Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies

For a baker, the annual Christmas cookie exchange is a highly anticipated event. Not only is it an excuse to whip out your mixer, it’s also the perfect occasion for trying out a new recipe. After all,  you’re guaranteed a large group of hungry test tasters! Since the Christmas season is typically filled with rich, […]

Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

Remember when the whisper snowfall used to stir up excitement?  When falling flurries brought a day free of school and full of wintery fun?  Snow was pure magic then.  But now, winter weather tends to bring more worry than wonderment.  Instead of sleds and snowmen, flurries bring traffic and stress.  One snow day suddenly becomes […]

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Happy National Nutrition Month! I’m not surprised if you did a double-take at that greeting. Surely the month of March is better known for St. Patrick’s Day, the NCAA Tournament, and the beginning of spring. But even in the midst of these exciting events, it might be wise to set down the pint of Guinness […]

Florentines

Florentines. Lace Cookies. No matter what you call them, these cookies are simply fantastic. Simple in their modest lace-like structure and fantastic in their deeply rich butterscotch-like flavor. The perfect accompaniment to coffee and the perfect garnish to silky pudding or creamy ice cream. Eat them as they are, decorate them with dark chocolate drizzles, or sandwich them with melted […]