Because I don't use preservatives in my cookies, they are best eaten within a few days of baking. Ask me about those that have a longer shelf life.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Sticky Treat

I got this gorgeous plate from my hairdresser.  It was the perfect way to display my Sticky Toffee Pudding cookies.  Soft cake-like cookies made from Medjool dates and drizzled with caramel.  A delectable spin on a classic dessert.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Orders

Today is the last day to order cookies or pies for Christmas.

My schedule almost full, so be sure to email me your order by the end of Tuesday.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pies for Christmas

I'm doing pies again for Christmas!

Each pie is made from fresh ingredients, not canned or processed.  You'll be sure to impress with these.

Choose from the following list:

Dutch Apple Pie:  Made with 3 pounds of apples, this pie is loaded tight with apple chunks.  Topped with a crunchy streusel topping, it’s definitely an exquisite classic.

Pumpkin:  Pure pumpkin puree, brown sugar, heritage spice blend and real cream go into this seasonal classic.  No canned milk or corn syrup like the store-made pies.  This is sure to be your new holiday favorite!

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie:  The perfect blend of two classics!  A whole pile of pecans goes into this sweet concoction.  Made with fresh roasted sweet potatoes, fragrant cinnamon and vanilla, your taste buds will beg for more!

All pies are approximately 9” in diameter. 

Dutch Apple Pie:                     $22
Pumpkin Pie:                          $15
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie:          $25

Pre-order your pies at:

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sip & Shop Event

Yesterday's Sip & Shop Event at DelRay Tower was fantastic!  I had a table full of some great Christmas classics, and sales were wonderful.  Many stopped by to try some samples and walk away with some awesome treats to share with others.  I'm so thankful for my customers.  It makes me so happy to know that I made your day too.

Be sure to check out my menu for some newly added cookies available for order.

Happy munching!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Pies

I just wanted to share some pictures of the amazing pies that I made for the Thanksgiving holiday this year.  They were all beautiful and mouthwatering to look at!

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cookies are are PIES!

This holiday season, All About A Cookie is selling PREMIUM PIES!

What better way to spoil friends and family (and yourself!) than with homemade pies.  Let me do the work for you.  Each pie is made from fresh ingredients, not canned or processed.  These pies are lovingly made to be the best!

Choose from the following list:

Dutch Apple Pie:  Made with 3 pounds of apples picked from orchards in the Virginia mountains, this pie is loaded tight with apples.  Topped with a crunchy streusel topping, it’s definitely an exquisite classic.

Pumpkin:  Pure pumpkin puree, brown sugar, heritage spice blend and real cream go into this seasonal classic.  No canned milk or corn syrup like the store-made pies.  This is sure to be your new holiday favorite!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie:  Looking to take it up a notch?  Let’s take a gingersnap crust, fill it with creamy cheesecake and top it with a pumpkin pie filling.  This very rich pie is lusciously sinful.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie:  The perfect blend of two classics!  A whole pound of pecans goes into this sweet concoction.  Made with fresh roasted sweet potatoes, fragrant cinnamon and vanilla, your taste buds will beg for more!

All pies are approximately 9” in diameter. 

Dutch Apple Pie:                     $22
Pumpkin Pie:                          $15
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie:        $25
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie:          $25

Pre-order your pies at:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Apple of my eye

Last apples of the season.  I spent Saturday filling my bag with a variety from the trees at a nearby orchard.  I've got big plans for these.  I hope they make it to the holidays; I say that because it's hard to not just munch them out of hand.  I've been up to the orchard three times this season.  I tried to pick every type available:  honeycrisp, fuji, cameo, shizuka, mutsu crispin, jonagold, idared, braeburn, pink lady, gold rush, golden russet, reinette zabergau, fireside.  So many different flavors and textures!  I just couldn't pick a favorite.

My latest haul
Aside from just eating them, I've made some goodies.  Apple spice cake, sauteed apples, apple cobbler, fresh apple scones, apple pie... yum yum YUM!  The kitchen definitely has the lingering cinnamon spice smell that I've come to associate with the Autumn season.

Dutch Apple Pie
Fresh Apple Scones
What's your favorite apple dessert?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It tastes like lemonade!

My Frosted Lemon Cookies -- made with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

$5 a dozen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fresh Apple Scones

More delicious Autumn smells coming from my kitchen.  Using some more of the fresh apples that I picked from a local orchard, I made these incredible Fresh Apple Scones.  Chunks of fresh apples, plenty of cinnamon and spices, these scones were heavenly warm and cold.  Perfect for breakfast or a midnight snack.

$3 each

Now where did I put my cup of hot tea?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Apple Spice Cakes

There's an awesome farm about an hour away, in the mountains of Virginia.  They have a Pick-Your-Own apple orchard.  I took advantage of the awesome weather this past weekend and picked a bunch.  I was itching to bake something with these gems, so I chose my Apple Spice Cakes to start.  I have made these cakes for years and they've always been a hit.  And that was with store-bought apples.  Well, fresh apples, just hours off the tree, must be even better!

And here they are:

I finely chopped so many little bits of apple.  There's more apple than anything else in these cakes.  I added chopped walnuts and spices, and then I glazed them with an apple syrup to lock in moisture and give them an extra oomph.  They smell heavenly and perfectly spicy, just like Autumn should smell.

$5 a piece for these 3" diameter x 2" high cakes.  These cakes should keep for at least a week.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Bars

I love pumpkin pie.  I'm not crazy about finding a plate and a fork, cutting a wedge, and having to do dishes afterward.  So I make them into cookie bars!  A nice thick oatmeal based crust and creamy pumpkin goodness, topped with brown sugar and pecans.  A can of whipped cream would be handy!

About 30 seconds after I took this picture, my husband devoured the bars.  This is was I came back to:
At least he didn't lick the plate...yet.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Is my house made of chocolate?

Yesterday was a brownie baking day.  Had a large order.  Even this morning, my house still smells of chocolate chocolate chocolate!

Here's what I baked:

Ganache Brownies
Rocky Road Brownies
Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Don't you wish your house smelled like chocolate too?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Jamaican Buns

I know I usually reserve this website to promote just cookies, but I just had to share these today.  See, I do bake more than just cookies.  Cookies are usually just easier to handle and share.  I can bake lots of different things though.

This morning, I was in the mood for these.  Think of these buns as a free-form muffin.  I modified and tweaked a recipe I got from Walt Disney World.  My buns are a lovely blend of dried cranberries, coconut and lemon zest.  Not too sweet, but just delicious.  I ate them hot out of the oven with a smidge of butter.  I wish you could have tried them too.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mmm, macadamia!

Today is National Macadamia Nut Day.
I love macadamia nuts.  When I went to Hawai'i, I bought bags of them to snack on.  Rich and buttery, I tried several of the flavors too.  My faves are the coffee glazed and just plain.  Apparently, they're full of complex B vitamins.  And they're originally from Australia. I didn't know that.

Macadamia nuts are also popular in cookies, specifically with white chocolate. I took it a step further by adding coconut and creating my Island Cookies, in memory of my Hawaiian visit.  Even folks who say they don't like coconut have drooled over these.  The chunks of macadamia really showcase here with their delectable crunch and flavor.  I've just convinced myself to go buy some macadamia nuts today.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chocolate Mint

I usually make these cookies for catering orders.  They are always a huge hit.  Today, I was just feeling it.  I needed some minty goodness.  So I baked them.
No, these aren't like the Girl Scout's Thin Mints.  First of all, they are soft.  Rich chocolate cookie with a stud or two of chocolate chip, and a heavenly minty glaze.  All I can say is "mmm!".  Who needs Thin Mints?!?  These are way more satisfying.  You should try one.  Made from scratch:  real butter, sugar, eggs, flour, chocolate and peppermint.  They will be your new favorite.

Monday, August 31, 2015

I need a name!

I have a favorite brownie recipe.  Loaded with sweet chocolate flavor and tons of walnuts.  I wanted something that was less messy, what with the cutting and crumbs, etc.  Basically, I wanted a cookie form of it.  With some slight tweaking, I baked this cookie this morning:

It's deliciously crisp on the edges with soft chocolate-y goodness in the center.  And lots of nuts in every bite!  Yummy!

Now, what do I call these cookies?  Any suggestions??

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Richer Island??

This morning I'm baking some of my delicious Island Cookies to bring to my dentist office.  (Cookies to the dentist?!?  Well, they told me that they eat cookies too!)  I chopped the macadamias; I measured the flour and sugar; I prepped all the ingredients and mixed up the dough.  Scooped and baked and cooled and ... well ... I can taste one, right?  mmm, buttery nuts and chewy coconut and... hmm, wait a minute... this is a rich bite of ... oh dear!  That's not a white vanilla morsel!  That's white chocolate!!

Okay folks.  I do label all my containers.  I have white chocolate chips and I have vanilla chips.  However, my ability to read early in the morning is directly proportional to the cups of coffee I've had.  In this case, none.  Vanilla chips offer a sweetness and that lovely extra vanilla flavor; white chocolate has cocoa butter that gives the intense chocolate flavor and aroma.  So, while this cookie is still heavenly delicious, it's a little bit richer today than usual.

Make the most of my mistake and try my "treasure" Island cookies today!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rocky Road

It's not just an ice cream flavor!
Rich chocolate brownie, chunks of chocolate and almonds, ooey-gooey marshmallows.  Yes please!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I'll be out until...

July 26th.  I won't be able to bake any orders until I get back.  But please, place your orders so I can start baking the moment I'm back.

Thanks for understanding that I'm a small home business.

Double Chocolate Biscotti

I love biscotti.  My favorites are the traditional Italian biscotti; those are the ones that are hard as a rock, because they are meant to be dunked in coffee, milk, or wine.  My all-time favorite is my cranberry-hazelnut biscotti.  And everyone I've ever gifted it to has loved it too.  I get lots of requests.  It's just perfect with that morning cup of coffee.

I know that there are many chocoholics out there, and I wanted to appeal to them too.  Besides, chocolate is a wonderful complement to coffee -- mocha anyone?  Keeping with the hard Italian type, I created a chocolate biscotti and opted to beef it up with some dark chocolate chips.  Now I can have my chocolate cookie AND coffee!

For the record, I do make American style biscotti too, the kind that won't break your teeth.  But they tend to disintegrate if you dunk them, and where's the fun in that?  :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

So true...

My husband showed me this pic today.  It is so true.

Maybe you should order some cookies now?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Berry interesting...

My Strawberry Gems are wildly popular.  Everyone loves the sweet, juicy fruit in the center of the cookie.
I've been experimenting with other fruits in hopes that I could find another winning combination.  I have finally created a raspberry flavor that I think is worthy.  Introducing the Raspberry Gems!  A raspberry infused cookie with a morsel of tangy raspberry in the center.  For those that love the slight tartness of raspberries, the balance between the fruit and sugar cookie will please your taste buds.

$10 a dozen

Try them!  Let me know what you think.
Happy Munching!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


A little orange, a little spice, and a LOT of lime.  My new Margarita Cookies taste just like a yummy citrus-y margarita.  Crusted on one side with raw sugar, this cookie can start your happy hour without having to wait until 5 o'clock.

$5 a dozen

Monday, June 8, 2015

Dads LOVE Cookies!!!

Wouldn't Dad love some freshly baked cookies?
For Father's Day, let's celebrate Dad (and all the special guys in our life) with $2 off 2 dozen cookies!
For cookie deliveries from the 19th-21st June (Friday thru Sunday), get $2 off any 2 dozen cookies.  Check out the cookie menu on the sidebar of this site.
Place your order today!
Reminder:  My cookies are baked fresh on day of delivery.  As I use no preservatives, cookies are best eaten within a few days.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer is finally here!

Yay sunshine and warm temperatures!

To celebrate the beginning of the summer, I'm have a Cookie Promotion.

Order 2 dozen of one cookie from the Classic Cookie menu, get a FREE giant Extreme Peanut Butter Brownie*

Oooo, peanut butter!!!
*Offer valid June 1-15, 2015.  Sorry, no substitutions.

Cookies are a GREAT gift:  birthdays, promotions, anniversaries, dinner dates, etc.

Happy munching!

Cool Citrus

Lemon bars are refreshing.  Creamy lemon filling made with fresh squeezed juice and lots of zest and spread over a delicious shortbread cookie.  I think this one says "Summer is here!".

Friday, May 22, 2015

Who loves peanut butter?


And I love chocolate too!  So a buttery, chocolate cookie studded with peanut butter chunks sounds uber-delish!  It's like a peanut butter cup in cookie form.  How can I resist?!?!

$6 a dozen

I think you need some too....

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Oh-So-Magical Power of the Strawberry

By and far, these Strawberry Gems have been my most requested cookie.  Something magical happens when you bite into these cookies.  From the sweet, luscious strawberry on top to the nuts and soft sugar cookie loaded with even more strawberry flavor.  Dusted with powdered sugar, the strawberry center seems to sparkle.  You can't eat just one.  No really, I've been told that several times.

Wow, look at that juicy strawberry!
I baked this morning, and since it's Mother's Day weekend, I decorated all the boxes for the occasion.  I have lots of cardstock and ribbon from my card-making days, so I spent some time making the boxes gift-worthy.

What's your favorite cookie?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

One of my husband's favorite, Raspberry White Chocolate Bars are something I created at the request of (yet again) a ROTC cadet.

Raspberry bars are quite popular.  I research several recipes before taking pieces of many and creating my current bars.  One thing I knew was that I wanted to incorporate real fresh raspberries into the filling.  Most recipes were just raspberry jam between two cookie layers.  I wanted a cookie sturdy cookie base and then a crunchy, nutty topping.  And of course, I needed to throw some white chocolate in there.  After a few attempts, I opted for mixing in the topping rather than a drizzled icing.  Three tries later...success!  Crisp buttery cookie, luscious raspberry pieces in a sweet filling, crunchy topping with delicious bits of white chocolate.

Just baked this morning.  Waiting for it to cool so I can cut into samples.
I'm offering these wonderful cookie bars as part of my Mother's Day menu.  Each box of a dozen bars will be decorated with ribbon for a lovely gift presentation. 

Sample of decoration, colors may vary

$10 for one dozen Raspberry White Chocolate Bars.

Place your order today!

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Gift for Mom

Our mothers are leaders of our support group.  They are our personal cheerleaders, counselors, and most times, our best friend.  One day a year, we let them know how much they mean to us.

This year, why not give them a heartfelt and delicious gift?  I've taken my favorite special occasion cookies and wrapped them in pretty boxes, the extra touch to make Mom feel extra special.

First up are my Raspberry White Chocolate Bars.  Fresh raspberries, real white chocolate and chewy oats make up these buttery cookie bars.

$10 a dozen
Next, my chocolate-y Red Velvet Cookies.  Soft cake cookies topped with cream cheese frosting.

$10 a dozen
Mom likes chocolate?  How about some Rocky Road Brownies?  Rich chocolate, almonds and marshmallows.
(I don't have a current picture, so I borrowed one from the internet)
$8 a dozen
And finally, my famous Strawberry Gems (formerly called Flips).  Strawberry cookies topped with a luscious strawberry.

$10 a dozen
Each of these offerings will be packaged a pretty decorated box.  Show Mom how much she means to you and order your cookies today!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Memories of Hawai'i, and so on....

My husband took me to Hawai'i after his deployment.  We relaxed and enjoyed the beauty of the island of Kauai.  There, we ate our fair share of fresh fishes, coffee, cane sugar, chocolate, pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts.  It was pure bliss.

Macadamia nuts are buttery and meaty.  They pair so well with chewy, sweet coconut and everything benefits from pure vanilla.  I took these flavors and created my Island cookie.  A brown sugar cookie base holds the nuts, coconut and vanilla chips.  It always brings back my Hawai'i memories.  You should experience the island life too.  $8 for one dozen.

In remembering this buttery nut, I also am partial to buttery shortbread cookies.  I decided to toss some Russian Tea Cakes in the oven too.  Also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, these balls of yummy-ness contain chopped pecans and are rolled in powdered sugar.  You can't eat just one.  And they go so well with tea or coffee!  Grab some for your morning coffee.  $4 for 6 pieces.

I'll be in the DelRay Tower concierge lobby from 6-7pm tonight.  See you there!

Happy Munching!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's a Dream

Chocolate Air Power Dream, that is!

When my husband taught Air Force ROTC at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach, Florida, I used to play mom to the 300+ cadets.  That included baking them cookies every week.  They would devour all the goodies I brought in.  They always asked me for these morsels of comfort food to remind them of home.

I was asked to help with one of their many fundraisers.  So I created a new cookie, and they held a contest to name this cookie.  There were many entries, but the winner was Chocolate Air Power Dreams.  After that, I baked this cookie for them quite often, and they always disappeared within a couple of hours. 

Nowadays, when I bake some Dreams, I always think fondly of all my 'kids' and miss them terribly.  By now, most are promising Lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force. 

Happy munching!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For my milk chocolate fans...

Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate?  It's a big debate on which is better.  I usually use darker chocolates in my brownies, but I have a sweet recipe for my milk chocolate lovers.  I make it all with milk chocolate from the melted chocolate I start with, to the milk chocolate chips that are dispersed throughout.  One day, I'll do a side-by-side taste-test to tally which version really is the most favorite.

Happy Munching!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Delicious aromas in the kitchen

A good friend is leaving for a new job, so I baked up some of her favorite cookies, my Extreme Peanut Butter Brownies.  So yum, layers of peanut butter goodness.  I will miss her, but I hope she comes back to order these luscious treats.

Meanwhile, I was craving some cinnamon, so I popped some Snickerdoodles in the oven too.

Mmm, happy kitchen.