Chocolate Cookies Topped with Sugar

Chocolate cookies topped with sugar

I just love cookies right out of the oven.  These chocolate cookies topped with sugar are no exception.  They aren’t technically a Christmas cookie but I think the sugar on top reminds me of snow.  The icy, crunchy kind of snow that shines when light is reflected off it.  Maybe I’ve lived in the desert too long.  Maybe I’m making that up.  But I don’t think so.  These cookies are SO.GOOD.  The secret to keeping them soft and chewy is to chill the dough for about an hour before baking.  This helps hold their shape and texture.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love this time of year with all the delicious types of cookies.  This cranberry white chocolate chip cookie recipe is really easy to make but be sure to take the time to soak the dried cranberries beforehand and then refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours before baking.  Trust me, this little bit of extra time is so worth it.  The cranberries will stay moist and the cookies will be soft and chewy, not thin and flat.  No one wants a flat, sad cookie!  

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Walnuts

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Walnuts

This oatmeal raisin cookies with walnuts recipe is almost identical to the recipe you find under the lid for Quaker oats.  No matter how much I mess with it, I think it’s the best.  The only slight changes I make are adding a little more cinnamon, soaking the raisins beforehand, and adding the chopped walnuts.  These cookies are super easy to make and they stay fresher longer than most cookies.   Not sure why but they do.  Not like they are going to last very long around the house.  They are too delicious to let them sit around.   Read more