Zucchini Cookies

Zucchini Cookies are a surprising way to use up your summer zucchini harvest! These sweet cookies are a bit cakey and infused with plenty of lemon for a bright citrus flavor. I cannot garden to save my life. Seriously, I kill mint. Those of you who garden know that mint is often deemed “unkillable,” if …

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Zucchini Cookies are a surprising way to use up your summer zucchini harvest! These sweet cookies are a bit cakey and infused with plenty of lemon for a bright citrus flavor.

Two white plates on a marble countertop, each holding two zucchini cookies

I cannot garden to save my life. Seriously, I kill mint. Those of you who garden know that mint is often deemed “unkillable,” if that’s even a word. 

Mint is definitely not unkillable. I‘ve killed it – several times. 

But for some reason I always think my black thumb will turn a pretty shade of green every single spring – that I’ll miraculously transform into some kind of amazing farmer. 

Well, folks that doesn’t happen – ever.

So despite my best efforts year after year, I’m pretty much gardenless and have to rely on veggies from our friends or the farmers market.

Thankfully, I still always end up with plenty of zucchini because it seems to grow like mint for everyone but me.

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Chocolate Stuffed Strawberry Sugar Cookies

Perfection is these soft and chewy sugar cookies stuffed with a dark chocolate ganache and topped with a burst of freeze-dried strawberries. Love is in the air… love for the timeless combination of chocolate and strawberry, that is! Also, my love of stuffed cookies is seemingly endless (am I the only one that finds a […]

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Perfection is these soft and chewy sugar cookies stuffed with a dark chocolate ganache and topped with a burst of freeze-dried strawberries.

Love is in the air… love for the timeless combination of chocolate and strawberry, that is! Also, my love of stuffed cookies is seemingly endless (am I the only one that finds a plain, not-stuffed cookie so incredibly boring now?)

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberry Sugar Cookies on a wire rack, raw chocolate and freeze dried strawberries scattered on the side

Yes I realize I made the perfect Valentine’s day cookies in the middle of summer but, you know what? My love of chocolate and strawberry lasts all year round.

My first test run of these cookies resulted in two versions, one with the ground up freeze-dried strawberries mixed into the dough, and the other with plain dough and a coating of crushed berry powder before baking.

While the strawberry flavor was lovely on both versions, the strawberry-in-the-dough batch turned a not-so-enticing mauve color when baked. Nothing like the pretty pastel pink I envisioned. But such is life when you’re using natural colorings.

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S’mores Skillet Cookie

A giant, gooey skillet cookie is the best dessert EVER! My classic chocolate chip skillet cookie is my all-time favorite, I make on a regular basis and every time it is pure bliss! Well, I decided to branch out and make a S’mores Skillet Cookie. …

A giant, gooey skillet cookie is the best dessert EVER! My classic chocolate chip skillet cookie is my all-time favorite, I make on a regular basis and every time it is pure bliss! Well, I decided to branch out and make a S’mores Skillet Cookie. Oh man, you guys are going to love this one.…

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Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies
Bring a little flavor of the big city home with these homemade Black and White Cookies. Tender, fluffy cookies are topped with vanilla and chocolate icing; these cookies give you the best of both cake and cookie, vanilla and cho…

Black and White Cookies

Bring a little flavor of the big city home with these homemade Black and White Cookies. Tender, fluffy cookies are topped with vanilla and chocolate icing; these cookies give you the best of both cake and cookie, vanilla and chocolate. What are Black and White Cookies? If you aren’t familiar with them, black and white […]

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Lemon Sugar Cookies

I love all kinds of cookies, but traditional sugar cookies with frosting have never been my favorite. I am just not a frosting gal. (If you put a frosted sugar cookie in front of me, I would eat it, but they just aren’t my absolute favorite.) I d…

I love all kinds of cookies, but traditional sugar cookies with frosting have never been my favorite. I am just not a frosting gal. (If you put a frosted sugar cookie in front of me, I would eat it, but they just aren’t my absolute favorite.) I do adore these Lemon Sugar Cookies. They are…

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Yippee for 10 years!

It’s a great day! I’m so happy to be celebrating the anniversary of my second kidney transplant today. If you’ve been a long-time follower, you might remember me sharing about it here on the blog. I found out I was sick shortly after graduating high school. I went on the waiting list and received my […]

Kidney Sugar Cookies

It’s a great day! I’m so happy to be celebrating the anniversary of my second kidney transplant today. If you’ve been a long-time follower, you might remember me sharing about it here on the blog.

I found out I was sick shortly after graduating high school. I went on the waiting list and received my first kidney transplant when I was in college. It helped keep me going for almost 20 years before I started getting sick again. Unfortunately, I ended up needing dialysis … again. But fortunately, I didn’t need it for very long because my mom was  able to donate one of her kidneys to me. And, I’m so forever grateful. Mom, I know you’re reading and I love you so much!

Kidney Anniversary Cookies

Now, 10 years later (that’s hard to believe) we are both doing good. I get check ups often, take immunosuppressants and continue to do my best to take care of her gift. Mom’s doing good with her kidney, too  – in fact, her levels are better than mine. Yip-pee!!! 

A decade is a huge milestone, so I wanted to commemorate it with something sweet that we could share. I already made kidney cake pops back in 2011, so I went with decorated sugar cookies this time.

Hope you like them and really hope you never have a reason to make them. But if you do… here’s a how-to for some super cute and tasty kidney sugar cookies. Let’s get to it.

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Butterscotch Bars

It’s been an interesting year, hasn’t it? I’ve been on a bit of a bender lately, getting rid of (or at least, reducing) paperwork that’s been piling up and holds little interest for me. I have so much that I had to buy more paper (as in, paper file folders) to store all that paperwork in which seems redundant, but living in a place where paper…

It’s been an interesting year, hasn’t it? I’ve been on a bit of a bender lately, getting rid of (or at least, reducing) paperwork that’s been piling up and holds little interest for me. I have so much that I had to buy more paper (as in, paper file folders) to store all that paperwork in which seems redundant, but living in a place where paper still rules supreme, and digitizing takes as long as filing, I’m stuck filing and storing.

One change in the world of paper has been food blogs, which started out for many as being places where you could “store” and share your favorite recipes. But I’ve noticed over the last few years that food blogs have become a lot slicker, more polished, and often “aspirational.” While I’m jealous of those who have the talent, and patience, for writing for search engines, and arranging flowers on top of multi-layer cakes, I really just enjoy cooking and baking.

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Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

These Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies are soft, perfectly chewy, and flavored with plenty of lemon zest and juice. Your family will love these bright sugar cookies! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies in the past 10 years, but it’s been a lot. I originally posted this recipe …

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These Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies are soft, perfectly chewy, and flavored with plenty of lemon zest and juice. Your family will love these bright sugar cookies!

Stack of chewy lemon sugar cookies. The top cookie has a bite taken out of it.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies in the past 10 years, but it’s been a lot.

I originally posted this recipe in 2010 after finding it on Rock Recipes and after 10+ years, I thought it was time to share them again with new photos and updated text.

These Chewy Lemon Cookies are simple to make and bursting with lemon flavor, which in my opinion makes them the perfect cookie for summer!

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Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve baked a lot of cookies over the years, but one of the first cookie recipes I remember baking are Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies. They are so easy and everyone loves them, including me. The cookies are super soft a…

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve baked a lot of cookies over the years, but one of the first cookie recipes I remember baking are Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies. They are so easy and everyone loves them, including me. The cookies are super soft and turn out perfect every time. If you like soft chocolate chip…

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S’more cookies, please

Campfire in a cookie sums up these summer fun treats with chocolate ganache, buttecream, graham cracker crumbs and toasted meringue. You’ll be saying gimme s’more with every bite. Bonus: you don’t need a fire pit to make them. Just a handy little kitchen torch and you’ll be ready to go. Let me show you. Okay, […]

Campfire in a cookie sums up these summer fun treats with chocolate ganache, buttecream, graham cracker crumbs and toasted meringue.

S'more Cookie

You’ll be saying gimme s’more with every bite.

S'mores Cookies

Bonus: you don’t need a fire pit to make them. Just a handy little kitchen torch and you’ll be ready to go. Let me show you.

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