Category Archives: Cookie Recipes

Recipes for cookies

Ginger Cookies

I am constantly tinkering with all sorts of ginger-y baked goods.  I love them all  - gingerbread, ginger biscotti, ginger scones and, of course, ginger cookies.  Here is my latest effort, and it incorporates a few of my favorite spins … Continue reading

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Ginger “+” Biscotti

Ideas for things to bake (or cook) are born from different sparks.  Sometimes it’s figuring out how to combine some great farmer’s market finds into a cohesive meal.  Sometimes it’s trying to recreate a dish, or a specific flavor, that … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Fads…

                  Sometimes, something really great gets taken up as a fad … and that’s terrible.  Yes, terrible, because, as we all know, fads follow the law of gravity – what comes up, … Continue reading

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Sauteed Apples

  This is really more of a recipe-lette.  I found myself looking for a substitute for raisins for a noodle pudding recipe and, after rummaging around in the fridge and pantry, my eye fell on a few Granny Smith apples. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pecan Hamentaschen

Hamentaschen are triangular, filled cookies usually eaten around the Jewish holiday of Purim, which occurs this week.  Fillings are traditionally made from poppyseeds or dried fruit (prune or apricot), but when it comes to hamentaschen, as in most things, our … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Cookies, Pt II

I’m still thinking about chocolate-orange cookies (actually, an argument could be made that on some level I’m always thinking about chocolate-orange cookies).  I was wondering how the combination would work in a crunchier cookie.  I started off with a florentine-like base, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Several years ago we were lucky enough to spend a few weeks in and around Florence.  In a tiny gelateria near the Ponte Santa Trinita I fell in love with a flavor combination - dark chocolate and orange.  Since I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ginger Cookies

    Chocolate – ginger is one of my favorite flavor combinations but, unfortunately, it doesn’t pop up that often.  To remedy that situation, I’ve come up with these chocolate ginger cookies, adapted from a chocolate crackle cookie in Holly … Continue reading

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Chili Biscotti

One of my cousins-in-law, Jeff, is the man behind Burning Asphalt hot sauces.  When I started this blog he asked if I wanted any spicy cookie recipes.  That got me thinking. There are those that like spicy and those that … Continue reading

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Florence’s Biscotti

My husband says these are the best cookie he’s ever had.  They are a cookie born of desperation.  I made the mistake of buying dark chocolate coffee beans – dark chocolate, flavored with coffee, and shaped like an espresso bean.  I … Continue reading

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