This episode features five recipes that feature a lovely assembly of cookie styles and flavors that make for a gorgeous cookie plate: hand molded, press (play double-duty as frosted sugar cookies), biscotti, rolled, caramel/nuts/chocolate. Baking Christmas cookies has been an annual ritual since I was 8 or 9, when I baked the spritz cookies recipe and rum ball recipe below by myself for the very first time — but the rum balls were rumless back then. Adding it was my hungry hubby’s idea.
Though it’s vintage, this is still one of my favorite episodes. I don an adorable Mrs. Claus outfit and walk you through how to make my favorite things!
I’ll be uploading these recipes to my Examiner.com column over the next few days so that you also have access to the recipes in written form.
Turtles in a Shell (Includes an awesome Caramel Recipe!!)