Sometimes baking is just the thing to settle your mind and give you a fresh perspective on how to attack the upcoming afternoon, day, or week.  We like these easy recipes for a nice re-set.

Snickerdiablos >

This recipe requires a ganache (easier than it sounds), but otherwise, it's a snap to make.  

Easy Sugar Cookies >

To add a little extra flair to these cookies, press them flat with the bottom of a pretty glass before you bake them.  

Laurie's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe >

Once you master this recipe, you can make some fun changes to it.  Add dried cherries and chopped almonds, replace one egg with 1/4 cup of peanut butter, replace 1/4 cup of flour with 1/4 cup of cocoa powder.  It's a great base for just about any flavor profile and is so easy to make.  

Buttery Three Ingredient Shortbread >

So easy, and so delicious.  If you want to add a fourth ingredient, add a sprinkle of sea salt.  

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Laurie Furber