The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It’s a bold statement, I know, but these are in fact the best chocolate chip cookies ever.  They’re soft and gooey and they stay soft for days. They’re filled with dark chocolate, Mexican vanilla, and a sprinkling of sea salt on top. They’re the perfect chocolate chip cookies! The key here is really in knowing…

Glass Slipper Cookies

Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life I was working in my office one day when my doorbell rang: an unexpected package from Amazon. I ripped it open and laughed out loud. Inside was a glass slipper cookie cutter that I no collection of purchasing. That one-click purchasing option…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

I don’t have the best photos of this delightful cookie but what can I say? I write about my real life here on The Rose Table and sometimes that means taking a few iPhone photos on the fly, packing up cookies on a picnic, and totally forgetting to take beautifully staged photos. That won’t deter…

Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

These are positively swoon-worthy, the kind of cookie that will have you saying oh my gosh with every bite. Thick, buttery cookies bursting with cinnamon flavor encase an ever thicker layer of whipped cream cheese frosting. (I always buy original Philadelphia Cream Cheese.) You’d think one would be enough but we all gobbled up two….

Russian Teacakes

This is a very special Christmas cookie to me. Growing up I always disliked Russian Teacakes because I needed chocolate in all of my sweets but we baked them for my grandpa, who adored them. The year after he passed away, my mom pointed out that we didn’t need to make Russian Teacakes anymore. I’ve…

As seen on Good Day Fox 4

Thank you to the fine folks at Good Day Fox 4 for having me on the show! I taught Jenny Anchondo how to bake my Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies and Candy Cane Brownies during my first ever TV cooking segment. A few reasons to love these recipes: Fiori di Sicilia is an orange-vanilla extract…

Coconut Pistachio Haystacks

Three ingredients is all it takes for a delicious chocolatey treat! This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled…you get the idea. Coconut Pistachio Haystacks (Makes 15 no-bake cookies) 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup roasted, salted pistachios 1 cup flaked coconut Either on the stove or in the microwave, slowly melt chocolate chips so…

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything better than a cookie made from scratch? I add oatmeal to chocolate chip cookies the vast majority of the time because I think oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stay fresher longer. Coconut has a similar effect, making these cookies perfect for homemade ice cream sandwiches: they’re sturdy enough to hold up to ice cream but…

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

I adore peppermint, especially peppermint and chocolate. I’m having a hard time coming up with my Christmas party dessert menu because I want chocolate peppermint cheesecake, chocolate peppermint mousse, chocolate peppermint cupcakes, and these perfect peppermint fudge cookies. This recipe turns out perfectly every time. It should be noted that I have a convection oven…

Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies

 I babysat my niece yesterday and wanted a fun, hands-on afternoon project for us. Baking cookies is fun but decorating cookies has got to be even more fun when you’re three, right? I was a little worried about putting Fiori di Sicilia in instead of vanilla. Would she notice? Would she call me out? I…

Strawberries & Cookies in Warm Dark Chocolate Toffee Sauce

I’m having a love affair with toffee sauce all because I bought the Stonewall Kitchen variety on accident. I thought I grabbed two of their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce. (If you haven’t tried it, you must), and was a little disappointed when I got home and realized I had grabbed a Dark Chocolate…

Ingredient Spotlight: Fiori di Sicilia

If you want to transform recipes with one easy ingredient swap, Fiori di Sicillia is for you. The perfect combination of orange and vanilla, fiori di sicillia can be swapped out for vanilla extract when you’re feeling adventurous. (Note: A 1/2 teaspoon goes as far as 1 teaspoon of regular vanilla.) I love to add a…