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Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

by angelika on December 28, 2011

Are you tired of cookies and sweets yet? Not in our house, I can tell you that. Seeing as how we have made these cookie bars twice, in as many weeks, I think it may be something worth sharing even after the Christmas cookie season has concluded. After all, these would go excellently with champagne […]



by angelika on December 19, 2011

After almost two weeks away, my deepest apologies, I am back. After spilling a glass of water on my laptop, and actually hearing it sizzle (not good) I was forced to buy a shiny new computer. Luckily I had backed up, so once my new computer arrived I just plugged into my hard drive and an […]

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Alfajores de Dulce de Leche

by angelika on May 8, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day! Yesterday the kids and I made these cookies as our Mother’s Day treat. Some people might say, why in the kitchen for/on Mother’s Day? For me, being in the kitchen is a treat, so I would rather not avoid it for custom’s sake. A few hours in the kitchen with no kids? […]


Cinnamon Dolce Macarons

by angelika on December 19, 2010

The Cinnamon Dolce Maracon was a little experiment of mine that turned out fabulously! After a night where Baby Girl slept fitfully, (damn teeth!), I found myself in the Starbucks drive through on my way to work, and I ordered a cinnamon dolce latte. As I drank it, and started to come to, I had the idea that […]


Chocolate Ganache Thumbprints

by angelika on December 18, 2010

Today we have another cookie favorite. These thumbprints taste a lot like a ganache covered brownie bites. I absolutely love them. They are so rich and decadent, and such a perfect bite sized treat. The vanilla honey ganache that fills them is an all time favorite. I use it in so many other recipes. In […]


Ischler Krapfen

by angelika on December 16, 2010

This cookie comes from my Omi. It is my favorite of all the cookies she makes. It is also my father’s favorite cookie, the one he has us abscond with for him, like cookie contraband.  It is an almond based cookie with such a delicate crumb, filled with jam and topped with chocolate. My Omi […]


Pecan Bars

by angelika on December 15, 2010

Pecan Bars usually find themselves in the top tier of favorite desserts in my world. I am a sucker for caramel, any way you make it or serve it up. It is, without a doubt, my favorite confection. Even better, dare I say, than chocolate. (which I love, to be sure) Pair caramel with nuts and shortbread and I […]


Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie

by angelika on December 15, 2010

Today we have another Martha Stewart cookie recipe. I just find Martha to be my “go to” when it comes to anything baking. All of my kids birthday cakes came from her website, and they have all been really delicious. Why mess with a good thing, right? Today’s cookie is new to me this year, […]


Lemon Pistachio Trees

by angelika on December 12, 2010

These cookies were the hit of my holiday party last year, and they were hands down my favorite new recipe. They are pretty easy to make, and you can choose any shape you like. I love the trees through, I think the nuts look like ornaments. These cookies are light, with a subtle lemon flavor. […]


Hazelnut-Orange Shortbread

by angelika on December 12, 2010

It Christmas cookie time! Every year we make dozens of cookies to give as gifts. Growing up, my grandmother was the cookie lady. She spent weeks in her basement kitchen sifting and rolling and baking. Everything by hand! She didn’t get her first Kitchenaid mixer until I was well into my teens. She had several […]