Cynthia's Cookie Collection

Almond-Chocolate Toffee

My brother John's favorite holiday treat, this candy is easy to make, transports well--and has a buttery, crunchy taste that is "to die for".

Even novice candy cooks don't need to be afraid of this recipe! A few basic ingredients are simmered to sweet perfection; chocolate chips sprinkled onto the toffee's hot surface create a simple chocolate coating.

Poured into a disposable foil pan and wrapped whole, this delicious candy ships well; let the recipient break it into bite-sized pieces on arrival.

Snowballs: Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Tender, melting shortbread cookies shaped like snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies will brighten holiday cookie trays.

These sturdy cookies freeze well, so long as they're dusted with a fresh layer of powdered sugar when thawed.

Easter Nest Cookies

Almond Macaroon Easter Nest Cookie Recipe

Tender cookie "nests" are an Easter favorite in the Ewer house! Use egg-shaped chocolate-covered almonds to decorate these pretty Easter cookies.

Candy Cane Cookies

recipe candy cane cookies

This is a wonderful cookie, but I find it a bore to make. Each and every year I drop this one from my list, and each and every year my daughter asks, hopefully, "Are you going to make those candy cane cookies this year?"

Each and every year I reply, "Well, all right, but ONLY if you'll help me!"

The reason for this devotion is obvious from the first taste. These cookies are distinctive and wonderfully flavored--and they look, smell and taste like Christmas! These are for you, honey!

Peanut Blossoms

Recipe Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookie

Tender peanut-butter cookies made memorable with a chocolate candy kiss, Peanut Blossoms are holiday favorites for children ... of all ages!

In the Ewer household, these are holiday season favorites. It wouldn't be Christmas without them!

While they're usually seen crowned by a chocolate kiss, try a simple recipe variation by filling a depression in the center with fruit jelly for Peanut Butter and Jelly cookies!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

Fall is almost here. Ready for a new spin on a seasonal taste? Try these spiced pumpkin cookies covered with a melted-butter glaze for a memorable Autumn treat.

An original recipe from Cynthia Ewer, don't let the unusual preparation method throw you; these cookies are tender, delicious, and a perfect companion for coffee, hot chocolate, or a steaming cup of Witches Brew.