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Red Velvet Snowball Cookies

Red Velvet Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a name that is generally given to small, round cookies that are covered in confectioners’ sugar and melt in your mouth. They look like tiny snowballs and have a wonderfully tender texture to them. I’ve had all kinds – from plain butter cookies to spice cookies – but one of my favorite variations is for Swirled Holiday Snowball Cookies. These cookies include ... Read More »

Orange and Spice Ginger Cookies

Orange Cardamom Molasses Cookies

Whether you call them ginger cookies or molasses cookies, these chewy and spicy cookies are a fantastic cold weather cookie. I tend to think that it is because all of the spices in them, which seem very satisfying when the weather is cool. Cold weather is also the perfect weather for doing some baking, and that alone is a good enough reason to get in ... Read More »

Lime and Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies

Lime and Cranberry Thumbprints

Tart and tangy cranberries are often pared with oranges and orange juice, but cranberries actually go very well with all kinds of citrus. I like cranberries with lemon in cakes and quickbreads, for instance, and lime might be an even better match for them. Limes have a bold, tart flavor that is similar to that of cranberries, and as long as you balance the sugar ... Read More »

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I can’t resist putting pumpkin into all kinds of goodies during the fall. Pumpkin pie is a classic, and pumpkin soup is a great choice for something savory, but there are all kinds of other pumpkin goodies to make if you get a little creative. A batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies is a great way to use up a little bit of leftover ... Read More »

Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cookie cutters are a lot of fun to work with, since you can create cookies in all kinds of amazing shapes and designs. The one thing that you really need for cut out cookies is a good cookie dough that is versatile and easy to work with. This recipe for Cut-Out Sugar Cookies is a great choice for just about any type of cookie cutter ... Read More »

Macadamia Coconut Cookie Brittle

Macadamia Coconut Cookie Brittle

Cookie brittle is made by pressing cookie dough into a very thin layer and baking it until it is crispy and can be broken into irregular chunks, just as regular peanut or nut brittle can be. It has a crispy texture to it and a very appealing, candy-like look to it. Cookie brittle is definitely a change of pace from your average cookie – but ... Read More »

Mini Whoopie Passion Bites

Mini Whoopie Passion Bites

The winning recipe from the 2012 Ghirardelli Chocolate Championships, which I judged at the LA County Fair this year, was for Mini Whoopie Passion Bites. These are Mini Chocolate Passion Fruit Whoopie Pies, with a rich, brownie-like cookie sandwiching a sweet, tangy passion fruit filling. The combination is delicious and unexpected, as passion fruit and chocolate isn’t a combination that you find all that often, ... Read More »

Raspberry Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raspberry Cornmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh berries aren’t great ingredients to use when baking a batch of cookies, even when it seems like those flavors would be perfect in a batch of classic chocolate chip dough. This is because fresh fruit adds a lot of moisture to cookie dough and you can end up wit a cookie that is a little more soggy than chewy. This is especially a problem ... Read More »

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