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Lemony Sage & Basil Cookies

by on January 22, 2008 · 9 comments

Cute little Brownies selling cookies

I was a little worried we’d be up to our ears in Girl Scout Cookies and that I’d have to make loads and loads of Ice Box Cakes, Thin Mint Crusted Pies, and Girl Scout Cookie Trifles. Not the case. Fuzz and her pal AK stood in front of Sam’s Wholesale Club Saturday night and […]


Published on January 22, 2008
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Ribbon Cookies

by on November 29, 2007 · 6 comments

Ribbon Cookies

I’m trapped at home without a car, so here’s another cookie for you. This is an old Southern recipe. Unlike some ribbon cookie recipes, these spread a little. Their texture is more sugar cookie-ish than shortbread-ish. I made these with ingredients I had around the house… the cherries leftover from the sundae cookies.  Ribbon Cookies […]


Published on November 29, 2007
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Chocolate Double Crunch Sandwich Cookies

by on September 23, 2007 · 7 comments


After coming back from San Antonio, none of us felt like doing chores. Fuzz went across the street to play on her friend’s Slip ‘n Slide, Todd took a quick nap, and I played with Smilebox and uploaded photos. We finally got around to laundry, but not before turning out a fresh batch of cookies. […]


Published on September 23, 2007
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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

by on September 18, 2007 · 11 comments


Easy to work with! Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp 3 ounces cream cheese, slightly soft 1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter) 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and […]


Published on September 18, 2007
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

by on September 17, 2007 · 22 comments


Last week a Cookie Madness reader mentioned a whoopie pie she ate at Disney World’s MGM Studios — specifically, a carrot cake whoopie pie. Until then, I’d never heard of a carrot cake flavored whoopie pie and for the past few days, haven’t been able to get the idea out of my mind. Without an […]


Published on September 17, 2007
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Simple Sesame Cookies — Small Batch

by on August 3, 2007 · 0 comments

Today’s recipe is one you don’t see very often. However, I did find a version of it on Recipezaar where people gave it 5 stars. The version here, which is from a book of state fair winners, was pretty good too. I wasn’t sure I’d love these cookies, so I scaled the recipe down quite […]


Published on August 3, 2007
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Two-Way Chocolate Whoopie Pies

by on August 2, 2007 · 18 comments

A few years ago, I took a food and wine pairing class with Andrea Immer. One of the recipes she gave the class was “Soft Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cherries and Mascarpone”. When I looked at the recipe I could tell the cookies were really just gussied up Chocolate Whoopie Pies — big, soft, fat, […]


Published on August 2, 2007
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Korova Cookies

by on February 7, 2007 · 9 comments

I have to admit, I did need a bit of a nudge to try this recipe which was emailed to me by my friend Lisa. Although these were billed as “The best cookies in the world”, I was kind of put off by the picture in the article because it reminded me of chocolate shortbread, […]


Published on February 7, 2007