Raspberry Pinwheel Cookies

Cream cheese, almond cookie dough spiraled around seedless raspberry jam. These are simple cookies with simple flavors, but the rolling and shaping process can get a bit tedious. There is a lot of in and out of the freezer/refrigerator, and the jam can become a sticky mess. Just be patient and remember that as long […]

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate sugar wafers filled with peppermint buttercream and old-fashioned peppermint pieces. These yummy holiday cookies look similar to Oreos but taste like thin mints. The dough for these cookies is a basic butter-sugar dough. Due to the amount of butter used in the recipe, freezing the dough before transferring the cookies to bake is essential. […]

Holiday Cookies

I’m keeping my holiday baking simple this year. I’m making a few timeless classics, magic cookie bars, pecan snowballs, and chewy gingerbread. And mixing in a couple of new recipes, chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies and raspberry pinwheels. The sandwich cookies taste like thin mints with the appearance of an Oreo. The pinwheels have a tender […]

Coconut Caramel Bars

Macadamia nut shortbread, coconut caramel, toasted coconut, and dark chocolate. If you like Samoa girl scout cookies, you are going to love these coconut caramel bars. Their toasted mac-nut shortbread, coconut milk caramel, and dark chocolate conjure a bit of nostalgia that you can enjoy anytime! Pre-cutting the shortbread isn’t necessary. But because of the […]

Gingerbread Linzer Cookies

Spiced molasses pecan cookies with homemade cranberry jam. You can’t have the holidays without gingerbread. Normally, I make chewy gingerbread cookies (my favorite), but this year I switched it up a bit. I took regular linzer cookies, added pecans, spices, and some molasses. Sandwiched the cookies around homemade cranberry jam for a tasty spiced jam-filled […]

Cinnamon Mocha Sandwich Cookies

Soft chocolate cookies dusted with cinnamon and sugar, and filled with chocolate coffee ganache. The idea for these cookies came to me while I was thinking about snickerdoodles. The cinnamon sugar is perfect for the holidays, but I wanted a cookie with a little more pizazz. But what to add to them? Coffee and chocolate, […]