Posts Tagged: cookies

Buttery Bakery Spritz Cookies

It is holiday cookie time, for sure, and these spritz-like cookies are a delicious addition to my cookie tray this year.  They have a tender crumb and deep almond flavor, and they are piped rather than pressed. Here’s the recipe: Print Buttery Bakery Spritz Ingredients 1 lb . butter (4 sticks) 3/4 cup almond paste […]

The Levain Bakery Cookie Experience

Raise your hand if you have never had a cookie from Levain Bakery.  Well, if you raised your hand and you’re ever in New York City, you’ve got to pay them a visit.  There is some kind of cookie magic going on there, and the cookies are seriously incredible. First, they are huge.  And when […]

Giant Ginger Cookies II

All I can say about these cookies is that they are completely and totally DELICIOUS.  I was going to a friend’s house for the weekend and thought these would be the perfect seasonal, spicy cookies to go along with a hot cup of coffee or a steaming cup of tea.  (or to munch on during […]

Snowflake-Stamped Shortbread Cookies

  In honor of the 6″ of snow that fell yesterday, I baked a batch of snowflake-stamped shortbread cookies.  How thrilling it was to see this much snow in the first week of November…and oh SO soon after Hurricane Sandy.  Joy. I purchased this Rycraft cookie stamp quite a while ago and became totally discouraged […]

Baby Bib Sugar Cookies

One of my lovely nieces is expecting a baby in December, and her mom asked me to bake a special cookie that we could present to the shower guests as a little thank you.  After looking at (and buying) too many adorable cookie cutters, the bib was the winner.  I liked the size, shape and […]

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Yes.  It is 100 degrees outside and I’m still baking.  (Isn’t EVERY baker inspired when the thermostat rises past 90 degrees??) Well, if you love coconut like I love coconut, you’ll crank up your oven and give these macaroons a go.  They are SO moist and delectable, and the finishing dip into melted chocolate puts […]

Glazed Anisette Biscotti

The thin glaze on these tasty biscotti pushes them way over the top into extreme deliciousness.  Light toasting keeps them firm, but the crumb remains soft and tender.  I am not a huge fan of the super-crunchy-break-your-teeth versions of biscotti, which are great for dunking if you’re the type who likes to drench your cookies […]

Mother’s Day 2012: Our 3rd Aa-nniversary

Little a and I broke from our past tradition of going to the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, on Mother’s Day, and opted to spend the day together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. First up, brunch with the family at this wonderful little eatery called Anella.  The weather was sunny and warm, with […]

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti – The “points plus” way

Okay.  We’ve all seen Jennifer Hudson and have heard her pitch the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program. So maybe I’ve eaten one too many cookies, or maybe one too many slices of cake (just one, mind you), but she looks so terrific that I thought I’d give the program a try.  Truth be known, […]

Spring Peanut Butter Cookies

M&M’s makes these “speck-tacular” peanut butter eggs, and I couldn’t resist baking up a batch of peanut butter cookies and topping each with a yummy candy. I used this Classic Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, but I substituted 1/2 cup Crisco for one stick of butter, and I increased the flour from 2 1/2 cups to […]

Easter Cookies

Here’s  a small sampling of the Easter cutout cookies that took me 10 hours to decorate yesterday.  There were 54.  When all was said and done, I did a little internet research to look for any shortcuts that would help get me out of the kitchen sooner.  Turns out, Sweetopia offers some sample schedules to […]

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

If you don’t love-love soft, colorful, happy, pretty sprinkles, these cookies are NOT for you.  If you are like me, however, and crave them on cake, cookies, chocolate dipped pretzels and Carvel soft vanilla swirl ice cream (the best), then go ahead and take the butter out of the fridge…you are in for a treat. […]

Wedding Shower Cookies

I’m going to a bridal shower on Sunday for my beautiful niece, Nicole.  I baked these as a surprise and I have to say that I had a really good time creating them.  It took three batches of sweetsugarbelle’s sugar cookies to make 50 large cookies and, instead of making the royal icing from scratch, […]

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

I like peanut butter cookies, but I hardly ever add them to a cookie tray as the aroma (like mint) tends to attach itself to all the other cookies and, before you know it, you have a peanut butter extravaganza. So, for me, these cookies are a stand-alone favorite, and Betty Crocker seems to do […]

Almond Joy Cookies

I love Love LOVE Almond Joy candy bars.  So much so that I buy bags of them every Halloween knowing full well that it’s not a favorite amongst trick-or-treaters and knowing full well that there’ll be a ton left over for me.  As candy goes, I can’t think of a more perfect combination…creamy coconut, sweet […]