Chocolate Chip Snowballs


Lots of cookies will be made over the next month. We have so many favorites which we make year after year but this year we are making a few favorites slightly differently. We love Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cakes, or Russian Tea Cake cookies which are all basically shortbread with nuts rolled in confectionery sugar. Some…

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


Hoping you all had a great Thanksgiving if you celebrated! We are now looking forward to Christmas in our house. We love to bake so we will be sharing lots of our goodies with friends and family. I try to vary our cookies from year to year but there are several that my family MUST…

Christmas Cookies: Quaker Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


Reblogged from 2016: These cookies are a favorite in our house.  I use the recipe for Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies from  Quaker Oats.com just like my mother used to make them off the back of the oatmeal box.  I almost never bake but when I do I want a recipe I know that will turn…

Christmas Cookies: Soft Molasses Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: It’s finally time for me to crank up the Christmas songs and start getting ready for Christmas! I love the holiday season and try to stretch it out as long as possible.  I freeze lots of cookies to take to my family when we visit and to parties. My plan this year…

Christmas Cookies: Buttery Toffee Cookies


We are trying to cut down a bit on sweets so one of the new things I am trying is if we want a treat we have to make it. I am not much of a baker so the rest of the family has to pitch in on this. This creation was from my partner,…

Christmas Cookies: Hot Cocoa Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: As we are expecting 3″-5″ of snow today and tomorrow it seems perfect that I am posting Hot Cocoa Cookies. I am sure we are going to want to stay inside and nibble a few of these with some warm milk! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. I am hoping…

Christmas Cookies: Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: Sometimes only cookies will help make the day better or are the perfect way to celebrate. My partner had someone in her department take a new job so they were celebrating his last day yesterday. Over the weekend almost 14 dozen cookies were made for her office. My kitchen was like a…

Christmas Cookies: Christmas Spritz Cookies


Reblogged from 2017: I love, love, love Christmas time! We start baking right around Thanksgiving and make cookies right up until Christmas Eve when we make our families Apple Kuchen. I made these with my mother when I was little. Our cookie press was a bit different from the one I have now but they…

Christmas Cookies: Russian Teacakes, Snowballs, etc…


Reblogged from 2015 It seems hard to conceive that time is passing so quickly. There are only 14 days left until Christmas! Where has the month gone. We are still baking like crazy in our house. We are trying to fit it in among all the events that are happening this time of year. This…

Christmas Cookies: Fairy Bites


Reblogged from 2016: Do you need a super simple cookie that tastes great and can be made in under 30 minutes? These tiny little cookies are perfect! They are tiny and offer a nice sweet bite. In February my daughter’s Girl Scout troop made Fairy Bites for one of their events. We loved these little…

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Meatballs


reblog from 2016 This is a cookie from my childhood. I remember going to my grandmother’s house every Christmas Eve when we were young children. It was always the highlight of the year for me. I knew that the house would be filled with all the wonderful smells and foods that I loved. This was…

Simple Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


I love the smell of gingerbread. Next to cinnamon it is the smell that makes me think of Christmas. I love gingerbread cookies, muffins, pancakes, you name it I will eat it! But, things have been so busy lately that I haven’t even had time to make cookies. I am hoping to spend some time…