Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Nothing beats chocolate. At least that’s what I'm telling myself, now that these little whoopie pies came in second place at the holiday bake-off to - you guessed it - a batch of chocolate chocolate chip espresso cookies. Somehow, no matter how perfectly baked or spiced a dessert might be, it just can’t compete with the … Continue reading Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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Chocolate Chip Macaroons

I'll admit it - this recipe is coming down the pipeline a little bit late. While I would have liked to post it before Passover, so that friends and family could impress their peers with these delicious mounds of goodness, time was not on my side. However, all hope is not lost. While macaroons have … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Macaroons

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit and Nuts

This is by far my most requested cookie recipe. It pushes the boundaries of a traditional oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, including nuts for added crunch and dried fruit for a hint of tartness. It's also shamelessly good looking. The dough spreads evenly every time, creating a cookie that is perfectly shaped and golden-brown.  If you're … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dried Fruit and Nuts

“Healthy” Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

As many teachers will attest, working with students all day is tough.  Mix that with the long hours (and the early wake up call) and all the sudden there isn't much time for anything else.  This was true for me my first year out of college, and unfortunately spending time in the kitchen was one … Continue reading “Healthy” Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies