Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Cookie

Can we bottle that wonderful aroma filling the air! As every baker prior to me reported, these are some of the best smelling cookies! Espresso Chocolate Shortbread cookies were brought to us this week by Donna of Life's Too Short Not To Eat Dessert. Two thumbs up, Donna! The smokiness from the espresso and hints of bittersweet chocolate make these cookies a real winner! Dorie's right, why not a cup of coffee with these babies!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart

Back from vacation and trying to get back into the groove. Tough one! Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart... hmm.... It smells wonderful, but I'm leary to try it. You see, I'm not big on the custard stuff. I did cop out and use nectarines. The pits were so big that I mutilated them and just placed small sliced pieces all over.

I've read some great entries about this dessert, so I will be fearless and give it a try. Even if it's already 11:00 p.m. This weeks choice comes from Rachel of Sweet Tarte. Her tart is lovely.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gingered Carrot Cookies

Well, I have to say that by the time I got to my fourth cookie these grew on me. You say, four cookies? I know. I guess I had my sights on a carrot cake cookie since carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes. This is literally a carrot cookie with lots of extras. These cookies are just the right size too. Guess that's why I ate four!!! This week's recipe was selected by Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina. Make sure you check out her site!