Reasons To Love Cookies

A Cookie Fit For The President

A Cookie Fit For The President

Cookies are loved and appreciated by all and with the holidays upon us, you are sure to need some recipe ideas. Here is a fabulous cookie recipe that according to former Spago pastry queen, Sherry Yard, happens to be Former President Bill Clinton’s favorite. This recipe comes from Sherry’s pastry book Desserts by the Yard: […]

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The “Ultimate” Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

The “Ultimate” Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I have a business partner that would tell you that baking oatmeal cookies is an art, not a science and that I am the ultimate oatmeal cookie artist. For his 50th birthday, I brought 50 of these freshly baked cookies by plane to his party and he thought it was the ultimate gift. As both […]

| January 12, 2013
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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

One of my favorite wedding gifts was the original Betty Crocker cookbook and it was a catalyst for my lifelong love of baking and my family’s love of cookies. Bake these yummy Mexican Wedding Cookies from the Betty Crocker  cookbook and you will be sure to  be a superstar to your family. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/2 […]

| January 9, 2013
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Cookie Basics

Cookie Basics

Two cookie staples that belong in everyone’s baking repertoire are sugar cookies and molasses cookies.  Both are delicious, light and a wonderful addition to lunch boxes and coffee breaks.  Both of these cookies are under 75 calories a piece and are a great way to satisfy that sugar craving sensibly. They also both pair well […]

| January 5, 2013
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More Crunchy Munchy Biscotti

More Crunchy Munchy Biscotti

We all know and love traditional biscotti since it satisfies both the need for sweet and the craving for crunch.  This recipe also satisfies the “Chocoholics” in your family and at only 80 calories each with chocolate dip, it packs a lot of sweet satisfaction.  These biscotti store beautifully in a tin and are great […]

| December 29, 2012
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Lovely Lady Fingers, the Versatile Cookie

Lovely Lady Fingers, the Versatile Cookie

Lady Fingers are a personal favorite of mine.  They are light, airy cookies, that originated in the late 15th century at the court of the Duchy of Savoy, and were created to mark the occasion of a visit of the King of France. Later they were given the name Savoiardi and recognized as “official” court […]

| December 22, 2012
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Biscotti, The Crunchy Munchy Cookie

Biscotti, The Crunchy Munchy Cookie

Cookies come in a wide variety of styles, representing a vast array of influences.  From dropped, to sandwich, to bars, and so on, one thing is for certain, cookies say Christmas in every shape and size. No December cookie jar would be complete without biscotti. The word “Biscotti” originates from the Latin word biscoctus, meaning […]

| December 19, 2012
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The Peanut Blossom – The 10th Day of Our 12 Days of Cookies

The Peanut Blossom – The 10th Day of Our 12 Days of Cookies

Peanut butter lovers are in a class by themselves. They are obsessed with that sticky, gooey, rich slather that is enormously satisfying with just the lick of a spoon. Add in some flour, sugar and of course chocolate (in this case in the shape of kiss) and you have a peanut butter lover’s sweet dream. […]

| December 15, 2012
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The Black ’n White Cookie -The 11th Day Of Cookies

The Black ’n White Cookie -The 11th Day Of Cookies

Today we are highlighting New York City’s signature cookie, “The Black ‘n White.” This Gotham classic can be found all over metro New York in neighborhood delis and their gourmet counterparts like Dean and Deluca and Zabar’s. In our quest to find the origin of this New York native, we were surprised that the cookie’s […]

| December 11, 2012
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The Twelve Days of Cookies

The Twelve Days of Cookies

Christmas and cookies are synonymous, so we are bringing you the twelve days of our favorite cookie recipes to enjoy and share with family and friends during this joyous time of year. On the twelfth day of cookies my mother made for me, delicious Almond Crescents.  This is one of my favorite holiday recipes and […]

| December 9, 2012
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