Posts Tagged ‘homemade cookies’

Sweets for the Season 2008: Gingersnaps Recipe

Heather says: This recipe makes cookies that are a nice balance between crispy and chewy. If you like your ’snaps to have a sharp bite add a little crystallized ginger and even a pinch of cayenne. This version is kid friendly, but also makes a nice base for turning up the heat. Ingredients: 3/4 cup…

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Sweets for the Season 2008: Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe

Heather says: These are not a copy cat recipe for Pecan Sandies, but with some tweaking they may be quite close (a little extra sugar and perhaps almond extract in addition to the vanilla, but I have not tested these thoughts). These cookies are buttery and taste of toasted pecans, simple flavors are sometimes all…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Heather says: If you just can’t decide whether to make oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies this is the joyful union of both. These are a little chewy, a little soft, and a whole lot of chocolate. Ingredients:   1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup all purpose flour…

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Triple Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Heather says: Welcome to the penultimate episode of cookie-a-day. Today I have another recipe from Kendra. (Why have friends if you can’t abuse them?) I hope y’all have enjoyed this series, it’s definitely been a challenge sometimes. Thank you to everyone who contributed recipes. If I didn’t get to them this year, it won’t be…

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Heather says: Many thanks to my friend Kendra for providing today’s cookie and picture. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter – softened 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract…

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Honey Butter Star Cookies Recipe

Heather says: This is just a simple tweak on a basic butter cookie. It was going to be more complicated, until I was distracted while measuring. Also my stars didn’t always look like starfish, but my four year old used my new cookie cutter with his playdough. Instead of getting mad I went with the…

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Chocolate Cookies With Peanut Butter Chips Recipe

Heather says: Tonight was tree decorating night, so while I wrestled with the lights (I’m picky, so it is my job) Mr. Heather whipped up a batch of cookies.  These are good without being overwhelming either on the chocolate or peanut butter side. Ingredients: 1  1/8 cups unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 2 large…

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Chocolate Crinkles or Black and Whites Recipe

Heather says: As you can tell this fun little cookie has several names – chocolate crinkles, black and whites, krinkles, or kringles. Soft and chocolatey, the powdered sugar adds a nice counterpoint, both with color and taste. It makes an attractive addition to your holiday baking. Chocolate Crinkles Cookie Recipe [There is a printable recipe below…

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Keeping All Those Cookies

Dear Home Ec 101, When should one begin their holiday baking if they want to give out cookie platters the week before Christmas? Last year I did all my baking in 2 days and it nearly killed me, but I don’t want to do it too far in advance or the cookies won’t be fresh.…

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Almond Button Cookies Recipe

Heather says: These soft, cake-like almond button cookies are straightforward and not overpoweringly sweet. If you would like, feel free to substitute almond extract for up to half the vanilla. These cookies are simple and nicely complement a cup of coffee as an afternoon or after dinner treat. Almond Button Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup…

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Cookie-a-day: Cheater’s Macaroons Recipe

Heather says: I have a problem. While I don’t typically have a sweet tooth, if there is an open bag of sweetened coconut flakes in my house, I cannot stay away. I adore those shredded bits of coconut goodness. Traditional macaroons usually contain egg whites, almond paste, and occasionally flour. Having neither almond paste nor…

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Cookie-a-day: 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies recipe

Ivy says: These cookies aren’t quite as tasty as Heather’s peanut butter cookies, but if you are  in a major hurry, or are craving cookies and are out of most ingredients, or feel like eating some cookies but don’t want the fuss of making something that takes a long time, these are your best bet. …

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Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

Heather says: These traditional Christmas cookies can be found under many names: Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cakes, sand tarts, or butterballs. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract* 2/3 cup nuts (your choice: pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt additional confectioners sugar…

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