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Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pies

I think of whoopie pies as a fun dessert, rather than a serious one. It’s not that they can’t be seriously delicious, but since they tend to be single serving treats without fancy decorations that you can eat with your hands, it’s easy to put them in the “fun” category. I love fun desserts because you can do so much with them. You can incorporate ... Read More »

Double Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Double Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are very simple cookies and I like to think of them as a blank canvas. Because the ingredients in the cookies are very simple – and the finished cookies typically have a mild flavor of just vanilla, sugar and butter – they’re a great canvas for other flavors. Cardamom, for instance, can make a plain sugar cookie a little more exotic. For these ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Sweetened condensed milk is a versatile ingredient with a great flavor profile. You’ll typically find it sweetening coffee drinks and used in custardy desserts, such as ice cream and key lime pie. One place you wouldn’t expect to find it is in a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, but that is exactly where it is in these Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies. The sweetened condensed ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Chip Buttercream Filling

Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Chip Buttercream Filling

Whoopie pies may look like sandwich cookies, but their cake-like texture puts them closer to a cupcake than to your average cookie. That doesn’t mean that whoopie pies can’t come in some classic cookie flavors, however, and these Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Chip Buttercream Filling are proof of that. They taste like a chocolate chip cookie – with plenty of butter and vanilla ... Read More »

Two Tone Coffee Biscotti

Two Tone Coffee Biscotti

I was always a fan of the Caramel Macchiato Biscotti from Starbucks. They were inexpensive (less than $1) and made a great snack with a cup of coffee. I also really liked their unusual two-tone look. These cookies were recently discontinued by the coffee company in favor of some more traditional looking biscotti, so I decided make up a batch of two tone biscotti myself ... Read More »

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies

WW Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are usually a great candidate for using whole wheat flour, even if you’re not usually a big fan of using whole wheat flours in baking. Whole wheat flour has a stronger flavor than regular all purpose flour does, and in some types of cookies, that flavor can sort of take over the cookie and hide the more delicate flavors of butter and ... Read More »

Vanilla Madeleines

Madeleines

Madeleines are small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape. They’re baked in a specially shaped pan and there is something special about them that seems to put a smile on peoples’ faces when they see them. Traditionally, madeleines are made with a genoise batter, which is a type of cake where melted butter is folded in to a sponge cake batter just before baking ... Read More »

Flourless Cocoa Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Cocoa Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Cocoa Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are some of the easiest peanut butter cookies that you’ll ever make. They’re based on my Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies and use no flour or butter in them, unlike regular peanut butter cookies, and are primarily made with peanut butter, eggs and sugar. The first time you try them, you might be a bit skeptical about how they’ll ... Read More »

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