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Rugelach – Two Ways

Rugelach – Two Ways

Growing up in Hawaii I had very little, if any, connection to the Jewish community. In fact, the Jewish community makes up only about 0.5% of the population in Hawaii and is getting smaller. 1 By comparison, Massachusetts has a thriving Jewish population. As...

Almond Slice Cookies

Almond Slice Cookies

At this time of the year there are so many beautifully decorated holiday cookies - from traditional gingerbread men to festively iced sugar cookies to snowflake linzer cookies. It's easy to forget about the humble slice-and-bake cookie but during the busy holiday...

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies

#BakeADifference for @Cookies4kids with @OXO Like its cousin the gingerbread man, ginger cookies have all the flavors and scents of the holidays without the added work of rolling and cutting out cookies. In fact, the original recipe doesn't require refrigeration prior...

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

My sister is introducing my teenage nephew to the joys of baking. More often than not my nephew gravitates to simple chocolate sweets - chocolate ice cream, red velvet cake, Kit Kats. He is decidedly against nuts of any kind. With that in mind, my sister started him...

Cornflake Cookies and a Cause

Cornflake Cookies and a Cause

I have two things to share with you in this post - a fantastic cookie recipe and a great cause to support. Let's start with one of my very favorite cookies; a simple shortbread-like cookie with cornflakes. I don't think it's a uniquely Hawaii creation but it's...

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Project

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Project

What do 11 cups of all-purpose flour, 5¼ cups brown sugar, 10 eggs, 2¼ pounds of butter, and 8½ cups of chocolate chips add up to? A lot of chocolate chip cookies. We were late to the baking while on lockdown party. Somehow, we missed the memo that...

Doubletree Signature Cookie

Doubletree Signature Cookie

The undisputed winner of our Chocolate Chip Cookie Project is this gem from Hilton Hotels. While I've never had the opportunity to stay at a DoubleTree hotel and experience these cookies for myself I was told that these were authentic. I wish I could tell you what...

Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookies

Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookies

For me, Jack-Jack's Num Num Cookies came in second in the Chocolate Chip Cookie Project. While a seemingly standard cookie recipe, the secret is browned butter which gives the cookies a rich nuttiness that make these cookies special. Earlier this year Pixar released...

Ghirardelli Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ghirardelli Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Another entry in the Chocolate Chip Cookie Project, this recipe comes from the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney Springs. This is a pretty standard recipe, very similar, in fact, to the original Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie. But to show that...

Joanna Gaines’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanna Gaines’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanna Gaines' Chocolate Chip Cookies were, by far, the sweetest cookies of the recipes we made for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Project. It used approximately ½-cup more sugar than each of the other recipes. Her notes state that you could add more chocolate than...

Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Copycat Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

This recipe is a bit of an odd-man-out in the collection of recipes for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Project. For starters, this is not an official recipe. It is a copycat recipe developed by the chefs at delish.com. Many people have come up with their own...

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated August 2022 We recently visited Mariposa at Neiman Marcus in Ala Moana to try out their new afternoon tea offering (unfortunately this offering disappeared during the pandemic and has not returned). While there we saw another table presented with a box of...

Sea Salt Caramel Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sea Salt Caramel Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is National Cookie Day in the U.S. so I thought I'd share one of my latest favorite cookies. I was first introduced to it by a friend in Toronto who is a fantastic baker. On a recent visit she made these cookies and they were amazing! She told us it was a recipe...

Classic Jammers

Classic Jammers

Recently I had a craving for thumbprint cookies. I don't know why. I'd never made them before but they struck me as something I wanted to make and eat. I turned to my recently acquired Dorie's Cookies cookbook for inspiration. I didn't find a recipe for...

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the year of birthday festivities and not just for myself. I recently spent a weekend celebrating a friend and was enlisted as part of her party favor crew. She wanted to share one of her favorite cookies with everyone -  The Pioneer Woman's Malted Milk...

World Peace Cookies

World Peace Cookies

"The World Peace Cookie lives up to its name: If everyone had it, peace would reign o’er the planet. I’m convinced of this." Dorie Greenspan As I close out the year, and what a tumultuous year it's been, I can think of no better recipe to share than World Peace...