Tag Archives: christmas cookies

December 18

Orange Scented Snowballs

The kids have started to come home from college, the tree is up and (mostly) decorated and I’m ready to crank up the Christmas tunes.  We even finally tossed the pumpkin on the front porch into the compost pile, and hung a real wreath on the door.  Let me admit: the approach to Christmas decorating […]

December 17

Nutmeg Maple Butter Cookies With a Splash of Whisky

This trio of cookies pretty much sums up what’s keeping me going at the moment… coffee, Christmas trees, and plans to leave on an airplane sometime in the very near future.  To head somewhere a bit sunnier.  And warmer.  With fruity cocktails. But in the meantime, I’m in the middle of a cookie baking and […]

December 16

Marcona Almond and Dried Cherry White and Dark Chocolate Bark

Two years ago, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Brussels just before Christmas. The weather was rather dreary – drizzly and grey as we wandered the cobblestone streets admiring the exquisite architecture… … but no matter, for in this city known for their chocolate, we spent a solid hour wandering from […]

December 15

Dulce de Leche Almond Thumbprints

I think dulce de leche has been sadly under-represented on the American Christmas cookie circuit.  As this South American wonder is among my favorite foods of all time, I am here to propose we put an end to that. House Morell is hosting a cookie exchange later this week, and while I contemplated making my […]

December 13

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps with a hint of Bourbon

I believe your passions in life often develop quite early. My lifelong passion? Cookies.  I love cookies.  Especially Christmas cookies. As a rather short 11-year old expat in Brazil, I pulled myself off my balance beam long enough to launch my first successful business venture – a cookie baking and decorating service that catered to […]

December 08

Inspiration from My Internet Wanders…

I’ve been obsessing over fonts for my new blog design for weeks… so the above piece of artwork struck my fancy while wandering the Newseum a few weeks ago…  The good news is, the wonderful team at Wooden Spoons Kitchen is getting close to launching my new design… can’t wait to unveil it! Let me […]