Homemade cookies – AB Sweets http://ab-sweets.info/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:46:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ab-sweets.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-120x120.png Homemade cookies – AB Sweets http://ab-sweets.info/ 32 32 The Truth About the Classic Peanut Butter Cookie Hatch Pattern https://ab-sweets.info/the-truth-about-the-classic-peanut-butter-cookie-hatch-pattern/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:35:00 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/the-truth-about-the-classic-peanut-butter-cookie-hatch-pattern/ Neither Schenectady’s Gazette nor Pillsbury’s Recipes explained why the fork marks were necessary when making peanut butter cookies, but that didn’t stop people from blindly following the step (via Grub Americana). This led The New York Times to seek answers from readers in 1979 and publish the results in an article titled “The Fork and […]]]>

Neither Schenectady’s Gazette nor Pillsbury’s Recipes explained why the fork marks were necessary when making peanut butter cookies, but that didn’t stop people from blindly following the step (via Grub Americana). This led The New York Times to seek answers from readers in 1979 and publish the results in an article titled “The Fork and the Cookie”. Proposed answers included speculation that the peanut butter in cookie dough prevents it from spreading like other types of cookies would, while others suggested that the fork marks allow the surface to crisp better.

The Times ended up settling for a much simpler explanation: the pattern differentiates them from the chocolate chip cookies in the cookie jar. However, Betty Crocker argues otherwise. The bakery company shared that the reason had to do with the consistency of the dough. Because peanut butter cookie dough is dense, using a fork helps flatten it into the ideal shape and thickness, allowing it to bake evenly. Whether you trust this explanation or the one offered by The New York Times, it seems like it’s worth adding the hatches either way. It looks good, and it will make a tastier cookie.

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How to make chocolate cookies https://ab-sweets.info/how-to-make-chocolate-cookies/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 12:12:02 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/how-to-make-chocolate-cookies/ This week already brings us to fall. This week always takes me back to 20 years ago when my dear mother passed away so suddenly. She died on September 17 but was in Blue Springs, Missouri at the time of her death. The funeral did not take place until September 23. My mother wrote this […]]]>

This week already brings us to fall. This week always takes me back to 20 years ago when my dear mother passed away so suddenly. She died on September 17 but was in Blue Springs, Missouri at the time of her death. The funeral did not take place until September 23. My mother wrote this column for 11 years, and after her death I started writing. Joe and I had six children at the time and Joseph was 8 weeks old. Where have all the years gone? Time does not stop. I have many precious memories of my sweet mother. She far surpassed me in cooking and baking.

Yesterday we did laundry and I had everything hanging outside, then I heard thunder in the distance. I gradually took off the clothes as they dried, but the storm was getting closer and closer. I hung what was suitable from the ropes on the porch, then brought the rest in baskets inside. We didn’t have too much thunder and lightning, but a little rain. After it was over, I hung what was wet outside again. I could have left it outside in the rain, but the towels were half dry, and even though it was more physical work, I decided to take them off until after the rain. All laundry was dry and could be folded and put away overnight.

I really hope I can one day get these clotheslines that you can put on your porch ceilings and fold up when you’re done using them. On rainy days, when you don’t have a heater in the house, it would be so nice to hang the laundry there. We have a large wraparound porch which would be ideal for this.

Daughter Loretta and baby Denzel came here for the day. She brought their tomatoes and I had several five gallon buckets from my garden that my son Joseph had picked the day before. We canned 30 liters of tomato juice for Dustin and Loretta of All Tomatoes. Loretta started washing and cutting the tomatoes while we did the laundry. She was happy when Dustin came home from work and helped her. It will be a good supply for them this winter.

My hot pepper plants are busy again, so I’m going to have my son Kevin pick the peppers this week and put them in jars. Raised beds make it easier for Kevin to help pick vegetables.

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What are Moravian cookies? https://ab-sweets.info/what-are-moravian-cookies/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:54:00 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/what-are-moravian-cookies/ The sweet tradition began in North Carolina’s fifth-largest city during the Roaring Twenties. Wilkerson Moravian Bakery in Winston-Salem (known simply as Salem back then) has been baking batches of its aromatic, spicy, and legendary desserts for generations. In 1925, a man named Dewey Guy Wilkerson started a bakery with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law. Then, in […]]]>

The sweet tradition began in North Carolina’s fifth-largest city during the Roaring Twenties. Wilkerson Moravian Bakery in Winston-Salem (known simply as Salem back then) has been baking batches of its aromatic, spicy, and legendary desserts for generations. In 1925, a man named Dewey Guy Wilkerson started a bakery with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law. Then, in 1930, he built his business, and the Wilkerson family continues to carry on the family legacy today as Wilkerson Moravian Bakery. The savvy entrepreneur paid close attention to which products sold best and found that the finer he made his specialty cookies, the more his customers loved them. The recipe for Moravian cookies has not changed much over the years and they have become a symbol of pride and love, especially during holidays.

In 2019, ABC11 reported that House Bill 394, which committed Moravian cookies to be established as the official cookie of the Tar Heel State, was introduced. As the bill said, “It is appropriate to recognize the positive impact the Moravians have had on the culture of the state by adopting the Moravian cookie as the official cookie of the state of North Carolina.” The result? The crispy ginger-clove infused cookie has been adopted as North Carolina’s sweetest emblem, according to Our State. And it was all made possible by a group of fourth-grade students from Brooks Global Studies Extended-Year Magnet School and their social studies teacher, John Phillips.

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Birdy cookies and back to school | Sweet Basil and the Bee – Chico Enterprise-Record https://ab-sweets.info/birdy-cookies-and-back-to-school-sweet-basil-and-the-bee-chico-enterprise-record/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 10:31:44 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/birdy-cookies-and-back-to-school-sweet-basil-and-the-bee-chico-enterprise-record/ It was a sad labor day for us. I lost my sous chef, Birdy, our beloved chocolate lab. She was always under my feet in the kitchen, sometimes dozing, but more often sitting and watching my every move. She was so curious that I joked that she must have been a chef in a past […]]]>

It was a sad labor day for us. I lost my sous chef, Birdy, our beloved chocolate lab. She was always under my feet in the kitchen, sometimes dozing, but more often sitting and watching my every move. She was so curious that I joked that she must have been a chef in a past life. She was curious about the ingredients and I let her taste the ones that were safe for her. She eagerly took everything I offered her until I offered her a slice of lemon.

After that, she was always careful to sniff and give a test lick before committing to a full mouthful.

She was older, 12, and walked like an old lady, which made her a perfect companion for me, but the most amazing thing about her was her beaming smile. She smiled with delight at everyone who passed by, and if you didn’t know dogs and missed her happily wagging tail, you’d swear she was about to attack you. She loved the park, King’s Creek, the beach, lying in the middle of a party with people swirling around and fresh tennis balls!

She was a lady, polite and never causing a row. She ate slowly, leaving some in her food bowl for Georgie and the cats, barked deeply but not often, and never farted. She watched the chickens and snuggled up the cats and Georgie when it was cold. We will all miss her terribly.

She spent her youth in the rice paddies, happily chasing rabbits and blackbirds, wading through ditches, and sleeping in Carl’s van while he went about harvesting or planting.

Growing up, it was too difficult to get in and out of the van, so she stayed home and shared the kitchen with me. She was my watchdog, my companion and food critic. If she had still been with us this weekend, she would have licked the beaters for those back-to-school cookies and smiled approvingly.

They could be breakfast cookies

Dorie Greenspan’s recipe makes about 36 cookies.

Greenspan’s Notes: “A comforting soft, not very sweet cookie with almost all the ingredients for a morning meal: wheat germ and oats, fruit, eggs, honey and coconut.

This recipe goes on and on with ingredients, but the cookies are delicious and maybe good for you and your loved ones. Enjoy a couple with your first cup of coffee and see if that doesn’t calm those after-school grunts.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup moist dried apple slices, cut or coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chewy raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 ¼ cup old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cook)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup) sugar
  • Finely grated zest of an orange or 2 mandarins
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter cut into pieces at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut, flaked sweetened or shredded unsweetened

Directions: Position the racks to split the oven in three and preheat to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Even if your fruit is soft and plump, it will enhance the flavor of these cookies if you dip them quickly: combine the fruit in a large bowl, cover with very hot tap water and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

In another large bowl, whisk together rolled oats, both flours, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.

Put the sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl that you can use a hand mixer in and add the citrus zest. Using your fingers, rub the ingredients together until the sugar is moist and fragrant. If using a stand mixer, install it with the paddle attachment. Add the butter and salt to the bowl and mix on medium speed until soft and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each entry. If the mixture looks curdled, continue, it will even out soon. Beat in the honey and vanilla, again ignoring any curdling. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl, turn mixer off and add flour mixture all at once. Working on low speed, mix only until all the dry ingredients are partially incorporated, then stir in the coconut and dried fruit. Don’t overdo the mix; get the ingredients mostly mixed together, then give the dough a few turns by hand with a spatula.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out even portions of the dough or use a tablespoon for rounded dollops and place on the baking sheets leaving about 2 inches between mounds. Lightly press down on each mound with your fingers.

Bake for 17-19 minutes, rotating pans up and down and back and forth after 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown and feel set when gently pressed. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

Jasmine Smith’s recipe makes about 36 cookies.

Notes from Smith: “Cakes, small and warmly spiced, these moist pumpkin cookies are the gooey treat we all need this fall. Each cookie is small enough to disappear in just 2-3 bites, making it the mini pick-me-up you can snack on any time of day. The bourbon glaze on top not only adds maple notes, but it also helps sweeten things up. Skip the bourbon if you’re making them for back-to-school, and substitute the water or milk with an alcohol-free glaze. After making them, I thought they would be just as good dipped in a bit of melted bittersweet chocolate.

Cookie Ingredients:

  • ½ cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (from a 15-ounce can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (about 8 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of table salt

Maple Bourbon Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (about 6 1/2 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of water, as needed
  • Additional ingredient – finely chopped toasted pecans

Instructions for Cookies: Preheat oven to 375 degrees with oven racks in the top third and middle positions. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add egg; beat until completely blended, about 15 seconds. Add pumpkin and vanilla; beat until just combined, about 30 seconds.

Whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds. Using a tablespoon of cookies, drop the dough, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Gently flatten the dough with the back of a spoon.

Place two of the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake until the cookies are set and lightly browned, about 12 minutes, rotating the baking sheets between the top and middle racks halfway through baking. Let cookies cool completely on baking sheets, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place a remaining baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake the remaining cookies for 12 minutes; let cool completely.

Instructions for Maple Bourbon Glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, bourbon and maple syrup in a small bowl. Whisk in water 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency of frosting. Dip top of each cookie in frosting; return to baking sheet, frosting side up. Immediately top evenly with pecans. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Super Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies

Chris Kimball’s recipe, adapted by Kim Severson makes 4 dozen cookies.

This version of my childhood favorite features extra crunchy peanut butter and a can of salted roasted peanuts chopped into the batter and sprinkled on top. Salty, sweet, crunchy, what more could a girl ask for? Maybe a glass of cold milk.

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) salted butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup extra crispy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

directions: Set the oven rack to the lower center position. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Put aside. Place the peanuts in a food processor and process until you get a thick breadcrumb texture. Put aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer or by hand, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides if necessary. Then beat in the crunchy peanut butter until fully incorporated, followed by the eggs and vanilla. Gently stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture. Stir in ground peanuts until incorporated.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop the dough onto the sheet in dollops a little larger than a golf ball, about two inches apart. Dip a fork in cold water then press the back into the dough, repeating to make a crisscross.

Bake until the cookies are puffed and lightly browned around the edges but not the tops, 11 to 12 minutes. They won’t look fully cooked. Cool cookies on a cookie sheet until set, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Tip 1: Cookies can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Tip 2: Rather than baking dozens of cookies at once, put about half the cookie dough in a freezer-zip bag and freeze for one of those days when you want cookies without all the work, thaw in the refrigerator and continue with the pastry recipe. Works for many cookie dough recipes. Date and put the time needed for cooking as well as the oven temperature on the outside of each bag.

Homemade cookies love an after-school treat as much as a smiling dog – happy fall!

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A professional baker examines grocery store chocolate chip cookies https://ab-sweets.info/a-professional-baker-examines-grocery-store-chocolate-chip-cookies/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 16:06:21 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/a-professional-baker-examines-grocery-store-chocolate-chip-cookies/ I usually bake my own cookies – but sometimes a craving sets in and you just want to buy some from the store. I have chocolate chip cookies from Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, and Costco to review. Alana Al Hatlani As a professional baker, I’ve probably baked thousands of chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Chocolate chip […]]]>

I usually bake my own cookies – but sometimes a craving sets in and you just want to buy some from the store.

I have chocolate chip cookies from Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, and Costco to review.

Alana Al Hatlani


As a professional baker, I’ve probably baked thousands of chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

Chocolate chip cookies were also one of the first things I learned to make as a kid and I’ve since spent a lot of time refining my own recipes for different versions of classic, chewy and soft to crispy and lacy.

So, of course, I have strong opinions about what makes a good chocolate chip cookie.

I don’t like them too sweet, which usually happens when there isn’t enough bitter but balanced chocolate folded into the batter. Soft centers and crispy edges are ideal, but there are certainly many different views on cookie texture.

Although I usually make large batches of my own dough to store in the freezer on a rainy day, I also understand that when a craving strikes, you want a store-bought option that will satisfy.

So I tried chocolate chip cookies from the bakery section of four national chains near me in Seattle – Costco, Kroger, Safeway and Walmart. Here’s how they stacked up.

At Costco I bought a pack of 24 cookies for $8.99.

costco cookies in a plastic container

Costco chocolate chip cookies seemed packed with chocolate.

Alana Al Hatlani


I could tell at first glance that the chain’s cookies – its Kirkland Signature brand – were loaded with 1/2 inch chocolate chunks.

The cost of each cookie came out to just 37 cents. Notably, however, Costco’s bakery is only accessible to members for in-person purchases. Wholesaler memberships start at $60 per year and come with many special discounts and perks.

The surface of the cookie was a wavy texture filled with nooks and crannies of chocolate.

costco chocolate chip cookie

Costco cookies looked really good.

Alana Al Hatlani


Textually, they were soft in the center with slightly firmer edges – but, overall, they’re ideal for those who like soft, chewy cookies.

The cookies also had a pleasant and prominent vanilla flavor. I also liked their golden color, which could indicate that there is more brown sugar in the batter. The other cookies I tried were paler.

Safeway’s cookies were the crispiest of the bunch.

Safeway chocolate chip cookie on plate

Safeway’s cookie was super sweet.

Alana Al Hatlani


The center of the cookie was soft, but the thinner edges had a nice snap. That said, the cookie didn’t have much of a chew.

In terms of chocolate, these were somewhere in the middle of the pack. They had a decent amount of chips but weren’t loaded with them. The chocolate chips in the cookies also fell on the sweeter side.

Overall, the cookie was a low note, turning out to be just plain sweet. Not unpleasant, but not the best cookie on the market either, in my opinion.

A 16-pack of Kroger cookies cost me $3.50 with a store card (or $5.49 without).

cookies in a plastic container

Kroger’s chocolate chip cookies were under the Fred Meyer label.

Alana Al Hatlani


The cookies I received at Kroger were labeled with Fred Meyer, a local northwest chain owned by Kroger. Although Fred Meyer and Kroger merged in 1998, some stores and items – like these cookies – still represent the Fred Meyer brand.

At first glance I could tell they were filled with lots of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

With my card, each cookie was only 22 cents. Without it, they cost 34 cents each.

All in all, I think you should head to the bakery section of Costco for chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate chip cookies from safeway, kroger, costco and walmart on a metal tray

Costco chocolate chip cookies were my favorite.

Alana Al Hatlani


As a professional baker who bakes chocolate chip cookies daily, I felt Costco’s cookie came closest to tasting homemade.

The soft texture, vanilla flavor and chunky dark chocolate chunks set it apart from the rest.

My local Kroger’s Fred Meyer cookies were a close second place. Walmart’s version was a little too sugar cookie-like to me and Safeway’s was a little short. But, really, it’s hard to go wrong with a cookie from any of these chains.

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Mixed reactions surround the reopening of Makeda’s homemade butter cookies https://ab-sweets.info/mixed-reactions-surround-the-reopening-of-makedas-homemade-butter-cookies/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 03:09:00 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/mixed-reactions-surround-the-reopening-of-makedas-homemade-butter-cookies/ MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) — After closing shop following the shooting death of famed rapper Young Dolph on Saturday, Makeda’s homemade butter cookies have welcomed customers back. “I’m excited about it; it has been a mainstay of the community for many, many years. I remember eating it when I was a little girl,” said Makeda’s Butter […]]]>

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) — After closing shop following the shooting death of famed rapper Young Dolph on Saturday, Makeda’s homemade butter cookies have welcomed customers back.

“I’m excited about it; it has been a mainstay of the community for many, many years. I remember eating it when I was a little girl,” said Makeda’s Butter Cookies customer Melissa Bampo.

Joshua Thomas, another customer of Makeda’s Butter Cookies, added: “They’ve got cookies back up and running, I think they’re going to do a lot of business today, so I feel like that’s a perfect thing.”

Dozens of customers stopped by to buy what they say is the best butter cookie in the world, chocolate chips, banana pies or just to say hello.

“A lot of workers here treat you like family. It’s a good neighborhood spot and like I said, I mostly missed the chocolate chip cookies,” Thomas said.

The store closed for ten months after one fateful November night bullets shattered its glass, killing famed rapper Young Dolph in a drive-by shooting.

The memorial grew for months as people from around the world added flowers and keepsakes.

This is why the reopening of the place, according to some, should have remained a memorial site arouses resentment.

“They should have gone somewhere else,” said Gwendolyn Dorsey, a former client. “To me, here is sacred, they took a good person from this store. His spirit is here, they shouldn’t have opened up here until the investigation was completed.

Despite the mixed emotions some may have, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies said they were here to stay.

“The community asked us to come back. The city of Memphis has stood strong with us, and despite all the negativity we’ve received online and all the threats, I think my parents made a really good decision,” said Raven Winton, COO of Makeda’s Butter. Cookies. “It was difficult for them to make a decision, but I’m very proud of them.”

Sunday, September 18 will mark Makeda’s 23rd anniversary.

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20 almond flour cookies (+ easy gluten-free recipes) https://ab-sweets.info/20-almond-flour-cookies-easy-gluten-free-recipes/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:57:10 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/20-almond-flour-cookies-easy-gluten-free-recipes/ If you fancy a new batch of almond flour cookiesI have you covered. From chocolate delights to fruity treats to holiday classics, these cookies are utterly delicious! Do you want to save this recipe? Enter your email below and we’ll send the recipe straight to your inbox! Note: JavaScript is required for this content. When […]]]>

If you fancy a new batch of almond flour cookiesI have you covered.

From chocolate delights to fruity treats to holiday classics, these cookies are utterly delicious!

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you’re craving something sweet, it’s hard to say no to cookies.

And with almond flour, you can make soft, crumbly cookies packed with decadent flavor.

It has a mild, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with ingredients like chocolate, fruit, or nuts.

They make little gems of delight to satisfy your guilt-free sweet tooth.

So take a break from your day and indulge in these delicious homemade cookies.

Crispy, chewy and sweet, these Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies are wonderfully delicious.

They feature a crumbly, buttery cookie base filled with jam in the middle.

Each bite delivers sweet, decadent flavors that will drive your sweet tooth crazy.

These hearty little packets of goodness are seriously addictive. You have been warned!

Want to please your drooling friends and family? These Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies will do just that.

The crispy crust contains a chewy, gooey center filled with chocolatey goodness.

It’s a healthier alternative, so you can feel good about finishing the whole batch!

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So dunk it in milk and devour this treat like you’re Cookie Monster.

This cookie recipe is something you can’t afford to miss. It’s so easy to make and only takes three ingredients!

It has a soft, chewy texture without the need to add eggs and butter.

And did we mention how good they taste?

We’re talking about the rich flavor of peanut butter, hazelnut almond flour and the sweetness of maple syrup. It’s a trio of heavenly delights!

These Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies are the best you’ll ever have.

They’re warm, gooey, and full of that perfect crunch that only comes from a freshly baked cookie.

And the richness of the chocolate will make your mouth water.

Try these Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies and you’ll never go back to the old version again.

Fill your home with the warm, comforting aroma of freshly baked cookies with this recipe!

These almond flour snickerdoodles are everything you could want in a cookie.

They’re soft, crumbly, and packed with melt-in-your-mouth indulgence.

They’re perfect for parties or for those days when you need a pick-me-up treat.

Enjoy them warm out of the oven for maximum indulgence!

These sugar cookies are so soft and tender you’ll think they’re just a dream.

Almond flour imparts a sweet nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the warmth of vanilla.

You can top them with fluffy icing and some candies for a fun presentation.

Every bite of these cookies feels like biting into a cloud of sweet bliss!

Craving cookies but trying to watch your diet? These keto white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are perfect!

They’re light and sweet with a satisfying bite of shredded coconut and macadamia nuts.

White chocolate chips add a sweet, rich taste for a sweet treat.

They’re low in carbs but high in protein and healthy fats for an indulgent guilt-free treat.

Nothing beats the warm, fuzzy feeling of eating ginger cookies on a cold winter day. And this recipe does the job perfectly!

The deep, peppery flavor of ginger perfectly balances the sweet taste of almond flour.

And what is a gingerbread cookie without molasses? It adds an extra depth of flavor with some health benefits.

They’re perfect for when you want something to snack on while watching your favorite vacation movie.

These are chewy, chunky treats that will remind you of the holiday heat with every bite.

Are you a cinnamon candy lover and trying to stick to a low carb diet?

These keto cinnamon shortbread cookies are just what you need!

These cookies are so good you’ll wonder how such a thing was possible without sugar.

But it all depends on the ingredients: butter, almond flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon and stevia.

They come out of the oven perfectly crispy and crumbly with tons of amazing flavor.

I love cookies. But sometimes I don’t have the time or the energy to do them.

That’s why these chocolate almond flour cookies are so awesome!

With just four ingredients, you can whip up a chocolatey treat that will please your sweet tooth.

The best part? These cookies are not only delicious, but they are also super healthy!

Rolled oats, chocolate and almond flour in one package? It’s like a dream come true.

And this recipe is just what it takes to make that dream a reality.

These soft and chewy cookies feature rolled oats, cashews and chocolate chunks for a delicious bite.

The best part about these cookies is that they are healthy and gluten free. They almost taste like a cheat day treat.

Have you ever had a cookie that crumbles deliciously in your mouth?

Made with wholesome ingredients like almond flour and maple syrup, these cookies are a feast for the senses!

These are deliciously light, buttery and crunchy cookies with perfect sweetness.

Coconut and almond in one tasty package? Yes please!

These delicious, chewy Coconut Almond Cookies are like a trip to dessert wonderland.

A bite of this treat and pure delight will greet you.

They’ll make you feel like you’re eating a cookie straight out of your favorite bakery.

What if you could make cookies using just four ingredients and still taste like a dream? Thanks to this recipe, it is possible!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are easy to make and totally delicious.

They’re made with rich cocoa and decadent peanut butter in an almond flour base.

This recipe calls on the healthy sweetness of maple syrup for a guilt-free treat!

These almond flour cookies are a little slice of heaven. They are crispy, crunchy and perfectly sweet. They will leave you satisfied without guilt.

This simple treat is made by mixing apples and almond flour with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

The apples make it super moist and fluffy so you don’t miss the eggs.

Every bite feels like you’re getting away with something nasty, but they’re actually good for you!

Oh, the joy of biting into a fluffy French macaron with a phenomenal burst of sweetness.

It’s like biting into a cloud of sweetness that will take your taste buds to the moon.

This recipe features almond flour, which makes this classic dessert velvety smooth and delicious.

I’m not going to lie: making macaroons can seem daunting at first. But once you understand, you will do it for all occasions!

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat for any fall day.

Made with almond flour, pumpkin puree and fall spices, these cookies are an absolute delight.

They are sprinkled with chocolate chips for a classic touch of sweetness.

They are a little sweet, a little nutty and very fun to eat.

Get the taste of your favorite candy bar, but in a healthy cookie!

These Twix Fingerprint Cookies are perfect if you want to indulge in your favorite treat.

It’s a healthy, keto-friendly alternative that allows for worry-free indulgence.

Buttery Crumbly Shortbread Cookies are the perfect container for a decadent caramel topping.

They are topped with a rich drizzle of chocolate for added sweetness.

Looking for a healthy, sweet treat to convince kids to eat oats and fruit? These delicious blueberry cookies will do the trick!

The combination of oats, bananas and almond flour creates a healthy cookie dough.

They’re sprinkled with whole blueberries for an explosion of sweet, juicy flavor.

I love pairing them with a glass of milk so I can dip the cookies in them.

Trust me, you’ll love the way they crumble in your mouth when you take a bite of them.

These light lemon and sweet almond flour cookies can make your day brighter and sunny!

It’s not just the almond flour that makes these lemon cookies so delicious.

The tangy zest of lemon also pairs perfectly with the warm flavor of vanilla.

Best of all, they’re topped with a sweet lemon-citrus glaze for added deliciousness.

These cookies are so good you’ll have to make a double batch!

Almond Flour Cookies
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Peanut Butter Protein Cookies: Healthy Protein Snacks https://ab-sweets.info/peanut-butter-protein-cookies-healthy-protein-snacks/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 21:44:15 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/peanut-butter-protein-cookies-healthy-protein-snacks/ The main component of peanut butter cookies, peanut butter, gives them their name. The dough is pricked with a fork to create the “cross” shape on top of the light brown cookies. The phrase “necessity is the mother of innovation” was meant to be for peanut butter cookies. Peanut butter cookies were created in America […]]]>

The main component of peanut butter cookies, peanut butter, gives them their name. The dough is pricked with a fork to create the “cross” shape on top of the light brown cookies. The phrase “necessity is the mother of innovation” was meant to be for peanut butter cookies. Peanut butter cookies were created in America and have been around since the early 1900s, according to the oldest records. Following a major boll weevil invasion on cotton around this time, educator George Washington Carver fervently began to urge farmers to abandon the crop.

To combat this infestation, Baker advocated the use of peanuts, noting their health benefits. To further support his position, he developed a collection of recipes, many of which had peanuts as an ingredient. In this newsletter, How to Grow Peanuts and 105 Ways to Prepare It for Human Consumption, peanut butter cookies are first documented. According to the recipe, peanut butter was still not made from crushed peanuts. Later, in the late 1920s, peanut butter began to replace crushed peanuts. However, peanut butter cookies later became a popular snack for many people around the world. A multitude of techniques can be used to consume the adaptive cookie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of your choice, I used shelf stable natural peanut butter – see notes if using refrigerated/dripping nut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut or light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder (36 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Preparation method:

  1. Your oven should be preheated to 350 degrees F. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet.
  2. Combine peanut butter, coconut sugar, salt, egg, egg white and vanilla essence in a medium bowl. Quickly mix the ingredients together until well combined. Add baking soda on top. Combine protein powder and coconut flour using a rubber spatula. Although it may seem quite dry at first, the mixture will continue to come together as you swirl and press. Add the chocolate chips and mix.
  3. At this point, assess your dough as the moisture content may differ depending on the type of nut butter and protein powder you are using. It should be a bit sticky but not completely mushy. Add extra protein powder if you want a harder dough. Sprinkle a little milk (or almond milk) over the mixture for a looser batter and, using a spatula, fold in until the batter comes together.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet you prepared using a small cookie scoop or spoon (you will have 12-14 cookies total). Because the cookies will not spread but will puff up during baking, gently flatten the tops of the cookies with your fingertips.
  5. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown and are dry to the touch, but the centers are still a bit mushy. Do not overcook! The cookies should cool on the baking sheet for three minutes before being immediately moved to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Due to the substitution of whey protein and coconut flour for wheat flour, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies are naturally gluten-free. These handmade peanut butter protein cookies are moist and soft. 7 grams of protein, 112 calories and low carb! Made with vanilla whey protein, a flour-free and gluten-free dish. Instead of spending money on premade protein cookies, try this simple recipe.

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10 Vegan Bakeries That Deliver Cakes And Cookies With Fall Flavors https://ab-sweets.info/10-vegan-bakeries-that-deliver-cakes-and-cookies-with-fall-flavors/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/10-vegan-bakeries-that-deliver-cakes-and-cookies-with-fall-flavors/ For those following food trends, fall unofficially begins with the ever-earlier arrival of Pumpkin Spice Latte, among other warm, cozy and delicious flavors. PSL, an iconic caffeinated cult drink in its own right, seems to be arriving earlier every year. For many, it signals the time to bake pumpkin cakes, cookies, muffins and more as […]]]>

For those following food trends, fall unofficially begins with the ever-earlier arrival of Pumpkin Spice Latte, among other warm, cozy and delicious flavors. PSL, an iconic caffeinated cult drink in its own right, seems to be arriving earlier every year. For many, it signals the time to bake pumpkin cakes, cookies, muffins and more as a way to balance out the chilly weather. But sometimes we just want the warm, fuzzy feelings that come from delicious fall treats without having to make them ourselves. Fair, right? So we searched for vegan bakeries that deliver fall cakes and cookies and found desserts made with pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, cranberries and all the flavors of fall.

Maya’s cookies

1 Maya’s cookies

Gourmet vegan bakery Maya’s Cookies is shipping its fall-themed vegan cookie tin nationwide. This six-pack contains two of each flavor. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chips are everything you love in a cookie that’s crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside with an infusion of fall spices. The Chai Snickerdoodle Cookie amps up the sweetness and spiciness of a classic snickerdoodle by incorporating a rich blend of chai spices and dairy-free white chocolate. Finally, the Apple Crumble cookie starts with a brown sugar paste base, stuffed with homemade applesauce and topped with a buttery crumble.
Learn more here

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2 Karma Baker

When this popular, allergen-friendly baker decided to put her fan-favorite cakes in jars, our hearts skipped a beat. The result is a portable, ultra moist, and adorably individualized cake for one. For pumpkin season, she fills jars with layers of tender gluten-free pumpkin spice cake, sweet chai frosting and a silky vanilla swirl topped with a smiling gingerbread cookie. Expedition orders come with four jars. Technically, they keep for 10 days in the fridge, but our desire is for a much shorter period.
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3 Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen

Yvonne was an early adopter of cake shipping nationwide. The concept seemed impossible to us, until we ordered one for ourselves and were amazed to receive a delicious, completely intact cake. She celebrates fall with her Vanilla Spice Cake covered in Sunflower Date Caramel (aka dulce de leche), Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Ganache, and Vanilla Buttercream. Our question to Yvonne: how soon can you ship it to us?
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4 Fat Badger Bakery

Fat Badger Bakery’s annual fall dessert box is filled with fall cookies. This box of 12 contains three each of the Sesame Tahini flavors; oatmeal with dates and walnuts; caramel glazed apple; and Blondies stuffed with cranberries, coconut, chocolate chips and nuts. It’s a wonderful birthday present for a lucky person who was born in the fall, but we wouldn’t hesitate to order a box for ourselves either… Okay, maybe we’d share a little.
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5 HaleLife Bakery

This award-winning vegan and gluten-free bakery also excludes soy, nuts and peanuts from its menu. Owner Laura McCutcheon and her son, Taylor, both have celiac disease, so she sought to create an oasis for delicious, allergen-free food. For fall, HaleLife Bakery is offering a Pumpkin Cookie Dough Cupcake. Above, it’s pictured next to Pumpkin Bourbon Donut and Caramel Macchiato Donut. That’s enough to get anyone excited about the shorter days and cold weather.
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6 Vegan treats

Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA is famous for its gram-worthy desserts, all of which are dairy-free, egg-free, and honey-free, of course. Her dark orange pumpkin cakes are covered in whipped cream cheese frosting and decorated with tiny pumpkin pies. It’s perfect for any fall birthday, holiday, or get-together just because. Although the bakery delivers nationwide, we suggest trying the vegan soft serve ice cream if you visit the physical store.
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seven The taste of Tubby

This vegan cookie is made with Jamaincan-inspired flavors, which include warm spices you’ll find in many fall desserts: ginger, molasses, cinnamon, clover, and nutmeg. The result is Tubby’s Taste’s Island Spice Cookie, a sweet and spicy fall treat with flavors that complement a chilled glass of your favorite dairy-free milk. It has a soft texture, so be sure to dip it in quickly!
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8 Virtual Hungry Bunny Donut Shop

Cake donuts count as a cake, right? Of course they do. The Falling For You Dozen dessert box at this 100% vegan digital donut shop signals chilly mornings and sweater weather ahead. It’s packed with four fall donut flavors. The Koko Pumpkin features a chocolate donut covered in a pumpkin spiced glaze. The other three flavors include: Crisp Cider (apple cider donut rolled in cinnamon sugar), Conjuring Corn (popcorn donut, vanilla glaze, and hot corn) and the Weeknder (maple donut, glaze and tempeh bacon pieces). Pair it with coffee for the perfect breakfast.
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9 Mo’Pweeze Bakery

This Denville, NJ-based bakery is vegan, kosher, and free from the top 10 allergens, including sesame. Pumpkin Apple Bread is a dense cake made with chickpeas and rice flour, along with real pumpkin, apple, and lots of cinnamon. Add some of the bakery’s gluten-free vegan treats, such as decadent brookies or apple cider donuts. Take it to the next level by serving it with a scoop or two of vegan vanilla ice cream.
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ten sinful bakery

Cranberry and orange is a classic fall flavor combination that doesn’t get enough love, in our humble opinion. That’s why we love that Houston’s Sinfull Bakery offers a soy-free, vegan-friendly cranberry orange cookie. Also order the double chocolate cookies while you’re there. And, you’ll find a more extensive menu if you ever find yourself in Houston. In-store options include monkey bread, bread cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and Pop-Tart style pastries.
Learn more here

Of course, we also support buying vegan desserts with fall flavors from a local bakery, if you’re one of those lucky people who lives nearby.

For more vegan candy guides, read:
25 accidentally vegan cookies
27 Vegan Pumpkin Spice Products Worth Buying
The Essential Guide to Starbucks Fall Drinks

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Where to eat in Visalia: JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog, Crumbl Cookies https://ab-sweets.info/where-to-eat-in-visalia-jojos-grill-a-dog-crumbl-cookies/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 20:00:14 +0000 https://ab-sweets.info/where-to-eat-in-visalia-jojos-grill-a-dog-crumbl-cookies/ There are several new Visalia restaurants guaranteed to satisfy whatever cravings you’re looking to satisfy, whether it’s sweet, savory or a new brunch. Here are some of the businesses in the city that have recently celebrated grand openings: Crumbled cookies Crumbl Cookies is a bakery that offers its customers the sweetest of treats – daily […]]]>

There are several new Visalia restaurants guaranteed to satisfy whatever cravings you’re looking to satisfy, whether it’s sweet, savory or a new brunch.

Here are some of the businesses in the city that have recently celebrated grand openings:

Crumbled cookies

Crumbl Cookies is a bakery that offers its customers the sweetest of treats – daily fresh cookies – perfectly packaged in a pink box.

The bakery offers a rotating menu of cookies; however, their signature milk chocolate chip cookies are still on sale. On the menu this week, milk frosting with Fruity Pebbles, French toast, glazed oatmeal, almost all the bagel and the classic pink sugar cookies.

If you plan to visit the new Visalia store at 3839 S. Mooney Blvd., be prepared for a wait as long lines have persisted since the store officially opened. The store offers delivery and collection in store.

Crumbl Cookies is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and the store is closed on Sunday.

Mountain Mikes Pizza

South Mooney Boulevard is the new home of Visalia's third Mountain Mike's Pizza.  The restaurant offers its customers handmade pizzas

South Mooney Boulevard is the new home of Visalia’s third Mountain Mike’s Pizza. The restaurant offers its customers handmade “mountain-sized” pizzas made with fresh ingredients, including its signature pepperoni.

The new 4,100 square foot spot features 10 big-screen TVs and an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, a private party room for up to 55 people, and an arcade.

The location is owned and operated by Visalia residents Harry Singh and Inderjeet Kaur Dhillon. The husband and wife duo also own the other Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurants in town.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza offers dine-in, take-out, and delivery options; however, pizzas can also be ordered using third-party delivery partners. The new location at 3103 S. Mooney Blvd. is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog

JoJo's Grill-A-Dog offers hungry customers 100% all beef dogs with no added nitrates, as well as hand-shaped, freshly baked buns, locally grown vegetables for garnishes, and home-baked potato chips.

JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog offers hungry customers 100% all beef dogs with no added nitrates, as well as hand-shaped, freshly baked buns, locally grown vegetables for toppings, and homemade potato chips.

Located off West Walnut Avenue and Akers Street, the restaurant offers what they call their “signature mojo sauce,” freshly blended daily using local ingredients, with no added preservatives.

If you’re not in the mood for a hot dog, JoJo’s offers Hawaiian-style shaved ice. The syrup is made from real pure fruit cane sugar.

JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog, at 5101 W. Walnut Ave. Suite B, is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Sunday to Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday. The store offers online ordering and pickup, as well as on-site dining.

Butter + Milk Biscuit Bar

Butter + Milk Biscuit Bar, a new family restaurant in town, offers its customers homemade cookies, sandwiches, burritos, tacos, coffee and more.  Located off Noble Avenue and South County Center Drive, Butter + Milk Biscuit Bar is Beachin' Biscuits' sister location in Pismo Beach.

Butter + Milk Biscuit Bar is a family restaurant and is the perfect early morning stop. The restaurant offers its customers homemade cookies, sandwiches, burritos, tacos, coffee and more.

A sister location to Beachin’ Biscuits in Pismo Beach, the restaurant specializes in Southern-style cookies, daily fresh gravy, and breakfast burritos. They also offer vanilla, caramel, lavender, hazelnut, salted caramel, and seasonal flavored coffee.

Butter + Milk Biscuit Bar, located at 3129 W. Noble Ave., is open daily from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and offers dine-in and take-out.

Lauren Jennings covers education and current affairs for the Visalia Times-Delta/Tulare Advance-Register. Follow her on Twitter @lolojennings. Get alerts and stay up to date on everything happening in Tulare County for as little as $1 per month. Subscribe today.

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