Friday, December 19, 2014

Aunt Jennie’s Sugar Cookies

Aunt Jennie's Sugar Cookies

Aunt Jennie’s Sugar Cookies

This recipe has been passed down and until recently I could never figure out who Aunt Jenny was. A look at the family tree revealed no clues. No matter how hard you shook that family tree there was no Aunt Jennie was.  One day I was browsing on Ebay looking for old cook booklets that brands did and I saw a brand of shortening called Aunt Jennie. Could it be I had found our missing aunt? I waited patiently for the booklet to come and sure enough on the inside cover was Aunt Jennie’s Sugar Cookies. I had found our so called missing relative.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

This is my first time making this star tree and I love it! I saw one online the other day so I decided to see if I could find the cookie cutters to make it. I was in Home Goods at the time and was so surprised when I found them. It was the day before I baked 4 gingerbread houses so one more batch of gingerbread just made my house smell even better.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chocolate Pecan Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Jam Thumbprint Cookies

 Chocolate Pecan Jam Thumbprint Cookies

I’m finally started doing a little Christmas baking. This is a perfect cookie to make ahead and freeze. Just make the cookie part and when you take them out of the freezer add the jam and chocolate. I love the orange marmalade together with the pecans but you can any jam you want, raspberry or apricot would be good too.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Brownie Pecan Pie Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

I just can’t stop making these cakes and the flavor combinations just get better and better. I know I said last time but this is one is the best one so far! Chocolate and ooey gooey pecans…. that just about covers it! I wish I had thought to weigh this cake before I took pictures because as I was carrying it back into the kitchen I realized that I think this cake must of weighted like 7 lbs! I’m sure it didn’t but this is a lot of cake, trust me. You don’t need a big piece either or for sure you might go into a sugar coma. Regardless, it is so good that you just don’t need to think about it, just grab a fork and dig in.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Butter Riches and a Holiday Cash #Giveaway!

Butter Riches

Happy Holidays! I hope you and yours are enjoying a safe and happy holiday season. I have a special treat for you today! I have joined forces with some of my best blogging friends to bring you a collection of our Must Bake Holiday Cookies and a CASH Giveaway!!