Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies - Chew Nibble Nosh

***Feel like you’re seeing double?  Yes, this is a repost of a previous recipe. I’m reposting it for the holidays, as it’s become quite popular, and I’m adding in a couple of hints that might help you along come baking time….

 It seems that a lot of people are having a rough time with the cookies spreading.  My guess is that they haven’t used the correct amount of coconut.  Make sure that you grab a 14 oz. bag of coconut.  There are 10 oz. and 14 oz. bags available at my grocery store.  Go big!

Dorie Greenspan’s Double-Buckwheat Double-Chocolate Cookies

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Plainly and simply, Dorie Greenspan is my baking guru.

Her Baking: From My Home to Yours book is my baking bible.  The pages are dog-eared, floured, crinkly, and splattered with recipe shrapnel, which is always a sign of good things. Her beautiful, delicious desserts are now our birthday traditions and family favorites around here, and I’ve even featured quite a few recipes of hers right here on this blog. So, when my friends at OXO got in touch with me and asked if I’d like to have the opportunity to try out one of Dorie’s newest recipes, from her highly anticipated new book Dorie’s Cookies (Coming in October!), I couldn’t pass it up.

Valentine Heart Thumbprint Cookies

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If you’re looking for a little something simple and sweet for your loves this Valentine’s Day, these little gems are the perfect thing.  They are deceptively simple and, in all honesty, pretty darn cute.  My girls were more than a little excited when they came home to find these waiting for them after school.  Ah, the life of a food blogger…celebrating life’s holidays a little bit early, every time.

I started by gathering my ingredients, all of which I happened to have on hand already, which is always nice.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015

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It’s that time of year again!  It’s time to announce this year’s contribution to The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  This is my fifth year participating in this fabulous event, hosted by Julie at The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil. My job?  Bake up a fantastically new cookie recipe and ship out boxes of treats to three hungry food bloggers, Secret Santa style.  These delectable little cocoa-peppermint gems are what made the cut this year.  Dark, and fudgy, but with a peppermint zing that seems just about perfect this time of year, I couldn’t wait to send them out to this year’s recipients, Ginger from Stark Raving Delicious, Kellie from The Suburban Soapbox, and Annie from Annie One Can Cook.  Based on the response I got, I think they really enjoyed them!  Hope you do too.

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallows

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Oooooh, these cookies.

Chocolate and marshmallow is one of my favorite combinations, but I fully underestimated how delicious these cookies would be.  I saw them on Pinterest, thought they were clever and fun, and then I took a bite, and fell in love.

These cookies are fudgy, and chewy, rich, and delicious.  Warm, out of the oven, they are melty and gooey, like a molten lava cake.  As we ate them over the next few days, they were still chewy, and decadent…and the marshmallow stays puffy and light.  That was, honestly, my biggest worry.  I wondered if the marshmallow would dry out and lose its bounce.  Nope.  Still amazingly puffy a few days out.

Cranberry Dream Bars – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

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It’s that time of year again!  I can’t believe that this is my fourth year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookies Swap.  It’s always such a special, fun, part of my holiday season, and I look forward to sharing great recipes with you from hundreds of talented food bloggers in the coming days.   I’ll announce the round-up link on my Facebook page, so stay tuned! This year, I was lucky enough to receive these delectable creations from three amazing ladies:

“I Want to Marry You” Cookies

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That’s a name that will get your attention, eh?  With a name like that, they’d have to be good!  My dad found this recipe, was intrigued by the name, and passed it along to me.  (There are many reasons why my parents are happy we’ve moved closer to home…and though they haven’t admitted it yet, I’m pretty sure one of them is because when I bake, I now live close enough to share.)

Spiced Brown Butter Spritz Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze – #OXOGoodCookies

Spiced Brown Butter Spritz Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze - Chew Nibble Nosh #OXOGoodCookies

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of the OXO company.  I’m not only a big believer in their products, I’m a big believer in their mission to help fund research to help improve treatments for pediatric cancer.  September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, I am honored to be a part of the OXO Good Cookie campaign.  Take a couple of minutes and watch this video to learn more about the OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer mission.  It’s truly amazing what a few good cookies can do.

Flourless Double Fudge Cookies

Flourless Double Fudge Cookies - Chew Nibble Nosh

Last week, we were so excited that my cousin, Jessica, was able to come and visit us for a few days!  Jessica is a superstar HR manager by day, and by night she loves to cook and share her recipes on her own food blog, Sassy Southern Yankee.  She had a conference she needed to attend that was practically in our backyard, so we served as home base during the week.  Prior to Jess’ visit, I made sure to ask her if she had any food allergies or food dislikes so I could make sure to plan appropriately. I knew that Jess had been gluten-free for a while, but it was then when I learned that she’d been recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Butterscotch Oatmeal Fudge Bars - Chew Nibble Nosh

Sometimes, you just need a cookie.

This was my state of mind yesterday afternoon, when I decided to whip up these tasty little guys.

I’d made plenty of chocolate-oatmeal bar variations before, in fact, I wrote about a delicious no-bake version here a while back.  This one wasn’t much more difficult than the quick no bake version, and the result was totally worth the extra time in the oven.  These are buttery, and fudgy, and speckled with sweet butterscotch chips.  Oh, and there’s oatmeal in there, so they are TOTALLY healthy. (wink wink)