Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Cookies’

Russian Tea Cakes {7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats} and A $25 King Arthur Flour Giveaway

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

DSC_6636(small)It’s the last day of my 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats event, and for my final recipe I wanted to share something from my childhood.

My mom has made these cookies for as long as I can remember. Which, oddly enough, has nothing to do with the fact that my family is Russian on my dad’s side and “Russian” is in the title of these cookies (and note that I have no idea whether these cookies are authentically Russian or not!).

My mom usually refers to them as Butterballs anyway. (more…)

Holiday Family Traditions + Homemade Treat Basket Ideas

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

What are some of your family’s favorite holiday traditions?

One of my favorites is putting together festive little baskets of homemade treats for our neighbors. People are always so appreciative, and I have so much fun doing it. My niece usually helps me with the baking and then we go door-to-door and hand out the baskets together. It’s something we all look forward to.

If you’re looking for some holiday treat basket ideas, I have you covered. (more…)

Mini Maple-Cinnamon-Walnut Turnover Cookies

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

This year I wanted to come up with a healthier holiday cookie that doesn’t necessarily taste healthy. Something that I could serve to my family for dessert along with tea and coffee at one of my parents’ family dinners and have people be satisfied with dessert – not left wanting something else.

I’ve been in the mood for Ma’amoul, which are Middle Eastern filled cookies. Perhaps the most common filling for these cookies is dates, but my mother-in-law also makes versions with walnuts and pistachios. For the walnut, she makes two different flavors: 1) cinnamon and 2) rose and orange blossom water-scented. The cinnamon-walnut are my favorite (even rivaling the date-filled for me). (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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