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Triple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I often have a handful of chocolate chips left at the bottom of the bag after baking. Sometimes I’m only making a half batch of a recipe, other times the recipe I’m making simply doesn’t call for a whole 10-, 12- or 16-oz of chocolate chips. Rather than keeping a half dozen partially-empty bags in my pantry, I combine the chips into one big bag ... Read More »

How to Measure Molasses

How to Measure Molasses Easily

Thick, sticky molasses can be a difficult ingredient to work with because it is so hard to measure. Molasses should be measured by volume in the same type of measuring cup that you might use for measuring water, milk or oil. It’s not that you can’t use a dry measuring cup to measure molasses, but that the pour spout on liquid measures makes it much ... Read More »

Cranberry Toffee Almond Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Toffee Almond Sugar Cookies

Shaped cookies, frosted cookies and sprinkle-topped cookies are all very festive additions to a holiday cookie plate, but they’re not the only way to make a cookie look a little festive. Sometimes it is just as simple as adding a little color and today I used dried cranberries add both color and flavor to these delicious sugar cookies. Sugar cookies aren’t always known for having ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

I’ll admit that I usually bake sweet things, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only things I use my oven for! I also make a wide variety of breads, roasts, pasta dishes and other savory items, though not all of them end up here on the site. During the holidays, there are two main dishes that are part of my family’s traditions: turkey and ham. ... Read More »

Gingerbread Oatmeal Blondies

Gingerbread Oatmeal Blondies

These bar cookies are a must-make for the holiday season. I know they don’t look like it at first glance, but these are actually blondies! The dense, chewy bars have the same fudgy texture that you typically find in a brownie, but without any of the chocolate. Blondies usually have a buttery vanilla base, but these bars add molasses, spices and oatmeal to the mix ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don’t Bother Me) Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Shoofly (Don't Bother Me) Pie

When you think of molasses, you probably think of gingerbread and spice cakes. Molasses is a wonderful sweetener with a rich, bittersweet flavor that is often paired with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with doubling down on spices, that isn’t the only way to enjoy molases. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for ... Read More »

Gingerbread Cookies n’ Cream, a Holiday Cocktail

Gingerbread Season Cocktail

Homemade infused spirits and liqueurs are some of my favorite things to make around the holidays. They’re easy because they’re a very hands-off project (you only need to plan a little extra time for them to age) and they make great gifts for cocktail-loving friends. If you take the time to make your own infusions, you’re going to want to have some cocktail recipes to ... Read More »

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Visiting my Grandmother’s house during the holidays as a kid, I always searched the kitchen for a tin containing Danish butter cookies. These buttery shortbread cookies were a treat that never seemed to appear in my house. I liked the sugar-topped pretzels the best. Big sugar crystals, buttery cookie, melt-in-your-mouth texture – what’s not to love? I’ve made my own version of these cookies before ... Read More »

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