Gillian Harvey’s After School Sugar Cookies [RECIPE]

Gillian Harvey's After School Sugar Cookies
After School Sugar Cookies are a busy parent’s best friend. (Photo courtesy Gillian Harvey)

Writer Gillian Harvey is a busy woman. Not only is she the author of the upcoming Everything is Fine (which you can pre-order now before it hits US bookstores in January), but she is also mom to five adorable, energetic kiddos. So when we asked her to share one of her favorite recipes, it came as no surprise when she offered up this one for her after school sugar cookies. After all, what parent doesn’t need a quick cookie recipe in their culinary arsenal? We hope you love baking up this batch of sweet goodness with your little ones! —J&H

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Sara Richardson’s Dipped Gingersnaps [RECIPE]

Sara Richardson loves to bake
Sara Richardson loves to bake up happiness any time of year. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Sara Richardson, author of Home for the Holidays and First Kiss with a Cowboy, finds that over the past several months, as we’ve navigated a new set of challenges in our world, she often finds herself looking forward. One of the things that fills her with hope, anticipation and joy is this yummy cookie recipe which is delicious any time of year. We hope you love it!

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Bake Better Treats with ‘Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection’ [REVIEW]

Cookies and milk

Up your cookie baking game with Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook! (Photo by Canva).

Cookies. We all love them—even when we are avoiding them—because who can resist their yummy, crumbly, decadent goodness? It reminds us of the Borg’s trademark tagline in Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Resistance is futile!” So when you’re tired of the fight and want to cheat a little, we have the cookbook for you: Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection. It’s full of delicious recipes and glorious photographs that will have you baking up a batch of deliciousness in no time! Read more of this post

Plum-and-Blackberry Cornmeal-Almond Crumb Bars [RECIPE]

Plum-and-Blackberry Cornmeal-Almond Crumb Bars

These bar cookies are bursting with fruity flavor! (Photo by Lennart Weibull)

We are big fans of using seasonal produce in everything we cook, especially in desserts that call for of lots of succulent fruit. This recipe for plum-and-blackberry cornmeal-almond crumb bars comes from Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook, Cookie Perfection, and eating it is like sinking your teeth into the best parts of summer. To get the right texture for these bad boys, make sure to pick your plums with care. You don’t want ones that are too juicy, so look for those with a low moisture content (such as yellow-fleshed Italian prune plums), and combine them with another stone fruit or berries—like these plump, sweet blackberries. Taste-test your blackberries though. If they’re tart, temper them with an equal amount of blueberries.  —J&H
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Big Almond-Orange Ginger Cookie [RECIPE]

Big Almond-Orange Ginger Cookie

Sometimes all it takes to put a smile on my face is one great big cookie. (Photo by Lennart Weibull)

One of the first things most of us are taught as children is how to share. But who wants to share a delicious cookie? Unless, of course, that cookie is as big as your face! This recipe for a big almond-orange ginger cookie comes from Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook, Cookie Perfection, and it is one for the record books. It pairs big citrusy flavor with a yummy streusel topping in one over-the-top bar cookie that feeds up to ten people. Have fun serving this one at your next family get-together!  —J&H
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