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Hello! The holly jolly-ness continued for the Fagan family over the weekend. With what feels like a very condensed holiday season thanks to such a late Thanksgiving, it seems like everyone is cramming all of the usual holiday festivities into a shorter time frame and our family is no exception. After we hosted our friends […]
Do you know what you find in a mole hole?? Mole-asses. What’s a molasses-doodle, you ask? It’s a wonderful marriage between a snickerdoodle and a chewy molasses cookie. Or Heaven. Because, man. So stinking good. This holiday has definitely been a lesson in paleo baking. Note to self: cookies are WAY different than cakes […]
Gooey Butter Cookies are a Christmas cookie twist on the favorite St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. These melt in your mouth cookies are soft and totally irresistible! Roll them in Christmas sprinkles and they are ready for Santa! We love to make gooey butter cookies any time of year. Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cookies and…
Don’t tell me it is too early to start thinking about Christmas.
Sometimes, in order not to get caught up in the anxiety and thus spoil the festive atmosphere, a bit of organisation and bland planning are the only way to enjoy those days before Christmas, which otherwise always pass too fast. I’m not talking about buying gifts for everyone in August, or deciding on the Christmas day menu when outside the cicadas are still chirping. I mean planning ahead all those little activities that can be done weeks – or even months – in advance, dedicating a few minutes, and thoughts, to the people that are important to us.
From Sarah : I love the idea of Cookie Swaps And And Other Holiday Swaps. I am not a baker. Not really. I bake occasionally but it’s not my favorite thing to do. I am also not a huge love of baked goods and sweets. There are a few exceptions. Cheese Cake is one.
When do you start baking Christmas cookies? We start putting up our decorations on my birthday (at the end of November) and then I let the baking begin. Friends and neighbors come over on the weekend for a Christmas baking party with their recipes in hand (and favorite requests) and every year I bake my favorites, plus add…
These are definitely the easiest “cookies” you will make this year – just warm- Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, almonds and vanilla extract in a slow cooker. When it’s melted, scoop the chocolate out into clusters, top with coarse sea salt, and let them cool.