Browsing All Posts filed under »Desserts«

Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

December 11, 2011


I have been making these cookies for well over a decade now, always at Christmas.  They are a crisper butter cookie, flavored with chocolate, rum, and walnuts.  I got the recipe from a friend who made them for a cookie exchange, and she had gotten the recipe from a magazine.  I don’t even remember now […]

12 Days of Cookies: Orange-Molasses Drops (#5)

December 10, 2011


These cookies just say CHRISTMAS in all caps.  They are spicy, crunchy, and filled with the classic flavors of the holiday. These cookies also passed our rigorous taste examination.  They are not as heavy in the butter and sugar department, so they make the perfect after-school snack with a class of milk or warm cocoa. […]

12 Days of Cookies: Mexican Wedding Cookies (#4)

December 9, 2011


These cookies were very common in bakeries in the area where I grew up in California.  Sometimes the bakery versions were good.  But sometimes they were disgusting.  I had been making these at home for a while, and was used to the tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle walnut-ty flavor.  I was at a bakery and […]

12 Days of Cookies: Cranberry Orange Thumbprints, #3

December 4, 2011


I did mention that I like thumbprint cookies, right? Well, here is another one that we tried last week.  My daughter has been on a cooking spree!  I am proud to say that although we are making a lot of cookies, we have been so well behaved.  I have limited myself to two cookies a […]

12 Days of Cookies, “Birds’ nest” Thumbprint Cookies (#2)

December 3, 2011


I love thumbprint cookies in all their varieties.  Buttery shortbread, perfectly complemented by sweet jam, tart curd, or velvety chocolate.  I have tried many varieties.  This is one variety we tried this year and I thought they turned out delicious.  I will definitely be making these again. Like most thumbprint cookies, they are better the […]

12 Days of Cookies: White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies (#1)

December 3, 2011


Let’s see how far I get with this idea. I love love love Christmas cookies, and coming up with the idea of 12 cookie posts during the Christmas season gives me a fabulous excuse to make them. And eat them. There won’t be a post every day, but I am hoping to post 12 different […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Bars: Thanksgiving Countdown #4

November 10, 2011


              Wow.  That’s all I will say. Deciding to do a Thanksgiving countdown gives me permission to try new Thanksgiving and Autumn inspired recipes.  And, as always happens when you try new recipes, not all of them work.  Sometimes they are just so-so.  Not so blog worthy.  Yesterday for […]

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce: Thanksgiving Countdown #3

November 8, 2011


I think it is nice to offer your Thanksgiving guests something other than pie.  Not everyone likes pie.  But even pie lovers will make room for this delicious Fall dessert.  I love the spiciness of the gingerbread paired with tangy lemon sauce.  It is a wonderful combination and is best when served warm. First, start […]

Swedish Pancakes….kinda

November 7, 2011


This recipe is the one the kids always choose for their “birthday breakfast.”  I think they look more forward to this than birthday cake! This recipe comes from PapaChef’s family, and I don’t know that they are “swedish,” but they are similar to crepes and whatever they are called they are very delicious.  A little […]

Candy Corn Cookies

October 31, 2011


  My daughter has been making these little cookies for the last several years.  They are delicious and to festive! 1 cube butter, softened 1 c. sugar 2 large egg yolks 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. flour 1/2 c. cocoa powder Beat sugar and butter together.  Add egg […]