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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 »

Fudgy Coffee Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fudgy Coffee Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies may look like they’re made with cocoa powder, but they’re actually made with coffee flour! Coffee flour is made from the fruit of coffee berries, a byproduct of the coffee industry. The pulp is often used as fertilizer, but turning into flour gives us yet another use for this unique product. The flour has a fruity, tea-like flavor but has the consistency of ... Read More »

Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Honey Roasted Peanut and Dark Chocolate Biscotti

I think of honey roasted peanuts as a snack food, not really as an ingredient to bake with. There are only a couple of recipes that I regularly use them in and all of those involve quite a lot of peanut butter, as well. But I do use spiced and candied nuts in recipes where I’m looking to add an extra layer of flavor along ... Read More »

The Best No-Mixer Sugar Cookies

The Best No-Mixer Sugar Cookies

I love desserts that you can whip up on short notice with only a handful of ingredients. Most drop cookies fall into this category, but this recipe for sugar cookies is even easier than most. These sugar cookies can be made completely by hand, with no special mixing equipment. This is possible because the cookies are made with vegetable oil instead of butter, which would ... Read More »

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