Perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I don’t throw that word around lightly- especially where chocolate chip cookies are concerned. See, I love me a good chewy chocolate chip cookie. And in the 4 years that I’ve been cooking, and the 26 years my mama has been cooking, chocolate chip cookies have evaded us. I had given up- making burnt, crispy…

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies

It started with regular chocolate chip cookies. I wanted cookies. I like cookies. But my oven is broken. So, I thought I’d make cookies on the stovetop! Back in my wild youth, we used to buy chocolate chip cookie pies- giant chocolate chip cookies covered in chocolate sauce and chocolate chunks. 8 year old me…

Shortbread

I went through a shortbread phase when I was 12. Not baking it, but eating it. I was obsessed. I think I got sick of it after a while- and I haven’t thought about shortbread until I was planning the menu. I always feel nostalgic around Christmas, and I thought I’d return to my shortbread…

Austrian Vanillekipferl

These are crumbly, buttery, and dusted with powdered sugar. They melt in your mouth and cover your fingers with powdered sugar. They are essentially the same thing as the 48 count box of Christmas cookies you can get at any supermarket. But, these are Austrian, and have a name you have to read once or…

Biscotti

Let’s just talk about biscotti for a minute. There are tragedies everywhere: the ice caps are melting while people in power ignore what is literally happening before their eyes, malnourishment, poverty, and disease are everywhere, I have no puppy, but yet, WE HAVE BISCOTTI. Have faith, people. We have biscotti. I firmly believe it’s the…

Olive Oil Gingerbread

This is one of those things which will forever make me think of my mom. It’s the kind that, when I go to college, I’ll bake and think of marathoning Harry Potter movies, and the time she tried to teach me how to knit (it didn’t go well, to say the least). Around the holidays,…

Moosehunters- Canada

Before you flip out, no meese were harmed in the production of these. No moosehunters were harmed, either. And the plural of moose is TOTALLY meese. And all you grammar nazis (sorry, alt-grammar enthusiasts), can just deal with it. Moosehunters are, contrary to popular belief, not hunters of meese, but cookies. I’ve had lots of…

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was a little apprehensive making these. For as long as I can remember, we have NEVER made cookies at home. My mother is a woman of many, many talents, but every time she tried to make cookies, it ended with smoke alarms and charred little bricks that may have once been cookies. My sister…

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

There is a complex, emotional, and touching reason that these pancakes were made. Prepare yourself. Do you have tissues handy? Yes? Then I can tell you the moving, and poignant story. One night, I wanted pancakes. Chocolatey pancakes. So I made them. The end! Heh. Let’s make ‘em!   INGREDIENTS   1 ½ cups All-Purpose…