Holiday Treat #9: Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!

Chocolate & Peanut Butter? Yep, still the best flavor combination! When I went home to Massachusetts for Christmas with my family, I was only going to have time to make 1 type of cookie. My original thought– peanut butter kiss cookies. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any Hershey’s kisses, and there wasn’t really enough time to go get…

Holiday Treat #8: Gingerbread Cookies!

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Gingerbread Cookies! These are one of my Mom’s favorites. I created a new recipe this year and will stick with this one from now on! It’s the perfect amount of spice/flavor, can be made soft of crisp (depending on how long you bake them), and the dough is not…

Holiday Treat #7: Cannoli Cups!

Do you love cannolis, but want to make them without the challenge of forming and frying the shells? Well, you should try these! They use pie crust, baked, instead of fried shells! I made them with my friend on one of our cooking/baking nights! We used a star cookie cutter to shape the dough for…

Holiday Treat #6: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies!

Everybody’s favorite! Christmas Treat #6: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies! I’ve never heard of anyone not liking these cookies. I asked a lot of people what their favorite Christmas cookie was, and the overwhelming majority of folks said it was these bad boys. And I mean, it makes sense..chocolate, peanut butter, together….it IS the best combination….

Holiday Treat #5: Italian Ricotta Cake Bars!

Rather than making the “12 Cookies of Christmas” I decided to make this the “12 Treats of Christmas.” Christmas Treat #5: Italian Ricotta Cake Bars! These are actually technically supposed to be cookies, but I decided to test them out as bar cookies. The result? The bars really were more like cake than cookies– thus,…

Holiday Treat #4: Red Velvet Cookies!

Who doesn’t like Red Velvet?! From my experience, Red Velvet cake is a kind that seems to make everyone happy. So, when I was brainstorming Christmas cookies, I thought why not red velvet cookies?? Festive (because, well, they’re red) and (hopefully) a people-pleaser! Christmas Cookie #4: Red Velvet Cookies! There really is something about red…

Holiday Treat #3: White & Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies!

Christmas Cookie #3: White & Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies! This is a soft, flavorful cookie that is festive enough for the holidays, but also could be made any time! I admit, I’m not a huge white chocolate fan, but in this cookie, it tastes right. The combination of the two sweet chocolate flavors, the…

A Visit from Captain Cookie (BEST cookies around)!!

Have you tried a cookie from the Captain Cookie & the Milkman food truck?? I had my first cookie from Captain Cookie at Taste of DC this past October, and it was the BEST chocolate chip cookie I have ever had (seriously…ever). It was the perfect cookie: warm, soft-on-the-inside, crisp-on-the-outside, and loaded with chocolate chips….

Holiday Treat #2: Apricot Cinnamon Walnut Rugelach!

Have I mentioned how much I love the holidays? I’m not going to promise that I’ll do 12 posts of Christmas cookies, but I’m certainly going to try! Cookie number two here is actually a Jewish cookie, perfect for Hanukkah! Am I Jewish? Nope. Does that matter? Nope. These are delicious!! The dough for the cookies…

Holiday Treat #1: Mint Oreo Hot Chocolate Cookies!

Mint Oreo Hot Chocolate Cookies! I LOVE the holidays. The lights, jingles, colors, traditions, festivities, friends, and family. To kick off my holiday baking, I decided to make something with mint. These aren’t strictly a Christmas cookie, but mint seems to be an appropriate flavor to use. Hot chocolate mix is what makes these cookies…