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Food52. I’ll go out to a bakery for a croissant or a perfectly-shaped loaf of artisan bread, but I rarely look past my own kitchen when I'm in the mood for cookies: They're almost always better homemade.

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The classic snickerdoodle cookie is leavened with a combination of baking soda and cream of tartar, which gives them their characteristically cakey-chewy centers and crisp edges. Cream of tartar also gives the cookies the slightest tang, which, along with their cinnamon-sugar coating, differentiates them from a straight-up sugar cookie. This take on the classic has a little chocolaty secret, thanks to a spoonful of Nutella tucked inside each ball of cookie dough, which melts into a delicious filling.

(Fun behind-the-scenes note: When I tried chocolate ganache in place of Nutella, it did not melt in the same fashion, which created mounded cookies that resembled Emiko's minne de Sant'Agata, if you know what I mean—see below.) Peanut Butter Blossoms. Many of you know that I teach school full time – more specifically junior high.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

I teach in a separate facility that works with students that require a pretty structured environment due to behavior issues. I found myself with an extra period each Friday and had to figure out something to do with the 50 minutes that would both keep the kids busy and force them to interact with each other in a positive manner. I remember sitting at the computer when it hit me – I could have them cook and bake together. Within this flash of brilliance, there was one problem. German Chocolate Macaroons. German Chocolate is one of my personal favorites.

German Chocolate Macaroons

Coconut, chocolate and pecans were just meant to be together. Wouldn’t you agree?! This cookie recipe is adapted from my Coconut Macaroons and is such a great spin on the traditional recipe! The thickened sweetened condensed milk really takes these cookies over the top. Carrot Cake Protein Balls. Have your (carrot) cake and eat it too, but without all the calories and fat found in a traditional sugary slice.

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

These no-bake protein balls are sweet, nutty, and soft, and they're cake-like without a drop of flour. Made with raw cashews, pecans, dates, raw carrot, rolled oats, and unsweetened coconut, each 88-calorie snack offers 3.3 grams of protein. These vegan and gluten-free bites are a cinch to whip up in your food processor.

Even without the cream cheese frosting, their warm flavor will satisfy your sweet tooth while filling your belly and offering your body the energy it needs to exercise or get through that late-afternoon meeting. Sugar Cookies: King Arthur Flour. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Sugar Cookies: King Arthur Flour

Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line with parchment. 1) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 2) In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and cream cheese (if you're using it) until light and fluffy. 3) Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts, and the egg; scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. 4) Add the flour mixture, and mix at low to medium speed until the mixture is evenly moistened. 5) Place the 3/4 cup sugar in a large plastic bag, or in a shallow pan. The Best Snickerdoodle Cookies I've Ever Had.

Sugar Cookies: King Arthur Flour. Oatmeal Cookies: King Arthur Flour. 1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Oatmeal Cookies: King Arthur Flour

Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets, light-colored preferred. 2) Beat together the butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vinegar until fairly smooth; a few tiny bits of butter may still show. 3) Beat in the egg, again beating until smooth. 4) Add the baking soda and flour, beating until well incorporated. 5) Add the oats (and raisins), stirring to combine. 6) Drop the dough in 1 1/4" balls onto the prepared baking sheets; a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here. 7) Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, reversing the pans halfway through (top rack to bottom, bottom to top). 8) Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them cool right on the pan. Shortbread: King Arthur Flour. Our guarantee: This light-gold, crisp/flaky shortbread is buttery and mildly sweet.

Shortbread: King Arthur Flour

It will be about 1/4" thick. Coconut Macaroons - 365 Days of Baking and More. Almond Shortbread Cookies Recipe. Lofthouse Soft Sugar Cookies {Copycat Recipe} Recipe. Super soft Lofthouse style Sugar Cookies, a copycat recipe, made from scratch with that irresistible frosting and sprinkles!

Lofthouse Soft Sugar Cookies {Copycat Recipe} Recipe

I have always been a sucker for those super soft Lofthouse Sugar Cookies with that incredible frosting and sprinkles. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? The ones you see in all of the grocery stores? Sharing a Lofthouse copycat recipe for sugar cookies has been on my to-do list for quite a while, so I’m pretty excited to share it with you today. I’ll be sharing both the Lofthouse copycat cookie recipe, and the frosting recipe. Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles. Oh my gosh.

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

These cookies are amazing. One of my favorite kind of cookie is a snickerdoodle. It brings back so many memories when I was little helping my mom make them in the kitchen for a Sunday treat. My favorite part was rolling the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar. Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies. Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies Are you sitting down?

Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies

I hope you are. Cookies and Cups Perfect Snickerdoodles. This Perfect Snickerdoodle recipe is truly the best! These Cinnamon Sugar Cookies are soft, buttery, thick and loaded with flavor! I always hate calling something “the best” or “perfect”…because WITHOUT FAIL there will be someone out there who indeed, does NOT think they are perfect. Or the best. I get it. AND attaching “Perfect” or “The Best” to a cookie like the Snickerdoodle is entering into pretty dangerous territory… Everyone makes Snickerdoodles…and everyone thinks their recipe is the best. This ain’t my first rodeo. Simple Cookie Glaze: King Arthur Flour. 75 Christmas Cookie Recipes We Adore. One of our family's Christmas traditions is making a big platter of cookies and handing out small plates filled with goodies to our neighbors.

The kids LOVE it and even though it is several weeks away they are already planning on the types of cookies they want to make. One reason cookies spread. Why oh why oh WHY did my beautiful sheet of chocolate chip cookies turn into a big, ugly blob as they baked? Well, there are several reasons cookies spread. A touch too much sugar, for one – sugar is hygroscopic; it absorbs liquid. When you’re preparing your dough, it may LOOK just fine (as the sugar is holding onto the liquid); but once it bakes, and the sugar releases that liquid it had been hoarding, watch out for those puddles! Another less common reason is scooping cookie dough onto a hot baking sheet, or one that’s overly greased.

The dough hits the hot/slick surface, and starts to spread immediately; the additional, planned-for spread in the oven is exacerbated by this head start. Frank, our veteran chef and test kitchen baker, recently sent me photos from an experiment on cookie spread he’d just conducted. The secret to perfectly browned cookies. Four cookies. Same batch of dough. Same baking temperature. Same baking time. So, looking at their bottoms – why did they brown so very differently? The answer? It’s all in the pan. Shown above are four “colors” of pan. Vanilla Dreams: King Arthur Flour. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets. 1) Combine the vanilla, baker's ammonia, and salt in a very small bowl.

Stir to dissolve the ammonia; the salt won't fully dissolve. Combine the vanilla mixture with the butter and sugar, and beat till smooth. 2) Mix in the flour; the mixture will seem quite dry at first. 3) Continue beating until the dough comes together. Edible Egg-less Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe. Doubletree Hotel Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. How To Sneak Chocolate Chip Cookies Into All Of Your Dessert Recipes. There's no question that the chocolate chip cookie is the best cookie out there. Food. The secret to perfectly browned cookies. Cookies and Cups Coffee Cake Cookies. Sugar Cookie Recipes Recipe Collection. Simple 5 Minute Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. Being a cookie connoisseur for many, many years I can tell you I would rather eat the dough than the cookie. {{gasp}} Shocking, I know. Cookies and Cups Soft Amish Sugar Cookies. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Healthy No Bake Cookie Dough Bites. Yes, you read that title right. Butter Cookies.

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