Are your ready to wow your guests with a Christmas dessert showstopper? You’ll love my easy instructions for how to bake the best buche de Noel cake from scratch. Also called a yule log cake this is a chocolate spongecake filled with mouse decorated to look like a log laying on the winter forest floor. […]

Classic Buche de Noel Recipe (Yule Log Cake)

Buche de Noel

I saved the best for last! Welcome to my final recipe in this year’s holiday cookie swap. These cherry slices cookies are my favorite cookies to give as gifts, because they are just so darn pretty. The candied cherries give them a holiday glow. They look lovely in a tin or wrapped in clear plastic […]

Cookie Swap: Cherry Pecan Slices Cookie Recipe


Welcome back to my virtual holiday cookie swap! I’m sharing my personal favorite cookies recipes, plus my baking secrets from a professional baker (That’s me!) In today’s cookie recipe, I’m sharing a twist on the age-old shortbread cookies…add some cocoa. And I’m upping my cookie game with cut outs of reindeers and stars and a […]

Cookie Swap: Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe


Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter combo? It is a classic and so are these cookies. Your family might call them Hersey’s Kiss Cookies or chocolate kisses cookies, but here in the South, I call them peanut butter blossoms. And they are the next cookie recipe in my virtual holiday cookie swap this year. […]

Cookie Swap: Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

peanut blossom cookies - best cookies to ship - Minette Rushing

It’s a break in my holiday cookie swap! Instead of a cookie recipe, this time I’m giving another baking secret from a professional (That’s me!) about how to ship your cookies. This year with the Coronavirus pandemic, holiday gatherings are looking a bit different this year. Many of you might need to ship your homemade […]

Cookie Swap: How To Ship Cookies So They Don’t Break


What makes your holiday cookies even better? Festive holiday cookies cutters and sprinkle mixes, of course. From Christmas trees to stockings to ugly sweaters, you’re going to love my curated collection where to buy holiday cookie cutters and festive sprinkle mixes. Shop this holiday cookie cutter:Ugly sweater cookie cutter setMade by: Sweet Cookie Crumbs************** Happy […]

Minette Loves: Holiday Cookie Cutters & Sprinkles

holiday cookie cutters

Merry merry, friend! We are moving right along in this year’s holiday cookie swap?? Have you been baking your little fingers off? I’m back with a delicious, very addictive cookie that your friends and family will go crazy for at the cookie exchange. Remember, I’m running this holiday cookie swap for the next few days […]

Cookie Swap: Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe


If you’re looking for just the right container for your cookie swap treats and where to shop it online, look no further, because I’ve curated a collection of the perfect holiday cookie tins, trays, plates, jars and containers. These festive containers might get more attention than your fresh-baked cookies, plus you’ll need a plate for […]

Minette Loves: Holiday Cookie Tins, Trays & Plates

santa paper plate for cookies

It’s cookie swap time! Except instead of another cookie recipe, I interrupt this year’s holiday cookie swap with more cookie baking secrets from the pros for you. By now, you’ve been baking your little fingers off like holiday elfs, so it is only fitting that I share my tips for how to store all those […]

Cookie Swap: How To Store Holiday Cookies

how to store your cookies from a professional baker - Minette Rushing

Well, hello, and welcome back to my next cookie swap recipe in this year’s holiday cookie extravaganza! Yesterday, I did savory cookies with my Southern cheese straws recipe, and today, I’m taking it back to my childhood with a classic. These pressed butter cookies made in the shape of poinsettias remind me of my childhood […]

Cookie Swap: Pressed Butter Cookie Poinsettias Recipe

pressed butter cookies with poinsettia and cherry center from Minette Rushing

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