Double Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

Every year I get a friend or two who says "I just don't bake...I'm terrible at it!" I totally get it -- I imagine their feelings about baking are similar to my feelings about ironing (as in, I literally can't do it) -- so I try to think of something that looks fancy but doesn't require any actual … [Continue reading]

Boston Cream Pie Cookie Cups

These pretty cups have a whole lotta flavor. A buttery cookie crust, rich vanilla custard filling and dark chocolate drizzle all dive in a little cup together and get realllllllly happy. And the use of cake mix in the cookie cups is a genius shortcut that saves a bunch of time but yields the … [Continue reading]

Santa’s Minty Muddy Buddy Mix

I always like to have one recipe in this series where the kids can make it completely by themselves. This was a crowd favorite, and we've re-made it a … [Continue reading]

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Even the classic chocolate chip cookie can use a holiday upgrade, no? The raspberry gives it a little color and a whole lotta pizzazz. These cookies … [Continue reading]

Chocolate-Dipped Toffee Thins

These are the cutest little buggers -- almost a cross between a cookie and a cracker. They are gluten free (I know! WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ME?) because … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]