Mammy’s Pumpkin Cookies

My grandmother, we call her Mammy, makes the best pumpkin cookies. My mom’s pumpkin cookies taste delicious too, but my cousin has ruled Mammy’s as the winner. I must agree with him. Pumpkin cookies are great in the fall, but I love snacking on them throughout the year. They don’t stick around for long, so I keep making new batches. I also like keeping them in the freezer so they are hard and crunchy with extra-cold chocolate chips. To make … Continue reading

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

David took me to a chocolate cooking class a few years ago. We had fun getting chocolaty together, and we came away with a great biscotti recipe. But the class itself brought true meaning to the phrase, “too many cooks in the kitchen.” One woman tried to monopolize all of the cooking tasks, and it was obvious that she attended classes frequently because she had nothing else to do. I was also grossed out by how many people were touching the … Continue reading

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone needs a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Here is one I like to keep on hand because, when I get hungry for chocolate chip cookies, nothing less will satisfy me. Not even the most delicious chocolate or lemon cookies. When you get a hankering for them, preheat your oven to 325ºF. Then, mix together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, and 3/4 cup of melted butter. Once they are blended, mix in 1 tablespoon … Continue reading