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Best Butter Cookies

Best Butter Cookies

It’s hard to beat a good butter cookie. It’s also hard to find one that is just the right combination of crispness, tenderness and a good buttery flavor. Bakeries – even otherwise good ones – are filled with bland “butter cookies” topped with a variety of colorful sprinkles to lure you into giving them a chance. I stick to making my own butter cookies these ... Read More »

Shiny Ornament Cookies

Shiny Ornament Cookies

I have to admit that sprinkles are still one of my favorite ways to decorate sugar cookies and butter cookies, but there are so many other ways to decorate them that I can’t just stick to the same old sprinkles every time I bake. Frostings and glazes are great to work with. It is even more fun to paint cookies. Cookie paint can be made ... Read More »

Orange and Clove Snowball Cookies

Orange and Clove Snowballs

When I was a little kid, every Christmas I would pick oranges from one of our trees and stud them all over with whole cloves. The resulting pomander ball was incredibly fragrant and it only took a couple to infuse almost the whole house with a very subtle smell of orange and cloves, a scent that I associate with the holidays as much as eggnog, ... Read More »

Pre-Bitten Gingerbread Men

Run, run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me – I’m the gingerbread man! The gingerbread men that come out of my oven aren’t all that fast, so I can tell you exactly what happens when I catch one: he looses a leg, an arm or, when I start from the top, his head. I’ll bet that the same thing happens to ... Read More »

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie is good, but sometimes it seems like they’re missing something. Something like a cream cheese filling that will lend the cookies a bit of cheesecake flavor and make them even moister and chewier than they would be without the filling! The cookie dough for this twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie is a fairly standard cookie dough. It even ... Read More »

Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies

Chocolate Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnaps, whether you’re talking about the crisp cookies or the chewy variety, are a classic holiday cookie. Sweet, spicy and oh-so-flavorful, they’re a great addition to a holiday plate and go well with a cup of tea when the weather gets cold. The only thing they’re missing is some chocolate, so there are some chocoholics that pass up the gingersnaps and opt for ordinary chocolate ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, closeup

Pumpkin isn’t the only vegetable that becomes a popular inclusion in desserts and baked goods during the fall. Sweet potato is also very popular. And for good reason, since sweet potatoes have a naturally sweet flavor and a beautiful color to them. They also take to other flavors very well because the sweet potato itself is quite mild. Sweet potato pie is a classic, but ... Read More »

Chocolate Espresso Cookie Cups

Chocolate Espresso Cookie Cups

I originally found this recipe in Demolition Desserts. When I described the cookbook, I noted that it really encourages you to be creative, so while I did make the recipe as written, I also experimented with the size and shape of the cookies in the book. My favorite variation I baked up was for Chocolate Espresso Cookie Cups. These two-bite cookies are baked in mini ... Read More »

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