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Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Gluten-Free)

We have been doing a lot of baking this holiday season, both gluten-free and regular. Our most recent creation was this coconut macaroon recipe which is delightfully gluten-free, a surprise to me. I thought coconut macaroons usually had flour in them, but when Allie and I made these coconut macaroons last week, there was no flour in them whatsoever. Allie and I love to cook together, and this was, of course, a fun experience. In fact, the recipe is so easy that she was able to do most of it all by herself, and she’s only 5!    Print Recipe Coconut … Read more

Lemony Slice and Bake Cookies

lemony slice and bakes

  I am not usually a fan of lemon desserts. There’s no reason in particular, I just prefer the creamy sweetness of chocolate or cheesecake to the tart sweetness of lemon. However. I participated in a cookie swap at my MOPS group last month. My favorite cookie from the whole event was a very small cookie drizzled with a thin glaze. The cookies were sweet and tasted like grapefruit to me, so I was shocked when my friend said they were simple lemon cookies. She proceeded to explain exactly she made them. Simple indeed. I have to pause also to … Read more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Knowing I wouldn’t be doing it this year, Joe said he wanted to try baking with Christmas cookies with Grace this year. I raised my eyebrows from the couch, but he didn’t see. It’s probably best that way. After a busy Saturday (visiting Santa at Hershey’s Chocolate World and at Bass Pro Shops, without every actually talking to him), Joe and Grace spent Sunday baking. I, on the other hand, had a blissfully quiet and restful weekend. Around noon on Sunday, I left the couch to take a nap in my bed. Life is all about variety, right? When I … Read more

10 Uses for a Cookie Sheet

cookie sheet

My Grandma has five or six cookie sheets. Sure, she uses them to bake cookies, but what else can you do with one? 10 Uses for a Cookie Sheet Freeze individual foods. When we have a glut of fresh fruit, we freeze it to use later. Unfortunately, if you put a pint of raspberries into a zip-top bag and freeze the bag, you’ll end up with a mass of frozen berries. Instead, we spread the fruit (cherries, berries, orange slices, or whatever) out in a single layer on a cookie sheet. A few hours later, after it’s is completely frozen, … Read more