Category Archives: Cookies

White Chocolate and Pistachio Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are often plain, with just a hint of vanilla and butter flavoring to them. But a sugar cookie can actually be a great background for other flavors, allowing them to really stand out in. The dough worked out particularly well with these White Chocolate and Pistachio Sugar Cookies, where the light cookies set off both the colors and the flavors of the two ... Read More »

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to admit that pecans are probably my favorite nut to put into a cookie, judging by the fact that I use them more than any other nut, but I can go for anything from walnuts to macadamias to pistachios. This time around, I decided to use hazelnuts to add some crunch to a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Hazelnuts and chocolate make a ... Read More »

Very Berry Oatmeal Cookies

Raisins might be the go-to dried fruit for a batch of oatmeal cookies, but I’m fairly certain that other berries aren’t off limits because of it. The variety of dried fruit in these cookies makes them taste lighter, maybe even a bit fresher than your average (if still tasty) batch of oatmeal raisin cookies. I purposely did not include any spices, like cinnamon or cardamom, ... Read More »

Triple Threat Dark Chocolate Cookies

Triple Threat Chocolate Cookies

These cookies have a great name that promises to deliver a lot of chocolate – and there is no disappointment when you take a big bite, because these definitely pack a chocolate punch. The inspiration for this recipe came from a Sunset magazine article that featured a Portland, Oregon bakery – The Sugar Cube - recipe for Triple Threat Dark Chocolate Cookies. I made the ... Read More »

Toffee Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Toffee Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Fans of the Girl Scout’s Do-si-do cookies, also known as Peanut Butter Sandwiches, will notice some similarities between them and theseĀ  Toffee Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. They look similar and both have a great peanut butter flavor to them. The signature element of those cookies is their light, crisp texture. These are chewier, making them a little more substantial, and I think they have an ... Read More »

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Lemon Coolers

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Lemon Coolers

Girl Scout cookies come and go, and not every cookie recipe makes it to the cookie booths every spring. Lemon coolers are a retired Girl Scout cookie that many lemon-lovers have fond memories of. Unfortunately, memories are all that they have because these cookies aren’t offered in this year’s line-up. I liked the bright, lemony flavor of these cookies too and also appreciated the fact ... Read More »

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

A few years ago, the idea of adding salt as an accent flavor to a dessert – in addition to just having a pinch in with the ingredients – was new and exciting. Now, it’s a lot more common to find salt in slightly unexpected places, such as sprinkled on top of cookies and caramels in a much more obvious way than ever before. I’ve ... Read More »

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookies)

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookies)

Alfajores are a type of small cookie that is found in Latin America, where two plain cookies sandwich a layer of dulce de leche. The cookies are then often sprinkled with powdered sugar or rolled in a bit of shredded coconut to finish them off. As it is with so many cookies and cakes, there are many ways to make alfajores. Some are very cake-like, ... Read More »

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