Christmas Cookie-Palooza 2016.

old-fashioned Spritz butter cookie recipe | writes4food.com

Baking friends: Are you ready? Got your fresh baking powder, your new bottle of vanilla, your nuts and colored sugars and a 5-pound bag of flour? It’s Christmas Cookie-Palooza 2016! I’ll be posting festive cookie recipes on writes4food.com through the end of December; in the meantime, enjoy these recipes from the archive! Continue reading

Garbage pail cookies.

Garbage pail cookie recipe

We interrupt our usual programming to bring you a recipe that is not good for you, most decidedly not. These oversized Garbage Pail Cookies are stuffed with stuff: chocolate chips, pretzel bits, peanut butter pieces, butterscotch chips. Use this cookie recipe as a guide and add your own favorite mix-ins. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Orange poppy seed butter cookies.

orange poppy seed rounds

These pretty little Orange Poppy Seed Butter Cookies are totally perfect, petite, delicate and not too sweet. This recipe is the last in this year’s Christmas Cookie-palooza collection — enjoy, and happy holidays to you and yours! Get the recipe! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Cherry toffee cookies.

cherry chocolate toffee cookie recipe

If you’re making an assortment of Christmas cookies, you’ll want something better-than-chocolate-chip. Like this recipe: easy, slice-and-bake cookies loaded with dried cherries, chocolate, toffee bits and tons of butter. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Hazel’s vanilla bean cookies.

vanilla bean butter bites

The first recipe in my Christmas Cookie-palooza comes from my great-grandmother’s recipe box and was given to her by her daughter Hazel (my Grandma Dorothy’s sister). They’re pretty enough to feel special but not fussy, and they’re super easy to make ahead. Get the recipe for Hazel’s Vanilla Bean Cookies! Continue reading