Baking & Desserts

How to Decorate: Holly Place Card Cookies
Everything you need to make your very own personalized place card cookies...including recipes (below) and step-by-step photos (in the low resolution jpeg attachment)...What are you waiting for? Get baking! Julie Anne’s Classic Vanilla-Orange Sugar Cookies Makes 24 to 40 cookies I first... More »
Candy Cane Twists
Kids will enjoy making these cookies and leaving them for Santa as much as Santa will enjoy receiving them. These also make a fabulous cookie exchange item! More »
Original Scottish Shortbread
This has to be the best recipe for shortbread ever! Try it and see... More »
Old-Fasioned Sugar Cookies
An old-fashioned melt‑in-your-mouth cookie that’s great for the holiday season and perfect for cookie swaps. More »
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
You can have a batch of these fast and easy vegetarian-friendly shortbreads ready in less than 20 minutes. Your gang will love them this holiday, and your cookie swap friends will all be asking for the recipe! More »
Mocha Java Shortbread Logs
A great choice for coffee-lovers. Enjoy them with an espresso coffee for a double dose of caffeine this holiday season! These treats fare perfect for adult cookie-swaps. More »
Ginger Cookies
These cookies are soft and chewy and have an intense ginger flavor. These make a delightful holiday treat and cookie swap item! Your tasters will be asking for seconds... More »
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
The perfect flavor combination for holiday gatherings and cookie exchanges - ideal over after dinner coffee, for breakfast or for a relaxing afternoon tea. More »
How to Hold a Cookie Swap/Exchange
Baking cookies can be a fun time. I remember years ago hearing about “Cookie Swaps” and later participated in a few of these myself. It has become a popular event, especially at Christmas time.Here’s how it works. You bake one dozen cookies for each guest coming to the Swap. For example, if there... More »
Raspberry Almond Holiday Bars
Here's a delicious and colorful bar to jazz up your holiday cookie tray. Swirls of pink and green batter on a shortbread crust, topped with snowy white almond-flavored frosting, fit right into the festive season. More »
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