Cookies and Cocoa
While most of my friends have begun purchasing gourmet store-bought cookies for their holiday gatherings, I’m still a cookie-baking mom at heart. And, my holiday baking work is made easier with my Viking stand mixer, food processor and convection oven.
This month’s recipes feature three of my favorite cookies to get you on the way to hosting a cookie swap or holiday drop-in. My Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies are everyone’s favorite, and I can bake three sheets of cookies at once using the convection feature of my Viking range. With my Viking stand mixer and a box of devil’s food cake mix, my Chocolate Peppermint Chews can be baked up in a snap. And, there’s little work involved in preparing my little Raspberry Tartslets with the help of my Viking food processor.
Simmer up a big pot of my Haute Cocoa that features two types of gourmet chocolate, and your friends and family will be thrilled to gather at your house this holiday season.
Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies
My friends and neighbors often refer to me as their “chef next door,” since I’m the go-to girl for all of their culinary questions. While I enjoy teaching them a new cooking method or sharing a no-fail recipe, I’ve learned a thing of two from them as well.More.
Chocolate Peppermint Chews
Baking cookies is my favorite holiday chore, but after a couple of hours spent measuring, mixing and rolling, my interest wanes a bit. To make my work easier, I came up with a cookie that is a cinch to whip up, looks festive and tastes great.More.
Sharing cookies and hot cocoa while decorating the Christmas tree is a holiday tradition at my house. For the cookies, they’re home baked, and as for the cocoa, it features two kinds of gourmet chocolate and is appropriately called “Haute Cocoa.”More.
My mother’s favorite holiday cookie combination is anything with nuts and a touch of raspberry. Rolling out batches of sticky, buttery dough was not my favorite way to spend the busy holiday season, so I came up with these luscious little Raspberry Tartlets.More.