Category Archives: Cookies

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 »

PB&J Crunch Cookies

I already know a recipe for good some fine peanut butter cookies, but a little variety is never a bad thing so I didn’t hesitate when I spotted this recipe for Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies in Real Simple. While they used chopped peanuts, they also had the interesting inclusion of puffed rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies). The little girls in the photo that accompanied the ... Read More »

Seasonal Shortbreads: Peppermint and Chocolate-Covered Espresso Bean Shortbread Cookies

Food blogging stars Jennifer, at the Domestic Goddess, and Alberto, at Il Forno combined forces this month to arrange a joint event of Sugar High Friday and Is My Blog Burning?. I guess that makes this month’s cookie swap fall under the heading of Is My Sugar High Burning? These shortbread cookies are crisp and crumbly. They are fairly thin, which creates a nice ratio ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Down deep in the darkest recesses of your heart, you know you like milk chocolate. Creamier, sweeter, milder than dark chocolate, it probably reminds you of your childhood. It’s okay to like it. Despite what the marketing machine and food snobs will tell you, milk chocolate is not necessarily inferior to dark chocolate. Some is good, some is not. This is true of just about ... Read More »

Spirited Rum Balls

As the holidays begin to approach – despite store displays that indicate that Christmas began in October – it is time to start thinking about holiday gifts and cookies, both for swapping and for eating. This recipe is a variation on Martha Stewart’s Bourbon Balls. The biggest change is that instead of bourbon, I prefer to use dark rum, which is made from fermented molasses. ... Read More »

DCist’s Salty Oats

There was a great episode of Recipe for Success, a show on the Food Network, that featured the creator of a cookie called Salty Oats. They are oatmeal raisin cookies, sprinkled with salt, instead of having it mixed into the batter. Though the saltiness isn’t approaching levels to qualify this as a “salty snack”, it does bring it to the front of the palate, instead ... Read More »

Gingerbread Skeletons

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Halloween is a fantastic holiday. It is low pressure and all of the individual elements are fun: dressing up, carving pumpkins, eating treats. For anyone who doesn’t celebrate it, kids dress up in costumes and people give them candy. I practically lived for the holiday when I was little; I didn’t get much candy at home. Of course, as I got older I learned to ... Read More »

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