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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Soft and Spicy Molasses Cookies #ChristmasCookies


      It is funny that even though I come from a very German family on my dad's side, gingerbread wasn't really a holiday staple.  We always had sugar cookies, and crescent cookies, there was always peanut brittle and a variety of other cookies and candies.  But we never really got into the molasses and spiced cookies.  My husband's German family, however got a bit more into gingerbread.  His uncle Doug and family make and send gingerbread men from Washington state each year.  It is the highlight of his grandma's Christmas season, I think.  She gets the lot of gingerbread men and picks out a couple for each of the family members.  But I think Matt's dad takes the cake on gingerbread loving.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Clint's Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies #ChristmasCookies


     To be honest, before this batch I hadn't had these cookies in years.  But there was an era in my family where these were an absolute staple.  My brother, Clint, was one of those kids who was in high school when September 11th happened.  He and a bunch of his friends instantly new as soon as they graduated they would join the services, and join they did.  It was one of those moments that made you proud and scared at the same time.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

German Gingerbread Cookies #ChristmasCookies


     Let me tell you the story about how two paths converged to make these cookies.  First, when I was searching for cookie cutters to make the cinnamon brown sugar cookies for Ro's baby shower I found a goat cookie cutter in MiMi's cutters.  My father-in-law loves gingerbread cookies and he has recently become a goat farmer, so I just knew I had to make him gingerbread goats!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Great Grandma Mildred's Peanut Butter Cookies #ChristmasCookies

      This cookie recipe was passed down from my great-grandma.  After she was no longer able to make them, the boys of the family took them over.  Now my grandpa makes them each Christmas, so there is always a tin on the holiday table.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Super Duper Chewy Milk Chocolate M&M Cookies #ChristmasCookies


    Super Duper Chewy Milk Chocolate M&M Cookies are bound to be one of those cookies that your family asks for year round!  I mean why not?  Afterall, the only thing better than chocolate is more chocolate and the only thing better than a cookies is a bigger cookie.  You know I'm right.  Don't even try to deny it!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday #64

Welcome back to the 64th week of Throwback Thursday! Come link up your latest and greatest posts or reach into those archives and show us some of your blasts from the past!
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Hey party people and welcome back to Throwback Thursday! We are so happy that you could make it this week!

Cuppa Cookies #ChristmasCookies


        A cup of this and a cup of that is all it takes to make these light and crisp cookies and your family will be full of gratitude!  It is finally here, the 12 Days of Cookies!!  It feels like it has been a long time coming... probably since Ellen from Family Around the Table and I started talking about it months ago.  Really, I think it's been in the works since mid-summer.  So it kind of feels like it has been a long time coming, but of course life has a way of sneaking up on you so it also kind of feels like it was just a figment of our imagination a moment ago.  Either way, I am really excited to be sharing some delicious cookies with you and I cannot wait to see what my friends have been baking up.