Coffee Toffee Brown Sugar Cookies

So I have this trusty brown sugar cookie recipe that's, well, trusty.  I always have the ingredients on hand, you don't need a mixer to make them and most importantly, they're super delicious.  I should have expected nothing less from an America's Test Kitchen recipe....more

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies


Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

After over 12 years of marriage, you kinda assume you know everything there is to know about a person. I however just found out that peanut butter cookies are my husbands favorite. I mean, I've made them loads of times, I just never knew they were his FAVORITE kind (next to snickerdoodles, which I did know he loved). There was only one thing to do after discovering this little factoid about the love of my life.......more

Almond shortbread cookies (perfect with ice cream)

Are there ever times when you are out to eat and you just want cookies for dessert?  You don’t want chocolate to kill you or cheesecake to cost you another 1,000 calories – you just want a sweet little nibble.  I feel that way often, especially after too many French fries.  And I found out recently I’m not alone. ...more

The Comfort Cookie

June 25, 2012 would have been my dad’s 77th birthday. He's been gone for almost a year. For the most part, I had a pretty good day. Of course, I had my moments of sadness. But the weather here was picture-perfect – “his” kind of weather. It is hard to be gloomy inside when it is so pretty outside. Plus, it was cool enough to comfortably make comfort food at the end of June....more
 @Cindy La FerleThey are! I hope you enjoy making them.    more

Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

After a fairly calm and mild winter, work on the farm is starting up again. Russell is working long days to get ready for the upcoming planting season - which means he has to get up early on weekends to go check sprinklers.Selfishly, I love my early weekend mornings, alone with my coffee and without any real obligations. I spend these precious hours leisurely reading outside or baking while watching girly movies. Truly, I don't think that there is anything more pleasant than watching Pride and Prejudice with a batch of cookies in the oven....more

Cookie Smiles


Pecan Date Nibblers (with cooking video) gluten-free option, oil-free option

Hello my plant-powered buddies!  You get a "2 for 1" special today.  First, my recipe for Pecan Date Nibblers from LTEV (which are oil-free, sugar-free, and have a gluten-free option), AND you get to see this recipe in the making....more

Cinnamon Cookie Dough Bars

These bars are a combination of raw-meets-vegan.  A sequel to my "Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls" perhaps, or maybe my "Lemon-Kissed Blondie Bites".  And, they started as balls.  But, our wee girl keeps calling them "Sticky Balls"....more

chocolate sablés