Category: Cookies and Crackers

Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love a nice thin cookie that isn’t too hard or flat. This cookie recipe came out great using one unconventional ingredient that I normally don’t add. Here’s how to make thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies. We soften the butter slightly, not completely melting it. A rule of thumb is the colder the butter

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Making Cookies with Whole Wheat

Big Batch Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a cookie that is a bit healthier? This cookie recipe has been tested and tried several times, being a bit different as we use whole grain flour instead of white flour. We seriously cannot tell the difference with this one. Maybe it’s the peanut butter or dark chocolate chips. In any case,

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Chocolate Butterscotch Biscotti

Chocolate Butterscotch Biscotti

The days are looking like fall, I love it! I love the silence of cooler weather and the baking it brings with it too. The trees are finally starting to turn those pretty golden shades and the nights are cold enough that we can leave the windows shut. It makes me think of the wonderful color and

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Old Virginia Gingerbread Cookies

Old Virginia Gingerbread Cookies are adapted from the many recipes that I came across when I lived in Colonial Williamsburg. Some ingredients in these recipes are interesting, but I wanted easy, and I wanted to use butter. Simply searching out what ingredient does what helped me make a recipe that turned out spicy and easy

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Russian Tea Cakes Sprinkled with Powered Sugar

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

This is probably one of our favorite Christmas cookies. Russian Tea Cakes is a traditional cookie recipe in most homes, and we’ve made them every year for as long as I can remember. Russian Tea Cakes In my house growing up, among the other Christmas cookies at the table, there was always a tin of

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

We had a craving to make a small butter cookie, but really wanting chocolate in the recipe, and these were perfect. What I really like is how versatile the finished cookie is, so I added the ideas below. I decided that I’d call the recipe salted caramel chocolate butter cookies. Salted Caramel Chocolate Butter Cookies

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Best Brown Sugar Cookies with Perfect Maple Glaze

The Best Brown Sugar Cookies with Perfect Maple Glaze

There are a few variations of brown sugar cookies. In my recipe, I decided to spice them up just a bit and reduce the sugar and flour slightly. “The Best Brown Sugar Cookies with Perfect Maple Glaze” are not fat and cakey, but crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The Best Brown

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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Kitchen Sink Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Kitchen Sink Cookies

Here is a chewy cookie made with all the yummy flavors of comfort. Chocolate, caramel, pretzel kitchen sink cookies are a great cookie to make this season. Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Kitchen Sink Cookies Cream together the butter and sugar. Making sure you mix the butter and sugar until light and creamy is very important. My

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Spicy Homemade Spelt Crackers with Spinach and Cheese

Do you love homemade crackers? We should say YES together! If you’ve made them, you know how easy it is to make crackers! I’ve found when using whole grain flour for crackers, add-ins enhance the flavor tremendously! So, I’ve put together a recipe that you’ll love and video tutorial on how to make these Spicy

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Best Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe

Best Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe

Who doesn’t love graham crackers, especially chocolate graham crackers! Store-bought graham crackers can be very expensive, so we came up with the best homemade chocolate graham cracker recipe to suit our needs. Best Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe What type of flour is used for graham crackers? Normally Graham flour is used. This is a type

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How to Make Heart Shaped Cherry Filled Sugar Cookies

How To Make Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies With Cherry Filling

Here is a great sugar cookie recipe which is perfect for rolling a little thinner, then spreading with filling. Shape the dough into hearts and you have a perfect Valentine’s Day sugar cookie, or just a wonderful tea cookie. Here’s how to make heart-shaped sugar cookies with cherry filling. How to Make Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Our library day is always a good day to put some oatmeal cookies into the oven. This recipe is our favorite, but I did change out and reduce some ingredients to produce a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie. Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies I really don’t like fat oatmeal cookies. I’m still learning to use

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Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodles were part of my childhood, and my absolute favorite cookie. These comfort cookies, of course, have cream cheese, which makes them a little richer than the original snickerdoodle, and very soft and chewy. Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients I love how fluffy the snickerdoodle batter gets! Butter and Cream Cheese – The combination of

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Perfectly Sneaky Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you having trouble using whole wheat in your favorite cookie recipe? Maybe your family just doesn’t like whole wheat in their cookies, it works for bread, but please, not in our cookies! In this recipe, we sneak in 1/2 of the flour using hard white wheat, and they’ll never know. Here is a Perfectly Sneaky

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Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies | Hugs and Kisses Valentine Embroidery

Soft frosted sugar cookies. Storytime and baby kisses. Coloring and playing outside. Lots of laundry and cooking comfort foods on cold days. Sneaking in sewing during the quiet times (which aren’t many!) Enjoying shopping days with grandma and aunts. Those are words that describe my days lately. So busy, but so sweet. It’s hard to

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Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

I absolutely love soft ginger molasses cookies. Last year I made these soft cut-out gingerbread cookies, loved those! The combination of ginger and molasses says Christmas baking to me even more than a good sugar cookie! The recipe I had used for soft molasses cookies wasn’t quite what I wanted anymore. The cookies were far

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Easy Cheesy Crackers

If you need a fast appetizer for a party, Easy Cheesy Crackers are it. Well, not as fast as out of a box, but homemade is always fun isn’t it? It took me a little over an hour to get these out of the oven! Beware – they go fast. The dough can be made

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Make 1800’s Shortbread

Years ago, (not in the 1800’s), I started to collect recipes out of old magazines. My little ones accidentally threw out all my pasted papers except for a few. This is one of the recipes I found – Make 1800’s Shortbread! This shortbread is the easiest recipe in the world to make, it melts in your mouth

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Perfect Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe

We love lemon cookies, especially lemon shortbread Christmas cookies! These are great for an afternoon treat with coffee and conversation! This lemon shortbread cookie recipe is the best we’ve made. They give just a twang of lemon that melts in your mouth. You definitely need the icing to make them a perfect lemon taste, so don’t skip it!

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Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies | Classic Christmas Cookie

These classic thumbprint cookies bring so many memories to my mind. My family has been making these thumbprint cookies for almost 15 years. My mom and I found a little cookie magazine many years ago in the grocery store, and it became our beloved “cookie book”. I think it’s probably the only cookie magazine we’ve

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Toffee Shortbread Cookies | Christmas Baking

Delicious, tender shortbread, filled with buttery bits of toffee and drizzled with a yummy dark chocolate. I believe that Christmas baking always needs at least one good slice and bake cookie. It breaks up the messiness of cut out cookies and brings in something pretty but easy. I love these toffee shortbread cookies! This toffee

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Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Christmas Baking

I was so excited to make these soft gingerbread cookies. I love molasses/ginger cookies of any kind, and developing this recipe reminded me that I have another molasses cookie recipe I need to blog about. But let me share this soft and perfectly chewy gingerbread cookie recipe with you for now… The cookies softness comes

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Salted Peanut Bars | A Fall Favorite

Do you know how making rice cereal treats is so much fun because of how simple they are? These Salted Peanut Bars are exactly the same way. Such a yummy treat to put together on a fall afternoon. I love how these bars have a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness, with a lovely texture of slighty

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

This cookie of chocolate, caramel and shortbread is irresistible! Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread To make this even easier, I bought a 5lb block of caramel like a crazy lady. I’ll use it all this season, I’m sure. Our choice shop for so many speciality items is King Arthur Flour. Two ingredients in this recipe, Peter’s

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Bacon Double Cheese Crackers

BACON! Who can resist the combination of bacon and cheese? Crispy bacon, blue and cheddar cheese make these little morsels a yummy start to any gathering. Save time and make them a day ahead and have them ready for the oven when guests arrive. Ingredients: 8 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled – save 2 pieces

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