Browsing All posts tagged under »Christmas cookies«

Chocolate Ribbon Cookies

December 11, 2011


I have been making these cookies for well over a decade now, always at Christmas.  They are a crisper butter cookie, flavored with chocolate, rum, and walnuts.  I got the recipe from a friend who made them for a cookie exchange, and she had gotten the recipe from a magazine.  I don’t even remember now […]

12 Days of Cookies: Orange-Molasses Drops (#5)

December 10, 2011


These cookies just say CHRISTMAS in all caps.  They are spicy, crunchy, and filled with the classic flavors of the holiday. These cookies also passed our rigorous taste examination.  They are not as heavy in the butter and sugar department, so they make the perfect after-school snack with a class of milk or warm cocoa. […]

12 Days of Cookies: Mexican Wedding Cookies (#4)

December 9, 2011


These cookies were very common in bakeries in the area where I grew up in California.  Sometimes the bakery versions were good.  But sometimes they were disgusting.  I had been making these at home for a while, and was used to the tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle walnut-ty flavor.  I was at a bakery and […]

12 Days of Cookies: Cranberry Orange Thumbprints, #3

December 4, 2011


I did mention that I like thumbprint cookies, right? Well, here is another one that we tried last week.  My daughter has been on a cooking spree!  I am proud to say that although we are making a lot of cookies, we have been so well behaved.  I have limited myself to two cookies a […]