10 Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

Christmas is in full swing in our house.  I’ve been watching holiday movies since October 27 (because that’s when the Hallmark Channel starts their Countdown to Christmas) and listening to Christmas music whenever I can.  I started decorating the house a couple of weeks ago and now I’m just adding a few finishing touches.  I’ve been to the Michael’s store more times in the past two weeks than I have all year. I do seem to be falling behind in my cookie baking though.  Usually by this time I have at least a couple of batches of cookies baked and …

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Sugar Cookie Bars

I love sugar cookies but I really dislike rolling them out. I’m too much of a perfectionist and I get very frustrated rolling out each cookie to be the same exact thickness.  I have this same complaint about gingerbread cookies too.  My solution is simply avoid cookies that involve this step. These sugar cookie bars are a perfectionist’s dream because there is essentially no perfection required.  I don’t have to fuss at all while making them.  In fact, not only are they easy (and stress free) to make, but you can whip them up quickly with minimal dishes to wash. …

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Triple Peanut Butter Blondies

The more peanut butter the better, right? I’ve made thick peanut butter blondies and I’ve made peanut butter blondies with chocolate candies.  Both of them are amazing, but these triple peanut butter ones are my favorite, by far.  Yup, I said triple. All three recipes start with the same peanut butter blondie base.  Do you know what that means?  I’ve got a good thing going here.  However, each recipe has its own twist.  The blondie base is so versatile.  I mean, hello, it’s a chewy peanut butter cookie in a bar form.  Nothing about that sucks. These blondies are loaded with peanut butter.  Really, really, loaded.  You’ve …

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S’more Cookie Bars

What’s the first dessert that comes to mind when you think of summer?  For me, it’s a s’more. Le’ts address the elephant in the room first.  For all my life I’ve called it a s’mores.  To be clear I thought it was like deer or moose.  I thought s’mores was both singular and plural.  Wikipedia has now corrected me.  It’s a s’more (no “s” at the end).  I learn something new everyday.  😉  If you’re my husband (the Pixar fan) then you may also refer to them as schmoes. Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program.  Desserts.  Summer desserts.  How …

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

I’ve got a cheater’s way of making blueberry pie.  Interested? I know that baking a pie can be an intimidating task, especially the crust part.  I used to feel that way for a very long time.  I avoided making pies because I thought it was an impossible task for me.  Then one day I made a blueberry peach pie for my husband for his birthday.  I wish I could tell you that it was a happy ending, but in fact, the pie turned out kind of nasty.  In my defense, I picked the worst pie to try first because it’s extremely …

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