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Mint Chip Cookies, one bowl wonders

These mint chip cookies are crowd pleasers.  They’re festive with a cookie dough that bakes up especially pale and white because it’s made with oil instead of butter. The white cookie sets off the bright green mint chips that dot these lovely little mounds. And they get a subtle glittering quality from taking a roll …

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The Best Blondies Ever, with plenty of chocolate and a hint of coffee

I’ve long dismissed blondies as a sort of lesser dessert. They lacked the rich fudgy qualities of the best brownies, and they were never as flavorful or as texturally interesting as a good chocolate chip cookie. Often, they could be kind of dry, a bit too thin, not soft enough to be cookie dough-gooey and …

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Butterscotch-Glazed Espresso Shortbread Cookies

Hi there. Things here have been mercifully quiet. Slowly, we’re getting our new place put together. We reassembled the dishwasher. We put books on the shelves. We determined that we, do, in fact, need more bookshelves. We’re daydreaming about built-ins and a library ladder. We’re learning the rhythms of this new space. I’ve been listening to …

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Peach-Apricot Buckle, with brown butter and buttermilk

In the summer, I love rustic fruit-filled baked goods. I’ve eaten my share of crisps and crumbles and cobblers, but until recently, I was unfamiliar with the buckle. Buckles are crisps’ and crumbles’ cakier cousin. A buckle is similar to a torte or a coffee cake that’s been loaded up with fresh seasonal fruit. The …

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