• Dessert,  Recipe

    Frosted Flakes Maple Cookies

    If you enjoy a sweet treat, let me suggest these Frosted Flakes Maple Cookies. The cookies themselves smell like pancakes when they’re baking. Topped with a light buttercream and crunchy flakes, they are a temptation. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Syrupy sweet ccokies for the sugar fiend in your life. Finally, when they got to the Hess, Kylie asked, “Can we split a Reese’s?” She had yet to outgrow an unwavering devotion to sugar– she would pour maple syrup over Frosted Flakes if you turned your head the other way. Louisa Luna, Two Girls Down Tweet If…

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    Vanilla Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

    These cookies are just like mom’s, soft and chewy with the added texture of walnuts and a hint of vanilla flavoring.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google your basic chocolate chip cookies with a hint of vanilla flavoring and the added texture of walnuts … dang, I must have forgotten it. Some would say, Skip it. Go home. Fools. You can’t bake a decent cookie without gobs of vanilla extract. Kraya makes cookies every Saturday. Today is Saturday and there is no way I’m missing another cookie-Saturday.” Vince Taplin, Alex Six Tweet If you like this recipe, check…

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    Linzer Heart Cookies

    These English tea cookies are adorable and a great base for so many flavors and shapes. Originating in Austria, the oldest known recipe was found in 1653. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google pretty and delicious heart shaped cookies for your loved ones! He might be right. Maybe we did grow heart bones. But what if the only way of knowing you grew a heart bone is by feeling the agony caused by the break? Colleen Hoover, Heart Bones Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Heart Bones…

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    Chocolate, Champagne, Coffee and Raspberry Macarons

    Yes, macarons are a particular dessert to make. They can be finicky but you can do it! They are so delicious and fresh when made at home. Here I have two basic macaron recipes: vanilla and chocolate. With these, the macaron flavors are limitless! Just finish with your filling of choice. Below, I have four fillings to get you started: chocolate, champagne,  raspberry and coffee. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google with this base, the colors and filling flavors are unlimited!! with this base, the filling flavors are unlimited!! Chocolate “Addie has discovered chocolate. Harder to come by…

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    Easy Sugar Cookies

    Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and simple, these cookies are the perfect base for all of your creativity! “For a split second her daughter looked like a little girl again, her dark eyes wide with hope, her “lips curving into a hesitant smile. Years’ worth of parties were between them now, a net of shared memories. “Of course,” Kate said. “I love those cookies.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!     You can buy Firefly Lane here from Amazon or you can also choose…

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    Cream Wafers

    Every Christmas, my aunt would make these pretty cream wafers. They quickly became one of my favorite holiday treats and I now make them every year.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google These take a little effort but they are such delicious little bites. Looking for more holiday recipes? Click below to see my full collection.

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    Peanut Butter Blossom Kisses

    My mother always makes these for Christmas. Peanut butter cookie goodness with dark chocolate kisses make the perfect bite.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google It's impossible to have just one! “Teddy leaned on the talkback button and said, “Julia would like to know if she may have a cookie.” Billy leaned in and said, “Yes, she may.” And then he added, “Just make sure it’s a…normal one.” I took Julia by the hand and we went to the kitchen and we split a peanut butter cookie.” Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones Tweet If you like these, check…

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    Cherry Pie Bites (Kolaches)

    These Czechoslovakian desserts have been in my family for generations. At my home, it just isn’t Christmas without them.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google This cookie is a family holiday tradition passed down for generations. “Nina leaned her elbows on the iron balusters and gazed past the cherry orchards—the most popular stop on the palace tour, because of that old story about King George I and the cherry tree—to the city beyond. Washington, the nation’s capital.” Katharine McGee, American Royals Tweet

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    Christmas Sugar Cookies

    Is it really Christmas if you don’t have sugar cookies?? I love a pretty, perfectly decorated sugar cookie, but for the holidays, the more frosting and sprinkles, the better! My four year old agrees with me.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and simple, these cookies are the perfect base for all of your creativity! Every Saturday, she couldn’t wait to get to the glass display case and look at the giant sugar cookies decorated like frosted animal faces and flowers. Kali White, The Monsters We Make Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book…

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    Peppermint Mocha Cookies

    My two very favorite flavors of the holiday season come together in this fun Christmas cookie! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Andrew tastes like peppermint and chocolate, smells like the smoke from the wood in the fireplace, and feels like sunshine. Christina Lauren, In A Holidaze Tweet Peppermint and mocha- my favorite holiday drink of the year in one delicious Christmas cookie! If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!     You can purchase In A Holidaze here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at…

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    Innocent Meringue Cookies

    A dessert doesn’t get much more innocent than this. At only 23 calories per cookie, these are light, sweet and guilt free.  In the law of innocence, for every man not guilty of a crime, there is a man out there who is. And to prove true innocence, the guilty man must be found and exposed to the world. That was my plan. To go further than a jury verdict. To expose the guilty and make my innocence clear. It was the only way out. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google…

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    Apricot Thumbprints

    These delicious, delicate cookies are so easy to make! A shortbread base with bright apricot jam, this is the perfect bite. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 2/3 cup sugar 2 egg yolks, room temperature 1 t almond extract 2 1/3 cups flour 1/4 t salt 1/2 cup apricot preserves Heat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and extract. Mix. Stir in flour and salt. Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Make an indent with your thumb and add a drop of apricot preserves. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until the bottoms get golden. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Makes 36 cookies. Nerdy Tip always,…