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Dulce de Leche Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

If you don’t already have enough holiday cookies to go around the block a few times (and then some) here’s one more last minute recipe that would be perfect for your holiday dessert table or cookie tray. I brought a platter of these sweet gems to a neighbor’s holiday party, where I swear every time...

Gingerbread Brownies

If you do a google search for Gingerbread Brownies, they’ve been done before (hasn’t everything, at this point?) but what you find are not what I’d consider brownies. Maybe blondies at best, but the pale brunette bars seem to be far too light in color and seemingly cakey in texture to be considered true brownies...

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015: Recipe Roundup Part I

Who’s ready for some cookies? Another year, another the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and with it comes another epic roundup of all the amazing cookie recipes people baked and shipped around the world. Impressive, eh? To avoid major cookie overload, we’ve divided this year’s recipes (384 in all!) into two posts. What you see...

Chewy Muscovado Sugar Cookies

I will always, ALWAYS, choose a chewy cookie over a crispy one. And these are the absolute chewiest. Muscovado sugar is my new love, my new obsession, and I’m all for using it anywhere and everywhere I can (because it’s delicious, for one, but also because I bought a case of 10 and Taylor’s been...

Raspberry Russian Cocktail

Cheers to the holidays! Here, have a drink. Or two. Because that’s what the holidays are all about, after all: friends, family, and a good stiff drink to tide you over until they all leave (just kidding, of course, I’m over exaggerating. But I think we can all agree that a little booze makes everything...

Crispy Potato Latkes with Spiced Pear Compote

It’s Hanukkah time, and you know what that means: latkes. Lots and lots of latkes. I’ve discovered that when it comes to latkes, there are two kinds of people in this world: sour cream people and applesauce people. Although I’ve sometimes found myself in the center of this latke-venn diagram, dolloping both sour cream and...

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Remember that one time, you left out the sugar in your first batch of cookies, perhaps the one time in recent history when you didn’t taste the dough first, taking a giant bite out of a hard nugget of chalky cocoa before you realized? And then the next batch you remembered the sugar but screwed...

Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark

It shall be our new Christmas tradition: whip up a batch of super easy chocolate bark and devour it before it can make it into any gift bags. Oops. Luckily that ‘super easy’ part makes it, well, super easy to simply make some more. Inspired by last year’s wildly popular peanut butter cup chocolate bark,...

Ginger Persimmon Scone Muffins

I simply adore persimmons, which I believe to be entirely underutilized in cooking and baking. In fact, my all-time favorite green bean recipe (which I made again this year for Thanksgiving) utilizes persimmons in a savory manor, but they are most often found in sweet treats and bready things. These scones, or scone muffins (scuffins?...