Tag Archives: cookies

Easter shortbread

Jamie shared her basic “base” recipe, which I modified a bit, because I wanted to scale back the recipe. I added pumpkin pie spice too, but you could omit that and throw in whatever zests, nuts or spices you like best.
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Sugar cookies I can’t put down

This recipe could be dangerous. Very, very dangerous.

Those cookies look innocent enough, right? Simple, unassuming sugar cookies. Plain Jane. Run-of-the-Mill. Ho-hum. Take ‘em or leave ‘em. Been there, tasted that. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
But there are two things you should know
One: This is THE BEST sugar cookie I’ve ever tasted. Satisfyingly soft and chewy in the [...]

No more waiting for Thin Mints

*This post was featured on The Kitchn on 3/4/09!
The Girl Scouts are such teases.
Each winter, they come around with their cookie order forms, and their sales pitches for thin mints and caramel delights and peanut butter patties. They entice you to forget your New Year’s resolutions and order a box or two or ten of [...]

Christmas cookie FAIL

I wanted to log into this blog and write a lovely, festive, make-your-mouth-water post about Christmas cookies. I really did.
I wanted to show you a beautiful plate of cookies like this (only, you know, ones that *I* baked):
But the kitchen gods had other plans. And my attempt to make Christmas tree shaped spritz cookies was [...]

What’s your cooking obsession?

I love this essay from Lee Stokes Hilton from Sunday’s New York Times: For This Baker, the Cookie Is a Canvas
I’m going into the city today,” I say.
“What for?” my husband asks.
I admit it: I am obsessed with sprinkles. I began to suspect as much when I went shopping for storage containers to hold my jars [...]

The secret step to really great cookies

There’s a great story on NYTimes.com about one of my all-time favorite foods: chocolate chip cookies.
Perfection? Hint: It’s Warm and Has a Secret
By David Leite
Published: July 9, 2008

TOO bad sainthood is not generally conferred on bakers, for there is one who is a possible candidate for canonization. She fulfills most of the requirements: (1) She’s [...]