Happy Holidays!

I hope that everyone's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, winter solstice, etc, was very merry and bright!

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful New Year, see you in 2011!


vanilla spritz (kindof)

Well, I had one last cookie recipe to post before Christmas: traditional vanilla spritz.


candy cane oreo truffles

I'm not sure how this blog went almost a full year without Oreo truffles.
These decadent cookie bites are so delicious, and SO easy. 
And with a little candy cane... a perfect treat for holiday entertaining.

These little guys pack a great chocolatey taste that's like Oreo on steroids. In a good way.


spice gumdrop slice cookies

 I had this idea for a recipe that would be visually stunning:
Beautiful jelly pieces studded in a crisp spiced dough.
(If anyone remembers the jellybean blunder... same idea, different candy.)


candy cane cookies

I love candy canes!

But these are more than just candy canes... they're COOKIES!


thumbprint cookies

This past weekend I had a cookie baking marathon with some friends,
so prepare yourself for a flood of cookie recipes over the next few weeks!

Thumbprint cookies are an old classic, and super fun to make. 
When else are you encouraged to literally stick your fingers in your food?


chocolate gooey butter cookies

Today, I bring you another recipe from Food Network's 12 days of cookies:

I love Paula Deen, which probably doesn't come as a surprise given my feelings on butter.
I knew I had to try this recipe as soon as I saw the ingredient list: