Pumpkin Yeast Bread

Today is a good day, no? The sun came up, we have crisp air to breathe, and hello?  We have the internet. Winning.  We are winning. And so today, while you are sitting down to breakfast, consider this… Tomorrow, you COULD be sitting down to French Toast, made with this Pumpkin Bread. Rich and full […]

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love giant chocolate chip cookies?  Walking outside of a busy bakery, the sweet smell wafting out the door luring you in…heaven.  And then the gooey chocolate melting in your fingers as you finally take a bite?  Does it get any better than that? These cookies were inspired by a trip to New York City, […]

Low Carb Coconut Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies

What’s a gal to do if she’s watching her carb intake, her overall diet, her overall lifestyle…and she wants to eat a cookie…and there are no cookies at the store for her to eat? She creates a cookie.  In this case, Coconut Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies Since beginning my low-carb diet in August, I feel […]

Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies…and a Giveaway

Imagine opening your email one day, and having JIF, the Peanut Butter gurus, as YOU to make their peanut butter cookie recipe. Because they think it’s the best, and they just kind of want YOUR opinion. Because they think you matter, (How did they get my email address, I wondered? Who am I?) I blinked […]

No Bake S’mores Cookies

Have you ever just been sitting around the house and think – Man, I could go for some chocolate? No? Me neither. But, had that random scenario ever really taken place, say, on a lazy Thursday afternoon while watching back episodes of the Walking Dead, I imagine I would not only have been craving chocolate, […]

Toasted Coconut and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned butter. Should be illegal, but thankfully? It isn’t. I’ve been using it in just about every cookie dough, and what started out as a basic chocolate chip cookie for me last week turned inspirational when I realized I still had a bit of toasted coconut. Happy, happy day. In went the coconut, out came […]

Gingerbread Cookies!

I don’t know why I procrastinate when it comes to making gingerbread cookies.  I think I must forget from year to year that they are about the simplest dough to throw together, that they bake up in about 15 minutes, and that the clean up is basically one bowl. And yet, I procrastinate. Perhaps it’s […]

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

Last week I was greeted by the beautiful site of the Taste Magazine from the Culinary Institute of America.  After a quick (okay, looong) look through it, finding too may classes I want to return to New York for, I found myself stuck on page 18. Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies. Something about the picture lured […]

The State Cookie of Virginia

Could it be?  Could it be that I, Susan Whetzel, have created the official State Cookie of Virginia? Well, maybe.  While it may not (currently) be Official, it IS the cookie that represents our fine Commonwealth in the Better Homes & Gardens State Cookie Competition.  A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by BH&G […]