Linzer Cookie Bars

We are in full cookie baking mode over here, and every cookie platter needs a good cookie bar.  Linzer cookies are some of our favorite holiday cookies, and we’ve made them even better (and easier) by turning them into bars.  And did you know we test out most of our baking recipes to provide substitution instructions for whole grain baking as well as gluten free?  Because we think everyone should have cookies in their lives.

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Almond Anise Seed Biscotti

Continuing on with our month of holiday cookies.  If you missed our subscriber’s bonus recipe for this month (Chocolate Mint Meringues), subscribe to the blog for free to access that recipe and receive a subscriber’s only bonus recipe every month.  Biscotti is often overlooked when it comes to cookies.  But, we think this crunchy cookie that pairs perfectly with coffee or tea should have a place in the holiday baking line-up.  With a hint of licorice from the anise seed, a nutty flavor from almond meal and, (if desired) a drizzling of chocolate, this biscotti is ready to be noticed.

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Apple Streusel Cake

Baked apple desserts are at the top of the list when it comes to comfort, nostalgia and just pure deliciousness.  We are always fully on board with buying way too many apples when they begin to come into season, and then having an excuse to make all the apple things.  Rather than chunks or slices of apples, we grated them and folded them into a wonderfully spiced batter, and then of course just had to top it with streusel.  Perfect for a weekend breakfast, afternoon snack, or evening dessert.

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