It seems that you all are cooking up a storm now that the weather has cooled down. Or maybe you’re prepping for the upcoming holidays? Either way, Yahoo! web trend expert Carolyn Clark reports that searches for cookies are spiking this month. It seems that the most popular cookie recipe is peanut butter cookies, followed by chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies and pumpkin cookies. Are one of these classic treats on your favorites list? Try out one of our recipes below to spice up your seasonal fare.
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Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day rite of passage. It hardly seems like February 14th without a box of those pastel-hued candies, complete with their ever-evolving messages. (Remember how they’ve changed from “fax me” to “email me” to “text me?”)
While they’re adorable, though, they aren’t especially delicious. This year, swap the chalky candies for these delicious conversation heart sandwich cookies. The best part: You can create your own custom messages with an office stamp and an edible ink pen.
Add bright hues of gel-paste food coloring to basic sugar cookie dough, then stamp each cookie and sandwich the colored hearts together with a sweet vanilla cream filling.
Want to impress your family this Christmas with a new cookie recipe? You’re in luck!
You can make these cookies as simple or ornate as you like: Just trace your design onto a sheet of parchment, fill the cookie dough with crushed candies and bake. Like magic, you’ve created a gorgeous stained “glass.”
From Cooking Channel
Holiday Food Gift Recipes
Give your Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas sweets the setting they deserve — this celebratory multilevel metal tray is a treat for sweet lovers and design enthusiasts alike.
Tell me, what goodies will you be cooking up over the 2012 holiday season?
Happy Cinco de Mayo! I usually like to celebrate this holiday drinking a strawberry margarita on the rocks and eating my favorite food, cheese dip. I may have to switch it up a bit this year and add these piñata cookies from SheKnows.com to my Cinco de Mayo dessert list. The striped sugar cookies have a hollow center so you can fill them up with your favorite candy. These are genius, really. I’m not sure I have the talent to bake these cookies, but I will gladly volunteer to be a taste tester for anybody who does! What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo (other than baking these cookies for me)? Tell us in the comments below.
I’m loving these fantastic fall leaves:
Photograph: Charles Schiller
A crisp autumn weekend is perfect for baking a little something up. These brilliantly-colored cookies can either be eaten or used to make a fall wreath, as the folks at Country Living demonstrate.
And here’s a natural wreath you can creative using actual leaves from HGTV.
What’s your tip for a fall craft featuring leaves?