Holiday Cookies Round-Up

My kids are out of school  for the holiday break so I will be taking the time off too. I am excited to spend quality time with them and hope to do some skiing, sledding, and ice skating as well as cook some old favorite recipes, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the holiday season.

I love baking cookies this time of year with my kids… seeing the smiles on their faces and working in the kitchen together is so rewarding. Here are a few of my favorite holiday cookie recipes.

Gingerbread Cookies

 

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

 

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Icing

 

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

 

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

 

Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Icing

 

Iced Lemon Rounds

 

Mint Chocolate Pixies

 

Soft Pumpkin Ginger Snap Cookies

 

Sugar Cookies

 

 
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I recently saw a recipe on Healthy Food For Living for chocolate chip banana bread that looked delicious. I had three ripe bananas on the counter so I decided to make the bread for the kids after school snack....

French Dip Sliders with Tomato and Provolone

French Dip Sliders with Tomato and Provolone

I love quick and easy meals that use up leftovers. I had some leftover Slow-Roasted Roast Beef with Mustard, Garlic, and Thyme so I grabbed some slider buns and a packet of au jus from the store and made...

Slow-Roasted Roast Beef with Mustard, Garlic, and Thyme

Slow-Roasted Roast Beef with Mustard, Garlic, and Thyme

We had another cold and rainy day yesterday which made me crave some slow cooked comfort food. I picked up a top sirloin roast and rubbed it with a mustard, olive oil, garlic, and thyme mixture then slow roasted...

Bacon Boursin Green Beans

Bacon Boursin Green Beans

I saw this recipe on The Endless Meal and how could I possibly resist green beans with bacon and Boursin cheese? I couldn’t. My son is a huge fan of Boursin cheese and I knew he would love this...

Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme

Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme

I saw this recipe on Port and Fin and decided to make it to pair with the Orzo with Sautéed Garlicky Spinach and Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Toasted Pine Nuts and the Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings. The carrots...

Orzo with Sautéed Garlicky Spinach and Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Toasted Pine Nuts

Orzo with Sautéed Garlicky Spinach and Tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Toasted Pine Nuts

There are so many tasty ingredients in this simple side dish. I made the orzo as directed, sautéed some tomatoes, spinach, and garlic together until softened, added a bit of Fran’s Vinaigrette, and tossed them all together with the cooked...

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Baked Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

I saw a recipe for these wings on Food and Wine that looked tasty and easy for our meal tonight. I trimmed the wings then simply seasoned them with a bit of olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked...

Pot Roast with Mushrooms

Pot Roast with Mushrooms

We had a rainy weekend so I made comfort food – pot roast. My go to Pot Roast recipe is always a hit but I wanted to try something new this time. Instead of using carrots, celery, and potatoes,...

Baked Parmesan Tomato Slices

Baked Parmesan Tomato Slices

I wanted something easy and delicious to pair with the Roasted Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes and Pot Roast (recipe to follow) that I was serving for dinner. I had some nice firm tomatoes that I sliced up then seasoned each...