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12 Days of Cookies: Day 12

Posted on December 23, 2013

Day 12 Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites     2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 3 tablespoons molasses 1 large egg 4 oz cream cheese 2 […]

12 Days of Cookies: Day 10

Posted on December 21, 2013

      DAY  10 Foolproof Nutella Turtle Cookies 10 ounces milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped, divided 20 pretzels (flattened pretzel crisps are the best) 20 large rounded teaspoons nutella 40 whole pecans, toasted 24 soft caramels,  unwrapped 2 tablespoons heavy cream sea salt Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. […]

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 Christmas Cookies

Posted on December 14, 2013

This is our 8th annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.  Each day for 12 days, we publish favorite and cherished recipes to try for your family and friends.  For 2013, we will posting them daily to our blog.  

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 […]

12 Days of Cookies is approaching!

Posted on December 5, 2011

The 2011 edition of the Basin Harbor version is coming soon. December 14th starts the new series. Have you signed up yet?  You can NEVER have enough christmas cookie recipes to be used all year long.  We have looked through old recipe boxes, leafed through old magazines …Better Homes and Gardens 1976!…and had fun compiling this […]