Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

We will return after the new year with more yummy articles.

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Spider Cookies

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Spider Cookies

Spider Cookies

My roommate introduced me to these cookies this year.  He made them for our Cookies and Cocktails party.  They’re quick and easy to make, and a great cookie to enlist children’s help, although adult supervision is still needed.  The cookie is slightly chewy with an excellent chocolate flavor.  Serve with a glass of milk.
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Cookies and Cocktails

Monday, December 20th, 2010
Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

The first Saturday in December we hosted a Cookie and Cocktail party. Mulled wine, egg nog, and a lot of holiday cookies. A number of guest also brought cookies. See the photos below and stay tuned for some more cookie recipes coming this week.
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Christmas Tree Competition

Saturday, December 18th, 2010
Our Tree, Alejandro

Our Tree, Alejandro

This year at work we had a Christmas tree decorating competition.  Our department decided to do a Chipotle/Mexican food themed tree, complete with  (more…)

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Orange Pistachio Crescent Cookies

Friday, December 17th, 2010
Orange Pistachio Crescents

Orange Pistachio Crescents

Adapted from Gourmet magazine.

I first made this recipe 2 years ago, after seeing it in Gourmet magazine.  They looked so gorgeous, sounded delicious, and had a unique quality for a holiday cookie, that I ignored the complexity and just dove right in.  These cookies do require a little more time and planning, but they are well worth the effort.  A complexity of taste and texture, these cookies have a tender, flaky pastry, wrapped around chewy candied orange, with a slight crunch of sweetened pistachio.  These cookies offer a more grown-up holiday treat.
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