December 2014 archive

Christmas Cookie Round-Up

Gingerbread BellsI’m not sure if you’ve heard the news yet, but there are only four days until Christmas.

Four. days.

If you’re one of those people who is ridiculously on top of things, I’m sure you’ve had your shopping done for a month now and have already baked twelve dozen cookies in fourteen different varieties and have absolutely no need for one more cookie recipe this holiday season. If that’s you, I congratulate you. Also, please know that I’m not-so-secretly hating you right now (and also begging you to please share your secret. Please. How do you do it?)

If you were previously unaware of the fact that you only have four days left to bake those Christmas cookies for your toddler’s class party on Monday, this post is for you.

I’ve rounded up my all-time favorite Christmas cookies recipes in one neat and tidy post, just in time for your next holiday party. All of these recipes are tried-and-true favorites in our household, and I promise you can’t go wrong with any of them.

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin PieEveryone should know how to make a pie.

I’m talking about  a real, homemade pie. One that is reminiscent of grandmothers and Sunday brunch. One with a flaky, buttery crust that you lovingly rolled out yourself. One with sweet fruit that bubbles over.

I tell you this because I love you and I want you to be the best person that you can be.

It’s really important to me.

Pumpkin PieI’ll be honest: pie is not easy. Pie is frustrating. Pie is finicky. Pie is time-consuming. Pie is rarely perfect.

But isn’t that true of most worthwhile things in life?

Knowing how to make a good pie is empowering. It makes you feel like Superwoman. And sometimes you just need to feel like Superwoman. Like on the days when the kids are cranky and the laundry is piling up and you have a huge deadline at work that you just can’t miss. Those are the days you really need to feel like Superwoman. Those are the days you need to be able to make a great pie.

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