Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Let’s just get this out of the way.  I need cookies. Something about a cookie just makes me feel, when the stress of the season threatens to be my undoing, that everything will be ok, nothing is that bad, and I can cope.  My flavor of the moment is chocolate and peanut butter.  It is really, really working for me, so I took those flavors and made chewy, moist, deeply chocolate cookies studded with peanut buttery chips.   They...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cookies

The holidays put me in the mood for cookies! Of course, as you may already know, I love and adore cookies.  Since it is the holidays I am in the mood for pretty cookies that taste really good.  Those kind of cookies are not only good for nibbling on as you wrap presents but for great for giving as gifts.  While thumbing through my cookie folder, and yes I do have a whole folder devoted to cookie recipes, I came across an old culinary...

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Christmas Cookie Round-up – Part 2

Last year I gave you all a round-up of cookies perfect for the holiday season … and I plan to do the same again this year!  I mean, what is better than contemplating cookies to help you get over your turkey hang-over? Next week I will be posting my entry for Challenge 8 of Project Food Blog – and trust me, you do not want to miss that – as well as a few more ideas for using up any left-over turkey.  I have all sorts...

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White Chocolate, Cranberry, Pecan, and Sweet Potato Cookies

My kitchen is a very happy place right now. After summer, fall is my favorite season for cooking.  Autumn vegetables, fruits, and spices are among my favorite things to cook with.  The warm flavors speak of home and comfort to me.  Because I love these flavors I tend to overbuy fresh fall produce when it hits the stores.  What can I say – I’m greedy!  In this case I had too many sweet potatoes.  What I came up with is all...

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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

I may be one of the only people who do not like Oreo cookies all that much. I know, I know, EVERYONE like Oreo’s (and if you gave me some I would eat them) but they are not, and never have been, my favorite.  It is the texture of the cookie.  For many the crispness of the chocolate cookie really works, but it has never worked for me.  Give me a substantial, buttery cookie … something along the lines of a shortbread...

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Salted Honey Lavender Shortbread

Lavender, as an ingredient, is a little controversial. Most people I know either love it or hate it.  There is little room in between.  With its clean floral aroma, and a flavor that reminds me of rosemary with out the vociferous pine aftertaste, lavender can be delightful if used properly.  As with anything, too much can ruin a dish.  Do it right and you end up with something subtle, fragrant, and beautiful. My favorite flavor to...

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