Cookies and Dessert Recipes

COOKIES
Almond-Citrus Snails: February 14, 2011

Almond Cookies: August 6, 2010

Angeletti Di Saronno: May 3, 2011
A simple cookie with a fancy name.

Parfait! Angeletti Di Saronno: October 28, 2011
Have an hour? Make some cookies!

Black Forest Hazelnut Cookie Bars: September 16, 2011
SortofaKinda Parfait! of the Orange Hazelnut Cookie Bars. Get your hazelnut roasting guidance here.

Black Walnut Brownies: February 1, 2012
A classic, basic brownie you can put together in no time.

Brownies, Outrageous(ly) AWESOME: November 19, 2013
Best! Brownies. Ever!

Brownies, Peanut Butter Crunch: July 6, 2016

BuzzyBrownies: December 11, 2010
An old recipe of mine I came across looking for something else entirely.
Chocolate, orange and cream cheese – how could you NOT love these?

Cappuccino Cream Cheese Brownies: November 16, 2010
Are brownies cookies? As with the whoopie pies, I’ve erred on the side of
caution and am listing these rich, gooey bits o’ chocolate goodness both
here and in desserts.

Carrot Cake Cookies: January 22, 2011

Cherry Coconut Bars: January 2, 2011
One of my favorite cookie combinations – soon, I think, to be turned into
a tasty, tasty tart.

Cherry Cobbler: July 9, 2012
A might too sweet for my tastes, I believe it was the sugar cookie topping that did me in.

Cherry Pie (with a bit of Bourbon): July 24, 2012
Nice pie; just watch out for teh pits! Oh, and the shortcrust is da bomb!

Chocolate Cake: April 22, 2013
Start with a specific cake mix, add some eggs, mayonnaise, and ice, then bake. One FINE chocolate cake.
Parfait! (Rich. Dark. Moist.) Chocolate Cake: November 1, 2013
The cake is pretty darned fantastic, but don’t skimp on the espresso mocha buttercream frosting; it makes the cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: September 27, 2012
A dairy-free treat, if you choose your chocolate well…

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies: September 11, 2012
Parfait! Chocolate Pretzel Cookies: December 21, 2012
I am still not a huge fan of these cookies, but if Rich’s mom likes ‘em, that’s enough for me.

Chocolate Truffles: December 15, 2016

Christmas Crunch Candy: December 3, 2015

Corn Flake Cookie Bars: January 6, 2014
These no-bake babies are good as they are, but spread the top with a bit of melted dark chocolate, and you have O’Buzzy Bars! Yum.

Cranberry Happiness Bars: November 22, 2011

Cranberry Peanut Bars: November 21, 2011

Crispy Chocolate Bars: June 29, 2010
These are made with corn flakes – I’m jus’ sayin’.

Date Bars: May 25, 2011

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies: June 17, 2010

Faux Madeleines: February 18, 2011

French Roast Shortbread: April 6, 2011

Glazed Fig Cookies: July 31, 2011
OK, so this is a doubled up copycat recipe – your basic sugar cookie/faux
Madeleine dough used to make thumbprint cookies again, but this time with
the addition of a vanilla glaze drizzled over all whilst cooling. Neat, no?

Granola Bars: April 14, 2014
Not really a cookie, or dessert, but more than tasty enough to replace either in your menu plans. A note: if, like me, apricots, dried or otherwise, are not amongst your favorites, go ahead and use them in this recipe anyway – they are a perfect fit, and the bars, even if they get a bit crumbly, are wicked good.

Guinness Chocolate Cake: June 13, 2013

Key Lime Pie Bars: March 23, 2017

Lemon-Basil Butter Cookies: December 22, 2011

Maple Snickerdoodles: January 15, 2010

Maude’s Cookies: August 20, 2010
Truly light (around 40 calories) and tasty – with a l’il hit of ginger.

Mimmy’s Banana Walnut Cookies: October 9, 2010

Mocha Bites: November 12, 2010

Neapolitan Bars: December 23, 2013

Oatmeal Sammich Cookies: September 18, 2010

Oatmeal Scotchies: May 29, 2012
Oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips.

Orange Butter Cookie Bars: March 21, 2011

Orange Hazelnut Cookies: September 7, 2011
Good, and you can find out how to roast the hazelnuts here, but check out the Black Forest Hazelnut cookies for a more better solution.

Orange Madeleines: July 20, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies: December 8, 2010

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies: December 11, 2013

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunches: August 14, 2012
No-bake, no-dairy, no problem! Sea salt and chocolate and peanut butter and crunchy goodness in a bar.

Spiced Pear Cookies: October 20, 2011

Strawberry Cookie Bars: October 22, 2012
Sugar cookie dough and home made strawberry jam with just a bit of your favorite red wine – now this is what I call a cookie! And, ermmm, the rest of that bottle of wine? Well, it would be shame to waste it…

Sugar Cookies: May 2, 2010

Thumbprint Cookies: May 29, 2011
So, if you’re REALLY paying attention; you’ve caught me – this is the same
basic dough I use for sugar cookies and faux madeleines, but I don’t bother
wrapping it up and chilling it for two hours before rolling it out into cookies.
Meet my new best friend: the 1 tablespoon cookie scoop!

Toffee Cookie Bars, Lois’: February 4, 2013
Yeh, you could just pick up a chocolate toffee candy bar at the market, but why not make your own chocolate and toffee treat where you can customize the chocolate to your preference?

Tropical Cookies: December 23, 2010

Tuscan Shortbread: October 8, 2011
Technically a cookie – but a savory cookie with rosemary and pine nuts. Not too, too different from Lemon-Basil Butter Cookies.

Walnut Cookies: December 21, 2010

Whoopie Pies: October 5, 2010
Could be considered a cake, could be thought of as a cookie; so here you
have it – under cookies AND under desserts and sweets.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: October 23, 2010

Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: October 31, 2010
A customized, orange version of red velvet for Hallowe’en.

DESSERTS/SWEETS
Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake: May 12, 2010

Apple and Cranberry Crisp: November 4, 2015

Apple Crisp, (Mostly) Gluten Free – well, except for the Scotch: March 7, 2017

Apple Galette: October 15, 2010
This was a spur-of-the-moment-use-up-extra-dough recipe, so I didn’t have
any traditional ‘pie’ apples on hand; but the Jazz apples I did have worked
surprisingly well.
Parfait! Apple Galette and One Fine Crust
I made pâte à foncer – a French take on your basic pie dough, and added some ground cloves to make up for a bland batch of apples.

Apple Torte, Bavarian, The Doris Project, Week 23: June 18, 2014

Bacon Chocolate: December 31, 2011

Blueberry Clafoutis: October 29, 2010

Blueberry Scones: April 21, 2011

Buttermilk Cobbler: May 2, 2011
Just another example of the myriad uses for the hardest working liquid in
the dairy case.

Brownies, Outrageous(ly) AWESOME: November 19, 2013

Brownies, Pecan Pie: December 9, 2013

BuzzyBrownies: December 11, 2010
Parfait! Buzzy’s (CreamCheeseChocolateOrangeEspresso) Brownies: August 1, 2013

Cake, Butter Pecan Cream: January 28, 2016
The magic combination of cake mix, 12 ounces of soda (and nothing else!) makes a pretty fine cake. Don’t forget the black pepper for the buttercream!

Cake, Carrot: April 10, 2011
With all apologies to everyone else who has ever made me a carrot cake –
THIS RECIPE RULES!
Parfait! Best! Carrot Cake: October 23, 2013
I’ma tell you, Bobby Flay’s carrot cake is terrific, but adding a bit of ground ginger to the spice mix is a very good thing.

Cake, Caramelita: October 27, 2014
Yeh, this recipe is meant to be cookie bars, but it’s so good, and so crumbly anyway, why not turn it into a cake?

Cake, Chocolate – Like a Hostess Cupcake: June 15, 2015

Cake, Chocolate and Orange: November 10, 2014

Cake, Chocolate Stout: June 13, 2013
Parfait! Chocolate Stout Cake: November 8, 2013

Cake, Coca Cola (The Doris Project, Week 3): January 22, 2014

Cake, the contessa’s Pound Cake: January 26, 2011

Cake, Date with Sticky Toffee Sauce: June 1, 2011

Cake, Figgy Pudding: November 28, 2011
A classic holiday dessert.

Cake, Ginger Pound Cake: March 4, 2013
Not too, too sweet, and just a bit on the fussy side to make; still and all, one fine cake.

Cake, Grapefruit and Cream Cheese Pound Cake: February 19, 2013

Cake, Irish Cream: March 18, 2014

Cake, Mango Chutney: August 11, 2011

Cake, Milky Way: December 31, 2012
No, this cake doesn’t just taste like Milky Way bars, it’s made from them; and is pretty darned tasty. Don’t let the egg separating and whisking and candy bar melting worry you, it may all look a bit fussy, but this recipe comes together quickly and easily.

Cake, Orange Sour Cream: December 3, 2010

Cake Pops, Salted Caramel with White and Dark Chocolate: May 28, 2013
Plan for an hour’s cooling time in the fridge after each dipping, but these tasty treats will be worth the wait.
Parfait! Salted Caramel Cake Pops: December 27, 2013
These are mebbe better than the first batch in three ways: I just made the cake according to package directions (the really lovely extra egg and mayonnaise version makes a great cake, but is mebbe a tad too rich for all that is then added to make cake pops). Next, I eliminated the pop sticks. My cake balls were too big for them anyway, and kept falling off. Lastly, instead of searching out a jar of salted caramel sauce at Trader Joe’s or some pricey specialty shoppe, I made my own (easy) dulce de leche and added sea salt and a drop of brandy. YUM.

Cake, Root Beer Spice: November 24, 2014

Cake, Snickers: February 7, 2013

Cake, Spice: October 1, 2011
A small-ish cake from scratch – and don’t forget the Penuche Icing.

Cake, Spice, Great Canadian: June 18, 2013

Cake, Greek Spice Cake: October 25, 2012

Cake, Spiced Pear Upside Down: June 7, 2011

Cappuccino Cream Cheese Brownies: November 16, 2010

Carrot Cake: April 10, 2011
With all apologies to everyone else who has ever made me a carrot cake –
THIS RECIPE RULES!
Parfait! Best! Carrot Cake: October 23, 2013
I’ma tell you, Bobby Flay’s carrot cake is terrific, but adding a bit of ground ginger to the spice mix is a very good thing.

Carrot Cake Cookies: January 22, 2011
Not QUITE a whoopie pie – but certainly in the family.

Cheesecake Ice Cream: December 5, 2012
Rich, tasty cheesecake in ice cream form, and not too tough to make. Think about firming the ice cream in a mold and serve it like that; but don’t forget the brandied cherry sauce!

Cherry Almond Tart: January 31, 2011

Cherry Cobbler: July 9, 2012
The filling RULES! – but the overall cobbler was, ermmm, too darned sweet! Oh well, I will just have to try again… without the sugar cookies.

Cherry Pastry Bars: February 27, 2014
THIS dough, with the bourbon filling from cherry pie is the way to go.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bars: October 21, 2013

Chocolate Stout Cake: June 13, 2013
Parfait! Chocolate Stout Cake: November 8, 2013

Chocolate Frozen Dessert: July 18, 2013
Can’t really call this ice cream, because it’s dairy-free. Sugar-free, too, for that matter; but still all natural and made with five, pretty basic ingredients in a blender and ice cream machine. You do want to check this out…

Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee: September 22, 2010

Chocolate Mousse: September 27, 2010
This recipe tasted great, but never really set correctly, tho’ that may well
have been user error. I will have to experiment some more.
Parfait! Chocolate Mousse: December 2, 2011
Nice!

Chocolate Orange Mousse: December 4, 2014
Finally, a use for that bitter bottle of Aperol in my liquor cupboard!

Clementine Chess Pie: February 28, 2012
The addition of citrus cuts some of the sweet from this variation on custard pie.

Coca Cola Cake (The Doris Project, Week 3): January 22, 2014

the contessa’s Pound Cake: January 26, 2011

Creamy Fruit Mold: February 26, 2011
Yes, it’s a Jell-O mold! Let’s see how it turns out…

Date Cake with Sticky Toffee Sauce: June 1, 2011

Espresso Chocolate Mousse: October 25, 2011
I added a bit of orange zest as well – nice!

Figgy Pudding Cake: November 28, 2011
A classic holiday dessert.

Fruit Basket Pie: June 10, 2010
The Crisco crust is kind of cool

Fruit Basket Pie, Parfait!: July 1, 2011

Ginger Pound Cake: March 4, 2013
Not too, too sweet, and just a bit on the fussy side to make; still and all, one fine cake.

Gold Rush Brownies: July 7, 2010

Golnaz’ Fruit Tart Cream: July 15, 2010

Grapefruit and Cream Cheese Pound Cake: February 19, 2013

Green Stuff: April 27, 2011
Pistachio pudding an’ stuff, all whipped together and poured over Ritz
crackers crushed with melted butter – don’t judge – try it!
Parfait! Green Stuff: May 11, 2012

Hallowe’en Whoopie Pies: October 31, 2010
‘Orange Velvet’ Pies with chocolate cream cheese filling.

Hazelnuts, Roasted: September 6, 2011

Ice Cream, Coffee and Espresso Liqueur: May 16, 2016
REAL ice cream, without the bother of an ice cream maker.

Ice Cream, Cow-B-Gone Vanilla: August 8, 2012
Soy milk makes for one fine home-made treat in just a few hours with the help of a blender and a small ice cream machine.

Ice Cream, Root Beer: September 24, 2012
Still with the soy milk, but with an intense root beer flavor; I would recommend serving this scoop-for-scoop with the vanilla ice cream above.

Irish Cream Cake: March 18, 2014

Lemon and Blueberry Tart: June 2, 2016

Lemon(ish) Sorbet: March 11, 2013
I was a few lemons short of what I needed to make this, but Clementines happen to make a fine substitute.

Mango Chutney Cake: August 11, 2011

Marshmallow Fluff: April 9, 2011
This is good on its own – but also needed for frosting carrot cake.

Milky Way Cake: December 31, 2012
No, this cake doesn’t just taste like Milky Way bars, it’s made from them; and is pretty darned tasty. Don’t let the egg separating and whisking and candy bar melting worry you, it may all look a bit fussy, but this recipe comes together quickly and easily.

Nut Pie, The Doris Project, Week 32: August 20, 2014

Oatmeal Pie: July 27, 2011

Orange Chocolate Mousse: December 4, 2014

Orange Sour Cream Cake: December 3, 2010

Peach Cobbler, The Doris Project, Week 22: June 11, 2014

Peach Galette: August 24, 2011
Parfait! Peach Tart with Shortcrust Pastry: July 13, 2012
Same great peach and ginger filling, but now with a new and improved shortcrust pâte à foncer and baked in a tart pan.

Pear Custard Impossible Pie: October 26, 2011
It begins with Bisquick and ends as a surprisingly custard-y pie.

Pecan Pie: November 22, 2010

Pistachio Layered Dessert: December 1, 2016

Plum Crêpes: August 12, 2014

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: October 23, 2010
Tangy, red cake filled cream cheese filling.
Parfait! Red Velvet Whoopie Pies: October 18, 2013

Rice Krispie Bars: July 19, 2011

Saltine Toffee: December 6, 2010
Chocolate, salt, nuts; what more could you want?

Snickers Cake: February 7, 2013

Spice Cake, Dinette: October 1, 2011
A small-ish cake from scratch – and don’t forget the Penuche Icing.

Spice Cake, Great Canadian: June 18, 2013

Spice Cake, Greek: October 25, 2012

Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake: June 7, 2011

Whoopie Pies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: October 31, 2010
A customized, orange version of red velvet for Hallowe’en.

Whoopie Pies: October 5, 2010
Two mini chocolate cakes sandwiched around a creamy vanilla filling.
Parfait!: June 17, 2011
Parfait! Now Dairy-Free: September 28, 2012

Wine Pie: April 20, 2010

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