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 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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Recipe 11: Lemon Squares

Sam needed to bake something to take to her mom’s for Christmas so I invited her over to make lemon squares. I’ve never even eaten a lemon square, but they look good.

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Recipe 10: Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

It’s been DAYS since I last baked cookies. I felt empty inside before today. I’m sorry if I let any of you down. Please jump back on my train.

This satisfies my every desire:

EXCEPT for the walnuts. I decided to kick them out of this recipe because nobody likes fucking walnuts.  Continue reading

Recipe 9: Spice Stars

Since Christmas is only 2 weeks away, I want to make as many holiday cookies as possible. This time I chose Spice Stars.

More nonpareils! This would be my first cookie with a cutter. Scary.

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Recipe 8: Lemon Wreaths

I promised you all that I would try something more difficult this time. Well, I did.

Those look like mini donuts (or if you’re cool – abbreviated as “dones”), but I trick you not, my friends. Those are cookies! Pretty cookies.

This recipe is the most difficult so far. Making rings and dipping in glaze and nonpareils? That’s stressful. Continue reading

Recipe 6: Chocolate Gingerbread Bars

Martha, what do you mean by “cookie”? Chocolate Gingerbread Bars do not look like cookies, but they look good!

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Recipe 3: Glitter Ball Cookies

I went to Starbucks yesterday and they had all their holiday stuff out. I want everything! I probably said, “ooh, I NEED this” 15 times. Ask Megan.

I know that last week I said I was in the holiday spirit, but now I really am. So I rushed home from work, queued up A Very She & Him Christmas on Airplay and started making Glitter Ball Cookies (with creamy ginger filling).

I’ve wanted to make these since the day I bought the app, but didn’t want to jump into something too complicated, too soon. The “glitter” freaked me out. The “sandwiching” freaked me out. I’m on recipe 3, the first 2 were a success, so I went for it.

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