12 Days of Cookies: Day 9

Posted on December 20, 2013

  Day 9 A New Mint Brownie Sugar Cookie Layer 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup white chocolate chipsBrownie Layer 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 egg 1/4 […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 8

Posted on December 19, 2013

    DAY 8 HOLIDAY BLONDIES     A twist on a classic, it’s fruitcake in a bar. 2/3 cup  butter, softened 2 cups  packed brown sugar 2 large  eggs 1 tablespoon  cherry brandy or cherry juice (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons  baking powder 2 teaspoons  vanilla 1/4 teaspoon  salt 2 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour 1 cup  chopped walnuts, toasted* 3/4 cup  chopped white or dark […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 7

Posted on December 18, 2013

Day 7 Orange Chocolate Shortbread   1 cup salted butter (2 sticks) 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 325. Cream together butter and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and gradually stir in flour. Once mixture is combined, place […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 6

Posted on December 17, 2013

    DAY 6 Swedish Dreams Anyone who has eaten at the Ranger Room knows what a Swedish Dream is. A buttery, shortbread cookie with delicate flavors of coconut and pecan. A timeless favorite. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/1/4 cups butter 1/2 cup & 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cup cake […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 5

Posted on December 16, 2013

    DAY FIVE Flourless Chocolate Cookies   We always feel so decadent eating flourless chocolate cake. Well now, you can share the experience with your cookie swap! Dark, dense…..oh heavenly with a cup of dark roast coffee. Invite a friend over and have a few of these cookies to celebrate you! 1 1/2 cups semisweet […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 4

Posted on December 15, 2013

          DAY FOUR Jam Stripes These are “pretty” cookies that look like they came from the italian bakery down the street. And a great opportunity to use that jam from summer. Makes them even more special and be sure to call that jam out on your gift tag!  1 cup unsalted […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 3

Posted on December 14, 2013

        DAY THREE Toffee Almond Sandies 3½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon almond extract […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 2

Posted on December 13, 2013

          DAY TWO Dipped Gingersnap Cookies A new favorite of ours. These fragrant gingersnaps are delicious out of the oven and 4 days later. Perfect for cookie swaps, a quick morning coffee break, we are sure you will add these to your favorite list. 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups vegetable […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 1

Posted on December 12, 2013

        DAY ONE Aunt Marj’s Molasses-Coconut Cookies A tribute to the 2nd generation of Beach Family. This recipe from Aunt Marjorie is a annual favorite for any holiday. ½ cup butter ¾ cup sugar 1 egg ¼ cup molasses Cream together and add 1 ½ cup flour ¾ tsp. baking soda ½ […]

Christmas Cookies. A Baker’s Dozen.

Posted on December 18, 2012

Being a three season resort has its pros and cons. We really enjoy the respite of the winter months, where the daily routine is dog walking, dog dodging and office chatter. It’s all about the planning and the looking ahead. Thinking sun and fun in the frozen surroundings of the lake, all the while praying […]