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Welcome Home Cookies with Royal Icing

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My dear friend and her husband are first time home owners!  To help them celebrate, I wanted to do something special because she has been such a light in my life and has made my life feel pretty dang special.  So I set out to make these cookies. This was my second experience working with […]

Mother’s Day Sugar Cookies

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Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there!  This year, both mine and Ben’s moms got to be the guinea pigs for me trying my hand at royal icing.  It was so much fun to first go out and find these adorable cookies cutters at Sur la Table (I heart that […]

Italian Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Last week we had dinner at a friends’ home.  I was in charge of bringing dessert.  Since the meal was a classic Italian dish, Chicken Cacciatore, I wanted to make a dessert that fit the “theme.”  I had this recipe bookmarked on Tastespotting for quite some time and knew this was the perfect opportunity to […]

Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookies

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Here’s the post you’ve been waiting for… for an entire day! Was it a long day?  It was for me!  I couldn’t wait to get home and post this.  Thanks, again, to Annie’s Eats for the wonderful timing in sharing this recipe!  (Right when Ben started his Little Debbie sandwich cookie kick.)  I brought a […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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I held a baby shower luncheon on Friday afternoon for my co-worker.  Our entire department (of around 12 people) were invited to come over to my home on their lunch break and celebrate.  I’ll post about the recipes I used later this week. Since it was during a lunch break, there wasn’t really any time […]

Apple Dippin’ Peanut Butter Cookies

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Do you ever eat apples dipped in peanut butter? I do! So, when I saw these cookies on Picky Palate it didn’t take me long to decide to make them.  She’s brilliant for coming up with this recipe! My recommendation is to make these for consumption within a few hours (which really won’t be a […]

Chocolate Biscotti

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I brought these treats to Emily’s Holiday Open House Sunday night.  They were delicious!  Joelen, from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures, was also at the party and said they tasted like a rich brownie…except crunchy!  It was also a great opportunity for me to use my Roasted Cacao Nibs that TCHO sent to me for a tasting. […]

Candy Cane Biscotti

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I’m in love with these biscotti.  If I make them for myself, I probably won’t take the time to dip them in the white chocolate and crushed candy canes, because I’ll want to eat them right away instead!  They’re great dipped in coffee or hot cocoa…or even on their own. Print Candy Cane Biscotti Yield: […]

Scottish Shortbread

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I wanted to include a variety of tastes in my Christmas boxes this year.  Since I decided to break tradition and not include Pizzelles, I thought these cookies could make up for that sugary cookie taste.  This is my first time making shortbread, or really even eating it (yeah sheltered, I know, right!)  So, I’m […]

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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My only regret with these cookies is that I didn’t make a double batch!  They were so easy and yummy!  These cookies added such a festive look to my Christmas boxes.  The recipe made exactly 28 perfect cookies for me as it stated in the magazine.  Oh, and by the way, this comes from Rachael […]

Four- Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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I found these cookies on Bakerella’s blog, but she uses five ingredients. I left out the crushed peanuts because I am not a huge fan of nuts. If you do not want to dip the cookies in chocolate, then it’s a three ingredient recipe. Lovely! Although, if you are looking to impress, the peanuts actually […]

Chocolate Florentine

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One year when Ben and I were visiting my parents in Michigan, my whole family spent a winter afternoon in the Gaslight Village of downtown East Grand Rapids. There were quaint little shops, ice cream parlors, luxury condos, and then we happened upon a small little bakery. Because we were full from ice cream, no […]

Pizzelle

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This year I haven’t had much time to bake for my Christmas tins, so I had to limit the kind of cookies and limit the number of recipients. There are two delicate cookies, though, that I make sure I include because I want them to become a tradition. First, is pizzelle which are Italian waffle […]

Wookie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My sister sent me this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe with the above picture that she took. I made them last night not knowing until mid-recipe that the dough needs to chill for 1-3 hours. Well, I only had time to let it chill for 1 hour, so my cookies turned out a little flatter […]

Pumpkin Cream Sandwiches and Other Party Food

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We had our 3rd Annual BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) Party yesterday afternoon. It started in 2005 a few months after we got married. I was asking Ben how he would like to celebrate his birthday with his friends, and he said he just wanted everyone to get together for a Fall party because he […]