So, I mentioned last week how my pet peeve was seeing recipes online where a box recipe was used. I did it to slightly set me up as a hypocrite, but also to set me up for this good little cookie recipe. I was perusing some recipes on Food Network for the elusive, perfect chocolate cookie recipe for my rocky road cookies (I’m still searching, so if you know of any good ones let me know). Then I found this Paula Deen Gooey Butter Cookies recipe. I knew it wouldn’t be right for my rocky road cookies but I liked the idea she was throwing out. So I switched it up a bit and it was delish. Butttt it used a box recipe, so I broke my own rule. No more judgment here!! Paula Deen converted me lol
I was invited to my first Shabbat dinner this past Friday. Since my mother taught me to always bring a delicious dish when going to someone else’s house, I thought a nice rugelach would be good. I have to admit, I had never had rugelach until a week prior. So for those that don’t know (like me two weeks ago, it’s very similar to a croissant but with a more cookie like exterior. I think I would have liked them to be a bit crispier/flakier, but everyone seemed to like them and they were all gone before I left the house. That could also be my croissant loving ways calling out to me. Definitely try these out for any day, not just Shabbat!
There are few things that my mother likes. She always wants either chocolate chip cookies or a regular pound cake. She doesn’t do anything different or exciting when it comes to desserts. I’ll tell her about desserts that I’m dreaming up and she always gets that look on her face like I’m crazy. Oatmeal raisin cookies weren’t too far off the norm for my mom, so when I gave her some I didn’t get that weird scowl. Instead, she actually told me that these were the best thing I’ve ever made. She likes it so much, I have to regularly make her the cookie dough for her to make the cookies whenever she wants. To have the cookie dough for yourself, check out the recipe.
I’m a born and raised Bay Area girl. A place where we revel in our sourdough bread and delicious sandwiches. So moving to the East Coast and the South posed problems when most of the sandwich shops just didn’t have bread that was up to my spoiled San Francisco standard. However, in Winston-Salem there was one deli that stood out among the rest, Dioli’s. It’s easily what I miss the most. Being a girl of tradition, whenever I went in I would get the same exact sandwich and then treat my self to one of each of their thumbprint cookies: one chocolate, one raspberry and one apricot (eaten in that order every time of course!). I moved back to San Francisco and suddenly I was yearning for the South. No bakery had my thumbprint cookies just how I wanted them. So I had to try to make my own. My dad easily thinks these were the best thing he has ever had (that I’ve made), but I’m going to be honest with you. They aren’t Dioli’s thumbprint cookies. I don’t know if I can ever make them. But this is one tasty substitute that takes no time to make and is perfect until I figure out how.
I was told today that my cookies taste like Halloween. What a honor! I made these cookies around this time last year (pre-blog times) for my law school friends and this was a huge hit. Every party I had, people always requested these. The cookies turn out to be soft and chewy with almost a cake like center. Usually, I’m not a big fan of chewy cookies (Chips Ahoy chewy being the biggest disappointment). For some reason, the dipping of a cookie into milk and making it soft and gooey is my favorite part. And few things taste better than a mixture of pumpkin and milk. Keep reading for the recipe.
I was asked to make some delicious morsels for my cousin’s rehearsal dinner. I was trying to think of items that I could make in bulk in a short amount of time. Obviously, based on the title of this post, cookies came to mind. I had never made shortbread cookies before so I never knew how much butter was in them. Please do not let that deter you. They are wonderful! I like to think that when I work out the butter and the sugar is the first thing to go, so I don’t like to limit my intake (there is a strong possibility that this is completely wrong, but it is what I tell myself). Anywho, if this is what you like to tell yourself too then keep reading for the recipe… Keep Reading….
My sister left for a mini vacation this afternoon, so I thought a freshly baked snack would be a nice for her long train ride. These cookies are super easy to prep, once the lemon zest is ready, and so tasty. Don’t cook them too long because they will be hard and not taste as good. I would double the batch because this recipe only makes about 15 cookies and they go way too fast!!! Keep Reading…..
My mom has been talking about peanut butter cookies since I’ve moved back to California. So as a dutiful daughter and baker I decided to make her some homemade cookies. I found the recipe from a recipe app on my iPad called Recipebook, but I made a few changes. My mom loves sweet tasting things. So a little extra sugar and peanut butter were a must for my mom’s cookies. If you aren’t into a sweeter cookie, I have the original measurements next to the ones I used for you to try. Keep reading for the recipe…
This is a delicious an incredibly easy recipe for brownie cookies. I was sitting at home craving anything sweet. So I went to my baking cupboard and tried to figure out what I could possibly make with what I had. First, I always have chocolate baking squares on hand so that gave me a great start. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE chewy moist cookies. So chocolate + moist cookie sounded amazing. These were the perfect fit to satisfy my craving! Keep Reading to get the recipe!
In my very first blog post, I had planned on making some pecan sandies. Unfortunately, I failed. BUT I tried again determined to make them, and the second time was a charm! The batter isn’t the easiest to form into balls, but they came out delicious. The only thing I would change for the next time I make these is that I would cook them a couple minutes less. As I’ve said before, I love chewy cookies and these weren’t as soft as I would have liked. But I do have to admit that they taste better than any that I’ve bought in the store! Keep reading to get the recipe!