spicy chocolate snickerdoodles

I’ve officially reached the time of year when my diet consists of more cookie dough than not cookie dough. I’ll tell ya, I feel pretty gross. The problem is that last week I baked 500 scones and at least as many cookies for a holiday open house, and there was a lot of, err, sampling… 

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whole wheat chocolate chip cookies

If you are in my Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook feed, then you were bombarded by step by step photos on Saturday as I made these cupcakes for Paul’s birthday. Annie suggests garnishing the cupcakes with mini chocolate chips (which, since even regular chocolate chips are basically impossible to find in Stockholm, I didn’t bother looking… 

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gingersnaps

This year I decided I had better get organized and post a holiday cookie slightly sooner than 2 days before Christmas. My sister visited last weekend and we spent a day in the kitchen banging out a mass of holiday treats traditional in our family, including brown sugar shortbread, not-too-rummy chocolate rum balls, and these… 

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oat bars

A large part of my life happens outside these days, so I am grateful that Stockholm has thus far had a supremely mild autumn. It’s happening though, the temperatures are dropping, and the darkness comes disorientingly earlier and earlier each day. I had forgotten how quickly this happens here, but I had also forgotten the… 

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maple walnut oatmeal raisin cookies

You know how sometimes you go through life knowing that something exists but never bothering to try it out? You’re all going about your business thinking that your life is complete, and then something happens and you try that thing and you realize how horribly horribly wrong you have been? You know? Well that happened… 

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