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Chocolate Covered Strawberry M&M Cookies

Chocolate Covered Strawberry M&M Cookies

Always eager to try unusual candies around the holidays, I scooped up a bag of White Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms a couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day. These are a new holiday flavor for the brand and try to capture the flavor of a strawberry shortcake by infusing white chocolate with vanilla (for the cake and cream) and strawberry flavors. Surprisingly, the pastel-colored candies nailed the strawberry ... Read More »

Strawberry Shortbread

Strawberry Shortbread

Shortbread is a cookie that never wears out its welcome in my kitchen, probably because I love butter so much. A good shortbread recipe uses plenty of butter and allows that butter flavor to come through in the finished cookies. In addition to showcasing butter, shortbread is also an excellent canvas on which to play with other flavors because the cookies are so simple. In ... Read More »

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

I rarely say no to chocolate, but there are times when a chocolate chip cookie doesn’t pack enough of a punch to satisfy my chocolate cravings. These Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies are cookies meant for the serious chocolate lover with a serious chocolate urge. The cookies are made with both unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder, both of which help build the cookie’s bittersweet foundation. ... Read More »

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti have always been one of my favorite cookies to keep in my kitchen. They’re fun to eat, easy to make and they have a long shelf-life, so a big batch can go a long way. Almonds are very commonly used in biscotti, but they’re not the only nut that goes well in this style of cookie. These Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti use bright green pistachios ... Read More »

Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

During the holidays, I get a lot of requests for cookies. In addition to staples like gingersnaps and sugar cookies, I get requests for holiday versions of some of my favorites, such as peppermint snickerdoodles or boozy oatmeal raisin cookies, like these Big Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. The cookies have a bit of an adult twist to them, but they’re not so boozy that you’re ... Read More »

Olive Oil Gingersnaps

Olive Oil Gingersnaps

Molasses-rich gingerbread and gingersnap cookies are some of the treats that I look forward to eating every holiday season. All the spices that are used in gingerbread work together to make every bite seem very warming when it is cold and blustery outside. These Olive Oil Gingersnaps are a little bit different than many of the more traditional gingersnaps out there, but they are a ... Read More »

Big, Chewy Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Big, Chewy Vanilla Sugar Cookies

I love a good sugar cookie but, unfortunately, find that many of them aren’t all that good. I’ve had a lot of sugar cookies are bland and dry – and after eating a lot of boring cookies, it’s not hard to see why many people consider sugar cookies to be boring! Sugar cookies may be simple, but they should not be boring and these Big, ... Read More »

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

When you think of holiday cookies, you might picture a batch of sugar cookies that is decorated with layers of icing and sparkling sanding sugar. Elaborately decorated cookies can be fun to make and to serve, but they’re not the only type of holiday cookie out there. These Soft Maple Spice Cookies are a simpler cookie that still captures some of those delicious holiday flavors, but ... Read More »

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