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Sweet as a Cookie shares decadent desserts and simple, delicious meals the whole family will enjoy. Sweet as a Cookie has been featured on websites such as The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and redbookmag.com. Sweet as a Cookie has also been featured in Woman’s World Magazine!

Karissa Krishart

 

You can probably guess by the title of this page and the big picture to the left that I’m the girl behind the blog. Growing up my mother always made dinner for the family but we didn’t exactly eat that many different things. Our menu rotated with maybe 20 different recipes.

 

 

When I went off to college and moved out it was hard for me to come up with dinner ideas because I had grown up around so little. Since I was older I was sick of eating the same things over and over again. I decided I would expand my knowledge in the kitchen by reading and just practicing whenever I could.  

 

 

While expanding my knowledge in the kitchen I stumbled upon the world of desserts. As I child I tinkered around with an Easy Bake Oven and the boxed mix desserts, but I wanted to make things from scratch. I basically wanted to become the next Betty Crocker and so, Sweet as a Cookie was born. 

 

Some fun facts about myself:

  1. The amount of cookbooks I have read since I started this blog is way more than I can count. 
  2. Pennsylvania native. Tennessee Living. 
  3. I’m 24 years old.
  4. My favorite spice is cinnamon so you will see a lot of recipes involving it here on my blog.
  5. I have two cats, Burger and Rambo. 
  6. My favorite grocery store is Wegmans, but unfortunately Tennessee doesn’t have one. 
  7. I’m super tall like approximately 5′ 2”. 
  8. Baby carrots? Yeah I eat them like a rabbit.
  9. I used to hate sweet tea, but since moving to the south I’ve grown to love it.
  10. I enjoy reading BUT if I start a book I have to finish it that day or it drives me insane.
  11. Children cling to me like magnets.
  12. I do not consume red meat.
  13. My favorite desserts are cinnamon rolls and brownies.
  14. I love learning new things.
  15. I love getting mail but then I go and look and it’s just bill after bill after bill.

Write me me at karissa@sweetasacookie.com. 

Karissa Krishart

8 Comments

  • Reply
    Connie
    June 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    OMG Karissa! I just read your about section and I’m amazed at how fast and beautiful your blog is. I too just started mine in Feb 2013. I went into this thing just for a small platform to display my work with a short story behind every post. Little did I know, it was called blogging. My readership grew, people liked my work and it encouraged me to do more.
    I completely admire your work and your desserts look amazing!
    ~ CC

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      Karissa Krishart
      June 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Awe. Thank you so much Connie! My readers are what keep me going! Somedays I just want to quit but then I look at how far I’ve come <3

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    Renee
    July 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I love your site and your story! I am going to make the peanut butter oreo truffles for my son to take to the beach next week. Keep believing in yourself and you will get to that bakery one day. Good luck in school this fall. I have two kids in college and I know how busy it gets. I hope you still make time to get in the kitchen!

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      Karissa Krishart
      July 19, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Thank you so much Renee! I’m sure your son will love you even more for making them for him 🙂
      I always make time for the kitchen 😉 Sometimes I’ll bake at 1:00am.

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    Andrea
    February 12, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Karissa,
    I’d love it if you could come up with an oatmeal raisin cookie that has no fat. My gall bladder gets mean and nasty if I eat oil or fat. I used to make them with butter but that’s not an option for and I miss my favorite treat.

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      Karissa Krishart
      February 13, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      I’ll see what I can do Andrea 🙂 I always love a challenge.

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    Jessica
    November 20, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Hey Karissa! I just wanted to let you know that I’m glad I stumbled across your blog. Your recipes look delicious and I can’t wait to try them out! I am fairly new to the world of blogging and I love to read others blogs to get inspiration. I will definitely be stopping back!
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    Sandi
    August 4, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I’m making these fries for my kids tonight!! I can’t wait to hear how much they love them! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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