I had an urgent visit to the Harborview Senior Care Clinic a couple of days ago. I was very lucky to be seen next morning rather than making a trip to the emergency room (which I do not like) giving me time to make a quick batch of a favorite cookie. I presented them to … More Gratitude Walnut and Cranberry Chews
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
Some people, as they get older, find they cannot eat nuts in baked goodies. Some people are allergic to nuts, period. I’ve been experimenting with the use of browned butter in cookies to provide the taste sensation of nuts without using nuts even in the ground-up form. I’ve also been making browned butter frostings for … More Making Cookies with Browned Butter
I’ve got an appointment tomorrow afternoon so I made some gratitude brownies in advance for the shuttle driver and the heart institute staff. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the word has got out that I bring goodies to the various doctors and labs in my life these days. The shuttle drivers — … More Triple Chocolate, Double Cherry Brownies
Any cookie recipe will do for gratitude cookies. The specific cookie depends on the intended recipient, right? This week I made two kinds for different purposes. Making cookie gifts is one of the ways in which I express gratitude to staff at the clinic where I’ve received care for many years and I surprised the … More Gratitude Cookies
Man oh man. Today I quickly baked a batch of Gratitude cookies* for the two maintenance men who arrived this morning to repair a broken U pipe under the kitchen sink, replace and hook up two broken elements on the old stove and install weather-stripping around the door. I put all three of the requests … More I pulled an “Alexa” for quick peanut butter frosting for 2 cupcakes.