Taking Thyme

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2016 Christmas Cookie Round Up

Christmas is tomorrow. Tomorrow! Lights are strung, meals are planned, decorations are out, and Christmas cookies are baked! I grew up in a family full of Christmas Tradition. It started each year with a trip into the mountains to bring home a tree. We’d trek through the snow to find the perfect tree – one that had more character then branches so that the artfully placed tinsel could steal the.. Read More

Molasses Krinkles

Molasses Krinkles, more commonly known as Gingersnaps. I’m actually not sure what the difference is between the two types of cookies. Maybe they are the same? Either way, they are everything you’d expect from a gingersnap and are the perfect Christmas cookie! I had intentions of making grain-free gingersnaps instead of Molasses Krinkles, but when I came across this recipe in my archives, I knew I had to make them.. Read More

Special K Bars

Special K Bars are a Christmas staple that started with my Grandma. They sweet, crunchy, and ooey gooey delicious. Plus, so easy to make that you have no excuse not to try them! I skipped with white karo and used a homemade simple syrup. I also substituted in Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips to minimize the amount of dairy in them. Taking Thyme Special K BarsA crunchy chocolate and butterscotch.. Read More

Goodie Goodie Nut Bars

These Goodie Goodie Nut Bars will change your life. They are everything that is delicious and good in the world. They have been a part of Christmas tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. My grandma used to make them with peanut butter and salted peanuts, but of course I had to change that. She also called them Nut Goodie Bars, but in my mind they.. Read More