Contents tagged with Cookies

Celebrate Food Holidays in June, including National Peanut Butter Cookie Day at CHEFScatalog.com

June Food Holidays!

For the Peanut Butter Cookier enthusiast, nothing quite satisfies as completely as the classic.

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Cookie Exchange: Some CHEFS Family Favorites

If you’re just beginning your holiday baking, warm-up your idle stand mixer and let CHEFS Mix help stir your creativity. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes plus tips on baking, decorating, gift wrapping and shipping your bite-sized masterpieces.

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Cookie gifts for family and friends at CHEFScatalog.com

Give the Gift of Cookies!

Sending boxes of homemade cookies to distant family or friends is a delicious holiday tradition. There are things you can do to help ensure your cookies arrive safely.

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Cookie Tips at CHEFS Mix

Good Cookies Gone Bad

I have made this chocolate chip cookie recipe hundreds of times. It is my family's favorite and is usually the cookie of choice filling my cookie jar. This past weekend something went terribly wrong. So a little research later, and I know what went wrong. Here are some cookie baking hints to help you the next time you are tempted to make cookies.

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Baking with Tea

Most days, I regard tea as a soothing beverage on a cold winter’s night or refreshing drink on the hottest summer day. I have a large stash in my pantry – just can't resist trying new blends or another brand of Earl Grey. Unfortunately, loose tea loses its flavor and fragrance over time. Rather than sending my ageing purchases to the compost bin, I've begun using tea leaves in my every day cooking. To my delight, loose tea is an exciting baking and cooking ingredient, imparting unique flavors and aromas to both sweet and savory dishes.

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Cookies by the Dozen - How to Store Cookies

When I bake cookies for friends and colleagues, my husband makes sure that I reserve a few dozen for him. Any other time of the year, storing a batch or two of homemade biscotti or chocolate chip cookies is a simple task. During the holidays, however, I bake a variety of crisp and soft cookies plus brownies. The last thing I want to do is dump all of them into one cookie jar. I need to keep soft cookies, soft, and crisp cookies delightfully crunchy.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Best Baking Gifts for Bakers and Cranberry Cookie Recipes

Shiny new cakes pans filled with rich chocolate batter,
Teaspoons and measuring cups for ingredients that matter,

A KitchenAid stand mixer that blends like a dream,
These are a few of my favorite things.

‘tis the season for baking, gift lists and gift-giving. Today at CHEFS Mix, we're looking at gifts for bakers and baking cookies with cranberries.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Shortbread Cookie Recipe

For the annual cookie exchange, my neighbor pours her heart into baking batch after batch of crisp shortbread, rich chocolate chip and fragrant gingerbread cookies. Then she spends an ambitious weekend decorating scores of sugar cookies in lavish designs.

She confides that, this year, her group will award a prize for the most creative presentation and packaging for a dozen cookies. “Any suggestions?” she asks me.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Sugar Cookie & Royal Icing Recipes

While growing up in California, my family’s holiday activities always included baking dozens of sugar cookies. After rolling out the buttery dough, my sisters and I cut out favorite shapes and baked them to the palest brown. Then the real fun began: decorating cookies with royal icing tinted in holiday hues and, for glitz and sparkle, colored sugar and silver dragees.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Bar Cookie Recipes

Sending boxes of homemade cookies to distant family or friends is a delicious holiday tradition. Unfortunately, “fragile” written boldly on the mailing box doesn’t guarantee your cookies will survive the trip.

If your holiday to-do list includes baking and shipping cookies, don’t stress. There are things you can do to help ensure your cookies arrive safely.

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Cookies by the Dozen - Family Favorite Recipes

If you’re just beginning your holiday baking, warm-up your idle stand mixer and let CHEFS Mix help stir your creativity. This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes plus tips on baking, decorating, gift wrapping and shipping your bite-sized masterpieces.

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