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Lemony Greek Easter Cookies

Greek Easter Lemon Cookies

Lemony Greek Easter Cookies

With Easter coming up soon, it is time to start menu planning. Do you have a set menu each year, or do you change it up? We have ham each year, but the sides are pretty much up for grabs. And the dessert always changes.  Last year I made this French Silk Pie.  I am craving a chocolate cake recently, but that doesn’t really seem fitting for Easter.  My husband’s parents are going to be here this year, but I haven’t figured out anything but the ham yet.  Guess I better gone on that!

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

We have actually had sun the past two days, and some of our snow is melting!  My husband calls it the “solar plow”.  It appears, that no matter how much snow we get, they do not plow our neighborhood streets.  We live in town, in a normal neighborhood.  We have gotten up to about a foot of snow, over the period of 2 days, and not once has a plow been through.  Needless to say, it can be kind of dicey having to get out of the neighborhood.  So yesterday it was amazing to actually get to drive on the actual road (in parts), while picking my son up from school.  Hopefully by the weekend, the road, at the very least will be melted.

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Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Oreos (12 Days of Giveaways)

Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Oreos

Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Oreos

Today is the last day of the 12 Days of Giveaways :(   I hope that you all enjoyed the fun prizes.  There are still a couple days to enter some of them.  Go check out my Cashew Chicken (Calphalon $300 Cookware Set),  Gingerbread Men Cookies (Cake Boss $260 Baking Set), Peanut Butter Cup Fudge ($250 Freund Containers and cookbook), Triple Chocolate Muffins (2 year Cooking Light Subscription) and my Homemade Caramels (Swissmar Roasting pan).  Those are some seriously great prizes up for grabs, I really hope one of you wins!  Today OXO has a whole bunch of goodies for you to win.  My kitchen is stocked with OXO gadgets, so I am really excited about this one!

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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Today I am sharing my Homemade Oreo Sandwich Cookies with a creamy peppermint filling over at In Katrina’s Kitchen as part of her annual I’ll Bring The Cookies event!

A new cookie recipe every day in December- a virtual blogger cookie swap!

 

Who doesn’t love peppermint this time of year?  It is super easy to make your own homemade sandwich cookies, and then you can put whatever filling you want in them.  Trust me, I walk you thru the process – it is easy!

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

OXO has generously provided a great giveaway for the event, I hope you will enter.


 

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies (12 Days of Giveaways) #ChristmasWeek #CakeBossBaking

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Welcome to Day #6 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Today is the last day of Christmas Week :(   I hope you enjoyed the full week of Christmas treats as well as great giveaways.  To end the week I am going out with a bang!  I made gingerbread men cookies.  This is the first time I have ever made gingerbread men.  They weren’t something that my mom ever made as a kid, so I never tried to make them before.  This year though, my 8 year old put in a request.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

My husband said his mom made gingerbread men cookies a few times when he was younger, so I asked her for her recipe.  She got the recipe from a free cookbook the electric company gave out in 1958.  So you could say the recipe has been around a few years.  I did up the spices a little bit, to give it that full on gingerbread flavor.  Aside from that, I kept it the same.  These gingerbread men are easy to make thick and chewy or thin and crispy.  I like cookies thick and chewy, so I rolled the dough out rather thick, and baked for 10 minutes.  If you want the crispier you can roll thinner or bake for a little longer.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

I almost have a panic attack when I walk into Hobby Lobby or Michael’s Craft Store.  I am not crafty, and very easily over whelmed with stuff like that.  So decorating these cookies made me nervous!  I had visions of cute little bows and different colors.  The bows came out a big mess, and then I couldn’t figure out how to add color and have it still look good.  In the end, I think they turned out rather cute.  Santa will definitely enjoy a couple of these left out for him on Christmas Eve.

 

Gingerbread Men Cookies
 
Serves: 3 dozen
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Spicy gingerbread cookies. Perfectly festive for the holidays.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 3 to 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon

Instructions
  1. In the bowl for an electric mixer pour water over the softened butter. Add brown sugar and molasses, mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together 3 cups flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. Add to molasses mixture, blend well. Add more flour if the dough is really stick.
  3. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  5. Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface about ⅛ to ¼ inch thick. Cut into “men”.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. If you want crispy cookies, you can bake a little longer. Remove from oven, and allow to cool.
  7. Frost if desired.

 

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Cake Boss Baking is offering one #ChristmasWeek reader the opportunity to win a prize package full of baking tools and essentials {ARV: $260}, including:

To enter, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

I am taking a break from Christmas Week today to be part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This is my first year participating, but the 3rd year it has been around. The organizers Lindsay and Julie out did themselves this year. Each participant paid $4 to be a part of the swap. We then sent out 1 dozen cookies to 3 different people. So you then receivee 1 dozen cookies from 3 different people. This year the corporate sponsors were OXO, Dixie Sugar Crystals, Grandma’s Molasses, and Gold Medal Flour. Each company matched our donations, so we raised over $13,000 for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer.

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Frosted Sugar Cookies (12 Days of Giveaways) #ChristmasWeek

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Today is the start of Christmas Week 2.0.  You may remember last year we did a Christmas week, with a different theme each day.  Pie, Cake, Cookies, Gingerbread, and Peppermint.  This year things have grown a little.  Each day this week (Monday-Saturday) the Christmas Week 2.0 group will be posting new holiday recipes for you.  Every day there will also be a giveaway involved.  Seriously, there is some great stuff this week: Magimix, Le Creuset, Freund Container Supply, Cake Boss and more!  So be sure to check back each day.

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Cherry Nougat Cookies (12 Days of Giveaways)

Cherry Nougat Cookie

Cherry Nougat Cookie

Time for another giveaway today!  Have you entered to win my all time favorite spatula or a copy of The New Southwest?  After you enter today’s fun giveaway, make sure you go enter those two.  Tis’ the season for giving, next week is full of giveaways almost every day (plus lots of Christmas recipes).  Have you started your holiday baking yet?  Hopefully you have room for more treats, because I have lots of ideas for you over the next couple of weeks.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies

Holiday baking is in full swing.  Everything from cookies to candies are getting worked on in my house.  That also means it is time to start thinking about what to give teachers, friends, and neighbors for gifts.  I love giving something homemade.  To me, it says so much more than a gift card to a coffee place.  It shows you really care, and took the time out of your day to create something for them.  Plus giving something with chocolate and peanut butter, is a sure way to make someones day!

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Chocolate Pudding Rolo Cookies #OXOGoodCookie

Chocolate Pudding Rolo Cookies

Chocolate Pudding Rolo Cookies

It seems like forever since I have posted a cookie recipe for you.  Taking a quick peek at the archives and it looks like The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie was the last real cookie I shared, and that was back in May!  One should never go that long without cookies, I apologize! But I am here today to make it up to you.

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