I was going through Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Dorie’s Cookies, with my sister and one of the first recipes she asked me to make for her was for Lemon Sugar Cookies. I baked them the following day and they turned out great! These Sugar Lemon Cookies are not super sweet and they have an incredible crispy “shell” protecting a wonderfully chewy center. Dorie’s Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe also automatically ranks […]
Honeycomb Candy, Cindertoffee, Sponge Toffee. There are several different names for this sweet treat! The first time I had Honeycomb Candy was only a few years ago when a colleague brought back some Crunchie candy bars from the UK back to the office. I thought they were made out of real honeycombs…I didn’t realize how wrong I was!
I admit that sugar cookies are not my go-to cookies. However, that was before I came across the recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. This recipe for Chewy Sugar Cookies is amazing! It produces cookies that are a little crispy on the edges, and soft and chewy in the center. It’s also very simple to make; it took me one hour to finish making about 2 […]
The Victoria Sponge is a classic British tea-time cake that is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria. I have seen a version of the Victoria Sponge Cake that has two layers of sponge cake that sandwich fresh whipped cream and jam, and another that uses fresh fruits instead of jam. Some recipes use raspberries and others use strawberries. Any way you make this cake, it […]
This recipe for Chewy Brownies is another winner from America’s Test Kitchen! The goal, at least for me, was to make brownies from scratch that at least matched my favorite box brownies. Needless to say, these brownies were outstanding and there is no need for me to buy brownie mix anymore. These brownies ended up being chewy, very chocolatey (thanks in part to the chocolate […]
Chocolate dipped strawberries are plentiful this time of year so I decided to mix things up just a little bit and make Strawberry Mousse in Chocolate Cups. This strawberry mousse is nice and light, and pairs very well with bittersweet chocolate (and a little bit of lemon whipped cream on top).
This amazing recipe for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from America’s Test Kitchen. This recipe sets the bar high for all chocolate chip cookie recipes. There is a nice chew to these cookies and the flavor is incredible; there are hints of nuttiness from the brown butter and the chewy texture comes from the higher brown sugar-to-granulated sugar ratio.