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Baking with Olive Oil: Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you can make an excellent chocolate chip cookie with olive oil instead of butter or shortening!

I’ve tried to substitute olive oil in a cookie recipe before, but I’ve never been that pleased with the results. This Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookie changes that–it’s chewy inside with crisp edges and the expected cookie-texture […]

Kerrin's Multigrain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Really, what is better than a fresh gooey chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven? Air conditioning? Well, yes. But…it’s not the chocolate chip cookie’s fault that August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Do not blame the cookie if the weather is too hot to even think about turning on the […]

Baking Spotlight: Lemon Curd Thumbprint Coconut Macaroons

When you find yourself with a bag of sweetened and flaked coconut in your cabinet, there’s only one appropriate response—coconut macaroons! Historically, these little cookies first made an appearance in an Italian monastery and today, are sometimes upstaged by the showier and trendier French macaron, which is an entirely different little cookie that uses […]

Food Blogger Cookbook Swap: Vanilla-Cardamom Madeleines & Tate's Bake Shop Baking for Friends

I was recently a participant in the Food Blogger Cookbook Swap, hosted by Alyssa of EverydayMaven and Faith of An Edible Mosiac. I sent a cookbook to a fellow food blogger and received a cookbook in return – Tate’s Bake Shop: Baking for Friends from Lisa at Flour me with Love. Thanks, Lisa!

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Valentine's Day Baking: Heart-Glazed Cornmeal Almond Cookies

So here’s the thing about these cookies. I actually made them last year, fully intending to post them at that time and then this happened and I kind of lost interest in getting a Valentine’s Day post together. But this year, I decided that since I had liked the cookies and I had some […]