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Crunchy, Spicy Gingersnap Cookies

Crunchy, spicy, and yummy are all words used to describe a good gingersnap cookie.  While my hands-down, favorite cookie is a gooey chocolate chip cookie I occasionally crave a spice cookie, like gingersnaps or  this molasses cookie .  This gingersnap cookie is a winner.  It's easy to make and will be a favorite in your recipe rotation. Did you know the gingersnap cookies we make in the United States are related to ginger cookies made in the United Kingdom and Scandinavia? Traditional Gingersnap Cookie Recipe ( This post contains affiliate links.  I will be compensated when you make a purchase with these links.) Gingersnaps Cookies In the U.S., gingersnaps are usually drop cookies with lots of cracks on the surface.  That's exactly how I like them.  Those found in other countries may be thinner and sliced.  The Lebkuchen, a traditional German cookie, and the pepparkakor, from Sweden, are often cut into festive shapes.  My gingersnaps are round. These gin

Chinese Chicken Wings

Fans of chicken wings are always in search of a new wing recipe.  There are many tasty chicken wing recipes around, but this recipe for baked Chinese chicken wings is the one I settled on as my signature wing recipe. I've been making this recipe for chicken wings for many years.  It is adapted from a recipe I cut from a newspaper when I was first married.  This recipe has survived the test of time and still, it remains a favorite in my family. The Best Chinese Chicken Wings This post contains affiliate links.  When you shop using these links I received a small compensation. Chinese Chicken Wings You can start with either fresh or frozen chicken wings. When you buy fresh chicken wings, you will most likely get whole wings in packages of approximately three pounds, or more.  You will need to separate the wings using your best knife.  I like to use my favorite santoku kitchen knife for this task. Be sure whatever knife you choose is strong and sharp. You'll fin

Lemon Pudding Cakes

When the chill of winter is getting you down and you are longing for warmer days, a sunny lemon dessert may brighten your day. Truth be told, lemon has always been a favorite flavor and these Lemon Pudding Cakes have become a favorite way for me to indulge my love of all things lemon. I think you'll like them, too. Individual Lemon Pudding Cakes This post contains affiliate links. When you use these links to shop I receive a small compensation.  Lemon Pudding Cake I love these lemon cakes because I'm a huge fan of little individual cakes, whether cupcakes or chocolate lava cakes. It's fun to make a special cake for each person and I'm always a fan of the forced portion control that results as well. This is a straightforward recipe.  The ingredients are simple, and like me, you may already have them in your kitchen. Flour, salt, egg, lemon, milk, and sugar. Don't you love it when you don't need to run to the grocery store to make something yum

Best Ever Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

One of my all-time favorite cookie recipes is my sugar cookie with buttercream frosting recipe.  This recipe makes a delicious sugar cookie that is sweet, but not too sweet.  These cookies have a tender, cake-like texture that pairs perfectly with a buttercream frosting.  They are a nice alternative to those famous buttercream-topped sugar cookies sold by Cheryl's Cookies.   My Recipe for the Perfect Sugar Cookie with Buttercream Frosting This post contains affiliate links.  We receive a small compensation when you shop using these links. Best Ever Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting While there may be very good reasons to order cookies online, it is easy to make attractive, colorful and delicious sugar cookies with buttercream frosting at home. I love that you don't need to be fussy with your decorating to make these cookies attractive and perfect for any occasion.  I love them from Valentine's Day, but you'll see from the pictures that these cookies