I’ve been feeling pretty grinchy this Christmas season. This isn’t a fun time of year to be forbidden from eating any dairy of any kind. I have been lusting after trays of cookies and holiday cheese balls and getting grumpier and grumpier. But I just can’t imagine Christmastime without holiday baking, even if I can’t […]
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Brownie Bars
I’m in the middle of my second one of these cookie-brownie bars as I type this, smearing my keyboard with buttery fingers and dropping tiny shards of Oreo between the keys. I’m actually not sure I’m going to be able to stop eating these. They are that good! If you live within a 5-mile radius […]
I don’t know about you, but I love a good gooey dessert. Especially a good gooey cookie or a good gooey butter cake. And these tea cakes are the best of both of those! Soft and slightly underbaked, richly vanilla, with a sweet tangy glaze. Yum.
When I was a kid, the local grocery store was famous for their rainbow sugar cookies. Everyone I knew loved them. Everyone except me. I thought they tasted funny. These cookies were probably the only dessert I would actually decline as a kid. They just didn’t wow me. The bright colors didn’t fool me (I […]
There is just something special about these chocolate chip cookies. They are dense and moist and a little tangy…they remind me quite a bit of Mrs. Fields cookies, rich and chocolatey and immensely soft, even after days. And here’s the fun secret: they are made with cream cheese!
No matter how old I get, a good chocolate chip cookie always hits the spot. I love chocolate chip cookies so much that I sometimes wonder why I named my blog after brownies. (Okay…I adore brownies, too. Let’s just assume that my sweet tooth is insatiable and move on.) Although no cookie recipe, no matter […]
How to Bake with a Toddler: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Before Jake was born, several of my well-meaning friends told me to say goodbye to homemade cookies and from-scratch dinners. Wish my kitchen well and move on. I both scoffed and worried about that advice. Was it really true that I wouldn’t be able to spend time cooking and baking the way I really like […]
December is baking month. It’s the month when I abandon any pretense of eating healthily and just enjoy cookies! Which is exactly why I joined the SRC Cookie Carnival this year. Because what could be better than a blog exchange devoted to cookies during a month when that’s all I do in my kitchen anyway? […]
Here’s some big news: We are expecting our second baby this coming spring! A little girl! Jake is very excited to become a big brother. It’s so cute to see the things that stand out to him: he is sure that “Baby Nugget” spends all her time swimming (and she may or may not also […]
Oatmeal Energy Bites
Does this ever happen to you?: Some time in September—because you are planning ahead—you diligently buy two bags of candy to give out at Halloween. (Naturally, you buy the good kinds, the chocolate kinds you actually like, because last year only four children and one group of ridiculous teenagers came to your door…and if there’s […]