These Pecan Puffs (a.k.a. Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes) are the perfect combination of crumbly and soft. They literally melt in your mouth!

Pecan Puffs

These Pecan Puffs are the perfect combination of crumbly and soft. They literally melt in your mouth! Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!   After 3 years of Christmas Cookies on AHC my “Family Recipe Well” was running dry, so I sent out a cry for help in true 2016 fashion. No, it… 

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These Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels are soft, chewy cinnamon brown sugar cookies with a pecan date filling! They may be old fashioned but they are absolutely sensational!

Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels

12 Days of Christmas Cookies These Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels are soft, chewy cinnamon brown sugar cookies with a pecan date filling! They may be old fashioned but they are absolutely sensational!  These cookies are delicious and I don’t even like dates! The brown sugar cookie dough is something that legends are made out of…. 

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This easy Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark is a minty mix of white and dark chocolate with candy cane "snow", salty pretzels and a hint of coconut! You will love the holiday mint flavor!

Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark

12 Days of Christmas Cookies This easy Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark is a minty mix of white and dark chocolate with candy cane “snow”, salty pretzels and a hint of coconut! You will love the holiday mint flavor!  There are times when you have hours to slave away in the kitchen… And there are times… 

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These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They have a beautiful balance of molasses flavor, spice and sugar without being overly sweet or spicy!

Spiced Crinkle Cookies

12 Days of Christmas Cookies These Spiced Crinkle Cookies are soft pillows of molasses and spice. They are rolled in sugar like all good cookies are… It wouldn’t be Christmas without a molasses spice cookie and that is a fact. Bonus points for rolling that cookie in granulated sugar. These cookies are softer and more… 

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In these Cardamom Walnut Snowballs toasted walnuts blend perfectly with warm cardamom. Plus who can resist a cookie coated in powdered sugar?!

Cardamom Walnut Snowballs

12 Days of Christmas Cookies I love cardamom. Love it. I seriously considered putting a sachet of cardamom pods under my pillow at night, but then I decided that was kind of weird. Don’t tell anyone else. It’s our secret. Plus is there anything better than eating a cookie absolutely coated in powdered sugar? It… 

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Rum Refrigerator Cookies: Soft, chewy and moist – these cookies’ cardamom and citrus notes will positively brighten your holidays. A little nuttiness from the almonds rounds out these absolutely sensational cookies.

Rum Refrigerator Cookies

12 Days of Christmas Cookies Rum Refrigerator Cookies! Soft, chewy and moist – these cookies’ cardamom and citrus notes will positively brighten your holidays. A little nuttiness from the almonds rounds out these absolutely sensational cookies. I mean come on? Nuts, lemon, cardamom, and rum? What could possibly go wrong with that?! Nada. Sometimes you… 

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There are few homemade desserts easier than jam bars and these Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars are not only easy they pack serious holiday flavor! The cinnamon streusel doubles as both the top and bottom crusts with a gooey, spiced cranberry filling in between.

Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars

12 Days of Christmas Cookies! It’s here! It’s officially Christmas Cookie Season and I am kicking off my annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies with these incredible Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars! There are few homemade desserts easier than jam bars and these Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars are not only easy they pack serious holiday flavor!… 

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Turn everyday citrus fruits into a sweet snack, an elegant garnish for desserts, a simple addition to a cheese plate, or a stunning homemade gift!

Candied Citrus Peel

An easy recipe for homemade candied citrus! Turn everyday citrus fruits into a sweet snack, an elegant garnish for desserts, a simple addition to a cheese plate, or a stunning homemade gift! This is one of those easy, yet life-saving, recipes to have in your baking arsenal.   What if you find yourself in the… 

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These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans are wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce.

Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans then wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce. I know you have all been waiting with baited breath for what I made with that all that… 

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All Butter Pie Crust Video Tutorials for 5 different methods! Get a perfect flakey crust every single time!

All Butter Pie Crust Tutorial: 5 Methods {Videos}

5 different methods for making a perfect flakey, all butter pie crust that won’t shrink! Plus a video tutorial for whichever method you choose! No matter where you are or what tools you have, I’ve got you covered! A perfectly flaky, all butter pie crust (that doesn’t shrink) is as elusive as the perfect pair of jeans. BCS… 

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This Butterscotch Sauce is easy and fast! it comes together in 5 minutes and tastes so much better than caramel!

Butterscotch Sauce

Move over caramel. Butterscotch Sauce is in the hiz-ouse! (Am I cool enough to say that?) And it’s damn good. And you can make it in 5 minutes. Say what now?! I know, right?! Why have I been buying that stuff from the store that contains neither brown sugar nor butter??? Because let’s get one… 

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