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 […]