Category Archives: cookies

10 Tips for Baking Holiday Cookies

http://www.tallgrasskitchen.com/chocolate-peppermint-thumbprints We are well into the holiday baking season over here. Any time between Thanksgiving and January 1 I don’t need any excuses to grab some butter and dust the kitchen floor with flour. The smell of spicy gingerbread, the silky softness of melted chocolate, the pleasant bite of peppermint–it’s all wonderful and the season gives us [...]

Honey Oatmeal Cookies and Easy School Lunches

I only cried a little bit. I dropped my baby off at kindergarten last week. I wasn’t feeling sad until I wrote this column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There are a lot of giant kindergartners out there. Mine is small for his age anyway, plus he’s a fresh five. So many parents seem to [...]

Naughty Bars

How can you resist a name like Naughty Bars? I found these a few months ago in the Penzey’s Spices catalog. I ripped it out and stuffed it in a cupboard  and came across it during some New Year’s cleaning. The organizing resolution soon became the downfall of the ‘eat less sugar’ resolution, as I [...]

Browned Butter Molasses Oat Cookies with Maple Icing

Let the baking begin! November is the kick-off to the official start of baking season. Holiday cookies, Thanksgiving rolls, party appetizers, loaves of bread for nice neighbors…the list goes on an on. Soften your butter, get out the cinnamon and the mixer and start baking. A freezer can be a baker’s best friend, as most [...]

Oatmeal Caramelitas

It is with bittersweet pangs that I write this post. Sweet, because, OMG, look at that caramel! Bitter, because these babies are long gone. When I peeked in the baking pan this morning for a little after-breakfast treat, I discovered that my husband had taken every last bar, except one. I was crestfallen, and pretty [...]