10 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Holiday Baking: Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I have lots of favorite things, like Disney World and vampire romance novels, but Christmas might just top all of them. One of the joys of Christmas for me is making cookies. It is just so much fun cranking up the holiday music while dancing around the kitchen whipping up some yummy cookies. And, of course, half the fun is stuffing said cookies in my mouth while dancing around! (At least I am exercising!) ...more
Looks great:) But is it really gluten-free? I'm not sure..more

Chocolate salami cookies - no eggs no bake

No bake, no eggs cookies. Fun to make, incredibly easy and festive. I used to prepare the chocolate salami cookies when I was a child and now it’s time for my little Luca to prepare it with me and have fun together mashing the cookies and kneading the dough…and tasting some of it during the process (there are no eggs…no worries!!)....more

French Cherry Macarons

During this day of thanks, Thanksgiving I wanted to take the time to show you my appreciation for your support and comments. I thought it would be deliciously perfect to share one of our favorite holiday French macaron recipes. ...more

chocolate chunk caramel cookies

A few weeks ago, I started my surgery and anesthesia rotation for my internship. As much as I love emergency medicine, there’s just something about surgery and anesthesia that is equally as exciting to me. There’s actually a lot of similarities between the two – they both require constant diligent observation of your patient, you need to be on your toes at all times, and you have to be able to quickly adapt treatments to the status of your patient....more

Sweet & Salty Compost Cookies


Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever and, yes their sugar free!

As the leaves begin to fall, the days get shorter and there’s a chill in the air; you get the…View Post--Mrs. Akram Taghavi-Burris The mastermind behind Akram's Ideas   ...more

Nutella Bites

Last week I shared with you a reipe for Healthified Nutella. It was great as a sandwich spread, but I wondered what would it be like if I used it in baked goods. So, I made these mini Nutella rolls, or Nutella bites, to test it.It turned out that Healthified Nutella was actually easier to work with then the regular one because it is a little bit thinner so it is easier to spread on the surface of the dough. And after baking, the taste was almost the same....more

Cookie Perfection: Chocolate Crinkles

The holidays are quickly approaching and I'm SO excited to start baking! A couple weeks ago, Jhanis teased her fellow Instagram followers with a pic of some Chocolate Crinkles.  She totally sold me, once she explained that were soft, chewy chocolate cookies, covered in powdered sugar.  ...more