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Star Spangled Sugar Cookies

Our Star Spangled Sugar Cookies are a festive addition to any July 4th party menu! When it comes to summertime celebrations – July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. A lazy summer day spent relaxing with family and friends, eating great food, and finally – watching fireworks at night. Our hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts […]

Flour Bakery’s Chunky Lola Cookies

If you ever visit the Boston area – you really must plan a visit to the popular Flour Bakery + Café as part of your foodie itinerary. At any of the Flour locations in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, you’ll find fantastic freshly-made breakfast pastries, lunches, and desserts – including these Chunky Lola Cookies. Chunky Lola […]

Amaretto Biscotti

Anytime we need a quick and easy dessert – biscotti are usually one of the first sweet treats I think of to make.  Biscotti are crisp, twice-baked, oblong-shaped cookies or biscuits originating in the city of Prato, which is located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Aside from being very simple to bake, biscotti freeze […]

Lemon Ginger Poppy Seed Biscotti

I’ve found my new favorite biscotti recipe – these Lemon Ginger Poppy Seed Biscotti! And if you are a lemon lover like me – take one bite of these crispy cookies – and I think you’ll agree! In this delicious biscotti, a classic pairing of lemon and poppy seeds gets a wonderful punch of flavor […]

Chocolate Dipped Almond Fingers

We’ve been sharing lots of savory recipes over the last few weeks here on A Family Feast. So today, we’re changing things up with a delicious sweet treat – these Chocolate Dipped Almond Fingers. My husband Jack first made these cookies a few months ago for our holiday cookie tray, and I loved them so […]

Ginger Molasses Cookies with Cherry Cream Filling

I’ve often suggested to my husband Jack that he should be on an episode of the Iron Chef – or any of those television cooking competitions where chefs are assigned an ingredient, then challenged to come up with delicious, original recipes using it. Today’s recipe – these Ginger Molasses Cookies with Cherry Cream Filling – […]

Lemon Star Cookies

These Lemon Star Cookies are quite possibly some of the best lemony sugar cookies we’ve ever baked! We found the recipe for these wonderful Lemon Star Cookies over on Heirloom Meals where blogger Carole Murko credits this fantastic recipe to her neighbors Ruth Ann and Katie Galvin. (I sure do wish the Galvins were our […]

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies are a clever twist on the traditional sugar cookie recipe – and they are absolutely delicious! Thanks to some simple swaps – these Brown Sugar Cookies are so much more rich and flavorful than any other sugar cookie I’ve eaten. First, unsalted butter is melted and browned in a skillet before being […]

Christmas Crunchies

I don’t know why these are called Christmas Crunchies – these delicious little cookies are so good, they deserve to be eaten all year long! Christmas Crunchies are the perfect combination of crunchy cookie on the outside and chewy cookie on the inside. A simple sugar cookie batter is loaded with oats, corn flakes, shredded […]

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’ve held off long enough…these delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are our first new pumpkin recipe of the season! We actually made these fantastic Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies a few weeks ago and brought them over to a friend’s house for dessert. These cookies are so good – they were gone in minutes! […]

Stuffed Nutella Cookies

My husband Jack is sharing the inspiration behind today’s recipe for Stuffed Nutella Cookies.  Here’s Jack in his own words: Sometimes, I like to go into the kitchen, rummage through the cabinets, and just see what inspires me. Martha and I had just finished some recipe development for a client, and after that, I was […]

Crunchie Munchie Cookies

When “The Munchies” strike – which do you prefer?  A salty, crunchy snack or sweet, decadent treat? For me, it depends on the day – and sometimes, I really want both when I can’t decide what I’m craving! Good News: These Crunchie Munchie Cookies are a delicious salty-sweet combination that is sure to satisfy any […]

Cinnamon Chip Biscotti

Every few months or so, my husband Jack and I make a conscious effort to cook with what we have on hand in our freezer and pantry cabinets.  (If you’re a regular reader here, then you know that Jack calls these recipes “A.I.” – short for Available Ingredients!) Cooking with already available ingredients – or […]

Chocolate Malted Crinkles

At our house, I’m usually the one that does most of the dessert baking. But every once in a while, my husband Jack gets hit with the dessert-baking bug – and boy, am I thrilled when it happens! Such is the case the day that Jack decided to make these Chocolate Malted Crinkles! We were […]

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies

We developed these Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies as part of a sponsored post for General Mills and Shaws. #BeSnacksational When it comes to snacking…are you Team Salty? Or are you Team Sweet? Or maybe you’re Team Both – like me?! 🙂  Don’t worry – in my opinion, there is no wrong type of snack!! Today […]

Lemon Almond Tea Cookies

As much as I love gooey chocolate desserts – more often than not, I tend to gravitate more towards lighter, sweet treats such as these Lemon Almond Tea Cookies. This easy recipe was another discovery we found in my mother’s old recipe box. On the recipe card, my mother wrote “1897” next to the Lemon […]

Chai Sugar Cookie Squares

You asked for it – so we’ve got another recipe for you today that we made using our delicious Chai Spice Mix from earlier this month. These Chai Sugar Cookie Squares are rich, buttery and sweet – and another delicious way to get your chai spice fix! These Chai Sugar Cookie Squares are adapted from […]

Pistachio Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies

Winter is citrus season – and I absolutely love it! After eating rich and decadent foods during the holidays – I love a burst of lemon, lime and orange citrus flavors in my foods. These Pistachio Lemon Lime Shortbread Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for taste buds that are craving light and citrusy flavors […]

Christmas Rocks

This Christmas Rocks cookie recipe is another vintage recipe from my mother’s old recipe box. And – as has been the case with so many of the recipes from my mom that we’ve shared earlier on A Family Feast – Jack and I both get such a kick out of the recipe name! I really […]

Pumpkin Pecan Toffee Chip Cookies

This time of year, I really can’t get enough of pumpkin desserts! A few weekends ago, I had a craving – and I originally planned to mix up a batch of our very popular soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies which are a family (and reader) favorite! But – and this always seems to happen – […]

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

These delicious Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies have been waiting in the wings to share here on A Family Feast ever since last year! My husband Jack developed today’s easy cookie recipe last fall…we photographed the cookies…and then for some reason (which for the life of me I can’t remember) we never shared them with you.  […]

Orange Zucchini Cookies

I’ve been dreaming about these delicious Orange Zucchini Cookies ever since last summer! My husband Jack originally made these light and perfectly sweet cookies as a test batch when our garden was overflowing with zucchini. They were so good – we ate them all before we had a chance to photograph them to share here […]

Nanny’s Rum Raisin Sugar Cookies

When people find out that we’re food bloggers, my husband Jack and I are often asked if we eat all of the food we make to share here on A Family Feast. We do eat some of it of course, but we’re fortunate enough to live fairly close to Jack’s parents (you may remember us […]

Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

A few weekends ago we rented the movie, The Sound of Music, for my eight-year-old daughter. Emma had been singing the song, Do-Re-Mi around the house, and after telling her how much I had loved watching The Sound of Music as a child – I discovered that she had never seen it! So while Emma […]

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time… With Recipes!

When you have over 20 perfectly mouthwatering peanut butter and jelly stuffed recipes in one place, what time is it? It’s peanut butter jelly time, of course! This delicious peanut butter and jelly recipes collection is appropriate for kids of all ages. Now it’s time to ‘fess up… You’re singing that song now, aren’t you? […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt

Growing up, I remember my mom baking a classic four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that you can find all over the internet these days. Just four ingredients – peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla – and you have a delicious peanut butter cookie with a moist and perfectly crumbly texture! We all loved those cookies […]

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

My all-time favorite cookies in the world are chocolate chip cookies and growing up, my mom’s go-to recipe was always the classic Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe found on the back of a package of NESTLÉ’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. So it was no big surprise when we found this Toll House Chocolate Chip Cupcakes […]

Rookie Cookies

This recipe for Rookie Cookies is from my mother’s old recipe box – and like all of the older recipes we’ve been recreating from her collection – we try to research the origin or background of these old classic recipes whenever we can! So what a surprise…after doing a Google search on “Rookie Cookies,” we […]

Sicilian Twists (Infasciadedde)

Back a few months over the holidays, we experimented a bit with ‘pasta frolla’ – an Italian cookie dough similar to a shortbread. It’s very easy to make, extremely versatile (it’s great for cookies and tarts) and it is just a wonderful dough to work with! Since then, pasta frolla has become one of our […]

Healthy Golden Flax Breakfast Cookies

Our oldest daughter Courtney is a big proponent of ‘clean’ eating – the idea of eating whole and minimally processed foods. She is always introducing us to new ingredients and ideas when it comes to healthy eating! So a few months ago, while shopping at our local club store, we saw a bag of ground […]

Almond Malted Brittle Bars

We’re back today with another great recipe from my mother’s old recipe box – these incredible Almond Malted Brittle Bars – and we think this is one of the best recipes yet! My husband Jack has been happily browsing through my mom’s recipe box over the last few months for some new recipe inspiration – […]

Orange and Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

It’s Christmas Eve folks!  Are you ready?  Still need one last special dessert for your holiday dessert table?  Then how about our delicious Orange and Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle? We originally shared this recipe last year at Christmastime over on Your Homebased Mom, when we participated in a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange along with […]

Crispy Zaletti Cookies

I often joke with my husband that he must have been Asian in a previous life (read more here) based on his love of Asian cuisine. So if the same holds true for me – based on the foods that I absolutely love – I must have been Italian in a previous life! In particular, […]

Christmas Cornmeal Cookies

Still looking for something a little different to make this holiday season when it comes to baking cookies? How about these sweet and crispy Christmas Cornmeal Cookies! Our Christmas Cornmeal Cookies are a classic recipe that we’ve adapted from an old classic edition of the Joy of Cooking Christmas Cookies cookbook that my sister-in-law Pam […]

Pasta Frolla Christmas Jam Cookies

Pasta Frolla (Italian for “short pastry”) is a pastry dough that is used in many Italian recipes. It’s rich and buttery with a hint of lemon. While it’s often used in sweet recipes – like today’s Pasta Frolla Christmas Jam Cookies (as well as this recipe) – it can also be used in savory recipes […]

Italian Anisette Cookies

There’s something about Italian Anisette Cookies that is quintessential Christmas to me, as well as my husband Jack. Growing up, Jack remembers eating and loving these cookies as part of his Italian family holidays! And, although my family is Polish, every Christmas we’d visit my Aunt Bertha (who married an Italian guy) and she makes […]

Coconut Snowball Cookies

We’re so pleased to be sharing the recipe for these Coconut Snowball Cookies as part of Holiday Bake Craft Sew 2014 – where for 30 days, so many fantastic bloggers are sharing ideas for homemade gifts this holiday season! BAKE:  If you’re looking for an edible treat that you can give as a gift, then […]

Sugar Cookie Bars

Today’s recipe for Sugar Cookie Bars is one of those recipes to keep on hand as an all-purpose, go-to recipe that can be adapted for many different cookie bar variations! This is a perfectly-sweet sugar cookie bar dough that bakes up soft but still firm enough to cut into bars. We added Fall-inspired M&M’s (we […]

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you to OXO for providing us with a complimentary set of the baking tools featured in this post, and for making a donation to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer on our behalf.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. #OXOGoodCookies On any given day, my husband Jack and I look at each other and say how […]

Pretzel Cookies

I mentioned last week that Jack and I have been going through my mother’s old recipe box – recreating a few of the recipes we found to share here on A Family Feast! The recipe for these Pretzel Cookies is one of those recipes that immediately caught Jack’s eye as we went through the box […]

Saigon Cinnamon Ginger Cookies

It’s not often that my husband Jack sets out to bake some cookies!  I’m usually the one that makes the desserts and other baked goods (except for breads – that is one of Jack’s specialties!).  So I was pleasantly surprised when Jack told me that he wanted to bake these Saigon Cinnamon Ginger Cookies! These […]

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

During the cold weather months, the churches in our town take turns opening their doors to homeless men by providing them with a home cooked dinner, and a warm place to sleep for the night.  As part of that ministry, our church asks parishioners to volunteer to cook and serve the meals – and for […]

Orange Ricotta Cookies

Classic Italian foods always seem to make an appearance on our family table at the holidays.  For my husband Jack and his big Italian family – of course, that makes sense!  But for me – coming from a large Polish family – in between the pierogi and the stuffed cabbage that was always served at […]

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

This year – for the first time – we’ve joined bloggers from around the world for the 2013 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  Our contribution was this delicious recipe for Chocolate Almond Biscotti! It’s a lot of fun (not to mention a great way to sample some delicious cookies) – but even more importantly, this […]

Iced Gingerbread Cookies {Virtual Cookie Exchange}

I am so thrilled today to introduce you to my guest blogger, Roxana, from one of my favorite blogs, Roxana’s Home Baking!  We are both participating in a fun Virtual Cookie Exchange along with twelve other bloggers, each sharing a delicious cookie recipe on their site.  You can find links to 14 different cookie recipes […]

Halloween Thumbprint Cookies

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just a few weeks away, and for us, it’s the time of year when we start doing some serious holiday baking! My daughter loves to bake with me – in fact, I think she enjoys the baking ‘process’ more than eating the finished product! Emma will take one […]

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Ever since this past winter when our daughter Emma was selling Girl Scout cookies with her Daisy troop, I’ve had a craving for the Lemonades flavored Girl Scout cookies – a flavor that I tried for the very first time this year!  Our troop’s ‘Cookie Mom’ Melissa, mentioned that her family absolutely loved them – […]

Spritz Cookies

As part of our post today, we at A Family Feast are participating in Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook, an online gathering of bloggers joining together to honor those impacted by last week’s horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Like so many others, our hearts are breaking for the victims and their loved […]

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

We first made this recipe for Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti a few years back and it’s become an annual tradition to make these around the holidays ever since!  The sweet-tart flavors of the dried cranberries and salty crunch of the pistachios are perfectly balanced by the sweet vanilla-almond biscotti cookie.  In fact, this cookie is so […]