Category Archives: Cookies

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Snacklettes

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Snacklettes

When I first got a copy of Dorie’s Cookies, an excellent cookbook for any cookie-lover, I went through the pages and bookmarked a number of recipes right away. One of the early flags went to a recipe for French Snacklettes, which produces cute chocolate cookies that are ideal for snacking – hence the name. The recipe is so simple that I’ve been playing around with ... Read More »

Unicorn Sugar Cookies

Unicorn Sugar Cookies

I love decorating cookies for the holidays – and that includes all holidays – but I don’t decorate them on a daily basis. The unicorn food trend has gotten me thinking about color, though, and I couldn’t help jumping on the bandwagon with these easy to make Unicorn Sugar Cookies. You will need a unicorn-shaped cookie cutter and some paste/gel food colorings, as well as ... Read More »

Lime Meltaways

Lime Meltaways

Meltaways are cookies that literally melt away in your mouth, leaving you with only the memory of the cookie and a delicious flavor behind. I happen to think that citrus fruits make particularly good meltaway cookies, as their aromatic oils really infuse the cookie dough with their flavors. These Lime Meltaways are an excellet choice for citrus lovers, and the easy-to-make dough makes them perfect ... Read More »

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Olive oil can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with and I’ve used it in great success with a wide variety of cakes. You might not expect to see it turn up in a batch of chocolate chip cookies, however. These Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies use only olive oil – not butter or other vegetable oils – to create a subtly sophisticated twist on ... Read More »

Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Li hing mui is a salted, dried plum that has delivers sweet, sour and savory flavors all in one. A powdered form is frequently found in Hawaii, where it is sprinkled on top of sweets like shave ice, pineapples and gummy candy. Just as salty and sweet is a good combination in most desserts, the li hing mui powder not only accentuates the sweet flavors ... Read More »

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

I’ve long been a fan of sandwich cookies, from the first time that I dunked an Oreo in a glass of milk (an experience that, I’m guessing, that many of us had as kids) to now. I like soft, frosting-filled whoopie pies and crisp wafer cookies filled with sweet creme. These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache are in the latter camp. ... Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a cute style of cookie where each individual portion resembles a miniature tart. The cookies are made by creating an indent in the top of the unbaked dough, then adding a filling before baking. The fillings can be a wide range of flavors, but are most often fruit-based jams and citrus curds. These┬áChocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies break with tradition because they ... Read More »

Thin, Chewy Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Thin, Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is a simple cookie recipe that yields delicious, chewy chocolate chip cookies, but I struggled a little bit with the title of the post. The cookies are dairy-free, meaning that they aren’t made with butter. Instead of butter, I used a vegan cultured “butter” that has a similar flavor, but contains no dairy. The spread is primarily made with coconut oil and, though it ... Read More »

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