Tis the season for blessing your house with an assortment of amazing cookies! Every year my dad and I try several recipes, but this is the first year that we have actually liked every recipe we've made (all thanks to the Holiday Cookie mag from Land O' Lakes circa 2012.)
This chewy holiday macaroons are crispy on the outside, and chewy in the middle-the perfect combo that every craves!
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
5-7 drops red and/or green dye (if desired)
24 oz (9 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 325 F. Combine butter, sugar and salt in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, almond extract and food color, if desired; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in coconut with wooden spoon until well mixed.
2. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 20-22 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
3. When done, let cool for about 5 minutes on sheet, then remove and let cool completely on rack.
4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!
Looking for the perfect cookie to pump up your christmas spirit? This oatmeal, chocolate, craisin cookie is delicious and literally looks like christmas!
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Then add egg and vanilla, whisking until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Once whisked, mix dry ingredients into butter mixture.
4. Fold in oats, craisins, and chocolate chips until well distributed.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and scoop dough with ice cream scoop onto sheets. With a clean hand, flatten cookie mounds.
6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges. When done, let cooking cool on sheet before removing.
Enjoy! I love this recipe it's sweet, filling, and is has all the goodness you could wish for in a cookie!
Tis the season for SPICED EVERYTHING! After making these at work, I tried them just to see what we were selling and was instantly obsessed. It is so hard to keep this snack out of your mouth! These nuts are incredible on their own or tossed onto a salad.
And enjoy! Feel free to experiment with the different spices as everyone has their own preferences.
If you try this recipe let me know!
Ya'll, I'm about to get a little dramatic and I'm not remotely ashamed.
Here I am in Connecticut, starting to get cozy indoors as the temperature drops. I have no shame to admit that I have heavily relied on hot chocolate to survive some winters (mostly in college when I'd have to brave wind on the way to class and needed any excuse to drink more caffeine).
But hot chocolate is a winter staple for me. I don't need it daily or even weekly, but when I'm cold to the bone I definitely indulge! That's why I'M SO LIVID THAT I HAVE NEVER MADE REAL HOT CHOCOLATE BEFORE TODAY. For the first time I ever I made real, hot chocolate. No instant powder. Just shredded chocolate, milk, and spices. And IT. WAS. MAGICAL. Caps and bolded letters totally necessary! It was creamy, it was rich, it was spiced, it was winter.
I'm so enlightened by this experience that I'm thrilled to share this recipe with you, and hope you never buy instant mix again!
1. Heat up milk over medium-low heat.
2. Add chocolate and whisk until melted and combined with milk, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add spices, whisk, and heat for about 1 minute more. Serve immediately.
There really is no better time of the year to enjoy granola than winter! When you need a little extra energy to survive the cold and gloom, granola just seems like the perfect addition to a breakfast or a snack. And the best part about granola? Homemade is easy. Like, really really easy.