christmas

Freezer Shortbread

Freezer Shortbread

Freezer shortbread are easy to make and delicious. They crisp texture goes well with tea and coffee.
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Yule log

Yule Log

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This show piece for your Christmas table takes some time to make but the recipe isn’t hard. Use your imagination to decorate the tree stump. You can be traditional and make it look like a tree or you can be more abstract as in my example. Either way the chocolate icing against the light and airy cake is delicious.

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

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Christmas is the one time of year that my family always baked several kinds of cookies for guests over the holiday season. Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favorites.

This is probably my most favorite cookie. The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie.

Patterned Cookies

Patterned Cookies

This recipe takes more time than many of the icebox cookies but the results are worth the effort. The designs are pretty and the cookie is delicious. You’ll need an afternoon to bake these cookies so make an extra batch while you are baking and freeze any leftovers.

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