Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Cookies'

Reese's Peanut butter Cup Cookies

Another baking weekend! These make-ahead treats freeze well, and are fun to make, especially if you have a helper to peel the foil and brown paper wrappers for you! My "helper" was still asleep when I made these at...

Vanilla Spritz Sandwiches

I had a request to post the recipe for the cookies I posted last Saturday on Photo Hunt, so here they are: Vanilla Spritz Sandwiches (from The Art of the Cookie by Shelly Kaldunski) 2 1/4 cups all purpose...

It's Cookie Time

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Fall Cookies

Since our temperatures are still HIGH, we are all waiting for a sign of fall....

Vanilla Bean Sable' Cookies

These cookies from Fine Cooking magazine, melt in your mouth! 2 soft, plump vanilla beans 1/3 cup granulated sugar 8 oz. (1 cup) unsalted butter, preferably high-fat European-style, softened 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt 1-1/3 oz. (1/3 cup) confectioners’...

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars

These Vanilla Sugar Cookie Bars, from Let's Dish are like a cross between cake and a sugar cookie. The cream cheese frosting is a blank slate for decorating with sprinkles, jimmies, or your favorite seasonal toppings! Ingredients: Cookies 1...

"Be Mine" Cookies

It's that time of the year. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Another excuse to bake! Jerry and Paul are visiting after Slow Bowl, so I made them some cookies. They miss the holiday cookie production, so I...

Monster Cookie Bars

I am in charge of centerpieces for my professional association's Holiday party. I'll show you those next week, but let's just say I needed easy cookies...fast, and LOTS of them! These were perfect! I call them CHEATER COOKIES, because...

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

I am not a big fan of cookies with chocolate, so these are easy, delicious, and look great! 1 package yellow cake mix 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats 3/4 c. melted butter 1 12 oz. jar seedless raspberry...

Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour 2/3 c. sugar 4 T. unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 t. salt 1 cup butter (2 sticks), cut into small pieces 2-3 T. red food coloring 6 oz. white chocolate or white chocolate melting pieces 1...

Raising the Bar: Bar Cookies

This recipe is new to me and couldn't be easier for a delicious bar cookie. Brad walked in as they were coming out of the oven and said, "It smells just like Christmas!" Line a 15x10" pyrex baking dish with...

Italian Cookies

1/2 pound butter, softened 1/2 c. sugar 6 eggs 2 t. vanilla 4 c. flour 4 t. baking powder Icing: 3 c. powdered sugar 5 T. milk 2 t. vanilla sprinkles In mixer, beat butter, then add sugar, and...

Assuntina Cookies

I am calling these "Assuntina Cookies" because I tasted these no-bake gems at Fontana del Papa. 1. Take two small amaretti cookies, spread Nutella on one and make a little sandwich. 2. Dip these in espresso, and roll in...

Best Royal Icing Ever

Here's my recipe for perfect Royal Icing to decorate cookies: 1 lb (4 cups) powdered sugar 1/4 t, cream of tartar 3 egg whites flavoring to taste (usually vanilla or almond extract, but I've done lemon or cinnamon) GEL...

The Pumpkin Patch

This is definite proof of my insanity! Pumpkin Spice Cookies 2 1/4 c. flour 2 T. cornstarch 1 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 2 1/2 t. cinnamon 1 t. ground cloves 1 t. freshly grated nutmeg 3/4 t....

Triple Nutella Treats

If you LOVE chocolate and hazlenut flavors together, this post is for you. I served a trio of Nutella desserts to my books club friends: Nutella mini-cheesecakes, Nutella mousse, and Nutella Chocolate chip cookies! Here are the recipes: Nutella...

Which Came First?

The chicken or the egg? Next came a beautiful plate of Easter Cookies!...

Hazelnut Cookies

I was inspired by my friend Janie of Panini Girl blog to make some cookies. She used Gina DiPalma's recipe for "Almond Fingers" recently, looking for "Italy in a cookie". I know Janie LOVES hazelnuts, and she and her husband...

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

We were ready to hunker down for the "BIG STORM" this weekend! We got a few sprinkles on Saturday morning, but by 10 a.m., the sky was blue and the sun was shining. Just in case we were housebound,...

A Cookie a Day: Raspberry Ribbon Cookies

We normally have intern supervision at the office on Wednesday mornings, but I decided to make it a little more festive by having them over for coffee cake and cookies this week, at my house. Their silly gifts are an...

A Cookie a Day:Turtle Brownies

I don't typically think of brownies as a Christmas cookie, but after baking 21 other kinds of cookies, I decided to go easy on myself. This was the second to the LAST batch! Use your favorite brownie recipe (or...

A Cookie a Day: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

Another match made in heaven, and oh, so easy! 1 Devils Food Cake mix 1/3 c. butter, melted 1 egg 3/4 c. butter, softened 3/4 cup peanut butter 2 t. vanilla 3 c. powdered sugar 2 T. cream or...

A Cookie a Day: Chocolate Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies.

Here's one for the chocolate-caramel lovers! I used this recipe for "Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies", but did NOT add the cinnamon or cayenne pepper. 3/4 c. butter, softened 1 c. sugar 3/4 c. Dutch-process cocoa 1/2 t. ground cinnamon...

A Cookie a Day: Pistachio-Cherry Cookies

I used the Icebox Cookie Recipe, and added almond extract, dried cherries, and chopped pistachios. YUM...

A Cookie a Day: Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened 1 c. sugar 1/4 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt 1 egg 2 t. vanilla 1 t. peppermint extract 1 3/4 c. flour Cream Cheese Filling finely crushed peppermint candies (or candy canes) Beat butter...

A Cookie a Day: Shortbread

I've made Shortbread every year since I was in college! Here it is: FOOLPROOF Shortbread! 1 lb (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 c. sugar 3 c. flour 1 c. Asian Rice Flour (find it in most grocery stores in...

A Cookie a Day: Icebox Cookies

There are lots of colors and combinations you can do with these! Circles inside of circles, checkerboards, swirly pinwheels or what I call "Beach Balls". With dough in the freezer, I sliced and baked all of these, AND "glued"...

A Cookie a Day: Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies

1/2 c. butter, softened 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 c. powdered sugar 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. cinnamon 1 egg 1 1/2 t. vanilla 2 1/4 c. flour White Chocolate glaze Cinnamon glaze For...

A Cookie a Day: Gingerbread People

There are lots more where these came from... Gingerbread 1 cup butter 1 c. sugar 1 egg 1 c. molasses 2 T. vinegar 5 c. flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1...

A Cookie a Day: Sugar Cookies

Favorite Sugar Cookie Dough (Can be doubled or tripled) Ingredients 1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese (room temp) 1 cup real butter (room temp) 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup white sugar 2 cups flour (all purpose) 1/2 tsp. vanilla...

A Cookie a Day: Caramel-Chocolate Blossoms

Just because I am not a chocolate fan, doesn't mean my friends and customers have to suffer! When there is chocolate and CARAMEL involved, I might just be tempted! Caramel Chocolate Blossoms (makes 50-60 cookies) 1/2 c. butter, softened...

A Cookie a Day: Butterscotch-Toffee Bars

Because some of my cookies are labor-intensive, and fussy with multiple steps or icings or decorating involved, I also need to mix in some "no brainers", or I call them "Cheater Cookies"; cookies where everything goes into a pan...

A Cookie a Day: World's BEST Cookies

I know, you've seen them before, because I post them again EVERY holiday season. They are still Brad and my FAVORITE cookie! I've made two DOUBLE batches, and soon I'll need more for my cookie trays! World's Best Cookies...

A Cookie a Day: Espresso-Chocolate Tarts

Need a sweet treat? These are perfect with a cup of good coffee! Cookie Dough: 1/4 c. butter, softened 1/4 c. shortening 2 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt...

Nutella Sandwich Cookies

This is a new favorite cookie!I tasted these when Janie brought me samples from a recipe in La Cucina Italiana. You toast some oats in butter, make a dough with nutella, scoop out balls to flatten on a cookie...

Candy Corn

It's that time of the year. It's almost Halloween. Do you like candy corn? I remember biting off each color as a child. Well, remember that butterscotch budino? A couple of servings got jazzed up for Halloween! I wanted to...

Friday with Janie

Our friend, Janie, came for a quick overnight visit on Friday. Our weekend revolved around food: talking about food, chefs and restaurants, watching food television, eating, and cooking together. Every other moment was happy spent talking about Italy, and our...

Easter Cookies

OK, so I obsess on fussy details. These cookies were perfect for me. I made some Easter-shaped sugar cookies, then with the other half of the dough, cut out round cookies with scalloped edges and smaller rounds. I iced them...

Almonds

Snow??? No! This was taken from the car window at around 80 mph on Hwy 99 around Bakersfield during last weekend's visit to Fresno. We had passed several miles of beautiful blooming plum, nectarine, and almond blossoms, but when...

Gingerbread

Gingerbread Day! I use the old Fannie Farmer recipe every year: 1 cup butter 1 c. sugar 1 egg 1 c. molasses 2 T. vinegar 5 c. flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 tsp ground...

Deck the Halls with Cookies of Holly...

Monday was a cold, rainy day. Perfect for baking and decorating cookies! I got a little carried away. Then two clients cancelled due to a BLIZZARD in Yucca Valley, so I decorated MORE cookies! I couldn't resist these tiny cookie...

Girasoli Cookies

Slow Travel friends from New Jersey, Kim and Chris, spent a sunny weekend in Palm Desert, so we had a few ST friends over for a pot luck dinner on Saturday. These were our "party favor" cookies: Ingredients 1 pkg....

Lemon-Filled Cookies

I ordered these little molds from King Arthur Flour in December, after browsing through their recipes online. I thought they looked pretty and might be fun to make for some occasion. Slow Bowl seemed like the perfect opportunity. Cookies...

Stained Glass Cookies

2 1/2 c. flour 1/2 t. salt 2 sticks (1 c.) unsalted butter 3 oz. cream cheese 1 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 1 T. vanilla 2 rolls of assorted color lifesavers, crushed by color Sift together flour and...

Cookie Tins

This morning I assembled cookie tins with an assortment of my homemade treats. Two recipients I will see tonight at our dinner party, so they needed to be done, even though I have a few more recipes to make before...

Buon Natale Cookies

I would be such a happy girl if I could get up every morning and bake. Even more fun than baking, is decorating, and presenting recipes. This morning I am arranging a large platter of cookies for my book...

Reindeer Cookies

Bake with kids, grandkids, or kids of friends? Or just a big kid yourself? Try this fun recipe for Reindeer Cookies. Take your favorite cookie dough or use this peanut butter one from www.kaboose.com. Shape chilled dough into balls, then...

Sunday Slow Scoopers Pina Colada Sherbet

This week, Terry chose a wonderful and creamy version of pina colada sherbet. This is a very simple and delicious recipe from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop. It contains a fresh pineapple, and thai coconut milk. Light, creamy and...

Lemon-Glazed Candied-Ginger Cookies

My turn to host of one my book clubs. One group meets at lunch time. Sometimes we potluck appetizers for lunch, and some months the hostess decides to do it all. Last month I joined a second book club...

Happy St Paddy's Day!

Hope you are wearing your green! I have been! Have an oatmeal cookie with me!...

"Cheater Cookies"

I call these "cheater cookies" because they are not made from scratch. Oh well. Quick and delicious! Robin Miller demonstrated these on the Food Network's "All Star Cookies" special. One "tube" of refrigerated sugar cookie dough. 1/2 cup pistachios...

Turkeys

Yesterday I brought Cookie Turkeys to the staff of the agency where I supervise. Since I am not cooking for Thanksgiving, I had an urge to make SOMETHING. That's an oreo (taken apart), spread with chocolate frosting, a peanut...

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

This might be a new favorite! The balance of flavors is wonderful, and I have TONS of rosemary growing like weeds in my yard. Cindy Ruth posted this recipe (from epicurious.com) on the "Cookie Swap" recipe thread on Slow...

Let the Baking Begin!

I love to bake anytime of the year, but especially at Christmas! I kicked off this year's kitchen marathon with 30 mini-loaves. Cranberry Orange Bread with Grand Marnier Glaze 1 1/2 c. unsalted butter 1 1/2 c. sugar 4 eggs...