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  • Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe
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    Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies for special occasions throughout the year. I especially enjoy sugar cookies, and I have cookies cutters for all the holidays. Recently I modified by classic cutout sugar cookies recipe to make a delicious chocolate version of the classic treat. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of white sugar 1 1/4 cups of butter […] More

  • Cinnamon Grinch Cookies Recipe
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    Cinnamon Grinch Cookies Recipe

    I associate cinnamon with the Christmas holiday. I also love watching and reading The Grinch with my kiddos. I have previously made vanilla-flavored Grinch cookies. I also make a sinfully cinnamon cookie. This year I decided to create a new Grinch cookie recipe with a cinnamon flavor. The outside is perfectly crisp while the inside […] More

  • Fruitcake Recipe
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    Fruitcake Recipe

    Loved by some. Despised by many. Fruitcake means the holiday season! Ingredients 4 ounces of dried prunes 4 ounces of dried dates 4 ounces of dried figs 4 ounces of dark raisins 4 ounces of golden raisins 4 ounces of dried currants 3 ounces of dried cranberries 3 ounces of dried apricots 3 ounces of […] More

  • Sugared Cranberries Recipe
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    Sugared Cranberries Recipe

    I love cranberries, which are a perfect fruit during the holidays. This year for Christmas, I whipped up a batch of delicious sugared (candied) cranberries with a subtle orange flavor. Ingredients 12 ounces of fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped orange peel (no pith) 1 cup of water 2 cups of sugar, divided Directions […] More

  • Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe
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    Pfeffernusse Cookie Recipe

    Pfeffernusse is a traditional German cookie that reminds me of gingerbread. The spices are similar: cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg. The difference is the addition of black pepper. The word pfeffernusse literally translates to “pepper nuts.” The pepper gives the spiced cookies a depth of flavor. I glaze mine with a powdered sugar glaze and […] More

  • Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds Recipe
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    Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Almonds Recipe

    I love the smell of candied nuts at the mall during the holidays. But those delicious treats are super expensive. Making my own candied nuts at home is super easy and so much cheaper. Ingredients 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar 1/2 cup of white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon of salt 1/4 […] More

  • Chewy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe
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    Chewy Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Recipe

    I love gingerbread, but my husband does not. In addition to my classic rolled gingerbread cookies, this year I also came up with a new recipe. The drop cookies have a delicate spice flavor and taste even more delicious with a swirl of cream cheese icing on top. Ingredients 8 ounces of cream cheese 1/2 […] More

  • Christmas Monster Cookies Recipe
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    Christmas Monster Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies during the holiday season. I always make extras to donate to my local library cookie sale each December. This year I put a holiday twist on the classic monster cookie using red and green baking bits. Ingredients 2 cups of softened butter 1 1/2 cups of white sugar 1 1/2 cups […] More

  • Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe
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    Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

    I love baking cookies during the holiday season. Molasses crinkles are one of my favorite baked treats. This year I decided to also try a new ginger cookie recipe that I absolutely loved. Like all my other Christmas cookies, my chewy ginger cookies freeze well, so you can enjoy a couple here and there all […] More

  • Classic Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe
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    Classic Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

    I love baking sugar cookies during the holiday season. I fondly recall baking cookies with my mom every December. Now my own kids and I bake dozens of sugar cookies in preparation for the holidays. My kids love sprinkling the colored sugar onto the unbaked cookies. My recipe makes about 16 dozen cookies, but you […] More

  • Nesselrode Pie Recipe
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    Nesselrode Pie Recipe

    Nesselrode pie is a custard cream pie popular in Europe during the nineteenth century. The pie was first created for Count Karl Robert Graf von Nesselrode, who was a Russian diplomat who loved chestnuts. The dessert gained in popularity as a Christmas treat in New York City in the 1920s. I have always wanted to […] More

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe
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    Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

    I love pecans, and I love chocolate. My pecan pie is one of my absolute favorite pie recipes. Up until my first pregnancy, I was allergic to nuts. Once I discovered that my immune system had changed enough and I had outgrown my allergies, I began cooking with pecans galore! For Thanksgiving this year, I […] More

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