Tuesdays with Dorie: Fudgy Mocha Bars

It’s been a long time since I’ve baked with you guys, but I made time for this one! These are yummy, rich and so chocolatey. I’m taking a small plate of them to my mom’s house later today, and another small plate to my husband’s cousin’s house tomorrow.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Date-Nut Pinwheels

I’ve missed you guys! The holidays, as always, got super busy and I’ve been busy helping my sister with her wedding planning. But I’m back with Date-Nut Pinwheels for February. These were right up my alley. I love pinwheel and spiral cookies, icebox style cookies, and I loved the flavor profiles of the dough and…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Greek Honey Dainties

I made the Greek Honey Dainties from page 277 of Dorie’s Cookies for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. I come from a family that is heavily Italian- my mother is 100% Sicilian, and I’m 50%. I have first cousins who are 50% Greek, but their mother is my aunt- so also Italian, and my aunt…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Spiced Pumpkin Jammers

These were a winner! My  husband was very skeptical when I said I was putting pumpkin filling in a cookie with roasted seeds on top. These actually turned into Spiced Butternut Squash Jammers because I came home from our CSA on Sunday morning with two butternut squash. The filling is with Butternut squash in place…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Devils Food Wafflets with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve been neglecting my blog and Tuesdays with Dorie in recent months. We got married in April, have had a busy summer, and now we’re both back in school (plus us both working full time). It’s busy. But my husband’s company has been complaining about the lack of cookies and Tuesdays with Dorie is my…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Mocha Ricotta Puffs

I’m not new to the game of adding ricotta cheese to cookies- there’s a family ricotta cookie recipe here  that dates back a few generations and is by far the most used page of a family cookbook that spans multiple generations. I happened to have whole milk ricotta in the fridge, so that was an…

Creative Cookie Exchange: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Crazy, I know.. but actually, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls are all baked goods and really don’t vary that much from cake and cookies. Around here, any leftover baked good is typically a good option for breakfast! This cookie has another story though. I come from a very Italian family, and we’re just…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Sebastian’s Remarkably Wonderful Brownies

So I have a favorite brownie recipe. They’ve been proclaimed best brownies ever eaten by family members and friends… and then I made Sebastian’s Remarkably Wonderful Brownies. The other brownie recipe? Has big competition! Needless to say, we really enjoyed these. And so did my fiance’s entire office- lots of compliments! This recipe is featured…

Italian Vanilla Bean Pizzelles: #CreativeCookieExchange

This Christmas cookie is one my family has been making for years. The recipe came with my great grandmother when she immigrated to the United States from Sicily. Most people have at least heard of or recognize what a pizzelle is- they are found in most grocery store bakeries with a little looking. However, like…

Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Cookies

Ok- I’m late. Sorry about that. I had these made Sunday night but somehow posting them never happened and then the week started and we’ve been busy. These fell into a category of baked goods that I try to stay away from: peanut butter aka my epic and total downfall. They were a huge hit…