12 Days of Christmas

Reindeer Corn

"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." — Buddy the Elf After 12 days of holiday baking, it seems like the main food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. So no sense in disappointing! This candy corn recipe is nothing short […] Continue reading >

Peanut Butter Truffles

"Christmas is not as much about opening presents as opening our hearts." -Janice Maeditere If you have been following along, we are up to day 11 in the 12 days of Christmas baking. I went with a recipe from America's Test Kitchen for these peanut butter truffles. If you are familiar with Ohio's favorite candy, […] Continue reading >

Peppermint Meringues

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." -Peg Bracken As Christmas day approaches and time is running short, the upcoming recipe is nothing but short. We are talking 10 minutes to scale it out and get it prepared before putting it in the oven. Once it's in the […] Continue reading >

Red Velvet Cookies

"Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers." -Kahlil Gibran It's feeling like winter in Austin today, so why not go with snowflakes. We don't usually get snow here, but it's chilly and wet and about as close as we are going to get before it warms up to 70 degrees this week. For […] Continue reading >

Kringla Cookies

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" -Charles Dickens We are up to day number 8 in the 12 days of baking. Almost done and […] Continue reading >

Chocolate Butter Cookies

"Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree." -Charlotte Carpenter Day 7. Wow, the 12 days are really zooming by. This day is all about chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, which is a sure hit this time of year. These little butter cookies are delicious plain or topped […] Continue reading >

Dulce De Leche Cookies

"A Little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, a little gift from one held dear, best wishes for the coming year...These make a Merry Christmas!" -John Greenleaf Whittier We are on day number 6 and I'm so excited that we are half way done in the 12 days of […] Continue reading >

Peppermint Pattie Brownies

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." - Deborah Whipp Wow, it's day number 5 in the 12 days of holiday baking, and each day of pastries has been beautiful, yummy and too soon gone! Today's recipe is an oldie, but a goodie from America's Test Kitchen. […] Continue reading >

Peppermint Bark

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children they are all 30 feet tall." -Larry Wilde Before I tie on my apron and crack the first egg, I usually take the time to plan out my cookie tray. Big, small, how much, too much, too little, what will be […] Continue reading >

Mexican Wedding Cookies

  "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone" -Charles M Schulz We are up to day number three in the 12 days of Christmas baking. Today we are going with Mexican Wedding Cookies. It seems like at the holidays everything is covered with chocolate. So I decided to stay chocolate free for this […] Continue reading >