Bizcochuelos are anise-based cookies that taste great with a cup of coffee or tea. They’re traditional Mexican treats that are typically made around the holidays, but I make these year-round because they’re so light and delicious!
They’re very thin, small, crunchy cookies that are great for snacking on and they’re perfect for dunking in milk.
Spiced very lightly, they’ve got a touch of cinnamon and not a hint of blandness! (more…)
A while ago I posted a recipe for I guess what you could call classic snickerdoodle cookies. They’re easy to make, a bit on the thin side, and are super delicious.
Well, this recipe is quite similar to the first one; they’re both snickerdoodles, so all the same flavor is there, but these are, as the title suggest, fatter and fluffier. Without having an undercooked center, these are naturally tall and soft.
If you compare the recipes, the main difference about these is that they have milk in the batter. Most cookies don’t have any liquids other than eggs, but some creamy whole milk allows these to stand above the rest. (more…)
Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorites: soft and crisp, sweet and cinnamoney. My snickerdoodle cookie recipe was among the first couple of recipes ever posted on this blog and they have continued as a favorite in my house. And after I made snickerdoodle cupcakes, it seemed obvious that snickerdoodle muffins would be an amazing recipe as well.
When I made this recipe, I realized that it was no mistake. Just like the cookie, these are soft and buttery on the inside, slightly crisp on the outside. They have that perfect blend of cinnamon and sugar.
And, baked in the oven, the sugar-cinnamon mixture caramelizes on top of the muffin, giving it an extra little crunch. (more…)
Whenever I make snickerdoodle cookies, I am amazed at how many people have actually never had one before.
By the time I got around to making these snickerdoodle cupcakes, I was pretty certain that this would be the first time for everyone trying them (it was actually even the first time for me).
That being said, I decided that this is definitely a recipe to keep. Just look at that smooth, creamy frosting!! (more…)
A lot of people make banana bread when their bananas begin to over-ripen. I love banana bread, but sometimes it can be just a bit boring. So if you’re like me, looking for a bit more of a sweet treat, try this super amazing and delicious banana crumb cake!
As you can see in this little diagram I have going in the picture above, this banana cake contains apple sauce bits baked right into it, a delicious, buttery crumble topping, and a sweet glaze to top it all off.
I’m honestly not sure if banana cake can get better than this. (more…)
Want a healthy way to make fancy your simple breakfast? Then you must try out this recipe for baked apple pie oatmeal!!
I am a huge oatmeal fan, and some mornings I simply mix slices of apples into my bowl of already-cooked oats, but that does not compare at all to this amazing recipe!
Out of the oven, you get a smooth, milky, creamy bowl of oats, amazingly crunchy and soft apples, and, with this recipe, tasteful spices. (more…)
Yes, I realize that it’s January and by now many people have grown tired of pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon in all their desserts, but this is a must-have recipe throughout your winter.
Plus, with all the terribly cold weather we’ve been getting in the midwest and east coast, lightly spiced desserts like this one really do seem to warm you up.
And this has been one of the best coffee cakes I’ve made in a while (though I’m not quite sure this one has topped the Apple Crumble Cake I made this past fall). (more…)
Yet another apple recipe, but in all honesty, this is probably the best one yet. This cake has just the right amount of fluffiness, a perfect balance of sweet and salty crumbles, it topped with a light cinnamony glaze, and has a delicious apple crunch!
This cake is great for any occasion too: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert. Bring it to a picnic or bake it for a formal dinner: everyone will be sure to wipe their plates clean! (more…)