As I said in the previous post, I’m sending birthday surprises to my sweet, sweet sister-in-law who never reads this blog so she won’t see this and the surprise will not be spoiled. These three surprises are all my originals and include Golden Lemon Butter Cookies, the new Lemon Vanilla Spring Sprinkles Snicks and the … More Birthday Surprises
A couple months ago I saw a photograph of the Molasses Gingerbread Kiss Cookie* and saved the recipe in my bookmarks. Not long thereafter my neighbor was heading off to the store and I wasn’t able to go but asked her to get me the Hershey’s Kiss with stripes. While I was thinking of the … More Hershey’s Kisses & Hugs in Various Thumbprint Cookies
Readers may have noted a penchant for browned butter in several of my cookies and won’t be surprised that my ears perked up a few days ago when watching America’s Test Kitchen and heard “browned butter” in a recipe for blondies. While the addition of toasted pecans and milk chocolate chips was unsurprising, adding two … More Browned Butter Blondies with Toasted Pecans and Milk Chocolate Chips
Today (or at least the day I write it, the 24th of November) is the birthday of a special friend. He’s the husband of a friend and the father of two girls who are well represented in my sometime-series “In the kitchen with juliyya.” I’ve made birthday cakes for him and his family since they … More Surprise Birthday Cake, meaning full of surprises
You’re looking at classic Jubilee Jumbles* and my Snicks with Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses.** I made them as a present for a couple out-of-town nieces who are visiting their cousin (also known as my daughter) today, as she returns to London tomorrow. One of my nieces has a birthday this weekend and her … More Spot the difference.
Since it’s Camp Fire mint season and I have leftover Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Covered Mint Truffle Kisses and a bar of my favorite Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate and since I am baking some cookies to take along with me for a visit with my mother on Bainbridge Island tomorrow, I decided to try a … More New! Vanilla Chocolate Chili Snickerdoodle
The words “non-GMO” on the package weren’t part of my decision to buy these dates, nor any other word on the package except “medjool.” They were needed for a batch to share of my Date & Walnut Chews, today with a handful of dried cranberries added. I couple days ago my mother and I set … More 6-Cookie Meetup with Mother, incl a Dough-to-Go Dozen. Spring Flowers.
There were discussions last week regarding the flavor or flavors for the snowman cake. At one point, there were going to be three round cakes of various sizes and each was to be flavored differently. One of those flavors was white so I began freezing egg whites for it whenever egg was needed for something … More Leftovers = Wednesday White Cake, Lemon Filling, Vanilla Buttercream
My daughter and I agreed last week that she would come over on Thursday night this week so she could take some Jubilee Jumbles into her office for a meeting in the morning. They will be offered juliyya’s Friday cookies! These are soft, cakey vanilla and brown sugar cookies with a few chocolate chips and … More juliyya’s Friday cookies: classic Jubilee Jumbles
The sweet little girl who lives next door to me had her 5th birthday on the 8th of this month, but the BIG party is today. My contribution is the cake, not nearly as pretty as those decorated in every grocery store, but full of homemade goodness, real butter and not whatever grease it is … More Vanilla Vanilla Birthday