Vanilla Cornmeal Wedges

Yield: 32 cookies Recipe: 99/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 26      Two weeks ago I realized that I had no dessert or snacks at home, so I decided to make these vanilla cornmeal wedges to have something to munch on. The result was a funny but sad turnout. As I went to take out the … Continue reading

Tangy Lemon Walnut Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 20 squares Recipe: 84/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 58       Lemon desserts are not my favorite thing on the planet, but when one cannot eat chocolate one has to adapt. I made these bars mostly because walnuts are involved and they are easy to share, which is a … Continue reading

Caramel Walnut Shortbread Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 25 squares Recipe: 83/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 62      These past two weeks have been very tough for me. My friends and I made a (very stupid, in retrospect) bet about who could go on the longest without their favorite food. Mine, of course, was chocolate. Why did … Continue reading

Traditional Shortbread

Yield: about 24 shortbread squares Recipe: 65/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 25      I was way overdue to fill up my cookie tin with scrumptious cookies. I took the small snowstorm of this week as an opportunity to do just that. As such, I made these simple traditional shortbread cookies. They are easy to make … Continue reading

Chocolate Shortbread Meltaways

Yield: about 6 dozen small cookies Recipe: 56/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 27    It was a false alarm. A couple of weeks ago when I thought my replacement oven was working fine I was mistaken. However, this time is the real deal. I now have an actually new, functioning oven that does not overheat … Continue reading

Salted Orange Toffee Slices

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies Recipe: 12/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 30     For a colleague’s birthday I volunteered to make a cake and cookies to bring at work. Wanting try out a new recipe from Anna’s cookbook and having them in mind from her comment on a previous post, I decided to try … Continue reading