"Cassia Cookies"- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This fantastic recipe was graciously given to me by my wonderful chemistry teacher. One day she brought them for class and everyone loved them. As a testament to their goodness: I really hate oatmeal … [more]

Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My name is Eliza. I am 11 years old going on 12. I made these cookies at my school, and they were really, really, really yummy! And guess what? They’re really easy to make too! Hence the name: … [more]

Gingerbread Cookies (For Cutouts or Houses)

This, to me, is the quintessential sign of the holiday season. Nothing says the holidays are upon us as the wafting fragrance of gingerbread spices throughout the house. This makes about 24, 5” … [more]

Lavender Shortbread

If you grow lavender at home, you probably bake with it too. Here’s a good recipe for lavender shortbread. (Note: To optimize aesthetics, best to use a large-grained sugar for the … [more]

Chocolate Bottom Macaroons (Coconut)

There is something satisfying about these soft, chewy cookies and it only gets better with chocolate. Great for that afternoon break with tea. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. [more]


These christmas cookies (pronounced “ape-ees”) look plain, but are the best milk-dunking cookies. [more]

“Sugar Cookies, sans Pickle Juice”

…my little cousin came forth with excitement, Enthralled that I’d be making cookies for tonight’s event. I asked her if she’d like to aid in my cause, And while we began to mix and toil, … [more]

Sugar Cookies

This recipe was my grandmother’s. She passed away in 2002, but some of my fondest memories include her making dozens of these cookies at Christmas for us to enjoy. Now, my girls & I make … [more]

No Bake Cookies

My Mother would have my ass for posting this…but I recieve so much from this site…I can’t resist giving something back! Especially something special…This is a great thing to … [more]

2-4-6 shortbread

I read Claudia’s recipe for mulled wine today and I was immediately transported back to a stormy late autumn night on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. I wondered how residents … [more]

Chewy chocolate chip cookies

Next to the french fry, the chocolate chip cookie is a nearly perfect food. It is without question one of my husband’s favorite things to eat — period. Thus, I was determined to try and … [more]


These French cookies/crackers are crisp and a little bit sweet. This is a great accompaniment for cheeses. Makes about 2 dozen. [more]

Chocolate Amaretti

Here is a twist on a classic Italian cookie, CHOCOLATE! Who doesn’t love this dynamic duo. Makes about 24. [more]

Jamaican Spice Cookies

I named these “Jamaican” because this recipe was given to me by a Jamaican chef, who I did not get his name. If your out there, thank you. Here’s to you. These have a nice spicey, bite. [more]

Chocolate Marzipan Pocket Cookies

Here is a great cookie with a little surprise. Fun to have kids help with assembly. [more]

Scottish Shortbread

I have traced my Scottish side of my family. It is appropriate that I make something good in rememberance. This makes a nice gift. Nollaig Chridheil Dhuibh agus Bliadhna Mhath Úr! (Merry christmas … [more]

Buttermilk Cookies

A country classic from the farm. Serve with a big glass of cold milk. [more]


These whimsically named cookies are through to have originated in New England at some point during the 19th century and they are great for anytime of the year. These are especially good with coffee … [more]


I was very young when my dad was stationed in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany, but I still have many warm memories of Christmas, St. Nick, wooden pickles in the Christmas tree, and the great cookies. … [more]

Oreo Cream Cheese Cookies

My sister, Kim, from Missouri (pronounced Misery) first sent me these two years ago for the holidays. She claimed they were so easy to make, and everyone gobbled them up! She was right! They are … [more]

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