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Sand Tarts: A Pennsylvania Holiday Tradition

Sand tarts

In Pennsylvania, sand tarts are a holiday baking tradition! These delightfully colorful cookies are fairly simple in terms of ingredients (basically just butter, flour, and sugar, with a bit of egg wash on top) but they’re so incredibly delicious. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to eat way too many of them in one sitting.

This year, I took my Nikon with me to Pennsylvania and took some shots of our annual cookie baking extravaganza. Here are a few of my favorite shots:

Sand tarts

Sand tarts

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Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Lollipops

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

Last week I went on a bit of a holiday chocolatemaking binge. In a couple of days, I made chocolate bars, candied chocolate-dipped grapefruit peels, and these peppermint lollipops. I only intended to make green pops with white chocolate, but they turned out so well that I decided to experiment with dark chocolate and red gel coloring, too!

I ended up two batches of lollipops, one in red (dipped in dark chocolate) and the other in green (dipped in white chocolate). Then, I flavored the pops with natural peppermint oil, and finished each one with a sprinkling of crushed peppermint candy.

These delightful peppermint lollipops make a great addition to a Christmas care package. They’re perfect stocking stuffers, and look lovely tied atop wrapped presents, too!

Peppermint Christmas lollipops

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