Peppermint Pinwheels

December 16, 2016 Christmas


These festive holiday cookies are made even more tasty with the addition of peppermint. Perfect for giving to Santa, or just eating yourself! 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Red food coloring paste or gel Beat butter […]

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Magic Carpet Cookies

December 18, 2012 Christmas


My brother and I would eat these as fast as Mom could make them. Magic Carpet Cookies continue to be a favorite holiday tradition for us, several decades later!   1 cup soft butter ½ cup sugar 1 egg 3 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring 2 ½ cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. […]

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November 27, 2012 Christmas


This nutty holiday cookie is topped with a simple frosting to add just the right sweetness. A family favorite cookie, that I remember my Grandmother making, I am happy that my children enjoy biting into this hearty, and somewhat crunchy Christmas delight.   1 ½ tbsp. wine 4 cups ground walnuts 1 cup graham cracker […]

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November 12, 2012 Christmas


These Meltaways offer a different cookie flavor that is destined to become a family favorite. It even was a Blue Ribbon winner at the local summer festival a few years back. Go ahead, try making them – they’re easy and delicious. 3/4 cups butter 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 tsps […]

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Baked Caramel Corn

November 2, 2012 Christmas


This recipe has been in the family since I was a kid, and one that I’m glad I began to make. I usually whip up a batch or two to give away as tasty treats during the holiday season, but this caramel corn recipe is also perfect for enjoying during Halloween, or heck, any time […]

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