December 5, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

Choosing your Wedding Day Perfume

February 8, 2019

Please reload

Featured Posts

Life is Better with Cookies

December 18, 2018


Life is better with cookies and lets face it, Cookies aren’t just for Santa!🎅🏻


Did you know cookies are a great wedding favors and are even a great alternative to the traditional cake? They’re delicious, you can’t get enough, everyone loves them and they’re a great snack for the ride home.


You have plenty of choices to either purchase them at a bakery or bake your own cookies.

They’re easy to slip in a bag with a personalized sticker and set them on top of a little mini bottle of milk with a colored paper straw. It’s easy and fast.


As we are in full speed this week going into gift giving and holiday entertaining, I just have to share some of my other favorite holiday cookie recipes.





  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix

  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and dry pudding mix; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in nuts. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets; make a thumbprint in center of cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.


  • For filling, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spoon into center of cooled cookies.

  • For glaze, if desired, melt chocolate chips and shortening; drizzle over cookies. Let stand until setMakes 4 dozen cookies




  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped (almost ground)


For Cookies: Preheat oven to 375°

Finely chop pecans and set to the side

Cream butter with electric mixer, food processor or Kitchen Aid at medium speed; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing well. Stir in flour until just mixed.

Transfer cookie dough into a large bowl and stir in the chopped pecans. Dough will be stiff.

Shape into 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press your thumb into center of each ball to make an indentation.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.



  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add brown sugar and salt; bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in milk. Return to heat and bring mixture back to a boil and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until mixture is smooth.

Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon Praline Filling into each cookie.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.


Please reload

Follow Us