Cookies in the dark

The heat wave drags on and knocked out power in most of our neighborhood last night. Hence the late post. I’d spent much of the day making cookie dough in preparation of upcoming festivities. I portioned out most of the dough in ready-to-bake balls, but I baked a few for quality control. 🙂 When we…

Help with my Hamentashen

I made dozens of Hamentashen today, but I froze when I rolled out my dough and it crumbled. Lucky for me, I was able to call up the cookbook author, because she’s a dear family friend. She talked me through and gave me extra tips. While I was baking, I thought about the many times…

Cookies for Mama’s memoir class

Mama returned to her Memoir Writing Class this afternoon after a hiatus, and I got to walk her in and meet everyone! I made my special cherry chocolate chip cookies for the occasion and they were a hit. Though I know a couple of these smiling faces, most of them were new to me. As her…

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…