Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh out of the oven these cookies are gooey, delicate and delicious. You might think they’re not done, but they are. Let these gooey cookies sit on the baking sheet to cool and finish baking (since the baking sheet is still hot) and you will be very happy with the results. The next day, they’re…

Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

We are going vegetarian for the entire month of February! We’re still eating eggs and dairy, just no meat, including fish. I’m also using this month to try recipes I’ve bookmarked months (no, years) ago! It’s time. How will we feel? What will we think? Only time will tell. Each week we’re going to blog/vlog…

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

If you combined pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin muffin tops, you’d get these cookies. I’m not sure how that hybrid works, but they’re cookies nonetheless, and they are delicious! Beware: they’re chewy, flavorful and addicting. As you begin to think ahead to Thanksgiving, consider adding these cookies to the mix. I know pies are the usual…

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Orange Pecan Cookies

I introduce to you my new favorite cookie. It is a jumble of goodness all mixed together in 1 1/2 inches in diameter, baked for 9 minutes then thoroughly enjoyed by all. Seriously y’all, these aren’t your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies (no offense grandma). These are the type of cookies that you’ll create memories with…

Oatmeal, Apricot and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bring these to your next spring picnic and people will love you. Apricot and white chocolate chips? Believe it, friends, they are two peas in a pod. Since I posted on apricot scones, many people suggested combining apricots with dried cranberries. I will definitely do that next time, but for now, I suggest everyone enjoy…

Coconut Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Spring is right around the corner, but here at casa de Voila (I may have just combined two different languages), we’re ready for summer! To welcome in the warm weather, we celebrated with some tropical-influenced cookies. Half the batch had coconut, chocolate chip and pecans, while the other half had dried pineapple, coconut and pecans….

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Recognize that placemat and napkin? Yes, this photo and the roasted tomato soup were taken on the same day — I admit! And here’s another secret: there’s nothing in that mug! It’s all for photography’s sake. Now that you have the inside info, here’s the open-secret: you can never have too many chocolate chip cookie…

Chocolate Coconut Walnut Cookies

Impromptu baking moments yield the best results. For example, this cookie. I opened my cabinet, finished off a bag of dark chocolate and white chocolate chips, folded in some coconut and who doesn’t like a little crunch in their cookie? One google search, a few 10-minute batches later we chowed down on these deliciously soft…

Spiced Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Did you know that a box of Harris Teeter butter offers a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies? It’s amazing what’s out there if you just look. Who knew that of all the chocolate chip cookie recipes, this one would provide such a soft, rich and chewy outcome. It’s also a basic recipe so you…

Gingerbread Cookies

It’s my first Christmas in my first apartment with James with our first real Christmas tree. I’m learning how to celebrate this new holiday that will now be constant in my life and in my house during the holiday season. One item that seemed “Christmas-y” to me was ginger bread cookies. Not the snappy cookies…

A Party My Mom Would be Proud Of

My parents are the king and queen of throwing parties. Growing up we always were celebrating something. Our Hannukkah party was the party of the year for our family; celebrating every year for 24 years! In helping my mom cook and prepare for a party with usually 60-80 people in attendance, I like to think…

Buttery Jam Cookies

Aha! Day Three! Tomorrow we’re having a potluck picnic at work. I wanted to bring something tasty but easy on my part. I was perusing food blogs and found a goldmine! ‘The Canadian Baker‘ offered this little diddy and they’re delicious! I amended the recipe a bit, but the original is here. These are fluffy,…