Melt-In-Your-Mouth Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

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How is it that Chanukah is almost here already. Didn't we just cook up a storm for Rosh Hashanah? Well like it or not, Hanukkah is right around the corner. Luckily, I've got a bunch of new and totally delicious recipes up my sleeve to share with you! I'm going to start off with this fabulous cookie recipe. The inspiration for this idea came from these cookies, which were (and continue to be) a total success. They're delicious and easy and totally scream "chanukah!" So I decided to come up with this new version. I made a melt-in-your-mouth cookie dough - with cream cheese in it, of course. And then I press a hanukkah coin right into the middle of it. How adorable is that? Get on these … [Read more...]

Coffee Cake Cream Cheese Cookies

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You might have noticed, if you're a steady reader, that I kinda like to use cream cheese in my recipes. Whether it's a great new cheesecake recipe, this delicious bundt cake,  these brown butter cookies, or perhaps my ever popular Cappuccino cookies, or even one of these delicious frostings, cream cheese just makes yummy things even yummier. Oh, wait. I almost forgot that one of my most popular recipes ever has cream cheese in it! Well. I guess I kind of can't help myself. I just keep putting cream cheese into more of my baked goods. In my defense, they keep coming out so freaking delicious. Can you really blame me? Take these cookies for example. They have the flavor and crumbs of a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

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I wish I had a great story to share with you about these cookies, but sadly, I don't. It was a minute of inspiration, caused by the can of pumpkin sitting on my pantry shelf. I wanted to make pumpkin cookies, but most of the recipes I found were more to the cakey side. I wanted cookies with a chocolate chip cookie type texture, and struck gold with this recipe. Then, I couldn't help throwing in some butterscotch chips, y'know, for some more awesomeness. The pumpkin flavor of these cookies is subtle, but it's definitely there. Add the cinnamon and butterscotch and you have the perfect fall cookie. Don't have butterscotch chips handy? Sub chocolate chips instead for a delicious pumpkin … [Read more...]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies and a Second Blogiversary! {Giveaway!}

Chocolate Sugar Cookies for a blog birthday!

Honestly, I never thought today would come. Not the date, that's a given. Not Wednesday, that's just...Monday III. No, when I say that I never expected today to come, I mean this post. Right now. Right here. Me, celebrating the second anniversary of the date that I pressed "publish" on my first ever post. Last year, on my first blogiversary, I talked about how much I deliberated before I started my blog. And I discussed how utterly amazed I was when people started to come, to read, and to cook. And over the last 12 months, my amazement has grown, just like the blog. It's amazing how many of you come visit my tiny little corner of the internet. I'm awed and flattered to be a part of so … [Read more...]

Speculoos (Biscoff) Biscotti

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A trendy cookie like speculoos or biscoff combines perfectly with a traditional treat like biscotti. Intrigued? Read on! If you follow me on various social media platforms, you may have seen that I was just on vacation. And now I am not. Needless to say, I am not happy about that. I want to be at the beach, not in my kitchen waiting for cookies to cool, anticipating another long day of work tomorrow. But that's life. Some things, like the beach, are awesome. Some things aren't. Take, for example, my cookies and cream biscotti recipe. The recipe? Awesome. The pictures? Not so much. The result? Nobody really noticed them. Which is a darn shame, because trust me, they were of the don't … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

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These dense and crunchy Oatmeal Peanut Butter M&M Cookies are a party in your mouth! Read on... I can't even tell you how many times I intended to post this recipe. I made it a whole bunch of times. And each time these adorable looking cookies got rave reviews. But somehow I never managed to write down the recipe. And worse, never got to photograph these cookies. And so for months, these cookies went un-posted. And that's a shame, because they're really delicious. So I sacrificed for all of you. I baked up yet another batch of these cookies. On a fast day, of all days. Big mistake. These smell amazing when they bake, and my entire family was quite unhappy with me, forced to smell … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffin Cookies

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If you've been reading my blog and/or magazine column for a while, you might have noticed that I like to do things a little differently. Here's an example. People love blueberry muffins. I have to say, I do too. And people even like a healthy version of blueberry muffins. I have to say, I find them to be a fabulous treat for my dieting self. But sometimes, I like to turn things on their heads. Make a completely different version of a classic. (Remember my S'mores Surprise Cookies, Rice Krispy Treat Bark, and other fun treats?) These cookies are a good example of this. Sure, I would have just made blueberry muffins, but where's the fun in that? So instead, I created blueberry muffin cookies. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookies

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Ok, I am going to just come out and admit it. Half the reason I love these cookies is that they are so darned cute looking. Seriously, pastel shades of yellow and pink scream "spring is here!" to me. Even when the weather is screaming "sorry, spring has been cancelled this year! We're alternating between winter days and summer days until further notice." Oops. This totally wasn't meant to be a rant about the weather. But once we're on the topic, how crazy is it that in a span of a couple of days, I went from sweatshirts and shivering to how-high-does-the-AC-in-this-car-go. It's a pain trying to get dressed for the day when you have to remember that there's a 25 degree fluctuation … [Read more...]

Cappuccino Cream Cheese Cookies

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I'm so excited to share this recipe with you folks today! I recently developed these cookies for company called Baker's Choice. I've been a fan of theirs for a while, and I'd like to tell you a bit about them. For kosher bakers and those in the New York area, Baker's Choice is found to be a familiar name. But for those who haven't heard the name before, let me introduce you to their fabulous line of baking products. They sell a full line of non dairy chocolate chips, non dairy peanut butter, caramel and, best of all, cappuccino chips. These chips are full of coffee goodness flavor, and provide a nicely different flavor from the typical chocolate. Also...coffee, duh. Anyway, in honor of the … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Recipe Roundup!

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I don't know about you, but I love cheesecake. All flavors, all shapes, all varieties. If it's creamy and cheesey, I. Am. In. Well the holiday of Shavuot is coming (for those of you who aren't familiar with it, click here). If there's ever a time to go crazy making cheesecake, it's for a holiday where it's traditional to eat cheesecake (among other dairy treats!). So whether you are celebrating this holiday, or just love a good slice of cheesecake, I have gathered up over 65 of the best cheesecake recipes from all over the internet. I've divided the recipes up into catergories, so scroll down, click over, and enjoy! (Links to the recipes in the photos are directly below the picture.) And … [Read more...]