Snowballs (Russian Teacakes)

Snowballs (Russian Teacakes)

Day 8: Another Christmas classic – Snowballs, or Russian Teacakes. Surprisingly, this is the first time I’ve ever made these cookies. I used my faithful Betty Crocker cookbook for the recipe, and they turned out perfectly. Just slightly crisp...

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Day 7: My mom and I have a tradition. Each year on Christmas morning, as we wait for everyone else to wake up to open presents, we sit at the kitchen table, boil a pot of water, and have...

Fudge Kiss Cookies

Fudge Kiss Cookies

Day 6: You are going to love these fudge kiss cookies! These cookies are some of Mike’s favorite cookies ever! He says they are his second favorite (oreo balls are his favorite, in case you were wondering!) I’ve actually posted...

Ginger Chewies

Ginger Chewies

Day 5: What would Christmas be without the traditional molasses/ginger cookie? I’ve actually made these once before for the blog, but it was so long ago, I didn’t think anyone would remember. Plus, I’ve tried a few similar recipes...

Chocolate Globs

Chocolate Globs

Day 4: How can you not like a cookie with a name like “chocolate globs”? These really live up to their name, too. This is a new recipe I got from the King Arthur Flour baking sheet. As soon...

Oreo Balls

Oreo Balls (Truffles)

Sometimes called oreo truffles, these oreo balls are rich, decadent, and use only 3 ingredients! These oreo balls (sometimes called oreo truffles) are amazing. There’s really no other way to describe them. A soft, rich, fudgy center surrounded by...

Galettes (French Waffles)

Galettes French Waffles

Day 2: For the second day of the 12 days of Christmas cookies, I’m bringing you the very epitome of a tried and true family favorite recipe – Galettes! My grandmother has been making these cookies year after year for...

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Day 1: To start off the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), I tried a brand new recipe. I figured if it didn’t turn out well, I’d have plenty of time to figure something out. I needn’t have worried. These...

Asparagus

Does anybody need a little dose of healthiness after Thanksgiving? If you’re looking for an alternative to the heavy leftovers of yesterday’s meal, I have a great suggestion – asparagus! I love it – it’s definitely my favorite vegetable....

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Since Thanksgiving is almost here, I’ll leave you with one more pumpkin recipe. After this it’s onto gingerbread and peppermint and other Christmasy flavors. But if you have time for one last pumpkin dessert, this one should be it....