Cookie Recipes & Ideas
Page 11
These Are the Most Popular Holiday Cookies on the Internet
Are you hosting a holiday party in the near future? Or maybe you’re starting to brainstorm ideas for a cookie care package? You’re going to need a couple good cookie recipes. No, not just good recipes — the best recipes. In fact, you’re going to need the recipe that will have everyone texting you after your party to ask where they can get that super-easy, but totally delicious cookie recipe. “Oh, this old thing?
May 1, 2019
The Easiest Holiday Cookie Shortcut from Trader Joe’s
You already know that Trader Joe’s is your go-to for holiday party staples like easy appetizers and this epic snack board, but the beloved grocer can also help out with your holiday cookie needs. In a perfect world, you would bake up a batch of sugar cookies, but if you’re crunched for time, Trader Joe’s saves the day with the Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit.
May 1, 2019
You Won’t Believe These Beautiful Meringues Are Vegan
Have you heard of aquafaba? The vegan miracle ingredient has been used in everything from whipped cream and marshmallow fluff to icing and chickpea nuggets, but never have I seen it in such a beautiful application as these meringue kisses. If you set a tray of these out on Christmas, I doubt anyone will know they started with a can of chickpeas. The recipe for the meringue kisses only has three ingredients: water from a can of chickpeas, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe
The Girl Scouts are going all out to celebrate their 100th anniversary of selling cookies. This year they debuted two new s’mores cookies to much delight, they partnered with Society 6 to make Girl Scout Cookie-flavored gum, and now they’ve released the first ever Girl Scout cookie recipe from 1922. When the Girl Scouts originally sold cookies, they baked the cookies themselves.
May 1, 2019
This Pizza Party Cookie Cake Is Your Childhood Fantasy Come to Life
The party problem: You’re throwing a pizza party birthday party and you want to make an extra-special dessert. But even a from-scratch cake doesn’t seem special enough — after all, you’re feeling a little guilty that you didn’t really cook for the party. The party trick: Make a giant sugar cookie cake that surprisingly looks like a pizza. You thought this sweet treat was a pizza, didn’t you? Don’t feel too bad: Everyone always falls for this trick!
May 1, 2019
If You Really Love Peanut Butter, You Need These Cookies in Your Life
Do you love peanut butter? Like really, really love it? Well then, you’re in luck! Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, and I’ve got just the recipe to help you celebrate in style. Loaded with peanut butter, Reese’s Pieces, and peanut butter chips, you’ll definitely get your fill of peanut butter with these big, beautiful cookies.
May 1, 2019
I Baked the Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe and Here’s What I Thought
I love Girl Scout cookies (you’ll pry the Thin Mints from my cold dead fingers), so it’s no shock that once I learned that the original recipe for their very first cookie was floating around, I simply had to test it out. You know that friend in high school who had a car and laughed at your jokes, but you weren’t exactly BFFs with? This cookie is exactly that, and here’s why.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Double Chocolate Palmiers
Homemade palmiers will make you feel like you really got away with a dessert that looks far fancier than it is to make. That is the power of puff pastry, friends. We’re taking the classic cookie and doubling down on the chocolate, which has us feeling like these are actually the ultimate fast and fancy dessert. Next time afternoon tea needs something special or you’re in charge of dessert and want to bring cookies, remember this recipe. It’s a good trick to have up your sleeve.
May 1, 2019
I Can’t Stop Thinking About These Chocolate Chip Cookies
Is there anything better than a batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, still slightly warm from the oven? No, I don’t think so. I mean, just look at that swirl of melted chocolate and shower of flaky sea salt! These cookies are special for a few reasons: Coconut oil is used instead of butter, whole-wheat pastry flour is swapped in for all-purpose flour, and brown sugar stands in for regular cane sugar.
May 1, 2019
This Giant Cookie Cake Is the Best Passover Dessert
Monday, April 10, marks the first day of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. If you’re looking for a fun, crowd-pleasing dessert to make, this whimsical cookie cake totally fits the bill. Learn more: A Beginner’s Guide to Passover This cake is naturally gluten-free, as it’s made with hazelnut flour and almond flour. It’s also very easy to whip up.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Trail Mix Cookies
What’s not to love about trail mix? It’s equal parts sweet, savory, crunchy, and chewy — a perfect snack no matter what you’re craving. Throwing all these elements into a soft oatmeal cookie yields a one-handed treat that’s easier to eat than trail mix, yet still offers that same satisfying mix of dried fruit, toasty nuts, sweet chocolate, and yes, even salty bits of crunchy pretzel. Let’s just call these little guys trailblazers (pun intended), shall we?
May 1, 2019
You Need This (Whole-Wheat) Skillet Cookie in Your Life
Have you ever heard of a Pizookie? This pizza-meets-cookie creation is really just a giant cookie baked in a skillet. Fuss-free but always a crowd-pleaser, this skillet cookie is basically the perfect dessert. And if you have a few whole-grain enthusiasts coming over, they’ll appreciate the fact that this skillet cookie is made with 100 percent whole-wheat flour. What I like most about this skillet cookie is that it’s so approachable for any baking level.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Raspberry-Ginger Oatmeal Thumbprints
If you have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies and a particular fondness for ginger in baked goods, this recipe is for you. With chunks of candied ginger throughout and a sweet, jammy thumbprint center, these are classic oatmeal cookies with the volume turned up. These thumbprints are basically your favorite classic, chewy oatmeal cookie, upgraded with a fruit-filled, sweet-and-spicy twist. The dough gets a double dose of ginger from the ground spice and chopped-up pieces of candied ginger.
May 1, 2019
This Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Cake Is Your New Go-To Dessert
Last week I extolled the virtues of a sheet cake, and now I’m here with an even easier option: the sheet pan cookie cake! Essentially just one giant chocolate chip cookie — with some chocolate-peanut butter frosting and sprinkles on top, for good measure — this is the crowd-pleasing dessert you’ll be making for every occasion. To start you’ll need to make a big batch of chocolate chip cookie dough.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Galette des Brittany (Salted Butter Cookies)
Au revoir, Paris! Ann Mah takes us off the tourist path on a culinary tour of France’s favorite regional foods. Hailing from the region of Brittany, which is located on the far edge of northwestern France, these shortbread cookies may appear ordinary, but don’t be fooled by their plain-Jane appearance. These Breton biscuits are special because they rely on cultured butter to flavor them … and that’s it. No vanilla, no citrus zest — just high-quality, salted butter.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
My quest for a peanut butter cookie that's thick and soft, that bends rather than breaks when folded in two, has come to a glorious end.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: 4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies
Are you ready to be a snack hero in four ingredients? These banana-based mini cookies taste like banana bread and coconut macaroons had a delicious chocolate-covered baby. These cookies come together quickly, are naturally gluten-free and nut-free, and can be made vegan with the right chocolate. And they will totally bust your 3 p.m. slump or make you the coolest mom ever for serving cookies after school.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Roll-Out Chocolate Cookies
This chocolate cookie is a master of many disguises, all tucked into the guise of a quite specific purpose. It is a roll-out cookie that is made with a dough you will simply love to work with. It’s crazy forgiving, re-rollable, re-chillable, and re-freezable. What makes it so versatile and, yes, masterful is that it also tastes like cocoa without being bitter or insanely sweet and bakes up soft in the middle (orwith the most incredible crackly crisp with a little more oven time).
May 1, 2019
This Is the Most Popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on Pinterest
It's been saved over 138,000 times on the platform this year alone.
May 1, 2019
These Trail Mix Cookies Will Fuel Your Weekend Adventures
Weekends are for adventuring. Maybe that means you take a day trip to check out a new-to-you area, maybe that means you go for a 3-mile hike, or maybe that means you spend all day cleaning and tackling your to-do list. Regardless of what your weekend looks like, you’re going to need some fuel. Instead of grabbing a granola bar or some trail mix (that’s for boring weekdays, guys), treat yourself to some of these trail mix cookies!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Quick One-Bowl White Chocolate Cranberry Bar Cookies
The holiday season is approaching — do you have your go-to cookie recipe ready? Spritz cookies involve careful pressing, and Linzer cookies require filling and decorating. These cookies, however — lightly scented with orange zest and studded with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries — are full of holiday flavor and take next to no time to pull together.
May 1, 2019
I’m Obsessed with This Kid-Friendly Cookie-Decorating Tool
Every December, my nearby nieces and nephews join my two kids at our house for a cookie-decorating party. On the surface this seems like a fun activity for the little ones, but in reality it’s just an excuse to drink wine with my sister-in-laws. I make a big batch of sugar cookies and royal icing and supply several bags of varying colors of icing for the kids to share.
May 1, 2019
The One Thing I Always Change in Any Cookie Recipe I Make
It’s often said that experience is the greatest teacher, and that is so true — especially in the kitchen. That’s why, after biting into enough batches of freshly baked cookies that just fell short of my delicious expectations, I started making a small change in my approach to baking. For maximum cookie goodness, I take a page out of my brownie playbook. Yes, brownies! Any time I bake batch of cookies, no matter the recipe, I treat them just like a batch of brownies.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Butter Pecan Sandies
While there are many things I can tell you about my grandfather, the one thing you should know is that he loved pecan sandies. In fact, I cannot bite into these buttery, nut-studded cookies without thinking of him. This version, which he’d heartily approve of, is firm and sturdy, and greets you with a crisp edge all around that softens as you get towards the center.
May 1, 2019
The Top 10 Cookies to Pair with a Glass of Milk
Without fail, every time we grab a few cookies for dessert, my husband’s first order of business is always to pour a tall glass of cold milk. It doesn’t matter if it’s chocolate-dipped shortbread, chewy oatmeal cookies, or jam-filled Linzer cookies, milk is a must. But really, who can blame him? Cookies are always better when partnered with a glass of milk — especially these 10 cookies.
May 1, 2019
5 Important Things to Know About Making Gingerbread Cookies
If your holiday baking plans include gingerbread cookies, you are in for a treat. These richly spiced cookies sweetened with molasses and brown sugar are a staple in my house every holiday season, and this year is no different. These five tips will help you bake up a truly delicious batch of gingerbread that’s wonderfully crisp and tender every time. While making gingerbread cookies is pretty easy, it’s not all that quick.
May 1, 2019
Here’s How to Get Round Slice-and-Bake Cookies Every Time
Growing up, those tubes of slice-and-bake cookies from the grocery store were the extent of my baking. It was the first treat I learned how to bake myself. When I’d slice the dough, however, it would often flatten on one side and become far from the perfect cookies pictured on the package. Now, as I make my own slice-and-bake cookies, I’ve learned a thing or two to help get that perfect round shape without fuss. Start by placing a generous piece of plastic wrap on a work surface.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies have long been one of my favorite holiday treats. I think it has something to do with the fact that they are just so overtly festive (they really only make an appearance between November and December!). But it’s not the little cut-out men that I adore — it’s these soft, thick, chewy rounds sweetened with molasses and coated with crunchy sugar to tame the spicy bite.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Double Vanilla Sablés
Vanilla often plays a supporting role in baked goods — a teaspoon or so gets tossed into a batter or dough without much thought. Here, it gets the attention it deserves and takes center stage, just in time for the holidays. While these cookies may look plain, they are anything but; their complexity is understated.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Macaroon Puffs
With their toasted, crisp exterior and sticky, sweet center, coconut macaroons are always a treat. Add a double-dose of chocolate (with mini chips studded throughout and a chocolate-slicked bottom), and these cookie plate must-haves will become a holiday staple. In our cooking lesson for basic macaroons, we suggests keeping your hands wet as you roll the sticky coconut mixture into balls. This small, simple step will prove extremely helpful, and I can’t recommend it enough.
May 1, 2019
Holiday Cookie Basics: 10 Essential Tips to Know Before You Begin Baking
We’re in the midst of the most wonderful time of the year: holiday baking season! Whether you’re a budding baker taking your baking sheets on their inaugural run or you’re a seasoned pro ready to fill your cookie tins again, it’s always helpful to have a quick refresher on the tips and tricks that will make your cookie baking adventures a sweet success.
May 1, 2019
5 Important Things to Know About Making Sugar Cookies
There’s perhaps nothing more classic than baking sugar cookies for the holidays and decorating them with plenty of icing. While the cookies are simple to make, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind that will ensure you bake your best batch ever. Here are five things to remember when you head into the kitchen. In our opinion, the best sugar cookies have a high proportion of butter and cream cheese.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Secret to Making the Best Sugar Cookies for Decorating
There are two types of sugar cookies in my book: the ones that are soft and tender and come out of the oven just a little puffed at the center, and the ones I make for decorating. When I’m after ultra-flat, crisp sugar cookies for decorating, I always make the dough using this simple trick. Most cookie recipes, including sugar cookies, start by creaming together the butter and sugar until pale in color with a light and fluffy texture.
May 1, 2019
Oreo Is Releasing 3 New Fan-Approved Flavors Next Year
If you could create any Oreo cookie combination, what would be at the top of your list? I think my personal choices might be cannoli, apple-tini, banana bread, Boston cream pie, German chocolate cake, candied jalapeño, and a double-stuff made with thin cookies. Okay fine, it’s not a flavor, but it would save me considerable time in removing the middles to make larger cookies! Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that?
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
My favorite kind of sugar cookies are the ones that bake up tall and pillowy, with that dense, gooey, and almost slightly under-baked center. This recipe channels everything there is to love about those cookies, and brings them to you in the form of a bar cookie. Top it with a thick swipe of lightly scented strawberry frosting and a shower of colorful sprinkles, and you’ve got a sweet Valentine’s Day treat to feed the classroom, your coworkers, or your book club buddies.
May 1, 2019
Gingerbread Palace
May 1, 2019
Sugar Cookie Capital
May 1, 2019
Cookieland Landing Page
May 1, 2019
One Thing You Really Need If You Want to Get Serious About Cookies in 2018
If you’re getting more and more serious about cookie baking (because, January), then there’s one thing you’re going to really need. You know, in addition to cookie dough, sheet pans, and a spatula. The answer: a cooling rack. Why? If you leave your treats on the sheet after you pull it out of the oven, carryover cooking can potentially burn your cookies — especially delicate ones like tuiles.
May 1, 2019
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Every Parent Should Memorize
It seems like at least once a year, the Internet loses its collective mind over a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe, right? In recent years, that honor has gone to Instagram-ready favorites like Sarah Kieffer’s pan-banging chocolate chip cookies, or Alison Roman’s salted chocolate chip shortbread cookies.
May 1, 2019
10 Simple Cakes, Bars & Cookies to Bake This Summer
Summer might not be prime baking season, as you likely don’t want to turn on your oven more than you have to, but, given all the juicy fruit that’s in abundance, we’re not giving up all together! Those strawberries and stone fruit deserve to be baked into a cake and I’ll crank up my AC just to do so. These simple recipes are so ripe for the season that they will have you doing the same.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Witches’ Hats Halloween Cookies
Hershey’s Kisses were invented in 1907; how long do you think it took some bright witch to realize that the Kisses plus a cookie made the absolute easiest Halloween treat of all time? You hardly need a recipe for these classic treats, in which chocolate cookies are transformed into witches’ hats. These cookie-meets-candy cuties are perfect if you need a quick treat for a Halloween party or just something fun to do with your little kids in the days leading up to the spooky day.
May 1, 2019
Partner
Recipe: Soft & Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Classic chewy gingerbread gets a surprising chocolate twist!
May 1, 2019
The Best Type of Chocolate to Use for Making Buckeyes
Named for their resemblance to the nuts from the Ohio buckeye tree, buckeyes are the impossibly delicious confection made with a ball of smooth peanut butter coated nearly all the way — save for a small area around the top — with a layer of chocolate. When choosing chocolate for this sweet holiday treat, the options are plenty, including chips, wafers, and chocolate bars. But it’s important to remember that not all varieties of chocolate are created equal.
May 1, 2019
This Is the Most Popular Cookie Recipe on Pinterest
And it couldn't be easier.
May 1, 2019
Christina Tosi Shares Her Favorite $4 Ingredient for Better Cookies
Want to make the greatest version of your favorite cookies this holiday season? Of course you do. (Me too!) It turns out that the key to making truly outstanding and memorable cookies doesn’t involve a top-secret recipe, super-fancy chocolate, or expensive ingredients. According to Christina Tosi, the dessert genius behind Milk Bar, the secret is an inexpensive staple stocked in your grocery store’s baking aisle that you’re probably overlooking.
May 1, 2019
Oreo’s New $20 Music Player Is Actually Kind of Delightful
If you’ve ever been tempted to wrap up a package of Oreos, slap it with a sparkly bow, and call it a holiday present for the biggest chocolate sandwich cookie lover in your life, this year that’s finally socially acceptable. The omniscient powers that be at Mondelez have concocted a new (very special) package of Oreos meant to give as a gift. Presenting … the Oreo Music Box! As you can see, this is not your average package of Oreos.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Black Sesame-Espresso Pinwheel Shortbread Cookies
Although I could eat tahini with a spoon and have a heavy hand with sesame seeds, I’d always dismissed black sesame as a fleeting Instagram-fueled trend. But when I tried the flavor firsthand (in a cookie, no less) I immediately understood the hype — and gained a newfound interest in the black sesame treats that had taken over my feed. Its deep, nutty flavor adds a slight savoriness to baked goods, making these pinwheel cookies suitable for brunch or a mid-morning snack.
Apr 30, 2019
These Cherry Chocolate Cookies Are an Instant Favorite
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. The best cookie is the one that is right in front of you. All cookies are delicious the way all dogs are cute, but even so, this chocolate chip and tart cherry cookie is special. Oatmeal makes it chewy; brown sugar and butter make it crisp.
Mar 24, 2019
This Is the Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob
Kitchn’s Delicious Links column highlights recipes we’re excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites. A few weeks ago, the Kitchn staff rounded up a list of their favorite guilty-pleasure kitchen gadgets, and my admission was my all-time favorite uni-tasker: a plastic butter spreader. Call it completely unnecessary, but I literally could not live without this handheld stick of butter during the summer months.
Aug 14, 2018
If You Love Milk & Cookies, You Need to Make This Cake
Dunking a cookie in a cold glass of milk is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The crispy cookie slightly softens as it absorbs the milk, while the milk takes on the cookie’s flavor. When you’re done eating your cookie (or, who are we kidding, a few cookies) you get to wash it down with that sweet glass of milk — it’s basically a two-for-one deal. Kitchn contributor Tessa Huff played off this nostalgic treat and transformed it into a whimsical three-layer cake.
Mar 29, 2017
5 Cute & Easy Ways to Package Cookies for Gifting
If you’ve decided to give the gift of cookies this holiday season, I applaud you. I’m always ready to cookie-it-up all season long. By that, I mean make them, bake them, and, if all goes as planned, give most of them away. (Although, if you’re like me, the act sometimes becomes a game of “one for you, one for me.”) And while just the act of making and baking something homemade for your friends and family is enough, I tend to think wrapping them up is half the fun.
Dec 7, 2016
Make Gingerbread Cookies for the Smell of It
I recently had my first gingerbread cookie of the season, purchased from my favorite local bakery. It was everything a good one should be — yet it was missing something. Sure it was chewy and extra spicy, but there was no warm, sweet smell of molasses, ginger, and cinnamon wafting from my kitchen as I ate it. The mingling of warm spices and sweet, slightly bitter molasses gives gingerbread cookies a smell unique to them alone.
Dec 5, 2016
These Strawberry Shortcake Macarons Are a Lesson in Adorable
If you are a Pinterest addict like I am, you may also find that you’ve become fluent in a whole new internet language: twee. When you come across a recipe for a cake that has ombre frosting and has an adorable heart on the inside when it’s cut open, well, you know it’s kinda insane, but you love it anyway because it’s just so stinking cute. These strawberry shortcake macarons also fall into this category. Making macarons is not easy.
Apr 15, 2015
The Secret of Beautifully Decorated Cookies Is a Cheap Squeeze Bottle
I don’t know about you, but decorating cookies is not my strong point. Those glazed and gilded holiday cookies seem to require so much technical skill — I’m a baker, darn it, not a painter! But then I discovered an easier way: the lowly and inexpensive plastic squeeze bottle. It’s your secret weapon for gorgeous cookies.
Dec 15, 2014
Simple and Sweet: Swiss Walnut Cookies
This time of year it seems everywhere you go—from the office to grandma’s living room, from your friend’s apartment to your partner’s holiday party—you find a plate of cookies: decadent, sweet, sticky. It’s wonderful and enjoyable, but if you’re like me, at some point all that gooey sweetness fails to satisfy, and you find yourself wanting to nibble on something a little lighter, simpler, yet still festive and fitting to the season.
Dec 11, 2012
How Much Gingerbread Would It Take To Build a Life-Size Gingerbread House?
Get ready to file this away in your Ideas for Party Small Talk file, folks, because we’re about to break it down: just how much gingerbread would it take to build a life-size gingerbread house? We know you’ve thought about it. A lot. Ok, fine. Maybe not a lot. Whatever. The point is, we have an answer.
Dec 6, 2012
Better Than a Piñata: Halloween Trick-or-Treat Cookies from Not Martha
I always admire the holiday projects Megan at Not Martha comes up with (remember these gingerbread houses that perch on the edge of a mug?). But she’s outdone herself this Halloween, with trick-or-treat cookies with, yes, a trick or a treat inside!Megan always seems to do her most creative projects at Halloween, like her Tentacle Pot Pie, and Meat Hand. (Gory!) But I really love these little cookies the best out of all her projects, I think.
Oct 31, 2012
Beatrix Potter’s Recipe for Gingerbread
Today Beatrix Potter’s very rare personal recipe book will go on sale in London. The children’s author is most famously known for creating the Peter Rabbit stories (although there are no recipes for rabbit in the book!). The 161-year-old book recipe book is full of what were most likely family recipes, probably handed down over generations, with recipes for sponge cake, roast turkey, curry, and gingerbread.
Sep 27, 2012
Elegant Appetizer: Savory Shortbread
At a recent gathering, my host served the most unusual of cookies along with a whiskey cocktail. What I thought was a sweet cookie, was in fact, a savory version. Turns out salty shortbread, dotted with oats and rosemary, is much tastier than the traditional sugar variety.We featured Sara Kate’s famed savory oatmeal cookies a few weeks ago, and now that I’ve tried savory shortbread, I have to say I’m well on board with this idea.
Apr 16, 2012
Delicious and Innovative: 5 Surprising Cookie Mix-Ins
If you’re anything like me, you have your very favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, although you may occasionally stray into chocolate cookie land or thumbprint terrain during the holidays. I remain pretty true to what I know to be good. That being said, I’ve done a lot of experimenting with interesting flavor profiles and have discovered a few wonderful additions to your favorite cookie recipe.
Mar 29, 2012
Soft, Crispy, Chewy: 5 Flour-Free Cookie Recipes
You’re likely hiding under a rock if you’re not spotting gluten-free baked goods in your local coffee shop, grocery store, and bakery. For those suffering from Celiac’s disease and gluten sensitivities, this is a welcome change. And the rest of us? There’s a slow and steady interest in baked goods that don’t rely on flour for reasons other than health: simplicity, flavor, and even economy.
Mar 1, 2012
Recipe: No-Bake Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies
This past weekend was a big football game for my boyfriend and me. Our respective colleges happen to be old rivals, and once a year our love for each other is compromised only by our love for the game. We surround those four treacherous quarters with friends, family, and good food. It just makes the tension seem a little bit more bearable. It just so happens that my boyfriend’s family is famous for their tailgating skills. I’m not joking here; these guys are pros.
Nov 14, 2011
Recipe: Drunken Molasses Cookies With Ginger
Around the holidays there’s this influx of spices. All of a sudden every coffee shop and bakery has things laced with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Like everyone else I stuff my chubby little cheeks with as much seasonal flavor but when it comes to making snacks for my own home, I’m looking for something more subtle.
Nov 8, 2011
Book Review: One Sweet Cookie by Tracy Zabar
There are hundreds of cookie cookbooks out there, so why does the world need yet another?In her recent compilation, Tracy Zabar gathers her favorite recipes from world-renowned chefs, bakers, and food personalities into one inspiring, beautiful and delicious little cookie book.The back story? Zabar wanted to have a cookie swap with her friends, but excuses and impossible scheduling continued to get in the way and it became clear pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to happen.
Sep 30, 2011
LU Pim’s Pear Cookies: Ode to a Hard to Find Favorite
You may know LU cookies and crackers – the European brand has been popping up across this country more and more. They make a delicious cake cookie filled with jam and dipped in dark chocolate called Pim’s. But one flavor just hasn’t made the jump across the pond.Pim’s cookies are laughably easy to find in my neighborhood. They’re sold at Duane Reade, a drugstore chain that seems to have just about as many locations as Starbucks in NYC.
Sep 7, 2011
Homemade Nutter Butters
Right around this time every year, I start thinking of recipes I can make for my extended family when we’re all together over the July 4th holiday. Pies are always a given; cookies are always a must. So this year, I thought it would be fun to bake up some nostalgic favorites that the adults would fondly remember and the kids would just love because, hey, it’s a sandwich cookie.So where did I turn? Brandi Henderson’s lovely blog: I Made That.
Jun 14, 2011
Easy Dessert Recipe: Crisp Meringues with Whipped Cream
When I was in Switzerland last autumn, our hosts served us a very simple dessert that nevertheless made me sit up and take notice. They told us that it is a favorite dessert in that region: Large, crisp meringues purchased from the grocery store, served with barely-sweetened whipped cream. Together the crisp meringue and soft cream melted together into one sweet yet simple, rich yet light dessert. This is just about the simplest dessert imaginable.
May 13, 2011
8 Things To Add To Cookies Without Altering The Recipe
1. Dried Fruits: Dried fruits are easy to add, but there is one trick that’s extra important. Make sure to soak them in hot water for 30 minutes before adding. That way they don’t wick moisture from your existing recipe and will help punctuate the dough with their sweetness instead. 2. Chocolate: There really isn’t many a cookie that can’t take a handful of chocolate being added to it.
Dec 13, 2010
Snickerdoodle Hack: Spirals!
Wandering in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco the other day, I came across a street cart called Sweet Constructions. There, among many delicious looking delicacies (pictured above), I saw what looked like a mini cinnamon bun but the sign said snickerdoodles. How exciting! I took a sample home (along with its creator’s email address) to see if I could duplicate it.It’s a good thing I got that email address.
Jul 16, 2010
Olympic Rings Cookies from Cakespy
Uh-oh! Another cute Olympic treat! This is one of our picks this week from our friends at Serious Eats. Read on for a few more favorites, including a tutorial on making clarified butter, and recipes for some of our favorite vegetables, like Brussels sprouts and broccoli raab.• Cakespy: Olympic Ring Cookies – Groovy!• Broccoli Rabe with Chiles and Garlic – Garlic and chili-infused oil? Yes please!
Feb 18, 2010
A Fast Way to Bake Cookies: Use a Waffle IronFine Cooking
We don’t have a waffle iron. It’s one of those small appliances that’s only good for one thing, and we don’t eat that one thing often enough to warrant owning one.But if we could use it to make cookies? Maybe we’d reconsider.We saw this tip at Fine Cooking and were immediately intrigued. Crispy, chewy, thick oatmeal chocolate chip cookies baked in 90 seconds, just like a waffle. What do you think?
Nov 5, 2009