Girl Versus Dough

sourdough cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

close-up shot of sourdough cinnamon rolls in pan

When I think of the ideal cinnamon roll, I think of one that is impeccably soft and fluffy, with a slight chew and pull from the glutinous swirls. Every bite is delicately sweet and spiced, buttery and cream cheese-y, warm and ooey-gooey. That’s exactly what these sourdough cinnamon rolls are, and then some — because with the added tang and tenderness from the sourdough starter, they’re a step above traditional cinnamon rolls in all the very best ways.

maple cream cookies

maple cream cookies stacked on a cutting board

Let’s put on our cozy flannel, our wool socks and our fuzzy slippers; light a pumpkin candle; whip up a chai latte; and make these Maple Cream Cookies today! Buttery, maple-kissed shortbread cookies are sandwiched with a deliciously smooth maple buttercream for a simple-yet-scrumptious treat that embodies all the goodness of this season.

instant pot chocolate cheesecake

sliced instant pot chocolate cheesecake on a plate

If ever I was trapped on a desert island, I would 100% make room to bring my Instant Pot with me (logistics of electricity are suspended for the purposes of this story, OK?) — if for no other reason than to make this divine chocolate cheesecake whenever the craving strikes. With a thick Oreo cookie crust, a creamy chocolate filling and a decadent ganache topping, this Instant Pot cheesecake is the very definition of chocolate overload in the very best way — and you never have to turn on your oven to make it.

dutch caramel apple pie

overhead shot of slices of Dutch caramel apple pie

Helllloooooo, fall! And HELLO to this Dutch Caramel Apple Pie, aka the tastiest apple pie to come out of your kitchen this season. With a flaky buttery crust, a sweet-tart caramel apple filling and a thick crumb topping drizzled with caramel sauce, every bite of this delicious dessert brings on that quintessential cozy autumn feeling. (Bonus: It makes your house smell pretty fantastic, too.)