White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I told my niece I would love to make her a batch of cookies for her birthday, in any flavor she could dream up. A couple days later, she sent me a text message with her choice… White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. This girl has good taste in cookies.

Lemon Cookie Truffles

Most of the cookie truffle recipes I’ve seen call for cream cheese. I decided to rebel, to stick it to the man, and use frosting instead. Yep, I’m a rebel. I’ll be going out for a tattoo any minute now.

White Chocolate Cookies

Do you ever wonder what white chocolate is? All I know is I like it. White chocolate is yummy. The puppy and I agree on this point.

Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods. This scone recipe uses coconut, white chocolate, and buttermilk.

Krispie Treat Pops

Krispie treats are just classic, aren’t they? I mean, everyone likes a plain old rice krispie treat. Everyone but me, that is. I really have to dress them up to make them interesting.

Black and White Fudge

I realize that there are people out there who believe that coconut is not the most amazing thing ever. To those people, I would just like to say…

Peppermint Bark

This peppermint bark was the Hippie Chick’s idea. And it was a fantastic one. We had fun making it together. We had fun eating it together, too.

Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pin ItI’m not a big fan of bribing my children, as a general rule.  I much prefer beating them.  (Calm down, I don’t actually beat my children.)  I think kids should behave just because I ask them to, and not because I begged and bribed them.  It gives the kids the impression that they’re the [Read On]

Marshmallow Pops

Pin ItMy daughter and I have been participating in a Mother-Daughter book club.  Several of the girls in the neighborhood get together with their moms and discuss a book they’ve read.  This month was our turn to host, which meant it was our turn to pick the book.  Finding time to read the chosen books [Read On]

Easter Recipe Round-Up

Pin ItBy Easter, I am so ready to be outside.  It has a tendency to be very cold and gloomy here in the winter, and I’m just one of those people that craves sunlight.  Of course, it’s not unusual for us to have snow for Easter, but this week has been very sunny, so I [Read On]

White Chocolate Brownies

Pin ItA simple, 5-ingredient recipe for a brownie made with white chocolate. Source: Adapted from Chocolate Brownie Recipe Yield: about 12 small brownies I am always looking for excuses to make new recipes that I have never tried before.  This one appealed to me, partly because they are so pretty and simple and white, but [Read On]

Party Popcorn

Pin ItA simple recipe for a festive white chocolate popcorn snack that is perfect for entertaining. Source: I’ve been making this popcorn treat for years, but recently found some good addition ideas at She Wears Many Hats. Yield: about 8 cups I have friends that I get together with once a month, and this week [Read On]

Triple Chocolate Chunk Oreo Cookies

Pin ItA recipe for a chocolate cookie with chunks of semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies. Source: adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod, a blog full of seriously amazing recipes. Yield: about 5 dozen I normally try not to make chocolate cookies twice in a row.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a confessed chocoholic [Read On]

Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Pin ItA 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, [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.