Bust out the sprinkles and whip up a batch of royal icing, because Christmas cookie season is finally upon us! But first snap up an assortment of cookie cutters that range in style from the classic to the quirky to add an extra dimension of fun and festivity to your favorite cookie recipe.
The holidays are a time to celebrate, and what better way to make merry than with a festive cocktail in hand? Whether you're busy whipping up edible gifts, exhausted from all that shopping, or hosting your own amazing holiday party, here are several wonderful wintry cocktails to help you get into the spirit. Cheers to the season!
Sarah Carey, editor in chief of Everyday Food with Martha Stewart, shares the recipe for a fruit- and nut-filled biscotti that's good enough to eat morning, noon, or night. Want more Martha? Download the December issue of Everyday Food for free, and then be sure to print out the biscotti recipe for keeps.
If candy canes are filling your house this holiday season and you're looking for something to do other than dipping them into hot chocolate (though we're advocates of that as well . . . ), you've come to the right place. These 16 minty-sweet recipes are sure to delight kiddies and adults alike this Christmas. From decadent pancakes to homemade marshmallows, there's a concoction for every fan of the peppermint candy.
The season of gifting is upon us, geeks! We've got 300-plus goodies for techie sisters, Star Wars-crazed brothers, Doctor Who sweeties, the resident gamer in your life, Lego lovers, and much more. Take a look our ultimate guide for geeky gifts — you're sure to find something they'll love.
Most will admit that cookie dough is the best (if only) reason for making cookies, but these incredible cookie dough truffles from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook skip the whole nonsensical baking part.
There's no egg in the batter. Instead, heavy whipping cream helps bind the dough together.
To shape the truffles easier, pop the dough in the freezer to firm it up. Also, try wearing powder-free gloves while rolling the balls to prevent your hands from warming up the dough.
It will be difficult not to scoop up little bite-fuls while making, so plan on doubling the recipe so you can snag some guilt-free.
It's always nice to have a small gift for a coworker or a neighbor (like that cute guy down the hall). And this collection of $5-or-less Etsy finds is perfect for giving little trinkets this holiday season. If your gift-giving isn't limited to Christmas, then you can stash these tokens of appreciation and dole them out anytime of year.
Perfect for guys, girls, or even moms, click through for a seriously budget-friendly collection of small presents you'll love giving to others.
Few people have a mandoline and even fewer have a dehydrator, but both of those pieces of equipment are not absolutely necessary to make apple chips.
Dipping the apples in lemon juice enhances the flavor and helps prevent the apple chips from completely oxidizing.
Before baking, sprinkle cinnamon or other spices of your choice atop the apples. As the apples cook, your kitchen will smell like apple pie is baking.
The dehydrated apple chips are an easy edible gift for those who err on the side of healthy but crave a seasonal snack.
Chances are that you have a cocktail and spirits aficionado in your life whose tastes run beyond the everyday. This year, show them you care with liqueurs, top-shelf liquor, exotic ingredients, or the requisite gear suited to their hobby of choice.
Cookie decorations, edible gifts, and wine galore: December is the season of giving and indulging in all the sweet stuff. We've curated these seven items to help you celebrate the holiday season in a divinely delicious way.