January 2015

Has anyone ever had those Lofthouse sugar cookies from the grocery store? You know the kind- the thick, soft sugar cookies with a sweet layer of frosting and sprinkles on the top. Well, these taste just like them. But homemade, which makes them even better. The recipe makes a lot, and that’s just fine, because they’ll go quickly (to make things less tempting, I froze half of my dough). Even with our dry mountain air, well-wrapped, these taste almost better the next day, when the flavors have a chance to meld. Don’t be afraid to experiment with these cookies, either. Here are some ideas to start: -Add 2 teaspoons of almond or coconut extract to the dough and top the icing with toasted coconut flakes -Add 1/4 poppy seeds and the [...]

Excuse me, while I keep easing into January. Now that we’re about 1/3 through the month, I think I am finally switching out of “holiday mode”. The first week into this month, I didn’t bake anything sweet. In fact, I didn’t really cook anything at all either. Lots of take-out or dining out. But life has gone on. And our snowy weather today ushered in the need to produce something hearty, salty, chewy, and garnished with chocolate: oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter bars. Besides the chocolate-peanut butter thing, these go down easily because they have oats in them. So they’re not straight junk… Happy new year, all. How to make this high altitude adjusted recipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars Adapted from Patricia Stoudt/Taste of Home 5.0 from 1 reviews [...]

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