Crispy Gingersnaps

Light, buttery, crispy, old-fashioned gingersnaps flavored with powdered ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and cloves. Each cookie is rolled in granulated sugar before baking, forming a crunchy, sugary coating that enhances the appearance of the beautiful crackling across the top of the cookie.  You can use ordinary table sugar, decorating sugar with larger crystals, or turbinado sugar which … Read moreCrispy Gingersnaps

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry and orange is a blissful combination. These light-as-a-feather sugar-type cookies have just a hint of orange zest, crispy, buttery edges, and bits of chopped sweet cranberries throughout.   To make them even more decadent and unusual, they are studded with rich macadamia nuts that I like to roast in a dry skillet before incorporating … Read moreCranberry Orange Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger and Molasses … a marriage that has stood the test of time. This old-fashioned cookie is made with the warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and then dark molasses is added to deepen and enhance the flavor. Warm, spicy, and buttery with a crunchy sugar topping – what’s not to love? The cookie … Read moreGinger Molasses Cookies

Orange Gingerbread Cookies with Rum Glaze

My children grew up in a bake-from-scratch household and have been introduced to more cookies than we can possibly count!  My youngest son, now in college, loves anything with ginger or molasses, so when I made these cookies for him, they became his all-time favorite cookie.   We are fortunate that we use the zest … Read moreOrange Gingerbread Cookies with Rum Glaze

Shortbread II

Shortbread is a biscuit or cookie and is traditionally made with three ingredients: Butter, sugar, and flour. While there are many variations on this classic (types of flour, types of sugar, flavorings, etc.), I like this simple recipe that adds a hint of vanilla. Gather ingredients. Spray either a Shortbread mold or a 8 or … Read moreShortbread II

Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

Years ago, I lived and worked in Center City Philadelphia.  On weekends, I would escape the hustle and bustle of the city and drive to visit friends who lived among the lush Pennsylvania Dutch farmlands in Lancaster, Pa. The Amish bakeries were a treasure trove of old-fashioned, homemade cakes, pies, cookies, and pastries. My favorite … Read moreSoft Amish Sugar Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

A very delicate, soft, buttery cookie with cream cheese mixed into the batter for a distinct flavor.   This cookie is very easy to make.  Change the look and taste by simply changing the jam flavor. Save Print Strawberry Cream Cookies Author: Cindy Liles Recipe type: Easy Cuisine: American Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  12 mins Total … Read moreStrawberry Cream Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

I am a cherry fanatic!  I could go off on a major rant about all the things cherry that I love, but I’ll spare you that rant!  Let’s just say, if there are cherries involved, I’m all in!  I make this Chocolate Cherry Cookie once a year at Christmas time, and it’s my favorite Chrismas … Read moreChocolate Cherry Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I have favorite cookies to make and favorite cookies to eat.   This cookie definitely falls into the favorite cookies to eat category! This recipe differs from others in that it allows the taste of the two star ingredients – oatmeal and raisins – to shine. Everything else is just a subtle accompaniment. One thing that … Read moreOatmeal Raisin Cookies

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