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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine
Posted in : 21, alcohol, drink, drinks, fruit, holidays, honey, hot drinks, orange, Spice, wine on by : Jeanette Rueb
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I realize it’s the middle of January, but it’ll eventually be time for the holidays again, and even now, on January 20th, 2021, it’s a bit of a holiday in and of itself. Instead of being picky about the exact time of year, let’s all agree that there’s never really a bad time to enjoy
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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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Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate Drop Cookies

Cranberry Orange and White Chocolate Drop Cookies
Posted in : bake, baking, chocolate, cookies, cranberry, easy, holidays, orange, recipe on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Two holiday seasons ago, I made cranberry orange shortbread cookies that became fast favorites among my friends. They’re absolutely delicious and kind of addicting, but I don’t always have the patience to wait an hour for shortbread dough to chill before slicing and baking (sometimes, you want cookies and you want them now). I finally
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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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Icebox Spumoni Cookies

Icebox Spumoni Cookies
Posted in : baking, cookies, dessert, easy, fruit, holidays, Italian, nut, snack, snacks on by : Jeanette Rueb
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Most of the cookies I’ve been making this holiday season have been either family favorites that date back to at least when I was a kid or they were requested by people dear to me. These ones, though, are a different kind of nostalgia hit for me. My dad loves spumoni, which is a style
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