Mayan Brownie Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350*. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (I use chocolate chips for ease). Stir often. When fully melted, add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Whisk until completely combined. Let cool slightly…

Flowery and Buttery Goodness

If you don’t like lavender or don’t have access to food grade lavender, omit it.  Pulverize 2 teaspoons dried lavender (with a mortar and pestle, blender, or food processor). Cream this together with 1 cup unsalted butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2 cups all purpose…

Graham’s Cookies

To be clear, these cookies are not cookies Graham made. Rather, these are cookies that his sweet sister makes a version of and I was determined to create a from-scratch version. These have less oatmeal than the originals, but that means you can sneak them to people that “don’t eat oatmeal cookies.” Cream together 1/2…

Orange, Earl Grey, and Matcha

Madeleines are cookies that most folks find impressive but are secretly really easy to make. They are also among my favorite cookies. Of these three recipes, the orange are my favorite! Preheat oven to 375. With a mixer, beat together one egg, 2 teaspoons milk, 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, and a pinch…