First Batch of Christmas Cookies

New food coloring from Chefmaster just arrived and I wanted to test them out before I really get rolling on Christmas cookies this year. They came highly recommend by many cookie makers and people love that they have a convenient “dropper” top so mixing colors is more accurate. I like the colors – they are very rich and virtually tasteless. I think Ill keep them! Made a small batch of cookies for testing – here’s some pics… Love the rich color of the gel coloring with just a drop or two. But ironically, this is the only batch of cookies that will get this much color variety this year as I plan to make a 20-30 dozen cookies this year.  I’m planning “cookie gift boxes” this year for family, friends and neighbors so i’m planned on a minimalist style Christmas cookie decorating (3 or 4 colors) since I will have many cookies to make, bake and decorate! 

Christmas Fudge -Semi-Sweet

Christmas Fudge (Semi-sweet chocolate mixture)

The semi-sweet milk chocolate walnut fudge (Christmas Fudge) was this years homemade Christmas gift. Glass containers, boxes and a couple of tin containers were filled with fudge squares in gold and silver candy cups. And I added a velvety handmade made wreath ornament made out of pipe cleaners and a binder ring as an added little gift!

The Best Pumpkin Pie

The Best Pumpkin Pie

The secret to my mom’s pumpkin pie? Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie recipe, plus a little added spice and a bit of vanilla makes the best pumpkin pie. It’s that easy. I’ve had many samplings of pumpkin pie over the years

Easy Apple Strudel Pie

Easy Apple Strudel Pie is made with phyllo dough that saves time from making a traditional flour crust. This dessert is not only easy but it’s flaky gilded sugar crust makes a showy presents at any party or holiday affair!

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