Holiday Cookies

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Blueberry-Pecan Mexican Wedding Cookies

There’s buzz on Twitter about a new book called “Ratio” and some people are going out and buying scales. Yay! Scales! Homesick Texan (Lisa) bought one and used the book’s ratios to create her own Mexican wedding style cookie. She wanted a ratio of 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter and 3 parts flour. That […]


Published on April 24, 2009
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Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies


Published on April 10, 2009
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Chocolate Caramel Turtle Treasures

by on November 23, 2008 · 24 comments


Today’s cookie is themed after one of my grandfather’s favorite candies, turtles – blobs of caramel topped with chocolate and studded with 4 whole pecans which jut out of the sides like turtle legs. Turtles are so popular they’ve become the namesake for many desserts with a combo of caramel, pecans and chocolate. This is […]


Published on November 23, 2008
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Christmas Cookies from Big Baking Talent!

by on November 13, 2008 · 8 comments

If you haven’t entered my spectacular contest with the amazing prize, click here for details. I am enjoying reading the entries and will be turning them over to the celebrity judge at 6:00 PM…..or whenever I find the celebrity judge. For now, here are some cookie recipes from some true baking celebrities. These …


Published on November 13, 2008
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Chinese New Year Treats

by on February 7, 2008 · 11 comments

Kitchen God

Happy Chinese New Year! Fuzz’s class is celebrating today, so I volunteered to bring something. Fortune cookies seemed like the obvious choice, but I hadn’t made them in a while and was hesitant for a number of reasons. One being, I’ve been burning myself a lot lately and fortune cookies require that you grab them […]


Published on February 7, 2008
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Sacher-Torte Cookies

by on December 24, 2007 · 5 comments

Sacher-Torte Cookies

This cookie is a tribute to the famous Viennese dessert, the Sacher-Torte. It’s perfect for when you don’t have time to a) travel to Vienna b) make an actual Sacher-Torte or c) find a good bakery that sells them. It’s cheaper too. That said, I’d rather go to Vienna but in all practicality…. This is a […]


Published on December 24, 2007
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Chocolate Mint Snaps

by on December 13, 2007 · 1 comment

I don’t know if I’ll get a chance to make these, but they sound good and rather unique. The intro to the recipe says they are crisp. Also, someone posted this on Recipezaar and gave it 5 stars. This makes a ton of cookies so you may want to cut it in …

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Published on December 13, 2007
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Fudge-Filled Ginger Cookies

by on December 12, 2007 · 13 comments

Fudge-Filled Ginger Cookies

I don’t know when I’ll get around to baking cookies, but Dawn saved the day by sending a recipe for a cookie she baked this year for an agency that supports foster children. Dawn is as cookie-crazy as I am (maybe more) and this one is bound to be good. It’s adapted from two great sources […]


Published on December 12, 2007