Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Morning Breakfast

For our Christmas breakfast tradition we have been making this Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Cornflake Topping along with a few pans of orange rolls, coffee, juice and milk. I've spent a few years perfecting the recipe so if you are looking to try out something special and indulgent for Christmas morning, give it a try.

I love it because you can assemble it the night before and keep it chilling in the fridge, then as you are waiting on coffee to brew the next morning, pop it in the oven.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Our Favorite Sour Cream Cookies (McCall's Recipe)

Behold, our new, most favorite, sour cream cookie recipe. I've tried a few recipes over the past two years for sour cream cookies which turned out well, but not amazing. Recently I tried making a McCall's recipe which amped up the amount sour cream a bunch to make the best sour cream cookies we've ever tried.

I used my standard medium sized cookie scoop for these. Watch these closely in the oven. You don't want them to get too browned, just barely on the bottom, edges and tops. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hot Chocolate Snowballs

These delicious hot chocolate snowball cookies have a few surprises inside. First, they are made with hot chocolate mix, meaning you can use a plain mix or jazz things up a bit by using a flavored hot chocolate mix like peppermint.

Second, they have a bit of cream cheese mixed into the dough, giving them a great flavor and texture. I tweaked the original recipe just a bit by making the cookies larger and reducing the cooking time. I like my cookies to be tender so this worked out very well. Many thanks to Melissa's Cuisine for the recipe. Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Cream Cheese Mints

My gosh these are delicious! Simple to make and perfect for goodie bags or on a holiday buffet table. They are a little bit time consuming to make so if possible grab a friend or family member to help. These little treats can be kept in a tupperware at room temperature or chilled in the fridge. Many thanks to The Cutting Back Kitchen for the recipe. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Amish Brown Sugar Cookies w/ Maple Glaze

If you are craving a maple sweet, these cookies hit the spot. Maple isn't in the cookie dough which I was debating adding, but in the end I went with the original recipe for the sake of trying it as it was intended. They turned out very well. Next time around I would add a little maple extract to the dough to see if I like that better. Many thanks to Amish 365 for the recipe. Enjoy!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Today I have another delicious cookie recipe for you folks. These old fashioned molasses cookies are a balance of both chewy and crispy. The tops are barely crunchy while the insides are chewy. Many thanks to The Yummy Life for this great recipe.

For the record, they are delicious but my favorite molasses cookie are these extra soft and chewy ginger cookies. Speaking of them, looking at my super old and bad photograph reminds me that I need to make them and take new pictures. 

Now is the perfect time to invest in a nice cookie scoop. I was on the fence about these for years but after I broke down and ordered one, I LOVE it. I ordered the medium size and I use it all the time. It's wonderful. They are sturdy, they keep your hands cleaner than if you were rolling dough by hand, and they make nice, uniformly sized cookies. Order one now before the cookie baking madness starts. Enjoy!