Category Archives: Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

We don’t have anyone in our family who has to eat gluten-free, but we’ve found there are superb recipes in this category, and we wanted to try this one. The author of this cookie recipe is Bill Broyles from Callahan, … Continue reading

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Cutout Cognac Cookies

This recipe comes from Lucy Drury of Wildwood, Missouri. The recipe is found on the Penzeys website, but as noted in previous posts, we are unsure this link is permanent, so we include the recipe here. This should not be … Continue reading

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Nonna’s Walnut Biscotti

This recipe comes from Trina Mor of La Canada, California, who writes the inspiration for this recipe was her Italian grandmother. The recipe is featured in the on-line version of the Penzeys holiday catalog 2010. We don’t know if those … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Spritz

In homage to Wendy’s partial Finnish heritage, we first made these spritz cookies in 2007. Nearly everyone seemed to prefer these to the butter spritz, but I think some of that was due to Wendy’s salesmanship. The recipe comes from … Continue reading

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Butter Spritz Cookies

This is the first of the spritz cookie recipes, which require a spritz maker. The spritz maker is a mechanical contraption which squeezes out the dough through a variety of designs. The spritz maker is the adult version of the … Continue reading

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Peanut Blossoms

OK, this is an old recipe, but it’s a good one. We didn’t realize Hershey’s Kisses were that old, but this recipe appeared in the Pillsbury Bake-off from 1957. The finalist who entered this recipe in the contest was Freda … Continue reading

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Jam Thumbprints

This recipe is also known as Austrian Jam Cookies. We have made this for Christmas for many years, but this particular recipe comes from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, on Food Network in 2003. This recipe uses coconut for the … Continue reading

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