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Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

It’s crunch time people. The final days where stuffing your face with christmas cookies is still socially acceptable. Milk it for all it’s worth. I’ll admit I’ve made some pretty darn delicious cookies this year, but these may just be the best of the lot. I first came across the elusive Mint Truffle Kiss during...

Spiced Cranberry Spritzers

This cranberry spritzer features a lightly spiced syrup, with subtle notes of allspice and star anise, in a fresh and bubbly beverage. The syrup can be made days ahead of time, making it a breeze to whip up a pitcher if/when unexpected company arrives. Make the extra effort to find pure, unsweetened cranberry juice for...

Gingerbread Ice Cream Floats

Most of my holiday memories revolve around gingerbread in one way or another. My go-to gingerbread cookie recipe comes from my grandma, Bettie. Her cookies are satisfyingly spicy, and soft and chewy, just the way I like them. Granted, the recipe was incredibly cryptic when I first received a copy from my aunt. I’m talking...

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles

If you thought cookie dough ended with chocolate chip, well, I’m here to tell you otherwise. There are as many different kinds of cookie dough as there are, well, cookies. And pretty much all of them can be adapted into a safe-to-eat-raw version, perfect for dipping and turning into truffles. I’ve done chocolate chip. Mexican...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012: Recipe Roundup Part 1

Hold on to your spatulas. Start your mixers. Because this is the post you’ve all been waiting for: the great recipe roundup! From snowballs to snickerdoodles, blossoms to biscotti, there’s a little bit of everything. And then some. If you’re not hungry now, you will be very, very soon. Seriously, where else are you going...

Chocolate Dipped Brownie Cookies with Rainbow Sprinkles

The 2nd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is done for another year, and it was well worth the blood, sweat, and butter that went into organizing it. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results! 576 food bloggers. Over $4,400 raised for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. And more than 20,000 cookies shipped around the...