Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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Sometimes I randomly get an idea for a recipe, so I Google it and use the first thing that pops up on the search list.  I don’t know what i actually had in mind when I Googled “healthy pumpkin cookies” but the first thing that came up from Sally’s Baking Addiction sounded good enough. And I already had most of the ingredients so my search for healthy cookies ended as soon as it begun.

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The BEST Thumbprint Cookies

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I need to practice “filling” the thumbprints. Badly.

For my family Pre-Passover dinner, I volunteered to make dessert. My mom makes the best Matzah ball soup that I’ve ever had and a mean brisket so I was glad to leave the cooking to her and stick to baking cookies!

I wanted to try something from How to Eat Everything but ended up getting stuck on the idea of thumbprint cookies. So too Google I went to find out how Mr. Bittman makes them. This is his cookie recipe, but the fillings he suggested were way beyond my family’s comprehension. Most of them like good old fashioned chocolate with nothing fancy added. But I was feeling a little daring and made a few salted caramel cookies, too (which were MORE of a hit than the plain chocolate–it was a shocker, trust me).

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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These are the easiest and best peanut butter cookies I have ever made. It’s been a while since I made peanut butter cookies, or at least ones worthy of sharing on this blog, but these are cookies that everyone who loves baking cookies/loves eating cookies should know! The recipe is too easy and they taste too amazing not to try this one at least once.

The recipe is from the Five Ingredients Fix show on Food Network. I had my doubts,  but the reviewers all seemed to love the cookies, so I gave it a try. And now, I have a new go-to cookie recipe. The absence of flour makes the peanut butter flavor really come through, and the sea salt on top is the perfect touch.

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Pignoli Cookies

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Making pignoli cookies for your Valentine…not the quintessential Valentine’s Day dessert, but I think that makes it even more special! I could have whipped up a red velvet cake no problem,  but this was a true baking challenge and was more than worth it when he couldn’t stop eating them throughout the night!

I don’t know from a pignoli cookie. I’ve only tried them one time and it was at one of the best bakeries in Philadelphia: Isgro’s, so I knew mine wouldn’t be nearly as good as their’s. But I’m told by my pignoli cookie lover that they were amazing nonetheless. So in my mind, this was a success, even if they didn’t turn out quite like the traditional Italian cookie.

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