Roasted Banana Molasses Muffins

There is this thing that happens to me as soon as the weather starts to cool in the fall. And that thing is molasses. I start to crave it. I dream up ways to use it. I catalog all the flavors that would taste wonderful with it. Like roasted bananas!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Adding cinnamon chips to a chocolate cookie was an idea that spoke to me. Better yet, adding cinnamon chips to a chocolate oatmeal cookie… well, I think we have a winner.

Chocolate Yogurt Granola Bars

 Share on TumblrUnder normal circumstances, I try to limit the amount of baking chips I purchase.  But, let’s be honest, you can’t expect a girl to just never buy chocolate chips, can you? I found a clearance basket at my local grocery store that was full of Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips.  I’m not sure whether [Read On]

Date Nut No-Bake Cookies

 Share on TumblrI just heard my kid say the words, “We’ve got to get mom off the computer.” {pause for effect} This is the same kid who said, “Blogging is a nerdy woman thing to do.” He’s not related to me, I swear.  He didn’t spring from my belly, grow up in my house, and [Read On]

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

 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]

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies

 Share on TumblrA recipe for an oaty cookie made with delicious Biscoff spread. Source:  Two Peas and Their Pod Yield:  About 3 dozen cookies, depending on how much raw dough you eat. It has been a while since I was this excited about a cookie.  Honestly.  I don’t say that lightly, because I have a [Read On]

Oatmeal Cream Pies

 Share on TumblrA recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a vanilla marshmallow frosting. Source:  Craving Chronicles, a blog where I’ve found several recipes I want to try. Yield: about 2 dozen pies **** UPDATE!!  The updated version of this post can be found HERE!! **** Do you ever buy those Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream [Read On]

Peach Oatmeal Cookies

 Share on TumblrA 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 [Read On]

Peanut Butter Banana and Honey Cookies

 Share on TumblrAn 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 [Read On]

White Chocolate Coconut

A simple oat and coconut cookie drizzled with white chocolate and topped with toasted coconut. Perfect for entertaining!

Source: Paula Deen contributed this recipe to the Food Network website.

Yield: 3-4 dozen

Here were my requirements for this week’s cookie:

First, no frosting. Not that I am opposed to frosting in any way, mind you. It’s just that I was getting a little tired of frosted cookies. I needed a break. I wanted something that didn’t require that extra step.

Second, for similar reasons, something that didn’t involve chocolate or peanut butter. I wanted something kind of classy, something you don’t normally make for your grade-school kids, something really nice.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

 Share on Tumblr A recipe for a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Source: This is another cookie I have been eating since birth. I’m pretty sure my mom got it from the oatmeal carton at some point. Yield: about 4-5 dozen I like to refer to these as my “award winning” cookies, and I also [Read On]