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

Honey-Orange Madeleine Santas

Ho!Ho!Ho! I made my first madeleines back in 1994. How do I know – well I saved this May, 1994 recipe from Bon Appetit and wrote “great – G’s favorite”. G of course is Gene, my best friend, hubby and companion for so many years. I made two other recipes at the time from Chocolatier … Continue reading

Witches’ Fingers Cookies

It’s that time of the year when I am thinking about Fall, apples and pumpkins and such and then of course one of my favorite holidays, Halloween.  I seem to be on a “witches fingers kick” with Chocolate Covered Halloween Pretzle Fingers so now I am adding some very cute cookies you can make. Martha … Continue reading

Michigan Windmill Cookies

My niece and I made these cookies in a Zingerman’s Bakehouse Detroit Classics class back in June. We used a windmill cookie cutter instead of a speculaas mold (see pictures below). I have provided instructions for making molded cookies or using cookie cutters. First a little history… Back in 1926 the Steenstra family immigrated to … Continue reading

Oreo Holiday Lollipops

Happy Holidays to everyone with one last treat – Oreo Lollipops!  While shopping recently at my local baking store they had these cute chocolate covered Oreos on a stick for sale.   I knew I  could make these at home and I already had everything but the Oreo cookies.  I bought two sizes; double-stuff and … Continue reading

How to Eat a Gingerbread Man Cookie

This baking journey started back in July, 2014  when a fellow blogger posted a recipe for her blue partially eaten gingerbread men.  Yes, one cookie cutter’s head was missing, another the right arm and the third cookie cutter had a left leg missing.  Katkapow made sugar cookies for a friend’s baby shower and she tinted them … Continue reading

My Holiday Cookie Table

Actually there are more than just cookies that we made this year, as nuts and fudge were added to have a nice variety.  A sister came up for the weekend and we made 8 different treats for the holiday season.  I am blessed to have two sisters, my best friends, to share so much with. … Continue reading

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Thumbprint Cookies

I keep telling myself not to make any new recipes and post all of the drafts I have (which I have been trying to do)  but I could not resist these cookies by Joy The Baker.  Especially, since this is the holiday season and people want to see yummy desserts.  This delicious recipe appeared in … Continue reading