Lemon Sugar Cookies

We are both total lemon lovers. Out there in the world, there are the Nutella-obsessed, chocolate obsessed, berry obsessed, vanilla obsessed, caramel obsessed, and of course those of us who just love lemon. Now, we both like any flavor in desserts, as long as the product just tastes good, but for a refreshing treat that…

Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons

Both of us love cheesecake; in our opinion, it’s one of the best desserts ever- a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth, creamy filling, and if we’re lucky, a strawberry or cherry sauce on top. However, we have only made it once because it’s just a little bit unhealthy and requires a lot of ingredients….

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

To be honest, our favorite kinds of cookies are the simple ones. Chocolate chip cookies are a given; dessert perfection in one cookie. Peanut butter and sugar cookies are another reason that we think simple is better. Why fix what’s not broken, right? However, it’s always fun to try something new, especially when making them…

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Pistachios are the one type of nut (other than honey roasted peanuts) that we enjoy eating plain. Our dad introduced us to them when we were younger, and we’ve always liked them. Well, one day, we were sitting around thinking of recipes and thought of pistachio white chocolate chunk cookies! This quickly evolved into shortbread,…

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

No doubt you have likely had a Lofthouse sugar cookie- super soft with a very thick layer of frosting. It’s weird that they are hard to resist, because if you think about it, a) they couldn’t be faker tasting and b) how do they manage to look so pale even after being baked? Well, these…

French Macarons with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

We are super excited about today’s post because it is about our first time making French macarons and Swiss Meringue Buttercream. We have been wanting to make macarons for ages because they are just so pretty and delicious!  We weren’t able to make them until now because they require almond meal, which for some reason,…

Sable Cookies

Sometimes we think that there is nothing better than something flavored purely vanilla. If you are having a vanilla craving, these are a good answer because they have spectacular vanilla flavor. Vanilla comes in two forms here: a vanilla bean and two tablespoons of vanilla extract. We actually improvised quite a bit from the original…

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

We have been wanting to make sugar cookies with royal icing for a very long time. Who can blame us? Sugar cookies with royal icing look beautiful and are impressive for party favors and for Christmastime! We finally tried them for the first time this weekend and we were very happy with the results! Now,…

Peppermint Bark Cookies

A few weeks ago, well before Christmas baking season had really begun, we saw a bag of peppermint bark baking pieces at Trader Joe’s. It obviously went into our cart pretty quickly! We waited for a little while to use them, and finally made these cookies. They were very, very good! The peppermint bark pieces…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

High school has been an annoying interference in blog posting- we’ve got lots of recipes on our “To-try” list but basically no time to make or photograph them (our math grades are more important, unfortunately!). While these cookies are certainly far from inventive or creative, they are one of our favorite things to make and…