cookies, brownies & squares archive

the no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal “cookie”

To me, no-bake cookies come right out of old cookbooks with worn canvas covers. I’ve seen plenty of no-bake recipes while browsing through my vintage cookbook collection, but never thought to try them myself. Then I spied these no-bake chocolate…

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chocolate chip oatmeal kumquat cookies

I’m a fan of kumquats. They’re tiny little bursts of concentrated orange tartness that pops in your mouth like candy. And I love that you don’t need to peel ’em…just pop ’em and go. However, I ‘ve never really looked…

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package cookies: ANZAC biscuits

My best friend lives in Durham, NC which makes dropping off cookies a bit more difficult. When she lived around the corner from me in Vancouver it was real easy to do so many things, but through the years we’ve…

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for maman: date & raisin squares

When I was little, my mom had her standard dessert recipes. She made a really fantastic chocolate chip cake (always in a pretty bunt pan) for birthdays and every summer to make use of the pear bounty from our 2…

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let’s call them rustic: brown butter cookies & other holiday goodies

I was super excited when I saw Gourmet’s favorite cookie guide. Cookie recipes from 1941 to 2008…amazing!!! The first cookies that really caught my eye were the brown butter cookies from 1961 and when Cornelius needed to make some cookies…

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for papa: pfeffernusse cookies

When I was little, there was one cookie that signified the start of the holidays: the pfeffernusse. Translated, they mean peppernuts which is because they have ground pepper in them (spicy!) and they look like walnut shells (I’m guessing). My…

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oh sweet jebus: crispy salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

It’s funny. When I first saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, there was no doubt in my mind that I’d be making these cookies. I love the combination of salty and sweet and to find such goodness in one cookie…

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it’s a cinch: oatmeal coconut pecan squares with chocolate chips

Summer seems to be fading here in the ol’ Northwest. Grey skies, constant rain and cooler temperatures set up shop this morning and things don’t seem to be letting up. I’m not impressed. At least I’ve got some heirloom tomatoes…

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