Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies (recipe)

Last week, while visiting Penzey’s, I picked up a fun recipe for Hot Chocolate Snowball Cookies, a variation on the Nutty Nuggets/Mexican Wedding Cake/Russian Tea Cake Cookie that is popular this time of year. The cookies were easy to make, and the whole family enjoys the addition to our holiday treat plate. Hot Chocolate Snowball

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Mincemeat Cookies from Becky (recipe)

Becky had a unique opportunity this year – a local radio station, KGO, asked listeners to nominate their favorite cookies with a story and have the opportunity to participate on-air in the annual cookie contest. She was psyched, having found a wonderful recipe perfect for sharing. Then last week, the night before she was scheduled

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Cookie Thursday: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

A little late this week, as it is already Friday, but I wanted to make sure to honor Cookie Thursday and the tradition of baking with for my kids. Part of the delay was because I needed to roast the pumpkin before mixing the cookie batter. The other reason is that I have been so

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Cookie Thursday: Sparkling Ginger and Chocolate Cookies

Michelle has been nagging suggesting I bring back this feature, Cookie Thursday, from last year; she has written several times about how much she enjoyed reading about what we were baking in our kitchen. Unfortunately, do to insane after school schedules, and lack of interest on the part of the kids (not in eating the

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International Blogger Holiday Cookie Recipe Exchange (recipe)

International cookies! Wow. What a great idea. Thanks to Adrienne of Gastroanthropology (Cinnamon Mexican Wedding Cakes) and Lori of Fake Food Free (Russian Tea Cakes), I partnered up with a holiday cookie baker in the UK, Michelle of 5AM Foodie (On Festive Baking and a Recipe Exchange), who sent along the following cookie recipe. Light

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Cookie Thursday: Drop in & Decorate for December

Yesterday, 11 of my mom-friends from our school gathered to decorate over 200 cookies that were donated today to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, and Haven House in Menlo Park, California. With the help of these friends, we are spreading a little joy through this holiday season! Drop In and Decorate is the brain child

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A Plethora of Persimmon Potions: Recipes for the bounty

Last year, I promised to share more persimmon recipes, following my post about Persimmon Cookies. I have also written about Steamed Persimmon Pudding and making Hoshigaki at home. With persimmons in season again, it was time to pull out the recipes. I generally use Hachiya for breads and cookies, and enjoy Fuyu in salads. The

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