Cinnamon Twists
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Cinnamon Twists | Dawn's Recipes

Growing up, there were many occasions where my dad would surprise me by bringing a cinnamon twist or two home from the bakery. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing, but they’re still one of my first choices when looking in the bakery case. They’re a simple little pastry that is easy to make and goes together very quickly. They’re great as a light dessert or snack with coffee or tea or as that little something extra served at breakfast or brunch. … Continue Reading →

Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread
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Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread | Dawn's Recipes

On a recent shopping excursion I had the opportunity to sample some amazing shortbread laced with rosemary and sea salt. It wasn’t a combination I was likely to have come up with, but the flavors worked together so perfectly. The strange combination of sweet, savory and salty balanced each other out so well. … Continue Reading →

New England Snowballs
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New England Snowballs

I was looking for a cookie that would ship well, to pack with the gifts I mailed out to my brother’s family. I wanted to do gingerbread cutouts, but I wasn’t sure they would arrive intact. I was flipping through a book called “Homemade Christmas” by Mary Harvey Gurley, when I saw the recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies. I decided these would work for a couple of reasons. They are small and a bit firm, so they’re unlikely to arrive in pieces. Also, they look like little snowballs. My brother lives in a much warmer part of the country than … Continue Reading →