Giant Gingerbread Boy Cookies

Gingerbread Boy Cookies@createdbydiane

I love to bake cookie and deliver them around Christmas time. This year I had some cards made up with the recipe of one of my favorite cookies. It's my Gingerbread Spice Cut Out Cookie Recipe. This has become my go to recipe for giving cookies for many reasons. It tastes DELICIOUS but … [Read more...]

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Italian Almond Twist Cookies

Italian Almond Twist Cookies @createdbydiane

The chill is in the air and Christmas is near, that means there is still time to bake a batch of these Italian Almond Twist Cookies. Good thing, because Christmas wouldn't be christmas without pretty sprinkles covered cookies. These are easy enough to have the kids help with. And just wait … [Read more...]

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Italian Anise Cookies

Italian Anise Cookies @createdbydiane

Memories of childhood seems to be common when people see these Italian Anise Cookies on the Christmas cookie tray. They are easy to make and are sure to bring a smile to faces all around you. Anise has a licorice flavor that is popular in cookies at Christmas time, I recall having these as a … [Read more...]

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Red Velvet Snowflake Cookie

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies @createdbydiane

It was snowing in my kitchen all weekend. Well it could have snowed outside, it's been really cold here in Southern California.....you'd think we were somewhere else. Since it was cold outside it felt like the perfect SNOW day to me. Well, that is in the kitchen at least. I couldn't wait … [Read more...]

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Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti @createdbydiane

Are you ready for the season of Gingerbread? Oh I'm getting so excited for all the Christmas Baking that is to come this year. I just love Gingerbread and finally made Gingerbread Biscotti....and Oh how wonderful the kitchen smelled with these in the oven. I could hardly wait for them … [Read more...]

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Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies @createdbydiane

You will want to try these Pecan Pie Cookies, Once you see how easy they are and the bonus is that they aren't TOO Sweet! I'm going to get it out of the way and say it that I don't like traditional pecan pie! It's too sweet, I've tried it over the years and I always come to the same … [Read more...]

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How to make Italian Cookies with glaze icing and add sprinkles after the icing dries

Italian Cookie Recipe with Glaze Icing @createdbydiane

Italian Sugar Cookies are easy and delicious and with a little practice, you can be icing up batches of cookies with will impress all your friends.   I really LOVE Italian bakeries and especially the Italian cookies. These cookies are THOSE types of cookies! They aren't as sweet as … [Read more...]

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Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies @createdbydiane

Merry Christmas everyone! I made about 15 dozen of these cookies in the last week. Chocolate meets gingerbread in this delicious combination. I couldn't wait to create this combination as soon as I made these           Gingerbread Spice Cookies I've made many, many … [Read more...]

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Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Snowflake Cookies @createdbydiane

Rudolph Snowflake Cookies I made these for a party we went to and it's funny not until I looked back at the photos did I notice something... The eye rolling of Rudolph, I guess it's not just a teenager thing after all. Although we get our fare of eye rolling in our house, I know it's very … [Read more...]

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Snowman Snowflake Cookies

Snowman Snowflake Cookies @createdbydiane

There is no snow in the forecast today so it's time I created some snowflakes of my own! No one wants to be left out of all the snowman making fun. At least I don't these will have to do, of course I'll be dipping them in a cup of hot chocolate and just pretending it's cold outside. Maybe I'll … [Read more...]

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White Christmas Pie Cookies

white christmas pie cookies from @createdbydiane

My mom made a beautiful White Christmas Pie when I was young. It was pretty and fluffy with white frosting and topped with fluffy white coconut. I thought it would be fun to take that idea and made it into a hand held small cookie pie. Oh I'm so glad I did. The frosting is really fluffy and … [Read more...]

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Fruitcake Cut Out Cookies

fruitcake Cut Out Cookies@createdbydiane

This isn't in anyway the OLD type of hard as a rock type of fruitcake item, these are a new, prettier, lighter version just in time for Christmas. These are pretty quick to make and ice too. I'm sure all your neighbors would LOVE some of these this year. I know I would. I'm all … [Read more...]

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Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing Candy canes are so popular at Christmas times so no better time for me to try a new cookie and icing flavor than now. Even the sound of pink peppermint brings on a smile. I made these cookies for the Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Lindsay and Julie … [Read more...]

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Vodka on Cookies

Find out why I put Vodka on my cookies.  I'm guest posting on Amanda's blog The Cilantropist. Amanda and I met earlier this year, we both live in Southern California. Amanda is so sweet. We first met on twitter, If your on twitter, you'll want to see all her great tweets @TheCilantropist. The … [Read more...]

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Santa Claus Tree Cookies

Santa suit tree cookies @createdbydiane #christmascookies

Christmas Tree Santa's! Christmas tree cookies are always festive,  but decorated like Santa Suits they are especially fun. They even got a dusting of disco dust :) to make them extra shiny! Only a few more nights, before the "big guy" makes his appearance. We're getting all ready with … [Read more...]

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