25 Days of Christmas Cookies: M&M Cookies

At Christmas time, my mom always has a little bowl of red and green M&Ms.  She has a little more restraint than I do and they seem to last her the whole season.  I bought some this year, but knew as soon as I opened them that they would be gone in less than a week.  Therefore, I chose to make festive M&M cookies instead!

M&M Cookies

The recipe: M&M Cookies

5 days until Christmas, but I have two cookies to make up for. 18 down, 7 to go!

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Toffee

There is something so addictive about toffee.  I am not sure if its the chocolate, or the caramel, but I am pretty sure it is the crunch! This recipe from DamnDelicious.net is easy and tastes delicious! I sprinkled sea salt flakes on half and I like it both with and without.  Toffee is the perfect treat to pack up in a tin to deliver to the neighbors!


Here’s the recipe: Easy Homemade Toffee


25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Palmiers

Oh puff pastry…you’ve been holding out on me. I had no idea that such fancy cookies were so easy! Puff pastry is something that I keep in my freezer in case of emergency, like last minute appetizers. Now, I have Palmiers in my repertoire of recipes to make when I have friends coming over.

I originally thought of using a recipe with everything made from scratch, but if pre-made puff pastry is good enough for Ina…well it is certainly for me as well.  I used Ina Garten’s recipe on Food Network and the video was so helpful! I also took a liberty and made the second batch of Palmiers with cinnamon. BOTH are delicious!



Here is the recipe: Ina Garten’s Palmiers

15 down, 10 to go!