Italian Ricotta Easter Cookies

This traditional old world Italian cookie is commonly presented at Easter and Christmas.   This is a tender, buttery, cake-like cookie that is topped with a rich vanilla buttercream icing and then sprinkled with sprinkles of the season – fit for a queen!  These cookies are very easy to make.  The use of grated orange or … Read moreItalian Ricotta Easter Cookies

Never Give Up! Eiffel Tower Cookie

  Okay, so this cookie almost went immediately into the trash after the first stencil.  A detailed stencil and black icing are a very frustrating combination.  The cookie was just uninteresting; the black food color bled into the pink.  Lots of variables to consider when stenciling a cookie that I’ll cover in another post.  I … Read moreNever Give Up! Eiffel Tower Cookie

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Let me just start off by stating unequivocally that I am a scratch baker!  Period!  No room for semi-homemade in this house!  That being said, the Oscars were on last night!!  I didn’t have time to bake (much less from scratch) but I wanted to make something sweet to mail to my boys in college. … Read moreRed Velvet Cake Balls