Category Archives: Cookie Recipes

Black & White French Macarons: Guest Post at the Heritage Cook

Vanilla Macarons, filled with dark chocolate ganache and then dipped in bittersweet chocolate is one mouthful of deliciousness. The recipe, process pictures and all my macaron tips are over at a guest post I did at  the Heritage Cook, published … Continue reading

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Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bake Off Testing Two Recipes

I am a curious eater.  This is why I’m stepping out and giving you two recipes for grain free chocolate chip cookies, but let me tell you how this happened. It’s not that I’m 100% against grains. I’m not. But, … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Sand Tarts, an Amish Christmas Cookie

Pennsylvania Dutch Sand tarts are a cookie I grew up eating and taking for granted. I thought everyone’s family made them and little did I know that it was a very regional cookie, introduced by the Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish and … Continue reading

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Goldilocks’s Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Made with Spelt Flour

I named these cookies Goldilocks’ Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies because after many tries these are just right. I wanted an oatmeal cookie made with whole grain spelt flour because it’s a lot healthier. The trick, however, is that spelt flour … Continue reading

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Chocolate Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies with Sea Salt and Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is the adult Valentine’s treat.Chocolate Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies with Sea Salt is the perfect sweet treat for a non-dessert eater who prefers savory food. This bite of chocolate salty cookie is just enough to enjoy with a coffee … Continue reading

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Old Fasioned Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Pink Candy Corn and Peanuts

I’ve been asking for this sugar cookie recipe for years. It comes from my neighbor’s mother who visits here a few times a year with a car load of her legendary old fashioned sour cream sugar cookies, usually decorated with … Continue reading

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Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies, My Take on the Crispy, Chewy Perfection of Thomas Keller

What if I told you that I took a Channel design and reworked it just a little bit to fit my shoulders and my smaller waist. Instead of a white belt, I added in a red belt, and suddenly people … Continue reading

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Last year I made my bats with sugar cookie dough and while they are amazing, it dawned on me that bats should be made with chocolate. I found this perfect recipe at Baked by Rachel. It’s very easy to assemble … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Plums and Rosemary

A few months ago the Hunger Games premiered, and the food in the movie was almost as talked about as the characters. If you’re a foodie or a food blogger,  the series is worth reading just for the food aspect. … Continue reading

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Soft Sugar Cookies and What Happened in Vegas Didn’t Stay in Vegas

I just went downstairs to get tea and found pink tulips, cards, candy and a dinner reservation and my cappuccino that he makes me every morning. I’m happy he is that kind of guy. We are not one of those … Continue reading

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Butter Up Santa with Caramelized Butter Tarts

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land, cookies were coming off  hot baking pans. Milk and cookies on plates to gain Santa’s favor, by treating his belly with sweet treats to savor. But this house surprised him … Continue reading

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Butter Pecan Oatmeal Spelt Granola Bars

This past week we traveled to the Smoky Mountains. We stayed at Blue Mountain Mist Bed and Breakfast in Sevierville, a place of charm and scenery. This picture is the view from the breakfast room, and what a way to … Continue reading

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Blackberry Sorbet Served with Spicy Chocolate Cookies

In order to be a consistent week in and week out blogger, it takes tremendous effort. And, it’s all done in the dark so to speak, in faith that someone out there somewhere will visit and be touched. Most of … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie and The Cookie Monster on Top Chef

Watching Top Chef’s recent quick fire, I had to shake my head in wonder.  The cookie monster showed up and challenged the all star contestant chefs to make a cookie. And, then there was panic. How can some of the … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Men Dressed with Chocolate and Ginger Salt

While the darling gingerbread man has amassed centuries of history, starting with kitchens in England over 500 years ago, my kitchen has no history of this cute little guy (or gal). But, I got a crazy idea to make a … Continue reading

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Bats for Ghost Cookies and Baking with Toddlers

Happy Halloween! This a funny statement. We wish happiness for a day that is supposed to scare us. But, after all these years of being a bit skittish about Halloween, I am now embracing it. Maybe because there are little … Continue reading

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Salty, Nutty Double Chocolaty Chocolate Cookies AKA Pecan Mudslides

This is quite possibly the best chocolate cookie you will ever eat. There is very little flour in it in proportion to chocolate, so it’s gooey good, yet the finely chopped pecans give it the necessary texture to help you … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Raisin Oatmeal Travel Cookies

This is not a Christmas cookie. These are an “anytime” cookie, but especially suited for travel, whether by car, plane or train, and that is why I’m giving you these for Christmas. I made these in the summer, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Ribbon Angels: Lora Remembers those who died from AIDS

This is not my photo, nor my cookies. Today, I opened my email and I saw this picture of homemade ribbon angels from a gal named Lora who is an American now living in Germany. She publishes a blog called … Continue reading

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies are probably the world’s (at least America’s) favorite cookie. Everything about a chocolate chip cookie is satisfying, but there is usually this creeping guilt that follows, because it’s hard to eat just one or two or three, … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Butter Thins

These aren’t the prettiest looking cookies, but paired beautifully with coconut gelato make a lovely, spring dessert and they taste good. It may be the buttery, nutty crunch, the bright flavors of coconut and lime or that dash of coriander … Continue reading

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Pecan Tassies – My Favorite Christmas Cookie

Merry Christmas and welcome to my food blog. This has been a year in the making (for many reasons) and it’s my present to myself and to you It’s hard to pick the right day to begin or “the” dish … Continue reading

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