Butterscotch Blondies

When I was a little girl, my mom would occasionally make Butterscotch Brownies (Blondies) out of her old red and white Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.  (This is the original recipe.) They were magnificent. This recipe differs slightly in that it has more flour so they are more like chewy cookies instead of candy. Mom’s […]

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Oat and Irish Butter Shortbread Cookies Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

These tasty, melt-in-your-mouth butter shortbread cookies are based on my grandmother’s shortbread cookies recipe. I’ve used grass-fed butter from Ireland and oat flour to give these cookies a little Irish flair. My daughter came home from school yesterday asking me if leprechauns were real and “what do snakes have to do with St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Linzer Cookies

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Linzer cookies are a holiday favorite. These Gluten-Free Vegan Linzer Cookies are as good as the original. Fill them with your favorite jam or chocolate hazelnut spread. I had so much fun making these Gluten-Free Vegan Linzer Cookies! Three years ago when I was baking with the Tuesdays With Dorie group, I made Dorie’s lovely […]

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Pfeffernusse Cookies

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Pfeffernusse cookies are a family favorite recipe lightly adapted from my very favorite cookbook, Joy of Cooking. The pfeffernusse are lightly sweet, spicy, chewy, and utterly delicious. Christmas cookies are wonderful, aren’t they? Baking favorite recipes together is one of my very favorite parts of the holidays. My husband is the first one who introduced […]

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

My favorite Christmas cookies are Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Martha Stewart.  I played around to make them gluten-free and vegan.  Some of you, I’m sure, don’t think it’s possible to make delicious vegan, GF cookies.  These are the cookies that will shatter that.  I’ll admit I haven’t adapted some recipes successfully.  But this one […]

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Malted Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malt. Let’s talk about malt. I love it. It’s so….malty. And it’s one thing that was definitely meant to be paired with milk chocolate. (Another point goes to malt!) There’s something comforting about the slightly sweet flavor of malt. When paired with whole wheat in these cookies, it’s even better. My husband said these cookies […]

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