Imitation Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Visit me at !Lofthouse cookies are such a love-hate relationship for me. I love almost everything about them—from their unnaturally vibrant coloring to their moist texture. The hate part comes from reading the label. Don't do it.  Just be happy. They bring me back to college when we would pick them up from Schnucks (a St. Louis thang) and go to town on them....more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge


Toffee & Caramel Mallow Cookies

Here’s my trick to making a show-stopping holiday cookie: start with a classic cookie, and give it a few tweaks. In this case, I gave the classic mallow cookie a toffee-and-caramel spin. ...more

Triple Ginger Cookies

Ladies and Gentlemen…It’s CHRISTMAS COOKIE TIME! This past weekend, I baked 3 batches! Linzer Stars (Yum!), my mother-in-law’s butterballs (Amazing!), and these supremely addictive tripple ginger cookies. I’m on full speed ahead until December 25th. Don’t even try to stop this train, it’s running on a sugar rush! ...more

Cookie Dough Laundry

Brad: (just gettting out of the shower) – This towel smells like cookies. me: Does it taste like cookies? <pause> Brad: Um … no it smells like cookies. How did you get it to smell like cookies? me: I washed it with cookie dough laundry detergent. <pause> Brad: Is there really such a thing? me: Anything’s possible. OMG I forgot to let the dogs back in! ...more

Strawberry Almond Cakies

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Gluten free. Vegan. Paleo. Dairy free. Egg free. Nuts free. Like it or not, these words immediately pop into my head when I offer my homemade food to others. I grew up in a family without any allergy concerns or diet restrictions, religious or cultural. If you like stereotypes, Chinese people would eat anything with four legs and the back facing the sky. That is not too far from the truth with the way I was brought up. I am thankful that my parents taught me to be an adventurous eater with seemingly seamless effort....more

Patriotic Cookie Wreath

Try making this star cookie wreath, a fun & tasty way to celebrate the 4th of July festivities!It's a matter of decorating star cookies of your choice...Dressing them up a little with some sanding sugar or disco dust......more

Abundance Of Cuteness

The Snack That Smiles Back is not limited to day-glo orange Goldfish crackers. Not only did I bake snack that smiles back at me this week, my snack tastes even more addictive than those little cheesy fishies....more


 Ah snickerdoodles.  Every time we went to visit my Grandma, she always had a big batch waiting for us.  Snickerdoodles are still one of my all time favorite cookies.  They are just chewy, cinnamon sugar goodness!  I was nervous about trying to make an egg-free version.  I was worried that they wouldn't have that same delightful chewy texture.  Well, I was very pleasantly surprised that these chewy cinnamon sugar gems turned out so awesome on my very first attempt!