Posts tagged ‘Christmas Cookies’

A Tale of Two Shortbreads

Once upon a time there were two shortbreads.  Both were very delicious but each claimed to be the MOST tasty and demanded a judge to taste them both and decide who was indeed the best tasting cookie.  So the judge tasted one flavor and then the other…but could not make up her mind…so she tasted both again and then again.  Then she called in her family and friends to taste the decadent cookies and help her make her decision!  FINALLY she realized that she loved both shortbreads equally and turned to give them her results, but alas…the plates were empty as both batches of shortbread had been eaten up!

So I had never made a shortbread cookie until today…and today I made 2 delicious varieties!  I have been craving baking and was wanting to make something new and unique and thought I would try this out!  I made 2 separate half batches of shortbread cookies, one was a chocolate chip shortbread cookie, and the other was an orange, cardamom chocolate chip shortbread cookie!  Both were VERY easy to make and really really yummy!  I think dipping both of them in chocolate also helped to improve the fabulous flavor!  The Orange Cardamom variety would be especially fun for the Thanksgiving and Christmas as it has a spicy and warm flavor…and basically tastes like the Holidays!

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Christmas Fudge

One of the things that I LOVE about the holidays is the traditional foods that show up year after year!  There are certain foods that actually taste like Christmas to me and this fudge is one of them!  I make it every year and if it didn’t show up on the holiday dessert table, I might be excommunicated from the family haha…well not really I hope!

It is easy to make, you just need to be patient!  I made two batches this year.  I made one Dairy Free Vegan Batch and one regular batch with a little bit of peanut butter added in to make it extra special…and it was!  This dessert freezes really well and makes quite a lot so it is great to make early on in the season and then take to share at all of your holiday parties!

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Charlies! Chocolate Sandwich Cookies!

For the next few weeks I will be doing a series of holiday treats and yummies that you can make and enjoy with friends this holiday season!  This is the first post and it is a very simple cookie that tastes absolutely extraordinary!
These fabulous wonders were first introduced to me in high school!  A good friend of our family and one of my second mother’s, Mother Mott, made these for us as we were studying after school.  She called them Youth Group Cookies and I thought they were SO good I didn’t know what to do with myself!   Since then my family has made these many many times and will continue to!
One of my most special memories of these cookies is making these with my cousin Colter Brown!  He and I are very close and making these cookies became a semi-tradition whenever we got to be together…and somehow in that tradition…we renamed them Charlies!  So this post is dedicated to Mother Mott…and to my wonderful cousin Colter!  LOVE YOU GUYS!

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