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, […]

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies

Chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies sandwiched around an Italian meringue, cream cheese filling. When I was a kid, I loved prepackage oatmeal cream pies. Chewy molasses oatmeal cookies with a mysterious marshmallowy filling. Even as I began to get older, they were one of my go-to snack foods when I needed a sugar fix. But nowadays, […]