A cookie kind of afternoon

I made Confetti Cookies with colorful sprinkles and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies this afternoon. The sprinkle-laden treats are a SmittenKitchen recipe I’ve made before, but adding Caramel chips to my Chocolate Chip Cookies was a new twist. All of the cookies were delicious! Now I’m eager to share the baked goodness! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a cookie kind…

Macaron improvements

When our friend Margo visited on Sunday, I made raspberry French macaron cookies. But they were a total fail. They tasted ok, but they just didn’t have the right texture. So I decided to try again tonight. I found the recipe from the Sur La Table class I took last spring, and it made a…

Fast, yummy cookies

I whipped up three hot, fresh cookies tonight, and it took a sum total of 12 minutes! I made cherry chocolate chip cookie dough last week and refrigerated little heaps, all ready to bake. The cookies were delicious and I washed them down with a small glass of cold milk. Yum! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying fast, yummy…

The last Essi

These S-shaped cookies are a specialty from the island of Burano in Venice, Italy. Yep, besides the colorful houses and intricate lace, the island is famous for these delicious, crunchy vanilla cookies with a hint of lemon (also called Bussolai Buranei). Mama and I became addicted to these delightful cookies some years ago. They’re perfect at…

Warm peanut butter cookies

Tonight I made peanut butter cookies from scratch, and we washed down the warm cookies with cold milk. Heavenly! I mostly followed a recipe from one of our favorite bakeries in Santa Cruz, The Buttery. The recipe was published by the L.A. Times several years ago. I tried to make the cookies a bit smaller…

Making macarons!

Today I learned how to make French macarons! I took a class at a cooking supplies wonderland, after being inspired by a friend’s photos from taking the same class at her local shop. Our wee class of six students made Lavender Macarons filled with Chocolate Ganache and Rose Petal Jam, under the excellent instruction of…

Homemade cookie bonanza

I baked two of my favorite cookies from scratch tonight — confetti cookies (with the sprinkles) and peanut butter blossoms (with the Hershey kisses). They’re both pretty easy to make, though energy/time consuming. But it was worth it because they are delicious!!! I’m looking forward to sharing these yummy treats! Today’s #OneGoodThing was making two of…