November 26, 2012

A Life More Pinteresting: Holiday cookies


It's that time of year again: the time of workplace potlucks and family get-togethers. For the past couple of years during the holidays, I've made "my beans"—a.k.a. Real Simple's green beans with bacon vinaigrette—and last year I tried a super simple blackberry cheese danish (yum), the recipe for which I found early in my love affair with Pinterest.

Since starting my "Nom" board, I've added hundreds of ideas that I would someday like to try to make (or, ideally, have someone make for me—I'm a really lazy cook/baker). And during this time of holidays and potlucks, there's no better time to try a decadent recipe (or three). Here are some of my top picks.

Sugar Cookie Bars

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Caramel-filled Apple Cider Cookies

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars

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Hocus Pocus Buns

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Browned Butter Crinkles

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Andes Mint Cookies

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Eggnog Cookies

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Rolo-stuffed Snickerdoodles

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Do you and yours have a non-traditional (i.e. not green bean casserole) holiday tradition—sweet or otherwise—that makes an appearance year after year?

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Those all look SO good, especially the Hocus Pocus Buns and the Rolo-stuffed Snickerdoodles. Have you made any of them? For any family get together my grandma always makes her version of Watergate Salad, and she has been doing that since before I can remember. It's SO yummy and I always take a HUGE container home with me. For the last couple of years I've been making those super simple Rolo Pretzel Turtles. Easy and a HUGE hit! :)

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    1. I've not made any of them, but if you try them I am totally coming over to steal some. ;) Watergate salad is super tasty, and you're right—Rolo Turtles are THE BEST.

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    2. I will definitely be having a baking day soon. I'll make sure to save some for you. ;)

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