I love baking gingerbread cookies during the holiday season. I think it counts as baking plus aromatherapy because baking gingerbread cookies smell so terrific as they bake. However, I don't always have time to make gingerbread dough, chill it, roll it out and bake it. So, I do the next best thing: I make gingersnaps.
Gingersnap dough can be made and baked in about 30 minutes. That is what I call a holiday treat! Delicious cookies in under an hour? Pass the milk. . . .
If you are looking for a buttery Christmas cookie that will melt in your mouth, look no further. This recipe makes tender Christmas cookies bursting with the flavor of butter and vanilla. I think a few of these cookies left out on Christmas Eve for the Big Guy will guarantee you a few nice surprises under the tree. . . .
I'd forgotten how much I loved making biscotti until I started working on this recipe. Reader, Maura R., asked me for a "yummy gluten-free almond biscotti." Maura didn't have a recipe in mind. So, I pulled out an old biscotti recipe that--I think--came from my student days at the CIA.
As soon as I looked at the recipe, I was reminded how easy biscotti are to make at home. You whip together a dough, shape it into a log and bake. Once the log is baked, you need to cut it into individual pieces and toast it. That's it!
This recipe makes delicious almond biscotti. For the holiday, you could dip them into some dark chocolate and put them into cello bags. They would make lovely gifts! . . .
Holiday Cookie Recipe: Anginetti These cookies are a Christmas tradition in my life. When I was little, our neighbor, Lisa, would bring us a plate. As a child I thought they were rather "blah." As an adult, I adore them!
The cookies are lemon-flavored and posses a dry, almost biscuit, texture. But don't let that scare you! The flavor of these cookies is divine: delicate and subtle. And, they are the type of cookie you can sneak in the morning! . . . keep reading
Holiday Cookie: Classic Roll Out Cookies These were the roll-out cookies she made when I was a kid. For years I have avoided adapting the recipe because they use shortening instead of my beloved butter. However, this year was the year to adapt it. And I am SO glad I did! One bite of these cookies took me back to my childhood. Enjoy my mom's Christmas cookies. I do! . . . keep reading
Holiday Cookie Recipe: Key Lime Snaps
If you are looking for a truly tender, buttery cookie, look no further! These Key Lime snaps are wonderfully delicate cookies. And, I love the nice surprise of lime flavor in the finish of these cookies. It isn't overwhelming but, boy, is it delicious! . . . keep reading
Holiday Cookie: Molasses Crinkle When I bite into a Molasses Crinkle, I just think, "Holiday." The sweet-spicy flavor of these cookies seems to capture everything I love about the flavors of Holiday baking. . . . keep reading
Holiday Cookie: Elizabeth's Loaded Chocolate Popcorn Popcorn is a holiday tradition. And, this year, I noticed how expensive premade chocolate popcorn was in stores. Not only is it easy to make yourself, it is much easier on the wallet. You can make this recipe for around $5.00!
Holiday Cookie: Brownie Bites I love these little Brownie Bites! They are wonderfully rich and full of chocolate flavor. Not only are they easy to make, they would be a perfect holiday gift packaged in a cello bag tied with a bow. . . . keep reading
Coconut Chocolate Bar Recipe Elizabeth Barbone This rich recipe is a take on a classic chocolate chip cookie bar. This version, with dark brown sugar and coconut, seems especially festive for this time of year! . . . keep reading
Date Nut Bar Recipe Elizabeth Barbone Many readers asked for a date nut bar recipe. This one is not only easy to make but has the wonderfully rich flavors you'd expect in a date bar. Enjoy! . . . keep reading
Cranberry Orange Walnut Bar Recipe Elizabeth Barbone Cranberries, Walnuts, and Oranges are classic holiday flavors. They team up with my brown sugar butter bars to make a delightful (and delightfully easy) dessert. These bars are great served warm with a dusting of powdered sugar. . . . keep reading