cookie jar: almond butter graham cracker truffles

almond butter graham cracker truffles

December 23rd, 2014

Like, whoa. When I come across a recipe that causes me to spring out of my chair and immediately scour my cabinets to see if I can MAKE IT RIGHT NOW – well, I know it’s going to be a winner. And these amazingly delicious truffles? A winner – with much to love. First of all? […]


cookie jar: a pair of palmiers!

chocolate espresso and gingersnap palmiers

November 27th, 2014

Over on Babble this week I’ve shared the magic that is palmiers. And by “magic”, I mean 2-ingredients-to-delicious magic. If you STILL don’t keep a stash of puff pastry in your freezer at all times (you know, for these. Or these.), this recipe will make you a convert. The basic how-to’s (and pictures) are on […]


cookie jar: pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing

October 30th, 2014

Our little neighborhood does it up right. In addition to our block parties (for which I’ve made these and these), we have started some sweet traditions for our VERY favorite holiday – Halloween. It started last year with a munchkin parade that ended at a neighbor’s house for drinks and treats. And this year we […]


cookie jar: salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

September 18th, 2014

Fun fact #1: I LOVE white chocolate Fun fact #2: In the 3 1/2 years I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve included exactly ZERO white chocolate recipes. Sure, there was this – but, really? We can do SO much better. Like this: I think, because exactly ZERO members of my family like white chocolate as […]


cookie jar: lemon poppy seed crisps

lemon poppy seed crisps

June 24th, 2014

I think I’m going to call this the perfect summer cookie. Literally bursting with fresh lemon (juice and zest), these cookies have an amazing crunchy coating, thanks to a generous roll in lemon-sugar and plenty of poppy seeds. The flavors are reminiscent of my lemon poppy pound cake – but in cookie form! These would […]


cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

cookie jar: strawberry shortcake cookies

May 26th, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! So it’s no secret that I LOVE cookies – like, I want to marry them. So I’ve decided to do a sort of “cookie of the month” series, bringing you a great, EASY recipe each month, that you are sure to love. Sound good? I had to post this one right away, […]


favor-“ette”: just one more

favor-"ette": just one more

April 15th, 2014

When it comes to the holiday dessert table, I’m definitely team “I think we need one more”. Especially during Passover. As we can’t eat flour throughout the week, I’m always on the hunt for sweets and snacks to serve and nibble on after the seders are over. But nothing too taxing or complicated. Say hello […]


chocolate chip hamantaschen

chocolate chip hamantaschen

March 13th, 2014

Honestly? I figured that one Hamantaschen recipe was just the right amount for this blog. I mean, Purim is not a major holiday, Hamantaschen are hardly what I’d call “exciting”, and I pretty much nailed all the tips and tricks for turning out perfect cookies. I was wrong. Twice. Let’s start with these: I have […]


halloween “in the house”: eyeball cookies

eyeball cookies

October 25th, 2013

This may be my favorite one yet. I mean, seriously – could you picture a bowl of these at a Halloween party? Or a few in a glassine bag as a trick-or-treat offering? Here’s another recipe that is no-bake, so it’s an easy one to pull together and a perfect project for the kids to […]


favor-“ette”: ike’s cookies

favor-"ette": ike's cookies

July 31st, 2013

It was almost too good to be true. Ready-to-bake cookies, made from the same ingredients (some even better!) that I would use. Cute, recyclable and compostable packaging. Cookies individually wrapped in their own little parchment circles – so you can bake one or a dozen, with no mess to clean up. A company that gives – […]