Holiday Cookie Countdown: Peppermint Pillows

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What the what? How is this Day 12 already? Is it just me or did this series go way too fast? I could seriously do it all year long (though my tooshy and thighs disagree). Well, if you're looking to end on a bang, make these soft, sweet, peppermint-scented cookies. The are light and tender … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: White Chocolate Gingerbread Nests

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I call these the "lazy woman's thumbprint cookies." Instead of going through the trouble of making a filling for these delicious spice cookies, you simply sprinkle some white chocolate chips in the centers immediately after baking. After a gentle push, you've created these yummy, spice-filled cookie … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Sparkling Almond Sugar Cookies

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Every good holiday cookie platter needs a sugar cookie. I love this one because it's so tender and delicious and coated with a layer of coarse … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

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So, if I had to pick a favorite of this series (as in, you were threatening to pull out my fingernails one by one -- because it's that hard to pick a … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Santa Hat Strawberries

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Alright. So this isn't so much a cookie as it is a sweet treat. And something to dress up your holiday cookie platter that looks fantastic and takes … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Turtle Thumbprints

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Chocolate cookie. Warm caramel center. Crunchy pecan coating. Smooth chocolate drizzle. This, my friends, is cookie nirvana. A couple of years ago, … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodle. It's one of my favorite words (right up there with babaganoush!) It's also one of my favorite cookies. I love a good Snickerdoodle, but … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: White Chocolate Peppermint Krispie Treats

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These were hands down my kids' favorite treat of the whole series. They were actually Kate's idea -- she saw the peppermint marshmallows in the … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Gooey Salted Caramel Bars

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For the love of all things sticky and sweet, add these to your holiday baking list. They are to die for. These bars start with a buttery shortbread … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies with Sea Salt

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Let's face it...it was only a matter of time before Nutella worked its way into this series. I mean, Nutella is practically its own food group with … [Continue reading]