RV Brownies

Though this recipe is easy enough for the RV (minimal dish-washing, no electric mixer required), it is the recipe I most always use at home. The brownies are super moist and gooey. Planning a trip in the RV? Mix the dry ingredients before you leave, put them in a zip-top bag and write the recipe […]


My Mother was famous for her Snickerdoodles. Mix together: 2 sticks soft unsalted butter (1 cup) 1½ cups sugar 2 eggs Sift together and stir in: 2¾ cups flour 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Chill dough one hour, or as long as overnight. Roll into balls size of […]

Oatmeal Date Walnut Cookies

Using white whole wheat flour in our Oatmeal Date Walnut cookies gives each cookie 2 grams of fiber. The cookie is chewy and sticky-good. Substitute raisins for the dates if you desire. 1 stick unsalted butter (½ cup) 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour 1 […]

Spiced Molasses Cookies

My family loves these cookies! They are spicy, moist, chewy – just perfect for Rosh Hashanah or the Christmas holidays. The secret is chilling the dough. Try a batch today! In mixer blend until fluffy: 12 Tablespoons soft unsalted butter (1 and 1/2 sticks) 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed Add in and mix well: […]


Baking Madeleines takes a little planning – and of course, a Madeleine pan. The butter needs to be melted, then cooled to room temperature, and the batter needs to be chilled for about an hour before the cookies are baked. Some cooks like to add the zest of one lemon to the batter, but I […]

Coconut Macaroons

Dave just loves coconut macaroons and I have been making these cookies for eons. I think the recipe may be from the back of a can of sweetened condensed milk… can’t recall. Three ingredients and very Passover-friendly as well. Coconut macaroons are gooey little buggers – use parchment paper to line your baking sheets. 14 […]

Death by Chocolate Cookies

One bite can cure a broken heart. 8 oz. package semi-sweet baking chocolate 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 cups chopped walnuts Heat oven to 350°. Melt 8 oz. baking chocolate in […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

My peanut butter cookies scream-out for glass of cold milk. The quality of the cookies will be best if prepared with a main-stream peanut butter brand (Jif, Skippy, etc.), but I always use a natural peanut butter. The result is just a little more tender. Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature before mixing. […]

Big Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies for Adults – a license to splurge! Use only the freshest butter and richest chocolate chips you can find. Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate Chips are divine in this decadent recipe, and pecans are the perfect accent. Parchment paper is a big help too – the cookies are large and the chocolate especially gooey. 12 Tablespoons […]