I dressed these Cream Cheese Cookies in red for Valentine’s Day, but you can dress them in any color you like, or even leave them plain. The choice is yours. All I suggest is that you make them right away because they’ll soon become your go-to favorite cookie! Crunchy and creamy! Oh yeah!!!
When we got married, and Mark and I started our own family, there were certain traditions I wanted to continue from when I was a little girl and hopefully pass along to our two boys. These cookies were one of the things I incorporated throughout the years to fondly rekindle my joyous Christmas memories.
I am happy to report that our boys (now grown) feel exactly the same way about these cookies as I did, and still do to this day. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies.
I adapted this recipe from one I shared back in 2010 called pecan snowball cookies. I was going to do a recipe re-do where I updated the photos in the original post. However, before I knew it, my brain was adding the festive red and green elements of pistachios and dried cranberries, and omitting the pecans altogether. The result is utterly delicious. I do hope you’ll make these Buttery Sweet Pistachio Cranberry Snowball Cookies. I know you’ll love them just as much as we do!
Every year for Christmas it’s tradition for me to make my family’s favorite sugar cookie. I’ve shared the recipe in the past (way back in 2010) and dubbed it “Santa’s Favorite Cookie.”
This year, I decided to mix things up a little so I used the same recipe (basically), and made pumpkin shaped sugar cookies for my family as a special surprise treat they didn’t see coming! Needless to say, the cookies were gobbled up quickly. 🙂
I found the recipe for sweet potato cookies in a small Amish pamphlet cookbook while visiting the gift shop in the St. Louis capital building around this same time last year. I tweaked the recipe only slightly here and there. I omitted the nuts, substituted allspice for ground cloves, and increased the brown sugar by half.
The idea for these Gluten Free Maple Bacon Oatmeal Cookies came to me while I was walking down the breakfast aisle of the grocery store. At the time I needed to replenish my stock of quick cooking oats. As I grabbed the oats and tossed them into my cart I glanced the maple syrup that was across the aisle. Right then and there I had my light bulb moment!
Crispy and chewy. These Chocolaty Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons are a cross between a piece of Almond Joy candy and a cookie. What’s not to love?
The addition of mashed bananas and rolled oats fill the bill nicely for these Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. The result is a deliciously soft cookie that can also fit seamlessly into the breakfast category. LOL! You can thank me later!
Beyond the flavor of these bars, what you’re really going to love is how fast and easy they are to assemble, and bake. There is no electric mixer required and the ingredients are basic refrigerator and pantry staples such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, strawberry jam and a handful of fresh strawberries. These bars are so easy to make that even a novice baker can turn these out like a pro, and then stand back and take a big bow because you’ll be hearing some applause.
I’ve been away for a bit. My family needed me (and I needed them) as my dad transitioned into heaven. It’s been a very difficult time for all of us, but it’s also been a very beautiful time for many reasons. I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my dad before he passed, and we had some really great conversations early on. And as I love to do, I got to bring him cookies, candies, and as the end neared, his favored chocolate malteds.