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3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

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Welcome to holiday baking season kids!  I am so so happy to tell you all it’s time for my 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap!!  I’ve already received a few emails asking if we’re putting on the event this year, and the answer it HELL YES!  I love this recipe swap, and this year should be even more fun! For anyone who’s a first time participant or you’re back for

The Christmas Vacation

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association . All opinions are 100% mine. Are you ready for another fabulous post I shook up for Inspired Home?  This time it’s all about creating the perfect holiday cocktail!  With Christmas right around the corner, be sure you have a fabulous cocktail to serve your friends!  The Christmas Vacation may look like Christmas with it’s green

Apple Cider Buttons

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Welcome to day seven of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW!  I’ve had apple cider mix sitting in my pantry for longer than I’d like to admit.  I bought it to try one time, and it was okay.  However, I never got around to making more hot cider.  Thank goodness I found the recipe for these Apple Cider Buttons.  They’re really easy to make and I just love

Nutella Pinwheels

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It’s that time of year.  Baked goods are being made like clock work, stores are packed, Christmas music is all over the radio, and The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is here! Oh and it’s Day ten of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW.  YAY!  I had to take yesterday off.  It’s been cookie madness around here.  But there are two more AMAZING cookie recipes coming your way

French Toast Sugar Cookies

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Welcome to day eight of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW!  French toast is one of my favorite breakfast options.  When I saw it in cookie form I need I had to make them.  Christmas cookies aren’t just about holiday sprinkles and expected treats, like the Peanut Butter Blossoms I make every year.  They’re about flavors of the season and flavors and cookies that remind you of home

Mint Meringue Kisses

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Welcome to day three of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies here on WLOW!  Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite holiday flavors pairings (next to eggnog and gingerbread).  I wanted to do something special with these flavors that would really wow my friends.  So this year I’m making Mint Meringue Kisses.   Last year I got this really killer Better Homes & Gardens Christmas cookie bookazine.  I freaking

Sand Tarts

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Welcome to day five of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW!  Today’s recipe is from a cookbook I thought I’d never get.  If you’re not familiar with the James Beard award, it’s like an Oscar for chefs.  The Essential James Beard Cookbook is subtitled – 450 recipes that shaped the tradition of American cooking.  Now, I don’t know that these cookies shaped out culinary state, but they’re good,

Chocolate-Mint Cookies

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I’ve been waiting and waiting for today’s post and it’s finally here!  Today is the big reveal for the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap.  I was lucky enough to be working with two other bloggers.  I sent a recipe to Emily from It Bakes Me Happy, and received a recipe from Jenn of Endlessly Inspired.   I sent Emily one of my favorite cookie recipes ever, Kourabiethes.  I’ve been making these

Cream Cheese Chocolate Snacking Cookies

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I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.   It’s holiday baking season!!  I’m so excited!  I look forward to baking Christmas cookies and making plates for my friends every year.  This year I’m sending some love across the country to my friend Dale in New York.  He’s

Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

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I hope you’ve been enjoying all the Christmas cookies being shared so far this month.  I have a lot more planned for next week, but now I’m indulging in one of my favorite holiday flavors – eggnog.  While my brain instantly thinks about the drink, today I’m putting a spin on things and turning eggnog into cookies instead!     These easy to make thumbprint cookies are SO yummy and

Loaded Biscoff Snickerdoodles

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Welcome to day two of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies here on WLOW!   This recipe really came about out of happenstance and the need to go above the ordinary.  My little cookie brain child was born and now we all have Loaded Biscoff Snickerdoodles to make us happy! So here’s what happened.  You know those prepared cookie dough tubs kids sell during the fall/winter – just like the wrapping

Mexican Hot Chocolate Shortbread

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Welcome to day nine of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW!  Today’s cookie is just wow.  Straight from one of my favorite baking cookbooks, The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, these Mexican Hot Chocolate Shortbread cookies and nice and soft, but pack a flavor punch.  They have mocha undertones and a little spice to keep you warm this holiday season.   Normally when I bake and take

50+ Ways to Christmas Everything!

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Let the Christmas spirit ring with 50+ Ways to Christmas Everything! From food to decor and crafts, there’s something for everyone young and old! Apple Cider Buttons | Christmas I Spy Printable Burlap Ribbon Advent Calendar + Activities List | Cherry Noir Noel Chocolate Amaretto Fudge | DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Trees Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies | Chocolate Fudge Peppermint Poke Cake DIY {Felt } Poinsettia Pin | Peppermint “Hot


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Welcome to day six of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW!  It’s time for a little more hidden booze in your cookies.    Ready, and break!   I make  no secret of my affinity for sneaking booze into baked goods and savory recipes.  It’s not just about “oh there alcohol in it, let’s get wasted!”  It’s about flavor profiles, and in reality, most of the time the actual

Christmas Bake-a-Thon 2011


Baking is a holiday tradition for me. I’ve made cookie plates for my family and friends for the last 7 years. I only missed one year. Back in 2009 we moved into our house December 1st and Thing 1 was a 5-month-old. By the time Christmas came, the kitchen had just finishing being unpacked and I was now chasing my little man around the house. I skipped baking and I

Swedish Christmas Cookies

Swedish Christmas Cookies

Every December I get emails from Food Network.  It’s their annual 12 Days of Cookies news letter.  Love it!  I love getting new cookie recipes.  I save all my cookie emails.  There’s a “Cookies” folder in my Hotmail account, seriously. These cookies arrived a few years ago among the baker’s dozen Food Network sent out.  They are one of my mom’s favorite cookies.  {I’m sure she’s reading this and not remembering.}  But

DIY Christmas Stockings


In one short week it will be Thing 2’s first Christmas.  The last two years have been nice, but this year I’m feeling especially Christmassy.  {Yes, I’m still using my word}  It could be because I have so many blogs and pins on Pinterest showing me how amazing my house could be or it could be because we are having a normal Christmas.  Two years ago me moved into our house on December 1st…we didn’t bother getting

Cookie Christmas Tree

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It’s time I face the inevitable.  I need to make big girl decorated cookies for once in my life.  Bake at 350 was one of the very first blogs I started following.  Bridget is a cookie genius and master of all things decorated with royal icing.  Soon after finding Bridget, I found Giselle at Baking in Heels.  She makes awesomely decorated cookies too.  Yes, I’m jealous of their cookies.  After

25 Kid-Friendly Christmas Activities

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This year, Christmas season has been so amazing with the littles.  They’re really into the lights, snow (which we don’t get), and Christmas trees.  I wanted to find some fun projects for us to decorate the house and tree, and a fun Christmas tree too.  The projects in the list can either be done by the kiddos alone, or with some parental help – but always with supervision.  Five words:

Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap 2013

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It’s time for the 2nd annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap here on WLOW!  I’m so excited.  Last year’s swap was super fun and there were a lot of great recipes shared.  This year I’m happy to announce Rachel from {i love} my disorganized life and Aubrey & Stacy from Real Housemoms will be co-hosting the swap.     This recipe swap is really easy to take part in and is