Yearly Archives: 2011

Hershey Kiss Cut-Out Cookies

I was in Gettysburg a few months ago and we decided to take a day trip to Hershey, PA. It was only a few hours away from where we were staying and it’s a silly place that I’ve always wanted to visit. I have an overly intense, nostalgia-based relationship with candy. Not in the sense […]

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Christmas Ideas 2011

If you’d like to do some last-minute holiday baking, here’s a Christmas recipe roundup for you! Go forth and bake! 1. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies 2. Molasses Cookies 3. Sugar Cookie Squares 4. Mint Chocolate Kiss Cookies 5. Stained Glass Sugar Cookies 6. Pretzel Rolo Turtles 7. Star Cookie Christmas Tree 8. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes […]

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Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

I have blogged many times about my grandma’s cut-out cookie recipe. It’s one of my all-time favorites, both because of the great flavor and because it makes me so nostalgic. At Thanksgiving this year, my family reminisced about my grandmother and her annual cookie-making endeavor. She didn’t just make a few batches. She made HUNDREDS […]

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Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish readers! There is a cute story behind the Star of David cookies above.  My grandmother used to make hundreds and hundreds of cut out sugar cookies every holiday season. There would be Christmas trees, stockings, bells, snowmen, and oddly, Stars of David.  My family isn’t Jewish but each […]

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