Easy & Delicious Christmas Cookies

Happy Holidays to you! These are some of my favorite go-to cookie recipes, click the title for the full recipe.  Happy baking! My Grandma Maxine’s Gingersnaps  My Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies (perfect for rolling dough and cutting with cookie cutters) Softest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Perfectly Soft Peanut Butter Cookies  Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches Sugar Cookies (customize icing and sprinkles for the season!) Continue reading Easy & Delicious Christmas Cookies

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween!! Soon we’re heading out to trick or treat in the neighborhood with my cousins and their three year old pirate.  William is going to be snug in the stroller in his koala bear costume.  In addition to it being my first Halloween as a mom, this is also the first year I’ve lived somewhere that kids trick or treat!  I’m stocked with candy and ready for the … Continue reading Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

What to buy (makes about 20 biscotti): 1 2/3 cups blanched sliced almonds 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate or milk chocolate for drizzling or dipping What to do: preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking tray with parchment paper, spray with … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

Super Easy Red, White and Blue Cookies

If you’re looking for a sugary, low-brow dessert that is slathered in frosting and appropriately the red, white and blue for this Fourth of July, I’ve got just the thing for you: Red, White and Blue White Chocolate Chip Cookies!  I made these the morning before a staff meeting at work and they took less than an hour from the mixing to the baking to the frosting.  These … Continue reading Super Easy Red, White and Blue Cookies

No-Bake Biscoff Oatmeal Easter Nests

My Mom was at Trader Joe’s the other day when they were handing out samples of Biscoff Spread  and she said it was too good to pass up so she bought me a huge jar. Have you tried it? It has a similar consistency to creamy peanut butter and is made from Biscoff cookies.  Delicious! It’s so indulgent I wasn’t sure how I’d use up the  one pound … Continue reading No-Bake Biscoff Oatmeal Easter Nests

Oatmeal Creme Pies {Just Like Little Debbie’s}

I used to love Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies.  My mom didn’t buy stuff like that at the grocery store, so of course, I’d gorge on them at friend’s houses and barter trades at lunch.  If you too remember these fondly, I’ve got the recipe for you! These cookies are soft, chewy, buttery and reminiscent of Little Debbie’s frosting filled pies.  Don’t over bake as … Continue reading Oatmeal Creme Pies {Just Like Little Debbie’s}

Softest Double Chocolate Cookies

This weekend called for lots of this and some soft, decadent cookies with over the top chocolate goodness.  I used a recipe I’ve made before, Double Chocolate Cookies, and increased the butter and added cornstarch to make them even softer.  Serve with some leftover eggnog ice-cream you’ve been hoarding and then get back to this. If only it weren’t Monday already… What to buy: 2 1/4 … Continue reading Softest Double Chocolate Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

I’m so excited my sisters have come up to visit us for a few days before we all head south for Christmas and to welcome them I made these Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies.  I can’t resist when the grocery store is stocked with holiday themed products like these “winter” morsels: I wasn’t in the mood to roll out sugar cookies or gingerbread men (and I … Continue reading Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil}

I laughed out loud after Joe told me his superlative from the office holiday party: “Most likely to maintain his girlish figure by pawning off his wife’s baked goods on his coworkers!”  While I do like to send my baked creations to Joe’s office, I think we’re going to hold onto these guys. Introducing Joe’s new favorite cookie: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil}  They’re butter … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil}