Hostess Copycat Recipes - make Hostess chocolate cupcakes at home!

Hostess Copycat Recipes to Make at Home

Copycat recipes are so much fun!  I love experimenting with making homemade versions of popular packaged snacks.  Sure it’s a little less convenient, but if you love being in the kitchen you no doubt get a kick out of recreating your favorite treats right at home.  I’ve put together a round-up of some awesome copycat…

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Homemade Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch Cookie Butter . Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! All you need is 3 ingredients and it can be stored at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch Cookie Butter

  What is cookie butter?  To put it simply, it’s spreadable cookies.  If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you have no doubt heard of (and tried) their famous speculoos cookie butter.  Or perhaps you prefer Biscoff spread, which is cookie butter made from crushed up Biscoff cookies.   It’s become quite a sensation….

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The famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Who doesn't love a good urban legend? Recipes are so much more fun when there's a good story behind them! And on top of that, these cookies happen to be completely amazing.

The Famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies

There’s nothing more fun than a recipe with a story behind it, and these cookies are part of an urban legend that’s been floating around for decades.  Legend has it that a woman was charged $250 for the cookie recipe at Neiman-Marcus Cafe and seeks revenge by distributing the recipe to as many people possible. has…

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Glazed Eggnog Cookie Bars - use up that leftover eggnog during the holidays!

Glazed Eggnog Cookie Bars

These easy cookie bars are a delicious way to use up the last of this holiday’s eggnog, or you can keep it around until next year! Cookie bars are my favorite go-to recipes when I need to whip up something sweet without the hassle of rolling or spooning out individual cookies.  These eggnog cookies are…

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Christmas cookies! Soft, pillowy sugar cookies covered in vanilla bean frosting - reminiscent of Lofthouse cookies you find in the grocery store.

Soft Vanilla Bean Frosted Sugar Cookies (Lofthouse Copycat)

I couldn’t let Christmas get away from me without baking a batch of classic frosted sugar cookies. Since the thought of spending half an hour per cookie flooding them with multiple colors of royal icing (after spending an hour making sure the icing is the exact correct consistency for flooding) makes me break out in hives,…

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Gingerbread thumbprint cookies with butter rum filling . I LOVE these - so chewy and delicious for the holidays!

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies with Butter Rum Filling

It’s cookie season!  I was excited to share these pretty little thumbprint cookies.  Thumbprints are so versatile because you can use pretty much any cookie dough and filling, so there are endless flavor combinations to be had. To make these extra simple, I started with a box mix.  I have no shame in reaching for…

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White Chocolate Lime Truffles

It’s not hard to understand why homemade candy is so great, but around the holidays these little confections get an extra dose of sentimental coziness.  Is there anything better than a festive Christmas platter stacked with homemade brittles, barks, truffles, and fudge? These truffles were the result of having an abundance of limes in my…

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Little Debbie Zebra Cakes Recipe

Little Debbie Copycat Recipes To Make At Home

If you grew up in an area where Little Debbie cakes were available, many of these treats will have you drowning in a sea of nostalgia full of school cafeterias, after school snacks, and waiting with bated breath for the seasonal and holiday special flavors to be released.  These insanely fun copycat recipes will allow…

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Classic M&M Cookie Bars

I made a batch of simple and classic M&M cookie bars for Matt’s birthday to go along with some homemade birthday cake ice cream.  I find myself preferring to make cookie bars over regular cookies.  It’s just so much easier to get a thicker cookie without having to worry about them spreading out too much…

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