Anise Seed Christmas Cookie Recipes

Need new Christmas cookie recipes or dessert recipes? These are such easy Christmas cookies and they are AMAZING!  

This year, think outside of the sugar-cookie cutter and throw an unexpected ingredient into the mix: anise seeds.

My family and I have made these anise seed Christmas cookies every year for as long as I can remember (there are the cutest pictures of me decorating them when I was little), and they’re still my favorite cookies of all time. I swear, nothing is better!

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How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Party: 5 Party-Planning Tips

Throw the perfect holiday party this year! 

One of the best parts about the holidays is all of the holiday parties. Three years ago, my roommates Marie and Bridgit and I hosted our first annual Secret Santa “Friendsmas” party. Rather than shopping for everyone, we figured a secret Santa would be fun and easy and the perfect excuse to get all of our girlfriends together for the holidays.

When Marie and I moved into a new apartment last year, we decided to keep the tradition going and are hosting our closest pals for the third time this year.

It’s one of my most favorite traditions of the year, and as it’s grown, we’ve definitely learned a few things along the way. So this year, I’m sharing my best tips for hosting the perfect holiday party!

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