Almond Orange Biscotti

It’s a good thing a batch of this Almond Orange Biscotti makes a ton of cookies because you’re going to want to eat every single one. 

Almond Orange Biscotti

If you’ve followed along for a while now (Hi, mom!), then you know that I have a deep love for dessert disguised as breakfast. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C.

Now I can add Almond Orange Biscotti as Exhibit D. It is just the right amount of sweet, is easy to take on the go and is heaven with coffee. 

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Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies that taste even better than they look. Yes, it’s possible. 

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

I use to really dread making Cut Out Sugar Cookies. They were always so much work for a cookie that didn’t taste all that amazing. I also don’t fancy myself all that artistic, so I would become really intimidated by the sugar cookie creations I would see online and think, I’m not worthy!!

It wasn’t until we were planning a baby shower for a friend at work that I thought, I should make cut out sugar cookies! I quickly reminded myself that I don’t like making cut out sugar cookies, but the eager baker in me would not take no for an answer. 

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Thumbprint Cookies

We make these Thumbprint Cookies every Christmas. Otherwise, there’d be a revolt. 

Thumbprint Cookies

In my humble opinion, there are two baking staples to Christmas: Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies and Thumbprint Cookies. Without them, December 25th wouldn’t be complete. I’m not even sure where this recipe comes from from exactly. I just know it lives in my mom’s pink recipe book, which is practically a sacred text of handwritten recipes.

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Black and White Cookies

These Black and White Cookies are a  New York City classic that you don’t need a plane ticket to enjoy! 
Black and White Cookies

This one’s for my sister. Black and White Cookies are her favorite, and since it’s her birthday later this month, I thought I would earn some sister points and learn how to make them. Turns out they’re easy to make and perfect if you hate deciding between chocolate and vanilla. 

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Peanut Butter Cookies

No need to stop by a bakery to get crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle, and crinkly on top Peanut Butter Cookies! 

Peanut Butter Cookies

When I write a blog post, I usually have an idea of a recipe that speaks to my pastry nerd heart, and I tinker with that recipe for days before I share it with you. Other times, I just have a mean craving that I need to satisfy. Not as poetic, I know, but that’s why there is now a container of Peanut Butter Cookies on my counter. 

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy, comforting, and full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser. 

Chewy, comforting, and chalk full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser.

Through some dark magic of the internet, my recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies disappeared. A world without my chewy, brown sugar filled, nostalgia inducing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is not a world I want to live in, so I’m reposting the recipe! Wow, I can be dramatic…

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Meringue Cookies

Find my latest recipe for light and crisp Meringue Cookies in my guest blog over at The Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen! 

Melt in your mouth delicious and with a swirl of pink, these Meringue Cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I’m writing a weekly(ish) guest blog for Jessica over at The Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen. Her blog is full of old fashioned recipes, entertaining tips, and love for local food and farming. I’m so happy to work with Jessica and to be featured on such a beautiful blog! 

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Thick and Chewy M&M Cookies

Relive your childhood: Thick and Chewy M&M CookiesRight around my birthday, I had the need to recreate the M&M cookies of my youth: soft and chewy on the inside, slightly firm around the edges, and packed with colorful M&Ms. The kind that you knew would give you a stomach ache after eating two, but you had to have four. 

It took me a few tries*, but I finally got the cookie I was dreaming of. After tinkering a bit on my own (try number 1 and 2), I found a recipe that was similar to what I was going for. I tested Michelle’s aka the Brown Eyed Baker‘s recipe (try number 3), and it was so so close. However, I wasn’t exactly satisfied until I made a few tweaks of my own (lucky try number 4!). 

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