Candy Cane Shortbread Sugar Cookies

So I've never been a big Christmas person. Growing up, my family always did a big, loud, over-the-top, expensive Christmas, that was more stressful than fun. So

Pecan Praline Shortbread Sugar Cookies

I was fortunate enough growing up to get to spend a lot of time with my Grandma and Grandpa. Grams was a very typical midwestern grandmother, and I loved her

Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Sugar Cookies

I mentioned on twitter that I was doing cookie recipe testing, and one of my followers commented that they used to make a rosemary shortbread for Christmas

Maple Shortbread Sugar Cookies

I have expat Canadian friends who introduced me to those maple sandwich cookies, before they were widely available here in The States. I love them so much, that

Mint Chip Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Mint chip was always my favorite ice cream. Well, right after bubblegum…but I don’t think bubble gum would work in a cookie. I think this flavor would be super

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

What is Vanilla? Vanilla is actually a member of the orchid family, and the only edible fruit in the entire orchid family. These orchids produce pods, that

Vanilla Bean Shortbread Sugar Cookies

If you’re looking for a more elegant and understated cookie, these vanilla bean shortbread are perfect. They keep their shape, and don’t spread, so you can use

How to Make Brown Butter

What is Brown Butter? Brown butter is butter that has been heated just past the melting point, but before its smoking point, to cook out some water, and

Masala Chai Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Masala chai (mixed spice tea) is a popular Indian beverage made by boiling black tea in milk and water with a mixture of herbs and spices. The typical spices

Mocha Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t love chocolate and coffee? I thought this would be a nice grown up flavor, but when I was testing new recipes, I sent my friend home with dozens of

Horchata Shortbread Sugar Cookies

I live in Southern California where there is no shortage of amazing Mexican restaurants, and I love me some agua fresca, but horchata is my absolute favorite.

Earl Grey Shortbread Sugar Cookies

For my birthday one year I ordered myself an earl grey cake with lavender swiss meringue buttercream from my good friend Maria at Grace and Honey Cakes. It

Pecan Turtle Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Confession time! I don’t really have a big sweet tooth. I know, I know! But I love baking, experimenting, and feeding people. However, I do LOVE anything with

Banana Bread Shortbread Sugar Cookies

My kid used to be obsessed with this YouTube show called Good Mythical Morning. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, imagine 2 nerdy comedian dudes,