Christmas Wrap-Up

So what if the chihuahua hiked his leg on the Christmas tree skirt? He missed the presents. I accidentally left out half of the sugar in this gingerbread cookie dough. The gingerbread men were inedible. Big deal. We had other cookies. In fact, I got a little dip-happy with some melted chocolate. The Christmas dinner…

Shortbread Linzer Cookies and Stars

Gather ye butter, sugar, and flour. I’m making Christmas cookies today. The base of this recipe can morph into lots of different treats. It is the Transformer of baked goods. I first made it as shortbread hearts  for Valentine’s Day from a recipe in  The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, by Ina Garten. In the recipe headnotes,…