Holiday Treats

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: German Lebkuchen AND Norwegian Christmas Cookies

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German Lebkuchen! Norwegian Christmas Cookies! Two completely different cookies so why are they together in one post? Because they love to be kept in an air tight tin till the holidays - gives them time to work their magic and become even tastier than they were when first baked. Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time to bake them and then hide them in pretty Christmassy tins for a couple weeks.

 

Mini Tips and Tuts: Cranberry Apple Pie - Perfect for Winter Celebrations

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Try adding fresh cranberries to your next apple pie! You are in for a delicious treat if you do!

I started adding cranberries to my apple pies last fall when I found that I could no longer get the scrumptious cranberry apple pastries that I had come to adore this time of year - delicious cranberry and apple filling baked in a very flakey free form rustic tart.

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Biscotti and Mandelbrot

Three Favorite Biscotti

Biscotti! Probably needs little introduction. Many of us enjoy dunking and munching the slightly sweet little wedges of crunchy goodness. And since they are available in almost every coffee shop, super-market and gourmet shop year-round, most people may not associate them with the winter holidays. But once I learned to make them and found recipes for the delicious versions I am sharing below, they have become a holiday tradition at my house.

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Pepparkakor (Gingerbread Cookies)

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Pepperkaker (Norway), Pepparkakor (Sweden) has become my absolute favorite version of the ubiquitous Christmastime cookie - known as Gingerbread here in the United States.

Mini Tips and Tuts: Short and Sweet Way to Cut Wax Paper For Cookie Tins

Simple way to make a wax paper cookie tin liner

Starting a new, intermittent series with this post! Mostly because I have begun to gather a collection of tiny tutorials and quick tips I want to share. So I will be tucking "Mini Tips & Tuts" in here and there between my regular posts - at least through the rest of the year and - who knows - maybe beyond!

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