Milk Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Brownie cookies have become a bit of an obsession for me lately. They’re the perfect cross between a fudgy brownie and a dense chocolate chip cookie. This brownie cookie has a milk chocolate base and is studded with roasted, salted pistachios. It’s a delicious flavour combination — and the green pistachios contrast beautifully with the…

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

White chocolate is the underdog of the chocolate chip world, mainly because some (misguided) people think it’s not really chocolate.  The main ingredient in white chocolate is cocoa butter, which is derived from the cocoa bean.  So white chocolate IS chocolate.  It’s also delicious in these fudgy cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown…

Chocolate Espresso Brownie Cookies with Sea Salt

If Charlie Hunnam was a cookie — this would be it. These are the perfect cross between a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie and an ooey-gooey brownie. The sea salt and espresso in this recipe enhance the deep chocolate flavour and strike the perfect balance of sweetness with just a touch of salty. This is one…

Glazed Almond Ricotta Cookies

I love almond flavoured desserts. When I was a little girl, I was always fascinated by the perfectly-shaped and decorated marzipan fruit at the local Italian bakery.  I would glue my forehead to the glass window, just delighted by how closely the miniature marzipan fruit resembled the real thing. My dad would always buy me…

Chewy Maple Walnut Cookies with Crystallized Ginger

I was at my local farmer’s market recently when I came across a stand selling maple products.  It’s the tail-end of the sugaring-off season and the perfect time to be baking with maple syrup.  One of the products being sold at the stand was maple syrup chips.  These looked like they would work perfectly in…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cookies aka “Terry the Berry” Cookies

The inspiration for these comes from my cousin Terry, who texted me one day wondering if I happened to have a recipe for cookies made with dark chocolate and raspberries.  I didn’t — but I was game.  The issue I’ve had in the past with cookies made with fresh berries is that the fruit tends…

Italian Almond Cookies

These are my father’s favourite cookies.  Like a lot of Italians, he is a big fan of anything almond flavoured.  This is my take on a recipe I cut out of an Italian magazine many years ago.  That recipe consisted of a list of ingredients and very few instructions.  In my experience, most of  the…

Big & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These are the oatmeal cookies you daydream about on rainy Sunday afternoons when there’s nothing good on TV…or maybe that’s just me.  In any case, these cookies are real good. The addition of cornstarch ensures the cookies remain perfectly chewy on the inside, and a little crispy on the outside. A touch of molasses adds…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

If there’s one sweet treat that reminds me of Easter and spring, it’s this one.  Lemon Ricotta cookies are probably my favourite cookies in the world.  These are soft, cake-like and drizzled with a sweet, tart lemon glaze.  If you’re not crazy about the glaze, you can dust these with a little powdered sugar —…

The Miami Cookie

I just got back from two glorious weeks in South Florida.  After what seemed like an endless winter, it was a much-needed break!  While I was sitting by the pool soaking in the hot sun, smelling the coconut suntan lotion, I came up with this idea for a tropics- inspired cookie.  It incorporates ingredients that…

Monster Cookies

Monster cookies are basically peanut butter oatmeal cookies with M&Ms and chocolate chips.  There are hundreds of recipes for this type of cookie out there.  Some are heavier on the peanut butter, some incorporate nuts into the mix; my version has just half a cup of peanut butter and it’s pretty heavy on the M&Ms…

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

It’s full-on citrus season in places where the sun still shines…the perfect excuse to make these Lemon Crinkle cookies. I think these are as highly addictive as chocolate chip cookies; they’re soft, melt in your mouth, and very citrusy.  Everything you could possibly want in a lemon cookie! Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking…