Creating delicious goods for you to enjoy.

From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy baking our tasty treats.
triple chocolate chip pudding cookies

Creating delicious goods for you to enjoy.

From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy baking our tasty treats.
triple chocolate chip pudding cookies
Sweet Spider Cookies

Sweet Spider Cookies

If you find spiders crawling around your house, I sure hope they are these Sweet Spider Cookies! They are cute, sweet, and very tasty, just how I like my spiders. These cookies bring back fond memories from my 11th year of life! My neighbor and I decided to record ourselves baking and cooking and we made it into a web show called “Kid Cookers”. We only filmed a few episodes because life got busy, but one of those recipes…

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Chai Spice Banana Bread

Chai Spice Banana Bread

This Chai Spice Banana Bread features sweet, ripe bananas and the perfect blend of chai spices! It’s perfect for a snack alongside your favorite herbal tea or hot chocolate. With hot summer temperatures on their way out and the fall leaves starting to change colors, I’m always excited to try out a new fall recipe. I saw this idea for Chai Spice Banana Bread while scrolling through Pinterest one day. Unfortunately, when I…

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Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are super soft and have creamy, fluffy buttercream frosting. It’s the perfect fall treat! With fall in the air, it seems like time to start baking again (I never really stopped, but you know what I mean.) After trying our Apple Cinnamon Cookies, I knew I needed more of them in my life. I played around with the recipe, adding pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Instead of a glaze, I…

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Easy Monkey Bread

Easy Monkey Bread

This Monkey Bread uses frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls to keep it simple and easy. Covered in a gooey, sticky, irresistible cinnamon sugar sauce, you’ll want to make enough to share…or not share. Many people make monkey bread dough from scratch, but we have found that Rhode’s frozen Dinner Rolls are so much faster and work just as well, providing a soft bread that tastes incredible with our cinnamon sauce poured all over it!…

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Banana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Banana Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are an unexpected delight. You may not think toffee would love being nestled into banana chocolate chip dough. Try it, you’ll love it. How did this recipe come to be? I made a new friend and she was happy to find out I created cookie recipes from scratch. She asked if I could make a banana, toffee, chocolate chip cookie when we were running the cookie shop. I hadn’t tried. So I…

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Edible Cookie Dough for One

Edible Cookie Dough for One

Got a cookie dough craving? This eggless chocolate chip cookie dough is the perfect amount for just you, or to share with a friend as you reminisce about how great 2020 was. Let’s be honest, the last thing we need is an entire batch of cookie dough sitting on the counter or in our freezer for us to munch on all night or over the course of a few days. In order to learn some self-control and satisfy our cookie dough cravings…

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Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Cookies

These Apple Cinnamon Cookies are a new way to deliver a delicious apple to teachers. A squeeze of lemon is the secret to the best apple pie – and the same is true for this little gem of a creation. It was the beginning of the school year. Crisp apples were coming off of my apple trees and fall was in the air. We needed an apple in the cookie shop. After years of making applesauce and smelling those apples as we pulled…

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Apricot Bread

Apricot Bread

This Apricot Bread is so soft and fluffy you’ll want to swap your pillow out for a slice of it. Marbled with apricot jam and topped with a sweet pecan mixture, it is a delicious addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My dad loves apricot jam! It was this love that inspired my mom to create a sweet bread with apricot jam infused inside. She thought it sounded like a great-tasting bread and a perfect bread to give to others…

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Oatmeal Crumble Cookies (Copycat Hobnobs)

Oatmeal Crumble Cookies (Copycat Hobnobs)

These Oatmeal Crumble Cookies are easy, buttery oat cookies with delicious crisp! With a delicious, deep caramel flavor and irresistible crunch, they won’t last long. I think about creating cookies – a lot. One night, I had a dream that a friend really needed a crumbly oatmeal cookie. I woke up laughing and determined to make it that day, so I started researching and testing. It just so happens that Kailey married a man…

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S’mores Cupcakes

S’mores Cupcakes

These S’mores Cupcakes feature a crisp graham crust, rich chocolate cake, and a homemade marshmallow frosting. All the ooey, gooeyness you love in a s’more, fire optional. These S’mores Cupcakes are so decadent and such an elegant take on everyone’s favorite messy, camping treat. While the campfire is optional, I highly recommend browning the marshmallow frosting to that perfect golden brown before eating. I used a…

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Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake

Funnel cake – you know the smell, you know the look, and you know the taste! Fried dough covered in powdered sugar is sure to bring back memories and make your belly full of warm funnely sweetness. One of the things I love most about funnel cakes is how they remind me of happy memories. Whether that was going to baseball games with the family, enjoying a day at the amusement park, or heading to the local fair, a hot…

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Orange Cream Cupcakes

Orange Cream Cupcakes

A delightful Orange Cupcake with your choice of Vanilla Buttercream, Orange Zest Whipped Cream, or Coconut Cream. “Orange” you glad you have options! During the cookie shop days, I needed a bright, fun flavor of cupcakes to add variety. This Orange Cupcake was the result. It is a desirable flavor in any season, hot or cold. I love that orange zest can be so effective in flavoring just about anything. It goes well with…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

A classic Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookie needs peanut butter and chocolate. This recipe has both and is ready to jump right into your mouth! These Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookies were one of my favorite treats in college. I had the best roommate who would make them all the time, and this is her family recipe. Nothing cures late-night studying headaches like these easy, peanut buttery, chocolatey cookies…

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These Lemon Blueberry Muffins are bursting with juicy blueberries and a touch of zesty lemon flavor. With a crunchy top and a moist crumb, you’ll want to eat them for every meal. I love blueberry muffins. I don’t love how if I eat them for breakfast, I’m sleepy and sluggish the rest of the morning. These Lemon Blueberry Muffins have whole wheat in them to help with the carb crash, and tons of blueberries, so you feel like…

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Outstanding Brownies

Outstanding Brownies

They’re not called “Outstanding Brownies” for nothing! A crinkly top hides a fudgy interior packed with rich cocoa and melty chocolate chips. You’ll definitely need a glass of milk with these. I have made many brownies. Not every brownie handles mix-ins, like chocolate chips, or a frosting on top, or is able to be a stand-alone brownie. Brownie recipes are generally simple and always a favorite for bakers of any skill…

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Hi, I’m Missy. Welcome to Taste Before Beauty. For 28 years I’ve been developing recipes that taste delicious, before they look delicious.

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