Every type cookie imaginable for the holiday cookie tray, or just because! A collection of bars, brownies, chews, drops, fudge, rolled, and squares with traditional classics for the Holiday Christmas Cookie Tray, Easter, Weddings, Valentine's, Halloween, and after school treats to be gobbled down with a glass of milk! Includes long-time treasured family favorites, as well as cookies waiting to be tried...
These tender scones, studded with fresh strawberries, sport an unusual glaze. Based on granulated sugar rather than confectioners', and tinted gold by a very high percentage of vanilla, the topping gives the scones a nicely crunchy finish. They're the perfect vehicle for a dollop of double Devon cream and a dab of jam (try strawberry-rhubarb or my strawberry jam recipe #388115). Strawberry and Cream Scones are great served warm, slathered in Honey Thyme Butter recipe #428651 or my Homemade Lemon Clotted Cream recipe #453683. From KingArthurRecipes.com.
Ricciarelli are wonderful intense flavor almond cookies that originated in the town of Siena, Italy. Very popular year 'round, but especially at Christmas time! I like to add a spoonful of rum or orange zest to the dough, for variation. You can also use lemon, brandy or Amaretto. Dip the baked ricciarelli in melted chocolate, if desired. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Lavender and Rosemary Spiced Walnuts are great sprinkled in salads, as cake or cookie decorations, or served as a healthy appetizer or snack. Would make a delightful hostess gift, presented in a tin and tied with a pretty lavender ribbon. From Sharon Shipley's Lavender Cookbook.
These delicious lavender cookies are a real treat--perfect for tea-time, or for serving out on the veranda with a pitcher of ice-cold lemonade! From The Spice House. Note: Icing amount as written is very generous for these cookies, feel free to reduce to one half or one quarter the recipe, as you like.
Delicious! The best oatmeal cookies ever! Moist and chewy, and delicious--these cookies are everything an oatmeal cookie should be, and more! The raisins are plumped in Irish whiskey before adding to the batter, and there are plenty of nuts and just a hint of cinnamon in these yummy cookies. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
A FAMILY FAVORITE that is requested by my relatives each winter. They are pretty in gift boxes and are easy to make. Nothing is better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Yield depends on size of ball you make.
I know, I know... I thought the same thing. *lol*
Domestic Blue cheese gives cookies a clean flavor, color and texture. Use less flour with a Stilton-style cheese and more flour with a French-style Roquefort.
This is an amazing recipe for the most wonderful Kahlua and coffee fudge that you will ever taste! My favorite Kahlua fudge, by far! And nothing could be simpler. Enjoy with a cup of coffee and you will be in heaven. Perfect for holiday cookie trays or gift giving. From Taste of Home "Best of Christmas".
My Great Grandmother brought this recipe with her from Scotland to Boston, MA in 1903. I learned how to make it from my Grandmother. To this day, we would not be caught without having this on hand during the Holidays. This recipe is not for the faint at heart. It is a labor of love. The hand kneading process can take up to 20 minutes (really) due to the ingredient ratios. The true keys to the success of this simple, rustic recipe are that the butter needs to be at room temperature (limp) and that you need to use the warmth of your hands to get the entire ball to a glistening stage. The flour needs to melt into the butter and sugar. You need to work it to the point that when cut in half, the interior of the ball glistens like the exterior. I know it sounds like a lot of work but the end results are well worth it. Put on some holiday music and share the process with people you love. Pass the ball around and take turns kneading it. Make some special Holiday memories with your family. I hope you enjoy making, eating and giving this shortbread as a small gift as much as we do... Enjoy!
A gorgeous spice cookies that won its category in the Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network. Courtesy Camilla Saulsbury, Nacogdoches, Texas. Cannot wait to try this one. ***Remember, this dough needs one hour for refrigeration.***
This is a very flaky cookie that has been in my family years. My grandmother passed it down to all. I've seen it called many other names but in my house we've nicknamed it: Mom's Hurry Up Cream Cheese Cookies, because if your kitchen is too warm they do become a bit difficult to handle. So if you plan on having a day of baking.... do these first! You're gonna love them. NOTE: Very easy to make total time includes refrigeration of 1 hr if your kitchen is warm from holiday baking.
From Gourmet, October 2004. These are just wonderful. Some recommend adding a second teaspoon of fleur de sel at the very end "as the caramel is cooling so the crystals don't completely dissolve, providing the occasional salty crunch in the final product." Others recommend adding a teaspoon and a half of vanilla or a couple of tablespoons of dark rum. Or, someone suggested dipping in dark chocolate and sprinkling with fleur de sel. Very versatile. Perfect for holiday gifts. Cooking time includes two hours of cooling.