Sugar Cookies with Lemon Almond Buttercream Frosting

Looking forward to spring? These sugar cookies mix the zest of lemon and the rich flavor of almonds to create a springtime treat. So let it snow outside. Your home will be warm and toasty and scented with the heavenly aroma of buttercream. (At least until your family devours the cookies!)

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Carol Browne’s Lavender Biscuits

Straight from the oven, these are simply divine! Who would have thought that lavender worked so well in sweet biscuits, but it gives them a lovely fresh flavour.

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Snow Topped Chocolate Crinkles

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Be sure to check back…

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Double Chocolate Biscotti

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Be sure to check back…

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Fudge Thumbprints With Raspberry Filling

It’s the week before Christmas, so that means it’s time for baking (and eating) cookies! If you do not like the “traditional” type of Christmas cookies–sugar, ginger bread, almond, and so forth–I have some recipes for you this week that will cause Santa to leave extra presents under the tree. Be sure to check back…

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 butter or margarine 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces or morsels Nonstick spray Materials: Measuring…

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Cookie Bars

This family favorite dessert is a little bit like a cookie, a little bit like a candy bar, and 100% delicious. Ingredients ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 egg 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder…

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Anne Montgomery’s Twisted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anne Montgomery joins me in the virtual kitchen today to talk about cookies.  Take it away Ann! When Ruth Graves Wakefield invented chocolate chip cookies in 1938 – hence forth named Toll House Cookies for the inn she owned in Whitman, Massachusetts – the confection became an instant American classic. So, perhaps, no one should…

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Spring Fling Gingerbread Cookies

Many people tend to think about gingerbread around the winter holidays with good reason. The tradition of decorating a gingerbread house began in Germany during the 16th Century and was associated with Christmas. Queen Elizabeth I is credited for the idea of making ornaments out of gingerbread men, gilding the dough with gold leaf and…

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Treena Mui’s Sugar Cookies

In the second book of The Last Timekeepers young adult time travel series, The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret, Treena Mui attempts to soothe the time traveling troops’ appetites by baking them a batch of sugar cookies using her family’s secret recipe. The problem is she mistakenly used salt as the main ingredient instead of sugar. It really wasn’t her fault—all the jars were marked in Dutch. Poor Jordan is still trying to wash the taste out of his mouth!

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Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies

For the ones you love on Valentine’s Day

This is a new family favorite. I made these in place of my traditional Christmas Cookies this year, and have requests to make them for all upcoming holidays. For New Years I made an extra batch to store in the freezer for any time an unexpected guest visits, and they lasted about a day.

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Leigh Goff’s Sweet Dreams Cookies and Magical Romance

Leigh Goff is a talented Young Adult author who blends fantasy and romance into her remarkable stories. Her latest book Disenchanted released through Mirror World Publishing in print and eBook on June first. These cookies are just what a white witch like sixteen-year-old Sophie Greensmith from my debut YA fantasy, Disenchanted, would bake after a…

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