Hazelnut Chocolate Candy Cookies

My obsession with chocolate chip style drop cookies, chock full of surprising ingredients is still running strong.  I should just title this the Odds and Ends Cookie blog.  In this latest rendition, I added hazelnut filled, candy coated, chocolates to the mix – I mean, that’s the fancy non-brand way of describing – Nutella in…

Marzipan Shortbread

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a shortbread recipe, and I would like to share this almond marzipan variation with you.  I’ve been looking for ways to gussy up my shortbread, and these Chinese moon cake molds, that I found online, seem to be doing the trick.  They’re made for thicker cakes, but instead,…

Raspberry Lemon Squares

  My Raspberry Lemon Squares, are a slight rift on the traditional lemon bar, through the simple inclusion of raspberry puree into the raw lemon curd – it’s that easy!  As I am slowly starting to turn my mind toward Spring, I thought that this would be a fun recipe to share.  For some reason,…

Beet Crumb Chocolate Chip Cookies

I disappear for a month, and then return with yet another rift on the chocolate chip cookie!?  Granted, this post puts the past two posts to shame – and this one’s definitely a keeper – but I still feel like I should be slightly chastened.  In my defense, which is really just another lame excuse,…

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Drop Cookies

So Andes Mints wasn’t the only discovery I made in the Holiday candy aisle, I also happened upon some white chocolate peppermint bark, and as a counterpoint to my Creme de Menthe Chocolate Chip Cookies I decided to pioneer a chocolate drop cookie with chunks of peppermint bark tossed in.  They’re not the prettiest of…

Crème de Menthe Chocolate Chip Cookies

I came into the Holiday baking season craving chocolate chip cookies, which had me scanning the candy aisle for a Holiday inspired alternative, red and green M&Ms? boring. Candy canes? no chocolate.  Truffles? melty mess.  And so it went, until I happened upon the Andes Mints… Chocolate? Crème de menthe? I can work with that….