Category “Christmas & Holidays”

Tuesday, 23 December, 2008

Betty Crocker’s Gingerbread Boys

Since I had already made my usual Gingerbread Men recipe earlier this season, I decided that I would branch out and try a new one for my second round of cookies this year.

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Thursday, 18 December, 2008

Marvelous Marbled Peppermint Bark

What could be more festive and full of holiday cheer than beautifully swirled peppermint bark!?!

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Thursday, 11 December, 2008

Dawg Balls

Okay, so there’s a story behind the name of these cookies. I got this wonderfully delicious cookie recipe from the lovely, talented, and resourceful friend Hayley because I was looking for a festive cookie to take to a tailgating party before a Georgia Bulldogs football game. (Go Dawgs!) My hubby saw me making these the morning of the party, and when he saw me rolling the chocolate balls of dough in red sprinkles, he said, “What are you making?!? Dawg balls?!?” And I said, “Yes!”

And that is how this cookie’s name came to be.

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Monday, 8 December, 2008

My Father-In-Law’s Favorite Cookies


My father in law has one weakness: coconut macaroons! Since he was going to be at our Christmas gathering, I wanted to make him his favorite treat.

I’ve tested a lot of different macaroon recipes – the ones that use condensed milk seemed promising, but ended up too dry. The ones based on egg whites sounded okay, and they ended up being PERFECT.

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Monday, 8 December, 2008

Traditional Cut-Out Cookies

When I was growing up, every year we would make Christmas Cut-Outs and leave some by the fireplace for Santa. I have a shortbread recipe that I love to use for cutouts (I’ll post this before Christmas, don’t worry), but over the past few years, I’ve grown quite fond of Alton Brown’s Sugar Cookie Recipe.

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Turtle Pretzel Candies


I adapted this recipe from one that I found on Allrecipes.com – one of my favorite websites because I love to read people’s reviews of different recipes! It’s been a much-loved treat in my family and my husband’s family ever since I discovered it.

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

Here are some Winter Wonderland Cupcakes that I came up with for my husband. He loooves peppermint and chocolate, so what could be better than combining these flavors in a scrumptious cupcake???

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Creamy Chocolate-Almond Fudge


This is the most balanced, easy-to-eat fudge recipe I’ve ever made. The perfect amount of sweetness, creaminess, crunchy nuts, and chocolate decadence. It was a big hit at our Christmas party!

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Gingies!

Okay, okay, I know it’s silly, but it’s a family joke to call these cookies “Gingies” – I think when my little brother was, well, little, we put “y” at the end of every word, and we never stopped even though he’s 21 years old now!

This recipe has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. In high school, I gave these out with a recipe card to all of my girlfriends. It’s the best recipe I’ve found for making gingerbread that is soft and chewy instead of dry and crispy.

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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These tender, buttery cookies are bejeweled with sweet and tangy raspberry preserves. Fresh out of the oven, these cookies melt in your mouth. Just be careful because the preserves will be hot!

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