Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars


Hello again, Lil’ Luna friends, and happy spring! I have a delicious spring treat to share with you today. When the weather is starting to warm up and the flowers are starting to bloom, somehow all I want to do is eat coconut. I would have to say that, along with lemon, it’s one of […]

Almond Crunch Cookies


I love cookies, and well… so does my whole family. The kiddos and I LOVE gathering in the kitchen and making them together. It’s become tradition. Without fail, if the kids see me pull out a stick of butter and the Kitchen-Aid, they come running in saying they want to help. Next thing I know, […]

Mini Peanut Butter Cookies


Ready for an easy and delicious cookie recipe?! I sure hope so because this next one is fabulous. My sister wanted to give these Mini Peanut Butter cookies a try, and of course, the family encouraged it. The result was a great new cookie recipe that we’ll be making a LOT more often! It could […]

Thin Mint Stuffed Gooey Chocolate Cookies


Hi. It’s me, Lily again! Tomorrow my parents are telling us a surprise. We are going somewhere because I saw my mom packing. I wish the surprise would be going back to Arizona because I miss my family! Or I wish I was going to Disneyland because I love every single ride. I want to […]

Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies


How about another cookie recipe? My SIL, Karlie, made these Chocolate Andes Mint cookies for our Annual Cookie Exchange back in December. Fortunately, I was back home visiting for the holidays when they did it and was able to snap a few pics of all their yummy treats! They were all so delicious, and it […]

Two Chip Oatmeal Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal cookies loaded with plump dried cherries and two kinds of chips!

Hello Lil’ Luna readers!  It’s Tanya from Lemons for Lulu here to talk cookies! During my last grocery trip, my five-year old daughter and I were stopped dead in our tracks in the middle of the cookie aisle.  Both she and I couldn’t take our eyes off the new Oreo Cookie flavors.  I stood motionless […]

Strawberry Pudding Cookies

Strawberry Pudding Cookies

Hi it’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb, here to share a special recipe just for the upcoming lover’s holiday! Yep, can you believe its February and Valentines Day is less than two weeks away?! Ah!!! Well let me just start by telling you… I loooooove cookies! Oh I could eat cookies all. day. long. […]

Cake Mix Cookies

4 Ingredient Cake Mix Cookies

There were SOOO many amazing bloggers that applied to be contributors this year so you could imagine how hard it was to narrow it down just to a few. I knew not everyone could be on the team so I decided to start a new series this year called Saturday Spotlight. Each Saturday (or most […]

Inside Out Peanut Butter Blossoms

peanut butter blossoms

I’m so excited to be a part of the Lil Luna team again this year. Kristyn is so much fun to work with and all of the other ladies she has on board are just inspiring. The new year has started off with a bang on my blog (Bless this Mess) and I’m knee deep […]

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Chip Cookies


Hello again, Lil’ Luna friends! I’m so happy to be back as a contributor this year. This site is such a fun place to be, and I love being part of the community! This recipe I’m sharing with you today… well, it’s fantastic. These are some of my favorite cookies that I’ve ever made. I’ve […]

Chocolate Chip M&M Cake Cookies

Chocolate Chip M&M Cake Cookies

Hi. It’s Saturday, and I’m back. I hope you had a Happy New Years. Guess what? We went to the movies twice to see Frozen, and I’m obsessed with the movie and the song, “Let it Go.” I decided for this year’s Halloween I want to dress up as Elsa. I have already been practicing […]

Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookies


Hello again, Lil’ Luna friends! I have such a fun recipe to share today! I think holiday treats are one of my favorite things about this season, and these candy cane kiss sugar cookies are extra fun and festive. I made them last week with my six year old daughter, and she went crazy over […]

35+ Cookie Recipes

35+ Cookie Recipes - Perfect for cookie exhanges!! { }

I’m still dying that Christmas is in a week?!? Where did the holiday season go?! While back in Arizona this past week I was still able to take part in our family’s annual cookie exchange. All of us girls bake at least 2-3 treats and bring them over to my mom’s. Then we all put […]

Rolo Toffee Bit Cookies

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We’re still talking cookies today, and I can’t wait to share this next recipe. A few months ago we decided to change things up and add a new favorite candy (Rolos) to our regular cookie recipe. The recipe was inspired from one found HERE and ended up being a huge hit with the hubby and […]

Gooey Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Delicious Gooey Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting on { }

You guys know how much I love cookies… and especially easy cookies. You guys probably also know that I do lot of versions of the Gooey Butter Cookies I posted about a few years back. Today is no different. Last week I shared a new version for Gooey Hot Cocoa Cookies. Today, I’m sharing one […]

Gooey Hot Cocoa Cookies + Cookie Exchange Kit Giveaway

Gooey Hot Cocoa Peppermint Cookies

We LOVE cookies at the Merkley house. I’m not exaggerating when I say we make them at least once a week. They’re usually quick, easy and the kids can help out making them. This next recipe was one we made a few weeks back after we spotted a new Cupcake Mix by Betty Crocker: Hot […]

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super easy and super yummy - Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi, it me Lily again. Today was my first day of vacation. I have no school next week, and I’m so excited! I don’t have to wake up early which will be good because my mom says I can’t wake up in the mornings. I always ask her if I can sleep for a few […]

Gooey Fall Flower Cookies

Delicious and Easy Gooey Fall Flower Cookies #cookies

Hi, it’s me Lily. My mom said we wouldn’t have any more Candy Corn treats, but she tricked me because today I’m sharing another one. I hope it’s okay though because this recipe for Gooey Fall Flower Cookies is so good!! My mom thinks it would be perfect for the kids to decorate on Thanksgiving […]

Candylicious Cookies

Junkyard Cookies - filled with all your FAV candies! { }

Hi, it’s me Lily again. I had so much fun on Halloween. Here is a picture: I was a witch, my brother was the Hulk and Evie was a witch too. We went Trick or Treating and got SO much candy. The day after Halloween my mom went through our candy and took out a […]

Frosted Gooey Caramel Apple Cookies

DELICIOUS Frosted Gooey Caramel Apple Cookies

Hi. It’s me, Lily. Half of my family is here to visit me and I’m having so much fun with them. I’m so happy because I love having fun with my family. Today, we went to the beach and we built sand castles and we searched for seashells and we had a picnic and ate […]

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the store and find inspiration for upcoming crafts, decor ideas and recipes. I usually don’t go to the store just for inspiration but are always on the look out for items to create with. The hubby think it’s a little crazy, but I can’t […]

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies

YUMMY Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies! { }

I’m on a PUMPKIN kick. I’m apologizing now if you’re not a pumpkin lover because I may have a few more Pumpkin recipes in the works. If you love pumpkin, then you’ll be happy because every PUMPKIN recipe I’ve made so far has turned out FABULOUS!! And that means a lot coming from me because […]

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies + GIVEAWAY

Soft and Delicious Double Chocolate Mint Cookies! #cookies #mint #chocolate

This post is brought to you by McCormick and Mom it Forward. UPDATE: YAY!! My team (Team 6) won! Thank you for helping us with our Virtual Bake Sale!! You guys all know how much I love COOKIES, right? And you probably have guessed by now just how much I love CHOCOLATE too. Put the […]

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Soft and yummy White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

One of my favorite things to do is experiment in the kitchen with new recipes. I love mixing and matching and often find myself adding certain ingredients to old recipes to make new ones. It’s so fun and can sometimes be a bad thing or a good thing (usually it’s a good thing.) Thankfully, I […]