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Whole Grain Cherry Walnut Cookies

Whole Grain Cherry Walnut Cookies

In the fall and winter, I want cookies that seem to fit in with the season. Sometimes this means gingerbread and eggnog cookies, but other times it simply means I want something hearty with a little bit of spice to it. To me, a “hearty” cookie is one that delivers a lot of flavor and mix-ins in a small, single-cookie package. Many oatmeal cookies fall ... Read More »

Cranberry and Walnut Scones

Cranberry Walnut Scones with Coffee

My pantry is always stocked with dried fruits and nuts, and while I often reach for fresh fruits during the spring and summer, those dried fruits are a great standby so that I always have something on hand to bake with. These Cranberry and Walnut Scones are the result of a little pantry-raiding on my part, since I had a few bags and wanted to ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts and Apricots

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Apricots and Walnuts

One way to breathe some new life into a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is to start by adding some new mix-ins to the cookie dough. Nuts will add crunch and a little extra flavor, but adding dried fruit can really change the overall taste of the cookie. Dried cranberries, for instance, can add a sweet-tart flavor and a lot of color to cookies, while ... Read More »

Hint of Mint Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Walnuts

Mint Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Walnuts

Mint and chocolate is a winning combination, but mint can be a tricky ingredient to work with. This is because it has such a strong flavor that it can easily overwhelm the other elements in a recipe. One solution is to cut back slightly on the mint and to pair it with other strong flavors – like dark chocolate or cocoa – so that you ... Read More »

Honey Walnut Cookies

Honey Walnut Cookies

Honey is a sweetener that isn’t used all that much in cookie recipes. You can’t really cream it with butter to create a fluffy base for cookie dough (although honey whipped with butter makes an amazing spread for biscuits), so you can’t simply substitute it for sugar and expect to get the same results. Used properly, honey can be a great sweetener in cookies – ... Read More »

Nutmeg-Spiced Pear and Walnut Cake

Pear and Walnut Bundt Cake

Pears are a great to bake with when they come into season because they have a wonderful flavor, work well with all kinds of fall spices and add a ton of moisture to baked goods. In this Nutmeg-Spiced Pear and Walnut Cake, I added a lot of fresh pear into a nutmeg-laced buttermilk cake, along with some walnuts for texture. The cake is sweetened with ... Read More »

Chewy Walnut, Ginger and Toffee Blondies

Walnut Blondies

Blondies are a great everyday treat to bake. They’re just as easy to make as a batch of chocolate chip cookies, but take much less time because they’re baked in a pan and sliced later, rather than being baked off one by one in multiple batches. The bar cookies also invite experimentation, because there are many flavors that go well in the chewy cookie base. ... Read More »

Nutty Pumpkin Bread

Nutty Pumpkin Bread

My go-to quick bread is banana bread, as I often have overripe bananas in my kitchen or in my freezer and there are so many variations you can put onto it to make it interesting. But winter and fall give me the perfect excuse to switch things up and make more pumpkin breads. Pumpkin breads are very similar to banana breads, in that they are ... Read More »

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