Cookies & Bars

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

Ginger Molasses Cookies

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.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Orange

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.

The Best Blondies

Weather: 60 degrees, sunny and bright What I’m listening to: Give Me Love, Ed Sheeran When we have company, it’s always important for me to learn all about the food that they love as well as the foods they might despise (or be allergic to or have an...

S’mores Cookies

Weather: 50 degrees, overcast What I’m listening to: Raging Fire, Phillip Phillips No camping trip is complete without s’mores around the campfire. Or at least that’s what I might have said prior to this last Memorial Day Weekend, the same weekend our family...
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