Just the other day I got an email from the New York Times “What to cook this week.” Do you get them? They’ve become kind of a highlight for me, just a minute or two of reading Sam Sifton talk about food. One of the food items he mentioned recently was German Chocolate Cookies.
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas.” That song has been echoing in my mind. A little Christmas. A simple Christmas. I don’t know if I can hold onto that zen when I visit my daughter & the”littles” over the holidays, but I’m hanging on to that feeling now.
Gingersnaps make me absolutely nostalgic. They take me right back to childhood and baking with my Mom We kids would kneel on a chair at the kitchen table so we could reach and we’d take turns dipping a glass in sugar and gently pressing down the gingersnaps before they baked.
If there’s ever a cookie that screams “Christmas” it has to be a White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookie. And so I dutifully waited until after Thanksgiving to post these lovelies.
When I was little, I have very fond memories of making cookies with my Mom. Well, she made them and we pressed the forks into them to make a cross-hatch – and they were always peanut butter. But at my friend Lynette’s house, they made all kinds of things! Including Pumpkin Drop Cookies.
It might seem like my blog has a lot to do with baking, lately. I’ve been updating my dessert menu; organizing it properly and that means posting the results. So if you’re tired of it, thanks for bearing with me – but now here’s a “Must Make” Cookie. Jaques Torres’ Chocolate Mudslide Cookies.
Do you want a big, delicious bakery style cookie just chock full of chocolate and toffee like these White Lace Inn Oatmeal Chocolate Toffee Cookies? I betchya do. Even if you didn’t know it before now.
My Dad’s been asking for Oatmeal Cookies for longer than I care to admit. And we had three, yes, three cartons of Old Fashioned Oats in the cupboard. And so here they are, the best Oatmeal Cookies, ever! And my Dad thinks so, too!! 🙂 It always tickles me pink to get a thumbs up from my Dad!
I am a sucker for really good, ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies. In my opinion, just forget the apple pie; there’s probably nothing that says “American” quite like chocolate chip cookies.
Here’s another of my very favorite cookies, and surprise, it’s yet another “Classic” recipe. But I’m sure you’ll believe me when I say I make the BEST tea cakes. Absolutely the BEST tea cakes. They’re tremendous. No one else can make tea cakes like me…
When I make Christmas cookies, Cocoa Snowflakes are always on the list. Why? Well, there’s chocolate. And there’s that almost chewy texture that works so nicely with the crispier sides and bottom of the cookie.
Don’t you just love a classic Snickerdoodle? Crispy edges, chewy center with that very distinctive taste. They’re downright addictive.
These Date Pinwheels were my Grandmother Irene’s recipe. My Mom’s Mom, and of all the cookies our family had at Christmas, these were my favorite. When Grandma thought I was old enough, she let me slice the cookie rolls into coins & I remember how hard I’d concentrate to try to get them perfect!
Molasses Spice Cookies. If any single food item can define a season, it has to be this mixture of molasses and spices that heralds in late fall to early winter. Warm, earthy, just a bit soft and chewy, these Molasses Spice Cookies are perfection. If I do say so myself! And I do! 🙂
I have more than a few posts that should have been gotten out before the holidays, but better late than never? It feels a bit like post-Holidayliptic Fall Out to share them now! I mean when a holiday is over, it’s over and few people want to continue to indulge (or bake) after Christmas. But I just had to share my Classic Tea Thumbprint Cookies. Make them now (leftover cranberry sauce is great in the middle) or pin them for next year.
Biscotti is crazy inexpensive to make, and crazy good. Frugal by nature, made with the simplest of ingredients, these crispy little chocolate and vanilla cookies are a perfect of example of the sum equaling more than the parts.