Snickerdoodles are one cookie I find myself making every year; the pillowy puffs of cinnamon-sugar with slightly crisp edges and soft centers are my idea of cookie heaven. For a seasonal twist, I perfumed the batter with fresh orange zest and folded in plump dried cranberries.

Cranberry Orange Snickerdoodles | Tutti Dolci

The resulting cookies are soft and chewy, doused with cinnamon-sugar and dotted with cranberries. I like to think of them as snickerdoodle clouds and I have a feeling you’ll agree.

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salted caramels

December 15, 2014

What do you gift the person who has it all? A nice box of salted caramels, of course! The best gifts are handmade with love; a little effort on your part (and a candy thermometer) will result in a batch of soft and creamy caramels ...

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dipped chocolate peppermint cookies

December 12, 2014

I challenge myself to a new peppermint bark inspired creation each December. Last year I went the cupcake route; this year I’m crushing on cookies. Dipped in peppermint-spiked chocolate and decked with crushed peppermint, these soft batch-style cookies are the epitome of chocolate peppermint bliss. ...

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candied pecan cookies

December 10, 2014

There’s a new pecan cookie in town, and this one is unlike any you’ve tried. Buttery rich and studded with candied pecans, this cookie is nearly equal parts candied pecans and brown butter dough, a ratio that is just right. Dunked in cinnamon-sugar for a ...

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mocha almond fudge

December 8, 2014

I don’t make much candy throughout the year, but come December, I find myself ready for any and all confections. First up is this impossibly smooth and rich mocha almond fudge, a chocolate lover’s dream! The deep mocha flavor is punctuated by crunchy roasted almonds, ...

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cranberry, pistachio & white chocolate oatmeal cookies

December 4, 2014

For a seasonal spin on the classic oatmeal cookie, I stuffed buttery brown sugar dough with dried cranberries, pistachios and white chocolate chips. I love dimension in a cookie and these have plenty of it – sweet and salty, tart and chewy. It’s the kind ...

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cranberry-orange twists

December 1, 2014

When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? A bedecked tree, a crackling fire, a fresh snowfall? For me, Christmas is anything cranberry-orange and these twists are just like Christmas dreams. I’m especially excited about this recipe because the idea came to me a ...

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toffee bourbon icebox cookies

November 29, 2014

Flecked with toffee bits and rimmed with bourbon smoked sugar, these slice and bake cookies are a new school version of the old school ice box cookie. Cream cheese, a splash of bourbon and vanilla lead to irresistibly rich and buttery rounds – this is ...