Sugar Cookies

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I hadn’t planned on having a sugar cookie baking marathon this week, but I was tired of chocolate and felt like experimenting. Specifically, I wanted to see if using Wondra in cut-out cookies would make a difference.  The answer?  Well, I think it was yes! So what is Wondra?   I remember it as the flour […]


Published on February 20, 2014
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My New Favorite Sugar Cookies

by on October 28, 2013 · 6 comments

Big Chewy Sugar Cookies

I love trying new sugar cookie recipes, but for the past few weeks I’ve been making the same one over and over again. Normally I prefer crunchy sugar cookies, but these cookies are a chewy exception! A mixture of cream cheese, oil and butter gives them a non-cakey, crispy-edged texture plus an interesting flavor. …


Published on October 28, 2013
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Berger Cookies

by on July 25, 2012 · 25 comments

Berger Cookies

A cookie I’ve been curious about but have never tasted is Baltimore’s famous Berger Cookie. Created in 1835 by German immigrants George and Henry Berger, the cookies are now sold by DeBaufre Bakeries and can be purchased on line or at various retailers. Given the hot weather and the fact the cookies have …


Published on July 25, 2012
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Five Flavor Sugar Cookies

by on March 13, 2012 · 12 comments

Five Flavor Sugar Cookies

The first (successful) pound cake I ever made, was called Five Flavor Pound Cake. Named for its five extracts, coconut, lemon, rum, butter, and vanilla extracts, it has a unique flavor all its own. This week I decided to see if that same flavor combination would work well in sugar cookies. It did. I didn’t […]


Published on March 13, 2012
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Sugar Cookies

The last time I put a secret ingredient in sugar cookies, it was pudding mix. This time it’s something different. Pineapple extract! Not a lot – just a few drops or enough to add a tiny bit of flavor to the cookies. I got the idea from a reader in California who thought pineapple extract […]


Published on March 8, 2012
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Momofuku Milk Bar Confetti Cookies

by on December 27, 2011 · 24 comments

Confetti Cookies

Fuzz and her friends love cake mix based confetti cookies, so I was really happy to see a scratch version in my newly acquired Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. If you don’t have the book, you can grab the Confetti Cookie recipe off Serious Eats. And if you’re still on the fence about getting the book, […]


Published on December 27, 2011
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An Old Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

by on December 2, 2011 · 16 comments

Cut Out Cookie Hearts

I didn’t get my holidays mixed up. Fuzz needed something edible and red for a school project and the first thing that came to mind was a batch of heart shaped cut-out cookies. In hindsight, I could have made red circles and called them “Rudolph Noses”, but that might have led to a conversation about […]


Published on December 2, 2011
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Jean Philippe Christmas Cookie Recipe

by on November 16, 2011 · 13 comments

Jean Philippe

A special sugar cookie recipe appeared in my inbox this week.  It’s from Jean Philippe Patisserie, which you’ve probably seen if you’ve walked through the Bellagio hotel. It’s hard to miss with the long line of people waiting for gelato and the big chocolate fountain, plus it’s the only place I can think of to get […]


Published on November 16, 2011