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Banana Whoopie Pies

Banana Whoopie Pie

The next time you have overripe bananas in your kitchen, don’t make a banana bread. Instead, make some Banana Whoopie Pies. The classic whoopie pie is a chocolate cookie with a vanilla filling. This is a great combination in many types of desserts, but there is something about the soft, cake-like outer cookie and the creamy filling that make whoopie pies almost irresistible. This banana ... Read More »

Chocolate Truffle-Filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Chocolate Truffle-Filled Peanut Butter Cups

These cookies are like a peanut butter cup, but inside out and in cookie form. I realize that this actually makes them quite different from the peanut butter cups that you can buy in the candy aisle at the local grocery store (and the homemade version!), but the flavors are similar and these cookies have a cute peanut butter cup shape to them. These start ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies

Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies

Some say that the only thing better than a chocolate chip cookie is a cookie with even more chocolate in it. I have a hard time passing up a classic, but there are certainly occasions when more chocolate is in order. These Double Chocolate Coffee Toffee Cookies look simple and pack a lot of flavor, giving you a great cookie as well as providing you ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chunk Cookies, innards

It is fun to experiment with different types of cookies, cakes and other baked goods but when it comes down to it, it has hard to beat a classic chocolate chip cookie. The combination of butter, sugar and chocolate all comes together in just the perfect proportions to make a perfectly satisfying treat. I confess that I will go for months at a time without ... Read More »

Salted Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

Salted Butterscotch Pecan Cookies

Butterscotch is a great flavor and consists primarily of brown sugar and butter. As one of the primary flavor components is sugar, butterscotch can be fairly sweet on its own. This makes it a great candidate for salting – by which I mean adding a few extra pinches of salt to a recipe to give it a savory edge on top of all that sweetness. ... Read More »

Soft Cutout Eggnog Cookies

Decorating cutout christmas cookies

Cutout cookies are always fun to make for the holidays. Not only do they look great when they’re finished, but they’re something that everybody can participate in making – kids and adults alike. I’ve even been to a Christmas cookie party, where the host baked up dozens of cookies, mixed up lots of icing and we all decorated our own (before eating them, of course!). ... Read More »

Peppermint Snickerdoodles

Peppermint Snickerdoodles

Candy canes are a great decoration for a Christmas tree, but they can have a lot of other great culinary uses, as well. For instance, stirring one into a mug of hot chocolate will give you a delicious peppermint hot chocolate that is indulgent and refreshing. They can also be a great addition to holiday cookies, and I don’t just mean as garnish for gingerbread ... Read More »

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are often disappointing because they tend to look better than they taste, especially those oh-so-cute gingerbread men. I prefer to make my own for this very reason, and happily, homemade gingerbread men taste at least as good as they look – if not better! This recipe for Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies is a bit of a twist on classic gingerbread cookies. The soft spicy ... Read More »

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