Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost didn’t want to post this recipe, since it is such a treasured one. Here’s why: 18 years ago, my family moved into a new house. The neighbors across the street, Bob and Barb, brought over housewarming cookies. They were so delicious that we asked for the recipe. We’ve since given a batch ofContinue reading “Barb’s Cookies: The Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Father’s Day reminds me of the weekly Sunday drives I used to take with my Dad to visit my grandparents, NPR always filling the car. Upon arrival: a freshly baked tray of cookies. But peanut butter also always reminds me of my father–it seems to be a mainstay in the kitchen, whether for sandwiches orContinue reading “Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

These remind me of the oatmeal raisin cookies I used to eat in my elementary school’s cafeteria. Except that these White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies are so much better. There is still the spice and chew that was so familiar in the grade school version, but now there’s a hint of maple, tang from the driedContinue reading “White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies”

Banana Cream Pudding Cookies

 Unexpected flavors, with the crunch of Nilla wafers, and the added sweetness of white chocolate pieces, these Banana Cream Pudding Cookies took me by surprise– in the best way possible. With the help of pudding mix, the cookies stay moist in the center, while still being sturdy. You could try using any type of chocolate chipContinue reading “Banana Cream Pudding Cookies”

Ginger Spice Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks

I’ve always shied away from making spice cookies mostly because my uncle is famous in our family for his version. His are of the gingersnap variety, i.e. crunchy. This recipe, Ginger Spice Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks, is not crunchy, and thus I don’t feel like I’m invading on my uncle’s cookie celebrity. In fact, theseContinue reading “Ginger Spice Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks”

Snickerdoodle Blondies

My father had a hard time grasping the name of these Snickerdoodle Blondies. “Doodly-whats?” “Snoodles?” In fact, the etymology for snickerdoodle shows a similarity to the German word for snail (Schneke), but it could also simply be a 19th century English word for an easily-made treat. Ultimately, who really cares? It’s all about taste inContinue reading “Snickerdoodle Blondies”

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

Halloween is to sugar rushes, as Thanksgiving is to turkey-induced sleepiness. These Butterscotch Pudding Cookies provide all the sweetness you could ask for in one irresistible cookie. Made with butterscotch, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, this is an instant favorite. Pudding mix keeps these treats moist, as seen before as an ingredient in Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.Continue reading “Butterscotch Pudding Cookies”

Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I shocked myself with these Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies. On a gorgeous late-August day, surrounded by good friends at a barbecue, these cookies went before my eyes. These treats have texture from the oatmeal, but also a tantalizing sweet-salty combination, which makes it hard to eat just one. In fear of sounding like I alwaysContinue reading “Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Almond Joy Cookies

I am now living in a house with fifteen other people, and though our kitchen is generous in size, I still only have one shelf to keep all of my food. This means that boxes of cereal, cans of soup, and coffee take precedence for shelf space over kitchen staples like flour, sugar, etc. WhatContinue reading “Almond Joy Cookies”

The Ocean (and Brown Butter-Fleur de Sel-Chocolate Chip Cookies)

I made these: I went here: The ocean is my therapy. Maybe I have obscured vision, but if you stare at the horizon for long enough, it becomes a solid white line. Things become aligned, at peace. Even if it is below freezing out. Other things that make me at peace: film rolls and theseContinue reading “The Ocean (and Brown Butter-Fleur de Sel-Chocolate Chip Cookies)”