Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies have become such a classic, especially at Christmas and they came about by accident! It might be hard for some of you guys to imagine a life without this ubiquitous cookie, but they weren’t around until Mrs. Freda Smith of Ohio entered her mistake into the 1957 Pillsbury Cook-Off and won 2nd place.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies

Just the other day I got an email from the New York Times “What to cook this week.” Do you get them? They charge a subscription for their site but you can view the recipes in the email at no cost, at least for a while. They’ve become kind of a highlight for me, just a minute or two of reading editor Sam Sifton talk about food. One of the food items he mentioned recently was German Chocolate Cookies.

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies

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Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Swirl Meringue 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. And these Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies are helping me!

Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

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Gingersnap Cookies - perfect for the Holiday.

Gingersnaps

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.

Gingersnap Cookies - perfect for the Holiday.

Gingersnap Cookies – perfect for the Holiday.

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