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120110 Cookies Day 4

Holiday cookies — Day 4: Basic icebox cookie

By The AP

It’s Day 4, so it’s time to show off your creative side. We created a basic icebox cookie — which is the sort of dough that is formed into a log, chilled, then sliced into rounds just before baking — that is easily ...

120110 Cookies Day 3

Holiday cookies — Day 3: Mix-and-go approach

By The AP

A mix-and-go approach was on order for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies. As in, dump the ingredients in the mixer and you’re already nearly done. Because these buttery rich vanilla shortbread cookies take just minutes to pull ...

112410 Cookies Day 2

Holiday cookies — Day 2: Pink and peppery

By The AP

For Day 2, we decided to take a classic — yet simple — German pepper cookie and make it a bit more festive and a bit more peppery. Pfeffernusse are small, firm peppery balls often served with tea or cocoa. Traditional recipes call ...

112410 Cookies Day 1

Holiday cookies — Day 1: Baking not necessary

By The AP

To ease you into the holiday cookie baking spirit, we decided to keep it easy and start the season with a no-bake cookie. Day 1 of The Associated Press 12 Days of Holiday Cookies features a remake of the classic chocolate oatmeal no-bake ...

120810 Cookies Day 6

Holiday cookies — Day 6: Sandwich cookies

By The AP

The halfway point of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies called for a double dose of peanut butter — and a double dose of cookies. We created a simple, but divine peanut butter sandwich cookie that uses peanut butter in both the cookie dough ...

121510 Cookies day 8 linzer

Holiday cookies — Day 8: Chocolate linzer cookies

By The AP

Traditional linzer cookies are filled with blackcurrant, redcurrant or raspberry jam. But for Day 8 we decided a richer version was called for. So we blended raspberry jam with melted dark chocolate, a delicious pairing for the chocolate ...

121510 Cookies day 7 tartlets

Holiday cookies — Day 7: Rum raisin tartlets

By The AP

Flat cookies are fine, but for Day 7 of The Associated Press’ 12 Days of Holiday Cookies we decided to go for a bit of depth. As in a cup-shaped cookie made from a rich cream cheese and butter-based dough, then filled with a creamy ...


Entertain this delicious drink: Hot chocolate

By Melinda Mawdsley

Sometimes eating chocolate is not enough. As temperatures drop, a decadent, chocolatey beverage to warm the body and hands is needed. And with Parade of Lights, early morning Christmas shopping outings and other wintry pursuits coming in the ...

Food websites can be helpful, but use caution

By Tess Furey

Today’s Internet has been called a “cult of amateurs,” but who better to decide what we like and what we don’t like than “we the people.” In the realm of restaurants, online rating websites are popping up ...

12 Days of Holiday Cookies

By Special to the Sentinel

Bake your way through the holidays with The Associated Press’ 12 Days of Holiday Cookies. The series features 12 delicious cookies, with each building on the skills mastered in the previous cookie. Since there are six Food pages ...

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