Candy Cane twists

Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie SeriesYou know that kid who is attracted to sprinkles on everything? Sure you do. This is the same kid who always wants the rainbow ice cream or the insanely fluorescent colored marshmallow cereal. To them, it's really not about how these things taste. When you're a kid, it's about the idea of how it tastes. Like a technicolor lip gloss flavored dream, where every day is a sugar coma induced trip through a Candyland inspired landscape. I was that kid. In some ways I still am....more

Salted Peanut Butter Nutella Sandwich Cookies

What?! I know, right?! Could you cram any more deliciousness into that title? I think not. It's stuffed full of amazingness and so is this cookie. It's the 8th day of Christmas and I think I've put on five pounds this week. No joke. All in the name of delivering baked deliciousness. It's a worthy cause, one I'm proud to be a part of....more

Honey Pecan Teacakes

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie SeriesHave I got a treat for you. Today, I am actually featuring one of my own recipes. It's an adaptation of a commonly known cookie called snowballs, Russian teacakes, or Mexican wedding cakes. Whatever you call them, their buttery deliciousness is a perfect accompaniment to a cup of warm, fragrant tea. My mother made these every year and when I embarked on my own holiday traditions, I made it a point to include these staples in our cookie repertoire....more

Peppermint Chocolate Wafers

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie SeriesWell, hello. Still here, hmmm? Is that because I've failed to offer you something truly wow-worthy. I hope not. I hope it's because you just can't get enough. Nutmeg and chocolate, sugar and coffee, cardamom and cocoa. Is it possible to overdose on cookies? Not likely. But if you're still looking for that cookie that will really class things up, you'll be pleased with today's offering....more

Empire Cookies

This has to be one of my favourite holiday cookies of all, the Empire Cookie!! Its soft biscuit like cookie is sandwiched between a sweet layer of raspberry jam, drizzled with almond icing and topped with a plump little cherry! It doesn’t get any better than that!...more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Logs

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie SeriesFor today's featured holiday cookie, I've fallen back to an old favorite. I think I've eaten these little nuggets every year since I was a kid. They were a staple in my Mom's Christmas repertoire and my own kids have been adamant about keeping them in the line up of treats....more

Sugar Plum Fairy Holiday Cookies

Eggnog Sugar Stars

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie SeriesIt's the third day of Christmas already. Crap. I know this because I've begun to frantically calculate how much time I have before mailing packages to be received by the holidays will become an impossibility. It's this strange equation I end up doing every year. How long the line will be at the post office divided by how long I can wait and still squeeze in under the deadline? And how reluctant I am to change out of my pajamas on any given day. Anyhoo....more