Cookies & Biscuits

“Mexican” Triple Chocolate Cookies

As one of my colleagues is Mexican, we celebrated Grito de Dolores or Mexico’s Independence Day earlier this month. September 16 is a date commemorated annually as the start of the Mexican ...

9 Ways to Customise Cookies

Okay, so you’ve tried my Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re ok, but they’re not really knocking your socks off. Here’re 9 ways that you can change the recipe and make ...

Baking Adventures (Part 6): Easy Gingerbread Cookies

I love baking gingerbread cookies, especially around the holidays. When these cookies are fresh out of the oven, they scent the entire house with a warm, spicy aroma that’s just ...

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies were one of the first things I made when I started baking. I’ve made hundreds of cookies since then, and I’m always amazed how little tweaks can ...

Bird Poop Cookies

Here’s another easy recipe for Halloween. I know there are other things far more revolting, but it’s pretty disgusting if a bird shat on a cookie you were about to ...

Chewy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I normally prefer crunchy cookies, like the kind from Famous Amos. But now and then, I do venture into chewy-cookie territory. When I do decide to head down the chewy route, ...

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

I think the best chocolate recipes are those that make use of both cocoa powder and solid chocolate. All-cocoa can be a tad too intense and all-chocolate sometimes doesn’t taste ...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These chocolate cookies are just ridiculous. Ridiculously messy to make. But also ridiculously pretty. And ridiculously soft and fudgy. (Mmm.) Now if you think they’re worth the mess and effort, read on! (Or ...

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate and hazelnut are just made for each other. It’s a flavour pairing that I’ve celebrated once before in my Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Tart. In these biscotti, I unabashedly bring the ...

Christmas Butter Biscuits

This one’s got to be a quick post because I’ve got to dash back into the kitchen to continue preparations for tomorrow night’s feast. (I’m a one-man kitchen operation.) In case ...

Citrus Cornmeal Cookies

I guess this doesn’t really count as a fresh new recipe, but hey, I’m on vacation here. I made these cookies and snapped pictures about a week before I left ...

Cloning Famous Amos Cookies (Part 2)

I’ve made many batches of cookies attempting to recreate those tiny crunchy morsels from Famous Amos. (Even though I’ve written about my cookie experiments only once before.) I’ve gotten close, but ...

Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies

Over the weekend I visited the newly opened Dean & Deluca store. Of the many pretty and desirable things on sale, it was a huge tin of cocoa that caught ...

Cookie Press Pineapple Tarts

I make a least a hundred pineapple tarts every Chinese New Year. It’s a labour of love, but I’m always looking for ways to streamline the process. The most labour-intensive ...

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti are crunchy oblong-shaped biscuits that are perfect food gifts for the holidays and special occasions because they keep so well. This festive version contains dried cranberries and pistachios (red and ...

Crumbly Peanut Cookies

My Chinese cultural knowledge can be a bit sketchy, but I think peanuts are lucky at Chinese New Year because the Mandarin words for peanuts (hua sheng or 花生) literally mean “flowers ...

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I know my Muslim friends will be baking up a storm in preparation for family visitations this Hari Raya Puasa. Here’s a super simple peanut butter cookie recipe that’s perfect with ...

Gingerbread Spritz Cookies

This holiday season, I’ve been treating myself to new baking tools. While I did get essentials like trays and spatulas, I also decided to buy, as a Christmas gift to ...

Halloween Turd Cookies

Why is it that all the Halloween bakes are so difficult and/or troublesome to make? There’s always so much decorating just to make a bake scary or autumn-themed. [Actually, even ...

Have a Gilded Christmas!

Here’s a way to glitz up your food gifts this Christmas: with a touch of gold! I’ve been obsessed with edible gold paint lately. It’s not always a conscious decision – sometimes ...


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