Christmas Baking

It’s been too long since I’ve taken the time to post on here! Shame on me.

Today was Christmas baking day and I always make my two family favorites:

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Spritz and my Great Grandma’s Chocolate-Walnut cookies.

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Spritz (butter cookies)
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Buttery and delicate, these cookies are what every child and adult need after a big Christmas dinner!
Servings Prep Time
50-60 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
50-60 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 minutes
Spritz (butter cookies)
Print Recipe
Buttery and delicate, these cookies are what every child and adult need after a big Christmas dinner!
Servings Prep Time
50-60 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
50-60 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Cream butter and sugar together; add other ingredients. I always divide the dough in half set some aside so I can dye half of the dough red and the other half green.
  2. Place dough in cookie press; form desired shapes on un-greased cookie sheet. I only make these cookies at Christmas-time so I always use the Christmas tree press.
  3. Bake 6-7 minutes and immediately move to cooling rack.
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GG's Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
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Chewy and rich with a nutty crunch. These cookies taste like Christmas to me!
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
GG's Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
Print Recipe
Chewy and rich with a nutty crunch. These cookies taste like Christmas to me!
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 cookies 20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In Kitchen Aid mixer, cream together shortening and sugars.
  2. Combine flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder. Mix with creamy mixture and add eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Add nuts to the rest of the dough
  4. Scoop a spoonful of the dough and form so they're "rustic" and not "uniform". They should be all different shapes. Bake for 12 minutes.
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We head back to Kansas City in 5 days and I’ve almost never bee so excited. I can’t wait to see everyone that makes the pieces of my heart come together.

I hope you enjoy these cookie recipes just like my family has for years and years!

xoxo

Staci

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Thanksgiving Review + The Eierbrot!

Why can’t it be Thanksgiving break all over again? The 4 days were just not enough. But after eating all the food we could possible want for 4 days straight, this week I’ve tried my best to get back on track! Isn’t that the typical saying for the Monday of every week? I’d rather stay home and cook all day. Cook and eat. Cook and eat and sleep.

Every Thanksgiving, I wear the apron my mom wore during a cooking glass at my grandpa’s work in the 60’s. I know she gets a kick out of it =].

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First up was our afternoon appetizer and what I could live off of every day. Who wouldn’t wanna snack on veggies & dip and cheese & crackers all day?!

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And yes, I made a Thanksgiving feast for just Beck & myself. And it was glorious! Especially the eierbrot (German egg bread) and our family’s favorite!

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  • 4 loaves of Wonderbread, cubed, dried out
  • 15 eggs
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb. bacon, chopped + drippings
  • salt & pepper to taste

Cube Wonderbread at least 5 days in advance and leave on counter in a giant bowl. Toss frequently to dry out all pieces. Mix all ingredients together in a giant bowl and form balls (a little bigger than a golf ball). Place on nonstick pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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It was the perfect meal. After the perfect meal was the perfect night of watching movies and decorating the Christmas tree. Our first together!!!

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Also, while eating some pie =]. A great Thanksgiving and weekend in the books.

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xoxo

Staci

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