Olive Oil-Cacao Nib Gelato Sandwiches with Chocolate Rye Cookies

Rich, creamy, delicately flavored ice cream ¬†sandwiched between chewy, chocolate-y cookies¬†might just be the best thing that ever happened to dessert. In my not-so-humble opinion, home-made ice cream is the ultimate summer indulgence. There is something special about ultra creamy, perfectly soft ice cream, and the addition of olive oil really takes it over the…

Healthier Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you probably know that cookies and brownies are my baking weakness. There is something special about fresh from the oven, buttery, chewy, gooey baked goods, and I personally count the humble chocolate chip cookie as dessert heaven. Because I derive so much pleasure from making and…

Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Delicious Standby

Happy Friday! I don’t know about all of you, but I am really looking forward to the weekend. We have had a streak of amazing weather in Utah, and I really look forward to my not-freezing-cold long runs. I am especially excited to re-fuel after my long run with a superbowl feast. I’ve seen lots…

Whole Grain Ginger Apple Cider Biscotti

Its easy to feel like we don’t have enough time during the holidays. Between work, shopping, catching up with friends, and Christmas parties, you can begin to feel a bit frantic. When I am particularly busy, sometimes the best thing I can do is stop running around like a madwoman and have a cup of…

Molasses Pumpkin Cookie Sandwiches

Dessert is by far my favorite course to prepare. In the past, I have enjoyed constructing fancy cakes, but over the last few years my tastes have migrated towards simpler things- crisps, custards, home-made ice cream, and above all, cookies. Chocolate chip cookies have long been a favorite, closely followed by snickerdoodles, molasses cookies, and…

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Cookies

I hope that everyone’s week is off to a good start. Its going to be a rainy one in Leipzig, and it coincides with the highest mileage training week for my November marathon. I trained for my first marathon during one of the rainiest Vermont summers I can remember, and at the time running 18,…

Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maybe all of these beer recipes are getting a little redundant, but these cookies are amazing. You don’t taste the oatmeal stout in these, but it adds a really nice flavor, and complements the generous dash of vanilla. Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite dessert, and it’s usually best not to tinker with…