Strawberry Sugar Cookies

These strawberry sugar cookies are delicious with or without a cup of milk (or coffee or tea).

looking to do some holiday baking?! here’s a recipe for strawberry sugar cookies, dusted with crunchy, tangy strawberry sugar. there are some times when you want an aesthetic cookie – i’ve been oohing and ahhing over constellation inspiration‘s cookie advent calendar of recent, and cloudy kitchen‘s cookie boxes have been on my radar for years. i […]

Yaki Manju

This flaky Japanese pastry known as yaki manju can be filled with sweet red bean, lima bean, sweet potato, etc. #japanese #hawaiian #yakimanju #manju #redbean

this post for yaki manju was originally posted in jan 2014! it’s been updated with some new pictures and new recipe copy. yaki manju is one of those desserts that might be an acquired taste for some. it has beans, and yes, it’s a dessert. however, it’s still pretty tame, and i’d recommend it for anyone […]

Palmiers

Palmiers, or French butterfly cookies made of puff pastry, are crispy and flaky and gently sweet. #french #palmiers #cookies #puffpastry

if you want to make something that makes people go BS, THERE’S NO WAY YOU MADE THOSE, then palmiers, aka french butterfly cookies aka elephant ears, are perfect. you need 2 ingredients and 20 minutes, then you’re set to wow everyone. it’s the kind of thing that calls for guidelines rather than a whole recipe, and i’ll […]

Snickerdoodles

In case you're bored of plain sugar cookies, snickerdoodles are more exciting but still tame enough for everyone to enjoy. #cinnamon #snickerdoodles #cookies #dessert

This post was originally published in Nov 2013, and pictures were added Dec 2016. These snickerdoodles were and will continue to be classics. The pictures you see here were taken during summer 2016, and you can see Yosemite in the background (though it’s not Tunnel Vision or anywhere well-known; kind of forgot about the cookies at […]

Matterhorn Macaroons

These Matterhorn macaroons have all the coconutty, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside qualities of a normal macaroon, but in Disney form.

these were inspired by the matterhorn macaroons at disneyland. i’ve never had one there (i always get seduced away from them by macarons or peanut butter cookies or ice cream or other delicacies), but it seemed like something perfect to make at home, and perfect to use as an introduction to my disney series. fall […]