I promise I don’t exist simply to reblog Smitten Kitchen recipes. It’s just that I follow that blog on Facebook, save a lot of the links, and thus have easy access to them. ANYWAY. Some time ago my husband sent me this cookie recipe from The New York Times. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad… Continue reading Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have written with great affection about the Betty Crocker Cooky Book before, and recently I decided to embark on a project concerning not just the book but my absolutely favorite part of the book, the “great cookies of history” section. Really, it is called “Betty Crocker’s Best Cookies” but my version sounds more interesting. When… Continue reading Best cookies of 1910-1920: Ginger Creams
Well, it only took me about 25 years of making cookies before I finally solved my flat-cookie problem. I’ve made a lot of cookies in my time, and my best cookie is an oatmeal chocolate chip that is a genuine county fair blue ribbon award winner. (The big secret is that the recipe is the one on… Continue reading Black & white chocolate chip cookies.
We didn’t go to (or have) a cookout this Labor Day weekend but we did manage to catch a couple of movies, visit with family and enjoy an extra day off. I had time to get in two rounds of baking, too. I have been buying a good bit of cake mix lately, for my… Continue reading Red velvet crinkles.
I always have visions of making the perfect twee desserts. In these visions, I’m just whipping up adorable cakes and gorgeous candies offhandedly, like oh the house is kind of a mess in a shabby chic way but hey I’m going to make and decorate a cake that’s shaped like an English cottage with tiny… Continue reading Dulce de leche whoopie pies. Whoopie!
When I was little I loved paging through my mom’s Betty Crocker Cooky Book, which by the time I came around had seen better days. I loved the book because there was a section on favorite cookies of different eras, and the history buff in me enjoyed reading about the prevailing cookie trends of the past. I… Continue reading Russian Tea Cakes.
Did I tell you about the time I tried to make butternut squash ravioli? My efforts to make this dinner, at least, were very impressive. I made the pasta. I rolled the pasta. I hand-cut, filled and sealed the ravioli. And they weren’t ultimately half-bad, but I should have made the pasta much much thinner.… Continue reading Snickerdoodles.