The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 Chocolate Raspberry Rugelach

-In honor of this year's shared holiday Happy Hanukkah      Merry Christmas 25 Kislev 5777        25 December 2016 Ingredients: • 1/2 cup plus 1 TBSP white granulated sugar • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling • 2 tsp sea salt • 2 sticks/8 ounces unsalted butter, room temp • … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 Chocolate Raspberry Rugelach

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 Canadian Nanaimo Bars

-proving not all great cookies need be the baked variety! Ingredients: -2 & 1/2 sticks/20 oz of unsalted butter, softened -5 TBSP Ghirardelli cocoa powder -1/4 cup granulated white sugar -1 large egg -1 & 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs -1 cup sweetened shredded coconut -1/2 cup finely ground almonds -3 cups confectioners' sugar -3 … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 Canadian Nanaimo Bars

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 Italian Ricotta Cookies

Update:  Here's a varition on this cookie I just fell in love with, try both and you decide which is yummier... http://cookingwithnonna.com/italian-cuisine/pistachio-ricotta-cookies.html   Ingredients for cookies: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 tsp lemon zest 1 … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 Italian Ricotta Cookies

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 10 Raisin-Filled Cookie Bars

-a raisin lovers dream cookie whose aroma always takes me back to my childhood. Ingredients are as follows: Dough: 1/2 C shortening 1/2 C margarine 2 C brown sugar 2 eggs 3 3/4 C flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla Filling: 1 large box (9 0z.) of raisins 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 3/4 C … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 10 Raisin-Filled Cookie Bars

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 Lemon Bars

-yummy miniature lemon pie-like cookies  Ingredients for the crust: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 cup butter, softened Ingredients for the filling: 6 large eggs 6 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 3/4 cups lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest Directions: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and confectioner's … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 Lemon Bars

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 Italian Ricotta Cookies

Ingredients for cookies: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 tsp lemon zest 1 3/4 cups whole milk ricotta 1 TBSP vanilla extract 2 large eggs Ingredients for glaze: 1 Tbsp butter, melted 3 3/4 cups confectioners' … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 Italian Ricotta Cookies

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 Cheesecake Sugar Cookies

-Always a favorite! (about 1 dozen or more) Cookie Ingredients: 3/4 cups butter 1 cup white cane sugar 1 egg 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cornstarch Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together for 5-7 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the egg … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 Cheesecake Sugar Cookies

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Eggnog

My Papa's Rum-Spiked Eggnog -Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery recently came to Key West. The flavor and nose notes of their dark rum screamed to be added to one of my favorite holiday indulgences, a glass (or two) of thick and creamy rum-spiked eggnog. Papa's Pilar rums are quality, smooth-as-melting-ice cream sipping rums. Normally I wouldn't … Continue reading It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Eggnog

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 6 Snickerdoodles

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (softened) 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco) 1 & 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 & 3/4 cups flour 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 TBSP sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon Directions: Blend the flour, cream if tartar, baking soda and salt together; set … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 6 Snickerdoodles

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 Butterball Cookies

(a.k.a. Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Teacakes, etc.) Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 2 cup all-purpose flour KAF non-melting confectioners' sugar (to roll the cookies in) Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream the butter and vanilla together, until light. Gradually mix in the powdered sugar; … Continue reading The Twelve Days Of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 Butterball Cookies