Cookies Recipes

Strawberry White Chocolate Cookie

Strawberry White Chocolate Cookie

Move over chocolate-covered strawberries. There’s a new sheriff… I mean cookie in town! Amish Country in Lancaster, PA is not far from where I live. They have a variety of stores with a great selection of all sorts of foods. As I was perusing the bulk foods section of one such store, I came across some dried strawberries that were a beautiful, bright red instead of the normal dark brown. I bought a container on a whim and…

Raisin Filled Cookie

Raisin Filled Cookie

These Raisin Filled Cookies have so much more than meets the eye! With a delicious raisin and pecan filling, enveloped in a tender buttery cookie, these will win over even the most doubtful of palates. I was never a raisin fan as a child. Then, someone placed one of Grandmother’s Raisin Cookies into my 9-year-old hands. I tentatively took a bite. Wowwie! It made me believe that maybe raisins aren’t so bad. My grandmother’s…

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Adding some coconut vibes to this brownie-like cookie will have you saying hula-lujah! I like coconut on a lot of treats. I LOVE it on top of these Chocolate Coconut Cookies. The brownie-like cookie and chewy coconut topping are reminiscent of coconut pecan frosting on a chocolate cake, but with less richness. Coconut flakes come from the white flesh of a tough seed from a tough tree. It is a tender, tasty gift! Sweetened…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have oatmeal for breakfast everyday… well, I have oatmeal chocolate chip cookies every day, so pretty much the same thing, right? These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are definitely a “Taste Before Beauty” kind of cookie. Although a little homely on the outside, the inside is chewy and rich. They only get better with time, too, as the oats spread their moisture to the crispy edges and turn the whole cookie into a soft…

Buttery Sugar Cookie

Buttery Sugar Cookie

A quick, buttery sugar cookie designed for those who are short on time, but still want a colorful, tasty treat! These cookies were created in response to a need for a colorful sugar cookie without frosting. People loved our Frosted Sugar Cookies but they took extra time and space for the frosting layer. These Butter Sugar Cookies are simple to make and look beautiful, no matter where you take them. This little gem of a…

Chocolate Mint Delight Cookie

Chocolate Mint Delight Cookie

The superb combination of a moist chocolate cookie filled with two types of minty chips makes for a perfect end to any meal! I love to eat Andes mints, fancy mints, candy canes, peppermints, buttermints, and York Peppermint Patties. There are so many good mint candies and treats out there. I had tried to make cookies with mint in them before but they were, well… awful. Why is it so hard to get a good mint flavor? This recipe…

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberries and oranges are perfect partners for this sweet, tender shortbread duet guaranteed to make your mouth sing! This Cranberry Orange Shortbread was created during the cookie shop days. At the time, I was keeping all of my recipes secret. So when the local news station asked to do a Christmas special interview, where I would get to showcase one of my cookie recipes, I scrambled to create a new cookie that I could…

Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft & Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies

These are light, soft, and chewy inside, with just the right cinnamon to sugar ratio. With so much to love, they are sure to become a family favorite. Snickerdoodles. The name itself kind of mocks you, doesn’t it? My theory is because this seemingly simple cookie can trip you up in the end. It’s like a baker’s test to make the perfect snickerdoodle. This cookie’s magic power is two-fold. It begins with the tried-and-tested…

Black & White Chocolate Shortbread Cookie

Black & White Chocolate Shortbread Cookie

This is my favorite chocolate shortbread of all time! Crisp and light shortbread with a beautiful dark and white chocolate coating. This is my favorite chocolate shortbread of all time. It is beautifully crisp and delicious. It was inspired by a chocolate shortbread recipe I found in a library cookbook 20 years ago. My children were in their library class and I was indulging in recipe studying during my few moments alone..

#1 Chocolate Chip Cookie

#1 Chocolate Chip Cookie

The bread and butter of my cookie repertoire. The one I have baked hundreds of times, maybe a thousand. Not too sweet, full of flavor, just the kind you imagine when you crave a good chocolate chip cookie! So, how did this recipe come to be? How is it possible that one could spend 15 years of baking and cookie creating and still be disappointed with a basic chocolate chip cookie? Getting this recipe right was a big deal for me…

Pumpkin Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting

A perfectly spiced pumpkin cookie topped with creamy cream cheese frosting is made even better in both looks and taste by the addition of a single pecan on top. This pumpkin cookie is a true gem. I have to admit that I’m not usually very fond of the fall “pumpkin spice” blend. It always feels unbalanced, with too many cloves or nutmeg that overpower the pumpkin flavor. Rest assured, I’ve done my homework here and this cookie…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are packed with pumpkin, spices, and chocolate. If my husband had to choose one cookie to eat for the rest of his life this would be his choice! I have a confession. I don’t usually like nutmeg in pumpkin recipes. My favorite pumpkin pie recipe is Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie recipe, found on the canned pumpkin label. One of the reasons I love it is because it has no nutmeg. When I first tried this Pumpkin Chocolate…