#CreativeCookieExchange Chocolate Coconut Oysters

I made these for a party, and they were huge hits! By making them proportional to the candy pearls, these were just about 1 inch in diameter- and bite sized. Everyone loved the bright flavors, and how tropical they tasted. Chocolate Do Almost Anything Cookie Dough Adapted from Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan 4 cups…

Baked Sunday Mornings- Old School Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week of Baked Sunday Mornings brings Old School Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe featured several things that I haven’t seen before in an oatmeal cookie- grinding up the majority of the oats, and then adding those to bread and all purpose flour. These cookies went over as a huge hit in our home!…

Cake Slice Bakers! Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Month two of baking with this group! I made the Pineapple Coconut Cakes with Pineapple Syrup from page 172 of “World Class Cakes.” And we LOVED them. I changed a few things though- I don’t own mini brioche pans, so I used tartlet pans and muffin tins. We put the syrup on a handful and…

Tuesdays with Dorie! Goat Cheese and Chive Cookies

This was my first foray into the “cocktail cookies” section of Dorie’s Cookies. And I think these cookies might be related to it’s thinner cousin, the cracker. That being said- we were big fans of these. I used the correct type of goat cheese- chèvre (thank you Trader Joe’s for having that!). But I couldn’t…

Blueberry Ricotta Light Brioche Buns

Berry Ricotta Brioche Buns are featured in Uri Scheft’s “Breaking Breads” book, which is also the highlighted book of the month in Food 52’s Baking Club. As a result, I’ve been trying to fit in more breads than normal. These caught my eye for two reasons- a) no one else in Food 52 had made…

Coconut Almond Fudge Drops

This was another fabulous recipe from the folks over at King Arthur– with my own twist added to them. I made these on short timing for my fiancee to take to work with him. Good news- they couldn’t have been simpler and went over great with his office! Chewy middles, crunchy on the edges, and…

Butterflake Herb Loaf

I never posted this in March- the month of moving, and my aunt passing away, followed by attending an out of state funeral. Needless to say, it was a busy month. March brought another savory King Arthur #bakealong, and we were big fans of it. This also celebrated the return of my yeast dough baking…

Baked Sunday Mornings: Black Forest Cupcakes

  Taking the Black Forest Cake- converting it into cupcakes, and using meringue instead of whipped cream- genius ideas. These were so much easier to deal with and decorate than the full cake is. And these Black Forest Cupcakes had wonderful timing for us- I had a game night party to attend last night and these…

Tuesdays with Dorie Chocolate Cornflake Haystacks

This is a rare occasion where I’m grateful for being a part of Tuesday’s with Dorie. This particular recipe is one I would have skipped almost for certain. Nothing about it appealed to me. My fiancee? A whole different story. He was excited for these. (Anyone else excited for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2…