National Cookie Day: why not some preps for Christmas koekje baking?

I was making up the grocery list for Old Ladies day at Fred Meyer’s and noticed that today is National Cookie Day. The list already included Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle kisses for the seasonal batch of Minty Chocolate Snicks, so a decision was made to proceed with making the dough-to-go balls and pop them … More National Cookie Day: why not some preps for Christmas koekje baking?

6-Cookie Meetup with Mother, incl a Dough-to-Go Dozen. Spring Flowers.

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.

Oops. Peanut Butter Cookie & Rolo Fall Out of Line. I blame cookie.

There was frozen peanut butter cookie dough needing to be used and some leftovers in the Rolo bag put out by Hershey’s. I left a thumbprint in each spoonful of dough, then put the Rolo in at 9 minutes so the milk chocolate covered caramel would melt in place, not leak as happened with the … More Oops. Peanut Butter Cookie & Rolo Fall Out of Line. I blame cookie.

Vanilla Snicks with Rolos & Sprinkles Which Don’t Stick

Continuing my pattern of putting caramels of some flavor inside of snickerdoodles of some flavor, I set out to find out how Rolos would work, those Hershey candies, thinking perhaps their caramels stay inside their milk chocolate shells at 350 degrees. To make them obviously different to the eye than their cookie siblings, I offered … More Vanilla Snicks with Rolos & Sprinkles Which Don’t Stick

j’s Crookies, Chip Snicks and Cinnamon Toast Snicks

Recently I experimented with some chocolate shard cookies* made with Seattle’s Theo Chocolate bars and froze some of the dough for further experimentation. Last night I made doughs and completed preparations to bake some newbies this morning and deliver up some sweetness and love to my daughter in her office later today. Some people have … More j’s Crookies, Chip Snicks and Cinnamon Toast Snicks

Seattle Night Out: Block Party Potluck with Spicy Eggplant Parm Dip, Rustic Garlic Bread and Blackberry Ice Cream

I love a potluck because it’s fun to make something for a crowd once in awhile as well as dig into something special made by other cooks (and chefs.) Seattle has block parties once a year for Neighborhood Watch and my block participates. New residents and people who’ve lived here longer take the opportunity to … More Seattle Night Out: Block Party Potluck with Spicy Eggplant Parm Dip, Rustic Garlic Bread and Blackberry Ice Cream