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Chocolate Chip Cookies

On a cold Friday afternoon, I asked the kids if they wanted to make big soft ginger cookies. Schäfer asked if we could make chocolate chip cookies.

Thanks to the Blue family, we had chocolate chips!

I loved being able to say, “YES!” (Sometimes, I feel like I’m constantly saying, “No.”)

As soon as

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Egg Yolk Icing

After making Spitzbuben, I had an extra egg yolk sitting around so I thought I’d give egg yolk icing a try.

INGREDIENTS 1 egg yolk 4 drops red food coloring (might try 6 drops next time)

DIRECTIONS In small cup or bowl , stir the egg yolk with a small amount of food coloring.

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Every year at Valentines, my friend Yammie makes the cutest heart shaped cheery pies. And every year at Valentines, I say, “Oh I should start a tradition.”

Introducing: Spitzbuben!

INGREDIENTS 1 1/8 cups butter 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar (2 teaspoons vanilla) 1 pinch salt 1 egg white 3 1/8 cups

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Old German Honey Cookies

These are the first cookies that Sianna and I baked together.

She couldn’t wait to get her hands on them.

INGREDIENTS 1 cup white sugar 1 cup shortening (butter) 1 cup honey 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger


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Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Confession: Rolling out cookie dough takes effort. Anybody with me?

I’ve tried countless sugar cookie recipes. They were gooey. I’ve let dough sit in the fridge over night. Still gooey. I’ve added flour. Then more flour. I’ve added too much flour. After I insert the cookie cutter, too much dough pulls away and the cookie

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Confessions of a No Bakes Failure

Confession: I have failed batch after batch of of No Bakes. Are they suppose to be easy since they don’t go in the oven?

During the summer, I have an unannounced No Oven Policy – unless there are desperate cravings. Thus, we gave No Bakes another try and finally achieved success.


2 cups

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