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Rodelle Baking Basics Gift Pack Giveaway! (closed)

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There are some staples that should always be in a baker’s pantry: flour, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Some lists leave out the last two, or only include them as extras, but I use vanilla and cocoa powder almost every single day and my kitchen is never without them. I don’t want your kitchen to be without them, either, which is why I’m giving away two Baking Basics Gift Packs full of baking essentials from Rodelle. You’ll have to stock up on flour and butter, but this gift pack is full of vanilla beans, vanilla extract, Dutch process baking cocoa  and other essentials  that will get you set up for all of your holiday baking

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below and mention your favorite holiday treat – whether it is a pumpkin pie recipe that you’ve been baking for twenty years or a new sugar cookie recipe you just added to your repertoire. The contest ends Sunday at midnight (11/10/2013)  and two winners will be randomly selected from the entries. Don’t forget to fill in your e-mail on the comment form (it will not be made public), as that is how I will contact the winner, and good luck!

Here are a few chocolate and vanilla recipes to kick start your holiday baking:

Update: Comments are now closed. Congrats to Alyssa and Amy on winning this giveaway! Thanks to everyone for participating!

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  • Annemarie
    November 6, 2013

    Rum balls!

  • mysweetiepiepie
    November 6, 2013

    Spritz cookies… it wouldn’t be the holidays without camel spritz cookies sprinkled with green sugar and a red dot for the eye.

    Tacky, I know, but mom’s invention :+)

  • Lisa
    November 6, 2013

    We love sugar cookies & hot cocoa cookies!

  • Pamela
    November 6, 2013

    An old-fashioned. deeply-spiced Persimmon Pudding Cake.

  • Jenny
    November 6, 2013

    I love the chocolate pecan pie our family friend makes

  • rose
    November 6, 2013

    My favorite holiday treat was always my Grandma’s fruit filled pastries and pecan bites… I would love to learn to make them. I’m also a sucker for anything mint-chocolate!

  • Al
    November 6, 2013

    Tarte Tatin with a really nice caramel and a crisped golden brown crust!!

  • Marcia S.
    November 6, 2013

    Every Thanksgiving I make pumpkin pies from an old Southern Living recipe, they are fantastic. I also make my Mom’s cherry pie recipe. It’s a toss up, but I would pick the cherry pie with the flakiest, tender crust-yum!

  • Alice
    November 6, 2013

    My mom makes an amazing steamed pudding with dates, apples, and maple syrup in it with an eggnog sauce for Christmas, it’s AMAZING!

  • Karen
    November 6, 2013

    My sister always bakes the best treats. I really love her nutty shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate.

  • Barbara W
    November 6, 2013

    I LOVE the frosted mint cookies that I make for Christmas.

  • The Peace Patch
    November 6, 2013

    My fave are Sicilian chocolate nut ball cookies. Thanks!

  • Jamie
    November 6, 2013

    Caramel apple cheesecake bars

  • Amy Kazanas
    November 6, 2013

    When fresh cranberries show up I start making Cranberry Buckle.

  • Kate
    November 6, 2013

    My favorite holiday treat is homemade apple pie. Original I know but there it is. I love it!

  • Lisa
    November 6, 2013

    Peanut Butter Pie

  • christina
    November 6, 2013

    Snickerdoodles

  • Lindsay
    November 6, 2013

    Pecan pie is my favorite dessert, but I only eat it at Christmas. I wait ALL year for it, and that first bite is always Heavenly!!

  • Erin
    November 6, 2013

    Chocolate gingersnap pie

  • Edward
    November 6, 2013

    I have a sweet potato buttermilk pound cake that I love to prepare

  • Lauren
    November 6, 2013

    Sour cream apple pie is so comforting.

  • Andrea L
    November 6, 2013

    Potato Chip cookies-Butter cookie recipe with crumbled potato chips

  • Angela
    November 6, 2013

    LOVE all things dark chocolate. Going to have to go with flourless chocolate cake to get that rich, dense chocolate flavor!

  • bente scott
    November 6, 2013

    I have a apple cake with brown sugar glaze that is my new favorite cake to make in the fall, perfect for apple season.

  • doddy hardy
    November 6, 2013

    I hope win the prize to prepare my pie

  • Helen
    November 6, 2013

    Pecan pie!

  • Colleen B
    November 6, 2013

    I love pumpkin pie and gingerbread!

  • Jen
    November 6, 2013

    My favorite holiday treat would have to be our pecan fingers!

  • Deborah
    November 6, 2013

    Cinnamon apples in cranberry sauce and snickerdoodles (separately of course lol ).

  • Zazzy
    November 6, 2013

    Big, fat, gooey cinnamon rolls. I can only justify them once per year.

  • Gudrun
    November 6, 2013

    Two words sum up the one thing I look forward to consuming during the holidays….
    RUM BALLS

    They totally rule!!

  • Michelle
    November 6, 2013

    Carrot cake has to be my favourite.

  • athena Rodriguez
    November 6, 2013

    Warm french apple pie ala mode mmmm!

  • Daphne
    November 6, 2013

    Blueberry pound cake. We freeze fresh blueberries all summer and then make blueberry pound cake for everyone at the holidays.

  • felicia
    November 6, 2013

    i make gingerbread based on tartine’s recipe (a sf bakery). i’ve tried several other recipes, but tartine’s is the absolute best!!!

  • Jodi
    November 6, 2013

    I love making Buckeyes for everyone.

  • Sarah
    November 7, 2013

    My favorite holiday treat are the buckeye candies my aunt makes!

  • Erin M.
    November 7, 2013

    I love making all of my Christmas cookies! It’s one of my favorite times of the year!

  • Theresa Z
    November 7, 2013

    Favorite holiday treat is Hungarian kalacs (nut roll). Everyone loves it.

  • Danielle T
    November 7, 2013

    i love making chocolate raspberry cheesecake

  • Alyssa P
    November 7, 2013

    My new favorite (as of last year) is a Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake! Peppermint Schnapps infused buttercream 🙂

  • Tessy
    November 7, 2013

    I make a divine raspberry cheesecake 🙂

  • Cathie
    November 7, 2013

    I’ve been using the same awesome gingerbread the cookie recipe since high school, and last year we used it to make gingerbread houses. Fun and delicious!

  • Kelly
    November 7, 2013

    I love making and eating dark chocolate peppermint bark.

  • Mandy
    November 7, 2013

    My favorite would be french macarons. They’re cute, and delicious.

  • Elizabeth Kay pinder
    November 7, 2013

    I always make my GrandMother’s Pecan Pie recipe — it’s the best…

  • kelly
    November 7, 2013

    I adore pumpkin cheesecake at the holidays and making Christmas cookies for an annual cookie exchange I host.

  • Katie
    November 7, 2013

    Sweet potato casserole – the ultimate comfort food. 🙂

  • Ariana
    November 7, 2013

    My parent’s traditional Czech Christmas cookies – yum!

  • Kristyn
    November 7, 2013

    Chocolate crackletops (or pixies)