I realize that most kids have been back to school for a few weeks now, but for the New York City kiddos, they just returned to the classroom this week! Back to school has been on my mind and I’ve purposely been strolling down the aisles full of pencils, notebooks, and trapper keepers just for the sake of taking it all in. Growing up I always looked forward to the first day of school and particularly the fresh batch of cookies that I would come home to. My mom started a family tradition of always making homemade cookies on the first day of school. She would even send a box of fresh cookies when I was in college! I think it’s the perfect time to kick of cookie baking season and I’ve got a few recipes to hopefully spark your tastebuds.
I love these chocolate chip cookies. I tested them over and over again to finally get the right texture of chewy meets crispy and they’ve become a staple around here ever since.
Get the recipe for my Chocolate Chip Cookies here.
This crazy cookie was developed for an “Unexpected Desserts” episode where I was tasked to come up with a fruit and vegetable cookie. It’s a carrot cookie with an orange buttercream and they are crazy delicious. A nice cake-y cookie that reminds me of a whoopie pie in a sense. The buttercream is also a classic recipe that I’m constantly using to create variations with. This time around I simply made my recipe and added a little orange zest, and boy does that zest go a long way!
Get the recipe for my Carrot Cookies with Orange Buttercream Icing here.
Finally, my Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are another family favorite that come from my sweet Grandma Karen. She’s been making these for years and I have so many fond memories that include these cookies. She always makes them for the holidays and I simply can’t get enough. They are her signature and they type of recipe that any family would be proud to claim. These are the cookies I’ll be making this week – that chocolate chip banana combo has me salivating as I type!
Get the recipe for my Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies here.