apricot pistachio oatmeal cookies

Apricot Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Think what a better world it would be if we all-the whole world-had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap.

~ Robert Fulghum, author

Imagine if we could do that, just like when we were kids.  I agree with Mr. Fulghum, the world would be a better place.  The only question is… Continue reading

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cream cheese shortbread with toasted walnuts and orange zest

Cream Cheese Shortbread

If you’re looking for buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a nutty crunch, look no further than these cream cheese shortbread cookies flavored with toasted walnuts and orange. The addition of cream cheese transforms these from the traditional sandy and crumbly shortbread to lighter, softer cookies. For an even more cake-like texture, roll the dough into balls instead of using a cookie cutter. Continue reading

pumpkin pecan snickerdoodle cookies with maple sugar

Forgive me for being a bit repetitive, but I can’t seem to stop myself from baking almost every pumpkin treat I see on Pinterest.  Today, I baked snickerdoodle cookies that have gone through a seasonal makeover with the addition of pumpkin purée, nutmeg, allspice, and ground ginger. Another ingredient I added is maple sugar, an intriguing new item in my pantry I recently found at Trader Joe’s.

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andes® crème de menthe chip cookies

If you’re a fan of Andes® Crème de Menthe candies as I am, then you’ll love these cookies.  They are deliciously minty and chocolatey at the same time, perfect with a glass of milk.  For those of you not familiar with these after-dinner treats, they are small rectangular candies consisting of a layer of mint sandwiched between layers of chocolate that come in a distinctive shiny green foil wrapper.  While I rarely think to buy them, it always brings a smile to my face when I get them with the check at the end of a restaurant meal or find one on my pillow when staying at a hotel.  Continue reading