Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Walnut Cookies

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DAY 4: Chocolate Walnut Cookies

A simple, but delicious, drop cookie that forms a brownie-like top crust when they bake. Perfect for the dark chocolate lover!

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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DAY 3: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those who want to take their chocolate chip cookie recipe up a notch.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Peppermint Bark Reindeer Chow

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DAY 2: Peppermint Bark Reindeer Chow

This is a fun Christmas treat to make with kids. Chex cereal coated in melted white chocolate and crushed candy canes. You can add other things to your mix, like mint m&m’s, or stick to a purist peppermint bark mixture.

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Fourteenth Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Caramel Peanut Butter Thumbprints

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Welcome to the 14th Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies!

DAY 1: Caramel Peanut Butter Thumbprints

A soft peanut butter cookie, filled with homemade caramel, drizzled with dark chocolate, and then sprinkled with chopped peanuts.

If you like Snickers candy bars, you will love these cookies!

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The homemade caramel filling makes more caramel than you will need for 1 batch of cookies. Once I open a can of sweetened condensed milk, I like to use the whole thing, so I always make a full batch of the caramel filling. You could halve the caramel recipe or make 2 batches of the peanut butter cookie dough, but I usually use part of the caramel in this recipe and the rest to make Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints. It is also great drizzled over ice cream or pie.

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While we are cooking and baking this Christmas season, I hope that you will also remember that in addition to needing cookies, The World Needs Your Light!

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Salted Caramel Sauce

A delicious homemade salted caramel sauce that makes a perfect dip for apples or other fruit, and an amazing topping on ice cream and so many other desserts.

The caramel can be kept at room temperature for several weeks. If it thickens too much to drizzle, heat in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir.

Here are a few things to try your caramel sauce on:

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart

Apple Pie

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Vanilla Cheesecake

Double Chocolate Waffles

Cream Puffs

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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Scottish Apricot Tea Bread

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A nod to our Scottish heritage with this traditional Scottish tea loaf. I used an orange cinnamon herbal tea and added chopped dried apricots and pecans.

The recipe includes an optional glaze. I don’t like my breads too sweet, so I usually leave it off, or serve it on the side for those who want the extra sweetness.

This bread is delicious served warm or cold and spread with cream cheese.

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