Easter Blossoms

These flowers are a fun and colorful way to celebrate the spring holiday. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (must be butter), softened 1 3-ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour Pastel coated candies Optional: add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Read More …

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

I love thumbprint cookies, and these Poppy Seed Thumbprints are just special enough to make a great treat for Valentine’s Day.  To make them extra special, roll your cookies in sugar before baking. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon orange liqueur like Grand Mariner, or if you prefer Read More …

Almond Toffee Bars

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1-1/2 cups quick rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 6-oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup almond toffee pieces 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds 1 140oz can sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter or margarine in a 9×13 inch pan in the Read More …

Spiced Spritz with Browned Butter Glaze

I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Land O Lakes holiday cookies publication.  One reason I love this publication is that it has great tips, like what to do when you want to make spritz cookies and don’t have a cookie press.  Did you know you could use an icing bag with a large Read More …

Spiced Molasses Cookies

This year I’ve decided to try several new recipes, for the holiday season.  I’ve made Red Velvet Fudge – which is amazing, even if it turned out a little dry.  It was totally the fault of my cooking thermometer though… I think I totally need a new one. I made some Subway style chocolate chip Read More …

Quick Lemon Crispies

This recipe for a lemon cookie is great dipped in dark chocolate, or served by itself.   And, because the recipe uses pudding mix for flavoring, you can easily make other flavors.  If you make them small like the recipe calls for, you will get 4 dozen, but I usually end up with a little less Read More …