Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Chocolate Chinese Five Spice Cookies

Chocolate Chinese Five Spice Cookies - a really unique Christmas cookie recipe for the foodie!

Chinese five spice is a blend of 5 spices: cinnamon, fennel, cloves, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns (also called pink peppercorns). It’s common in many Asian dishes, and you can find premade blends in the dried spice section of most grocery stores. It’s typically used in savory dishes, but when combined with dark chocolate like I did in these chocolate Chinese five spice cookies, it’s amazing! (more…)

Eggnog Macarons

Homemade eggnog macarons - a perfect Christmas cookie treat! Eggnog macaron recipe on

You know the holiday season would not be complete here at Goodie Godmother without a macaron recipe, and this year, I’m sharing my eggnog macarons! First of all because they are delicious and second because there is no cookie that matches the macaron in terms of presentation at a fete. Macarons were made for a party, and these have “ugly sweater party” written all over them! Well, not really, but you’ll be invited back next year. 😉


Gingerbread Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

Gingerbread eggnog sandwich cookies. Each bite tastes like Christmas! Recipe on

I have a confession to make. It’s not Christmas for me unless I have a taste of eggnog and gingerbread. Usually this comes separately, but a few years ago, I decided to combine the two and enjoy them together! This year, I finally measured out the ingredients instead of winging it, and now we can all enjoy gingerbread eggnog sandwich cookies!  (more…)

Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons

Crispy outside, chewy inside, perfectly moist gluten free coconut macaroons! Get the recipe on

Coconut macaroons take me back to childhood! My mother loves coconut, so she bought these frequently, and we could find them everywhere year-round, but especially in the spring around Passover and Easter. Coconut macaroons are often eaten during Passover because they contain no leaveners, and I feel like there’s coconut everything around Easter anyway. But because my mother loved them, coconut macaroons also mean Christmas for me because every year we would make slice and bake cookies from refrigerated dough, maybe decorate them with tube icing, and buy coconut macaroons for my mom. (more…)

Gingerbread Loaf Cake

Moist, spiced, gingerbread loaf cake is a mouthwatering way to start the Christmas baking season! This recipe makes the house smell amazing!

Last year, a girlfriend asked me if I had a good recipe for gingerbread. She wasn’t referring to a gingerbread cookie, she was looking for a gingerbread loaf cake that one slices to serve with coffee or cocoa. And you know what? I didn’t have a recipe, and I was so swamped that I just didn’t get to it until this year, but I think it was worth the wait. I’m planning on making a loaf to enjoy the day after Thanksgiving when we will eschew the Black Friday shopping and instead decorate our Christmas tree! (more…)

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