For years, we avoided making sugar cookies because decorating them with royal icing just seemed like too much of a hassle given the number of other cookies we make (check out #12CookiesofChristmas posts to see what else makes it onto our cookie tray!). Finally, a few years ago, I decided with all of my decorating… Continue reading Christmas Sugar Cookies
In our family, we all love coconut and chocolate coconut candy and desserts. And so when we came across a recipe for macaroon with a chocolate center, we knew we had to give it a try. That was a few years ago and Inside Out Mounds have been a part of our cookie tray every… Continue reading Inside Out Mounds
Our Mommom makes the absolute best chocolate chip cookies. For year’s I have tried to recreate them, but even with her recipe they are never quite the same. So although mine pale in comparison, this past weekend I made a batch up for our Christmas cookie tray (#10 out of the #12CookiesofChristmas if you’re keeping… Continue reading Mommom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
This year my mom picked up a new Cuisine at Home Christmas dessert special edition. As soon as we saw the picture of their Nutella Cookies we knew we had to give them a try.
Pizzelles aren’t the only Italian cookie we make during the holidays. Last year we added amaretti to our cookie list and they were a huge hit! The nice thing about these cookies is no mixer is required. You just need a food processor. They also only have 3 ingredients making them a breeze to throw together.… Continue reading Christmas Amaretti
We are officially half way through our holiday baking! The last cookie we finished up tonight was our Mint Surprises. Just like the name implies, these cookies have an Andes mint hidden inside. They are so well hidden, in fact, that we had to start making the icing on top green so people had warning!
Over the years, we have worked pretty hard to make sure we end up with a well-rounded cookie tray. Sometimes it’s hard to find interesting non-chocolate cookie recipes and so when we discovered the Brickle Drop Cookie recipe on the back of a package of Hershey’s Heath Toffee Bits we were excited to give it… Continue reading Brickle Drop Cookies
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to turn a classic cookie into a Christmas favorite. If you’re a peanut butter & chocolate lover then you’ll love our Christmas twist on the classic peanut butter blossom. To start out, we make our peanut butter blossoms about a third the size of regular peanut butter blossoms by using… Continue reading Christmas Peanut Butter Blossoms
Happy St. Nicholas Day! Since our St. Nicholas Day traditions come from Germany, I thought I’d share the recipe for another family tradition that comes from Germany, making spritz cookies! Spritz, or Spritzgebäck in German, comes from the German word spritzen which means to squirt. Like pizzelles, you’ll also need a bit of equipment to make these… Continue reading German Christmas Cookies: Spritz
Pizzelles are anise flavored Italian wafer cookies that are made for special occasions and holidays like weddings, Easter, and of course Christmas! They also happen to be the oldest known cookie and so it’s no surprise that there are similar cookies throughout Europe such as Swiss Bratseli and Norwegian Krumkakes. Unlike most cookies, pizzelles actually… Continue reading Italian Christmas Cookies: Pizzelles