Cookies

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Oh the weather outside is frightful and the time is just delightful – or something like that!  The time is just perfect for making these Lemon Snowball Cookies!  After all, what is more perfect for the cold weather than a tasty snowball bite of goodness? The holiday season is the time for making cookies.  There…

15 Tips for Making the Perfect Gingerbread House

Making the perfect Gingerbread house is easier than you might think! See my 15 tips to make sure yours is the best one yet. thegardningcook.com

Making the Perfect Gingerbread House is Easy with these 15 tips. We love to make Gingerbread houses each year. It has been a tradition ever since Jess was a little girl.  And even though she is grown and living away, she comes home for the holidays and we always take the time to make a…

Pecan Pie Cookies – A Holiday Treat

drizzled pecan pie cookies

These pecan pie cookies are the perfect choice for your next cookie swap, or to add to your holiday dessert table. My husband is a pecan pie fanatic. He loves everything about it.  Except for the calories, that is.  He’s been trying to lose a bit of weight and having a whole pecan pie on…

Peppermint Rice Krispie Ball Cookies

Treat Your Family to These Peppermint Rice Krispie Ball Cookies. This recipe is one of those thatI think are going to be so simple when I start and then I end up spending much more time doing them that I ever thought they would take. But, trust me, sometimes that extra effort will end up being…

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough

sugar cookie dough

Why Buy Slice and Bake?  Make Your Own Basic Sugar Cookie Dough in Minutes. I love this time of the year. Even though I bake all year long, the fall is when I really get into gear. All of the holidays just lend themselves to homemade something.  i don’t buy slice and bake dough, though. …

Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

Halloween Pumpkin cookies

Scare up a Sweet Treat with These Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Cookies. I love this time of the year.  Our neighborhood kids are out playing most of the time, and it is a lot of fun to treat them to fun Halloween cookies.  There is something about the cooler temperatures here in NC that brings people…

Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles

Today's featured recipe is Brigadiero - white Chocolate Truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

Today’s Featured Recipe is Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Today’s featured recipe comes from Regina who blogs at Molly Mell.  Regina has sent us this recipe for Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Regina tells me that normally Brigadeiro is a brown chocolate covered with brown chocolate sprinkles, but since Valentine’s day is coming,…

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

Gluten Free peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

These gluten free peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie – a Healthy alternative This recipe for a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has all of the ingredients that I normally love in regular baked goods, but they have no refined sugar, and are wheat free. I have recently adopted both a sugar…

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss cookies

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies for Your Cookie Swap. These sweet treats are a variation on the normal kiss cookie that is so often seen this time of the year. These candy cane peppermint kiss cookies are lighter than the traditional kiss cookie but super festive. Perfect for a cookie swap or to take to…

Cookies that Crumble – Great Cookie Exchange Recipe Round up

8 recipes for your next cookie exchange

Make one of these cookies that are sure to delight at your Cookie Exchange. Who doesn’t love a great cookie recipe? They are generally quite easy to make and family members are sure to love them better than boxes of store bought cookies. And this time of the year, many people have cookie exchanges to…

12 Fabulous Peanut Butter Recipes

12 Delicious Peanut butter recipes

My Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes. I am like Claire from Lost.  I can’t get enough Peanut butter.  I just love the stuff and could sit with a jar of Jif peanut butter and a spoon and lose a few hours. (affiliate link) So it makes perfect sense that I would be on the lookout for…

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Looking for a healthier peanut butter oatmeal cookie? Try this one.

This Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe has no Fat and Very little Sugar I love peanut butter and I love oatmeal, but putting them into a cookie can make otherwise good for you ingredients not so great for your diet (or waist line)  I adjusted my normal recipe to lighten it up a bit and…

DIY Halloween Owl Cookie Treats

Halloween Owl Cookie Treats

Hoot Hoot:  Do It Yourself Owl Cookie Treats. These adorable owl cookie treats would be the perfect thing to send to your child’s Thanksgiving or Halloween party. They are fun to do and the kids will love them! To make these cute owl cookie treats, you will need the following supplies: Graham Crackers Regular Sized…

Fast & Easy Recipes with Only 3 or 4 ingredients

Great collection of easy 3 and 4 ingredient main courses, breakfasts and desserts

Looking for some quick and easy meals that are fast to do, but delicious? This grouping of graphics feature some quick meals and dessert that need only 3 or 4 ingredients to do. Easy 4 ingredient eggnog latte. Perfect for the holidays! But don’t let the simplicity of these recipes fool you. They are also…

Decadent Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Double chocolate chunk cookies

There is nothing quite like cookies and a glass of milk is there?  Just seeing a cookie with a tall glass beside it reminds me of my childhood.  And if the cookies are double chocolate chunk, the memory turns into an adult occasion. Don’t get me wrong, the kids will loves these double chocolate chunk…

Favorite Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes

8 Great Tasting Peanut Butter Recipes

I have to admit.  I am a huge fan of peanut butter. Sort of like Claire on the series Lost.  There are days when I could just dive into a jar and eat just that for the day. Add to the peanut butter some chocolate, like many of these recipes do and that is a…

Dunk that sweet Treat – My Favorite Cookie Recipes

A baker's dozen of my favorite cookie recipes.

Grab a Glass of milk for one of my favorite Cookie Recipes There is nothing quite like dunking a cookie into a glass of milk.   This round up of delicious cookies features everything from a basic shortbread to a decadent peanut butter cream filled whoopie pie that is for the most sugar yearning person out…

Sugar Cookies with a Peppermint Crunch Topping

Peppermint Crunch Christmas Sugar Cookie

Printable Recipe:  Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies It is getting to the time of the year when cookie exchanges are being planned.  They are a fun way to share your new holiday cookie recipes.  This peppermint crunch sugar cookie from Pillsbury will be a great one to add to your line up of Christmas cookies. The…

Almond Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was an ice cream sandwich.  This neat recipe gives me that feel but also uses home made cookies for the outside.  What a great recipe this is for a hot summer day or to treat yourself any time of the year!  Just make the cookies…

Pestiños – Traditional Spanish Cookies with Wine Flavor

Pestino - Traditional Spanish Christmas Cookie

Pestiños are flaky and delicate Spanish cookies from Andalucía, in southern Spain.   They are normally served at Christmas but can be made any time.  Celebrate with Spanish Pestiños Pestiños are very easy to make and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry – simply flour, or flavoring, white wine and oil. Roll, cut and…