Sherri’s Sugar Cookies, #21

December 21: Many years ago, I spent two weeks with a young couple working up […]

Dream Bars–oh MY! #20

December 20: My dear friend Margaret (a real live Swedish woman who actually serves and […]

Banket Reminder, #18

December 18: I have a bit of a dilemma. Today’s “cookie” is the essential Dutch […]

Michele’s Peppermint Bars, #17

December 17: My sister-in-law, Michele, and I were comparing notes on our holiday baking. She […]

Swedish Sandbakkles, #16

December 16: I’ve written about how it’s not Christmas until we make the Banket, which […]

Hello Dolly Bars, #15

These bars are rich and sweet and always the first to go at a potluck. […]

Jeanette’s Shortbread, #14

Before I had children, I was a classroom teacher. My last year of teaching was […]

Spritz cookies, #13

The other day my friend, Kris, was asking about a butter cookie recipe for her […]

Mexican Wedding Cookies, #12

I just realized that one of the cookies that I MISS seeing on Christmas cookie […]

Anise Pfeffernusse, #11

Here’s the last of Auntie Karen’s Pfeffernusse recipes. Every Christmas she makes a wide variety […]

Raisin Pfeffernusse, #10

This is from Auntie Karen’s Grandma Minnie: Raisin Pfeffernusse 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. […]

Gumdrop Pfeffernusse, #9

Of all the peppernut cookies that Auntie Karen makes, these are the ones I like […]

Peppernuts, also called Pfeffernusse, #8

Another special holiday food that has been a part of our lives for many years […]

Buffalo Chip Cookies, #7

The recipe for these rich, sweet cookies came from my friend, Virginia. This recipe makes […]

“Dreamsicle” Fudge

December 6: My husband brought home a little plate of  “Dreamsicle” Fudge. I was, frankly, […]

Mint Brownies, #5

December 5: For many years I’ve been armed with the World’s Best Brownie Recipe and […]

Snickerdoodles! #4

December 4: It’s perfect weather for baking sweet treats. When my son Jon asked if […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, #3

December 3: Today I have about 45 things to do in just under an hour. […]

Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies, #2

December 2: I’m moving this recipe up from its 2.5 year-old position among the posts […]