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Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

Soft, sweet and buttery, Grandma's Sugar Cookies are beautiful and delicious. Great for decorating with kids or holiday cookie parties! | Cookie Decorating | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #sugarcookierecipe

Day 6! Cookie Week is almost over friends. We’re keeping it traditional today with my Grandma’s Sugar Cookies. I have a lot of memories of making these over the years, especially during fall and Christmas season. We’d start with leaves and pumpkins in October and November and move into Christmas trees, candy canes and snowmen in December. Mom would make the dough and let us cut out our favorite shapes. Once the cookies were done baking there was the interminable wait for them to be cool enough to ice.

Soft, sweet and buttery, Grandma's Sugar Cookies are beautiful and delicious. Great for decorating with kids or holiday cookie parties! | Cookie Decorating | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #sugarcookierecipe

Then she would make a big batch of icing and separate it into a couple small bowls and we would fight over what colors they should be. Actually it was a pretty simple choice. Orange, red, and yellow for fall and red, green, and white for Christmas. When we were young mom (and sometimes Dad) would ice the cookies. We got the fun job – sprinkles! An impressive array of colored sugars and shapes were ours for the taking. We methodically sprinkled green stems and orange pumpkins, Christmas trees with strategically placed lights and decorations, and bells in fanciful colors.

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Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies are full of deep, dark, dense, rich chocolate with an espresso finish. A chocolate lovers dream! | Holiday Baking | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #doublechocolateespressocookies

We’re into the home stretch – Day 5 of Cookie Week! Are you tired of cookies yet?? I promise this one is worth it. Say it with me now, Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies. That’s right, we’re going straight into chocolate heaven this week. These cookies are more like a brownie in cookie form, or so my husband informs me. It took four batches to get these just right. Deep, dark, dense, rich chocolate with an espresso finish. Pure nirvana I assure you. Scooped with a medium cookie scoop they are just the right size!

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies are full of deep, dark, dense, rich chocolate with an espresso finish. A chocolate lovers dream! | Holiday Baking | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #doublechocolateespressocookies

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This cookie was also developed from the Bake From Scratch Cookie Chart. Melted butter keeps them dense and chewy. The espresso intensifies the chocolate flavor and shows itself as a finishing note rather than a main stage player. These Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies were surprisingly my son’s favorite cookie! He was pretty sad when I sent the rest of the final batch to work with Daddy and he had to settle for a different dessert.

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Cinnamon Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Soft and buttery pumpkin cookies are topped with cinnamon icing for a burst of fall flavor. This is a cookie you don't want to miss! | Pumpkin Cookie recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday cookies | Favorite fall cookies #pumpkincookierecipe

It’s Day 3 of Cookie Week! While I was developing recipes for this week I took a poll on Facebook to find the #1 cookie for fall. It was a tough race between Molasses (gingersnap) cookies and pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing are a hallowed fall treat in Ohio. Today we are spinning on that classic a little and making Cinnamon Iced Pumpkin Cookies.  These soft and buttery morsels taste like pumpkin season distilled into a cookie.

Soft and buttery pumpkin cookies are topped with cinnamon icing for a burst of fall flavor. This is a cookie you don't want to miss! | Pumpkin Cookie recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday cookies | Favorite fall cookies #pumpkincookierecipe

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For this recipe I decided that cinnamon icing would perfectly complement the pumpkin cookies so our baking will be veering into Pumpkin Spice Latte territory today! I used the small cookie scoop for this recipe again. The same one we used for yesterday’s Chai Spice Cookies. You can of course use a medium cookie scoop if you prefer larger cookies. Just plan on getting about half the amount of cookies specified in this recipe.

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies

A sophisticated take on the popular peanut butter blossom cookies. Each bite contains both the peanut butter base and dark chocolate topping in these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #peanutbuttercookies

Cookie Week is here!!! Are you ready to bake? I’ve got seven cookie recipes for you this week, everything you’ll need for this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of other delicious cookie recipes out there, but sometimes trying to choose one is overwhelming. I’ve tested these recipes heavily over the past month and I hope you love them! We’re starting the week off with Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies. These cookies have a soft shortbread crunch packed with peanut butter flavor on the bottom and a smooth layer of dark chocolate on top.

A sophisticated take on the popular peanut butter blossom cookies. Each bite contains both the peanut butter base and dark chocolate topping in these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #peanutbuttercookies

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I’ve always liked peanut butter cookies but I feel like the blossom part is lacking. The chocolate is a hard lump on top and it’s hard to bite into without crumbling the cookie. Also, I want chocolate in every bite not just the middle! I’ve made peanut butter cookies a handful of times with dark chocolate kisses and spread them over the cookie while it was hot. Unfortunately dark chocolate kisses can be hard to find and spreading them doesn’t create a very nice finish. I wanted these to be a prettier cookie that would make a lovely gift.

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