Simply Sprinkled Sugar Cookie Cutouts

When I was first creating my 12 Days of Cookies list, I put gingerbread on the list. Not because I particularly like gingerbread, but because my kids do. If you read my other blog, you know about the beautiful Gingerbread Buffalo that resulted from that endeavor. So, I decided to just make a different kind […]

Snowball Cookies – A Must-Make for Your Cookie Plate

Snowball Cookies are a delectable concoction of butter, flour, and sugar. This no-nut version of the classic recipe is a delicious must-make for your cookie plate. A recent poll of my progeny as to their favorite holiday traditions revealed that cookies top the list. And not just any cookies, mind you. We don’t need no […]

Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies with Cassis Jam

I discovered cassis the year I lived in France. I’m not sure what turned me on to it, but it was a very common flavor there at the time. I haven’t been back in 17 years, so I don’t know how times have changed. But, in 1992, tea, jam, sodas, and candies were all commonly […]

Lemon Ginger Bars

I grew up with a lemon tree growing in the backyard. Loved that! We had a huge crop of lemons twice a year. And since I started cooking and baking at an early age, I was rather possessive of the lemon crop. I still am, come to think of it. So thankful when my dad […]

Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

oatmeal cookies on a white plate with glass of milk

These Cranberry Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies, in all their antioxidant goodness, bake up in a flash and make a great lunchbox treat for kids of all ages. I love a recipe that you can customize with all sorts of different flavors, a master recipe, if you will. When you have a master recipe, you’re allowed so […]

Breakfast Cookies

Start the morning right — with cookies! Bake all the goodness of whole grains, oats, dried fruit, and nuts into a portable breakfast cookie. My husband leaves for work before most of the household is awake. He grabs a cup of coffee and a Balance bar and hits the road. While good sales on protein […]

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

Years and years ago, my husband suggested that “we” learn to make biscotti. These twice-baked, Italian cookies proved to be super easy to make, which is a good thing since “we” became “me.” But, that’s okay. Biscotti are FishPapa’s favorite cookie which makes them fun for me to make for him. Recently, we’ve learned that […]

Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies

About a month ago, I found this recipe in a vintage cookbook. It’s a delicious oatmeal cookie that contains no eggs! Great for when you run out or when dealing with an egg allergy. The whole family loves them. My brother even told his co-workers about them. Now, that’s high praise. I did some tweaks, […]