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Chocolate Cutout Cookies

Chocolate Cutout Cookies make a fun holiday treat any time of the year.

Chocolate Cutout Cookies: great for any season 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

S’mores Oatmeal Cookies are filled with chocolate and little marshmallow bits for a special treat.

S'mores Oatmeal Cookies

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

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with mini sized chips so there is chocolate in every bite!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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.Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Continue reading

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
  • ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix (I used Bloomsfield Farms)
  • ½ cup gluten-free oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Cream peanut butter, coconut oil and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla and mix.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to peanut butter mixture.
  4. Scoop out cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Press down with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies (Flourless)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

Chocolate Covered Biscoff Filled Ritz Sandwiches

chocolate covered biscoff ritz

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

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin CookiesMy 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

Orange Cream Cookies

Orange Cream Cookies

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

#Cookbook Review: Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: #Allergy-Free and #Vegan Recipes

There is a bakery in Los Angeles that caters strictly to allergy free, vegan, refined sugar free treats.  Now, the owner, Debbie Adler, has written a cookbook so everyone living outside of that metro area can enjoy her amazing creations.   Filled with recipes for muffins, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, donut holes, bars and even some savory breads, Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free and Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery
is a great resource for anyone baking for someone with allergies. Continue reading

Cinnamon Muffin Balls

Cinnamon Muffin BallsHave 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

Pumpkin Cookie Pizza

Autumn Pumpkin Cookie Pizza

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

Grasshopper Magic Bars

Grasshopper Magic BarsI am going to apologize right off the bat to any of you that have had Magic Bars up to here. {Holds hand a foot above her head} However, my husband recently told me that no one in the house likes cake mix cakes and that I shouldn’t buy them any more {Holds head in hands and pulls out hair as she thinks of the dozen cake mixes in the pantry} Rather than force feed the family cake {Shakes head and rolls eyes}, I opted to disguise them in cookie and bar form.  No one has complained, so I think the plan is working {Pats herself on the back and wonders what is up with these brackets and third person asides} Continue reading

Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies

Frosted Peanut Butter CookiesLet’s see, how many different kinds of peanut butter cookies could you name in 30 seconds?  If you had asked me a few years ago, I think I’d have only come up with the regular, classic kind and the ones with Hershey kisses in the middle.  Since going gluten free, I have rediscovered the 3 Ingredient version.  After digging around some old recipe folders, I came across this frosted version that my mom came up with when my brothers were little.  I have another peanut butter cookie coming soon, too. Continue reading