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Peppermint Snickerdoodles

Peppermint Snickerdoodles

Candy canes are a great decoration for a Christmas tree, but they can have a lot of other great culinary uses, as well. For instance, stirring one into a mug of hot chocolate will give you a delicious peppermint hot chocolate that is indulgent and refreshing. They can also be a great addition to holiday cookies, and I don’t just mean as garnish for gingerbread ... Read More »

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are often disappointing because they tend to look better than they taste, especially those oh-so-cute gingerbread men. I prefer to make my own for this very reason, and happily, homemade gingerbread men taste at least as good as they look – if not better! This recipe for Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies is a bit of a twist on classic gingerbread cookies. The soft spicy ... Read More »

Swirled Holiday Snowball Cookies

Swirled Holiday Snowball Cookies

A couple of years ago, Nestle released some limited edition chocolate chips for the holidays called Tollhouse Swirled Holiday Morsels. They were white chocolate chips that had been swirled with bright streaks of green and red. Saying that they were festive was an understatement, and they added a great Christmas flare to any batch of cookies you put them into. One of the most popular ... Read More »

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These cookies have a secret ingredient: white chocolate. You might be thinking that there is nothing particularly secretive about it, because this ingredient is also listed in the name of the cookies – but you would be wrong. The reason that white chocolate is a secret ingredient in these cookies is because it is incorporated twice. Not only are there white chocolate chips in the ... Read More »

Peanut Butter and Jelly Rugelach

PB & J Rugelach, up close

When I was a kid, I really disliked rugelach. It wasn’t a cookie I encountered often, but they always popped up around the holidays at Hannukah or Christmas parties. I didn’t like the mystery nut fillings, which rarely had a distinct flavor, and I disliked the fact that they were usually hard and dry. In short, I didn’t care for rugelach because I had always ... Read More »

Ad Hoc Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie, bite

Thomas Keller’s beautiful cookbooks are often through of being coffee table books more than actually cookbooks. This could be attributed to the fact that the photography in the books, whether The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon or Ad Hoc at Home, is stunning, but it can also be attributed to the fact that the recipes tend to be very detailed and often time consuming. This is ... Read More »

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling

Whoopie pies are soft, cake-like cookies that are sandwiched together with a frosting-like filling. If you haven’t had them before, they’re almost like inside out cupcakes in terms of texture and flavor. Whoopie pies are easy to make and easy to transport, so they’re a great snack to make when you need to feed a crowd or want to take a treat to a party. ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I think of shortbread cookies, I think of simplicity. Shortbread cookies usually have a high percentage of fat and slightly less sugar than other cookies, leaving you with a not-too-sweet cookie that has a nice buttery flavor to it. I like them plain, but because they are often plain they are a great foil for other flavors to be added. Like chocolate chips, for ... Read More »

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