The holiday season means lots of cozy nights in, festive music on the radio, and memories shared with loved ones. However, the most exciting part about this time of the year is definitely the abundance of readily available desserts. And speaking of desserts, who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned biscotti?
Admittedly, I’m a pretty sub-par baker. After subjecting my loved ones to countless batches of charred, tasteless creations, I took a hiatus from making desserts. It wasn’t until I unearthed this delicious and easy recipe from a friend’s Detroit-based cookbook, Sister Pie, that I decided to give the whole baking thing another go. Read More “Robert Redford Cookies”
Carmelitas are a no-mixing-necessary, layered bar. The crust and topping are both made with the same buttery, brown sugar, vanilla-infused oatmeal and flour mixture. In the middle, there’s chocolate and caramel sauce. They’re comparable to a soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a streusel-crumble topping. The amount of melted caramel in this recipe probably even supersedes the number of napkins you have on hand. Read More “Carmelita Cookie Bars”
There was a time in my 20s when the oven was the most used appliance in my kitchen; almost as much as my coffee maker. I loved baking so much back then, that friends constantly showed up at my apartment knowing there would be something good to eat.
Who else loves chai tea? It has been one of my favorite drinks for years now. I will always choose chai over coffee, hands down. I also have fallen in love with French macarons so I decided to try and combine the two! These are seriously delicious and a perfect cookie for the holiday season.
After living in Germany, I will always associate holiday time with speculoos cookies. At every Christmas market throughout Europe, you will find beautiful and perfectly spiced cookies. Some are adorned with glaze, some with almonds, and some even handpainted. My spin is a simple speculoos cookie sandwiched with a thick and gooey caramel filling. Read More “Speculoos and Caramel Sandwich Cookies”
Baking Christmas cookies is always a tradition that I celebrate with my Mom every holiday season. Now that I live 2 hours away from her, it’s the thing I look most forward to! We spend the weekend listening to our favorite Christmas music and whipping up all of our family favorite cookie recipes passed all the way down from my great-great-grandma (as you can see by the faded writing and very messy recipe cards.)
We bake really early so we can mail out a tin to my siblings and then freeze the rest (minus some for late night snacks) and pull them out around Christmas. The holidays are crazy enough so it feels good to get the holiday baking out of the way early!
Melting moments is in the top three of my favorites we make each year. They’re such a simple recipe – 6 ingredients total and a unique texture and taste that really stands out on that festive cookie tray.
The 2018 Pinhole Press Holiday Bake off is officially closed! Congratulations to our winner, Gabrielle Cole, who tried 10 of our cookies! Catch up on the rules below and stay tuned for 2019.
The most wonderful time of the year got even sweeter in 2018 – We hosted our first ever Holiday Cookie Bake Off! It’s a contest that combines three of our favorite things – Pinterest, cookies, and you!