Orange Shortbread with Fleur de Sel

“COOKIES ARE MADE OF BUTTER AND LOVE.”  Norwegian Proverb

Orange Shortbread with Fleur de Sel | From My Sweet Heart

My absolute favorite cookie in the world is shortbread.  They are so easy to make and so pure in flavor.  These cookies are light and buttery, with a simple sweet flavor.  It’s a pretty classic recipe, with a few little twists.  And one slight change for the sake of necessity and what I had in my pantry. . . . . [Read more...]

Black & White Biscotti

IT’S NOT HOW MUCH WE GIVE BUT HOW MUCH LOVE WE PUT INTO GIVING.”  Mother Teresa

Black and White Biscotti | From My Sweet Heart

I think for those of us who love to bake and cook; what we produce is usually made with love.  Passion is usually the common ingredient in every recipe.  But when we give food as gifts, I think we take extra care in making sure that our end result is as special as the recipients.  Since I have this mad passion for making sweet things, I tend to give food as gifts all year round.  Biscotti is one of the easiest and most practical things to gift.  It really keeps well for a longer period of time, which is perfect if you are putting these in the mail! 

I found this recipe for Black and White Biscotti on the King Arthur Flour website and I just LOVE them!   Sweet vanilla and deep, rich chocolate always pair well together.  Add a sprinkling of sugar and they are ready for dunking! 

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Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

“BLESSED IS THE SEASON WHICH ENGAGES THE WHOLE WORLD IN A CONSPIRACY OF LOVE.”  Hamilton Wright Mabie

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts | From My Sweet Heart

There is a conspiracy going on all right!  And it’s happening at the Chocolate Party!  Led by the amazing, talented and creative Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking; my fellow bakers and I have conspired to add mint to our chocolate!  Truthfully, I am more of a mellow mint girl.  Spearmint and wintergreen are about all I can handle.  But who can resist peppermint at this time of year?!  So I decided on these rich, moist, chocolate cake donuts with a sweet, fudgey,chocolate peppermint glaze and strewn with chunks of crunchy, chopped peppermint bark!  Conspire to make these for someone you love, here’s what you’ll need to do. . . . . [Read more...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Time for Baked Sunday Mornings!  Only today, it’s a No Bake Sunday Morning!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies | From My Sweet Heart

Do you have any quirky things about food, what kind of food you like, or how you will eat it?  For instance, I LOVE peanut butter!  And I like peanuts!  But I hate chunky peanut butter!  What?!?  Weird, I know!  But that’s me!  I am really not a huge fan of ‘no-bake’ sweets, unless we are talking about ice cream.  So I can’t even say I am familiar with the classic form of a peanut butter no bake cookie.  But the ingredients for this one intrigued me.  Crunchy peanut butter and cocoa and oatmeal all mixed up with milk and sugar and butter!  How did I work around that pesky crunchy peanut butter? . . . . . [Read more...]