Pain de Gênes Buttons

Call me crazy but these are not cookies especially since Dorie says they are “a cross between a sponge and a pound cake”. These little almond buttons were for my almond-loving husband and he even helped by making the almond paste for me. We had almond flour in the house and with the addition of…

Honey-and-Tea Jammers

This cookie recipe was a team effort. I have been working and traveling (for work) and I knew I wouldn’t get it done without some assistance. My husband had the day off of work so he assisted in making the cookie dough, rolling it out and refrigerating it. All I had to do the next…

Thanksgiving Bars

Even though the season is autumn, it still feels like summer in California, triple digits are way too common. I always enjoy fall baking recipes and this one from Dorie’s cookies was right up my alley. My husband was lucky enough to find frozen cranberries, fresh have not hit the stores yet. Making homemade cranberry…

Popcorn Streusel Tops

These popcorn streusel tops are packed with corn flavor from cornmeal, corn kernels and popcorn. I was up to the challenge of all the ingredients. The shortbread base of these cookies include flour, cornmeal, butter, sugar an egg, vanilla and corn. I bought a fresh ear of corn to use since it was still in…

Classic Brownies

There is only one way to eat a brownie in our house and sans nuts please. Delicious, classic and make again. Head over to Tuesdays with Dorie to see what others thought.

Biarritz Cookies

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are baking from Dorie’s Cookies. Biarritz cookies are a soft cookie made from almond flour, flour, confectioners’ sugar, butter, milk, egg whites that have been whipped up and sugar. The cookies are then pipped on to a tray. I followed Dorie’s instructions and made my first batch the…

Fried Potato Crackers

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we headed to the Cocktail section of Dorie’s Cookies. These crackers are made with potato flakes, an item I don’t think I have ever purchased before. Dry ingredients of flour, potato flakes, baking powder are mixed together with a little butter, salt, an egg and hot water to form…

Coconut-Lime Sablés

Our latest baking adventure from Dorie’s Cookies, a tropical inspired Coconut-Lime Sablé. As my husband calls these “confused cookies” since they are made in a muffin pan. Normal ingredients include butter, sugar, flour and tropical ingredients coriander, limes, and coconut (sweet, unsweetened, toasted and plain). There is a lot going on in these cookies which…

Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies

This week on Tuesday with Dorie we are divining deep into chocolate, thank goodness for Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Chocolate Bars. These fudge brownies have a whopping 17 ounces of chocolate and butter, lots of butter. When my husband read the recipe he said “these are going to be rich”. This is a three layer…

They-Might-Be-Breakfast Cookies

I was a member of a committee at my son’s school. This was a 7 AM meeting so I tried to bring some baked goods, mostly muffins, when I attended. The attendees were always grateful. This recipe from Dorie’s Cookies caught my eye so I tried these instead of muffins. These were a soft and…