Chewy Espresso Blondies

These chewy espresso blondies are dense and full of caramel/butterscotch flavor, exactly how a blondie should be. #espresso #chocolate #blondies #dessert

i think one of the things my mom was worried about when i left for college was if i’d survive on dining hall food. i wasn’t concerned since i feel like dining halls don’t have the notoriety now versus when she went to college. sure, there are mushy, watery vegetables available, but there’s so much […]

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 […]