Get new listings emailed daily! SIGN UP LOGIN
Laffey Knows Long Island Living Home

Agent Promotion | 3 Posts
Agent Spotlight | 3 Posts
Awards | 3 Posts
Laffey Knows | 188 Posts
Market News | 2 Posts
Outside the Box | 23 Posts
Recognition | 2 Posts
Sell Your Home | 1 Posts

Subscribe and receive email notifications of new blog posts.

rss logo RSS Feed
Things to Do | Historic Homes | Transportation | Best Beaches | Laffey Real Estate | Long Island Real Estate | Suffolk County | Nassau County | Historic Landmarks | Montauk Lighthouse | Buy Luxury Home | Luxury Living | Luxury Lifestyle | Citi Field | New York Mets | Family Fun | Kensington | University Gardens | Great Neck Gardens | Great Neck NY | Forest Hills | Queens Real Estate | Queens homes for sale | Oheka Castle | Realtor | Real estate agent | Golf Courses | Local businesses | Local attractions | Restaurants | Area information | Community Events | Homeowner Tips | holidays | Open house | Home improvement tips | For sellers | Local wineries | Area photographers | For families | Fitness centers | New Year's resolutions | For Buyers | Mortgage | First-time Buyers | Buy a House | REALTORS® | Real Estate Agents | Agent Recognition | Agent Awards | Careers | Top Producer | Oyster Bay NY | Charitable Events | Curb Appeal | Home Seller Tips | Festivals | Real Trends 500 | T3 Sixty | Mega 1000 | vidbits | General news | Sell Your Home | Relocation | LeadingRE | Moving | Breast Cancer Awarness | Personal Health | Inherit a House | Senior Community | Downsizing | Luxury Portfolio | Leading RE | Follow The Orange | Social Media | Homebuying tips | Gated communities | Finance a home | Queens County | Landscaping | Online classes | For Owners | Home Tech | Virtual Tour | Gardening | Home Maintenance | Melville NY | Philip Laffey | Mark Laffey | Fernand Leger | Steve Schappacher | Shappacher White DPC | Donnamarie Chaimanis | Long Island Press | James Gavin | Pauline Conti | Virtual Home Showing | Virtual Open House | Huntington NY | Bakeries | Northport, NY | Port Washington, NY | Smithtown, NY | Levittown, NY | Rockville Centre, NY | Offers | Farmingdale, NY | Babylon, NY | Astoria, NY | Long Island City, NY | Albertson NY | Atlantic Beach NY | Bayville NY | Bellmore NY | Brookville NY | Carle Place NY | Centre Island NY | East Hills NY | East Williston NY | Glen Cove NY | Glen Head NY | Hempstead NY | Hewlett NY | Hicksville NY | Jericho NY | Lattingtown NY | Laurel Hollow NY | Locust Valley NY | Manhasset NY | Matinecock NY | Merrick NY | Mill Neck NY | Mineola NY | Muttontown NY | North Hills NY | Oceanside NY | Old Westbury NY | Plandome NY | Roslyn NY | Roslyn Estates NY | Roslyn Harbor NY | Roslyn Heights NY | Sands Point NY | Sea Cliff NY | Syosset NY | Uniondale NY | Upper Brookville NY | Westbury NY | Williston Park NY | Woodbury NY | Amityville NY | Asharoken NY | Centerport NY | Commack NY | Deer Park NY | Dix Hills NY | East Northport NY | Fort Salonga NY | Hauppauge NY | Huntington Bay NY | Huntington Station NY | Kings Park NY | Lloyd Harbor NY | Lloyd Neck NY | Nissequogue NY | South Huntington NY | Stony Brook NY | Wheatley Heights NY | Wyandanch NY | Bayside NY | Bellerose NY | Briarwood NY | College Point NY | Douglaston NY | Elmhurst NY | Floral Park NY | Flushing NY | Fresh Meadows NY | Glen Oaks NY | Jackson Heights NY | Jamaica NY | Jamaica Estates | Little Neck NY | Malba NY | Middle Village NY | Queens Village NY | Rego Park NY | Richmond Hill NY | Rockaway Beach NY | Springfield Gardens NY | Sunnyside NY | Whitestone NY | Central Islip NY | Cold Spring Harbor NY | Copiague NY | Saint James NY | Staging | Parades | Non-profits

Holiday Baking - Homeowners - Laffey Real Estate

Most of us don't need a reason to bake up a yummy batch of cookies, but National Bake Cookies Day gives us a perfect reason to indulge. Since Bake Cookies Day happens during the Christmas holidays on December 18th, our real estate agents think it's a great way to celebrate your sweet tooth and enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

Whether you're an avid baker or have minimal baking skills, you can bake a batch of Christmas cookies with easy recipes that don't require much skill or time. These simple cookie recipes may get you baking more often.

  • No Spread Sugar Cookies
    These sweet, festive cookies are soft and buttery with just a hint of vanilla. No-spread sugar cookies are simple to make and easy to decorate with icing, sprinkles, chocolate, and nuts. They have crisp edges and are easy to cut into various shapes with holiday cookie cutters. They don't take long to make, but you better bake a lot because they will disappear quickly.

  • Holiday Swirled Sugar Cookies
    Holiday swirled sugar cookies add vibrant color to standard sugar cookies, which are delicious but rather plain. The colorful icing swirls on top create a smooth, glossy finish that reminds you of peppermint candy canes, a holiday favorite. For extra pizazz, add sprinkles or edible glitter to warm icing to create a definite show-stopper.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
    What could be better than holiday cookies filled with creamy white chocolate and dried cranberries? With these delicious Christmas cookies, you only have to spend about 20 minutes mixing and 20 minutes baking, plus cool and chill time. White chocolate cranberry cookies are soft, chewy, delicious cookies that will leave you wanting more.

  • Eggnog Blossoms
    If you want to impress your holiday guests with spicy-rich flavors, these cookies are a perfect choice. Eggnog blossoms are made with eggnog, cream, nutmeg, and rum, then topped with stripped candy kisses that add an extra flavor of creamy chocolate. In about 1 hour and 30 minutes, you can bake a batch of 24 festive cookies that will be a holiday favorite.

  • Coconut Macaroons
    If you're planning a Christmas party or a holiday dinner party, coconut macaroons will be a big hit with your guests. In about 35 minutes, you can bake cookies that will taste like expensive, hand-made macaroons found in bakeries. All you need is condensed milk, eggs, coconut, vanilla, and kosher salt to impress your guests with your baking skills.

  • Cranberry-Orange Butter Cookies
    Cranberry-Orange butter cookies are perfect sweet treats for the Christmas holiday season. They are easy to make with just a few ingredients, but they carry a big punch of sweet and tart flavors. In about 1 hour and 10 minutes, you can whip up a batch of 5 dozen mouth-watering cookies. Since the recipe makes a lot, these cookies make great gifts for friends and neighbors.

  • Chocolate Coconut Balls
    To make this holiday treat, you only need six ingredients. Chocolate coconut balls are so easy they only take about 15 minutes to make. Just use your fingers to form the mixed ingredients into balls, then chill them in the refrigerator for 1 hour. The result is yummy chocolate balls that melt in your mouth.

  • Gingerbread Cookies
    The Christmas holidays don't feel complete without baked gingerbread cookies around the house. These classic holiday cookies filled with warm spices are adorable when decorated like little ginger men. Baking gingerbread cookies is a festive activity to share with the whole family.

Are you considering a move to Long Island? Contact us to find available homes that fit your family's lifestyle.

Login to My Homefinder

Login to My Homefinder