Ho Ho Ho! Yo-Yo’s are here! Day 2 Holiday Cookies

Day 2 of 12 days of Cookies.  I am off to a slow start having posted the first cookie days ago.  But this cookie was worth the wait.  Once again I delved into Ottolenghi’s dessert book, Sweet. I am a sucker for shortbread and their Yo-Yos are just that, buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread…

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Twelve Days of Cookies Starts… NOW (Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines)

This holiday season I am determined to post a Twelve Days of Cookies list and I will only stand a chance if I start now. This month Food 52 Baking Club is featuring Ottolenghi’s book Sweet authored with Helen Goh, his dessert partner in crime. As with all Ottolenghi books, this one is beautiful, worthy…

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Not Your Mama’s Graham Crackers

For as long as I can remember, I have loved graham crackers.  I can still picture myself as a kindergartener fidgeting in my chair, hands clasped on my lap (trying to look angelic of course), waiting for snack time, a carton of milk and graham crackers.  I was a dipper, I would break my cracker in half, dip…

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Day 5 Holiday Cookie List: Not a cookie but something that goes well!

I was going to stop at homemade Kahlua but a super simple recipe caught my eye in one of my all time favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen.  I trust her implicitly so I knew I was going to make this.  This is a knockoff of Baily’s Irish Cream. Yep. Super simple and delicious.  I waited until…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter Day 3: Dorie’s Blondies

Hi! Jamie here. I’m back for a holiday season of cookies, Christmas music, and lying on the couch watching TV. If you haven’t guessed by now, my mom is kinda crazy about cookies—especially during the holidays. Although I beg her every year not to bake 36 dozen cookies—I eat so many of them—she somehow turns…

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Variations on a Thumbprint Day 2: 12 Days of Cookies

Who doesn’t like thumbprints? Not me, my kids, my hubby, nor Santa (the thumbprints were always gone from Santa’s cookie plate on Christmas morning).  While perusing the internet for holiday cookie recipes I came across the blog, Chew Out Loud.  Their most requested cookie recipe (hands down winner)  is for Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies. Really, is it so surprising?…

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It’s Crunch Time (Dutch Almond Cookies) Day 1 of the 12 Days of Cookies

One hundred and thirty three.  Remember that number. Way back in January we took an impromptu trip to New York for my cousin’s birthday.  My cousin’s wife Kathy, baker, crafter, home chef extraordinaire made all of the scrumptious desserts – birthday cake, lemon parfaits and an amazing assortment of cookies for the shindig.  We ate, we danced,…

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Happy New Year! Champagne Shortbread

New Year’s Eve!  I have never been one to celebrate New Year’s Eve on a big scale.  Every year we talk about going into the City, watching the countdown and toasting in the New Year with the throngs..and yet we ultimately find ourselves staying home, watching a favorite movie and falling asleep!  We manage to toast…

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Its a Dog’s Life

I was so confident I would plow through my Holiday Cookie List.  After all, I usually make a ton of holiday cookies.  But blogging about each recipe threw me for a loop..that and 20+ people for Christmas dinner!  But I am doggedly determined to complete my 12 days of Cookies even though Christmas has passed….

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A Cool Minty Riff for #10 on the Holiday Cookie List

Only 2 more cookies after this post for my holiday cookie list and COINCIDENTALLY there’s only 2 more days until Christmas.  Yikes, I’m cutting it pretty close! When I’m in a grocery or cookware store I feel like a kid in a candy store.  I go bonkers.  It’s really not my fault, there is just too much STUFF out there…

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Bam! Raspberry Lemon Thumbprints

The kids are home!  These cookies disappeared crazy fast (which makes me happy).  Here is Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas to launch this post!   I love jam.  I have a weakness for toast with butter and jam, PBJs and day after Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches with stuffing and cranberry jam.  Ok, so I’m cheating, it’s…

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