Chinese Almond Cookies

As I’m learning the traditions of a Sunday afternoon with three lovely Chinese ladies and lots of Mahjongg, I’ve added a few cookies hoping they’d be found acceptable to those with a different palate than mine. The snacks have been Chinese, individually & commercially wrapped and all new to me. I did notice flavors of … More Chinese Almond Cookies

Gingerbread Blondies with Cranberries and Lemon Cream Accents

A medical trip this afternoon means time to make gratitude cookies for essential workers, i.e., drivers and nurses and techs. Since I had an abundance of dried cranberries, the decision was this dense and delicious variation on blonde brownies. Hello, full strength molasses and gingerbread spices. I love fresh lemon and cream cheese frosting on … More Gingerbread Blondies with Cranberries and Lemon Cream Accents

3-Chip Oatmeal Cookie: Heath Bar, Butterscotch & See’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Visit to a medical establishment upcoming so it was a morning to make a batch of cookies and pop them into gift boxes for two drivers and a radiology tech. I was going to make plain old Oatmeal Scotchies — the cookie with the recipe on the package — but decided to add some pop … More 3-Chip Oatmeal Cookie: Heath Bar, Butterscotch & See’s Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Browned Butter Cinnamon Snicks with Chocolate Disk Middles

One of my nieces and one of my grandnieces had birthdays in February, so I made and mailed three kinds of my newest cookies to them, then sent an Instagram message to check their mailbox after USPS Priority Mail confirmed delivery. I sent the previous browned butter experiment with the dark chocolate chips and chopped … More Browned Butter Cinnamon Snicks with Chocolate Disk Middles

Dutch Apple-cranberry Deep Dish for USA National Pie Day

Yesterday I noticed “National Pie Day” written on my calendar and ran through some ideas for pies I might bake. My niece sent me an idea for a lemon pie similar in recipe to Key Lime pie and which included a saltine crust, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I thought the crust might … More Dutch Apple-cranberry Deep Dish for USA National Pie Day