Homemade DIY Extracts

Homemade extracts are easy to make and are great for gifting. Last year, I shared my first batch of homemade extracts which I made as holiday gifts. This year, I added some other flavors to my line-up and also made wax seals for the bottles.

I made vanilla, mint, lemon, lime and orange extracts. The wax seals were a fun touch though it took a few tries to get that one long drip that runs down the edge of the bottle. Luckily, if you don’t like your seal, you can break off the wax and try again.

The Dirty Cookie is a small shop in Orange County that specializes in cookie shots. Even though I’ve already made my own cookie shots before, I really wanted to check them out.

On a typical day, they offer three flavors (chocolate chip, cookies and cream, seasonal), with gluten free options as well. They also offer a variety of flavored milks on tap like Madagascar vanilla cream and chocolate.

Holiday Recipe Round-Up

If you’re looking for fun and easy holiday treats to make for friends and family, here is a round-up of some of my favorites I’ve shared over the years. Happy baking!

5 Minute Cookies and Cream Fudge
5 Minute Peanut Butter Fudge
5 Minute Peppermint Fudge
Chocolate Cookie Butter Cups
Chocolate Nutella Cups
Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cups
Matcha Chocolates
Oreo Cookies and Cream Bark