Sunday, December 16, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
By Patch Staff and Sheila Duggan Chabot One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? You can also check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. Prefer to leave the baking to someone else? Several bakeries in Largo sell holiday cookies. Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and clove. Bring to a slow boil (this will take between 5-7 mins). Once the milk mixture starts to boil remove…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Looking for something sweet this holiday season? A few local bakeries sell Christmas cookies.
One of the most delicious parts of any holiday is the dessert. And at Christmas, cookies are often the go-to sweet ending at holiday gatherings and meals. Even for those who do not have a sweet tooth, holiday cookies are often an art-feast for the eyes, such as colorful, jam-filled thumbprint cookies, iced gingerbread men and powdery-white snow balls. If baking at home is not part of your holiday plan, Largo bakeries offer a great selection of beautiful and delicious Christmas cookies. 1. Casey's Cookies 2. Cesarina's Italian Deli & Bakery 3. Frida's Cafe & Bakery 4. German Deli and International Wurst Haus Stay connected by signing up for our free email newsletter or "liking" us on Facebook. Know of a local bakery we missed? Please add it…
If you're short on baking time, try these cookie recipes this holiday season.
No time to bake? These recipes are perfect for a quick bunch of cookies or candy to take into the office or give as gifts. Many of these can be made ahead and frozen until Christmas. Easy Pistachio Baklava Mini-Cups 2 pkgs. Mini-fillo shells (1.9 oz. packages) 1/2 cup honey 2 tsp. real lemon juice 1 cup shelled pistachios 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1 Tbsp. melted butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shells on a rimmed baking sheet. Stir honey and lemon juice in small cup until blended and set aside. Pulse pistachios, sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a food processor just until chopped. Don’t over process! Add butter and pulse two more times. Spoon into cups and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until …