Berlin Wreaths

Berlin/Berliner Wreaths are an old holiday standby. There are so many different recipes and variations of Berlin Wreaths out there (and I’ve seriously been tempted to try all of them), but the recipe below is the one I grew up with. This hand-rolled cookie falls somewhere between a shortbread and a sugar cookie, flavored with…

Toasted Almond Fingers

A buttery toasted almond cookie dipped in a semi-sweet chocolate ganache. For my Christmas cookies this year, I’m taking a tour down memory lane, and revisiting some childhood favorites that I had set aside in recent years. Why I set these aside is beyond me, because these are some wonderful cookie recipes. I have vague…

Crème de Menthe Chocolate Chip Cookies

I came into the Holiday baking season craving chocolate chip cookies, which had me scanning the candy aisle for a Holiday inspired alternative, red and green M&Ms? boring. Candy canes? no chocolate.  Truffles? melty mess.  And so it went, until I happened upon the Andes Mints… Chocolate? Crème de menthe? I can work with that….

Christmas Charm Cookies

I have tentatively named these cookies my Christmas Charm cookies.  The cookies’ small size, variety of shapes, and sparkly sprinkles remind me of the charms on a charm’s bracelet.  They’re fun, quirky, and delicate.  Squeeze a couple of these bright gems onto your tea saucer alongside a piping hot cup of peppermint tea, or pack…

Boho Easter Eggs

Bright colors with contrasting speckles and uneven stripes, these Easter eggs embody the artsy bohemian spirit.   These, expressive, eggs are also very easy to make, and each egg turns out uniquely and surprisingly different. Materials: a dozen Hardboiled Eggs (white egg will produce brighter colors then brown egg, but they are also more fragile)…

Raspberry Hearts

I could not resist creating one last heart shaped, chocolate treat for my valentines.  There is something about the combination of raspberries and chocolate that I just adore.  Something about the tartness of the raspberries and the bitter notes of the chocolate all wrapped up in a sweet morsel.  I can’t resist.  I ended up…