Recipes Farmhouse Kitchen, December 2023

Farmhouse Kitchen, December 2023

Farmhouse Kitchen, December 2023

The most wonderful time of year has arrived in my kitchen, and I’ve already started turning out all manner of treats. Of course, you can never go wrong with a good holiday cookie, so I thought I’d share a few creative takes fit for the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself! 

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are sure to be a new favorite at your house. If you know someone who may not be a big raisin fan (count me among them), subbing dried cranberries could be what it takes to win them over. If you have someone who is already an oatmeal cookie fan, you could pretty much just wrap up a box of these and make their entire season. 

I love using fresh Alabama pecans in as many desserts as possible during the holidays. The richness of pecans takes every dish over the top for me. This Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Pecan Cookie recipe combines a host of my favorite ingredients into an easy-to-make chewy cookie with a sweet and salty kick.

Rounding it all out is one more cookie that may be new to you but is sure to join your regular rotation — Sweet Potato Cookies. With all the flavors we love from this time of year in one delicious cookie, it blends the best of Thanksgiving and Christmas in each bite. This recipe comes from a beloved Alabama Farmers Federation member, Terri Gilley of Cullman County. Terri, a poultry farmer, originally shared the recipe in the October 2011 Neighbors, and we are so grateful to highlight this sweet (potato) treat again.

My heart is always so full during this season, and I know you, like me, enjoy every moment we have to spend time with family and friends. My prayer is you and yours will have a season filled with joy, love, laughter, family and memories that will be cherished for generations to come.

Until next time,

Stacey Little