Chocolate Snowballs

One of my favorite holiday cookies are polvorones.  I love how the buttery shortbread engulfed in powdery sugar just melts in your mouth.  It's no wonder that these cookies make their way onto the Christmas cookie tray every year.  They are easy to make and usually one batch of dough yields 2 or 3 dozen cookies so there's still plenty to put on the tray after you've nibbled here and there....more

Pumpkin Gingersnaps

Do you know someone who seems to know exactly what you feel like eating, moments before you realize yourself what you might feel like eating?It used to be my mom. Sometimes it's my husband. Sometimes it's even myself, when I bake something or make a meal plan for the next day and the next day what I made or planned to make is exactly what I feel like eating that day.  Does this make any sense at all?...more
Thank you, Thank you for this post. These cookies look SPECTACULAR! I printed off the recipe and ...more

Chloe and the Christmas Cookie

When my grandchildren were small, we had a Christmas cookie baking day. My daughters came over, stayed in the other room (laughing!) and the kids and I were turned loose with flour, sugar and sprinkles.Devon and Phillip were 5. Chloe was 3. Baby Maddie was asleep.The boys sat apart, rolling cookies whispering and giggling with each other.Chloe and I were talking about Christmas and how very much she was helping me with the baking....more

The Life Within a Southern Tea Cake

The old-fashioned tea cake served as  a  treat for generations of Southerners prior to commercialized bakeries.   They could be baked up by the dozens with simple ingredients that were usually on hand:  flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk and, if you were really lucky, vanilla extract.  This unpretentious treat was representative of the simple, hard luck times that befell so many residents of the rural south.  It was easy and quick and that appealed to hard-working, poverty-stricken families who looked for every way they could to scratch out a living....more

Taffy Apple Pizza Recipe

I think a bite of this would put me in little piggy heaven! It looks delish :)more

Easter Bird's Nest Cookies

Tomorrow Jeff and I are traveling to his parent's house to celebrate Easter with his side of the family. Since we will be in Florida next week (yippeee!) and his siblings are also traveling Easter weekend, we decided to all celebrate the weekend before. I was in charge of dessert since my brother-in-laws are amazing chefs and always take care of the meal for us! I thought my nieces and nephew would love these bird's nest cookies (and probably all of us adults too)!...more

Skinny Vegan Oat-Berry Cookies (130 Calories)

These cookies happen to be one of my favorite recipes of cookies, because I used no Earth Balance, no Ener-G Egg Replacer, no corn starch and a lot less sugar that I'm used to using in cookies.  These are high in fiber due to the steel cut oats and banana, and have a light sweet taste accented by the cranberries.  They are perfect for the mid-afternoon sweet tooth, and at 130 calories a piece, they are not horrible calorie-wise - especially considering they only have&nbs...more

Watch Out Peanut Butter Cookies ~ Here Come Almond Butter!

Cookies… I can’t think of a word that makes me happier! Maybe the word “massage” is a close second and “nap” is running for third, but COOKIE is definitely my favorite word and snack....more

Best Cookie Ever!