Lavender Shortbread

How could I have ever forgotten how delicious shortbread is? I used to make it all the time and now I remember why: it’s so simple, it uses hardly any ingredients, and it’s the perfect picnic cookie because there’s nothing to melt and they’re sturdy enough to easily transport. Here I gave shortbread a spring…

Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the dreamiest chocolate chip cookies. I can’t remember the last time I ate such a fancy cookie! The texture and flavor of this cookie is bakery-perfect. These are easy cookies to bake with no chilling time required, meaning you can be eating them about twenty minutes from now! Lavender complements dark chocolate so well. I…

Rocky Road Bar Cookies

These cookies…wow. I made these for my mom and our eyes popped out of sockets like little cartoon characters when we first tasted them. They’re chewy, they’re rich, they’re chocolatey, they’re nutty…they pretty much have all of the elements I’m looking for in a cookie. I learned how to make homemade marshmallows (so fun! so…

Classic Snickerdoodles

Soft, cinnamon-y, perfect. Snickerdoodles are a classic for a reason. It’s no surprise that I adore them, because cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors! This is such a quick cookie to bake up. I like smaller cookies so I can nosh on more than one. This recipe makes 24 small or 18 medium-sized cookies,…

Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

No frills. A classic for a reason. I love bar cookies. They’re easy to make and they’re so, so soft! Any baker with a well-stocked pantry can probably leap up right now and be eating these in less than an hour. You don’t even need softened butter for this recipe. It’s important not to overbake…

Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…

Pookies, aka Pumpkin Cookies

The perfect pumpkin cookie One bite of this perfect fall cookie and no matter where you are, no matter what the weather, you’ll feel like there’s a nip in the air, leaves falling around you, and apple cider in your mug. It’s instantly fall when I bake these perfect pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! It’s almost…

Maple Bar Cookies

Maple lovers, rejoice! This cookie is for you. These maple bar cookies have melty chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and a fantastic maple glaze, and it’s a one-bowl recipe baked in a 9×13 pan! Gotta love that. I adapted this recipe from my M&M Bar Cookie Recipe. I love the simplicity of bar cookies. One pan,…

Texas Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a delicious Canadian treat originating in – you guessed it! – Nanaimo. I first tried one in British Columbia on our way to Whistler (read about that trip here) and I was forever changed. Nanaimo Bars are super rich chocolatey layer treat with coconut, graham cracker crumbs and nuts. Divine! You really…