Oatmeal Lace Cookies | Swirls and Spice #glutenfree

Oatmeal Lace Cookies {Gluten Free}

Crisp, airy and elegant are not the first words you might associate with oatmeal cookies, but these cookies are delightfully different.  And they satisfy your sweet cravings with just a teaspoon of dough, which spreads into a lovely lace design when baked.   We are hosting a family gathering over this long weekend, and oatmeal lace cookies will be a great accent for the heaping … Continue reading Oatmeal Lace Cookies {Gluten Free}

Apricot Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten Free} | Swirls and Spice

Apricot Almond Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free}

As a lifelong chewy oatmeal cookie fan, these new cookies have me convinced that apricots are amazing in a cookie.  And when you toss crunchy almonds into the mix?  Triple win. If offered a choice between a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal cookie, I will pick the oatmeal every time.  Unless it’s a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie.  That just doesn’t sit right with me.  I’ll take fruit with my … Continue reading Apricot Almond Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

The first Christmas I made pepparkakor, my son, who we call “the eating machine,” snuck past me and secretly devoured most of a heaping plate full.  Probably about two dozen at once.  So be warned.  Baking these cookies is a risk.  Well worth it though! Surprisingly, I did not encounter these cookies as part of my Swedish family heritage.  Rather, I discovered them through a children’s Christmas … Continue reading Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

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7 Cookie Recipes Worth Making and Taking

December has arrived, and I haven’t started baking in earnest yet.  However I am okay with that.  Usually I can be found baking all through the twelve days of Christmas.  Our family runs on an academic calendar, so that’s often the time that works best.  The pace of life slows.  My kids are out of school and eager to help make and scarf down what we create together. If you think … Continue reading 7 Cookie Recipes Worth Making and Taking

Sweet Potato Pecan Cookies

This is the season for all things orange, and lately my seasonal ingredients have incorporated that warm and wonderful color.  Butternut squash went into a savory soup and pumpkin got tossed into a stick-to-your ribs fried rice.  But for the next installment I bring you something sweet from the oven: tender pecan cookies made with sweet potato.  Let baking season begin! These healthier treats make an ideal grab-and-go breakfast for cookie lovers like me.  Inspired by … Continue reading Sweet Potato Pecan Cookies

Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies

Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies

If you have sweet potato haters in your midst, make these cookies.  Just don’t tell them what’s inside until after they take a bite.  The joke’s on them, because they’ll want to keep eating these chocolate-dipped coconut cookies with caramel topping no matter what you say. When it comes to boxed cookies, I thought my days of indulging in Girl Scout cookies were over as … Continue reading Healthier Samoa Coconut Cookies