Category Archives: Cookies

Two Tone Chocolate Peanut Butter Stars

I must say that I simply adore the look of these cookies. I believe that the recipe is originally from the Cookie Bible, but since I jotted it down some time ago, it is quite dfficult for me to say precisely. I also found the same original recipe online in at least one place, so it is entirely possible that I saw it somewhere else, ... Read More »

Cranberry Citrus Cornmeal Cookies

I would have been tempted to simply call these “Alliterative Cookies”, were it not for the fact that alliterative does not start with the letter “c”. I like the way the current name just rolls of the tongue, though I will admit that I spent a bit of time switching the order of the words around. This is an adaptation of a recipe found in ... Read More »

Chewy Cheesecake Cookies

A while back, I saw a picture of some luscious looking cream cheese cookies at dessert comes first. Shortly thereafter, I received an e-mail request for cheesecake cookies. I knew I had to try. Cream cheese in used in many cookie recipes to enrich and soften a butter dough, but the flavor is subtle and often blends in with the butter. If you are told ... Read More »

Apricot Ginger Oat Biscuits

I decided to name these biscuits, rather than cookies, because they are based on Anzac biscuits, the crunchy, oaty, eggless Aussie favorite. The biscuits are a favorite of mine, too, as I love anything that is full of oats. Niki has a good, standard recipe, full of oats and dessicated (shredded) coconut. The biscuits I made lack the coconut that is typical of Anzac biscuits ... Read More »

Soft Cutout Christmas Cookies

Soft Cutout Christmas Cookies

I don’t particularly like crisp, buttery cookies with frosting on them. I feel like the sugary coating takes something away from the simplicity of that type of cookie. In other words, if it’s a good butter cookie, I don’t want to disguise it with icing. But Christmas cookies deserve to be decorated as much as the tree and there is only so much that one ... Read More »

Gingersnaps with Crystallized Ginger

Ginger Cookies with Candied Ginger

Gingersnaps are a favorite holiday cookie. Their spicy sweetness just seems perfect for the Christmas season, when the weather outside is brisk and a little spice always has a way of warming things up. These Gingersnaps with Crystallized Ginger are a classic gingersnap cookie, made with plenty of molasses and spice. I added some chopped, crystallized ginger to give their ginger flavor a little more ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip and Almond Cookies

The closer Christmas gets, the more cookies I want to make. It’s almost a compulsion, but I don’t fight it since I love cookies. I wanted to make some cookies that had chocolate chips, but still had a little something extra special about them. I didn’t want plain chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal chocolate chip. After searching through my cupboard, I found a bag of ... Read More »

Maple Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies come from a good combination of fall flavors, though it is nearly the start of winter. They combine maple, cinnamon and pecans with my favorite cookie ingredient: oatmeal. The maple comes from maple syrup. I generally keep grade B on hand, since I prefer its darker flavor and slightly more syrupy consistency to higher grades. The highlights of these cookies are the pecans ... Read More »

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