M&M Mystery

For a long time I’ve wanted to make M&M cookies.  It seems easy enough.  You take some chocolate chip cookie dough and replace it with the colored candies instead of the typical chip, right?  Wrong.  If you do this, you end up with a bunch of cracked candy shells and a color seeping mess. This …

Pumpkin-palooza

The holidays bring pumpkin flavored things from every direction.  Coffee creamer, ice cream, and of course pie.  Who doesn’t love the pumpkin and clove mix giving them all the cuddlies?  When my son asked me to make cookies for this class’ harvest party I knew these pumpkin cookies would do the trick. These cookies are simple, …

TTW: Peanut Butter Cookies

Tia took her solid peanut butter cookie and customized it per request.  In her regular peanut butter dough she added chocolate and peanut butter chips after a suggestion from her husband.  Then she altered the size from the tradition “normal” cookie size to the bigger version I want to sell at the bakery.  She did …

TTW: Oatmeal Scotchies

Cookies are pretty darn good.  It’s hard to beat a well made cookie.  Tia has a “no hard” rule about her cookies.  They must have a crisp crunch on the exterior and then a softness when your teeth continue the bite.  These oatmeal scotchies do exactly that. If you’re looking for a pretty darn good oatmeal cookie and …

Sentimental Thumbprint

In the town I grew up, there was one bakery.  Well, maybe there was more than one, but the one I’m thinking of kicked everyone else’s ass.  If you grew up in Bakersfield, you already know where I’m talking about.  Smith’s Bakery.  It didn’t have a fancy store front or crazy flavors to grab their …

TTW: S’more Cookies

Even though I’m late in getting the treat to you, it wasn’t because Tia didn’t do it.  She’s kept up with her treat of the week and it is I who has delayed in getting it to you.  After doing breads and bars, Tia wanted to mix it up with something different.  It was the …