Ammonia Cookies

As weird as it may seem, these cookies are made with a type of ammonia that is intended for baking. It was used for leavening in the days before baking soda or baking powder. The cookies have a light lemony flavor because of the lemon oil, but when they’re baking your house will honestly smell like you’re cleaning the floor.

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Almond Biscotti

Biscotti! What a unique, singular treat! Cookie connoisseurs everywhere recognize this lightly-sweet, understated cookie as the classic. It’s exactly dense enough, and exactly sweet enough to quench most cookie cravings. And, it’s an elegant cookie you can serve to guests, yet so sturdy that it can survive bouncing around for a day inside a backpack without being crushed.

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

simplygoodcooking-header-photo.jpgWho doesn’t love a rich, intense chocolate cake? This cake is both deeply chocolate yet quite light and delicate, lovely on its own or with icing. Either way, it’s a cake to dream about. If you’re a chocolate lover you’ll never go back. Plus, as always, its very easy, a one-bowl recipe that you can deliver in well under an hour, cooking time included.

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Caramel Corn

What? Carapost name, simplygoodcooking.commel Corn? Oh, yeah! It’s a super-delicious treat, and though it seems like such a common food, it’s probably just a once a year guilty pleasure when you go to the county fair. Maybe not even there. In any case, though, everything homemade is worlds better than anything commercially produced and this caramel popcorn is no exception. It’s the finest, most excellent stuff you’ll ever pop into your mouth. Don’t think Cracker Jacks, either. Just make a batch and you’ll know what I’m talking about. And, guess what? It’s easy to make.

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