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12 Days of Christmas 2017, Day 4: [Recipe] Coffee Butter Bits

I like reading cookbooks. Sometimes I spend an entire evening just looking through them, just imagining what each recipe would taste like, or how I may change it to better suit our tastes.

I came across this recipe in an old church cookbook. You know the type I mean – those old spiral bound cookbooks with the stained pages and the cute little notes from the cooks and bakers who’ve made those old recipes for years. Those cookbooks are the best ones – you can always trust them to give you return on your investment. Well, except for all of those jello salads. I just can’t get behind a jello salad.
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12 Frilly Days of Christmas, Day 10: [Recipe] Ritzy Toffee Squares

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Day 10. We’ve made it to day 10. Christmas is now just around the corner. I still have so many things to do. This evening’s plans include a whole lot of gift wrapping and maybe a bit of baking. Tomorrow – work, then probably more wrapping and baking. The shopping is done. I made a quick stop into a local Walmart today – mistake. I couldn’t wait to get myself right back out of there.

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Carly sent me a message asking me if I planned on posting a 12 Frilly Days of Christmas this year. At the time, I was getting nervous about being able to pull it off this year. I always stress so much about which recipes to post, having a nice mix of different kinds of recipes, and having the time to pull it all off. It’s not easy posting 12 days in a row while parenting a toddler, keeping a full time job, and all of the other regular life stuff, all during the holidays.

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12 Frilly Days of Christmas 2015, Day 6: [Recipe] Wow! Butter Rolo Cookie Cups

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Wow butter cookie dough, day 2!

Remember that fantastic cookie dough we mixed up yesterday? It was great, wasn’t it? Here’s how that dough does double duty.

You’ll only need one or two extra ingredients to completely switch up yesterday’s wow! butter sparkle cookies – mini rolo pieces, and semi sweet chocolate chips (if you’d like). You’ll also need a mini muffin tin.

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12 Days of Christmas 2015, Day 2: [Recipe] Chocolate Crackle Cookies

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Chocolate crackle cookies.

All the recent years of my life I’ve seen these cookies, in many forms and called many different names, on holiday sweet trays. I confess that I hadn’t made them myself until just this year. The recipe I used, from the Lantic Sugar website, is wonderful. A couple of changes I made to the original recipe – I didn’t add the instant espresso powder and I made about 60 cookies out of a single batch, not the 36 cookies the original recipe yields.

These are wonderful cookies! They have a little bit of crunch on the outside of the cookie and a soft, chewy center. They’re a dense, dark chocolaty treat. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

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