Category Archives for Cookies

Canal House Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, a friend told me she had checked out Canal House Cooks Every Day from the library and described it as the loveliest cookbook she had seen in a long time. Middle child that I am, … Continue reading

10. July 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 70 comments

Brown Butter Blondies with Sea Salt

After a month of abstaining from serious dessert (inordinate amounts of dark chocolate, providing heaps of antioxidants, don’t count), a sugar craving and a magazine blurb had me unearthing baking pans and once again scribbling down butter, chocolate and brown … Continue reading

25. January 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 46 comments

Gingerbread Biscotti And A Few Favorite Holiday Recipes

Biscotti lovers seem to fall into two camps: those who view dipping as essential and those who view dipping as optional. As you can see from the photo above, I fall into the dipping-is-optional camp. I like my biscotti with … Continue reading

22. December 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Cheese, Cookies, Desserts, Must Have Recipes, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 12 comments

Kristina’s Molasses Crinkles

I couldn’t believe the cookies were made with shortening. I’m an all-butter kind of girl. Until a week ago in fact, the thought of shortening, a product I reserved solely for seasoning cast iron skillets, sort of repulsed me. Until … Continue reading

02. December 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 19 comments

Festive Treats, Pressed-Leaf Gift Tags & Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Here in the Stafford household we’re feeling particularly festive. Ella has been dressed in her costume since Monday. Yesterday I made candy corn-topped mini cupcakes. And today I found myself making pressed-leaf gift tags. What can I … Continue reading

27. October 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Fall, Gifts | 12 comments

When People Come to Visit…

…it’s always nice to have some baked goods on hand. Here are four that never fail to please. 1. Granola. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t welcome a bowl of homemade granola with milk or yogurt topped with fresh berries … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cookies, Gifts | 20 comments

Rosemary Shortbread + Cute Parchment Paper Packages

Careful. These are addictive. They’ve got that sweet-salty dynamic, but also a hint of rosemary, a savory touch that might lead you to eat ten of them, as you would a cracker. Try not to do that. Man these are … Continue reading

29. September 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | Tags: , , , , | 24 comments

David Lebovitz’ Chocolate Biscotti — Great Recipe

Several months ago a dear friend casually mentioned in an email her disappointment with a batch of chocolate biscotti she had just baked. I have been obsessed with finding a good chocolate biscotti recipe ever since, testing recipes, fiddling with … Continue reading

05. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | 13 comments

Holiday Linzers: Too Pretty To Eat

Last Saturday morning, while warming up with a cup of coffee and some sweets in an adorable cafe in Boulder, my mother offered me her latest theory: “The prettier a cookie is,” she said, setting down a handsome palmier, making … Continue reading

22. December 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 29 comments

Dark Chocolate & Plastic Bulls

A few months ago, Martha Stewart Living magazine reported the results of a study conducted in Europe regarding chocolate. Now I can’t remember the exact findings, but the blurb read something like this: To maximize its antioxidant powers, chocolate must … Continue reading

13. February 2008 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 4 comments

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