The Simple Spatula

Category: Cookies

Double Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m inclined to call these something other than cookies. Bricks or hockey pucks come to mind, but I’ll call them cookies instead lest you get the idea that I’m less fond of them than I am. You see they are dense, dry, and as heavy as a peanut butter sandwich — and I love them [...]

Lisa’s Santa Cookies

This time last year Viktorija showed me how to make her favorite Christmas cookies. She called them Santa Cookies but some of you may also know them as magic bars or seven layer bars. If you’ve ever had one you know they are delicious, addictive, full of butter and a major sugar rush. This year [...]

Homemade Graham Crackers

Hey, remember that time when I said I couldn’t bring myself to take the time to make homemade graham crackers only to crush them into a crust? Well, I changed my mind (as I often do) and I did just that. I spent several hours over the course of two separate days mixing, chilling, rolling [...]

The trouble with writing a food blog…

If I offered you a large chocolate chip cookie last week, you might assume that was a generous thing to do; share. Typically I am happy to do it and I’d like to think it’s driven by generosity. But Thursday, well Thursday might have been a little different. As much as I’d like to think [...]

Not my best idea.

If you had been in my kitchen last week, when I was grating up a zucchini, you probably would have said “Hey, putting zucchini in your chocolate chip cookies is not one of the best ideas you’ve ever had”, and you know what? You would have been right. However, I had a lot of zucchini [...]

That’s right, there’s cereal in my cookies.

When you’re moving cities it’s important to eat all the things you are going to miss when you’re gone.  Wings from the Dugout…  Ice Cream and Chicken from the Big Dipper… It’s important to go with friends…  It’s important to use up all the stray baking ingredients hiding in your kitchen… It’s important to do [...]

Gluten-Free Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think I need to take a computer course. Isn’t that ridiculous? Isn’t my generation supposed to be naturally computer savvy? Unfortunately I seem to have missed out on the “computer genius” gene and I’ve been struggling with uploading pictures off my camera (among other things). The program just shuts down every time I plug [...]

Black and White Cookies

I’m missing New York a bit today. Black and White Cookies I didn’t have cake flour so I just used 100% all purpose flour. It worked okay, but my cookies were a bit lumpy instead of seriously smooth like Deb’s. Some of the cookies I baked later on in the batch were smoother and thinned [...]

One Walnut Short of A Nutcase

I had to force myself to stop making cookie dough. After four batches, I had to stop making cookie dough, for no reason other than I’m out of containers to store it in.  It was after 1AM but I was on a roll. I only planned on starting a batch of ice cream, but after [...]

French Baguette

I’ve always been a morning person and I’ve never been one to sit still and “relax”, but when did I become someone who bakes fresh baguettes before my morning class? For that matter, when did I start enjoying writing? If you had told me a year ago that I would be writing voluntarily on a daily basis [...]