Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

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When we started having children, my husband and I really began to think about the traditions that we wanted to establish with our family each year during the Christmas season: decorating the tree, an Advent wreath, Christmas Eve… As we slowly began to merge traditions we each had growing up, there was one thing that… 

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Soft And Chewy Gewurzplatzchen (German Spice Cookies)

One of the perks of being a military family is that you get to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures.  My children have enjoyed learning about different countries, foods, cultures, worldviews, and more on our moving adventures through the years. One of our favorite traditions during the holidays is making cookies… 

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Santa Stars

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Growing up, my Mama made ‘Old Lady’ Christmas cookies.  Do you know what I mean?  Date Pinwheels.  Pecan Tassies.  Cornflake Cookies. I LONGED for brightly decorated Christmas cookies that I saw on covers of magazines in the grocery store aisles!  However, Mama said she just wasn’t sure where to buy the supplies to make them… 

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Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies

Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies These tasty cookies became a part of our family’s cookie baking tradition 7 years ago. I have ALWAYS had a love for shortbread cookies. NOT the store bought dry and over processed with sugar ones – but homemade with only 4 fresh ingredient ones – like my great grandma used to… 

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