Holiday Shortbread

My friend and I have been friends since first grade. I won’t tell you how old I am now, but we have been friends for a pretty long time! It is her brother’s 30th b-day party and we are going to celebrate on Saturday. I am going to stay at my friend’s house over the weekend, so I wanted to make her ¬†an extra special hostess gift. I think she will love these¬†dried cherry and almond shortbread bars. Instead of shortbread cookies, which take some time to roll out and cut, making shortbread bars is a quick and easy alternative. They are the prefect holiday hostess gift!

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By |December 16th, 2011|Christmas, Cookies, Dessert|5 Comments

Festive Peppermint Macarons

I remember the first time I had a macaron. My co-worker had just come back from a trip to France and brought back a box full of these cute little cookies. Never refusing dessert, I reached into the box and picked out a pink one! It was rose flavored, but not too strong or overpowering. The light, airy cookie and the creamy filling was the perfect combination. I was hooked!

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By |December 13th, 2011|Christmas, Cookies, Dessert|3 Comments
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