Cocoatmeal Cookies

When oatmeal is present in a cookie or other sweet treat, do not mistake its presence as a means to force health onto unsuspecting confection ingesting participants who simply want to satisfy a sweet tooth. While, yes it might stand as a comforting mental trick to quell feelings of guilt that might accompany the consumption…

Oat Couture

Take advantage of one truly great aspect of cookies by tailor making them based on preference or curiosity. A great base for oatmeal cookies can be transformed by the addition of raisins, white chocolate chips, apricots (Ooo that would be good!), a swirl of peanut butter, or any possible combination that is limited only by…

CocoMond Cookies

My Bearded Man Boy Husband lacks one highly sophisticated component to perfect a palette capable of fully appreciating the finer things in life, at least from a gourmet perspective. He was born without a sweet tooth. It is not so much that he does not LIKE sweets, he just does not crave them and would…

Have Your Cookie and Frost it Too

This versatile and creamy concoction can be used to top anything that makes sense to be topped with chocolate frosting. Keep in mind, we are all different so what makes sense to you might not make sense to me. That is ok. I support anyone exercising their free will as long as it does not cause…

As American As Apple Butter

Desserts that manage to mimic an American Flag are super impressive.  I enjoy admiring these creations, while setting up an innocuously subtle plate of these cookies right next door. Inspired by one of the most quintessential American desserts, Apple Pie, the concentrated flavor of apple butter infuses rich apple flavor into these cookies. Studded with…

OReeseo Bars

I am not the first to attempt this tectonic treat. I walk in the footsteps of giants who have already successfully combined milk chocolate with peanut butter and chocolate cookie wafer with frosting. I follow in the wake of magicians who have already skillfully sandwiched these well-known confections between batter and dough and layered them…

Too Many Cookies in the Kitchen

A request for road trip cookies sparked a baking frenzy. An exhibition in over achievement in which dozens of cookies in two different flavors were mixed, scooped, and baked to sustain a grand total of 4 people travelling north for a long weekend. Needless to say, there were leftovers. A predicament of this magnitude had…

Almond Night Long

The delicate sweetness of almonds is showcased in these cookies that house an arsenal of almond attributes. Smooth amaretto is bolstered by the creaminess of almond butter. Light and chewy, these little circles feature the crunch of slivered almonds that double as a great nibble during the baking process. 1 ¾ Cup AP Flour 1…

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcookies

A warm oven transforms dough and candy into delectable cookie nests that softly envelop rich Reese’s Cups. 1 Package Miniature Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Cups 1 ¾ Cup AP Flour 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt 1 Stick Butter, Room Temperature 1 Egg, Room Temperature 1 ¼ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Tsp. Vanilla…

Shadow Cookies

AKA Oatmeal Chocolate Chip What these cookies lack in thickness, they make up for in an immersive textural experience. Crisp edges, craggy oatmeal, and a softy chewy center rounded out with smooth chocolate… these wispy cookies are as seemingly simple yet actually complex as a shadow. While baking often requires precision, I often prefer to…

Peanut Butter Apricot Thumbprints

Sunday afternoons are for Beer and Baking. After making my favorite chocolate chip recipe, the need to bake persisted, so I found some other ingredients and this was the result! Preheat oven to 350° F 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar 1 egg, room temperature 2 tsp. Vanilla ¾…