The Perfect Holiday Cookie Plate and Salted Peanut Butter Blossoms

Salted Peanut Butter Blossons

Christmas means cookies and at our house that means our Annual Cookie Baking Day.  What started as a family day of baking cookies together has grown to include neighbors and friends.  This year we will being it Friday, Dec. 20th and I was perfectly serious in yesterday’s post if anyone local wants to stop by to join in, help out and eat a few cookies just email me! I’ve been working on my To Make list for a while and today I thought I’d share with you some tips for putting [Continue Reading...]

25 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Favorite Christmas Cookies

Have you done your holiday baking yet?  We’re having our Annual Cooking Baking day on the 20th, a little later than normal but wanted to wait until at least one of my girls was home!  Anyone local want to stop by and join in the fun or sample a cookie just let me know!! I’ve been busy making a list of what we will be making and baking that day so I thought I’d share with you a list of 25 of my favorite Christmas cookies I have shared with [Continue Reading...]

Lightly Lime Cookies

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I am a strong advocate of living in the moment.  Enjoying where we are.  Not living in the future or the past. That being said I couldn’t resist trying out some new Christmas cookie recipes this week despite the fact that Thanksgiving is still three weeks away. Each Christmas holiday my girls and I along with other various family members and friends get together for a Cookie Baking Day.  We always try out a few  new recipes plus a list of all our family favorites. I also work hard too [Continue Reading...]

Peppermint Melting Moments

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We are still on a bit of a peppermint kick around our house. My apologies to all those non-peppermint lovers who may be reading this.  But I bet you have a peppermint lover in your life somewhere that would love these peppermint melting moments.   Just think, you could make them for that person and not even be tempted to eat one.  Think about how many calories I am saving you! Peppermint just tastes like Christmas to me.  Good thing I can at least taste Christmas because my house still [Continue Reading...]

Buttermint Drop Cookies

Buttermint Drop Cookies

So I was wondering why it had been so quiet on the blog the last little bit.  I was trying not to take it personally, I figured you were just all busy with Thanksgiving but I discovered yesterday that my rss feed and my email subscription wasn’t working so no one was being notified that I was posting.  So, if this is the first post you have had in your reader or email from me in a while be sure and check out the posts you missed because you’ve missed [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie

Chocolate Sandwich COokies

No holiday cookie plate would be complete without some type of chocolate cookie.  Don’t you agree? So how about a chocolate sandwich cookie?  The one thing I don’t like about sandwich cookies is that when you eat one cookie – you are really eating two cookies.  But you only get the enjoyment of eating one cookie.  Make sense!? So when I make sandwich cookies I make them small.  They are almost bite size – really two bites.   That way I can actually eat two of them and not feel [Continue Reading...]

Annual Cookie Baking Day

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Note:  This will be my last post until after Christmas.  My boys arrive home tomorrow and I can’t wait.  I’m going to enjoy my time with my whole family home under one roof!  Wishing you a wonderful and joyful Christmas!  See you back here next week.  I”ll have some fun recipes perfect for New Year’s Eve celebrations! Yesterday was our annual holiday cookie baking day. Cali, Tessa and I were joined by neighbors Debbie and Hannah and Lizzy of Your Cup of Cake is home from school for the holidays. [Continue Reading...]

Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Sometimes a girl’s just got to have her chocolate. I was having a major chocolate craving the other day when I came across this recipe twice – I took that as a sign. I was working on my holiday cookie baking list and came across the recipe over at Tasty Kitchen and then I saw that my friend Laura at Real Mom Kitchen had posted them too. How could I not give them a try. Someone was sending me a message. I have to admit that usually chocolate is not [Continue Reading...]

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

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I think I’ve mentioned before that I tend to get on flavor kicks.  There’s been cranberry, lemon etc. Well, this week it seems to be brown sugar.  I’ve got two brown sugar recipes for you right in a row (another coming tomorrow) Yum! Today’s cookie recipe is a shortbread cookie but is different than a lot of shortbread – it is a nice soft cookie.  I love shortbread, especially with a nice cup of herbal tea.  It makes me feel so English! Some shortbread recipes tend to get a little [Continue Reading...]