Simple Butter Cookies

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I promised 25 days of cookies, so I figured I’d save this super-versatile, fun, & easy recipe for last.  Butter cookies (aka Spritz cookies) are basics that can be dressed up 1,000 different ways.  For those of you who are baking today, you can make these cookies a whole family event.  Once the…

Little Cherry Cheesecakes

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone! I wanted to send you all on your holiday ways with a great party favorite.  These little crowd-pleasers are no big deal to whip up, but everyone raves about them.  Cheers! Little Cherry Cheese Cakes Prep time: 15 min | Bake time: 15 min | Total: 30 min Ingredients: 18 cupcake wrappers/muffin papers…

Saltine Snacks

I wanted to save my favorite cookies for Christmas, but then I figured many people may already be too busy with their festivities at that point, so here’s the recipe a few days early to make sure these treats make it to your big event.  They’re super quick and super easy -these are my absolute…

Lekvar Meringue Cookies

For those of you who don’t know what Lekvar is, read about it here or find it here.  Once you have your prune butter we can get on with the recipe. Ingredients: Cookie: ½ cup butter ½ cup margarine 1 cup & 2 Tbsp sugar 4 eggs, separated (need both whites & yokes) 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups…

Ginger Bread

Run, run, as fast as you can!  You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man! Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1¾ teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 6 tablespoons unsalted butter ¾ cup dark brown sugar 1 large egg ½ cup molasses 2 teaspoons vanilla 1…

Rum Balls

Super easy & super delicious! Ingredients: 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 Tbsp sweetened cocoa 2 Tbsp light corn syrup or honey ¼ cup Rum Directions: Mix vanilla wafers, sugar, nuts, cocoa, corn syrup (or honey) & rum (should be moist but not soggy) Roll into little balls…

Honey Pecan Squares

I adoooore pecan squares, it’s like a tiny pecan pie in one bite! Prep time: 45 min (or overnight) | Bake time: 12 min | Total: 57 min Ingredients: Crust: 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 6 Tbsp vegetable shortening ¾ cup sugar 2 lg eggs ½…

Razzle-Apple Streusel Bars

This is another one from the 1996 “Holiday Baking Favorites from Quaker Oats”, but I found it on Google here (the link also has nutrition info!). Ingredients: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, melted 3 cups…

Lace Cookies

Prep time: 2 hours 15 min | Bake time: 5-6 min | Total: 2 hours 20 min (approx.) Ingredients: 1 stick butter 1 cup uncooked quick oats 1 cup white sugar ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 2 Tbsp flour ½ tsp vanilla 1 egg, slightly beaten Directions: Melt butter Blend together all ingredients, egg last…

Iced Sugar Cookies

10 Days Left Until Christmas! I haven’t made these yet, but the Makoodle calls this recipe “The Best Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever“, so let’s give ’em a try! Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Prep time: 2 hours 20 min | Bake time: 9 – 11 min | Total: 2½ hours Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 2 cups butter,…