Cinco de Mayo Chocolate Cookies

Cinco de Mayo is a few days away  and a decision on a dessert to serve needed to be made. I originally thought of a flan, then maybe some kind of a churro dessert. I then considered traditional Mexican cookies such as wedding or polvorones. I finally settled on these flavorful cookies full of 2 … Continue reading

Hugging Easter Bunny Cookies

Happy Easter! What better way to celebrate than to make a batch of these cute hugging Easter bunny cookies. These rabbit cookies can hug M&M peanuts – my favorite (Easter colors), raw natural whole almonds (Jordan almonds would be good too), sugar-free mini jelly beans and carrot sugar decorations – cutest. You could also use … Continue reading

Mini Football Oreos Covered In Chocolate

Are you ready for some football – maybe all the great commercials at least!  Superbowl is not too far off; February 4th, and I wanted to share this new mini mold with you. Back in 2012 I posted the larger version of these tasty cookies.   Then spinningleaf.com came out with this new “mini” version. … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Oreo Gingerbread Men

I just received this cute Christmas Gingerbread Men  mold (along with the tree and poinsettia) in time to make some for the holidays. Two day priority mail took 9 days – such is the post office this time of year! I have quite a collection of mini and regular sized molds that I have posted … Continue reading

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies and a White Russian

This is the best chocolate chip cookie you will ever have the pleasure of eating, if you have some patience. Why? Because you need to brown the butter and make the dough the day before and refrigerate it. This allows the dough to fully hydrate and prevents the cookies from spreading too much. I have … Continue reading

Limoncello Cookies of Sorrento

Lemons, and lots of them, are used to make up the Italian liqueur and digestive, Limoncello. But only the freshly peeled lemon rinds are used. This liqueur is unique to Campania and several areas claim parentage including Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. I recently purchased a cookbook called  NAPLES and the Amalfi Coast, fourth title in … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

Thumbprint cookies are fun to make because you can add any filling you want – this is a cookie that can be made to your taste and of course your family. I was thinking about Valentine’s Day and something sweet to make and this cookie popped up. First as an email from KAF (King Arthur Flour) … Continue reading

Decorating Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread cookies probably are at the top of my list of favorite Holiday cookies. There are so many ways to decorate gingerbread men but I thought these three were really cute ideas. How about a gingerbread man hugging a tiny graham teddy bear? What a great idea coming from Christmas Cookies by Better Homes and Gardens. Are these … Continue reading