Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Even though fall is a more than a month away, I’m getting my taste buds ready. Here we are combining hearty oats with crunchy apple bits and warm cinnamon spice. If you have an apple in your fridge, it’s a sure sign that you are destined to make these cookies. Let’s do it. The dry…

Russian Tea Cakes

One definition of wholesome is promoting health or well-being of mind or spirit. These cookies are good for the soul. We start with a short list of ingredients and a food processor. Finely chopped almonds are a must. The dough comes together quite nicely in a stand mixer. Rolling the dough into one inch balls will…

Amaretto and Almond Biscotti

My mother-in-law’s gift of her homemade amaretto lends outstanding flavor to these twice baked cookies. Both almond and vanilla extracts boost flavor. Fresh cracked almonds provide nutrition and texture. Once the dough is ready, it is shaped into logs and baked. The logs must cool before slicing with a serrated knife. After the cookies are sliced they are…

Lemon Cookies

These cake-like lemon scented and lemon flavored cookies are easy to make and delicious to eat. Lemon Cookies 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon each salt, baking powder…

ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits have a history. ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, established during WWI. The wives and mothers of soldiers overseas created these biscuits because they were worried about the nutrition of the food their boys were receiving. These treats do not contain eggs, due to the fact that most poultry farmers…

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Have you ever had one of those days? One where you just go where the day takes you? Saturday, we found ourselves in the front yard of a library, perusing through books for sale. A dollar for hardcover and fifty cents for paperbacks. We spent over an hour meandering through tables piled high with knowledge. Ethan…

Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies

Do you know what these are? They may very well be the best cookie you’ve ever had. No joke. Almonds, pecans and walnuts are ground using a coffee grinder. I substituted a cup of this nut flour for some of the all-purpose flour, adding protein and tons of flavor to the traditional chocolate chip cookie. The…

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Vanilla Chip Cookies

I was on my own at the age of sixteen, so I worked part-time all throughout high school. During the summer, I worked at the local motor speedway, directing traffic. For a while, I drove to CVS after school several days a week, to work until 9pm, as a cashier. At one time, I also…

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Today I spent the day in the kitchen, mixing and measuring, stirring and sifting, while dancing and singing Christmas songs. It was really therapeutic. I made two pans of Lemon Squares, Christmas sugar cookie cutouts, banana bread with walnuts, cranberry orange nut bread and a new cookie that I had never tried before, oatmeal butterscotch cookies. These are so…

Spritz

To me, baking is very therapeutic. I enjoy the measuring and mixing, the sifting and stirring. But today, I found a way to take all the fun out of it. They’re called Spritz cookies. On Sunday, we went to a flea market and I found a brand new, in the box, Wilton Spritz cookie press for…

Oatmeal PB Sandwich Cookies

Sometimes you just need to bake something, well I do anyway. Last night I made a deliciously satisfying cookie. It has all my favorites in it… Oatmeal. Walnuts. Cinnamon. Brown Sugar. Peanut Butter. The original recipe can be found here. For the cookies: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp…

Homemade Butter

My boy recently went on a field trip with his class to an 1800’s homestead where they helped churn butter the old fashioned way. Because I love the idea of making whatever you can yourself, I immediately went out and bought a pint of heavy cream to make our own butter. There are numerous ways…