Basic Cookie Dough:
The recipe below is a combination of a few recipes. Enjoy.
2 and 1/2 cups flour (a little more than this is BETTER than a little less)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon corn starch (optional!! It offers your cookies a “soft baked” [...]
Heart Day approaches and you need to make these. I’ve posted and reposted this but there is not a better sugar cookie. Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day.
The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 cup shortening (butter flavor is best)
2 cups sugar
I’ve told you I don’t like cereal. But I should be clear. I don’t like cereal as a breakfast–it is simply not meant to be a meal. In fact do you remember when we were growing up, cereal was always advertised as “part of a complete breakfast”–which included a slice of toast and a glass [...]Continue Reading →
There is a famous pastry at my alma mater. The mint brownie. Most students love it, a few hate it. You judge for yourself.
This confection consists of three different layers: A brownie-like base, a mint filling, and a chocolate frosting. The recipe below makes a large batch (2 9×13 lasagna pans [...]
Once in a while I’ll use a recipe so much that over time it morphs into a slightly different recipe. You may remember that I told you about my favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip recipe that I used…um…a little too much last summer. This summer, I’m using it just as much. But [...]Continue Reading →
I love ginger snaps. But must they snap? I’ve never been a fan of the snapping. If you are getting on the roller coaster ride that is Holiday Cooking, here is a ticket. Add this soft cookie to your list. It is a staple in our home. Not only do these taste amazing, they make [...]Continue Reading →
It is that time of the year. Can you believe it? Time for costumes, cinnamon sticks, orange leaves, and oh so much more. I thought we’d ease in to the beauty of autumnal life with an oldie but goodie. I’m sure many of you already have a pumpkin cookie recipe. But who doesn’t love these [...]Continue Reading →
I have to be honest with you about this recipe. And don’t be mad. After talking to several friends about our doings this summer, we all agreed on one thing: We gained weight. Ouch. But, I’m here to tell you why I’m a bit chunkier now than I was in June. It’s because of the [...]Continue Reading →
Friends, it’s that time of the year.
Yes, clementines are here. But I’m talking about Cookie Time. There are so many possibilities and we all have our favorites. But I’ll start with the most simple cookie. They go by so many names: mexican wedding cakes, russian tea cakes, snowballs. It doesn’t matter what [...]Continue Reading →