Category “Cookies”

Tuesday, 30 December, 2008

Fruitcake… Cookies?

I really don’t like fruitcake. At all. I know this is very “un-vintage” of me. Maybe it’s the creepy little mystery bits of neon-colored candies. Or maybe it’s the dense and soggy texture. Or the weird flavors.

However, I am married to a man who loves fruitcake. So in a valiant attempt to do something sweet for my dear hubby, I decided to transform fruitcake this holiday season into something better, something yummy, or at least something not quite so creepy and mysterious.

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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, 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

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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Sunday, 7 December, 2008

My dad’s favorite cookies

Here they are – my dad’s favorite cookies! I hadn’t made these in almost 10 years, but when we decided to have a little Christmas gathering this year, and it was going to be my dad’s very first time seeing where my husband and I live, I knew I had to make something special just for him.

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Thursday, 4 December, 2008

Melt-in-your-Mouth Goodness!

Here are my Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies!

This is a great old-fashioned recipe for melt-in-your-mouth cookies that cook on the stove and then set up on wax paper. There is nothing in the world like enjoying one of these tender, chewy, chocolatey gobs of goodness fresh off the wax paper, when they are still just a tiny bit warm. This is an easy recipe to make, even for beginners – but people are always wowed by the deliciously addictive taste of these cookies!
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