Churros Cookies

This was our biggest "how did we not think of this earlier" moment of the series. We've been baking up the 12 Days of Cookies for nine years, and this was the simplest idea that yielded surprisingly good results! A simple premade pie crust + cinnamon/sugar/butter + and a little cream cheese on … [Continue reading]

Nutella-Swirled Meringues

These were the unexpected hit of the season. Meringues aren't typically anyone's favorite cookie; they're nice to have for some variety and often pretty to look at, but let's face it -- egg whites and sugar can't do much to compete with some of the richer ingredients in most cookies. Enter these … [Continue reading]

Bourbon Molasses Cookies

This is a perfectly delicious molasses cookie made even better with a hint of bourbon and orange zest. I am not a bourbon girl, but boy do I love a … [Continue reading]

Caramel Brown Butter Snickerdoodles

This snickerdoodle recipe is a "best of" in our family and we worked long and hard to perfect it. It's a riff on this classic snickerdoodle that we … [Continue reading]

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Cups

If you're new to this 12 Days series...this is Year nine for us! That is a lot of freaking cookies, friends. Around year six, Jeff got a little … [Continue reading]

Dulce de Leche Espresso Fudge

If you're tired of the same old fudge, this is your new best friend. It's my favorite version of fudge -- with hints of rich toasted caramel (dulce de … [Continue reading]

Brown Sugar Toffee Bars

Toffee and the dentist. These two are not friends. My mom's homemade toffee is the best. Something about that caramelized brown sugar and butter is … [Continue reading]

Red Velvet Crinkles

I've had this recipe from Buttercream Blondie on my list to try forever. I finally cranked it out last night and let's just say breakfast in my house … [Continue reading]

Oreo Reindeer and Snowmen

I always try to include one recipe you can do with the littles and this was our winner this year. It's definitely not my original recipe -- actually … [Continue reading]

Mexican Hot Chocolate Sandies

This cookie comes with a teeny-tiny kick, but you can leave it out if you want (and it will still be awesome). Mexican hot chocolate always has … [Continue reading]