Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Two Holiday Cookie Recipes by Reynolds®

Thanksgiving is behind us, and in our home that means one thing...onto Holiday baking! ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It's the most wonderful time of the year! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ! 

This month, as part of the Allrecipes Allstar program, I had the opportunity to work with Reynolds® and was asked to prepare two different cookie recipes, using Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

Reynolds® provided me with two boxes of Reynolds® Parchment Paper to use in preparing the recipes as well as two boxes of their new Reynolds® Cookie Baking Sheets in appreciation for my review. I paid for all of the ingredients for the recipes myself, and all opinions are my own. #AllstarsReynolds #MealMagic

There were five recipes that we were asked to choose from, and when I saw that one of them was a Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Biscotti recipe, I knew I had to make it. We love biscotti. There is nothing better than a crisp biscotti dunked into a nice hot cup of coffee or cappuccino!

Whenever I am using my baking sheets, whether it be for roasting potatoes or vegetables; chicken wings; broiling fish, or baking cookies - they NEVER go into the oven without parchment paper - EVER!

Here are the biscotti, getting ready to go back into the oven for their second baking. I chose to use candied cherries instead of the dried apricots as stated in the recipe, for a more festive look.

As I was starting to dip the biscotti into the chocolate, my daughter suggested just a drizzle of chocolate on some, and leaving some plain - so that's what we did! Aren't they pretty? My favorite ones were the ones with just a chocolate drizzle.

The second recipe I chose to make were the Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies. Such a pretty cookie, and easy to make too. They are slightly crunchy on the outside, and then a bit chewy on the inside with just a hint of peppermint. I remember my Mom making these many years ago.

I used my 1" cookie scoop to form the balls, so they were all uniform in size. That powdered sugar can get a little messy, but with using parchment paper, cleanup is a breeze. Just toss the paper when done, and give your baking sheet a quick wipe with a wash cloth. 

I love how these puff up and crack, making each cookie unique. There's no need to worry about them sticking to the pan when using parchment paper. They slide right off with ease.

Both of these recipes are winners in my opinion, and ones that I will make again.

I highly recommend Reynolds® Parchment Paper for all of your holiday cookie baking!

For more information about Reynolds® products, or to find more tips and techniques, recipes and money saving coupons, click the Reynolds® icon above.

Buon Appetito!


  1. That biscotti is BEAUTIFUL!!! Julie/Mauigirl

    1. Thank you so much Julie! They were so good, and my daughter is asking me to make them again already!

  2. Awesome blog! Awesome recipics! Such a great job.

    1. Thanks bd.weld! Your pics are always awesome . . . and I've learned so much from you and all of the other peeps! :)

  3. Hi Julie! You have posted such good recipes and also in the most simple way. They are very good, will give a try today and post my feedback. Thank you once again.

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