Cookies, Bars, Brownies

Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies

This recipe brought to you by…my husband’s family, who gave these spur-of-the-moment cookies their collective thumbs up at a recent birthday celebration. Apparently, me craving something coconut, but needing to use up some caramel as well, was fortuitous. And this, friends, is how blog posts […]

Brown Sugar Meringues

Brown Sugar Meringues

Guys, I’m just popping in here quickly to share these meringue cookies that look like I slaved all afternoon over them, when I was really painting a bathroom. And re-painting a bathroom. Because when I paint the ceiling I tend to get a bit of […]

Chocolate And Butterscotch Layer Cookies

Chocolate And Butterscotch Layer Cookies

Cookies you can make without a bowl (or spoon)? That require no, nada, not one bit of mixing? That are chocolatey, butterscotchy, lick-your-fingers melty delicious? Yes, please, I’ll have one-or more. The truth is I almost didn’t bother to blog these because I figured everyone […]

Marshmallow Mocha Fudge Brownies

Marshmallow Mocha Fudge Brownies

I usually make these brownies from scratch-I mean completely from scratch, not just the icing. Today I tried them with a brownie mix, and guess what? Pretty close to the original. Not identical, but I don’t foresee anyone yelling “hey- these came from a box!” […]

Shortcut Thin Mints

Shortcut Thin Mints

Have you exhausted your Girl Scout cookie supply yet? Yeah, thought so. It’s a long time from February to July, isn’t it? I guess you could call around, see if your friends have any stashed in the freezer you could buy. Or you could make […]

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

If you loved the no-bake cookies from your 1970’s school cafeteria, I have news for you: this isn’t your recipe. Undoubtedly many of my peers thought those cookies (actually ours were bars, apparently the scooping of no-bake cookies being too time consuming) were just the […]

Butterscotch Blondie Cheesecake Bites

Butterscotch Blondie Cheesecake Bites

Have you ever worked toward a particular goal, only to have things turn out completely different than you thought they would? Have you ever put your fingers through the styrofoam cup holding your strawberry milkshake and then dripped said milkshake from your car, all through […]

No Bake S’mores Bites

No Bake S’mores Bites

Almost as fast as making s’mores, with no campfire (or oven) needed. And not nearly as messy. These little bites will satisfy your s’mores craving pronto! JUMP TO RECIPE Confession: I’ve eaten a lot of raw cookie dough in my time. I don’t really stop to think […]

Glazed Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Glazed Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

The book in the photo above is a classic. This 1882 edition of Longfellow poems was a Christmas gift from my great grandfather to his future wife, my great grandmother. (They married in September, 1883). The cookies in the photo-well, I think they’re destined to […]

Favorite Snickerdoodles + Mini Snickerdoodle Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Favorite Snickerdoodles + Mini Snickerdoodle Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Iconic snickerdoodles. Good enough, yes? How about some mini snickerdoodles sandwiched together with homemade dulce de leche. Ooh, yes, please. After all we can’t eat all that dulce de leche straight out of the jar, um, can we? (Shakes head ‘no’ while licking spoon). Spreading that […]

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

There’s a debate in my house as to whether I’m a coffee drinker or not. My coffee of choice is Starbucks Mocha Frappucino (the low-fat, low-calorie kind because I’m all about that healthy stuff) in the bottle. Not from Starbucks directly, you know, all icy […]

Triple-the-Lemon Sugar Cookies

Triple-the-Lemon Sugar Cookies

Sometimes looks are deceiving. Take these unassuming-looking (ho-hum, maybe?) lemon sugar cookies. Nothing fancy on the outside. But the inside→pure lemon loveliness. JUMP TO RECIPE I selected a vacation cabin for us one year. On the internet it looked great-just the right mix of woodsy […]