For some of us, it’s a yearly conundrum: I’m invited to a cookie exchange party but I don’t have the time, or the talent, to make something IMPRESSIVE! Or at least, I think I don’t! We’re showing these off, and giving them away, so we want them to be beautiful (and delicious)…but it all just seems so complicated and time-consuming! Here are our top 15 recipes for cookies that are quick and easy to make, yet look like you slaved for hours in the kitchen. Read more »
Christmas Cookies Are for Blogging
Have you ever wondered why Christmas baking makes such heavy use of spices? The answer is surprisingly simple: For centuries spices were one of the world’s most valued commodities – sometimes costlier than gold – so using them lavishly in holiday baking was a way of demonstrating religious devotion. For the less high-minded, it was also a way to demonstrate worldly wealth. Other ingredients followed the same sort of logic, including poppy seeds, which we use here for this very old recipe for Poppy Seed Cookies.
Our Espresso Heart Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth espresso-flavored sandy-type cookies dusted with powdered sugar.