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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Posted in : bake, baking, chocolate, Christmas, classic, cookies, dessert, easy, fun, holidays, peanut butter, recipe, snack, snacks on by : Jeanette Rueb
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These cookies are about as classic as you can get outside of chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Hershey’s kisses sitting atop a soft bed of pillowy peanut butter send so many childhood memories flooding back. They’re delicious both before and after the chocolate has set, and it’s so easy to eat a whole dozen all
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Hot Apple Toddy Mix

Hot Apple Toddy Mix
Posted in : alcohol, apple, apples, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, fall, holidays, hot drinks, recipe, Spice, spicy on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me, but there are times when my soul craves nothing more than a hot, spiced apple beverage. Unfortunately, out here in Idaho, they consider apple juice and apple cider to be the same thing. What a delight when my grocery order arrived with my “apple cider” in a plastic
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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Cookies
Posted in : bake, baking, chocolate, Christmas, cookies, dessert, easy, holidays, peppermint, peppermint bark, recipe, snack on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If there’s a cookie to bake a double or triple batch of this season, it’s these peppermint mocha cookies. They’re the perfect balance of cocoa, sugar, and mint to make every day seem like a cozy Currier & Ives kind of winter day. They do have a refrigeration period, so unfortunately (or maybe it’s for
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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies with Frosting (Butter and Royal)

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies with Frosting (Butter and Royal)
Posted in : bake, baking, Christmas, classic, cookies, dessert, easy, holidays, intermediate, recipe, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I’m not normally a fan of sugar cookies, but I made these by request for a family member, and I found that they really grew on me. The flavor is subtle, and the texture is incredibly delicate. Despite the delicious, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth feel of these cookies, they’re plenty durable and will hold up to clumsy
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Pfeffernüsse Cookies (Chewy German Spice Cookies)

Pfeffernüsse Cookies (Chewy German Spice Cookies)
Posted in : bake, baking, Christmas, cookies, dessert, holidays, snack, snacks, Spice, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Christmas cookies are a huge part of this time of year for me. I’ve always been a big baker around the holidays thanks to the influence of my Nana and my mom, but now that I’m on my own, I’ve found more freedom to experiment with different recipes. We always had our staples of anisettes
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Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
Posted in : baking, Christmas, cookies, dessert, easy, ginger, holidays, recipe, snack, snacks, Spice, sweets on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I love ginger, and I love cookies, but one of the banes of my baking existence for years has been gingerbread. I’ve never had much luck making the buildable kind, and when I do, I’m never satisfied with the texture. This year, after trying some soft ginger cookies, I was inspired to give it another
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Cake Cookies

Cake Cookies
Posted in : baking, cake, cheap, chocolate, Christmas, cookies, dessert, easy, food, recipe, snack, strawberries on by : Jeanette Rueb
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If you’re experiencing the holiday rush and need to make a lot off cookies stat, here’s a trick that will save your sanity for sure. Cake cookies are exactly what they sound like. You use store-bought cake mix to create fast, easy cookies. Make them as simple or as wild as you want, the base
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Wassail (Mulled Cider)

Wassail (Mulled Cider)
Posted in : 21, alcohol, antique, apple, apples, booze, Christmas, drink, drinks, easy, family, food history, History, holidays, recipe, Spice, vintage, vodka on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Here we come a-wassailing Among the leaves so green, Here we come a-wand’ring So fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail, too, And God bless you, and send you A Happy New Year, And God send you a Happy New Year Most people have heard the song
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Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry and Orange Shortbread Cookies
Comments : 1 Posted in : bake, baking, butter, Christmas, citrus, cookies, dessert, easy, food, orange, shortbread, sweets, Thanksgiving on by : Jeanette Rueb
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For my choir’s winter concert, we had to bring baked goods for our audience to enjoy during intermission and after the concert. Each of us was tasked with bringing a dozen cookies. For those who didn’t have time to make something to bring and didn’t want to just go out and buy something from the
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Currant Cordial

Currant Cordial
Comments : 1 Posted in : alcohol, berry, booze, cheap, Christmas, dessert, drink, drinks, easy, Halloween, holidays, intermediate, summer, vegan, vegetarian on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! Your treat for tuning in is a delicious recipe for a sweet cordial, but the trick is that you have to wait for it to be ready! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and while I could spend the entire post telling you all about superstitions and pagan lore and fun
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