Shortbread Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Filling

Shortbread Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Filling

These shortbread Linzer cookies remind me so much of the cookies my grandmother used to bring down on the train from New York City. They are a classic version made with a raspberry filling sandwiched between two tender almond shortbread cookies and dusted with confectioners’ 

Nutella Blondies

Nutella Blondies

These Nutella blondies were created to celebrate National Chocolate Day. But you don’t need a national holiday to enjoy these thick, nut-scented blondies with a rich Nutella swirl.

Ube Crinkle Cookies

Ube Crinkle Cookies

These ube crinkle cookies were this week’s submission to the reddit 52 weeks of baking (Week 42: Celebrity recipe or trend). Ube, the purple yam from the Philippines, seems to be everywhere in the U.S. right now. I might also be seeing it more due 

Chocolate Rugelach

Chocolate Rugelach

These chocolate rugelach are a marriage of a cream cheese pastry wrapped around a rich, dark chocolate and orange filling. They aren’t the rugelach of my childhood. Those were filled with cinnamon sugar, raisins, and walnuts. But they will be the rugelach that kiddo remembers 

Cookie Decorating with Kiddo

Cookie Decorating with Kiddo

These crayon cookies were my bake for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 38 Decoration Challenge: Royal Icing or Fancy Glaze). It was the first time we made royal icing for cooking decorating with kiddo.

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies

These salted caramel chip chocolate cookies were baked for the reddit 52 week baking challenge (Week 37: Sweet and salty). They combine soft and fudgy sweetness with salty caramel chips and a sprinkling of flaky seat salt on top. If you like brownie-like chocolate cookies 

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie Bars

Call them chocolate chip marshmallow cookie bars. Call them s’mores bars. Either way, I promise that the combination of graham crackers, melted chocolate, and gooey marshmallows in these bars will bring back your fond campfire memories. All without the smoke.

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists

Puff pastry cinnamon twists are a quick and buttery sweet treat to make when you already have puff pastry in your freezer. No puff pastry in your freezer? No worries. I’ve got you covered.

A Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

A Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

This is not only a peanut butter Rice Krispie treats recipe. It’s a peanut butter Rice Krispie treats recipe made with homemade marshmallows and rainbow chip crunch sprinkles.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is no such thing as perfect chocolate chip cookies. Anyone who tells you they have the recipe for The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie is selling you something. Why? Because, unlike almost any other baked good, there is so much variation in what people want. 

Lemon Lavender Cookies as Easy as 1-2-3

Lemon Lavender Cookies as Easy as 1-2-3

These lemon lavender cookies really are as easy as 1-2-3. That’s because those are the ratios (by weight) of the sugar, butter, and flour in this lemon lavender shortbread cookie recipe.

Ube Macaroons Dipped in White Chocolate

Ube Macaroons Dipped in White Chocolate

These ube macaroons came about when a friend gave me this can of ube flavored condensed milk she had purchased because she had never seen it before. She thought, given my purple cow bread and my purple velvet cake, that I might like to make 

Macaron or macaroon? Reddit 52 week baking challenge (wk 10)

Macaron or macaroon? Reddit 52 week baking challenge (wk 10)

This week’s challenge in the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge was to bake for an allergy or dietary restriction, and I knew I was headed for macaron practice. Macaron or macaroon? While both are flourless cookies, the macaroons I remember from my childhood – 

Bite-Sized Cookies

Bite-Sized Cookies

First things first. Here are the recipes for these two cookies:Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies (an uglyducklingbakery adaptation)Triple chocolate chip cookies (from Tom Douglas in Epicurious) I normally use a #40 scoop for cookies, but for the “bite-sized” challenge I used a #70 and started 

Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

We established this week that I like peanut butter. I also happen to like cookies. But peanut butter cookies were never my favorite because I dislike the dryness of the typical criss-cross cookies. It turns out that I just hadn’t met the right peanut butter 

Smitten Kitchen’s Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe Fail

Smitten Kitchen’s Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe Fail

While I have unending devotion to the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, I occasionally stray into caramel. For weeks I have been looking forward to making Smitten Kitchen’s salted caramel brownies. The uglyducklingbakery “bloopers” series is a collection of stories of recipes gone awry.