see if I can find a new favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Bruce — April 5, 2012 @ 7:40 AM

    Brownies!

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    Cindy — April 5, 2012 @ 7:41 AM

    Blonde Brownies…yum!!

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    Christine — April 5, 2012 @ 7:48 AM

    scones!

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    Alison — April 5, 2012 @ 7:49 AM

    I love to bake cake pops! Brownies come in a close second, though.

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    Cassandra Holdeman — April 5, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

    I love to bake cupcakes…any kind, any flavor!

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    Michelle — April 5, 2012 @ 7:56 AM

    cheesecake

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    Kristi — April 5, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

    Nigella Lawson’s cranberry white chocolate chip cookies. I have used the basic recipe with a variety of different add-ins with great results.

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    Yvette ~ Muy Bueno — April 5, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    I love baking capirotada (Mexican bread pudding). The smell of the cinnamon and piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar) is intoxicating and evokes so many childhood memories.

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    Judy Baker — April 5, 2012 @ 8:04 AM

    My favorite thing to bake (oh, how to choose just one) has got to be sugar cookies. Started my baking life as a youngster doing cookies and cakes with a child size baking set using child size baking mixes. I have the set to this day and I’m nearly 65!!

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    Liza — April 5, 2012 @ 8:04 AM

    I love baking cakes …. because decorating them is so much fun :)

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    Jamie — April 5, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    My fav thing to bake would be Cupcakes, cake bites and brownies. The first 2 I am kinda obsessed with, there are so many versions and ways to play with them! Brownies I just love to eat! I love the box kind bc I haven’t found a recipe that tastes great..maybe this one will be the one!! : )

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    Shawna — April 5, 2012 @ 8:12 AM

    I love to baked rolled sugar cookies with the kids. We might different kinds depending on the season. We have so much fun making them together as a family!

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    Mrs Mattman — April 5, 2012 @ 8:16 AM

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies and mexican wedding cake cookies….well, i love to bake just about anything. I love desserts!!! My favorite food group.

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    Mary Anne Perlmutter — April 5, 2012 @ 8:21 AM

    Darn Good Chocolate Cake.

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    Zoe — April 5, 2012 @ 8:24 AM

    My most favorite thing to bake is cupcakes. Small little morsels of delight.

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    Mashanna — April 5, 2012 @ 8:24 AM

    Cookies! Any kind, but especially chocolate chip!!

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    Lisa M. — April 5, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    I love making brownies and tea-time tassies (mini peacan pies)! I love cooking blogs and cook books! Happy Easter, happy Passover, happy whatever holiday you may observe.

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    Erin — April 5, 2012 @ 8:32 AM

    FROSTING! Just so I can lick the bowl

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    Taylor — April 5, 2012 @ 8:40 AM

    I love baking cookies of any kind!

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    Lisa — April 5, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

    I love to bake chocolate chip cookies so I can eat the dough and baked ones too!

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    Melissa — April 5, 2012 @ 8:42 AM

    Brownies are my absolute favorite thing to bake! I love making them “ooey gooey” with all kinds of add-ins like extra chocolate, peanut butter, and any kind of candy!

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    Diane — April 5, 2012 @ 8:50 AM

    I love to bake scones, so many options and so easy to shape

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    Jennifer Shih — April 5, 2012 @ 8:56 AM

    I love baking cupcakes!

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    Kristin — April 5, 2012 @ 8:59 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies!

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    Grace Ann Ekstrom — April 5, 2012 @ 8:59 AM

    I LOVE to bake pies! Any kind of fruit pie made with seasonal berries, apples, nectarines etc. (…and muffins and Joy’s Grapefruit Yogurt Scones!!!! – They are to die for!)

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    Jonalyn — April 5, 2012 @ 9:06 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is . . . . I’m not sure. I’ve just recenlty gotten back into baking after a long hiatus and I’m still working out the bugs. So, yeah, not sure yet but certainly having fun trying to figure it out!

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    Michelle — April 5, 2012 @ 9:06 AM

    Mocha chocolate chip brownies!

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    Alina Beckwith — April 5, 2012 @ 9:10 AM

    Any cupcake or cookie with fun colors so the kids can decorate!

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    Jen — April 5, 2012 @ 9:10 AM

    Macarons!!!!!! which by the way took me over a year to conquer :o)

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    robyn — April 5, 2012 @ 9:11 AM

    i love baking yummy desserts for my family…usually only get made when we are going to a big holiday gathering, because we can’t eat them all by ourselves!

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    Anna Costa — April 5, 2012 @ 9:12 AM

    I love baking cupcakes, making them all different, beautiful and delicious :)

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    Amy — April 5, 2012 @ 9:18 AM

    I love to bake my mom’s sugar cookies, and decorate them with my daughters … fun memories :)

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    Tanya — April 5, 2012 @ 9:27 AM

    I love to bake cookies! These brownies look delicious!

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    Erin C. — April 5, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is definitely pumpkin bread. Sooo easy and soooo good!

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    Cellabella — April 5, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

    I LOVE baking banana bread, and then bread pudding comes in to a close second :)

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    Britton Gammill — April 5, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

    I love baking a Texas sheet cake. Then, I love eating it.

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    oregonjudy — April 5, 2012 @ 9:41 AM

    …anything with chocolate.

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    susan davis — April 5, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    Ahhh… an interesting question. The first thing that comes to mind when you say “baking” is pizza and the second is bread. Reading the comments I realize that we are talking of baking of the sweet variety and in responding to those comments I have to agree first with those who site Christmas baking as their favorite. And to end my theme, my second thought would be muffins. Being a frosting fanatic and constantly struggling with extra pounds I tend to choose muffins over cupcakes. They satisfy my sweet tooth and offer such a variety of ingredients! PS… I LOVE JOY THE BAKER!!!

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    Barbara — April 5, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

    I love to bake cookies and brownies.

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    Lori — April 5, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

    So many good things to bake, I have to say muffins! Any kind , mostly blueberry.. yum.

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    Tammy in Alabama — April 5, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

    It is hard to choose just one thing… but I would have to say baking bread is my absolute favorite thing to do, followed by pound cakes. Thank you for all you do!! Many Blessings and Happy Easter… Tammy in Alabama

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    Rebecca — April 5, 2012 @ 10:09 AM

    I absolutely LOVE baking cupcakes. All varieties…there’s nothing better than trying new recipes, creating your own & being able to decorate them however you want.

    Eating them isn’t too bad either ;)

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    Yael — April 5, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies. My recipe is easy and amazing and tastes like Entemman’s. Mmmmm.

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    KJ in IA — April 5, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

    I love to bake cookies. From chocolate chip, monster, oatmeal, pumpkin, I love ‘em all!! This would be a great birthday present too. My birthday is on the 8th!

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    Megan — April 5, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

    These brownies look amazing! My favorite thing to bake is mini peanut butter cup cheesecakes, or anything with peanut butter and chocolate!

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    Carolyn S — April 5, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

    I love to bake my cream cheese chocolate chip coffee cake! these look pretty amazing though!

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    Natalie O. — April 5, 2012 @ 10:52 AM

    I love to bake Cheesecake because everyone loves it! I will be making it this weekend for Easter.

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    Nicki K. — April 5, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    Oooohh, yum! I love baking layer cakes.

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    Lisa — April 5, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

    I love baking and it’s difficult to pick one thing, so I will say cakes, brownies, and cookies!

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    Kelly — April 5, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

    cakes!

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    Holly T — April 5, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

    I love to bake anything with lemon in it. Lemon cake, cookies, bars the list goes on and on :)

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    jennifer — April 5, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

    My favorite thing to bake has got to be cookies. You can make as few or as many as you want at the time and you can’t be unhappy when eating one.

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    Kara — April 5, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

    I love finding new and different recipes for cheesecake! I’ve made banana cheesecake, hazelnut cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake, and sweet potato cheesecake, but my favorite is chocolate chip cheesecake. My boyfriend’s favorite is plain old NY Style cheesecake. Really, all of it is delicious.

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    April was in CT now CA — April 5, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

    Good ole’ chocolate chip cookies!! A recent favorite included oats and Biscoff spread!

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    Cass — April 5, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip banana bread. I have modified the recipe over the years to make it a little healthier so our family can enjoy it a little more often. I always make three loaves: one to eat, one to freeze, and one to give away.

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    Robert Richards Recipes — April 5, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is brownies – hands down!

    Also, thanks for the recipe! :-)

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    Rea — April 5, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    Defn Banana bread.. plain old banana bread.. I have tried several variations but I always keep coming back to the simple one

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    cluttercafe — April 5, 2012 @ 12:22 PM

    My favorite thing to bake has got to be Christmas cookies of any type. It means family and friends will be close :)
    And holy chocolate! those brownies look awesome!

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    Sarah — April 5, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

    I love to bake banana bread…with chocolate chips…and orange zest. It’s a flirty banana bread. :-)

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    Julie N. — April 5, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

    I love to bake zucchini bread. My kids love it so much I usually make 4 loaves at a time. We eat one and freeze the others, but are normally pulling a new one from the freezer every couple days.

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    Michelle Brannan — April 5, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

    Anything…I just love baking, it’s my happy place

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    Robin Moss — April 5, 2012 @ 12:35 PM

    ANYTHING! I love to bake but the man in my life is not a sweet eater, so I love it when the church has something going on that I can bake cakes, cookies, brownies or cupcakes. Life without baking is just a bore to me.

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    Nancy — April 5, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

    Chocolate cake!!!!!!!! :-)

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    Colleen — April 5, 2012 @ 1:01 PM

    Pumpkin bread is a favorite to make with my boys.

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    Ke'hley — April 5, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

    Anything Sweet!! <3

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    carmel — April 5, 2012 @ 1:09 PM

    I love to bake Bavarian Apple Torte not only does it come out great everytime, but whoever eats it, loves it. I made it for my boyfriend 33 years ago and we have been married 27 years now . He asks for it every holiday and birthday!

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    Brandi Gandy — April 5, 2012 @ 1:13 PM

    My great grandmothers pound cake! The batter tastes heavenly :) As does the cake of course :)

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    Brandi — April 5, 2012 @ 1:15 PM

    Cookies are my favorite! But those brownies look so good…

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    Kesha — April 5, 2012 @ 1:31 PM

    My favorite thing to bake and eat ironically is fudge frosted brownies! This recipe sounds amazing and it is perfect timing

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    erin l. — April 5, 2012 @ 1:32 PM

    I love to bake anything! I guess I would have to say cookies is what I bake the most often but I love to make cakes and brownies too.

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    Barbara — April 5, 2012 @ 1:43 PM

    I read through the recipe, and think my grandsons would love this one. So, guess what will be on the table this weekend??

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    Steph — April 5, 2012 @ 2:02 PM

    German pancakes! I love how they fluff up or capirotada is amazing too!

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    Kim — April 5, 2012 @ 2:09 PM

    I love to bake, period. But my favorite is chocolate mint cookies.

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    Nicole Shugars — April 5, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

    Lately…angel food cake because I’ve been using a ton of egg yolks for things like creme brulee and lemon curd. Waste not, want not, right?

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    Taylor — April 5, 2012 @ 2:18 PM

    Brownies!!!

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    Susan — April 5, 2012 @ 2:27 PM

    Anything chocolate!!! I can’t wait to try these, look yummy and gooey! I also love trying new recipes, but mostly sweets I am the desert queen!

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    Amanda W — April 5, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    My favorite thing has to be cookies
    I just love sliding them onto cooling racks :)

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    Nicole G — April 5, 2012 @ 2:42 PM

    cakes!! (of any kind) I just love how you can make a cake into anything, they will put smiles on so many faces, and work for so many different occasions

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    christine — April 5, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    my favorite would have to be good ol’ chocolate chip cookies!

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    terri — April 5, 2012 @ 2:56 PM

    I’m not a baker but these brownies look so yummy, might just have to try them~~

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 5, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

    Lori, my favorite thing to bake is peanut butter butterscotch oatmeal cookies..soo incredibly amazing!

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    Brittany C. — April 5, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

    I love baking and trying out new rich indulgent desserts for my big family dinners on Sundays. Oh- and cookies!!!

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    kathy d — April 5, 2012 @ 3:17 PM

    I love carrot cake

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    MLB — April 5, 2012 @ 3:19 PM

    I’m torn – bread?, cookies?, cake? I guess I will say bread but it’s killing my “sweet side” to do so!

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    Reba Turkoglu — April 5, 2012 @ 3:28 PM

    I love to bake snickerdoodles! Brownies are a downfall in the family as well but we debate nut or no nuts to no end!

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    Thelma M — April 5, 2012 @ 3:30 PM

    Brownies!!!!!!!

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    Mb — April 5, 2012 @ 3:32 PM

    chocolate chip cookies!

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    MH — April 5, 2012 @ 3:35 PM

    Anything chocolate.

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    Caryn Morales — April 5, 2012 @ 4:10 PM

    A delicious chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream!

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    Sue — April 5, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

    Cranberry, orange and white chocolate chip scones! And Pumpkin bread, oh, and cookies, well…and cupcakes, and ALL COOKIES…

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    Gloria Jacobs — April 5, 2012 @ 4:48 PM

    I Love to bake pies ! YUM!
    Brownies look delicious -I Love your photos
    very clear photos and directions.

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    Lolo — April 5, 2012 @ 4:56 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is Pound Cake since it is my Hubby’s favorite and Ginger Cookies – my daughter’s favorite.

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    Linda — April 5, 2012 @ 4:58 PM

    I love to bake carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

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    Barbara — April 5, 2012 @ 5:28 PM

    I love to bake anything CHOCOLATE:)

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    Heather@Kids in the Sink — April 5, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

    I love to bake fresh bread. There’s nothing more satisfying than smelling fresh bread in the oven!

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    Kathy T — April 5, 2012 @ 5:50 PM

    I am dreaming of lemon bars. There is something that makes me baking anything with lemon in it at this time of year

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    Jen B — April 5, 2012 @ 6:02 PM

    Favorite thing to bake?! Cookie-dough brownies or banana bread, depends on the time of day!

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    Liz — April 5, 2012 @ 6:36 PM

    I love to bake anything and everything that is made with chocolate!

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    Rebekah — April 5, 2012 @ 6:44 PM

    My favorite thing to bake?? Why vanilla bean shortbread of course!! ^.^

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    Melissa M — April 5, 2012 @ 7:02 PM

    I love chocolate cake with strawberries in glaze frosted with Oreo whipped cream!!!!!

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    Sarah Gilbert — April 5, 2012 @ 7:53 PM

    favorite thing to bake is -anything! But brownies are my ultimate weakness :)

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    Cakesandsewon — April 5, 2012 @ 9:15 PM

    It’s gotta be brownies, especially the edges:)

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    Kristi DuBay — April 5, 2012 @ 9:24 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is all kinds of peanut butter cookie variations!

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    Carley — April 5, 2012 @ 9:54 PM

    My favorite thing to bake, hmm…I’d have to say I love trying new recipes. The trill of trying something new in my kitchen wondering about the combination of the flavors, it’s just my favorite. But more specifically I would say any kind of brownies or bars, I’m obsessed!

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    Lisa — April 5, 2012 @ 10:10 PM

    I love to bake cheesecake (just cuz I love to eat it so much)! And I have been to Joy’s food website- she is adorable.

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    Cat — April 6, 2012 @ 12:53 AM

    banana bread!

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    shannon d — April 6, 2012 @ 4:53 AM

    Cookies, i love to make cookies

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    Joyce V — April 6, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

    I love baking everything that makes the house smell like home. Cooking and baking carry traditions, memories down through the generations.

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    dean — April 6, 2012 @ 6:03 AM

    I like to watch my wife do the baking and I get the pleasure of being the taster!!! Fun but not great for my waistline!!!

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    Sarah — April 6, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    I love to bake brownies, any kind, ANY TIME! I am so excited to try this recipe!

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    Laura in Texas — April 6, 2012 @ 6:52 AM

    These brownies look awesome!
    I love to bake cakes, especially coffee cakes. Probably the idea of cake for breakfast contributes to this ;-)

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    Melissa — April 6, 2012 @ 7:04 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is my great-great grandmother’s Scottish shortbread. It reminds me of the holidays year round!

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    Shanna — April 6, 2012 @ 7:32 AM

    I’m a cookie girl. Bake them probably once a week and bring to work to share w/ our patients. I’m in trouble when I don’t bring them.

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    Lindsey M — April 6, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies

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    Kelli C — April 6, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    I can’t name just one. Cookies, cream pies, and cupcakes!

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    Alicia — April 6, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    Love – love -love to bake/create cheesecakes! Always good to have willing tasters around :)

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    sherry — April 6, 2012 @ 8:47 AM

    cinnamon rolls!!!!

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    Rhonda C. — April 6, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

    I have a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe–slightly underbaked so they’re chewy.

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    Lee Hughes — April 6, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is coconut pie, my sweetie’s favorite kind of pie

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    Kari — April 6, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    Chocolate chip pumpkin bread in the Fall

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    Juli Jones — April 6, 2012 @ 1:42 PM

    My kiddos FORCE me to bake brownies and chocolate chip cookies all the time :) that’s my story and i’m sticking to it!

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    Carmen — April 6, 2012 @ 2:41 PM

    I love to bake cookies

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    Brianna McCall — April 6, 2012 @ 3:58 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is carrot cake cupcakes with dulce de leche buttercream.. My mom’s favorite! :)

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    Sarah K — April 6, 2012 @ 4:02 PM

    I love baking homemade apple pie…mmmm.

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    Karen Lynch — April 6, 2012 @ 9:10 PM

    I love to make cupcakes and muffins.

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    Angela — April 7, 2012 @ 3:38 AM

    Carrot cake is my first favorite … followed by everything else! I love to bake. I call the kitchen my happy place :)

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    MarhacTX — April 7, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    2 cakes that I absoulutely love to bake is chocolate cake and tres leches (three milks cakes)

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    Lexi — April 7, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is Everything but the Kitchen sink cookies!

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    Francie F. — April 7, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

    Anything lemon,but lemon meringue pie has to be the BOMB!!!

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    Kaileen H — April 7, 2012 @ 9:38 AM

    Coconut Bread!

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    Jessica — April 7, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    My favorite thing to bake is pumpkin chocolate cookies. They’re always super moist and delicious!

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    Andrea Merrigan — April 7, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

    My favorite thing to bake are lemon bars!

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    Therese E — April 7, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

    wow, i have to pick one favorite thing? okay, pound cake. it goes with everything. really.

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    Pam Trimble — April 7, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

    It’s a toss-up on what I like to bake the most..it’s between bread pudding and custard pie! But right now I’m going to go make those brownies!!

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    Hayley Locke — April 7, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

    I love to make cookies any kind. This recipe looks great.

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    Donna brantley — April 7, 2012 @ 4:31 PM

    I like to bakes . . . Coconut. Rum. Brownies, etc…

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    Kathleen — April 7, 2012 @ 4:47 PM

    Pumpkin whoopie pies! Although I prefer making them in the fall, they are good every time of the year.

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    liz truttman — April 7, 2012 @ 5:35 PM

    Recently Ive discovered the best ingredients for baking – love! I love doing it now and i can make pretty yummy things! fudgy brownies is my dessert for easter at moms. I like finding new ways to dress up desserts,a changeup from the norm. I plan on incorporating rasperry jam into my brownies, i’ll let ya know!

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    Dina — April 7, 2012 @ 6:24 PM

    I love baking any type of bar cookie.

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    Martha Wilson — April 7, 2012 @ 6:32 PM

    I love baking bread pudding…been making it since I was a kid and still love it!

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    Carol — April 7, 2012 @ 8:13 PM

    Aloha Banana Bread, and of course, ANYTHING chocolate…..

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    Becky h — April 7, 2012 @ 8:36 PM

    I like baking anything chocolate!

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    BerniG — April 7, 2012 @ 10:08 PM

    Bread! I love the smell of fresh bread:)

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    Maria in NJ — April 8, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

    my new favorite thing to bake is biscuits…because I FINALLY found out the right way to make them with wonderful layers of goodness…and of course cupcake, love making cupcake….

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    Briana Lurye — April 8, 2012 @ 5:29 PM

    Mini blueberry pies! They are great with vanilla icecream!! I’ve also been wanting to try to bake chocolate caramel cookies with sea salt! Maybe this week…

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    Julia P. — April 8, 2012 @ 5:29 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is a lemon bundt cake.

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    Lesley — April 8, 2012 @ 5:33 PM

    I’ve only mastered banana bread so far.

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    Laura — April 8, 2012 @ 5:41 PM

    My favorite thing to bake, hands down, is quiche. Does that make me weird?

    Oh and double coconut muffins. :)

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    Kristin — April 8, 2012 @ 6:41 PM

    Looks yummy!

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    Pat R — April 8, 2012 @ 6:52 PM

    Glazed coconut pound cake

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    Stephanie — April 8, 2012 @ 6:54 PM

    I absolutely love baking (and eating) pound cake.

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    kate o'connor — April 8, 2012 @ 7:08 PM

    pineapple upside down cake! so great!!

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    Jen — April 8, 2012 @ 7:09 PM

    Good old choc chip cookies, with mix ins of all types!

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    Lori — April 8, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

    My favorite thing to bake lately is bread. My testing out beer bread recipes

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    Nichole — April 8, 2012 @ 7:11 PM

    Momma taught me to bake cookies and pies because people always appreciate baked goods- best advice EVER!

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    Paula Rose — April 8, 2012 @ 7:12 PM

    I think my favorite thing to bake are things that seem a little challenging.
    I once saw that a well known bakery in NYC was selling crepe cakes for a crazy amount of $(b/c I would need it shipped). That prompted a google search, which led me to an amazing article in the NY Times, complete with recipes. Thanksgiving was around the bend and I pulled it off without a hitch! It’s now become my Thanksgiving dessert tradition.

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    Jenn — April 8, 2012 @ 7:14 PM

    It’s a toss-up between chocolate chip cookies, and cupcakes. Whenever I’ve had a bad day, I can put a few delicious ingredients together and relax, knowing that I’ll soon have something tasty to pick me up again in about an hour.

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    DJ Harrity — April 8, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

    Banana Cream Pie!

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    Michele Guizzetti — April 8, 2012 @ 7:20 PM

    My favorite cookie of all time since I was old enough to bake without mom is my Mamaw Forry’s Sugar Cookies! They are fluffy and topped with sugar or little sprinkles and confections. My older brother and I would get home from middle school and whip a batch up for the evening. Mom really didn’t buy boxed cookies in the 1970’s it was pretty much home made everything. Oh the best part in 7 minutes they are out of the oven and in our mouths! :)

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    Janice N. — April 8, 2012 @ 7:26 PM

    My favorite thing to bake is banana pumpkin bread. It’s so simple but so yummy! I know it’s mainly an autumn treat and it’s currently spring, but it’s still my favorite because it has that pumpkin-y sweet flavor.

    That said, I wouldn’t mind making those brownies either! Oh, yum, do those look good!

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    sofia — April 8, 2012 @ 7:28 PM

    favorite thing to bake? hm. i’d have to go with compost cookies, momofuku style. put everything you could ever want in a cookie, and it will come out good. i promise.

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    Rachel B. — April 8, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

    Cherry pie–with my dad at Christmas! Father/daughter bonding!

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    Kaitlin — April 8, 2012 @ 7:33 PM

    I love baking brownies but I love eating them more! :)

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    Jessica Ross — April 8, 2012 @ 7:49 PM

    I love making chocolate cakes (or cupcake when I feel like sharing:)

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    Jodie — April 8, 2012 @ 7:50 PM

    My latest favorite is a lemon olive oil cookie that is just so so so delicious. And it’s extra great because it “happens to be vegan” rather than “vegan by design” :)

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    Jill — April 8, 2012 @ 8:00 PM

    Italan cookies are not only my favorite thing to bake but pretty much the only thing I can bake with success!! I could def use some help from Joy!!

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    Allison Kelly — April 8, 2012 @ 8:03 PM

    My FAVORITE thing to bake is my Grandma’s Xmas cookie cutouts with homemade frosting. Soooo good!!! :-)

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    Helen — April 8, 2012 @ 8:04 PM

    brownies :) :)

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    fishgirl182 — April 8, 2012 @ 8:11 PM

    It sounds kind of boring but I love making chocolate chip cookies. So simple but always a treat. You really can’t go wrong. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Em — April 8, 2012 @ 8:14 PM

    Having to choose a favorite isn’t a hard thing to do, since the feeling you get from making a wonderful recipe says it all. So the most comforting recipe I indulge in making, are my grandmas chocolate walnut chunk cookies. It takes me back to when I was a young little girly standing on a chair so I could see over the counter. Did I mention the smell of these surrounds the house in deliciousness?! Yummmmm

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    Miranda — April 8, 2012 @ 8:26 PM

    I already have the book, made these (with Ovaltine) and I concur, they are heaven. Also made about 7 other things so far – fantastic!

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    Laurel C — April 8, 2012 @ 8:26 PM

    I made shortcakes earlier today, and they were to die for! it’s my new favorite!

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    RachelT — April 8, 2012 @ 8:32 PM

    Cupcakes! I love the variety of decorating to do!

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    Susan — April 9, 2012 @ 7:41 AM

    I love making desserts, especially things with chocolate!

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    Angie M. — April 9, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    I love to bake. My kids especially love it when I bake cookies and cakes.

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    Frances — April 11, 2012 @ 2:29 PM

    They do look scrumptious. I love a good brownie and years ago I discovered a trick in making the Best brownies no matter what recipe you use. It is to sprinkle over the brownies while they are still hot from the oven Godiva Dark Chocolate liquor. The milk chocolate liquor is not as good. This makes the brownies have such a yummy rich, decadent flavor you will never leave this ingredient out of your brownies again!

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    emily park — April 12, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

    i think this is like a really good recipe and i am a girl who loves to cook so i hope one day i can try to do some of these recipies

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    NRS — April 13, 2012 @ 11:49 AM

    Would you store these in the fridge or room temp? Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — April 13, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

    I like to keep them in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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    Lori Lange — April 13, 2012 @ 7:19 PM

    But room temp is totally fine too!

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    NRS — April 20, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

    Made these today. They are so so yum! and i love the glaze on these! Thanks!

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    Tammy — June 2, 2012 @ 6:46 PM

    Was in the need for something sweet tonight and came across this recipe on Pinterest. YUM YUM YUM!! These hit the spot. Thanks for sharing.

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    Abby — January 27, 2013 @ 12:29 PM

    Hi!
    I tried these and they were delicious! I was wondering how you do your printable recipes like this. I have a food blog and would love to have the recipes that easy to print. Thanks!

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    Lori Lange — January 27, 2013 @ 3:00 PM

    Not sure- my designer does it all for me!

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    ang — January 28, 2013 @ 7:35 AM

    i made these, with a bit of cinnamon and a fudgy chocolate frosting that was to die for – thanks for inspiring me!

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    Spark*Amy — March 22, 2013 @ 5:42 PM

    Saw these on Pinterest tonight, made them tonight! turned out yummy even though I had semi sweet chocolate blocks and only stick margarine.

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    Saira — May 12, 2014 @ 4:23 PM

    Wow what a lovely treat & yes it looks heavenly for sure. I would love to stuff my moth with these cute, little packages.

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    Nikki — May 25, 2014 @ 2:07 PM

    I made this recipe and the glaze was extremely watery and I only added 4 T. of hot water. I even added extra powdered sugar and it was still extremely watery. I wish I hadn’t poured the glaze over, it does not thicken and looks like a wet mess on the brownies :( I don’t recommend the glaze at all. The brownie itself is just okay. I probably won’t make again.

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    Lori Lange — May 28, 2014 @ 9:40 PM

    Something had to be up then… the photo you see is how the glaze should have turned out. Definitely not watery!

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    Susan — October 30, 2014 @ 6:14 PM

    i made these today and the glaze did not harden.