Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cherries Jubilee Cookies

A simple butter cookie mixed with the flavors of Cherries Jubilee.

Source: I proudly created this one myself.

Yield: about 3-4 dozen

Several years ago, we went on a cruise.  They had Cherries Jubilee on the menu one night, and I think it was really our first encounter with this well-known dessert.  My husband fell instantly in love with it, which is a rare thing for him.  I’ve thought about making it at home a few times, but I’m a little intimidated by the whole en flambé thing.  I recently decided I could make a Cherries Jubilee cookie, and feel better about the whole situation.

Cherries Jubilee itself is not that complicated.  It’s just cherries, cooked in a simple syrup and poured over vanilla ice cream.  It’s totally my husband’s kind of dessert.  (It doesn’t have nearly enough chocolate in it for my taste!)  I set about recreating the Cherries Jubilee flavor, without the alcohol or fire.

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

A recipe for a cakey orange flavored cookie with vanilla frosting, reminiscent of the flavors in an orange creamsicle.

Source:  Myself, for the first time ever.

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Testing cookies is fun, but I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe myself.  I think I did a passable job, for my first try.  To be honest, I just took another recipe and modified it a little, but I guess that’s as good a place to start as any.

I wanted a cookie that tasted like an orange creamsicle, all orangey and wonderful with a shot of vanilla creaminess on the inside.  So, naturally, I began with one of my favorite cookie ingredients ever: buttermilk.  Buttermilk makes such tasty cookies!  I followed that up with some orange extract I bought at the local supermarket.  I suppose if I was a real baker, I would use actual oranges or something, but honestly, I was worried about the acidity of the citrus fruit.  Baking cookies is like doing chemistry, after all.

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Peach Oatmeal Cookies

A recipe for a crumbly, oaty peach cookie with white chocolate and walnuts, similar to peach cobbler.  Easily substitute other fruits.

Source: Food Network, this time courtesy of Sunny Anderson.

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies

I bought a bag of peaches at the grocery store this week.  I don’t know what I was expecting, after all, it is June and peaches aren’t really in season for another 2-3 months.  But I love peaches.  They are my favorite fruit.  So I broke down and bought a 2 lb. bag.  Now I don’t know what to do with them.

I discovered recently, thanks to Stat Counter, that several people found my site by searching for “fruit flavored cookies” and that got me thinking that there aren’t enough fruity cookies on this blog.  I have a tendency to be partial to chocolate.  (Can you blame me?)  So I went looking for some peach cookie recipes to try.  There were unfortunately very few available.

I did find this one from Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network’s Cooking For Real. I really like the show, and her style of cooking.  I did have some problems with the recipe, but nothing that will keep me from making it again!

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Peanut Butter Banana and Honey Cookies

An oaty peanut butter cookie with honey and banana, drizzled with a peanut butter and honey glaze.

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod, one of my favorite sites for all kinds of fun recipes.

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

It’s been a while since I made cookies, mostly because I wanted to eat them way more than I wanted to make them, which is never a good sign.  But today, I found myself blog surfing, and came across the Two Peas and Their Pod blog.  A friend directed me to this site a while ago, and I have really enjoyed searching it’s massive collection of great recipes.

Today, naturally, I searched primarily for cookie recipes, though not surprisingly, I came across several non-cookie recipes that I also wanted to try.  (Some of them I may have tried right now had my pantry been better supplied.)  This cookie recipe sounded fun, like something my kids might love to try.  Plus, I was fortunate enough to have 2 ripe bananas on my counter today.  My daughter was complaining about being “bored out of my mind” this afternoon, and that was the flash point for me.  We had the trifecta… a good recipe, the right ingredients on hand, and a willing child to help.

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