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  • Tangy Lime Cream Cookies Recipe

    Tangy Lime Cream Cookies Recipe

    Baking cookies with my family during the holiday season is a tradition in my house. One of our favorite types of cookies is thumbprint cookies. This year I also made a variation on our classic thumbprint cookies: tangy lime cream cookies. The tangy lime filling pairs deliciously with the semi-sweet cookie. Ingredients Filling 2/3 cup […] More

  • Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe

    I recently purchased my first cookie press because I love baking many different types of cookies for the holidays. I started with a classic spritz cookie and then began experimenting. I made a cinnamon spritz cookie, which my family raved about. Because my family also loves peanut butter blossoms, I decided to try a peanut […] More

  • Cinnamon Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Cinnamon Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Last week my new cookie press arrived, and I made my first batch of classic spritz cookies. I love the buttery flavor of the classic version but wanted to try some variations. Cinnamon is a flavor that I associate with the holiday season, so I removed the almond extract of the classic recipe and added […] More

  • Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday activities. Although I love to make all types of cookies, one of my favorites to eat is butter cookies. I love the light buttery flavor. This year I bought myself a cookie press. My mom has one, but I had never used one before. I wanted to […] More

  • Chocolate Cutout Sugar Cookies Recipe

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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