People understand Snickerdoodles. They know what they're getting. There are no surprises and no wondering if you have to pretend to have an allergy to one of the ingredients...

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

I bet he won't have any trouble finding these dark chocolate cookies. The kid loves chocolate. And cookies. This is why I deliberately made them on a day when I knew he would be gone all day. This way, I get to eat one or two before he discovers ..

Lemon Sugar Cookies


I bought myself a new maxi dress, so I guess I'm ready for summer. Why does lemon seem so summery? Some fruits can feel at home in any season, but plain old lemon is a summer as it gets...

Coconut Biscotti

easy biscotti recipe

Since my kids are all late sleepers, all I have to do is get up the tiniest bit early to have a good hour of reading Emerson and sipping breakfast drinks. And eating biscotti...

White Chocolate Cookies

white chocolate chip 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...

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars

chocolate mint cookies

I decided to throw together some last minute cookie bars, and I seriously considered a repeat of the Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars. But my chocolate cravings got the best of me, and with the presence of cocoa powder, mint chocolate chips, AND mint patt..

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

pecan cookies

There's something about pecans that reminds me of my grandfather, because he man loovvves butter pecan. We always had butter pecan ice cream and pecan sandies at their house...

Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

We all have our little struggles and our little preferences, I guess. I love a good chocolate chip cookie and Robb loves anything coconut. It's the kind of love that makes the world go round. Put them together and you have heaven on earth...

Molasses Cookies with Caramel Cinnamon Glaze

molasses cookies

I just loved this cookie when it took the form of gingerbread last winter. It was excellent with the dark chocolate cocoa I had for breakfast. Which probably explains why I'm dieting now...

Bizcochitos for Cinco de Mayo

mexican wedding cookies

I don't care if they're authentic or not. They're at least kind-of Mexican, and my family is going to be eating them for Cinco de Mayo. Maybe that's all we need to know...