Category Archives: Cookies

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 »

Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies

Colorful, spooky Halloween M&Ms

I am a big fan of the Halloween M&Ms this year. They’re not just black and orange, but black, orange, neon green and purple. The combination of colors looks fun, bold and a bit spooky. I honestly love the look of them. I wanted to showcase their bright seasonal colors in something other than my candy dish, so I incorporated them into a batch of ... Read More »

Honey Graham Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honey Graham Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s fun to experiment a little with cookie recipes, throwing in different ingredients to see if you can improve on a regular chocolate chip cookie with some raisins, peanuts, coconut, white chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla or any number of other fruits, nuts, spices, etc. The options are endless. And, to that end, I decided to mix some graham crackers, along with chocolate chips, into a ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Brown Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

When you’re talking about cookies, it is often said that using brown sugar will result in a chewier cookie. This is partially true, as brown sugar does have a higher moisture content than regular sugar and that can help a cookie stay more moist – and therefore, chewier. It is not the only thing that can make a cookie chewy, however, as the amount of ... Read More »

Pizzelles

Pizzelles

Pizzelles are thin, round waffle-like Italian cookies. They’re cooked on a special little griddle that gives them a crisp texture and imprints them with a delicate floral patter. The traditional pizzelle is flavored with anise extract, which gives the cookies a subtle licorice flavor. I flavored mine with vanilla extract. They’re beautiful to look at, and very tasty to eat. They’re also very versatile little ... Read More »

Frosted Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Frosted Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

It’s a bit hard to say what makes lemon poppyseed such a good combination in baked goods. Zesty lemon flavors are always good, of course, but the poppyseeds don’t contribute much in the way of flavor. They do, however, add a hint of additional texture to a cake or muffin and that crunch is a nice break from otherwise soft pastries. Perhaps it’s the subconscious ... Read More »

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