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Holiday Cookie Round-Up

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Pan-banging Sugar Cookies

Each year at Christmas I like to put together a cookie box for family, friends, and neighbors. The content changes somewhat over the years; some cookies come and go, others are staples that stick around. I’ve put together a list of favorites that I’ve featured here on my site. Many of these recipes come from both my cookbooks: 100 Cookies and The Vanilla Bean Baking Book.  Shortbread Cookies…

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Brown Sugar Cookies

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Brown Sugar Cookies

I will never say no to a simple sugar cookie, but adding brown sugar makes for an interesting twist on the class white version. A teaspoon of molasses increases the dark brown sugar flavor without making it taste like holiday fare (but, to be sure, these are a great addition to your holiday cookie tray).  Brown Sugar Cookies From 100 Cookies (affiliate link) PRINT RECIPE 2 1/2 cups plus…

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Shortbread with Chocolate

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Shortbread with Chocolate

This crisp, buttery cookie is easy to make, and goes with everything. Dunked in coffee, coated in confectioners’ sugar glaze, or standing alone, shortbread is downright delicious. I found a slight drizzle of chocolate just might make this cookie absolutely perfect, and I took pleasure in treating the pan of cookies like an abstract painting.  Shortbread with Chocolate From The Vanilla Bean Baking Book (affiliate link) PRINT RECIPE Notes:…

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Fig and Orange Sables

Friday, November 27, 2020
Fig + Orange Sables

This Thanksgiving was unusual, to be sure. Our family made the decision to spend it with just our immediate household, and while my two kids understand the necessity of social distancing, it still brought a lot of heartache. We made a short house call to our family: dropping off pies on doorstops: pumpkin, chocolate mousse, and apple. “I have always loved a window, especially an open one,” Wendell…

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Another book update + giveaway!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Pan-banging Chocolate Chip Cookies

**Winners have been contacted! ** I have been getting a lot of messages asking about the availability of both my cookbooks – they are showing up OUT OF STOCK almost everywhere. Many of you have purchased my books this past month and once again I am shouting from the rooftops THANK YOU!! Thank you so much for your support of my blog, books, and recipes the last 10…

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Chocolate Orange Sablés

Friday, September 18, 2020
Chocolate Orange Sables

This month I have 6 new cookie recipes in the Holiday Cookies issue from Bake From Scratch! My favorite contribution is Chocolate Orange Sablés (recipe below), but I also have Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate and Caramel, Cranberry Streusel Bars, Ginger Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Blondies, and Chocolate-Peppermint Pan-Banging Cookies. Meringues with Cacao Nibs and Carmel Swirl (a recipe from 100 Cookies (affiliate link)), is also included. I highly recommend…

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Neapolitan Cookies #70

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Neapolitan Cookies

This cookie was inspired by pastry chef Matthew Rice’s Neapolitan cookie, which I stumbled upon while searching Pinterest for the color pink. This cookie popped up, and I was intrigued by the pretty colors all rolled together. I headed straight to the kitchen. I used my sugar cookie (#6) as a base and came up with the version here. My children beg for this cookie, and it’s worth…

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100 Cookies Update and Giveaway!

Saturday, September 12, 2020
100 Cookies Giveaway

I’ve had a lot of people reaching out to me that my book, 100 Cookies, is currently out of stock online. My book has been reprinted and there are more copies coming! Book shipments are slowed somewhat because of COVID, but there are books on the way. If you ordered from Barnes and Noble, please check if your book order was cancelled – because the book was out of…

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Pan-banging Sugar Cookies + A Giveaway!

Sunday, August 2, 2020
pan-banging sugar cookies

Pan-banging sugar cookies! This is a recipe from my new cookbook, 100 Cookies, which comes out August 25th. Along with the recipe, I am excited to announce that I am partnering with Nordic Ware for a giveaway over on Instagram in celebration of the book. I am a huge Nordic Ware fan and love and use all their pans in my kitchen.  The giveaway package includes one of…