Tag Archives: cookies

Kaleidoscope Cookies (kind of)

22 May

My recent attempt at some colorful summer cookies turned wacky in a very Nickelodeon way. It’s the Betty Crocker Kaleidoscope Cookie: a buttery cookie shaped from layers of colored dough and edged with decorator’s sugar.

Again my childhood urges to eat Play Doh are surfacing...

I used the recipe from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book, but I tried to twist/shape the dough so that the cookies would look more random and disorderly.

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Cakespy’s Leftover Easter Candy

15 May

I love Cakespy‘s whimsical experiments (and her photographs never fail to make me laugh). I don’t know how I missed this one, but I think it’s my new favorite: Leftover Easter Candy Cookies.

They really were delicious… in a confused, eclectic-mix-of-tastes sort of way.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

3 Jan

a dependable staple among cookies


1/3 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter


1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla


1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 2/3 c. flour

Refrigerate 1 hour (or as long as a few days if, for example, you need to prepare the dough ahead of time.) Roll into balls and dip in sugar. Thumbprint each cookie gently.

Bake at 375 degrees, 6 minutes, on greased cookie sheet. While they are baking, unwrap Hershey’s kisses. Place the kisses immediately and firmly onto the cookies, then bake for 2 more minutes.

Closer to Christmas

7 Dec

Thinking ahead to holiday parties! Picture now, recipes one by one.

chocolate English toffee
thumb print cookies
cream cheese mint leaves
white chocolate fudge
peanut butter kiss cookies
chocolate mint fudge
peanut butter fudge
coconut macaroons
white chocolate pecan fudge

Easy Turkey Cookies

1 Dec

Though I like pecan pie and pumpkin bars as much as the next girl, our Thanksgiving needed a fun, kid-pleasing dessert. I think I had as much fun making these as the kids did eating them.

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and made regular powdered sugar frosting, though a maple frosting works well for these, too.

Candy Corn (I prefer the “Indian corn” because of the brown color and because they are not AS sweet as regular corn candy; the chocolate also adds just enough of another flavor.)

Mini Chocolate Chips (I have also seen Mini M&Ms or just  frosting for the eyes, which are both nice for color.)

I also sprinkled orange edible glitter above the eyes and used powdered sugar frosting again for the beak and feet.