Christmas Cookie-palooza: Cherry toffee cookies.

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.

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

Getting ready for Christmas baking.

old-fashioned Spritz butter cookie recipe | writes4food.com

OK, whew! Thanksgiving is behind us, so we can get down to the REAL holiday cooking: Baking Christmas cookies! Get all my tips on preparing for your holiday baking here, then stay tuned throughout December for great Christmas cookie recipes, old and new! Get the baking tips! Continue reading