25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies is winding down with only a few more days! It has been fun baking every day and sharing the recipes I have enjoyed this season.  I have to admit that I have never had a real whoopie pie before.  I have seen that there are special pans sold at kitchen stores, but this recipe didn’t call for one.  They were easy and delicious! The hint of lemon in the frosting was unexpected, but I truly enjoyed it.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pie

This recipe comes from Damn Delicious! : Gingerbread Whoopie Pie

 

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: 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!

Palmiers

Palmiers

Here is the recipe: Ina Garten’s Palmiers

15 down, 10 to go!