A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.
I consider it one of my callings in life to feed everyone. You come to my house, you get fed at least 75% of the time. The percentage is a little low at the moment because life. So let’s talk about what it takes to be a good “feeder”. Part of feeding the world means one keep tabs on people’s preferences, allergies, etc. It may take me a bit to remember someone’s name, but I’ll remember their aunt’s sesame allergy and that they don’t like raw onions in their salad almost instantly. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a useful “talent” in the grand scheme of things, but that’s sort of how these cookies happened. (more…)
A little creativity and time are all you need to create monogrammed sugar cookies – even if you don’t have a projector! This post and video will show you how to make monogrammed sugar cookies without a projector.
Before I got into cookie decorating, I always wondered how cookie artists achieved consistent results over dozens of cookies. In some cases, it’s pure skill. But not everyone is a natural born artist, right? I can barely draw a straight line without a ruler! Then I discovered the existence of the KopyKake and other similar decorating projectors. Absolutely marvelous inventions, but expensive, and requiring more space than justifiable for a hobby artist like myself. So, I looked for alternative cookie decorating methods, especially to create designs like these beautiful baby shower monogrammed cookies that I shipped off to my friend Jennifer before the birth of her baby girl in November. (more…)
Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies!
Darlings, sharing this recipe is a Big Deal for me. Sometime over the past year and a half, I’ve realized I don’t plan to open my bakery again, at least not in the foreseeable future. We move frequently, often to homes where space is at a premium and commercial locations are expensive. There’s also a life “balance” to consider, and I really really find I enjoy blogging and sharing what I learn. So I’m slowly letting go of more “bakery vault” recipes, these cut out sugar cookies being one of them.
The weather outside is frightful, but hot chocolate macarons are sure to warm your heart – delightful fireplace burning or not.
Hot chocolate and soup are my two favorite cold weather comfort treats. When I see temperatures dropping, I make sure I have ingredients on hand for both hot chocolate from scratch and from a mix, and wait for the perfect chilly evenings to snuggle up on the couch sipping cocoa from a mug. Marshmallows optional. As we discovered last year though, I can get a little over-zealous in the purchase of hot chocolate mix, meaning it finds its way into baked goods. My caramel hot chocolate brownies were such a hit last year, I decided to experiment a bit this year and make hot chocolate macarons! (more…)
Perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or really any time you need a treat, these soft frosted vegan red velvet cookies are delightful!
Late last January, I read about a challenge called “Veganuary” where one commits to a vegan lifestyle for the month of January. It’s touted as a good way to stick to healthier eating resolutions and try the vegan way of eating. I’m always up for a challenge, and decided to give it a try in February. Why not? I didn’t make the month – it’s incredibly challenging to eat as a soy-limiting vegan when no one else in the house is doing the same – but I did expand our repertoire a bit. I even convinced the Godfather he’ll eat tofu and like it on occasion. And he discovered exactly how many easy vegan meals I sneak into our diet without him even noticing… because vegetables. (more…)