Bites from other Blogs doesn’t usually get a theme, but with Christmas only two days away this week, I can’t resist making sure that there is a good collection of holiday goodies here.
- Anne’s Food has some light and sweet Pepperint Meringues that probably go great with hot chocolate.
- Peabody‘s Mini Gingerbread Men Cupcakes with Grand Marnier Glaze are decadent, and great for those who aren’t fans of traditional gingerbread.
- Speaking of gingerbread, Simply Recipes has a tutorial to help you Make A Gingerbread House. Alternatively, you could use Not Martha‘s directions for a miniature house, too.
- Buche de Noel, which resembles a log (but is made out of roulade and chocolate frosting) is a Christmas Classic and Zoe Bakes‘ version is lovely.
- Christmas Cake Balls, which Spork or Foon made, are balls of red velvet cake (from a mix, so it’s easy) dipped in white chocolate. Truffles can’t get much more festive looking with these colors.
- A more traditional candy can be found in Butcher, Baker‘s Snowball Truffles, which have a center made with dark chocolate and sweetened condensed milk and are dipped in white chocolate.
- Linzer cookies are another traditional cookie. Bake This, Eat That came up with a Gluten Free Linzer Cookie that is just as good as the original. Hers use almonds, but other ground nuts, like hazelnuts, make for a good variation.
I tend to make some of the same cookies every year, no matter what else I bake for my cookie plate. These include Peppermint Cookies n’ Cream Brownies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and gingersnaps, though I’m adding Chocolate Gingersnaps to my list this time around.