Bakery-Style Cutout Cookies

I must confess: I originally planned to share this recipe for the best cutout cookies two months ago, just prior to Christmas, which is undoubtedly hailed as the cutout cookie holiday. But then I interviewed for and was offered my dream job, so between that and the holidays, life rushed past me, and here weContinue reading “Bakery-Style Cutout Cookies”

Sugar Cookies

There are a number of reasons sugar cookies are a staple on Christmas cookie platters everywhere: They are delicious, easy to make and you can customize them with colored sanding sugar to make them visually appealing and match any color scheme. Children and adults alike love them, making them a surefire hit for all. TheseContinue reading “Sugar Cookies”

Rosemary Pear Thumbprint Cookies

If you’re searching for a more sophisticated Christmas cookie, these Rosemary Pear Thumbprints are exactly what you need. This buttery cookie has an earthy taste, thanks to the freshly chopped fresh rosemary that goes into the batter, and slightly sweet from the pear preserves and light dusting of powdered sugar on top. While it mayContinue reading “Rosemary Pear Thumbprint Cookies”

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

While I was making a list of my most requested Christmas cookies to share on Sweet On Smith, these soft White Chocolate Cranberry ones come in a close second. So close, that they might be in a tie with the Chocolate Crinkles. Sally’s Baking Addiction is the mastermind behind this delicious recipe. Not only doesContinue reading “White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies”

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

There is a popular joke about how every food blog has to start with a lengthy backstory about how that very recipe conjures fond childhood memories. I think that is a good thing – when your food invokes such a strong, happy memory, it is is something you’re bound to return to frequently. This isContinue reading “Chocolate Crinkle Cookies”

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate may not enter your mind when you think of traditional Thanksgiving desserts, but these Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies from Chocolate with Grace are here to change your opinion. These brownies should be on your short list for a holiday dessert, or any regular fall day, because of the irresistible combination of chocolate, cheesecake and pumpkin.Continue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies”

Cranberry Christmas Cake

This recipe may be called Cranberry Christmas Cake, but it is also a delicious Thanksgiving dish, and it is a versatile piece – it can be enjoyed as breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert. Desserts that can be enjoyed any time of the day are the best – like cinnamon rolls, danishes or crepes. ForContinue reading “Cranberry Christmas Cake”

Amish Apple Dumplings

I may not live in Central Pennsylvania anymore, in my hometown Amish and Mennonite community, but I have carried those recipes with me to ENC and can’t wait to share some with you! I always miss that area and my family the most during fall, when there are cool temperatures and beautiful leaf colors. Somehow,Continue reading “Amish Apple Dumplings”

Snickerdoodle Sweets

During a recent conversation with a friend about all of the various desserts we crave each fall, I was taken aback when she said “Snickerdoodles.” Not because they aren’t delicious – they are! But they should not be reserved only for October-December baking. Repeat after me: Snickerdoodles are delicious and appropriate every day of theContinue reading “Snickerdoodle Sweets”

Apple Cider Donuts

We have had our first taste of what I refer to as “fake fall” here in Eastern North Carolina in the past 24 hours, which led me to turn off the air conditioning, open the windows, and bake some apple cider donut holes. I know our warm temperatures will return soon, but for today, IContinue reading “Apple Cider Donuts”