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Crisp Almond Lace Wafer cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Almond Lace Wafers

These delicate almond lace wafer cookies have a wonderfully light crisp texture and can easily be made gluten free.  Dip them in chocolate or leave them plain, they’re always a hit!…

Making Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galette Cookies

Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galettes (plus printable tags)

Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galettes ~ my homemade version of these soft shortbread sandwich cookies filled with fruit preserves are simply amazing.  I’ve included custom gift tags to go along with them, just download and print!…

5 Mouthwatering Flourless Desserts

These 5 mouthwatering flourless desserts prove you don’t need traditional white flour to make a knock-out sweet treat! …

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes in a mug

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes (plus printable gift tags)

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies) are a variation on tradition using toasted almonds.  These easy shortbread drop cookies with their snowy sugar coating are required eating during the holidays!  I’ve designed special tags to go…

a log of Hazelnut Sandies cookie dough, sliced

Hazelnut Sandies

Hazelnut Sandies ~ I love the toasted nutty flavor, I love the buttery shortbread texture, and I love that little sandy finish from the sugar coating.  This is my kind of cookie!…

rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ I’ve tracked down the best tips and tricks for make ahead cookies so you can enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of the kitchen!…

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies ~ this classic chewy oatmeal cookie dipped in a rich maple glaze is deceptively simple and divinely delicious ~ you won’t be able to stop at just one.  Bake them to enjoy now, or freeze…

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies in foil

Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies ~ these spiced molasses cookies have been upgraded with a bit of dark chocolate for a ‘best of all worlds’ holiday cookie.…

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies ~ if you love baking holiday cookies I bet you’re always on the hunt for a new recipe, one that’s not too hard, but has that wow factor.  These easy stamped cookies are soft and…

Honey Spice Cookies with glaze

Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies

Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies ~ these nutty, glazed cookies are a perfect way to ease into fall baking, and they’ll provide a little old world spice for your holiday cookie assortment later in the season.…

oatmeal cranberry cookies in a jar

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

These Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are the old fashioned style oatmeal cookies: perfectly crisp on the outside, and chewy inside.  The sweet/tart cranberries are a nice bonus!  …

A plate of delicate roasted rhubarb lady's kiss cookies on a plate

Roasted Rhubarb Lady’s Kiss Cookies (baci di dama)

Roasted Rhubarb Lady’s Kiss Cookies (baci di dama) ~ the roasted rhubarb buttercream is sweet and tangy, and the almond cookies are light as air…I’m pretty sure they serve these cookies in heaven.…

These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

Easy Cocoa Meringues

These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical.  Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free, guilt free dessert!…

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies ~ the holidays may be over, but winter carries on…and these easy sprinkled sugar cookies will help light your way right through to spring.  They’re perfect for just about any occasion you can throw at them,…

What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa?  Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get skipped this year.  And don’t forget the reindeer!…

Cardamom Crescent Cookies on a baking sheet

Cardamom Walnut Crescent Cookies

Cardamom Walnut Crescent Cookies ~ these classic Swedish Christmas cookies  are made with a buttery shortbread dough jam packed with walnuts and a hint of warm cardamom ~ every holiday cookie assortment needs a few!…

rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing ~ it’s that time of year and nothing gets me in the mood quicker than baking up a batch of gingerbread cookies!…

What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies

What to Bake Now: Gingerbread Cookies ~ they can be deep, dark, and chewy, or light and crisp ~  they can be frosted, glazed, sprinkled or plain ~ but whichever way you roll, gingerbread is the cookie of the…

Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ maple infused and packed with nuts, this takes my classic slice and bake shortbread cookie recipe to a whole new level.  Add these cookies to your holiday assortment, or keep them all to yourself…

Peppermint Melting Moments

Peppermint Melting Moments ~ these are simple buttery shortbread cookies with a snow cap of minty frosting and a dusting of crushed candy canes, they’re cute as buttons, and I can’t imagine the holidays without them.…

Pecan Praline Cookies

Pecan Praline Cookies ~ these irresistible chewy brown sugar cookies are topped with a layer of caramel pecan praline ~ you won’t be able to keep your hands off them!…

double dark chocolate chip shortbread cookies-3021-July 28, 2017-2

Double Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies ~ they melt in your mouth with an explosion of deep rich chocolate that’ll make your eyelids flutter… to call it a cookie is to completely miss the point.…

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.  Fill them with your own…

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 copy cat Girl Scout Cookie is even better than the original! My Homemade Thin Mints is one of the…

Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips

Reader’s Recipes: Orange Cream Chips ~ the classic holiday combination of chocolate and orange shines in these simple drop cookies!…

Reader’s Recipes: No Bake Bourbon Balls

Reader’s Recipes: No Bake Bourbon Balls ~ these classic chocolatey bourbon balls are a holiday cookie staple, and best of all, you don’t even have to turn on the oven to make a batch!…

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

Reader’s Recipes: Swedish Sugar Cookies ~ these pretty Scandinavian sugar cookies are a deliciously simple cookie that you can decorate with your own homemade colored sugar!…

Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

My Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies have a creamy layer of peppermint filling in between two soft and chewy brownie cookies ~ these rich treats are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie assortment!…

Chocolate Crinkle holiday cookie recipe

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles

Reader’s Recipes: Chocolate Crinkles  ~ these chocolatey cookies are easy to make, not too sweet, and absolutely gorgeous (who can resist those crackles?)   They keep well and travel well, too, so, basically, they ‘re the perfect holiday cookie!…

Oatmeal Crispies

Reader’s Recipes: Oatmeal Crispies

Oatmeal Crispies are the classic oatmeal cookies you remember from childhood ~ crispy on the outside and soft and chewy inside.  Add nuts, raisins, or eat them plain, they’re just perfect!…

Butter Pecan Shortbread, easy as pie!

Butter Pecan Shortbread

Butter Pecan Shortbread is a classic buttery shortbread loaded up with crunchy pecans ~ it might just be the ultimate Fall dessert ~ yum!…

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 Chip 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!…

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 and gives the whole notion of chocolate chip cookies a whole new meaning!…

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!…

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!  Make these classic lemon dessert bars for afternoon tea or everyday snacking.…

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……

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 easy shortbread cookies literally melt in your mouth.…

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 minty copy cat Girl Scout cookies ~ add them to your holiday cookie assortment!…

cranberry pistachio biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti ~ these crunchy twice baked cookies are a festive and easy holiday treat that anyone can make, and everybody loves! It’s been a busy baking week here at TVFGI, and next week promises to be just…

Classic royal iced sugar cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies and DIY Colored Sugar

These quick and easy Holiday Sugar Cookies are such 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…

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

Everybody and their grandmother thinks they make the best chocolate chip cookies ~ and it gets a little old after a while.  With nuts, without nuts, thick, thin, chewy, crispy, blah blah blah…  but this buttery shortbread based chocolate…

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 ~ they’re gluten free, too!…