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Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

Are you planning on baking something for Valentine’s? We love every holiday, and on February 14th, you can give out simple gifts all around: for the teachers at the kid’s school,  bring goodies to work… and still have some extra cookies waiting for you at home. This is the third time I am baking this recipe from Bridget at Bake at 350. I baked them twice over the end-of-year holidays, and when I saw a pin from Lindsay’s version with chocolate a few weeks ago, I knew I had to make these sugar cookies once again.

Lately, my favorite cookie baking tool is this Joseph Joseph adjustable rolling-pin. It has 4 different width rings, so you roll out the perfect cookies or pie crust. I took out only the first ring, so the cookies are ¼” thick. For the cookie cutter… I just had biscuit cutters that are too big for cookies, so looking around I found the perfect size: shot glasses! I tried different ones, and I settled for the 1-½” shot glass  to make my cookies. If you use a smaller cutter, you will get more cookies.

Have you ever used candy coating? This was my first time, so to properly melt it, I was suggested by the nice lady at Blossom Cakes that I should do it along with 2 tablespoons of melting crystals to ensure that the coating is smooth and soft enough to coat the cookies. So, when going to buy your supplies, ask for them too.

Do you see that gorgeous bright red coffee mug in our pictures? I got it last year at San Martín Bakery. And this year I am heading back to get the ones from 2016. They are gorgeous… and can hold plenty of coffee!

May you enjoy your Valentine’s Day with the ones you love :)

Kitty

Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies

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Cranberry Bars

This is my favorite time of year, and it’s also my busiest. Not only because of the holidays…no matter how much I try to get everything organized, somehow I end up having a greater amount of work all around, but I still want to have homemade goodies for my family, part of what I like about this time of year is time in the kitchen with my daughter, especially if I can find a delicious, festive and easy treat. This recipe is just that.

The original recipe calls for fresh cranberries to make the spread, but since we don’t find fresh cranberries in Guatemala, my version uses canned whole cranberry sauce. Make sure you don’t get the jellied cranberry sauce that you slice, I don’t know if that would work. I added a bit more sugar, and let it simmer for a while so it thickens, I also added some orange zest to give it extra flavor.

This is great for coffee, it’s not too sweet and the dough is flaky and it almost melts in your mouth. I guarantee you won’t be able to have just one piece!  To make them a bit more festive, you could use silver-colored sprinkles on top of the melted white chocolate. Use them before the chocolate hardens.

Helga

Cranberry Bar Cookies

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with White Chocolate Chips

Oh boy. We have been busy. Like over-the-top busy. And we didn’t mean to spend so many days without posting, so take this recipe as a make-up gift. This recipe Pumpkin Snickerdoodles uses both pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice, so the pumpkin fall flavor in these cookies is all in.

This recipe makes a good batch of soft and chewy cookies, and with the extra cinnamon are perfect for cool days and a good cup of coffee. You can make this recipe ahead, by freezing the dough balls already rolled in the sugar-cinnamon mix. When baking the frozen cookies, just add an additional minute to the baking time.

You can replace the white chocolate chips with white chocolate chunks, or if you prefer with semi-sweet chocolate… but we prefer this original pairing. We hope you enjoy this pumpkin-full recipe as much as we did!

Kitty

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with White Chocolate Chips

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