35+ Super Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes – 2014

35+ Holiday Cookie Recipes - cookingontheweekends.com

There is a cookie here for everyone.  Everyone.Soft and chewy, chocolaty and decadent, light and airy, crisp and fruity, smooth and creamy, sweet and salty, gluten-free and nutty, unique and traditional, and spicy and rich.Lovely with coffee, unbelievable for breakfast, a scrumptious snack, delightful with tea, … [Read more...]

Super Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cokie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I have a lovely friend, Joelle, who I met at the Tae Kwon Do studio, where both of our kids take classes.  We watch the class (when our kids are doing something cool, anyway), and talk about food.Joelle is a foodie, and told me last week she's been on a quest for a super chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.  She … [Read more...]

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Nutella-ish Gluten-Free Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

These gluten-free cookies are full of the goodness of chocolate and hazelnuts!  You'll think you're eating Nutella right from the jar, though it's not even an ingredient.Please don't worry about the "ish."  These cookies are full of hazelnut-chocolate deliciousness and are very reminiscent of what I eat with a … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Raisin (Chocolate Chip) Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin (Chocolate Chip) Cookie Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

I wanted to be okay with just the raisins and oats . . . . but I really wasn't.I soaked the raisins and started gathering the other ingredients.  As I moved around the kitchen, I tried to stop thinking about it and move on . . . . but I couldn't.I just wanted to warm up the oven and stay home . . . . but I … [Read more...]

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Cranberry Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking On The Weekends

I think I have a problem.  I think it's a good problem, though.As soon as I hear good (or bad -- but hopefully not!), news about a friend or family member, I'm immediately thinking about what kind of cookies I'll make them.Seriously, someone could be mid-sentence telling me whatever the news is, and I'm … [Read more...]

Meringues: Mocha, Vanilla Chocolate Chip & Double Chocolate Chip

Double Chocolate Meringues | Cooking On The Weekends

I think there's a  secret to making a meringue cookie a perfectly enjoyable treat.Of course they must be pretty and taste delicious - that is no secret!So what is the secret? Double Chocolate Chip Meringues They must, must, be one bite!  Not two, not three -- just one, pleasant pop in the mouth.  I'm known to … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pink Anthuriums and Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake Recipe


You're not the only one who thinks of baking banana bread when you have too many, too ripe, bananas in the house -- but, have you ever thought about baking banana cake!?This Gluten-Free Banana Chcolate Chip Cake is so incredibly delicious, rich and sweet, that it doesn't require frosting.  This makes it appear more … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Jupiter’s Beard and Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Sometimes I buy a bag of trail mix specifically for any pieces of chocolate it might include.(And by "sometimes," I mean "always.")The last time I was eating trail mix, my husband said, "I don't know why you don't just eat a bag of chocolate."Well, the reason is quite simple:  I feel better about my … [Read more...]

Lychee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Lychee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I'm having a bit of a love affair with lychees right now.If you tried a sweet, fresh, melt-in-you-mouth lychee, you would be, too!  I even just love to look at them -- they are so beautiful!Like most fresh fruits at the peak of their season, lychees are absolutely delicious on their own.  However, if you know … [Read more...]

Caramelized Banana-Coconut-Chocolate Chip Muffins {Gluten-Free Recipe}


You know that I adore a lovely brunch, right?  Well let's make it a gluten-free brunch this weekend.  And not just because -- but because that way my oldest son and husband can partake in all of it!I think the best gluten-free treats, are those that are inherently gluten-free.  So I try to develop my gluten-free … [Read more...]