Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Wow!

Just the name, Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, sounds terrific. And when you learn the stuff they’re made of – hand-cut dark chocolate, dried, tart-sweet cranberries, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, pure maple syrup and natural almond butter Continue reading

Edible Gifts from Your Kitchen

Edible Gifts from Your KitchenEdible Gifts Celebrate the Season

Visions of sugar plums, cookies and truffles and jars of fermented mustard and jam. It’s that time of year when if you love to cook, you celebrate the season with a bite of something homemade. Then share these edible gifts from your kitchen with friends and family. As well as with Continue reading

Crispy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Crispy Ginger Molasses CookiesCrispy Ginger Molasses Cookies – My New Favorite Cookie

Do you remember the Molasses Sugar Cookie recipe on the back of the bottle of Brer Rabbit Molasses? I certainly do. My college roommate and I baked them rather frequently. Crisp, chewy and spicy. Everything I wanted in a cookie (when I didn’t want chocolate chips). Continue reading

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti — Gluten & Dairy Free

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti—Gluten & Dairy-Free Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti for Holiday Giving

Did you know that classic Italian biscotti (bee/SKOHT/tee) traveled the seas with Columbus? While Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti aren’t exactly the same as those biscotti, they are twice baked to remove excess moisture. It’s the twice baking Continue reading

Linzer Thumbprint Cookies – Sweetened w/ Honey

Linzer Thumbprint CookiesTasty & Healthier Linzer Thumbprint Cookies for Holiday Giving

Cookies top my list of homemade holiday gifts for family and friends. Over the last few days I’ve created a gluten-free Linzer Thumbprint Cookie from the dough of one of the world’s great desserts, the Linzertorte. That their crisp, nutty texture, buttery and lightly-spiced flavor gets even better after a couple of days Continue reading

Coconut Macaroons — Honey-Sweetened, Gluten-Free & Easy!

Coconut Macaroons (c) jfhaugen“My New Favorite Cookie”

We all know classic macaroons as small, chewy cookies composed chiefly of egg whites, sugar, ground almonds or finely shredded coconut. Some of us may even know about the multicolored modern-day macaroons that often include food coloring Continue reading

Gluten-Free Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies

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Cookies for the Holidays

“Cookies are made with Butter and Love.”

This lovely Norwegian saying most certainly refers to shortbread cookies—and you’ve got to love these, filled as they are with lots of toasted pecans and real maple syrup. Continue reading