Besides being my first recipe of 2015, this crunchy oatmeal cookie was another first as well. It was the first thing I baked in my new oven!
Last year, I tried my hand at Eggnog Cookies. This year, I wanted to punch those up and take them to a new level. And therefore, I added pumpkin.
Donuts mean Halloween to me. Pumpkin, donuts, Halloween, chocolate milk, they all go together, right?
One nice thing about pumpkin is it is naturally wet, which means you can use it to replace eggs in a baking recipe. Lots of pumpkin recipes are sort of naturally egg-free. Which is nice for the egg-allergy crowd. Especially if they are also the pumpkin-loving crowd.
Let’s be honest, nobody doesn’t love a buttermilk cookie. This recipe called for lemon zest, but I decided to use nutmeg instead.
Share on TumblrIt’s the first week of school, and the first week of Health class for my 9th grader. Having been through this class with his older brother last year, I knew a little about what to expect. “Guess what this means?!” I taunted him. “We get to talk about sex!” Groan, groan. “Ahh! Do [Read On]
Share on Tumblr Source: Adapted from LilaLoa, who calls them the end-all for chocolate cookies. It’s summer, which means we have shed the daily routine of breakfast and school and homework in favor of a new routine. It goes like this: everyday, my children say, “Can I have a friend sleep over?” and I reply, [Read On]
Share on TumblrA moist lemonade pound cake, with lemonade soaking syrup and pink frosting. Source: Ummm… about that. I found this on an apron site. Weird but true. When I was a poor college student, I used to make this simple dessert called Lemonade Pie. It’s just vanilla ice cream, mixed with frozen lemonade concentrate, [Read On]
I said, “I need to bake today. What kind of cookies should I make?” He looked at me like I was crazy… like the answer was so completely obvious to everyone else. “Didn’t you hear me last night?” he said. “You should make coconut cream cookies!”
Share on TumblrI have a tendency to create a lot of coconut recipes. It’s a disease. I think there’s even a name for it in the official medical book of obscure diseases. You can’t blame me, though. I’m a product of my environment. My family literally begged me to make Coconut Cream cookies this week. [Read On]
Share on TumblrA recipe for a soft, rolled red velvet sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting. Source: I am Baker, who is obviously much more talented with a piping bag than I am. Yield: this recipe is huge. I ended up with around 5 dozen big 3″ cookies. I kind of have a thing for [Read On]
Share on TumblrA recipe for a simple oatmeal cookie with vanilla icing. Source: Created by Diane, although hers are much more beautiful than mine. Yield: 3-4 dozen I had big plans for my weekend. They involved spending a lazy morning in bed, doing some baking, playing a card game with the kids, and generally just [Read On]
Share on TumblrA recipe for a crumbly grapefruit cookie sandwiched with grapefruit frosting. Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride. Shawnda made them for a virtual baby shower, cute idea! Yield: 15-30 cookies, depending on size Late night baking is the curse of the food blogger. I’ve been so busy blogging and keeping up with errands [Read On]
Share on Tumblr ***UPDATED!*** This post has been updated. Please view the new version HERE. A recipe for a soft caramel cookie sandwiched with dulce de leche. Source: Annies Eats, which I found thanks to Pinterest. Yield: about 18 sandwiches When I saw the photo of these cookies on Pinterest, I knew I would make them. [Read On]
Share on TumblrA recipe for a dark chocolate rolled sugar cookie embellished with royal icing. Source: Annie’s Eats, whose cookies are way cuter than mine. Yield: Varies according to cookie cutter size, but I ended up with around 2-3 dozen. I’ve been meaning to make this recipe for a while now. I mean, let’s face [Read On]