Mocha Toffee Bars – 12 Days of Cookies

Mocha Toffee Bars Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 11 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I can’t believe it’s almost over. I had my eye on these mocha toffee bars because I adore chocolate and coffee together, and after making and enjoying them I’ve converted Michael as well. He even asked if we could add these to our annual… 

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Bourbon Balls – 12 Days of Cookies

Bourbon Balls Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 10 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I have to say that I almost didn’t make these bourbon balls because they seemed more like a confection than a cookie to me, except for the fact that they start with a whole bag of Oreos. Yes, crushed chocolate Oreos make the base… 

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti – 12 Days of Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 9 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I was craving biscotti, one of my very favorite cookies. These beauties combine cranberries and pistachios for a red and green festive look and taste. These are like traditional Italian biscotti which don’t use butter and they are not soft and crumbly. They are… 

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Cloudt’s Pecan Treats – 12 Days of Cookies

Cloudt's Pecan Treats Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 7 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and the cookie of the day is pecan treats from Cloudt’s in Atlanta. Pecan bars are a Southern delicacy, kind of like eating pecan pie on a shortbread crust, and these are absolutely to die for. Michael kept mumbling “wow” with a mouthful of pecan… 

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Coconut Bars – 12 Days of Cookies

Coconut Bars Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We are halfway through our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I chose something familiar, the coconut bars from 1953. I had these many times while growing up, but I’ve never made them myself and I felt it was high time to do so. They made me feel so very retro I wanted to… 

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Fig Cookies – 12 Days of Cookies

Fig Cookies Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I chose to make fig shortbread cookies from 1964. They don’t look like much, but I think they have a perfect shortbread texture, slightly dry and crumbly, and they have pecans, one of my favorite nuts. The figs are ground up in the food… 

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Cajun Macaroons – 12 Days of Cookies

Cajun Macaroons Cookies - Andrea Meyers

A few weeks ago I came across a very cool commemoration of Gourmet magazine’s favorite cookies from 1941-2008. They chose their favorite cookie from each year, made them again and shot photos, then posted the recipes exactly as they had been originally written. As it turns out, I wasn’t the only food blogger who enjoyed… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts, and Sage

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts, and Sage - Andrea Meyers

Side dish or dessert? I remember the first time I ordered a side of roasted acorn squash in a restaurant, and I commented on how it was more like dessert than an entree. The restaurant served it with butter and brown sugar, and I had no need for dessert after enjoying that treat. Though I… 

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Brown Sugar Cake with Prunes and Apples

Brown Sugar Cake Recipe with Prunes and Apples - Andrea Meyers

This week marked the end of the first quarter for school and the teachers had work days to prepare report cards and attend staff development. Oh, how I remember those days! Even though I was an early adopter of electronic grade books—I kept all my grades in ClarisWorks spreadsheets on my first Mac—I always had… 

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