Tag: cookies

almond cinnamon tea cookies

Spices. Yes, they spice up your life. But, spices do more than make life more fun, so to speak or make food tastier. Spices, I’m talking about the real spices that you use with seasoning and flavoring your foods, actually have huge medicinal value. So, anytime you can work in […]

old world russian tea cakes

old world russian tea cakes

These old world russian tea cakes are part of my history. My first trip to Russia was in 1988. It was momentous. As History.com explains, Mikhail S. Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party “…in March 1985, and he launched his nation on a dramatic new course. His dual […]

oreo banana custard pie

oreo banana custard pie

I always say that food is history. And, history is food. Such is the case with this Oreo banana custard pie. Well, really not ‘the’ pie, but the Oreo cookie. This iconic Oreo cookie has been around since 1912. That’s when Nabisco came up with the idea of two chocolate […]

ice cream scoop cookies

Powdered sugar makes so many cookies and desserts prettier. If you don’t have a dedicated powdered sugar container, then get one! They don’t cost much and you’ll find yourself dusting everything from fresh strawberries to grapefruit! Powdered sugar on these ice cream scoop cookies is the icing on the cake. Now […]

Sweet Treat Coffee Chocolate Chewy Crispers

coffee chocolate crispers

Check the tower of coffee chocolate crispers in the first photo.  Now, check the cookies in the second picture.  This arrangement was not intentional.  As I added more cookies to the tower, it toppled.  Now, what’s significant about this is that not one cookie cracked, crumbled and broke! Chewy crispers~~you […]

papa bear’s chocolate chip cookies

papa bear’s chocolate chip cookies

These papa bear’s chocolate chip cookies are too chocolateee says Mama Bear. These cookies are too big says Baby Bear. These chocolate chip cookies are jusssssst right says Papa Bear. ‘I like all the different chocolate pieces, and those peanuts give me the crunchy and salty that I love!’. Yes, […]

coffee crookies

coffee crookies

I get in the mood for things like most people. And, on this particular day of the birth of these crookies, I was in the mood for a chewy somewhat ‘healthy’ nutty crunchy cookie to go with my coffee for the next few mornings. I knew that oatmeal, brown sugar, […]

vintage pie crust cookies

vintage pie crust cookies

History is preserved and expressed in food and recipes. Ingredients and recipes have a beginning…somewhere in history. And, that’s the story behind this recipe. Miss Briggs was one of my three sons’ favorite teachers in high school. She is a kind and gentle soul, now retired after being a cracker […]

dead sea granola cookie mounds

dead sea granola cookie mounds

One thing that I’m kinda known for in my cooking is stretching recipes into other ideas and dishes. I have a word for that. It’s called ‘boho’ing’ a recipe or dish. I mean isn’t that what food’s all about~a basic recipe, then creating new versions or variations using this basic […]

persian walnut cookies (naan-e gerdooi)

persian walnut cookies (naan-e gerdooi)

I have this amazingly talented foodie friend, Lin, who lives in England, and her blog is Lin’s Food. She’s traveled the world. Lived in many locales. Her food is adventurous, to say the least. Plus, she’s got this delightfully articulate and sultry British accent that I could listen to all […]

bourbon drenched raisin nut oatmeal cookies

bourbon drenched oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies seem so Americana to me! I remember growing up and Mom making them sometimes. I think I love the chewy brown sugary taste with a crunch of nuts. But, when you add raisins, and bourbon drenched at that, you have a burst of sweetness that tingles your palate […]

eastern european honey walnut cookies

eastern european honey walnut cookies

The Eastern European countries, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and more, have a rich history and culture~one of the traditions that resonates in my mind when I’ve visited that area is that when you visit most anyone’s home, you’re immediately offered coffee and cake or cookies. There’s always some kind […]

ol’ saint nick cookies

Nothing is better than the scents of cookies baking, and in the boho home during the holidays that’s a definite indication of great things about to happen! These are hippie chic twists on cookie faves. Santa, Kris Kringle, Ol’ St. Nicholas, whatever you call him, and his elves work hard […]

peanut butter & jam cookies

peanut butter & jam cookies

There’s nothing more American than apple pie! Right? No, wrong! There’s nothing more American than peanut butter and jelly! And, these cookies let you have just a bite of this goodness without having to eat the entire sandwich~~of course, you’ll probably go back for a second and a third. Now, […]

heavenly chocolate cookies

This recipe was ‘boho’d’ from the original recipe from ‘My Crowded Kitchen‘ one of my favorite foodies in the universe!  When I saw the this incredible stack of chocolate love cookies that It’s Yummilicious had shared, I went right to her page then on to the blog  to see what […]

almond orange blossom macaroons

almond orange blossom macaroons

When I make Boston Cream Pie, I use about 6 egg yolks for the cream filling. You know what that means? It leaves me with lots of egg whites! So, what do you do~~well, you can make lots of things like an egg white omelette or you can macaroons. Yep, […]

~madam’s lace cookies~

madam’s lace cookies

A taste of Camelot~~this is a historical vintage recipe~~not mine but that of Marta Sgubin who was with the Kennedy family for 25+ years as governess, personal cook and long-time companion of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Here cookbook, Cooking for Madam, was a gift to me in 1998 for my birthday from […]

biscoff sea salt cookies

biscoff sea salt cookies

Any recipe that’s just 5 ingredients and gives you a finished product like this is a no brainer.  Since I fly Delta so much (and, yes, adore my loyalty perks) and since I had a jar of biscoff, and most of all since I wanted something sweet and salty, I […]

almond butter granola cookies

almond butter granola cookies

Almond butter’s kinda like it’s first-cousin peanut butter…both nuts and smooshed and ground into a luscious butter.  Now I find that almond butter separates more than peanut butter if it’s left sitting for a while~~by that I mean the oils and actual ‘ground nut meat’ go their own ways. This […]

Chinese Five-Spice Cookies

~chinese five-spice cookies~

The mind is a beautiful thing.  And, the way a mind or brain works especially in creative adventures in the kitchen intrigues me, especially my mind.  So, I wake up and have a hankerin’ for oatmeal cookies, but not just a plain ol’ grandma oatmeal cookie, not that there’s anything […]

~pineapple date current oatmeal cakies~

pineapple date oatmeal cakies

My barometer for cookies changes with my mood~~sometimes I want something really crunchy and crisp like these chocolate crispers…sometimes my palate’s calling for something chewy like these ginger cookies…and at other times, I just want something really salty!   Today my mood was calling for something earthy and spicy as in […]

Sumatra Chocolate Coconut Cream Filled Sandwich Cookie

Spicy Hot Sumatran Tiger Chocomallow Locos

Originally created as an entry into the 2013 Scharffen Chocolate Contests. This cookie sammich had to have a special name.  And, because of that I went to the most creative and zany foodie friends  I know and asked for suggestions…I mean this is not just your ordinary cookie sandwich, right? […]

~ biscoff chocolate crumbly sticks & bites~

~ biscoff chocolate crumbly sticks & bites~

You live and learn. That’s so true when cooking. So, in this easy quick recipe, I learned that to make the slicing of the sticks and bites easier I should have lined my baking dish with parchment paper. Alas, I didn’t~~cutting them in the pan was a pain and getting […]

~oreo oatmeal nut bars~

oreo oatmeal nut bars

Sometimes I have these sneak weak chocolate attacks late at night, and I tip toe to the kitchen, turn on the pantry light, and start scouring~~now if I’m lucky enough to have something I’ve baked, awesome~~but, so many times, I give away 90% of what I bake within 24 hours, […]

~chocolate joy bars~

chocolate joy bars

Here’s the ditz on this recipe~~ it flopped, I was making cookies, but they all oozed and blobbed together when baked, and they were really ‘ugly ducklings’, BUT they were famously awesomely boholiciously wonderful tasting!  As I peered into the oven when they were baking, I knew these were no […]

~chocolate almond joy spoon cookies~

~chocolate almond joy spoon cookies~

Here’s the ditz on this recipe~~ it flopped, the cookies all oozed and blobbed together when baked, and they’re really ‘ugly ducklings’, BUT they’re famously awesomely boholiciously wonderful tasting!  As I peered into the oven when they were baking, I knew these were no longer ‘cookies’ because they didn’t hold […]

~spiced walnut sandies~

~spiced walnut sandies~

My friends at Platter Talk served up some awesome looking pecan sandies on Facebook~~now as a teenager and in college, a pecan sandie was one of my most favorite cookies!  When I checked out the recipe on their blog, I learned that it was  adapted from the original recipe from Thomas […]

Preacher Cookies

Preacher Cookies

I remember growing up as a little girl in Southern West Virginia and on good weather Saturday mornings after we cleaned our postage stamp size house, my two sisters and I would head to up the street to Cathy’s house to help her with her chores, so she could get […]

Oatmeal Nut Sea Salt Chewies

oatmeal nut sea salt chewies

Rather than just slicing and baking this blue tube of sugar cookie dough that was lurking in my refrigerator~~I mean how in the world did it get there ***tsk tsk*** {blame the Pillsbury Bake Off competition, which, by the way, I never made it past the entry level of competition […]

Orange Almond Wedding Cookies

Orange Almond Wedding Cookies

These ‘Orange Almond Wedding Cookies’ look like little dollops of ice cream!  Once you bite into the buttery goodness, you know you’re tasting something that could well be addictive~~they’re almost bite size~~unless you want to be dainty and make two bites out of them~~and, they have the subtle hint of […]

Buttermilk Blueberry Scookies

buttermilk blueberry scookies

You may wonder—what’s a ‘scookie’?  It’s a new word I’ve created for this recipe because I started it out thinking I was making scones, but they ended up looking like a big fat yummy cookie, so they’ve become a ‘scookie’! These scookies are moist with a little touch of crunch—a […]

Chewy Oatmeal Date Raisin Nut Cookies

It’s really hard to mess up these cookies!  This recipe is a variation of one that I’ve used for a while from the ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ cookbook copyright 1970!  That was my very first cookbook, and its wear and tear, stains, dog-ears, and tattered cover are evidence that this […]

Raisin Almond Cookie Puffs

Raisin Almond Cookie Puffs

These cookies are pretty to look at.  These cookies are easy to make.  These cookie keep well for a few days or freeze well in an air-tight container.  These cookies go perfectly well with a cup of coffee or tea or a big ol’ glass of frosty cold milk!  Let’s […]

chewy ginger molasses cookies

It’s always a fun thing to take an admired and talented fellow foodie’s recipe and re-create it with your own spin or twist.  One of my favorite foodies is Stevie Wonder…that would be Steve from The Black Peppercorn!  He always comes up with some great recipes, and I must say, […]

Coconut Roasted Almond Chocolate Cookies

This is a quickie recipe that can be done in a pinch when you need something sweet! It’s also great for storing a few days…well, if it lasts that long…plus, you can make these mounds of love and give away~~for me, it’s like having a cookie almond joy~~Coconut Roasted Almond […]

lemon and sweet basil cookies

Light lemony and with a definite fresh basil flavor, these cookies offer a unique flavor and look with the green basil flakes to what a traditional cookie is! I made these ”Lemon and Sweet Basil Cookies’ into a pinwheel-like cookie, but you could just stack the two layers of rolled out […]