Don't get me wrong - there's absolutely nothing wrong with a chocolate chip cookie or rustic tart, but when it comes to the holidays, I'm all about festive favorites. Real Simple's Chocolate-Peppermint Wafers combine the best of two worlds with a classic sugar cookie that's dipped in chocolate and then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. The recipe calls for square-cut cookies, but I added a few smaller ones that had scalloped edges for a sweet little twist.
Each time we visit my parents up north, we head into the city so we can stop at the Ferry Building on our way out of town. We sip on Blue Bottle coffee and meander around all of the special stores, where we always finish with a trip to Miette, a cheerful bakery with charming ...read more