Cookies & Bars
If you have fresh mint on hand, whether it be for mojitos, tabbouleh, or watermelon salad, set some aside for these mint chocolate chip cookies. I thought the kids would be skeptical when they encountered the surprising fresh mint flavor when biting into a traditional-looking chocolate chip cookie, but they loved them too.
This is my go-to, fail-proof recipe. The thing that sets it apart is the powdered sugar in the dough in lieu of granulated sugar. Powdered sugar helps the dough become beautifully pliable and the cookies, when baked, to be perfectly tender.
For years I have searched for the ideal peanut butter blondie recipe. After many failed attempts, I had given up trying, thinking that the peanut butter blondies I was envisioning in my head were impossible to achieve.
Whenever I offer to make cookies for the family, my middle son requests molasses cookies without fail. We aren’t talking about gingersnaps – the crunchy dark cookie that actually snaps when you break it. We are talking about molasses cookies, spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, rolled in sugar with perfect crackles and crinkles on top, chewy edges, and soft, almost-gooey centers.
One of my favorite classic holiday flavor combinations is cranberry and orange. This year, I combined two of my most reliable cookie recipes and turned them into one chewy, gooey, citrus-scented, cranberry-studded holiday cookie. These cranberry oatmeal cookies will make a beautiful and delicious addition to any cookie spread and will make wonderful food gifts, too.