Holiday Sweets & Treats
It’s time to kick baking season into high gear.
Christmas Light Sugar Cookies
An assortment of crushed starlight mints, rock candy, dragees, M&M’s, and string licorice comes together for some beautiful bulbs. Varying amounts of texture add even more interest.
Recipe: Spiced Shortbread
Recipe: Biscuit-and-Jam Cookies
These simple piped delights contain a secret ingredient: ground cloves! Mild and savory, these cookies taste fantastic with coffee—consider wrapping them up with a bag of roast beans.
Recipe: Nana Cookies
Coffee-Cream Sandwich Cookies
Cookies let us make gracious gestures all through the holiday season. The key is to present them in the most memorable ways. For example, tie them up with pretty ribbon into appetizing little bundles, as we did here to hand out as party favors.
Recipe: Coffee-Cream Sandwiches
Make certain flavor and texture hit their mark by always using fresh, quality ingredients. For example, choose chocolate, nuts, and candies that both taste and look good on their own. And be sure spices, whose pungency dissipates with time, are kept for no longer than six months.
Recipe: Double-Chocolate Snowquakes
Simple ingredients applied with some imagination ensure any cookie is up to the occasion: Puffed cereal, sweetened with caramel, turns an everyday blondie into a memorable treat worthy for a present — or presentation.
Recipe: Holiday Blondies
SO many cookies, so little time.
(Thanks Country Living)