6 Holiday Cookie Recipes

I love baking all year, I started baking around 2 years old. During the holidays I enjoy baking even more and take cookies to most holiday events. Cookies were the first thing I started baking and still a favorite. They are also a great thing to take to parties and to give as gifts! These are a few of my favorite recipes.

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Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosted Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Iced Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

 

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Sunflower Butter Cookies

Hidden Mint Cookies

Hidden Mint Cookies

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Don’t forget to check back for more holiday tips this month. And feel free to share your favorite holiday cookie recipes in the comments!

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Homemade Cheddar Biscuits

There are a lot of mixes out there for making cheddar biscuits but the ingredients aren’t so great. Making your own from scratch is very easy and delicious. These biscuits are a favorite in my home.

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Homemade Cheddar Biscuits

Makes 6 Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of homemade baking mix
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (plus a little extra for the top of the biscuits)

Directions

  1. Mix baking mix with garlic powder, parsley and cheese.
  2. Add in milk. Mix well.
  3. Top with extra cheese.
  4. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes.

Many recipes call for making garlic butter for the top but I find skipping this step and just putting butter on the finished biscuits is easier. I love to make up a large batch of the homemade baking mix to keep in the fridge, it makes this recipe super simple.

 

 

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Happy National Coffee Day! (includes recipes!)

Today is National Coffee Day but you don’t have to rush out to the local coffee shop. Making your own tasty coffee drinks at home is easy and can reduce a lot of waste. Here are some of my favorite recipes.

cafe au lait

Mint Blended Coffee

cookie dough coffee

caramel coffee

black forest coffee

What is your favorite way to drink coffee? Share in the comments below or join the conversation on Facebook.

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Black Forest Blended Coffee

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The other night I was making German sausage with onions and spaetzle, and wanted a German inspired dessert that was easy and not very heavy. Black Forest Cake is a great German dessert but not easy or light, so I made a blended coffee version.

Black Forest Blended Coffee

Makes 3-4 servings

Black Forest Blended Coffee

Ingredients:

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients, other than the whipped cream and cherries, in the blender until smooth. If desired, top with whipped cream and a cherry or two. And don’t forget to serve it with a glass straw and in a cute glass.

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Quick and Easy Cheesy Tomato Sauce

My husband and I are not the biggest fans of red sauces, we prefer cream sauce. However, we both really love this red sauce. And it’s really easy. I like to serve it over pasta with meatballs or just some ground beef/bison. It’s one of my go-to-meals when I need something quick. Feel free to change the amount of cream cheese and heavy cream to fit your tastes.

cheesy tomato sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of spaghetti sauce (I use homemade but jar is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Optional: meat and parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat sauce and add cream cheese.
  2. Once the cream cheese is melted, add meat if desired.
  3. Once all is heated, add cream.
  4. Serve over pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

If you make this recipe I’d love to hear what you thought. Share in the comments below or on my Facebook page.

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