Category: Cookies


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How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking





Wendy, who published our e-books, told me that my instructions for these multi-colored cookies were not very clear.  She was right.  So we went to the kitchen and made new […]

How to Make Rainbow Cookies



If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much flour or a flour with too high of a protein content.  Unless you want a […]

Cookie Troubleshooting Guide


The best part about these cheesecake bars is that you can do them your way. What flavors do you think your family will love the most? Mix and match flavors […]

Scrumptious Cheesecake Bars



Whipped cream makes scrumptious frosting–better than butter or shortening-based buttercream frosting.  And it’s easy to make fabulous whipped cream. How to Make Fabulous Whipped Cream We use caramel whipped cream […]

How to Turn Your Whipped Cream into Frosting


Sometimes it’s the little things, attention to detail, that makes cookies better.  Here are thirteen ways that you can make your cookies perfect. Use great ingredients. Your cookies won’t be […]

Thirteen Tips for Perfect Cookies



If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much flour or a flour with too high of a protein content.  Unless you want a […]

New Cookie Troubleshooting Guide


Ingredients Cookies are wonderful concoctions of flour, sugar, and a fat—usually butter and eggs. To these basic ingredients, we add fruit, nuts, and flavors. If we start out with compromised […]

A Baker’s Cookie Guide







Extraordinary Whoopie Pies and How They’re Made These are not your ordinary whoopie pies.  We served whoopie pies in our store. Instead of two cake-like cookies sandwiched with frosting, we […]

How to Make Whoopie Pies



These are not your ordinary whoopie pies.  We served whoopie pies in our store. Instead of two cake-like cookies sandwiched with frosting, we filled them—chocolate cookies with cherry filling and […]

How to Make Whoopie Pies and Cupcake Sandwiches




Like the Creamy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes, these are light, dreamy, and scrumptious. But we prefer these partially frozen so that they are ice-cold and almost like ice cream. They are made […]

Creamy No-Bake Strawberry Desserts Recipe


One day we wanted a frosting for some tropical cookies we were developing. We made batch after batch of frosting–coconut, coconut and pineapple, coconut and banana, and more. The combinations […]

What Every Baker Needs to Know About Flavors



Delicious Chocolate Macaroons | The Prepared Pantry
We really like macaroons.  These egg white-based cookies come in such interesting varieties—vanilla, chocolate, and cherry for starters.  Most of us think of coconut when we think of macaroons but […]

Heavenly Macaroons Recipe


The Fun Way to Decorate Cookies for the Holidays When I was a child, my mother made sugar cookies for the holidays. We frosted them and sprinkled them with decorations […]

How to Paint Cookies with Food Colors