Our Holiday 2017 issue is here! This holiday season I wanted to feature one of my favorite things about the holidays…my tried and true collection of cookie recipes. It seems that homemade cookies go hand-in-hand with the holidays – and I wouldn’t change that for the world. Whether you have the innate need to decorate them and hang them on the tree (like me), or nibble on them along with a big mug of hot cocoa (like me), the holidays wouldn’t feel or taste the same without that homemade batch, or two, or three, of holiday cookies. We’ve made this issue even more special by sharing my favorite holiday styling tips, and creating a feast for the senses with our new Shop the Nora Murphy Country House Look page. For so long, many of you have asked me where to find the wonderful things that end up in our photography. Since some things are lucky flea market, antiques show, or Home Goods finds, I searched out goodies that will give you the look and are available on-line.

So pour yourself a cup of hot coffee, cocoa, or tea, sit back and click here for sweet holiday inspiration!

Happy Holidays dear friends!

Love, Nora





  1. Chris Crouch on December 26, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I made the Linzer cookies for the very first time with your recipe. Rolling dough for cookies, or any pastry for that matter, is usually a disaster for me but these were an absolute delight!! I was so pleased, and then a new neighbor who is a native hungarian tried one and gave the ultimate compliment – they are “Just like my mother’s”!! Wow ! I was honored – thank you for sharing!

    • Nora on December 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Hi Chris! So very happy your batch turned out so great! Coming from a Hungarian family, I Know what a huge compliment that is from a Hungarian baker! Terrific! And tyank you for sharing! Happy New Year! Love, Nora

  2. Colleen on February 9, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Hi can you tell me if you have a cookbook?? Or a magazine subscription ???

    • Nora on February 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Colleen! I am working on a book right now that will be released in September….but it’s not a cookbook. You can subscribe to my on-line magazine: Go to my homepage and click on SUBSCRIBE in the top navigation bar.

      Thanks very much! Love, Nora

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