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 […]

Grandma’s Jan Hagel cookies, #1

December 1: My grandma was an amazing woman. She never went a day without cookies  in […]

31 days of cookies for Christmas

This year Laura and I are going to do something a little different here in […]

Almond Bars

December 19: These almond bars sort of feel like they’re the richer cousins to Banket. […]