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Christmas Cookie Face Off

Christmas will be here before we know it (in 20 days!) – have you decorated the house, put up your tree, bought all your gifts, sent out your cards, prepared your dinner menu? I haven’t. This is without a doubt a hectic time of year, but regardless I always enjoy Christmas time and executing all of the above tasks to get me into the holiday spirit. Making cookies and wrapping gifts are probably my two favorite tasks at Christmas time, even more so when I am making cookies to give away as gifts. For this week’s Face Off we bring you two unique holiday cookies that would make great gifts – Vegan “Butter” Cookies vs. Christmassy Macaroons. Read more

Lemon Macaroons with White Chocolate Cranberry Sauce

Here we go. It’s the holidays, and I knew they were coming, but that doesn’t mean I am prepared. Looking at the calendar, my weekends are pretty much filled up until the middle of January. Holiday parties, traveling, more holiday parties, and boom. December is done and we are falling head first into January.

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Vegan Pecan Crescent Cookies

These cookies are a labor of love. I used to eat these cookies at Christmas time, popping one after the other with no consideration into what sort of effort my mother put into making them. Sure the ingredient list is short and the dough comes together quickly, but I’m not going to sugar coat it for you (pun intended). Digging into the hardened dough, forming these cookies into their crescent shape, watching them bake so they don’t burn, meticulously timing how long they are out of the oven so you cover them with powdered sugar at the exact right time – not too hot, not completely cooled – if you are Type-A this recipe is right up your ally (I realize I have probably scared some of you away by now). Read more