Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe and Choosing Simplicity

I have always loved to bake and my 16 year old daughter seems to have developed my passion for it, as well.  She came to me last week and asked if we could make gingerbread cookies together.  I am thrilled that she wants to spend time with me, however, I admit that making gingerbread cookies has always intimidated me.  All that rolling out of dough and decorating of dozens of little men.  But, I told her to find an easy gingerbread cookie recipe on Pinterest and we would give it a try.  I'm glad I did.  Not only … [Read more...]

Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe with Orange Zest

Looking for easy cranberry recipes this month?  This mouthwatering homemade shortbread takes only minutes to assemble and has a rich but simple flavor.  Since I stock up on cranberries every fall, I am always looking for new ways to use them.  I mean, cranberry sauce is delicious but I don't want to eat it every day!  However, I would happily gorge myself on shortbread cookies all year round!  I added fresh orange zest to this cranberry shortbread cookie recipe and I think the two flavors blend beautifully … [Read more...]

Easy Pecan Pie Cookie Recipe

This pecan pie cookie recipe has been sponsored by Eggland's Best Eggs but all opinions expressed here are my own. When I was growing up in New England, I' pretty sure I never tasted a single pecan. We were a walnut family, as were most of the people in my state. You always put walnuts in cookies, quick breads and trail mix. I'm sure the grocery store probably carried pecans but they never once entered my mother's kitchen. After college, I moved to Texas. Let me tell you something about Texans....they take their pecan's VERY seriously! The … [Read more...]

Healthier No Bake Cookie Recipe: Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

If you are looking for an easy cookie recipe to make, I recommend you choose a no bake cookie recipe. Quick, easy, and no oven required which is really nice once the weather starts to warm up. I have a serious weakness for Rice Krispie Treats...they are one of those classics from my childhood that just pull me in whenever I see them. However, I am not a huge fan of using marshmallows since they aren't exactly healthy. I searched around online and found several recipes for healthy no bake cookies just like Rice Krispie Treats that required no … [Read more...]

Sugar Cookie Bars with Blackberry Frosting

I love sugar cookies but I absolutely detest any cookie recipe that requires a rolling pin. I don't know why I have this utter hatred of such a simple kitchen tool but any sugar cookie recipe I have found up until now has required rolling it out and using cookie cutters. But, one day I was scrolling through the almighty Pinterest and I came across an amazing thing. A sugar cookie recipe that is cooked as a bar cookie and requires no rolling out whatsoever. Amazing! How did I not know that such a thing existed? So, I started Googling sugar … [Read more...]

Cranberry Bliss Bar Is a Delicious And Easy Bar Cookie Recipe!

Love a good bar cookie recipe?  This cranberry bliss bar will be a huge hit! I absolutely love baking but I tend to be rather busy, especially during the holidays. I don't always have time to sit around baking 4 different batches of cookies, one cookie sheet at a time. Or rolling out dough for homemade gingerbread men.  Making the dough batter is the quick and easy part. The rolling, cutting, dropping, dipping and baking that take the most time. Pressed for time this holiday season but still want to provide sweets for your family … [Read more...]