"Neiman Marcus $250 Cookie Recipe"

Clarissa Dickson Wright commented, on an episode of "The Two Fat Ladies" TV show, that "Great bakers are born, the rest of us just have to muddle through."  I think I got that right without going back through the DVD to check the quote.   I quite agree with that statement.   A good friend and retired colleague of the Spouse brought us some quite divine sticky buns on Christmas Eve.  She had made them from scratch and during conversation that day, allowed that her Mother and her Grandmother had been great bakers of bread.  The...more

Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Drizzle

One of my favorite holiday flavors is peppermint. Combine it with chocolate, and you've just taken it over the top. I love it when the coffee shops start carrying their Peppermint Mocha drinks during the winter. Those are the best!...more

Cappuccino Crescent Cookies

A recipe for Cappuccino Crescent Cookies appeared five years ago on an Croatian food blog. Its source is “Gospodarski list” Magazine, December 2003. Ever since I tried these cookies for the first time, I liked them so much that they immediately became a “must-have” holiday treats in my home. The only adaptation that I did was to add 1/4 tsp baking powder, because cookies were a little bit too hard. The taste of cappuccino and chocolate is incredible – you must try that!...more

Apple Pie Cookies - Christmas Cookies #6

On the 9th day of Christmas I baked Apple Pie cookies. These cookies, like the pumpkin cookies, were made using a cake mix.View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas  ...more

Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish Oatmeal Cookies - Christmas Cookies #4

On the 6th day of cookies I baked Apple Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. I made these using Williams-Sonoma Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish.View Post...more

Lemon Cookies - Christmas Cookies #2

On the second day of Christmas I baked Lemon Cookies. Yes, it’s day number two in my 12 days of…View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas   ...more

12 Days of Christmas Cookies

The Christmas holiday always seems to revolve around cookies. Would you say? I mean more than other…View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas  ...more

Note to self re: holiday baking

From the Nursng Mother's CookbookNote to self: Next year buy all holiday baked goods from a bakery. It’s Christmas Eve and I am so baked-out that I can’t stand the thought of another cookie coming out of my oven. Yet here I sit while the world’s most complicated pumpkin pie bakes in my oven. To be fair it is a maple bourbon pumpkin pie with a chocolate crust and it is fantastic, not to mention impressive when shared....more

Marzipan Shortbread Cookies

This was not planned. I’ve already made enough cookies for Christmas party this year. But then I saw the recipe for Marzipan Shortbread Cookies on Pinterest, and I just couldn’t resist them. Love marzipan, love shortbread ♥ ♥ ♥I didn’t have any marzipan at home, but it turned out that was not a big obstacle. Just put some slivered almonds, powdered sugar, an egg white and almond extract in your food processor, mix for a minute – and there is your marzipan. ...more

While I Watch Her...(A Caretaker's Cooking Journey)

Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies...more