Oatmeal

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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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double chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

August 18, 2014

Late August is a strange time for me. I’m well beyond those anxiety-inducing back to school days, yet the change in the air is palpable and I know that in a blink, September will be upon us. I’m coping with cookies and I suggest you ...

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salted oatmeal toffee cookies

March 6, 2014

Oatmeal toffee cookies are an old favorite that I’ve made again and again, unintentionally memorizing the recipe with each batch. While the cookie texture has always been spot-on (soft and chewy), I found the last round a bit too sweet and one-dimensional; it was time ...

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toasted coconut, cherry, oatmeal & white chocolate cookies

February 18, 2014

If you are a chewy cookie lover like me, you will appreciate these cookies. Loaded with mix-ins (shredded coconut, dried cherries, rolled oats, white chocolate chips) and wonderfully soft, you won’t be able to get enough of the great texture or rich flavor. The dough ...

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toasted oatmeal-pecan cookies

September 23, 2013

I first posted this cookie recipe in March 2012 when I baked a batch to share with Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. I arrived at her San Francisco cookbook signing on a dreary day with cello bag of cookies in hand (surely ...

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brown butter pear crumble

September 17, 2013

Crisp versus crumble. What’s the difference between the two? I recently came across an interesting King Arthur Flour blog on the subject. Technically, a fruit crisp topping is simply flour, sugar, and butter baked together while a fruit crumble topping adds oats and nuts to ...

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honey-oatmeal rolls

August 1, 2013

If I had to choose between bread and chocolate, I’d pick bread. It’s my carb of choice and when I don’t have fresh bread in the pantry, all is not right in the world. Though I often buy bread as a timesaver, there’s truly nothing ...

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cookie butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

April 18, 2013

How do you like your cookies: thick and chewy, or thin and crispy? These fall somewhere in the middle, thin and sugary crisp on the edges (thank you, brown sugar) with delightfully chewy centers. Made with no butter or flour, these cookies are filled with ...

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