Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black and White Cookies

Black and white cookies are another one of my go to recipes.  I've noticed them making a come back lately and they're one of those retro cookies that everyone loves.  Maybe it's a childhood thing, but I think they're more of a New York thing!  I love giving these cookies in care packages and they look great on dessert buffets at parties.  They only contain a few ingredients and I think that's what makes them so good.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

This is one of my most popular go to cookie recipes.  I absolutely love white chocolate, and the dried cranberries balance the cookie perfectly.  I add amaretto to the dough which you can omit if you choose, but I do firmly believe that booze and baking go hand in hand!  It adds another layer of flavor to the cookie.  When you first bite into the cookie you get the sweet effect.  Next the sweetness gets cut by the perfect bite of cranberry, and last but certainly not least you get this slight hint of almond.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tri-Color Cookies

The one word that comes to mind when I think of tri-color cookies is LOVE!  I have been completely crazy about these little gems since childhood.  Maybe it's because they're so colorful, or maybe it's because they look like little presents! I would always wonder how they could get all those colors in one little cookie, and more importantly how anything could taste sooo delicious!?  Every time my mom would take me to the bakery, which to me was like going to a party, I knew exactly what I was going to get. I didn't want any part of anything else.  Well except for maybe a whipped cream eclair, or a piece of that heavenly banana cream pie from Conte's bakery. Okay that's another blog post... Now back to the tri-colors, if the bakery was out of them complete devastation ensued.  I know I tend to be a bit on the theatrical side, but they are the best thing in an Italian bakery.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I don't know anyone who doesn't like oreos. They are a classic comfort cookie!  I usually only make these on special occasions or for special people, but today I was just in the mood to whip up a batch.  Like everything else in my life, I decided to make them heart shaped.  Now making your own oreos takes a little bit of work, but believe me they are sooo worth it! Whoever you make these for will definitely appreciate them and you!  Once you've had them you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.