Recipe 54: Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies…how boring, right? But wait! There’s a surprise!

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I don’t eat sugar cookies because I think they’re bland and I’d rather use the calories on something good. These are different. They have lemon!  Continue reading

Recipe 53: Chocolate-and-Cream Sandwich Cookies

 

Thank you to all of you who worried about me in my absence. *crickets*

You guys…it’s been almost 3 weeks. I’m sorry. I’ll make it up to you today! These are fantastic.

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I just got back from a trip to Vegas this week and after a couple days of recovery, I was ready to bake!  Continue reading

Recipe 52: Coconut Cream-Cheese Pinwheels

We’re having a series of Iron Chef-themed potlucks at work and the secret ingredient this time was cream cheese. I wanted to win, so I needed something fancy and good.

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These looked perfect! Well, they were some of the most complicated cookies I’ve made so far.  Continue reading

Recipe 51: Lemon Clove Cookies

These look like the margarita cookies and the candied ginger cookies, but they are not! They have just a hint of clove that make them different (enough).

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I’ve been avoiding log cookies, as usual, but I figured I’d have to make them eventually. Here it goes.  Continue reading

Recipe 49: Mini Peppermint Meringue Cups with Ganache

This is the final of my [insert excuse for being late] holiday posts for the year. These could be eaten all year round, though, if you’re obsessed with peppermint like I am.

Mini Peppermint Meringue Cups

Yum, right? I went to my friend Nicole’s house to make these.  Continue reading

Recipe 48: Walnut Rum Wafers

You know you’ve made it when you’re invited to an exclusive, annual all-day baking party! I originally was going to make rugelach, but that was going to take forever. Luckily, there was a lot of drinking happening at this party, so there was rum available for this one.

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I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the host, Lisa, or any of the other guests! I’m terrible.  Continue reading

Recipe 46: Iced Coconut Sugar Cookies

We all know I hate royal icing. It sucks. Or, I suck at it. Either way, we’re enemies and this was the showdown.

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I was excited for a variation on sugar cookies, since normally I turn my nose up to those!  Continue reading

Recipe 45: Toffee Millionaires

Okay, people, let me warn you. These are good. You should have seen the faces of my friends and coworkers who ate them.

I don’t know why these are called “Millionaires,” but I decided I was going to be one. I bought a PowerBall ticket. I need $550MM.

Basically, you’re eating brown sugar and butter with melted Heath bars on top. Ready?  Continue reading

Recipe 44: Gingersnap Cookies

I’m watching a Christmas movie to get me in the mood to write this blog. It’s not a good one, but I’ll take what I can get.

This was my first time making gingersnaps (surprise). Let’s see how it goes.

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Recipe 43: Cinnamon-Chocolate Macaroons

I’ve been blogging for a year! Can you believe it? I almost averaged 1 per week, which is pretty good!

This is my first holiday-ish cookie of the year. There are some weird ones coming up, but first, these!

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