Molasses Spice Cookies

When it’s cold outside, you need something warm inside. These crunchy-soft molasses cookies are spiced with the holy trinity of winter baking spices:  cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.   With a molasses-tinged, soft buttery heart, these are my one of favorite winter time treats.  Enjoy. Molasses Spice Cookies 1 cup (8 oz) white sugar 2 sticks (1…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

An all-American classic – Chocolate Chip Cookies.  These are soft in the middle and crunchy on the edges. I make mine with lots of California walnuts, and Guittard semi-sweet chocolate chips.  A tip for best texture is to watch them carefully at the end of the baking time.  You want them to be golden on…

Fresh Lemon Bars

Lemons are ripe here in California, and the trees in my neighborhood are loaded with beautiful, yellow gems.  Here’s a recipe for luscious, tangy-sweet lemon bars with a buttery crust.  Enjoy! Fresh Lemon Bars Makes 24 bars For the crust: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups (10 oz) flour 2 TB…