Gingerbread Butterscotch Cookie Recipe (Gluten Free!)



It was a baking kind of Saturday night last weekend and I decided to make a special batch of gluten free gingerbread butterscotch cookies with vanilla buttercream frosting!  It’s the same recipe that Amanda and I used for our dog biscuit cookies BUT I decided to experiment with Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour.  It’s fantastic!!! I was so proud of myself for making such a delicious GF cookie!  They were just as good as the regular recipe and the flour added a nice coconut flavor. The frosting is my favorite recipe from the Alice’s Teacup cookbook. This icing has 4 ingredients…store bought has close to 50.  I can never buy icing at the grocery again.  Fresh is the way to go.  Make these festive cookies for everyone to enjoy this holiday season!  Recipe below.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Butterscotch Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


Pumpkin Pie Cake Truffles at Momofuku Milk Bar

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I’m a HUGE fan of Momofuku Milk Bar’s b’day truffles and cake so when I saw their pumpkin pie cake truffles I exploded with excitement!!!  They are better than the b’day ones and that means a lot coming from me, but hands down…BETTER.  Just a big ball of gooey pumpkin pie with a graham cracker crumble crust.  The taste of the spices is almost to much to handle it’s SO GOOD.  The b’day truffles are delightful as always but I strongly encourage you to go get some of these pumpkine ones since I’m sure they’re only sold for a limited amount of time.  Perfect for a little stocking stuffer too!  Happy cake ball eating!

Laduree & New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker



It’s the 60th Anniversary George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and Ladurée is collaborating with New York City Ballet to create a macaron collection that is as unique, graceful, and widely sought after as the ballet itself.  A charming Nutcracker themed box of 8 macarons is now on sale for $26 each.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each box will benefit New York City Ballet’s education programs.  It’s the perfect holiday gift and delicious too!  We enjoyed a box ourselves before heading in to a dance rehearsal.  Happy Holidays!


A must make vanilla cupcake recipe!


My mom made me these cupcakes the last time I came home to Ohio and I am still dreaming about them. In true Kloots form, they were not “bite-sized” as the recipe suggests because she knows that I don’t like bite-sized desserts. She made them “Amanda sized” and covered them in a mound of incredible frosting. I decided that I must share this recipe with all my dessert lovers out there! ENJOY!

Bite Sized Sour Cream Pound Cake Cupcakes Recipe

Oh my Peanut Butter Pie!


It’s creamy.  It’s rich.  Its covered in chocolate syrup and whipped cream.  It’s found at Mables Smokehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!  What is “it” you may ask?  A perfect slice of homemade peanut butter pie on a simple graham cracker crust.  The slice is only $4.95 and after a finger lickin good bbq meal this piece of pie


Hipster Fro-yo in Williamsburg


Of course if you happen upon a fro-yo shop on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn it won’t look like every other 16 Handles lining each block in Manhattan.  Exposed brick walls, chalk board art, and the enticing aroma of freshly baked waffle cones get you through the door, but does the yogurt and/or toppings taste any different?  Von Dolhens yogurt shop might not taste any different but the experience is.  They offer 21 unique flavor combinations and feature organic frozen yogurt, vegan sorbet, and a


Ted’s Montana Grill


If you are in the mood for some good ol’ All-American desserts head over to Ted’s Montana Grill!  Perfectly located near Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, Ted’s has a large dessert menu that is sure to fill any sweet tooth.  We were lucky enough to have a tasting at Ted’s and we did not leave unhappy!  The apple crisp served with a huge scoop of vanilla Hagen Daaz ice cream was our favorite.  The apple slices were cooked just


Barclay Prime Philedelphia

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I took a short trip to Philly this weekend and had the pleasure of dining at Barclay Prime.  I’m always a fan of steakhouse desserts (and I definitely had an extravavganza of them) BUT there was one at Barclay Prime that stood out to me:  their Warm Deep Dish Cookie.  Now I’ve seen a deep dish cookie but this was a trio of Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Oatmeal Raisin cookies!  Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, each cookie was gooey and thick inside.  Talk about every cookie


Minamoto Kitchoan

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A Body By Simone friend introduced me to Minamoto Kitchoan and I’m hooked.  She brought me one of their red bean cakes.  It’s always hard to branch out from American desserts (ie cookies. pie, cake)  when I want a sweet so I was interested to see if this mini cake would satisfy.  I was pleasantly surprised by this “healthy” sweet.  It’s low in sugar and fat but delicious.  It reminded me of a glorified and FRESH Fig Newton.  The cake was soft and the center mildly sweet.  I was impressed by the


Coconut Pudding at Barbuto


Barbuto, a Jonathan Waxman restaurant in the west village, has always been one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I had the pleasure of dining there the other night.  This small pot of coconut pudding was covered in a dollop of fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  It was the perfect consistency, fluffy, and sweet!  It was as if I was eating coconut cream pie