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How to make Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

My No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are hopelessly addictive, just like the ones you buy from your favorite Girl Scout ~ but my copy cat recipe is shockingly easy to make ~ hold on to your hats, these…

Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies ~ tender shortbread cookies filled with tangy marmalade ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies

Simple Marmalade Thumbprint Cookies are one of the joys of winter ~ they only show up in our house during this short period between Thanksgiving and the New Year, and boy are they good.…

chewy ginger cookies

30 BEST Freezable Cookies

Ready…Set…Preheat!  Here are the 30 BEST Freezable Cookies to get you set for the holidays in advance, yoohoo!  These cookies are freezable, packable, giftable, and most importantly ~ IRRESISTIBLE!…

Soft Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the BEST cookies ever! * theviewfromgreatisland.com

Soft Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate back to school treat, whether you pack them in a lunch, use them as a homework bribe, or just indulge in some ‘me time’ after the bus has pulled away.…

Back To School Breakfast Cookies ~ these cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Back to School Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are chocked full of fruits, nuts, seeds and oats.  There’s a little bit of sugar in there too, just for energy, of course…and yes, those are dark chocolate chips…what’s your point? I admit the concept of a…

The Secret to The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie For One!

The Perfect Cookie For One!

OMG I must have made (and tasted) a dozen recipes before I discovered THE SECRET to The PERFECT Cookie for One — take advantage of all my ‘research’ and enjoy! Of all the (many) things I find it hard…

Spot on Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies

Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies — because nobody should have to miss out on America’s favorite cookie — and this diy version is even better than the original! My Homemade Thin Mints is one of the most visited posts…

Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here on Saturdays from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Crisp Almond Lace Wafer cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Almond Lace Wafers

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here on Saturdays from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Reader’s Recipes: No Bake Bourbon Balls

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here every weekend from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

American Artisan Gene Wilson's Gingerbread Cookie Molds

American Artisans: Hobi Cookie Molds

Hobi  Cookie Molds is the fifteenth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople, designers, and small companies across the country who share my love of handcrafted quality, and this is my chance…

Reader's Recipes: Swedish Sugar Cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Swedish Sugar Cookies

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here on Saturdays from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here on Saturdays from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Chocolate Crinkle holiday cookie recipe

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here every Saturday from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Reader's Recipes: Italian Cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Italian Cookies

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here every Saturday from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Simple Jam thumprint cookies should be in everyone's holiday cookie assortment

Reader’s Recipes: Evelyn’s Christmas Cookies

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here every Saturday from now until the New Year. Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Oatmeal Crispies

Reader’s Recipes: Oatmeal Crispies

Hi all — welcome to my Reader’s Recipes series of holiday cookies. I’m going to be sharing YOUR family recipes here every Saturday from now until the New Year.   Thanks to all of you who’ve sent in recipes for…

Butter Pecan Shortbread, easy as pie!

Butter Pecan Shortbread

Butter Pecan Shortbread is a classic buttery shortbread loaded up with crunchy pecans ~ yum! Seasonal cooking isn’t all about produce — there are seasons in baking, too, and this time of year I love returning to shortbread.  Shortbread…

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies are a delicious blend of fall spices, molasses, and chocolate in a super easy recipe that will quickly become a new holiday tradition! According to the calendar, Wednesday was the first day of fall, but…

One bowl, soft batch style chocolate chip cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chips Cookies might be the world’s most perfect dessert.  Soft, chewy, full of buttery flavor and loaded with chips…trust me, you need these in your life! These Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazing.  They have…

Dana's Bakery Macaron ~ American Artisans

American Artisans: Dana’s Bakery

Dana’s Bakery is the eleventh in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople, designers, and small companies across the country who share my love of handcrafted quality, and this is my chance to…

chocolate chip shortbread

Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Shortbread ~ this classic buttery shortbread studded with chunky bittersweet chocolate chips melts in your mouth! This is the shortbread that started me off on a lifelong love affair with the stuff.  I’m not sure why…

gluten free cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ these are the best of the best gluten free cookies, so delicious you won’t miss the flour one bit! Flourless cookies have completely run away with my heart.  I made my first batch a…

gluten free flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are naturally gluten free and  even better than regular chocolate chip cookies! My flourless nut butter cookies have been so popular ever since I posted the first one over a year ago,…

Scottish shortbread made with lemony sugar

Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread

This unusual Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread is made with a fabulous sugar infused with lemon rind — the lemon flavor really pops! I’m in love.  I’ve got a new shortbread recipe that’s sending me over the moon.  It’s a…

Michael Bonne Copper Cookie Cutters

American Artisans : Coppersmith Michael Bonne

Coppersmith Michael Bonne is the fourth in my Sunday series featuring American Artisans. There are so many exceptionally talented craftspeople across the country who share a love of all things handmade, and this is my chance to introduce them…

gluten free macadamia chip cookies

Flourless White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies

Flourless White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies are soft, chewy, gluten free, and utterly delicious, made without any flour or butter! You guys have gone crazy for my other flourless cookies, (peanut, almond, and cashew) so today I’m sharing the…

spicy chocolate heart cookies

Smoldering Heart Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Smoldering Heart Chocolate Shortbread Cookies ~ these deep dark chocolate shortbread cookies have a spicy secret ingredient: cayenne pepper!  Just a touch adds some real heat to these smoldering hearts… If you want bake up a treat that truly…

Peanut Butter and Jam Shortbread Bars

Peanut Butter and {boysenberry} Jam Bars

Peanut Butter and (Boysenberry) Jam Bars are a delicious shortbread crumble bar with the flavors of everybody’s favorite sandwich! Can I just say that the awkward ‘reconstruction’ period between Christmas and the New Year is not my favorite?  Like…

bite sized snowball cookies

Coconut Snowball Melting Moments

Coconut Snowball Melting Moments are buttery little bites of coconut bliss ~ perfect for the holidays, or any day! These are a variation on my mom’s traditional Melting Moments.  I thought it would be fun to give them a…

white chocolate thin mints

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints ~ just four simple ingredients is all it takes to make these divine minty cookies! My NO-BAKE THIN MINTS were such a success, and so easy, I had to give you another…

cranberry pistachio biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

It’s been a busy baking week here at TVFGI, and next week promises to be just as crazy.  I hope you’ve found something that inspired you to roll up your sleeves and get messy in the kitchen, but if…

Classic royal iced sugar cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies and DIY Colored Sugar

These adorable Holiday Sugar Cookies are easy to make, fun to decorate, and a joy to give out to friends and family this season.  I show you how to make your own diy colored sugar, too, so you can…

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Votive

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Votives

I love these easy Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Votives ~ I make a new batch every year with the kids! These little graham cracker cottages are the pre-fab version of  gingerbread houses, and they’re the way to go if…

Big and soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Ginger Spiced Sugar Cookies (Swig Copycat)

Ginger Spiced Sugar Cookies (Swig Copycat) ~ big fat buttery supermarket style frosted sugar cookies! These are the kind of giant, super soft, frosted sugar cookies you find in bakeries and supermarkets, the kind the kids whine for and…

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies

White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies ~ These are deep rich gingery butterscotch-y blondies studded with lots of white chocolate ~ guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit! I’ve got an early case of runaway holiday spirit — I’m already…

The best chocolate chip cookie

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know,  everybody and their grandmother says they have the best chocolate chip recipe and it gets a little old after a while.  With nuts, without nuts, thick, thin, chewy crispy, blah blah blah…  But there are a lot…

Sarah Bernhardt Cookie recipe

Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

Sarah Bernhardt Cookies are an irresistible combination of a light and crunchy almond macaron cookie and rich creamy chocolate! This is one of those ‘best things I’ ever ate’ stories, which are always more interesting for the teller than…

chocolate dipped espresso shortbread

Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies

Turkish Coffee Shortbread Cookies are buttery and delicious with a striking flavor combination of strong coffee and warm cardamom ~ these are cookies to linger over! There are going to be lots and lots of cookies floating around the…

peanut-butter-cookie-smores

Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores

Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores ~ a better version of the classic s’more made with soft and chewy peanut butter cookies! Can we talk s’mores for a minute?  Everybody knows that the graham crackers are the weakest link.  They’re a…

Quick and Easy Spring Flower Cookies 3

Easy Jelly Bean Flower Cookies

Easy Jelly Bean Flower Cookies ~ a quick and easy springtime slice and bake sugar cookie that kids can do themselves! Great for Easter and Mother’s Day. If you need a last minute Easter project to do with the…

Lazy No Bake # Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies 2

Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies

Lazy No Bake Thin Mint Cookies ~ a lazy cook’s dream of a cookie! One of my favorite posts of all time is my HOMEMADE THIN MINT COOKIES.  They give you that perfect flashback to your favorite Girl Scout…

Pistachio Shortbread 1

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies ~ a classic buttery shortbread slice and bake cookie loaded with fresh pistachios! I’m taking advantage of the surplus of nuts in the stores during the holidays to make lots of these buttery pistachio shortbread cookies…

Gingerbread Shortbread Sliced

Gingerbread Shortbread with a Nutmeg Glaze

Flavors have seasons just like vegetables and fruits do.  I’m slowly working through my gingerbread obsession this month.  I’ll have to put it  aside come the New Year, but that’s ok with me.  I get how it works, and…

The Top Ten Holiday Cookies

The Top Ten Holidays Cookies ~ these are classic, easy cookies to help you sail through the holiday baking season with ease! I know you can finds hundreds…thousands…of cookie recipes on Pinterest, but come on, when was the last…

Pecan Pie Shortbread

I’m in love with this recipe — Part cookie, part pie, Pecan Pie Shortbread is a fun twist on tradition.  It looks just like a classic pie, but underneath the crunchy pecans there’s a thick layer of  buttery vanilla…

Deepest Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies

Deepest Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies are for serious chocolate and coffee lovers ~ count me in! Right from the start this cookie’s pitch black dough lets you know you’re in for something as chocolatey as it gets.  It’s velvety…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Shortbread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Shortbread ~ Is it possible that there are still some of you out there who haven’t discovered the joy of pumpkin with chocolate?  If so, here’s your chance to get with it. If you follow this…

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ these cookies are made without flour or butter, and they beat your favorite chocolate chip cookie by a mile! I am blown away by these cookies.  1 bowl, 5  ingredients, 8 minutes…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites ~ once you start popping these little bite sized cookies it’s practically impossible to stop! It was tough to decide which deserved top billing with these cookies.  The chocolate, the peanut butter, or…

Orange Blossom Shortbread

Orange Blossom Shortbread harnesses one of the world’s great scents in an easy, buttery shortbread cookie. They say in the days before urban sprawl when the Los Angeles valley was covered with orange groves, that the scent in the…

DIY Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies

These DIY Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies are just as delicious as the originals…no green uniform required! Yes, it is possible to be too virtuous.  Here’s how it all went down— I didn’t intend to, but I bought a few…

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tea Cookies

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Tea Cookies are a simple, buttery, and utterly delicious cookie perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for a soft spoken, elegant cookie to pair with coffee or tea, look no further. These demure cookies speak…

Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

These Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies are a to-die-for combination of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and shortbread!  Shortbread is Scottish in origin, and in its classic form it’s a super simple dough made by rubbing butter and…

Speculoos Spice Cookies

Speculoos Spice Cookies are based on a classic Dutch recipe that makes perfect cut out cookies ~ these pretty snowflakes will be the stars of your holiday cookie assortment! Everybody’s got their favorite cookie cutters, and chances are they…

Almond Poppy Seed Butter Cookies

Here’s another cookie to file away for holiday gift baking, they’ll balance out the lineup with a sophisticated crunch.  Or just make them for yourself to stash away and have with tea. They aren’t shy with the almond flavor…

Cappuccino Melting Moments

Cappuccino Melting Moments

Little bite sized cookies like these Cappuccino Melting Moments are ideal for serving after a big meal.  I’m one of those people who can’t do caffeine after noon, so these cookies give me a little taste of coffee without…

Deep Chocolate Kahlua Bites

Deep Chocolate Kahlua Bites ~ The word cookie hardly does these little bits of heaven justice.  They’re little mounds of melt in your mouth chocolate shortbread topped with a deep chocolate Kahlua buttercream, and they’re a snap to make,…

Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

Vanilla Sandwich Cookies are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and bursting with tons of real vanilla flavor ~ I’m inspired by the memory of a big box of homemade cookies that was delivered to our doorstep…

slice and bake chocolate walnut shortbread cookies

Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ if a cookie and a brownie had a baby they might come up with a delicious buttery cookie like this! Chocolate and walnuts were made for each other.  These slice and bake cookies are…