Category: Cookies & Bars

Flourless Almond Cookies

These Flourless Almond Cookies are almost too good to be true. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and they take just 4 ingredients and 25 minutes to make. And they’re totally delicious. Delicious crunchy nutty almond cookies that are made mostly from healthy almonds. 2 cups blanched slivered almonds or Purchase Almond Flour2/3 cup sugar1 large eggZest from 1 lemon1/8 teaspoon salt24 roasted…


Spicy Molasses Cookies

A delicious sweet and spicy cookie, that’s crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle. Makes about 24 large cookies. Baking time will vary. Mine took 15 minutes. Bake a little longer for crispier cookies or a bit less for chewier. INGREDIENTS  1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)2 cups white sugar2 large eggs1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)3 1/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1 Tbsp. baking…


Key Lime Squares

Seriously, make this recipe. Recipe:From Cooks IllustratedCrust:5 ounces animal crackers (about 1 1/4 C crumbs) I used Graham wafer crumbs3 tbs light or dark brown sugar packedpinch salt4 tbsp butter melted and cooled slightly Filling:2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature1 tbsp grated lime zest1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk1 large egg yolk1/2 C key lime…


BIG OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

INGREDIENTS 1cup butter1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs1teaspoon vanilla1 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt2 1⁄3 cups rolled oats1(12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate 1 1⁄2 cups nuts, chopped walnuts or pecans DIRECTIONS Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl of an electric mixer, until creamy; beat in eggs and vanilla.In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking…


Ginger Cookie-Mashed Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yield: 48 cookies A simple slice-and-bake technique makes this cookie quick and efficient. Plus, it produces uniformly sized cookies. This recipe yields double the cookies you will need for the sandwiches. Freeze extra cookies for later, or double the ice cream and make more ice cream sandwiches Ingredients For the ice cream 6 oz. frozen, no-sugar-added…


Hermit Bars (on the softer side)

Instructions 1 cup  raisins2 tablespoons  finely chopped crystallized ginger8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter (right out of the refrigerator)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground allspice2 cups  all-purpose flour, plus more for the board1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon table salt3/4 cup packed  dark brown sugar1/2 cup  molasses 2 large eggs, room temperature1 1/2 tablespoons orange juice3/4 cup…


Chocolate & Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies

These are so good that I want to post the recipe.. Ingredients (makes 40 cookies): 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 egg 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet) 1 cup Reese’s…


Gingerbread Biscotti

Ingredients 2-1/4 cupsunbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tsp. ground ginger 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. table salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup lightly packed candied ginger, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup molasses 2 large eggs 2 tsp. finely grated orange…


Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Makes 24-30 cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup toasted walnuts/pecans,…


Rugelach

Ingredients Classic Cream Cheese Dough: 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups all-purpose flour (measured and sifted) Filling: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves or jam (Sour cherry preserve is…


Bubby Judy’s Mandelbrot

3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds 1/2 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup toasted coconut, cooled. 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries beat eggs and sugar, add oil, vanilla, add flour and baking powder till a soft dough…


Triple Chocolate Biscotti/Mandelbrot

Perfect for Passover or any other time. Makes 24 to 36 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1¼ cups sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon potato starch 1½ cups ground almonds or almond meal ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1. Set the oven at 350…


Triple the Ginger Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger Directions In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until…


Heart Shaped Giant Cookie

Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips divided INSTRUCTIONS PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease and…


Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Makes 12 – 14 cookies 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups flour 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ¾ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ cup shredded coconut 2 cups confectioners sugar 1. Heat…


Momofuku Milk Bar Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

Deep and dark chocolate cookies with a salty bite and crunchy chocolate crumbs. Ingredients Chocolate Crumb: ⅔ Cup all purpose unbleached flour 1 tsp cornstarch ½ Cup sugar ⅔ Cup cocoa powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted For the cookies: 16 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature 1½ C sugar 2…


Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish Sweetened cocoa, for…


Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

Dear cookie lovers, these oatmeal cookies are perfect. if you are a thin and crispy oatmeal cookie lover, these are for you! and if you are like me and prefer your cookies soft and chewy, well, these are still for you! I have never had a more delicious crunchy cookie overtake my desire for soft…


Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti (Dorie Greenspan) Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbsp instant espresso powder 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped almonds 4 oz bittersweet…


Orange Butter Cookies with Grand Marnier Glaze

Yields about 3 dozen cookies Citrus cookies with a Grand Marnier glaze take their cue from crêpes Suzette, the classic dessert of flambéed crêpes and boozy orange sauce. Make the cookies 10-1/2 oz. (2-1/3 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed 1/2 tsp. table salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder 8 oz. (1 cup) unsalted butter,…


Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Yields about 1 dozen 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 ounces slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, melted (for drizzle)…


chocolate almond toffee bars

Anna Olson INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 tsp fine salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup Skor toffee bits 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup sliced almonds 300-mL can sweetened condensed milk INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line an 8-inch (2 L) square…


Oatmeal, Chocolate chip & Pecan Cookies

2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups chocolate chips 1 cup…


Big Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oversized cookies are easy to make at home. For a variety, you can use butterscotch flavoured chips, chocolate chips or 1 cup of chopped nuts. 1 cup butter or margarine softened 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups AP Flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt…


Cappuccino Biscotti

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp instant espresso 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, semi sweet 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tblsp kahlua liqueur 1/2 cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt Instructions…


Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Chewy, nutty, chocolatey — delicious! from Baking: From My Home to Yours For the oatmeal layer: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 cups (packed) brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups…


Chocolate Pecan Walnut Globs

Fabulous! one of the best cookies I ever made. Enjoy! Definitely will satisfy your chocolate cookie/brownie cravings! Ingredients 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 2 extra-large eggs 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon…


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Myself, I must have tried about a dozen different chocolate chip cookie recipes. Now! THESE chocolate chip cookies. They belong to Cooks Illustrated, so you know they have no other option but to be amazing. And they are. But with that it also means that they must contain a…


Apple Caramel Streusel Squares

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups Flour 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cold butter, cut up 6 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced small juice of 1/2 lemon 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed…


Almond and Cranberry Biscotti

Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1 cup toasted slivered almonds coarsely chopped, to toast almonds, 350 deg for 8 minutes. 2/3 cup dried cranberries…


Turtle Cookies

fantastic cookie! The caramel stays soft. It turns out to be one fabulous looking cookie that is equally delicious. about 2 dozen cookies Recipe from America’s Test Kitchen Holiday Cookies 2010 Special Issue Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar…


Pecan Coconut Squares with Chocolate ganache glaze

4 oz butter 1/4c sugar 1 whole egg 1 1/4 cups AP flour 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth and creamy. Mix in the egg and then, on low speed, mix in the flour until mostly incorporated. Finish folding the dough together by hand to minimize…


chocolate chip cookie bowls

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl Michael Ruhlman 8 ounces butter, room temperature 4 ounces brown sugar 4 ounces white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 ounces flour (about a cup and a half) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chocolate chips Put the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg and vanilla…


Sweet Cake Thins

I really like cake and I really like cookies, so…. I made my carrot cake recipe in 2 5×9 load pans, same for my banana bread and sliced them thin, (Easy to do when the loaves are cold, or semi frozen, wrap in foil paper and put them in the fridge over-night) put them on…


Chocolate-Espresso Cookie Balls

Cocoa, coffee and pecans are rolled together in these semisweet, sugar-dusted cookies. Anyone who is a chocolate and espresso fan is sure to love these! 2 sticks softened unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder 1/2 teaspoon…


White, Milk & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

approximately 40 cookies Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips 3/4…


Brownie Bottom Cherry Cheesecake Squares

INGREDIENTS 1 cup 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips (divided) 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup for drizzle after cooled. 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter Nonstick cooking spray 1-1⁄2 cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1…


Blueberry Streusel Bars with Lemon-Cream Filling

Blueberry Streusel Bars with Lemon-Cream Filling 1 cup unsalted butter, softened; more for the pan 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats) 1-1/3 cups packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. table salt 1 tsp. baking powder 1 large egg, separated 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice…


Dangerously Delicious Jumbo Brownies

There are brownies and then there are these Jumbo Brownies. I found this recipe in Food & Wine a few weeks ago and knew I was going to make them. The idea of jumbo brownies was way too good to be ignored. They really are twice as thick and dense are regular brownies! Dangerously Delicious…


Lemon Macadamia Biscotti

Biscotti are long and hard cookies that many enjoy by dipping into coffee, hot chocolate, or wine. As fancy coffee shops become more and more popular, biscotti have also become more fashionable and expensive. The name “biscotti” is Italian and literally means twice baked – which is exactly how I prepared it. This is another…


Creamy Lemon Squares

From one of my favorite chef’s Anna Olsen Makes 1 8-inch square pan Cuts into squares Ingredients: Base: 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup sugar ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces Filling: ½ pkg (4 oz) Kraft Philadelphia™ hard cream cheese, at room temperature . Brick 1 ½ cups sugar ¼ cup all-purpose…


Almond Cookie Thins

4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup whole almonds beat all ingredients well except almonds, fold in almonds, bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degs for 35 – 40 min let cool on wire rack, wrap in tin foil till cold or over night, this…


Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Bars

• Nonstick Cooking Spray • 32 soft caramel candies, unwrapped • 1/4 cup heavy cream or evaporated milk • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter, melted • 1/2 cup…


Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie

Makes One Large Cookie 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter or margerine softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips. combine flour baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter…


Cocoa Brownies bumped up

Use the best cocoa you know for these fabulous brownies. Alice Medrich Yield: Makes 16 large or 25 smaller brownies 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cold large eggs 1/2…


Fresh Raspberry Bars

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam 1 pint (2 cups) fresh raspberries 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 Tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour 1 large egg 1 large…


Chewy Cherry Almond Bars

Ingredients • 1 cup butter, softened • 2 cups packed brown sugar • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1 egg • 1 teaspoon almond extract • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 cups regular rolled oats • 1/2 cup sliced almonds • 1 cup sour cherry preserves Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F….


Raspberry Oat Squares

Raspberry oat squares are a must-have—simple oat bars smothered with fresh raspberries and preserves. Sometimes I cut these squares bigger. Then I can still say, “I was good, I only ate two.” This recipe can be made in a standing mixer or a food processor. 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon…


Chocolate Pecan Caramel Squares

Special people deserve special treats. Chocolate Pecan Caramel Squares 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup golden brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2/3 cup sugar 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup honey 6 ounces pecans, coarsely chopped 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate Preheat…


Cream Cheese, Apple Butter Oat Bars

very good and better the next day. If you cant find unsalted cashews, almonds work well with this recipe • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 cups quick-cooking oats • 2 cups chopped unsalted cashews chopped • 1 & 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided into 1 cup and 3/4 cup • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda…