Stollen

With Christmas just around the corner, there are just so many things that need to get done (shopping, baking, decorating the house), that I have to get a few things started as early as possible.  Most of my baking at Christmas is making cookies for everyone.  I usually have all of this done in advance…

Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies (Snowballs)

I grew up eating these.  Every time we would go to Windmill Bakery I was allowed to get one thing and these were it.  Sadly that bakery shut down 20 years ago and no other bakery I went to had these cookies. I found this recipe online somewhere about 18 years ago.  It was someone’s…

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

  With Halloween now over it’s time for me to start getting my Christmas baking in order.  That means starting on all the different cookie doughs I will be making.  I usually end up making approximately 60 dozen cookies at Christmastime.  No, we don’t eat them all ourselves, they get given away to family and co-workers….