Cookie 19 – Almond Spritz Cookies (Pink & Heart-Shaped for Valentine’s Day!)

As promised, the pink heart-shaped Valentine’s Day almond spritz cookies! These were made using my Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press again, and they’re again shaped like hearts. But this time they’re heart-shaped for Valentine’s Day, instead of for heart operations. Funsies! Last week I thought the basic spritz cookie recipe was a little plain,

Cookie 18 – Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

A colleague of mine gave me the Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press in our holiday gift exchange at the office (hi, Kristen!), and I finally got a chance to use it. I had a little heart operation called cardiac catheter ablation last Friday to treat my PSVT so I thought it was only appropriate to

Cooke 17 – Nutella (Chocolate Hazelnut) Cookies

Chocolate hazelnut spread – particularly Nutella – is probably my favorite thing in the universe. Allow me to illustrate: On our honeymoon in Italy, I couldn’t resist sampling all the Nutella gelato that popped up on the streets of Rome, Venice and Cinque Terre. It’s the most delectable, sweet, satisfying, creamy, delicious little spread. And

Cookie 16 – Apple Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Yes, this recipe is almost identical to Cookie #15 – Pumpkin Spice Cookies. When you’re making fifty-two different cookies, there are bound to be some similarities from time to time. That, and I had a 3-pack of varying fruit butters from Louisburg Cider Mill I needed to work through. Plus, it’s winter and all I

Cookie 15 – Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Mmm… pumpkin butter cookies. Mmm… topped with cream cheese icing. Mmm… with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top. It almost makes winter bearable doesn’t it? This pumpkin butter is the second in a line of three assorted fruit butters I got in a set from Louisburg Cider Mill. The honey is local, from

Cookie 14 – Peppermint Bark Cookies

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s Cookies of Christmas time! This time I asked my husband what flavors made him think of Christmas and he said, “peppermint bark.” I originally thought, “That’s not a cookie!” But then I thought, “Why not?” So here we are. This peppermint bark cookie batter was so good I

Cookie 13 – White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

I decided to do all cookies that remind me of Christmas throughout December. Thanks to a little brainstorming and inspiration from friends, I’ve got a sweet little list here. Perhaps it’s the red and white color palette of these little morsels, or that white chocolate chips remind me of tiny little snow-covered hills, or that

Cookie 12 – Peach Butter & Butterscotch Cookies

I had some butterscotch chips leftover from last week’s apple butterscotch cookies recipe so I needed to use them in something tasty. My husband I also visited Louisburg Cider Mill in Louisburg, KS on a whim over the weekend. Even though everything is pretty much out of season by the first weekend in December, we still

Cookie 11 – Apple Butterscotch Cookies

My little brother is deploying to Afghanistan, so I’m re-starting the 52 Cookies Project! Here’s my new recipe for apple butterscotch cookies! I started with a super basic cookie dough recipe and added in finely diced honeycrisp apples (my husband’s favorites) and some butterscotch chips. It makes about 3 dozen cookies. As always, to get

How to Mail Cookies to Deployed Soldiers

If you haven’t read it yet, please check out (and share!) my blog How to Bake Mason Jar Cakes for Soldiers. I wrote that how-to tutorial while my husband was deployed to Afghanistan last year. Well, now my little brother is deploying to Afghanistan, and since the Fifty-Two Cakes project is over, I’ve switched to