Cookie Recipes for all of your Holiday Party Needs

The holiday season is no stranger to plenty of sweet treats and desserts ranging from pies, cakes, pastries, and more. Whether you’re looking for a new treat to bring over to your next holiday party or are hosting a cookie decorating celebration, here are some festive cookie recipes that are sure to please a crowd. The best part is, all of these cookie recipes have a delicious Etta+Billie scented goodie to accompany them!

Chai Spice

The warming and invigorating spices of chai are flavored so well in this vanilla chai spice shortbread. Pair these with your favorite take on the classic chai tea drink on a cool winter’s day. If you’re looking to take your chai love to the next level, try any one of E+B’s chai goodies. They will not disappoint. 

An Edible Mosaic's Chai Shortbread Cookies
Image by: An Edible Mosaic

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice 

Pumpkin season is not over yet! Make these scrumptious and fluffy soft pumpkin cookies with brown butter glaze for your next holiday party. E+B’s spin on the classic pumpkin spice is found in the Pumpkin Porter soap bar. Trust us, it’s anything but basic. 

The Food Charlatan's Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Image by: The Food Charlatan

Coffee Galore

For those coffee lovers that just can’t seem to get enough. This coffee thumbprint cookie recipe is so simple and is an excuse to get your daily-intake of caffeine in a fun and unique way. Looking for more ways to enjoy some coffee? Our Coffee Cardamom soap & Cold Brew Mint scented line are just for you. 

Marsha's Baking Addiction Coffee Thumbprint Cookies
Image by: Marsha’s Baking Addiction

Lavender & Earl Grey

Another shortbread recipe that pairs so well with its inspired-drink! Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread cookies embody just the right amount of floral and the light, cool flavor of earl grey. This combo will never go out of style, which is why we carry plenty of Lavender goodies and our favorite Earl Grey bar soap

Let's Eat Cake's Lavender Earl Grey Cookie
Image by: Let’s Eat Cake

What We are Thankful for at Etta+Billie

As we reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, the E+B team shares what they are most grateful for during this season. What are you thankful for?

Etta+Billie's Team

Sonia Leticia- Production+Operations Manager

“What I’m most grateful for this year is my little sister Samantha. She has been a huge supportive force for me this past year and I would be completely lost without her. We’re currently 3,000 miles apart but keep in touch every day and support each other through all kinds of ups and downs. I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful and inspiring human as my sister and best friend.”

Natasha Osmidoff- Studio Assistant

“I am thankful for my friends and family that not only lift me up but brighten up my days! I am also grateful for my ability to work and live in San Francisco! Oh – and I’m so thankful for my dog!!”

Jasmine Watt- Marketing Assistant

“This year I am thankful for my family. They are my closest friends and are always so supportive of me. Also, I am super grateful for my university and school-year. With it being my last year of college, I am especially thankful for the experiences and education I have received.”

Gianna Zamora- Production Assistant

“This time of year always provides a great deal of perspective for me when I look around and observe the close connections in my life. Of course I am grateful for my health, the privilege of living in a beautiful home in one of the dreamiest cities in the world, and the ability to nourish myself well. Beyond all of that though, I am most grateful for my family, my friends, my partner, the people who remain close even when there is physical distance between us. The family I was granted and the family I have chosen while on this wild ride of existence provide honest reflections of who I am and who I aspire to be. They are my guiding forces, my eternal heartbeat, and the love I receive from them is the most essential resource I have.”

Alana Rivera- CEO+Soap Maven

“I’m so thankful for my team and my small business community this year! After becoming a mom last year, things in my life changed dramatically (surprise, surprise!). Throughout everything, my team and my community helped ease the transition and offered so much support both personally and professionally. I’m so grateful to have them in my life!”

Etta + Billie Gift Guide 2019: Foodie Traveler Gifts

Gifts for the Foodie Traveler with natural skincare with culinary scents, cooking classes, brew and sip coffee bottle, and culinary travel journal!

A few gift ideas for the person in your life who loves to travel almost as much as they love food.

  1. All-Natural Skincare Travel Kit | Etta + Billie – $35
  2. Culinary Travel Journal | Nourishing Notes – $8 (buy multiples!)
  3. Dia de Los Muertos Cooking Class | Los Dos – $185 per person
  4. Set of Reusable Shopping Bags | Baggu – $36
  5. Soma x Ritual Brew Bottle | Ritual Coffee – $45 (coffee lovers rejoice)
  6. Evergreen Tangerine Soap | Etta + Billie – $14

Etta + Billie Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Zero-Waste Gifts

Zero-Waste Design conscious gifts including enamel bowls, cotton napkins, fabric storage bags, bar soap and plastic free natural deodorant.

We know A LOT of people who are trying to make a few lifestyle changes to reduce their environmental impact on our planet, which is pretty darn great. Here are a few of our favorite ways to go zero-waste without compromising on style (or practicality)!

  1. Natural Deodorant in a Paper Tube | Etta + Billie – $15
  2. Enamel prep and storage bowls with lids | Food 52 – $36
  3. Fabric Food Bag Kit for Storage or Lunch | Aplat – $62
  4. Cardamom Coffee Soap | Etta + Billie – $14
  5. Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Flask | Hydro Flask – $32.95
  6. Cotton Color Block Napkins | Dot & Army – $26

Etta+Billie Holiday Gift Guide 2019: From You to You!

Holiday Gift Guide 2019- Gifts for You

Yes, even you deserve some extra TLC during the Holiday Season. So go ahead and treat yourself with these great gift ideas to give from you, to you:

  1. Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown – $16.20
  2. Barefoot Dreams Blanket – $147
  3. Plants for Beginners Monthly Subscription– $35/mo
  4. Etta+Billie Bergamot Ginger Bath+Body Oil– $20
  5. Blue Light Glasses– $50
  6. Slip Satin Pillowcases– $85
  7. The Mini Book of Mindfulness- $6

How to Remix your Thanksgiving Leftovers

We’ve all been there. After the big day (Thanksgiving that is) and left with WAY too many leftovers. What do you do? Well luckily, we at E+B have curated a list of some snazzy ways to add some life into your Thanksgiving leftovers this year. Who knows, you just might be able to revive that turkey left in the oven a little too long!

Turkey Breakfast Tacos

Martha Stewart's Turkey Breakfast Taco
Image by: Julia Gartland

Turkey for breakfast? Yes, utilizing Thanksgiving leftovers can start as early as Black Friday morning. These Turkey Breakfast Tacos will help you put a fun spin on your typical breakfast taco with the addition of sweet potato mash and turkey. Top with salsa for some added spice and flavor.

Turkey Croquettes

Turkey Croquettes
Image by: Epicurious

Grandma Billie was always sure to make turkey croquettes with her leftover Thanksgiving dishes. Combine mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course, turkey to make soft and fluffy croquettes. Dip these in some warmed turkey gravy or that extra can of cranberry sauce you’ve got lying around.

Cornbread Stuffing Fried Rice

Bon appetit's Cornbread Fried Rice
Image by: Bon Appetit

The beauty of using leftovers is in the ability to add different flavorings to create an entirely different dish. Everyone loves salty and savory fried rice, so why not add your stuffing, turkey, and roasted veggies to remix this classic

Broccoli Cheddar Curry Casserole

Gozney's Broccoli Cheddar Curry Casserole
Image by: Gozney

This is no ordinary casserole. Broccoli, cheddar cheese, curry, and chicken (but in this case, your leftover turkey) make for a warming and cozy dish packed with a punch of flavor, perfect for the cool fall weather.

Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Oh, Sweet Basil's Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
Image by: Oh, Sweet Basil

Would it truly be a Thanksgiving Leftover compilation without the mention of the infamous leftover sandwich? This ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Club incorporates the sweet addition of cran-mayo (cranberry sauce + mayo), bacon, and turkey. The best part? These sandwiches can be assembled and thrown into the oven to crisp, because who wants to dirty up the stove after the big day? 

Evergreen Drinks+Eats!

Our coveted Evergreen and Tangerine scent launches this week in a scrub, room+body spray, and soap for the holiday season. Inspired by the crisp and cool scent of evergreen trees and combined with the citrus tanginess of tangerine, one whiff and you’ll be reminiscent of cold and cozy winter days. Bet ya didn’t know, but the Evergreen variety is also quite versatile and used in a multitude of ways to curate some delicious drinks and eats.

Etta+Billie's Evergreen Tangerine line
Image by: Bee the Love

You can get your hands on our Evergreen+Tangerine scent in a scrub, room+body spray, or soap!

Cedar Plank Salmon

Salmon on cedar plank
Photo by: Unsophisticook

Cedar is indeed a variety of Evergreen and adds a delicious flavor to meats when grilled. This smokey and sweet cedar-plank salmon recipe is so simple yet so rich in taste. Simply combine smoked paprika, brown sugar, salt, and pepper for the rub. Then, transfer the salmon onto your cedar planks for a woodsy, robust taste that simply cannot be replicated! Just don’t forget to soak your plank in water before tossing in the oven or on the grill.

Rosemary Black Pepper Scones with Cheddar

Juniper Cakery's Rosemary Black Pepper Scones with Cheddar
Image by: Juniper Cakery

This super simple scone recipe combines all the right flavors of rosemary, pepper, and cheese. They are absolutely perfect for the winter months. Pair them with your favorite hearty stew or toast them up and top with butter. These just might be a great addition to your next holiday party.

Rosemary Tangerine Cooler

Tangerine and Rosemary cooler
Image by: We are not Martha

Perhaps the best part of creating this cocktail is the melodious aroma that your home will have upon completion. Both the rosemary and the tangy tangerines are toasted before being muddled together with rum to create a caramelized flavor. Can’t get enough of this citrus and evergreen combination? Check out this E+B blog post showcasing some more cocktails inspired by the scent.

No Beard? No Problem! – Our beard+face oil has you covered

November is upon us, meaning that many have begun the ever-famous “No-Shave November” challenge that ceases grooming and shaving for the month. Regardless of your grooming preference for this season, there is no denying that the onset of the fall brings about colder weather and drier skin. Luckily, E+B has plenty of products that can help you combat the dryness of these cooler months. Our beard+face oil is formulated to be super rich in moisture and hydration. Don’t be fooled, this oil can totally be used by both those with and without beards!

Etta+Billie's Beard+Face oil

Antioxidant-rich black cumin seed oil and hydrating Abyssinian oil are combined to tone and soothe any part of the body. The beauty of this oil lies in its versatility- it can be used on beards, faces, and any other area that is needing some TLC. 

Cuticles

Dry hands are no stranger to the fall and winter months. Nail beds can especially take a hit when hands are not moisturized. Rub some of our beard+oil before bed on those dry hands and cuticles to wake up with baby soft-skin in the morning.

Hair

Hair can especially take a hit during this time of year. Apply some of our oil on the ends of your hair before styling or rub into the scalp before you shampoo for a deep-oil treatment. 

Face

Taking the time to add some extra moisture to your face during the cooler weather is crucial. Massage in some drops of our oil onto your face after a steamy shower for optimized absorption. Your skin will thank you!

The Story Behind the Scent: Etta+Billie’s Chai Tea

In this week’s “The Story Behind the Scent”, we are uncovering the story behind the creation of one of our most coveted holiday scents- chai tea! Alana Rivera, owner and soap maven of Etta+Billie will share the memories and recipes that brought this scent to life.

Etta+Billie's Chai Tea Soap Ingredients

Tell us about the inspiration behind the scent:

The inspiration for our Chai Tea collection comes directly from the beverage itself! Before I became a full-blown coffee addict, I drank a lot of tea. Especially black teas like Earl Grey and English Breakfast thanks to my experience living in England for my Year Abroad in college. While in England, I also had the chance to try a lot of Chai Tea thanks to the heavy influence of Indian culture. I absolutely fell in love with the complex blend of tannic black tea, pungent cardamom, spicy ginger, and sweet cinnamon. When I came back to California, Chai became my go-to if I wasn’t having an English Breakfast tea. Fast forward to 2009 and this delightful beverage became the inspiration for E+B’s first Chai product, the Chai Tea Soap. It’s still one of my favorite products to create because of the creamy textured top and delicious scent.

Etta+Billie's Chai Tea Line

What products does Etta+Billie offer in this scent?

Our Chai Tea blend comes in Soap, Body Scrub, Skin Balm, Room + Body Spray, and our Hand + Body Wash.

Were there any recipes/goodies that contributed to the creation of this scent?

There wasn’t a specific recipe but of course, I love a great chai tea & chai spiced goods. I’ve listed a few of my favorite ways to experience Chai below!

Authentic Homemade Chai Recipe
Image by: Foodess

Big Spoon Roasters Chai Spice Peanut & Almond Butter

Chai Spice Shortbread Cookies from Sunset Magazine

Authentic Homemade Chai from Foodess