cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 31, 2016

These chewy mint chocolate chip cookies are reminiscent of a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream, only in cookie form! I moved to San Francisco 18 years ago and when I moved here, an acquaintance warned me within the first couple of months of my arrival that this wasn’t a city most people stick […]

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Cookies and Cream Cookies

May 2, 2016

Looking for Oreo Recipes? These cookies and cream cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in the center cookies with Oreos baked right into them! “It’s the Inception of cookies.” I explained to my friends when they asked me at the picnic what sort of cookies these were. They just looked at me confused […]

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies & Pinterest’s KnitCon Conference.

April 18, 2016

This super easy crispy chocolate chip cookies recipe is the perfect cookie for those who love their treats snappy and crisp! Butter and sugar was flying left and right and groups of people were crouching down on the floor working as hard as they can with the hand mixers that had just arrived the day […]

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Brookies (Brownies + Cookies) Caramel Bars

February 22, 2016

This upscale version of the brookies bar recipe sandwiches pistachio brownies and chocolate chip cookie bars with a layer of chewy caramel! There’s something slightly disingenuous about writing about food. You probably don’t notice it as a reader. But if you think about it, it’s tough to constantly be creating food for events and holidays […]

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Brookie Recipe with Salty Sweet Snack Treats

February 8, 2016

This made-from-scratch brookie recipe (a layered brownie and cookie bar) has potato chips, pretzels and two types of chocolate chips that my friends loved. “Well, if you can bring a bar or cookie or something, that would be great. You know, anything you might have around the house or in the freezer.” said my friend […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie <- The Best Recipe Ever! (plus a live baking demo at Macy's in San Francisco!)

January 25, 2016

This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of the absolute best ever because of a few special tips and tricks! Seriously. The best ever. AJ is always telling me that his favorite cookie is the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. But surprisingly I almost never make them. It’s funny because I went looking through my […]

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Pistachio Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter (slightly salty, slighty funky, super tasty cookies!)

December 21, 2015

These slightly salty and funky Pistachio Cranberry Cookies are made with brown butter and a secret ingredient that makes them super addictive! Everyone has his or her own traditions for the holidays. For me, it’s throwing our annual holiday party, completely with numerous baked goods and a glazed ham. This year, we opted to go […]

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Sea Salt

January 5, 2015
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These white chocolate peppermint cookies have a great depth of flavor from the brown butter while the salt on top keeps them from being too cloyingly sweet! Every year we celebrate the holidays with our annual holiday dessert party right before Christmas and this year I thought I would be crazy trying to throw it […]

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Eggnog Cookies

December 15, 2014
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These eggnog cookies are easy to make and have a crispy crunchy sugar coating that makes them a great holiday treat! It seems like a cruel joke but when I went to check to see how much eggnog I had left, I noticed one something. The expiration date was December 24th, the day BEFORE Christmas! […]

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Congo Bars Recipe

November 3, 2014
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This fast and easy congo bars recipe is better than the average blondie bars because it uses brown butter and almond meal! I had totally planned on making my congo bars recipe for the Halloween potluck dinner. That is, until AJ informed me that the costume party we were going to was actually a sit […]

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Almond Biscotti made with Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice and Dipped in Chocolate [Sponsored Post]

October 2, 2014
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These Kahlúa pumpkin spice almond biscotti are the perfect treat for the Fall season. October is here and that means I can finally allow pumpkin spice to take over my world. I’ve been fighting it for the past month or two, with the explosion of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING starting to appear in August. But I […]

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, Aztec Style

December 16, 2013
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This easy twist on classic chocolate shortbread cookies kicks them up a notch with hot spices, tart dried cranberries and roasted cacao nibs! The first time I tasted Aztecan style chocolate I was smitten. I was working at a high-end department store sampling butter cookies for a Japanese company. And when I say I was […]

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Salted Vanilla Bean White Chocolate Multigrain Cookie and Folsom Street Fair 2012

October 22, 2012
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In my head, the end of summer in San Francisco is the end of September. Not because the weather starts to cool off (it hasn’t, if anything October tends to be just as warm as September) or the leaves are starting to change (San Francisco has very few deciduous trees). No, it’s because the summer […]

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits for Garrett and Brian’s Wedding

October 8, 2012
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The text on my iPhone read “Brian says that he’ll marry you instead now. Home wrecker! You and your chocolately wiles.” I couldn’t be more amused or more pleased. Not because I was wrecking a home (who do you think I am?!?), but because the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies with Toffee Bits photo I […]

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Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread Cookies

September 3, 2012
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I started to write a post about AJ’s love of oatmeal for breakfast. I wanted to write about because I made these Gluten Free Maple Oat and Dried Cherry Shortbread cookies based on a recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook. But as I wrote the post, I realized I had single handedly written the most […]

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White and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cookies & Same Sex Marriage

May 10, 2012
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I had another post ready for today. Or, more truthfully, I had written part of one that I eventually abandoned because things have shifted in the past few days in ways that made me realize I needed to write about something different. Part of it was the death of Maurice Sendak, someone who I always […]

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Introducing Street Sweets: a collaborative underground dessert pop-up

September 29, 2011

Those of you who don’t live in San Francisco might not be aware of a phenomenon called the Underground Market, but it’s an event that happened every couple of months where unlicensed vendors sold their wares. One of the problems with starting up a food company is that it is extremely cost prohibitive. To sell […]

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