Recipe 76: Iced Sugar Cookie Cutouts

The holiday season might be gone, but this was a pre-Christmas baking event, so deal with it.

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We had my niece, Ava, over for an all-day baking extravaganza. We made peanut butter kiss cookies, glitter balls, peppermint bark (that failed), and these.  Continue reading

Recipe 74: Jam-Filled Cream Cheese Cookies

Last week I thought, “Oh, look, it’s all cold and wintery outside. Time to make some more Christmas cookies!”

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Little did I know these would KILL my Christmas spirit. Ugh.  Continue reading

Recipe 73: White-Chocolate-Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

I’m ready for the holiday season and I don’t even care. We’re a third of the way through November and that’s enough. It’s 34º right now, so it’s certainly appropriate.

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Time for some holiday cookies! I didn’t even know if they still sold Hershey’s Hugs, but good news. They do.  Continue reading

Recipe 68: Hermit Bars

The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and it’s the perfect time for Springtime treats. Not today. hermitbars These look pretty normal and appropriate for this time of year. Well, visions are not always as they seemContinue reading

Recipe 62: Cranberry Thumbprints

As Rafiki would say, it is time. Time for me to get off my butt and start baking again. I’ve been waiting a long time for cranberry season so I could make these.

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Just in time for Thanksgiving!  Continue reading

Recipe 61: Snickerdoodles

It’s Christmas in July, so why not make a holiday cookie?

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“Oh, Nate, that’s nice and all, but where have you been for the last month?” Let me explain…  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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