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Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

Chocolate Chip & Cashew Cookies

I’ll probably never get tired of chocolate chip cookies. They’re a cookie that you can always come back to because the combination of flavors – butter, vanilla and chocolate – is one that never goes out of style, no matter how many other flavors of cookie you eat. Chocolate chip cookies are also a great canvas for other flavors, whether you’re mixing oatmeal in to ... Read More »

Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I recently baked up a batch of my Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies and had a friend who cannot eat gluten ask if I could put together a gluten free version of the same recipe, since she is a huge fan of both coconut and chocolate (who isn’t?). Of course, I couldn’t say no to a request that involved a recipe challenge and spent a little ... Read More »

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like coconut in just about every form it comes in, from coconut cream pie to pina coladas. Coconut is also an excellent addition to cookies, where it can add both flavor and texture to an otherwise ordinary cookie recipe. Coconut macaroons are one cookie that probably comes straight to mind when you think of a coconut baked good, but one taste of these Coconut ... Read More »

Patriotic Peanut M&M Cookies

Fourth of July Peanut M&M Cookies

M&Ms usually release colorful bags of their candies for the holidays. This means red, white and green candies around Christmas, then reds and pinks around Valentine’s Day. I often use these seasonal M&Ms to give a pop of color to an otherwise ordinary batch of chocolate chip cookies, so when I saw a bag of red, white and blue peanut M&Ms on the shelf, I ... Read More »

The Best Cashew Cookies

The Best Cashew Cookies

Cashews are slightly sweet with a wonderfully buttery, nutty flavor. They are crunchy when roasted, but that buttery sweetness comes through no matter how you prepare them. Cashews are a bit more expensive than some other nuts, such as peanuts or almonds, but cashew fans will tell you that the higher price tag is well worth if for their unique flavor. In addition to being ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Whoopie Pies with Dulce de Leche Filling

Brown Sugar Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are absolutely delicious when they are done well, but can be downright boring when they are not. A bad whoopie pie might be bland or dry, with not enough filling to compliment the amount of cake surrounding it. The cake-like sandwich cookies should be moist and tender, but still strong enough to support a generous amount of frosting without falling apart when you ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Slice and Bake Cookies

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Cookies

I always have a couple of logs of slice and bake cookie dough in my freezer. They keep well for months (as long as you wrap them tightly and store them in an airtight bag or other container) and they are ready to bake at a moment’s notice. Since the cookies are so uniform in size, they can be used to make ice cream sandwiches ... Read More »

Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Big, Bakery-Style Oatmeal Cookies

One of the first things that catches my eye when I walk into a bakery or cafe are stacks of large cookies, either arranged in a pastry case or appealingly stacked in glass canisters. The cookies are almost always jumbo sized, much larger than the size of cookie I typically bake at home, and they are very tempting for a cookie-lover like me. Fortunately, I ... Read More »

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