Candied Fruit Cookies


One of the Christmas traditions when I was growing up was setting up the crib/nativity set as a family. Second, was making of a fruit cake, or Plum cake as we call it in India. It is one of the best memories I have of Christmas at my home, where my mom would work on … [Read more…]

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies


After a long break, I am back, with something for the season. I am always a big fan of shortbread cookies, and these shortbread cookies not only have the colors of the season, but taste amazing. This is something I added to the Christmas cookie list last year and I have made it twice mid … [Read more…]

Coconut Macaroons


This is one of the recipes I made as part of my Christmas treat bag that I gave to my friends and family. I was so busy during that time that I had forgotten that I had even taken pictures of this cookie recipe and forgot to post it. This is one super easy recipe … [Read more…]

Christmas Special Fruit Cake/ Indian style Plum Cake


T’is the season to be jolly…With Thanksgiving done and over with, and stepping into December means only one thing, that Christmas is here. I can see Christmas trees put up in malls and our office, Christmas lights are up in our neighborhood, Eggnog is up on the store shelves and peppermint mocha is sold at … [Read more…]

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Pecan Shortbread 3

I kind of feel bad to end the holidays…but, I am also plenty tired of hosting parties, the cooking, the baking and also being a guest at other parties. I just want a week of doing nothing, ordering pizza and chilling out. I need a break. I plan on doing that next weekend. But, for … [Read more…]

Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars

Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars 2

This third Christmas Cookie is a quick and easy variation, in that these are bars and resemble brownies more than cookies. But, I wanted to have something for the chocolate lovers and decided to make this. This is not a made from scratch bar but is made from a cake mix. I saw this recipe … [Read more…]