Archive for the 'Cookie Crush' Category

Kitchen Sink Cookies

A couple weeks ago, I wanted to bake.  Not really having a specific cookie in mind, I decided to “go big or go home”, so went downstairs to the pantry and grabbed as many ingredients as I could.  The bricks of butter had already been taken out to soften earlier that day. I am a Read More

Toaster Strudels

I was a teenager when I took my first bite of a pop tart.  The first time my dad bought them, I had them as a snack, not as a breakfast item.  My dad treated them like a baked cookie, clever! So, I had half of one.  The thought of sinking my teeth into this Read More

Cream of Tartar

Have you ever come across a recipe you are dying to try, then realize you are short one ingredient? What do you do? Do you look for another recipe to try or are you like me, who will think of a way to substitute this, that, and/or the other, to make that recipe happen? It Read More

Making Macarons (Macaroons)

A confection that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years is the Macaron. While a lot of us believe the Macaron originated in France, there has been some debate that it originated in Italy – “Some have traced its French debut back to the arrival of Catherine de’ Medici’s Italian pastry Read More

Another Cookie Exchange

This entry was supposed to have been uploaded in December, but various things prevented me from posting in time.  When reading, you will notice that the tense is not right.  I apologize for this. It’s that time of year again, and although it’s the same time every year, it always hits me in the face! Read More

Chocolate Shortbread

  One of my favourite Christmas cookies is Chocolate Shortbread.  I am not a fan of chocolate, can do with or without it, but these little morsels are amazing.  They are to die for and just melt in your mouth.  What makes this better, you ask?  A pinch of sea salt! Next year I will Read More

Crispy Butter Cookies

I’m not sure whether it’s the love to eat cookies or the thought of having them in the house 24/7. If you’ve read my cookie articles, you will understand. I’m not a fan of sugar.  In fact, I make it a mission to buy the least amount of packaged goods, learning how to create tastier, healthier Read More

Pumpkin Raisin Scones

It was about 10 years ago that I started experimenting with pumpkin.  I strongly recommend roasting your own, then pureeing versus buying canned.  Yes, much more work, but it is much healthier to make your own.  And the taste and texture ….. wow! These scones can also double as cookies, depending on who you’re catering to Read More

Types of Cookies

How many types of cookies are there? I answered “five”, but I believe there are six.  I’ll list them for you and offer a brief description. Drop Cookies These are the simplest to make.  Once the wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly combined, the dough may be dropped from a spoon straight onto the cookie Read More