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…

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…

#CreativeCookieExchange Chai Tea Cookies

I drink Chai tea pretty much all fall and winter long. Chai tea, chair lattes- I love the spices and warmth they give to everything it touches. These cookies were no exception. I recently acquired an Indian classic Delhi Masala Chai tea and that’s what I used here. I also had the opportunity to dive…

#CreativeCookieExchange Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ll be honest, I’m a fairly standard baker and do not venture into the world of gluten free often. Because of that, I stuck to something with simple ingredients- and all were things I keep in the house….namely peanut butter and chocolate. What could go wrong?! We LOVED these cookies and honestly didn’t even notice…

#CreativeCookieExchange- Black Pepper Romano Herb Cookies

The word cookie here means “cracker,” or a cookie without sugar. I stuck to a pepper or rather, peppercorns that are stocked in nearly every person’s kitchen- freshly ground black pepper. I wanted to get more exotic, but this came during a busy week of traveling (we got home yesterday) and relied on ingredients already…

#CreativeCookieExchange Lemon Thyme Wafers

#CreativeCookieExchange this month brings up something that I don’t often bake with- fresh herbs. I decided on a simple cookie with flavors that would really shine. Mark Bittman’s Lemon Thyme Wafers hit the mark for all of the above. “These wafers are crisp and light, not too tart or too sweet,” Mark Bittman, “How to…

#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…

#CreativeCookieExchange Sunny Side Up Meringues

This is my first month of participating in the #CreativeCookieExchange, and as my fiancee pointed out- “Do you REALLY need another baking group?” But I couldn’t resist the freedom this group gives me. All of my other groups follow along a book, and everyone makes the same ¬†two recipes of the month. #CreativeCookieExchange gives my…