Break out the cast iron and make an Earl Grey chocolate chip skillet cookie! This easy cookie cake is a perfect cool weather comfort dessert.
I absolutely adore using tea in my baking. Tea and sweets pair perfectly, so why not get creative and add the spices directly to baked goods? Last winter, a few blogger friends of mine posted skillet cookies, and I knew I needed to make one. When I acquired a gorgeous enamel cast iron skillet, it was time. (more…)
Go beyond cake with your gender reveal ideas! Gender reveal cookies are a unique way to share your baby’s gender with a group, or with family and friends far away – they ship!
Necessity is the mother of all invention, and when a friend wanted me to make a gender reveal cake for her before she actually knew the gender, I decided to get creative. Gender reveals are lots of fun, and a great way to share the excitement of finding out the gender of a baby when you can’t bring everyone to the appointment! (more…)
Chinese five spice is a blend of 5 spices: cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns (also called pink peppercorns). It’s common in many Asian dishes, and you can find premade blends in the dried spice section of most grocery stores. It’s typically used in savory dishes, but when combined with dark chocolate like I did in these chocolate Chinese five spice cookies, it’s amazing! (more…)
You know the holiday season would not be complete here at Goodie Godmother without a macaron recipe, and this year, I’m sharing my eggnog macarons! First of all because they are delicious and second because there is no cookie that matches the macaron in terms of presentation at a fete. Macarons were made for a party, and these have “ugly sweater party” written all over them! Well, not really, but you’ll be invited back next year. 😉
My baby sister lives about 3 hours away, which seems like practically next door after eight years of living no less than 9 hours away from family. Periodically, the Godfather, A, and I drive out to meet her and her husband in Charlottesville to hang out, have lunch, and catch up. A few weekends ago, we drove out to meet them and share in the fun fall ritual of apple picking! And then I saw something which inspired me to come home and get to work on this apple recipe. (more…)