Archive - December, 2012

Vanilla Crescent Cookies (German Christmas Cookies)

German Crescent Cookies
The recipe for these yummy crescent-shaped holiday treats comes straight from my husband’s German mom. They have been a Christmas staple in his family for generations, and are typically referred to as “Vanille Hörnchen” or “Vanille Kipferl.” I absolutely love them—they are simple to prepare and yield a bold vanilla and butter flavor with a perfectly crunchy texture. It’s probably my favorite cookie recipe this time of year, and the crescents bring back memories of holidays spent in Germany. (For more German holiday cookies, take a look at my Gingerbread and Hazelnut cookie recipes.)
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Baby Potatoes with Herbed Butter

Baby Potatoes with Herbed ButterWith all the craziness that surrounds the holiday season, make it easier on yourself by preparing stress-free dishes. I always have potatoes in my kitchen and wanted to cook something easy and minimal, so I decided to boil some and drizzle with herbed butter.
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