Christmas cookies

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Christmas Haystacks

I have had lots of requests for this recipe after having posted this photo on social media last week. Butterscotch Haystacks — and their cousins, Chocolate Haystacks — are a huge hit with all branches of my family, and so ridiculously easy to make that, like me, you’ll be turning out tons of these. I … Continue reading

Sweet somethings — from our house to yours

You can set your watch by it: If it’s December, I’m sure to be in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies as I was all day yesterday. Below, a classic to share. May they add a bit of sweetness to your holiday celebration. Peanut Butter Blossoms 1 cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 … Continue reading

Tastes of the Season

The great Vanech Christmas Cookie Bake-off concluded last weekend with 10 varieties baked and ready. I’ve written before about how Catherine’s tree nut and egg allergies changed the face of this annual family tradition. Lots of the old standbys — Black Walnut Crescents, Queenies, Sandies — are now just for reading. I often think, in … Continue reading

Save the last batch for me

It is time to declare the Great Christmas Cookie Bakeoff of 2012 complete. Sadly, I have fallen far short of my quota. My eyes and heart were bigger than the allotment of time on the calendar. But we will celebrate with Basil’s family in less than a week and the tree is only half-decorated, there … Continue reading

Seasons eatings from my kitchen to yours

The Great Cookie Bakeoff began today. I managed to get four batches baked. As I wrote last year, the cookies are tightly tied to the season for me. It just isn’t Christmas without them, so even though I’m feeling more than a little behind the holiday eight ball this year, there will be cookies — … Continue reading