Gingerbread Cookies

Servings: 24 cookies

Fresh 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened 1 egg

Pantry 6 Tbsp. vegetable shortening, softened 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 2/3 cup molasses 3 cups all-purpose flour, additional flour as needed for rolling dough 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 1/2 tsp. ground cloves [...]


Servings: 48 pieces

Fresh 3/4 cup butter (1-1/2 sticks)

Pantry 2/3 cup evaporated milk 2-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips 7 oz. marshmallow crème 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat butter, milk, and sugar Combine sugar, butter and milk in a medium pot. Heat over medium-high heat and bring [...]

Sugar Cookies

These easy and versatile cookies are a favorite during the holiday season and also work throughout the year. One alternative is to use a biscuit cutter to make round cookies and spread with jam or chocolate for sandwich cookies. Note the dough needs one hour for chilling before rolling and baking.


Servings: 24 [...]


Tingalings were my favorite holiday cookie as a child. My mother would make several batches in early December and hide them in the freezer in containers marked “Liver” to keep us from eating sneaking treats after school.

Servings: 24 cookies

Pantry 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 oz. butterscotch chips 3 cups chow [...]


Meltaways are Jim’s favorite holiday cookie, so I always make an extra batch and hide them in the freezer to bring out after the first batch are gone.

Servings: 48 cookies

Fresh 1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 Tbsp. butter, softened and divided 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Pantry 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided 3/4 [...]