Coconut Bliss Cookies {gluten free}

by angelika on January 13, 2013

coconut bliss cookies

I have had a breakthrough in the kitchen today. I finally made a gluten free cookie that I love. I mean truly love. Not just, it’ll do since it’s sweet and tastes like chocolate, but really love! The secret ingredient is coconut flour, which gives the cookies a light and fluffy, almost cake-like texture. No subtle grainy texture that […]


Lavender Macarons

by angelika on July 29, 2012

I made a rainbow of macarons for our rainbow party, and of all the flavors the lavender was by far my favorite. I’ve never cooked with lavender before, even though I grow it all over my yard. I went out and bought culinary lavender, not being sure what the difference was, and not wanting to […]


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

by angelika on June 25, 2012

In our house peanut butter is a food group. If you knew how much peanut butter we went though in a week you might be stunned. We all really love it. I have peanut butter on toast in the morning. The kids, of course, love their PB&J sandwiches. We love peanut sauce for dipping, or […]


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? […]


Chocolate Macarons with Salted Vanilla Caramel

by angelika on February 21, 2011

I think we’ve had enough of healthy recipes for the time being. I had some friends come for the weekend, so of course I whipped up a batch of my most favorite little treat. I was going to go with my old standby of Pistachio Macarons with Lemon Curd, but when I put out feelers to […]


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 […]


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. […]