Shamrock Mint Sugar Cookies

Here in Norfolk, we take St. Patrick’s Day seriously! The neighborhood where I live, Ocean View, has a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day parade every year. We’re talking bagpipes, step dancers, and lots of random people dressed in green from head to toe. We were even in the parade last year with the animal shelter where […]

Chocolate Covered Shortbread Hearts #FoodBloggerLove

Back at Christmas Allison gave me a HUGE recipe book with over 400 recipes for cookies, brownies, biscuits, and other desserts. I’ve been paging through it marking recipes to test and experiment with for a while now. With Valentine’s Day coming it, I thought that this would be the perfect time to test one I […]

Chocolate Coconut Oil Cookies

I’m having a bit of a love affair with cocoa lately… Back in October, Rodelle was a blog sponsor here on The PinterTest Kitchen for #Choctoberfest, and they sent us some high-quality Dutch processed baking cocoa to test out. Oh mama, was that stuff good! This post is not sponsored by Rodelle in any way… […]

Chocolate Orange Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

I love the flavors of chocolate and orange together, especially around the holidays. It always makes me think of Terry’s chocolate oranges (YUM). I always thought chocolate and orange was a weird combination, but my dad liked the chocolate oranges. One time, I tried a slice and OH MAMA I was hooked ever since! I […]

Nutty Florentine Cookies (Gluten-Free) #FBLCookieExchange

I love this time of year. When I was a kid, I can remember being SO excited about Christmas break. I was a pretty nerdy kid and liked learning, so it wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want to go to school. I just was always super excited for Christmas. I love seeing people’s faces when […]

Holiday Gingerbread Spritz Cookies #FBLcookieexchange

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s #FBLcookieexhange time guys! We food bloggers get together and exchange holiday cookies with each other. I received some really good ones in this year… Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies from Erin at The Spiffy Cookie Chia Eggnog Cookies with Rumchata Icing from Starr at Chicago Foodie Girl and Crystallized […]

Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies #Choctoberfest

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions are my own. It’s #Choctoberfest this week and I couldn’t think of a better time to share this recipe from my childhood that has been past down from generation to generation. Nowadays you can find whoopie pie recipes for any flavor imaginable. While red velvet is one […]

Mammy Heckert Caramel Icing Cookies

You know those recipes that are handed down in your family from generation to generation? This is one of our family’s oldest recipes! Mammy Heckert (my great grandmother) was known for these homemade caramel icing cookies. So much that our family simply calls these Mammy Heckert Cookies. Actually, the whole town where we grew up knows […]

M&M Cookies

If you know anything about us Boyer women, you know we love a good cookie recipe. Growing up, my mother (Sharon) often had some sort of homemade cookies in the house… even if they were hidden away so we didn’t attempt to eat them all in one sitting. It was actually pretty rare to have store bought cookies […]

Chocolate-Dipped Butterfinger Shortbread Cookies

This month, I’m joining the Fantastical Food Fight, which is run by one of my favorite fellow food blogger, Sara from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. Sarah chooses a different theme every month and all the bloggers playing alone create a recipe. You can find out more here. December’s theme is SHORTBREAD, which got me excited, […]

The Ultimate List of Wine and Cookie Pairings

Every year, we make dozens and dozens of Christmas cookies for gifts and parties. Our family is kind of known for it. My mom is the original cookie lady, but Jess and I are definitely cookie ladies in training. 🙂 Since my mom works at a winery, and we all enjoy wine, we often gift […]

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Christmas is right around the corner. Are you looking for a quick and easy cookie to make  for a party or just need another cookie for your cookie trays? These chocolate caramel cookies are perfect. All it takes is a Devils Food cake mix, eggs, canola oil, and a bag of mini rolos. What is […]

2016 #FBLCookieExchange Holiday Cookie Roundup

This is our first year running a holiday cookie exchange with Sarah from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. It’s been great meeting new bloggers and tasting delicious cookies! Here is the full list of recipes from the participating bloggers… not a bad cookie among them! An InLinkz Link-up If you’re a food blogger who wants to […]

Gluten-Free Frosted Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies #FBLCookieExchange

I love making piles of Christmas cookies every December! Every year, our blog participates in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but this years the organizers decided not to host a swap… so our #FoodBloggerLove group on Facebook decided to run of a swap of our own. Everyone donated money to charity as an “entry […]

White Chocolate Butterscotch Cake Mix Cookies #FBLcookieexchange

I absolutely love this time of year… the music, the friends and family, the decorations, the presents, and the food, including the cookies!!! During the holiday season, we all do a ton of baking. I love making plates of holiday cookies to share with friends and family. Participating in the Food Blogger Love Cookie Exchange makes this […]

Quick and Easy Honey Ginger Cookies

I am a sucker for trying new, interesting ingredients that aren’t too weird. You know, like I don’t want sardines in my cake… but honey granules? Count me in! Also called “honey powder,” these little crystals give you all the flavor of honey without the sticky mess. They’re perfect in tea, but as soon as […]