Chocolate Cutout Cookies make a fun holiday treat any time of the year.
So I am just going to keep it real here and tell you up front that I am NOT good with frosting. I have worked many, many years just to be able to frost a two layer cake without crumbs appearing all over the outside of it. Don’t be surprised, therefore, that these little chocolate cutout cookies look less than beautiful. I. Just. Cannot. Do. Frosting. My daughter and I had a great time making them, though. The whole family didn’t have any trouble eating them, either. Continue reading →
S’mores Oatmeal Cookies are filled with chocolate and little marshmallow bits for a special treat.
We love oatmeal cookies in our house. Some of the family likes them with raisins and cinnamon, others enjoy them with butterscotch, but everyone agrees that chocolate is by far their favorite addition. Adding marshmallow bits made them just that much better and turned them into S’mores Oatmeal Cookies! Continue reading →
These Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with mini sized chips so there is chocolate in every bite!
There are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes. I think I have at least five here on this blog. No matter how many different ones I try, though, I almost always go back to this one. It’s simply a classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie. And, it’s in my recipe notebook marked with over twenty five years of drips, spills and splotches from making the recipes it contains. I know I can grab that book and find all of my favorite, tried and true recipes. Perhaps that, more than anything ensures that I keep making this recipe. I don’t have to turn on the computer or get out a lot of books to find what I am looking for. Continue reading →
I have never made a skillet cookie or brownie or cake before. I have seen many all over the internet. I have also seen little mini-skillets sold in stores attached to cookie and brownie mixes. While I have been tempted by these awesome looking treats, I have been reluctant to dig out my cast iron because it involves sitting on the kitchen floor and removing about ten pans that are kept in front of them.Continue reading →
This recipe is actually printed in a real cookbook! I was honored to be asked to contribute to Brianna Hobbs’ The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide. These Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are melt in your mouth delicious.
I really need the weather to warm up. My pants are getting tighter with every cold front that moves through the state. Seriously, it is totally Mother Nature’s fault that I keep baking (and eating) delicious chocolate treats. That is my story and I am sticking to it. Continue reading →
This is the last cookie recipe of the year. Spritz have long been favorites, though I remember my mom swearing under her breath as she used her old fashioned copper and silver cookie press, trying to get pink and green wreaths and Christmas trees to come out onto the pan in a recognizable fashion. Continue reading →
This is the most amazing recipe. I say that not because there is something special about the ingredients or the taste, no, I say it because it is so huge. In fact, I have halved the original recipe. Perhaps these were called Monster Cookies because it’s a monster, humongous batch. As it is, be prepared to have cookies cooling on every surface of your kitchen if you make these. Continue reading →
It’s Improv Challenge time once again. This month, the theme is Lime and White Chocolate. With Christmas just a week away, I am betting a lot of the recipes are going to be sweet treats and I cannot wait to see them! Continue reading →
I get tired just thinking about the holiday rush. We add so many things to our schedules: gift giving, buying, wrapping; decorating the inside and outside of our homes; parties at school, work, church and home; concerts or other musical festivals, recitals, etc. As we pile more and more into our already busy lives, we also feel guilt because we aren’t extra loving, charitable or kind 24/7 as we try to get everything done. Songs about good cheer simply add fuel to the fire. Continue reading →
This was a good recipe. The baker failed to execute all of the instructions correctly. Therefore, these are not pinwheel cookies, but rather, chunk cookies. You can almost see a swirl, almost, if you look at them with one eye shut while standing with your left leg six inches off the ground and your head to a right angle. Continue reading →
My oldest son, the Musician, loves to bake cookies. Snickerdoodles have become his specialty. When he was in high school, he’d bake up a batch to take to school as often as I’d let him into the kitchen. Everyone in school started to recognize my round, blue topped Tupperware container that he carried around filled with cookies. During his senior year, one of his teachers made the statement that her Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were better than any other oatmeal cookie out there. The gauntlet was thrown and my son had to accept the challenge. Continue reading →
When I was just a tiny little girl, my father affectionately called me the Cookie Dough Kid. By the time I was four or five, he had given up on all nicknames, but in a way, that monicker has defined who I am to this day. I adore cookies. I actually enjoy making them more than eating them, if that’s possible. Continue reading →
Welcome to #cookieweek, friends! Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present you with a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can imagine listed this week, including some for our furry friends. Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom with some fabulous prizes from Kitchen Aid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs. Continue reading →
Have you ever had a little voice in your head tell you to do something, ignored it and then afterward saw that you should have gone with that original thought? The other day I made a batch of Donut Muffins. They are an old family favorite that always please my kids. As I was about to put the batter into the muffin tins, I had a fleeting thought about using muffin liners. I have a nice nonstick muffin pan that never gives me trouble, so I dismissed the thought. When the muffins were done baking and cooling slightly, I turned the muffin tin over and every stinking one of the muffin tops came out without the bottoms. Continue reading →
Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking: Includes 250 Delicious Recipes
(ad) by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt was a cookbook perfectly suited for my kitchen. This is a book of no fuss recipes that are tasty and easy to make. It seems like most people who have to give up gluten spend a lot of time trying to replicate the foods they had to stop eating. This book contains a lot of recipes that will keep those longings for the “old days” to a minimum. Continue reading →
It has started. The annual six month candy glut is here and will last all the way until April when the last of the chocolate bunnies hops off the shelves. We will be saturated with candy corn, candy canes, chocolate hearts and jelly beans and then, just as suddenly it will stop as summer approaches and we realize we have to fit back into our swim suits.
That is half a year away, though, and the plethora of sweets has barely begun, so grab your stretchy pants and big sweaters. Let the Amazing American Candy Feast begin!!! Continue reading →