Fig Newtons(ish)

INGREDIENTS: For the fillings 500 g. (18 oz. or 10 large) fresh figs 250 g. (9 oz. or 1 1/4 cups) sugar 1 lemon (juice and zest) 1 tsp. Vanilla extract. For the cookie 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour 1 1/4 sticks butter 1/3 cups + 1 T sugar 1 t baking powder 1/4 t…

Chocolate Chip – Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 2/3 c castor sugar 2/3 c packed brown sugar 2 sticks of butter at room temperature 1 t vanilla 2 large eggs 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 t kosher salt 1 1/2 c all purpose flour 1 1/2 c rolled oats 1 c chocolate chips 1 c white chocolate chips Instructions Preheat to 350F….

Holly’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 2 sticks room temperature butter – 1 c 2/3 c castor sugar 1/3 + 1/2 c light brown sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 c AP flour 1 t salt 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 2 c good quality chocolate chopped into chunks 1 c chopped hazelnuts Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together…

Yuletide Holiday Cookies

The first two batches of Yuletide cookies are baked and iced.  Gingerbread and Sugar cookies makes the house smell so lovely.  No snow so far this year, but it’s pretty chilly out.

December 24 – Honoring Alfar

On the fifth day of Yuetide is dedicated to the Alfar, the male ancestors home and hearth. We will remember and try to keep the bargains made to the spirits throughout the year and take a moment to honor our ancestors – – maybe even leave out a little offering for the most well-known of…

Yuletide Cookies – Sugar Shapes

On the fourth day of vacation…….  (I missed a few days when the water heater went out in the middle of the snow storm) the sugar cookies were baked and decorated.  More trees for the tree, snowflakes and reindeer for the cookie tray.

Brigittine Chocolate Fudge

There is a long tradition of Brigittine Monastery Gourmet Fudge in Oregon.  At Our Lady of Consolation Priory, the monks quietly go about producing some of the most delicious, rich and creamy fudge in the world.  We didn’t have time to make the drive to Amity this Yuletide, but in a wonderful spirit of giving, years ago, the monastery…

Yuletide Cookies – Gingerbread

On the first day of vacation…….the gingerbread cookies were baked and decorated.  Trees for the tree, snowflakes, gingerbread men, and stars for the cookie tray.

The Seven Days of Jul Cookies – Krumkake

These light and airy  cookies are fantastic filled with whipped cream.  They are my kids favorites.  Joe’s Grandpa used to make them every year for Christmas supper. 3 whole eggs ½ cup sugar ½ cup melted butter ½ cup white flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-1/4 teaspoons grated cardamom Beat the eggs and sugar until foamy…

The Seven Days of Jul Cookies – Berlinerkranser

Wonderful, buttery little bites that are great with cup of chai (probably coffee too). Be careful not to overcook these cookies the first batch took a little while to brown and then were a bit dry.  After that I baked as directed and they are much better. Recipe: 2 Egg yolks – hard-boiled 2 Egg…