Levain Bakery Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

The last time I went to New York, my friend Bonnie told me I had to go to Levain Bakery and get one of each of their 4 cookies.  I am so glad I listened.  Levain Bakery is rumored to bake the best cookies in the world and they were soooo good.  I actually went…

Sugar Cookies

For some reason I got it in my brain that it was a good idea to invite all the girls in Liv’s kindergarten class over for a cookie decorating party.  After we had sent invited to all 10 and all 10 had accepted, I realized that I didn’t really have a sugar cookie recipe that…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

One year around the holidays back in the law school/ PA school days a bunch of the “law wives” as I referred to ourselves got together to bakes cookies.  Amy Gillis bought her family’s ginger molasses cookie recipe.  I had never made ginger molasses cookies, but they were good and fun and just different.  I’ve…

Peanut Butter Brittle Drops

This is a recipe I found in a cook book strictly devoted to nothing but cookies.  It grabbed my attention because it calls for crunchy peanut butter and toffee bits.  It’s a variation on the normal peanut butter cookie with a little crunch and then the toffee bits add a chewy component.  I haven’t made…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Derek has on multiple occasions attempted to lose weight via weight watchers online.  It always works while he follows it which tends to be a few weeks at a time at the most.  My favorite thing about Derek on weight watchers is my access to their online recipe base.  This is one recipe I found…

Macaroons

One of my best visiting teachers ever moved to Georgia last year.  Catherine Bartlett is witty and can always be relied on for great literary advice.  She is considerate, down to earth, and the kind of person you could easily sit and talk to for hours.  In addition to all these qualities, she made the…

Dad’s Cookies

  Diane loves to tell a story about how one morning she had the tube turned to Good Morning Utah or something like that and they were interviewing someone with an award winning cookie recipe.  She called them Dad’s cookies because they were her Dad’s favorite.  They shared the recipe and she jotted it down.  They…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 The rumor in my ward growing up was that Marcie McKee made the best chocolate chip cookies.  So, when I was collecting recipes for my recipe collection as a young women this was one I had to snag.  The first time I made these for Derek he said, “Is there something special about these cookies?”…

Mint Surprise Cookies

 Easter is coming up and these have been on my mind.  My mother’s parents died before I was even born, so I never got to know them as Grandma and Grandpa Cichowlas.  However, my Mom’s next door neighbors all growing up totally stepped up to the plate on the grandparent front for us.  They sent…