12 Days of Christmas

Holiday Sugar Cookies

I'm a huge fan of gourmet sugar cookies. But I'm not a huge fan of accumulating a bunch of cookie cutters that I have to store somewhere when not in use. So, I decided to whip up some holiday sugar cookies and surf Pinterest for a few decorating ideas. Wowza, it's amazing what is out […] Continue reading >

Chocolate Peppermint Meringues

Christmas is just a short two weeks away. There are so many holiday parties and get togethers going on. We thought this would make a great holiday gift for your hostess or could even be great just as a dessert for your party. Or shoot, who am I kidding, I make them for myself sometimes […] Continue reading >

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

I love the holiday flavors that come out at Christmas time. If you are a fan, then you know the specific one I'm referring to...Peppermint! That's right, and we have whipped up these chocolate peppermint cupcakes that you are going to love. Of course there is also eggnog, and chocolate everything. I can have decadent […] Continue reading >

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 >