Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

A little cheesecake packed into a chocolate cookie!

Cheesecake cookies are soft and rich and taste just like a bite sized chocolate cheesecake! A few friends of mine have declared this day Cheesecake Day.  I was asked to join in the fun, but here’s the rub; I don’t care for cheesecake.  Weird, I know.  I think it has a lot to do with the cheesecake my mom made when I was a kid.   It was the kind with chunks of pineapple and large curd cottage cheese.  Just what you want in a dessert right? … Continue reading →

S’mores Oatmeal Cream Pies

A S’mores twist on a classic childhood treat!

A S’mores twist on a childhood favorite! I can vividly recall the first time I tried S’mores.  I was in the 4th grade and it was during the last week of school.  Our science teacher brought in all the fixins for s’more along with foil and plates.  We sat along a rolling hill on one side of the school.  We assembled our s’mores (leaving the top cracker off) and let the sun reflect off our foil lined plates and onto our individual milk … Continue reading →

Key Lime Sugar Cookies

Mini frosted sugar cookies made with fresh key limes

These key lime sugar cookies are tangy and sweet!  The soft and tender sugar cookie and the creamy frosting make a delicious bite sized key lime treat!   I’m not a huge fan of pie.  A good berry pie certainly has a place in my heart, but to be frank, I tend to snub my nose at any other flavor of pie.  I just do not gravitate towards cake’s flakey cousin.  Pie is a second rate dessert in my humble opinion.  It’s good in a pinch but … Continue reading →

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie

A chocolate peanut butter cookie studded with white chocolate peanut butter cups baked right in your skillet!

A simple skillet cookie made with chocolate peanut butter and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! I am the youngest of three girls.  My sisters and I have always had a close relationship.  Being the youngest, I always looked up to my sisters and idolized them, even during those times when they weren’t especially sweet to me.  I can vividly recall my oldest sister sitting on me and tickling me until my stomach ached and I would cry out in pain to make … Continue reading →

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies filled with eggless chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough filling

 Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies filled with egg-free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough! I spent an inordinate amount of time during my high school years driving around in a bright orange Ford Bronco.  My best friend was at the wheel and I was usually co-pilot.  We weren’t bad teenagers, we were just bored.  So we drove around and around and around.  We drove past friend’s houses, boy’s houses, searched for parties, and then … Continue reading →

Lemon Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}

Lemon Greek Easter Cookies

I have been compensated for this post.  However all opinions expressed are my own.  Sweet little cookies just in time for Easter! Rich, buttery Easter cookies with a hint of fresh lemon!  These cookies are perfect for dunking into your coffee or tea! My Greek family does things a little differently for Easter.  No, we don’t break plates and spray Windex over everything, but we do have traditions that are all our own.  It never occurred to me … Continue reading →

Cherry Thumbprint Kiss Cookies

Cherry thumbprint cookies with a simple vanilla filling and Hershey’s Kisses!

Thumbprint cookies made with chopped cherries and filled with a vanilla filling!  A Hershey’s Kiss candy rests right in the middle! My son’s Lego addiction has become quite tiresome.  At first it was cute.  My husband and I encouraged this little hobby.  Lego’s are creative and intelligent.  They require coordination and concentration, perfect for a little boy.  But as the years went on (and money was spent), we realized this little hobby … Continue reading →

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Meringues

Sweet little meringue cookies flavored with maraschino cherries and then dipped in chocolate.

Light and airy meringue cookies with a hint of cherry flavor!   Each crisp little meringue  is dipped in decadent dark chocolate to make these an extra special treat! The kids of today have no idea how lucky they are.  They have the best birthday parties.  With a simple phone call (and a chunk of money) your child, along with his closest friends can be indulged and entertained in any manner you choose.  They can … Continue reading →

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Cake like sugar cookies with spiced eggnog buttercream.

Cake-like sugar cookies iced with spiced eggnog buttercream! Nothing says “happy holidays” quite like screeching violins.  My 4th grader’s orchestra had a holiday extravaganza.  It was her first time playing in front of a live audience.  Actually, that’s not true, her family has been her live audience for quite some time.  It’s always so sweet to see how excited all the students are to be performing.  You know in their minds they sound like … Continue reading →