Bourbon Bacon Maple Cookies

This is the last of the bunch for my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies and, of course, I saved the best for last. This is a trifecta (in horse track speak) of goodies: Bourbon, Bacon and Maple Syrup. It has been a long year and a busy holiday season, but if you find the time […]

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Classic Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic in the kitchen year round. You can make a creamy peanut butter spread to make little peanut butter cookie sandwiches or you can spread a little jelly on top for a PB&J fix. Regardless of how you enjoy these I insist you first have a few plain […]

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White Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies

These joyful morsels were a bundle of success, and certainly a favorite out of the many cookies I made this year. The combination of salty and sweet is perfection. For added sweetness you can add chocolate drizzles to the top. Many of my sweet toothed friends prefer this version. I have a savory palate and […]

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Cranberry Butter Cookies

I love fresh cranberries during the holidays. As I was jotting down ideas for my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies the fresh cranberries in my fridge were lingering. My mind turned to Cranberry Butter, then to Butter Cookies and this recipe was born. These turned out to be my favorites this season. The tart cranberries […]

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Bourbon Orange Blossoms

This is the Christmas recipe I remember most from my childhood. My mom inherited this recipe from my grandmother and we would make them every Christmas. They always taste best if you allow them to sit for a week or more, and I was always trying to sneak one a little early. As an adult, […]

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Bacon Molasses Cookies

Is it true that bacon makes everything better? After making these cookies, I say the answer is a definitive YES. I borrowed this fantastic recipe from my friend Brian, whose Molasses cookies are legendary at the holidays. When I mentioned adding bacon to the dough he was a little skeptical, but the results were FABULOUS. […]

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Dinosaur Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Meltdowns, Baking Realities and Lessons Learned

“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.” ~Elbert Hubbard This weekend I hosted my annual Christmas baking get together with friends. I just returned to Kentucky a few months ago, and this was my first year baking at home for the holidays in 10 years. I pre-made 6 cookie doughs for […]

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Rosalie’s Mexican Wedding Cookies

These devilishly divine cookies were a favorite around my Grandmother’s Christmas table. I was lucky enough to inherit many of her recipes written by hand, to make for later generations. One of my friends asked me, “Why are these called Mexican Wedding Cookies?” I don’t know the origins but, in my opinion, the name is […]

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Peppermint Meringue Drops

Meringues are certainly outside my comfort zone, but I think these turned out pretty stellar for my first try. Anytime a recipe relies on the consistency of an egg white I get a little nervous. But thanks to my trusty, new Kitchenaid Mixer this recipe was a walk in the park…or at least the initial […]

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Cinnamon Pecan Pinwheels

This year I participated in the International Blogger Holiday Cookie Recipe Exchange hosted by Lori at Fake Food Free. I was sent a Cinnamon Pinwheels recipe from Quick and Easy, Cheap and Healthy. This was my first time making pinwheel cookies, so I added a few things to jazz them up to my taste and […]

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