Chocolate Diamond Cookies: Queen of the French Cookie Recipes

French Cookie Recipes

This chocolate diamond cookie is the queen of French cookie recipes, giving its more famous sisters, the madeleine and the macaron, a run for their money. About French Cookie Recipes While French dessert recipes are legendary, French culture is not known for its cookies. Friends in France, in fact, complain about the dearth of decent … Read more

Cherry Chip Scones

Cherry Scone Recipes

What are the best cherry scone recipes? The kind that have chocolate chips in them, obviously! Chocolate and Cherry for the Win! Chocolate and cherry are a pretty magical combination. Apparently the sweetness of the cherries and the bitterness of dark chocolate offset one another perfectly. The combination is so fantastic that chocolate covered cherries … Read more

Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

Cinnamon Cookie Recipe

Do you ever wish you could eat cinnamon rolls for dessert AND breakfast? This cinnamon cookie recipe swirls chunks of cinnamon roll filling in a fluffy sugar cookie. A Short History of Cinnamon in Sweets Cinnamon is perhaps the spice that launched the age of exploration. The ancient Egyptians used it in their embalming process. … Read more

Nutella Amaretti Sandwich Cookies

bakery style italian amaretti cookies recipe

What’s better than a bakery style Italian amaretti cookies recipe? One that involves sandwiching said chewy amaretti cookies with nutella, obviously. A Short History of Amaretti Cookies There are two conflcting tales surrounding the origins of amaretti cookies. A more romantic version tells of the arrival of a bishop to the town of Saronno in … Read more

Coconut Pecan Cookie Recipe

Coconut Pecan Cookie Recipe

This coconut pecan cookie recipe combines your favorite drop cookies with a classic flavor combination – coconut and pecan. We also like to add some chocolate chips, for good measure. These cookies have a pleasing chewy texture interrupted by the crunch of pecan. About Coconut and Pecan Coconut and Pecan is a classic Southern American … Read more

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake

Rumor has it that the Mississippi Mud Cake originated in the American South in the 1970s or 1980s. The cake is supposedly named after the muddy banks of the Mississippi river. This treat is a chocolate lover’s dream. It consists in a layer of moist chocolate cake, topped with gooey marshmallows, and then another layer … Read more

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Recipe

This strawberry cheesecake cookie recipe is not for the faint of heart, since it requires several steps. All of the individual bits keep nicely in the refrigerator of freezer for several days, so it’s a good multi-day project for a busy weekend. A Short History of Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies While we’ve written extensively about cheesecake … Read more

Haitian Cake Recipe

Haitian Cake Recipe

The most traditional of Haitian cake recipe is the “Gateau au Beurre,” or butter cake. This is a classic pound cake, with a few special additions that give it a unique flavor: rum, nutmeg, and lime zest. It also traditionally includes evaporated milk, which contributes to its very moist texture. A Short History of Haitian … Read more

Maui’s Best Banana Bread

Maui Banana Bread Recipe

Vacation in a pan alert! This Maui banana bread recipe will transport you to the lush island, without the expensive planefare. A Short History of Hawaiian Banana Bread Culinary historians believe that Polynesian explorers first brought bananas to Hawaii. Bananas, along with taro, sweet potatoes, and breadfruit, and fish, were the primary food staples in … Read more