Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas cookies, Day 12: Chocolate-dipped peppermint meringues

Merry Christmas! I hope Santa brought you everything you asked for… but since he may have eaten all your cookies, I’ve got your back. And these are so good that they will make you smile even if you only got … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 11: Mexican wedding cookies

These cookies could really be made at any time of year, but they definitely say Christmas to me — whether you call them Mexican wedding cookies, Russian tea cakes or something else. I have never had any trouble with these … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 10: Spritz

It’s almost Christmas! Today I was going to give you cookies AND photos of 10 lords-(aka hot guys)-a-leaping, but it is surprisingly difficult to find photos of hot guys jumping. Instead, here is Knowshon Moreno leaping over a dude, and … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 9: Peppermint patties

Peppermint patties may be my favorite chocolate candy. So I had been wanting to make these homemade ones since I saw them in Gourmet magazine in 2007. And I finally had the chance! These are definitely not the quickest things … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 8: Gingerbread men

I make gingerbread every year, partly because the little gingerbread men are so cute and partly because they are so delicious with pumpkin dip (recipe at the bottom). Yet every year I manage to lose the gingerbread recipe or forget … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 7: Angel wings

As you may know, I love vintage clothes. Especially my mother’s coats from the 70′s. So I thought I’d try a vintage recipe — from my grandmother’s 1964 edition of the Joy of Cooking. Apparently this recipe has sold “many … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 6: World peace cookies

This is a perfect time of year to wish — like all good Miss America candidates — for world peace. These cookies are so named because Dorie Greenspan’s neighbor believes a daily dose of them would ensure world peace. I … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 5: Chai shortbread

On the fifth day of Christmas cookies, I give to you: easy, low-calorie shortbread. Ba-dom dom dom. Since the macarons from Day 4 are so high-maintenance, I wanted to give you a recipe that doesn’t require a lot of time … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 4: Macarons

We can’t all afford Blair Waldorf’s fabulous clothes. But you CAN make some of her favorite French macarons (if you are patient enough). These are different than (yummy) coconut blob macaroons. In fact, I am not entirely sure I had … Continue reading

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Christmas cookies, Day 3: Boom chunkas

So, are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? Baking any cookies? Going to cookie exchanges? Getting tangled in your Christmas lights? Yelling at people who take your space in the Nordstrom parking lot? Anything? Someone (ahem) got rid of … Continue reading

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