Amanda Powell

Amanda Powell

Baking Fanatic

Amanda first began baking while in college as a way to bring a piece of home to her and her friends as they studied abroad. It was then she learned it's impossible to make pie in a hot, humid kitchen and you probably shouldn't leave yeasted dough out overnight in the summer! Since then, Amanda spent countless hours each week in the kitchen teaching herself how to make her favorite baked goods. For her, there is nothing better than breaking open a loaf of crusty homemade bread and watching everyone's eyes light up as they take a bite of one of her creations. During her free time, Amanda loves to garden and teaches young children how to grow their own fruits and vegetables then make nutritious snacks with them!

Amanda's Recent Posts

Chocolate Madeleines Recipe

Chocolate Madeleines Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Easy Desserts
Soft chocolate madeleines dipped in chocolate. These delicious little bites taste just like your new favorite dessert.
Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Marshmallows
Soft, fluffy marshmallows packed full of chocolaty flavor. These chocolate marshmallows are perfect for topping your hot chocolate, decorating your desserts, or making double chocolate s’mores!
Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Pancakes
Fluffy carrot cake pancakes that taste remarkably just like your favorite springtime treat. These are perfect for your weekend breakfast or brunch.
Giant Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Giant Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Coffee Cake
Everyone will go crazy over this giant cinnamon roll. This fluffy breakfast treat will become the best part of your weekends.
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Brownies
Dense, chocolaty brownies topped with raspberry swirl cheesecake. These raspberry cheesecake brownies are all you will want for dessert.
Chocolate Cookie Butter Babka Recipe

Chocolate Cookie Butter Babka Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Holidays
This chocolate cookie butter babka is filled with swirls of chocolate cookie butter. It’s the kind of bread that makes you wish you could live off bread alone.
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Peppermint
Peppermint chocolate cookies are the quintessential winter cookie. Buttery, chewy chocolate cookies studded with white chocolate peppermint chips. They’re perfect for your cookie platters or as a snow day treat!
Graham Crackers Recipe

Graham Crackers Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Cookies
Making homemade graham crackers are just as easy as making your favorite roll out sugar cookie. These are perfect for making edible ornament, holiday houses, or for the best s’mores of your life!
Pretzel Toffee Bark Recipe

Pretzel Toffee Bark Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Candy
Crunchy, sweet, and salty. Pretzel toffee bark is the perfect sweet little snack when you need a pick-me-up. This easy to make candy also makes the perfect gift for the holidays!
Cardamom Buns Recipe

Cardamom Buns Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Pastries
Melt-in-your-mouth soft rolls infused with cardamom and a touch of cinnamon. These cardamom buns are the perfect way to relax with a cozy mug of tea.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Cupcakes
These Caramel Apple Cupcakes are fluffy cinnamon cupcakes stuffed with caramel apple filling and topped with a creamy vanilla frosting drizzled with caramel. The perfect cupcake to get you ready for fall.
Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Baking
Fall isn’t complete without apple cinnamon rolls. Cinnamony, caramely apples are nestled within the fluffiest cinnamon roll you’ve ever had. These apple cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to be an instant hit.