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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When you’re looking for food that delivers on pure comfort, it’s tough to beat a soft and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie. I know, I know. Raisins are controversial. And you could, of course, swap in chocolate chips or dried cherries or any number of other mix-ins. But if you’re not deeply raisin-averse, maybe just a …

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Carrot Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake has a tendency to veer into maximalist territory. If you let it, it can become a multi-layer affair with not just shredded carrots, but pineapple and raisins and even shredded coconut. But this simple carrot loaf cake is not like that. It is carrot cake stripped down to its essentials. This minimalist carrot …

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Chewy Citrus Molasses Spice Cookies

I’ve been slow to get into the holiday spirit this winter. I’ve tried. I watched the charming A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix. I’ve listened to some of my favorite holiday music—Vince Guaraldi, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles,” Joni Mitchell’s “River”—and none of it has quite …

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