Last week I revisited my love for Ube with my Baked Ube Coconut Doughnuts, and now I’m introducing you to another flavor I love: Pandan! These Pandan Madeleines are rich, buttery, and absolutely delicious! They’re a Southeast Asian twist on a French classic and I’m betting you’re going to love them. For those of you who’ve
Guess what, The Fiancé is turning 30 on Saturday! That means more oatmeal cookies for everyone! I’ve got to say, I love these cookies. They’re almost like Mound Bar oatmeal cookies…which is amazing because my extremely rational brain categorizes oatmeal as a healthy food group and ignores the rest. I am a master at rationalizing, can you tell? But I digress. These Toasted Coconut and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good with morning coffee that The Fiancé and I accidentally (on purpose) ate cookies for breakfast for an entire week. Adulting at it’s finest, am I right? I loved baking and eating these cookies with The Fiancé because they make us feel nostalgic and remind us of simpler times. I’m hoping that these cookies (and the amazing gift I got him) will make The Fiancé’s birthday an amazing celebration. I hope that these cookies bring you just as much as happiness. Happy baking!
Yes, another oatmeal cookie is coming your way. Do you want to know why? It’s because The Fiancé is addicted to oatmeal cookies and I’m always trying to think of new takes on oatmeal cookies. If you have any ideas, feel free to send them my way. Maybe your idea will be featured! I’m a sucker for a good citrus recipe, so this time around I wanted to add some good old fashioned orange to the mix. And let me tell you, The Fiancé and I were not disappointed. The orange zest will make the cookies turn a bit orange, but don’t let that deter you. They’re loaded with white chocolate chips so you’ll get a nice mix of sweet and citrus.
I’ll never get tired of key lime. Never. As summer kicks into high gear, I start to gravitate towards fruity desserts. My Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Bars are always such a hit, that I wanted to create a summery, key lime twist on the recipe. I love key lime and berries together and I’ll never get tired of those flavors. Never. These Blackberry Key Lime Ricotta Bars have a gorgeous swirl, which means no extra decorating required, and there are plenty of squares to go around. So it goes without saying, that this recipe is perfect for potlucks and entertaining. Know what else they’re great for? Picnics!
You know what every home cook needs in their arsenal? An easy cookie bar recipe. Do you know why? Because sometimes you come home and you need cookies fresh out of the oven and you just don’t have time to make individual cookies. Oh, and your kitchen is going to smell like cinnamon heaven when you bake these. Win, win. Also, this recipe makes 24 cookie bars, so you’ll have enough for yourself and a some for your friends. These cookie bars will make you very popular. I haven’t done extensive studies on the correlation between these cookie bars and popularity, but I can speak from personal experience. Just saying.
Lately I’ve been thinking about small comforts. We all have those days where we feel like we’re running on empty and we need to recharge. Sometimes it’s because we just need some precious alone time, and other times it’s because we feel like life has taken everything out of us. Either way, it’s the small comforts that help us restore our mental wellbeing. For me, the past couple of weeks have been a mixture of both and I found myself pining for yoga pants, wine, popcorn, and the quick-witted sarcasm of Gilmore Girls. And when I found myself in the kitchen, I made these cookies on auto pilot–as if I had made them a million times before. They’re brown butter popcorn and dark chocolate chip cookies, but Movie Night Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies sounds catchier.
Chinese New Year (CNY) is coming up and I’m super excited because I attempted my first cookie recipe with red bean. I loooove red bean. It’s a staple in Chinese sweets and I could never get enough of it as a kid. Red bean is usually used as a topping or filling for cakes, so it took quite a bit of thinking to find a way of incorporating red bean into cookies. Truth be told, I’ve never tried to make Chinese sweets. Growing up, my family always went to the bakery to buy sweets and pastries, so it wasn’t until recently that I started to learn about Chinese recipes.