Still in heart cookie mode, I had to try out one more idea, this time to make heart cookies with pink lace borders. As a kid, I used to always cut out heart shapes from cardboard for Valentine’s Day and paste lace borders around the edges; so I wanted to make a cookie version of those cutouts. Continue reading
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I really had a lot of fun making these chocolate and pink heart pinwheel cookies. I love hearts, so I thought I would make heart-shaped pinwheel cookies. The cookie mold I used was just improvised, so simple and easy to make. Best of all, it costs next to nothing. You already have the materials sitting in your kitchen. I must say I wasn’t sure how the technique would turn out, or if it would work at all. That’s why I ended up making 3 batches of cookie dough, each time testing a different pattern. To my surprise, all 3 patterns came out fine and all were shaped like hearts.
In searching for variety, quality and quantity, whether it be for the holidays or just any ordinary day, I will turn to my all in one cookie recipe that yields 5 delicious cookie flavors: peanut butter walnut cookies, orange cookies, cherry pinwheel cookies, adorable cookie cups and M&M cookies. Each flavor is entirely distinct and different from the other; one would be hard pressed to tell they all came from one recipe. Continue reading →
Hats off to Edvard Munch, the Norwegian expressionist painter whose famous painting, The Scream, inspired me to make these Halloween Scream Cheese Brownies, together with a second recipe of spider web brownies. Munch’s work depicts a lone figure in the foreground, standing on a bridge, hands held up against either side of his tormented face. But he is not alone. Ironically, he is made even more solitary by the presence of two barely discernible figures behind him. Munch then further mirrors this poor soul’s suffering in the painting’s background with bold, swirling brushstrokes. Harsh colors starkly contrasting against dark and somber ones effectively convey a mood of strong emotion and despair. It is haunting. Continue reading →
Brownies are a staple in almost every recipe box and bake sale. Take them a step further with patterns of heart cream cheese swirls and you’ll surely delight everyone. I made the brownies two ways: one batch with a cookie texture and shiny, slightly crackled surface, the other with a cake-like texture and matte surface. Everyone has their own preference, so here are two options to choose from to make this all-time favorite cookie bar. Continue reading →