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Christmas Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Cut Out Cookies, Fun Cookies, No Bake Cookies, Christmas Foods, Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Round Cookie Cutters, Puffed Rice, Apples And Cheese

Christmas Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

December has arrived and when I was growing up, it was officially ‘baking season’ for my mom. Many of the ingredients for the special things she would bake at this time of year were just too expensive to have on hand all the time. While we were at school, over the weeks prior to Christmas, … Continue reading "Christmas Cookies"

Lemon Pepper Shortbread Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Lemon Pepper, Shortbread Cookies, Sweet Desserts, Fresh Fruit, Food Print, Great Recipes, Good Food

Lemon Pepper Shortbread Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

Grinding pepper over our savory meals is very much the ‘norm’, but when you add it to sweet desserts it preforms a strange chemistry, especially against a mellow backdrop of vanilla. Adding flavor to cuisines of all nations, black pepper is the most widely produced and popular spice in the world. Pound for pound, it … Continue reading "Lemon Pepper Shortbread Cookies"

Cherry Marzipan Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Christmas Time, Dried Cherries, Sliced Almonds, Spanish Food, Marzipan, Great Recipes, Stuffed Mushrooms

Cherry Marzipan Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

The origins of marzipan, much like many other pastries that contain almonds, cannot be pinpointed to any one place. Some believe it came from Persia, others speak of Germany and Italy, yet others name Toledo, a medieval city southwest of Madrid, Spain. Whatever its history, today marzipan is a fixture of Spain’s Christmas time celebrations. … Continue reading "Cherry Marzipan Cookies"

Vintage Ice Box Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Refrigerator Cookies, Toffee Bits, Sifted Flour, Cookie Box, Homemade Cookies, No Bake Cookies, Baking Sheet

Vintage Ice Box Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

The icebox or refrigerator cookie has been around as long as there have been ‘iceboxes’ to store them in. The recipes produce large yields and are the quickest way to make ‘homemade cookies’ in a short space of time. The technique of what has also been called ‘slice & bake’ cookies, is nothing if not … Continue reading "Vintage Ice Box Cookies"

Hazelnut Liqueur Shortbread Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Thing 1, Shortbread Cookies, Great Recipes, Stuffed Mushrooms, Good Food, German, Memories

Hazelnut Liqueur Shortbread Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

It’s hard to think of Christmas without having shortbread. When I was growing up, fruitcake (or Christmas cake) and shortbread cookies were some of the staples associated with Christmas baking. Fruitcake has definitely become lost in the shuffle but it seems shortbread still remains. While the traditional shortbread consisted of three main ingredients — flour, … Continue reading "Hazelnut Liqueur Shortbread Cookies"

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Pineapple Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Instant Pudding Mix, Thumbprint Cookies, Vegetarian Cheese, Trifle

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

Boxed instant pudding mixes have become an ingredient in many recipes from cake, cookies and pie to trifle and salad. In 1975, a salad recipe was developed by Kraft Kitchens, using two of their products, jell-o instant pistachio pudding and Cool Whip. It was called ‘Pistachio Pineapple Delight’. It seems though, that a forerunner to … Continue reading "Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies"

'Spring" Whoopie Pies with Mascarpone Filling - Good Food And Treasured Memories Strawberry Milk, Raspberry Lemonade, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Chocolate Stout, Yellow Foods, Good Food, Yummy Food

'Spring" Whoopie Pies with Mascarpone Filling - Good Food And Treasured Memories

Not a pie at all, traditional whoopie pies are two thin chocolate cakes sandwiched around a white frosting. The origin of the whoopie pie is somewhat controversial. Some people say they were invented in Medieval Germany and brought to the USA by immigrants. Women would bake cakes and use leftover batter and icing to make … Continue reading "‘Spring” Whoopie Pies with Mascarpone Filling"

Almond Orange Blossom Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Round Cookie Cutters, Blossom Cookies, Orange Blossom Water, Cut Out Cookies, Sliced Almonds, Almond Recipes, Great Recipes

Almond Orange Blossom Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

A special memory that comes to mind at this time of year is the scent of orange blossoms. While it is still winter in our part of Canada, in Seville, Spain spring is in the air. Mid March to early April, for about three weeks in Spain’s sun-bleached region of Andalusia, there’s a soft intoxicating … Continue reading "Almond Orange Blossom Cookies"

German Gingerbread - Powered by Melting White Chocolate, White Chocolate Chips, Almond Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Recipes, Great Recipes, A Food

German Gingerbread - Good Food And Treasured Memories

Christmas is known for bringing out the ancestral origins in all of us, with every culture celebrating the holidays enjoying their specific holiday foods. Although my parents were born here in Canada, our German heritage was very evident in my mother’s cooking and baking. One cookie that has been made specifically for holidays for hundreds … Continue reading "German Gingerbread"

Date Filled Oatmeal Cookies / Mincemeat-Apple Tarts - Powered by Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Apple Tarts, Mincemeat, Tart Shells, Muffin Cups, Oatmeal Cookies, Cookie Dough, Sour Cream

Date Filled Oatmeal Cookies / Mince-Apple Tarts - Good Food And Treasured Memories

FILLED OATMEAL COOKIES – The only thing better than an oatmeal cookie is a filled oatmeal cookie, right! It seems they were one of those cookies traditionally baked at Christmas time, probably due to the cost of dates and the time consuming process to make them. Whenever my mother was doing her Christmas baking, she gradually … Continue reading "Date Filled Oatmeal Cookies / Mince-Apple Tarts"

Thumbprint Cookies - Powered by Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Filled Cookies, Thumbprint Cookies, Cream Cheese Filling, Baking Sheet, Favorite Holiday, Brown Sugar, Great Recipes

Thumbprint Cookies - Good Food And Treasured Memories

THUMBPRINT or THIMBLE COOKIES – are such a great little cookie with so many variations that they remain among the holiday favorites. Of course it’s not hard to figure out the meaning behind their name. Similar to filled cookies, you can either fill the divot you make in them either before or after you bake … Continue reading "Thumbprint Cookies"

Vanillekipferl / Gevulde Speculaas - Powered by Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, A Food, Good Food, Almond Paste, Egg Wash, Ground Almonds, Baking Pans, Great Recipes

Vanillekipferl - Gevulde Speculaas - Good Food And Treasured Memories

I’ve always enjoyed food history and recreating memories from the past through cooking and baking. I had never realized how much my mother’s cooking was influenced by our German heritage. I guess as one gets older, things that were taken for granted now take on a whole new meaning. Today’s blog features a couple of … Continue reading "Vanillekipferl – Gevulde Speculaas"

Anise-Orange Sour Cream Cookies - Powered by Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookies, Sour Cream Cookies, Sugar Eggs, Sliced Almonds, Cream Cream, Cream Cheese Frosting, Baking Soda, Great Recipes

Christmas Baking - Priceless Memories! - Good Food And Treasured Memories

I think my mother enjoyed Christmas baking very much. Many of the ingredients for the special things she would bake at this time of year were just too expensive to have on hand all the time. Somehow she would work her magic and make that grocery money stretch to include these things. While we were … Continue reading "Christmas Baking — Priceless Memories!"

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