• Eggnog Cookies
    Bakery,  Recipes

    Eggnog Cookies

    Here is a sneak peak of one of our recipes from the new cookbook 12 Cookies  of Christmas!  This is the only one out of the book that we are going to share so make sure you buy the book to see the rest! Here is the link for that!

    Eggnog cookies

    O how we love eggnog at my house one of my husband favorite things! And there is nothing better than a soft, chewy cookie, perfectly frosted with eggnog buttercream cookie. It makes me excited just thinking about it. Egg nog has so many uses in baking I have make chocolate cake with eggnog mousse, you can make pastry cream fill tarts with eggnog. Not to mention drinking the eggnog both with our without alcohol hot or cold . Who can forget eggnog ice-cream? Or coffee with eggnog obviously it has many deli- cious uses. When I was growing up we always made eggnog from scratch, we never bought it at the store. We made a lot of things from scratch mostly be- cause that is how we entertained ourselves as children, we were always in the kitchen making, or baking something, usually accompanied by a huge mess! Just ask my grandmother.

    I personally have never seen eggnog cookies in a retail setting, packaged un- til I did research for this book. To be perfectly honest we don’t really buy packaged cookies at my house. I can really make you some amazing graham crackers if you them for snacks or s’mores! So sure enough with that being said such things do in fact exist, and they are made with get this! real fresh eggs eek! so exciting, I’m sure they are delightful, light and crispy!

    The first time I made this particular recipe I was a cook #1 in Maui yes your post in a kitchen sometimes is as exciting as a number followed by a job title! The exciting part, actually I had to literally compete with another girl for that title so it was worth every ounce I had to give as someone who had just graduated culinary school, but I had been baking all of my life. One of the most memorable times in my early days of baking was to create Christmas gifts for everyone staying at the hotel every day for 12 days. Of course at a hotel your guest count can be all over the place especially 2 weeks prior to Christmas! So it was definitely a challenge, especially when your walking out the door and find out you need 17 dozen more cookies. Back to the kitchen I went! This happened often during those 12 days before Christmas.

    This recipe is again so good and I have been using it for 20 years or so and yes there are other eggnog cookie recipes but this one is really quite amaz- ing, this is truly a crowd pleaser at any event, cookie exchange or just at home! I hope you enjoy making it!


    Eggnog Cookies

    Eggnog Cookies

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Cook Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 25 minutes
    • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
    • Category: Cookies
    • Method: Baking
    • Cuisine: American


    2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoons baking soda
    2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    3/4 teaspoons salt
    1 cup butter
    1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
    3 tablespoons egg nog
    1 tablespoon bourbon
    2 eggs

    Eggnog Buttercream
    1 pound powdered sugar sifted
    1 1/4 cup soft butter
    1/4 cup eggnog
    1 tablespoon bourbon


    Pre heat oven to 400. In a bowl whisk together the dry cookie ingredients, in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together butter and sugar un- til light and fluffy. In another bowl whisk together the eggnog, bourbon and eggs. Alternate the dry and wet ingredients. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake 10-12 minutes and let cool completely.
    Next in a mixer with the paddle attachment mix the butter add the pow- dered sugar and the eggnog and bourbon. In a frosting bag fitted with your favorite tip frost cookies. Sprinkle with fresh nutmeg.

    Keywords: Eggnog Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Cookies, 12 Cookies of Christmas Cookbook, Holiday Gifts

  • Lavender White Chocolate Cookies
    Bakery,  Recipes

    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies

    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies hmm.. not something that you hear about everyday but sounds truly delightful. Enjoy with tea, coffee, a hand shaken lavender tea martnini? Sounds good to me! You could also make a lemon ice-cream and make ice-cream sandwiches or add lemon buttercream and make sandwich cookies also sounds amazing doesn’t it? Yes o yes so with out any further delay here we go enjoy!

    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies
    Flour, baking soda, baking powder and lavender
    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies
    scooped cookie dough
    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies
    flatten scooped cookie dough (optional)
    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies
    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies




    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies

    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies

    Lavender White Chocolate Cookies

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Cook Time: 12 minutes
    • Total Time: 22 minutes
    • Yield: 3 dozen 1x
    • Category: Baking
    • Method: Baking
    • Cuisine: American


    1 1/2 cups butter

    1 1/4 cup brown sugar

    1 1/8 cup white sugar 

    3 eggs 

    1 tablespoon vanilla 

    3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    3/4 teaspoon baking soda

    3/4 teaspoon baking powder 

    1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

    3 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender


    Pre Heat oven to 350. Cream very well the sugars and butter, add eggs one at a time mix thoroughly. In a seperate bowl measure dry ingredients including lavender add gradually. Next add the vanilla and chocolate chips. Scoop on a sheet pan and flatten. Bake 12-14 minutes cookies can be baked to be soft or crispy.

    Keywords: Lavender White Chocolate Cookies

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  • easy English muffins
    Bakery,  Breakfast,  Recipes

    Easy English Muffins

    Easy English muffins really they are so good and not much effort really!


    you can make your english muffins any size we use the mini cutters for breakfast appetizers like mini egg and cheese.
    English muffins
    add your flour and salt to the wet ingredients
    English muffins
    the dough will start to come together after mixing
    mix with dough hook 6 minutes it will start to come away from the bowl. From here let rise 1 hour!
    line sheet pan with parchment sprinkle with cornmeal.
    Press dough to 1/2 inch thick flip over. Remember it is going to rise again!


    this recipe makes 9 regular size English muffins let rise 30 min.
    first 15 min go baking they will be slightly round but they will flatten out
    you can see when you turn them over they will be a really great color.



    easy English muffins
    Yum! Toasted english muffin

    Easy English Muffins

    Easy English muffins

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 90
    • Cook Time: 30 minutes
    • Total Time: 2 hours
    • Yield: 9 regular size 1x
    • Category: baking
    • Method: yeast
    • Cuisine: American


    2¼ cups bread flour

    ½ tablespoon  granulated sugar

    1 tablespoon honey

    ¾ teaspoon salt

    1¼ teaspoons instant yeast

    1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

    1 cup  milk or buttermilk, warmed

    Cornmeal for dusting pan


    Pre- heat over to 350.Warm milk to lukewarm this means when you touch it its neither hot or cold. Whisk in yeast, sugar and honey. Next add the butter and the salt and flour mix with dough hook 6 minutes or by hand for 6 minutes.Cover let rise 1 hour should be doubled in bulk. On a sheet pan line with parchment then sprinkle with cornmeal. Take dough out of bowl and go strait on cornmeal press or roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with desired shape. Cover 30 minutes let rise again. Place  in pre-heated oven 15 minutes take out of oven turn over back in oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

    Keywords: English muffin, breakfast

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    English Muffin Bread
    English muffin bread you can make this recipie into bread just put it in a loaf pan bake at 400 for 30 minutes
    breakfast sandwich
    Here is a sandwich! another great use for English muffins you can also make this in a mini version!
  • Bakery,  Recipes

    Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

    I know it can very difficult to find tasty goodies for those who are gluten free. Here is a very good recipe for any occasion Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies! Happy Baking!

    gluten free sugar cookies
    gluten free sugar cookies

    Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies


    A delicious, edible gluten free cookie.

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 15
    • Cook Time: 11
    • Total Time: 26 minutes
    • Yield: 1 dozen 1x
    • Category: recipe
    • Method: baking


    3 cups powdered sugar
    2 cups granulated sugar
    2 cups butter
    6 eggs
    1 Tbsp salt
    1/4 cup vanilla
    1 cup amaranth flour
    2 cups potato starch
    2 cups sweet rice flour
    4 cups brown rice flour
    2 Tbsp xanthan gum
    3 Tbsp baking powder


    Preheat oven to 325. Mix together the flours, starch, xanthan gum and baking powder with a whisk until well-combined. Set aside. Cream together the sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla and salt. Add flour mixture, about 1/4 at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon. Once the flour mixture is mostly incorporated, knead the dough in the bowl, slowly punching the dough down in the middle and folding the sides of the dough into the middle. Or, put the dough on a non-stick surface (like a silicone mat or a marble slab), and knead it on there. The mixture will have the consistency of Play-Dough, but not too soft. If it is too dry, add a Tbsp of water at a time until it will gather into a ball. Resist adding water if at all possible. The dough works best if it is not very moist.

    Roll out your cookies and cut them unto your shapes.Brush with egg and sprinkle with colored sugars.Or you can bake them plain and frost and decorate them.


    you can make a orange or lemon sugar to put on them  by using fresh zest with regular or crystal sugar.

    Keywords: gluten free