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On the 12th Day….I think we are off a day!

Posted on December 23, 2014

But none the less, here is our recipe for today. Eggnog Thumbprints. I think I have made about 5 batches of these this season. Easy to “throw” together, great flavor and a little rum always makes it better. Cookies: ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed light brown sugar […]

Day 11: Not just a cookie, a pie or fudge, Pecan Pie Fudge

Posted on December 21, 2014

Wow, this seemed too good to be true upon discovery. But it is! INGREDIENTS: 1 pie crust 1 1/2 cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1/3 cup evaporated milk 3 cups white chocolate chips 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon maple extract DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400F. […]

Cinnamon Pinwheels. Day 10. Breakfast pastry in a cookie.

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These Cinnamon Pinwheels are evocative of soft, cinnamon drenched  breakfast rolls dripping with icing. Enjoy this cookie version, makes a nice addition to the traditional chocolate and sugar cookie variety. Cookie Dough    3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 […]

No Turtledoves here…Just Turtle Cookies. Day 9

Posted on December 20, 2014

Turtle Cookies: Chocolate, Caramel and Nuts. A tried and true combination.   Cookies 1 cup flour 1/3 c. cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 stick butter, softened 2/3 c. sugar 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 additional egg white 2 T. milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 1/4 c. pecans, finely chopped Caramel Filling 14 soft […]

Day 8: Snickerdoodles

Posted on December 18, 2014

Snickerdoodles are a family favorite. The strong cinnamon flavor represents the holidays; and this easy recipe will be sure to spread the cheer! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar (+ 1/4 cup sugar for rolling) 1/2 cup softened butter 1/2 cup shortening 2 eggs 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp […]

Day 7: Bacon and Peanut Butter (Dog) Biscuits

Posted on December 17, 2014

BHC Dog approved. Bacon and Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Biscuits for the fidos in your life.     Ingredients: 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter 2/4 cup nonfat milk 1 large egg 2 cups whole wheat flour* 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/3 cup oats 2-3 strips of chopped bacon (we cooked ours for about 1 […]

Butter Mints like you remember: 12 Days of Cookies Day 5

Posted on December 16, 2014

Grandmas candy dish or your favorite family restaurant. The pink and green pillows of buttery mintiness. Now you can make your own. Butter Mints 1/4 cup butter, softened (use salted then you don’t have to play with adding salt) 3 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar plus 1/4 cup+, if needed 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/2 teaspoon […]

12 Days of Cookies. Day 4

Posted on December 15, 2014

These bars are really simple to make and are so delicious! The fresh raspberries paired with the chocolate are a real crowd pleaser! Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie Bars Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 […]

Day 2 – Almond & Raspberries

Posted on December 13, 2014

Today is a delightful little tartlet. Almonds & raspberry, another perfect combination. Double Almond & Raspberry Blossoms 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup ground slivered almonds 1/2 cup butter 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten 1/4 cup butter, softened 1  3 ounce package cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1 tablespoon orange juice […]

12 Days of Cookies Begins Again. Day 1

Posted on December 12, 2014

Our 9th Season of Cookie Recipes. We have talked about not doing it some years, but we do it as much for us as you! Holidays mean so many different things but cookies are universal. Cookie swaps, colorful packaging, on a plate for Santa or just having hot cocoa with the kids, having a diverse […]