A tribute to my beautiful mother and grandmother! These little Mexican Wedding Cookies are tiny, but mighty in terms of deliciousness! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Every year Mother’s Day rolls around and I always find myself asking, “what am I going to get my mom?” I start feeling anxious about it too. I mean, is there really any gift that encapsulates the love I feel for this amazing woman? So you see, nothing ever seems adequate. This year I started to get that anxious feeling and then, by some grace of God, I felt a wave of calm wash over me. A voice telling me to sit down and reflect. So I did…and Mexican Wedding Cookies came to mind.

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Cupcakes bring joy, so I make them. These Toasted Coconut Cupcakes are reasonably sized and better than the box versions! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Toasted Coconut Cupcakes

Can I offer you a cupcake? Really, can I? Of course I know I can’t physically hand you one, but I sure would love to. Because cupcakes make people happy and I want to make sure you’re happy! So how about a recipe for Toasted Coconut Cupcakes? My little gift of joy to you!

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Sometimes you need to feel like a kid. That's why you need colorful chocolate covered candies in your cookies. Made with a little dose of whole grains and a little less sugar than other cookies, these Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies make the perfect sweet treat. @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a necessary part of life. Correction, cookies are a necessary part of my life. No matter how I’m feeling, a cookie is always a good thing. And a cookie with extra chocolate in it is an even better thing – helllllloooo Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Healthier Sugar Cookie Cutouts - A fun and lightened up recipe perfect to make with kids! @cookinrd - www.sarahaasrdn.com

Healthier Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Here’s what I know, you either love Valentine’s Day or you don’t. Here’s what else I know, no matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, you’ll never turn down a fun little heart-shaped sugar cookie, right? I also know that if you happen to be a 4 year old, there’s no question about it, you absolutely love Valentine’s Day and you absolutely love cookies, any cookie… “GIVE ME A COOKIE!” is a phrase constantly running in the background in their minds.

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Two Bite Snickerdoodles! - Just the right size and made with whole grain flour and less sugar than regular snickerdoodles. Recipe from @cookinRD - www.sarahaasrdn.com

Two Bite Snickerdoodles

I’ve been baking cookies for a long time. And baking is in my DNA. Both of my grandmothers and my grandmother’s grandmothers (and probably their grandmothers too) all baked. It seemed to bypass my mom, but hey, it just wasn’t (and still isn’t) her thing. But I’ve got the baking bug and cookies are my jam! And these Two Bite Snickerdoodles? Well, they’re dedicated to those fine baking ladies before me!

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Is there a dessert more festive for the holidays than pumpkin pie? Of course not! While you can certainly go out and buy your pumpkin pie, wouldn’t it feel great to make your own? I hear some of you groaning, but trust me, EVERYONE appreciates a homemade pumpkin pie. And this recipe is easy, I promise, so this year, I invite you to make this fabulous dessert!

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Best Whole Grain Pie Crust

You should know how to make pie crust. Seriously, you should. Your grandma made it, your great-grandma made it and likely generations of women (and men) before them did it too! And they did it without modern convienences like, you know marble countertops and running water! Is it hard to make? No! Does it take practice? Yes, of course! Can you do it? ABSOLUTELY! And I’ve got a great whole grain pie dough that would make your grandma proud!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I’m hankering for something sweet, I turn to my tried and true recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

After years of eating store-bought cookies, I have officially decided “no more!” In fact, I’m not even tempted to go down the cookie aisle in the grocery store anymore. Really, I’m not!

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