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Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies

A hot peppermint mocha is an indulgent way to take off the chill on a cold winter night. I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint – and it is even better once you throw a little bit of coffee in to the mix! My Peppermint Mocha Cream Cheese Brownies are a holiday treat inspired by the hot coffee drink. They’re easy to make and ... Read More »

6 Holiday Cookies to Make Before Christmas

Peppermint Cacao Nib Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holidays are a magical time of year – particularly if you enjoy baking, as it is peak cookie-baking season in many (if not most) kitchens across the country. I make dozens of cookies during the holidays and like to make sure that I infuse some of the holiday spirit into each and every batch. You’re probably going to be doing some baking of your ... Read More »

One Cookie Dough, Three Christmas Cookies

Versatile Cream Cheese Butter Cookie Dough

It’s always a lot of fun to eat Christmas cookies, where you might have several different types of cookies on the same plate to choose from. Making Christmas cookies is a lot of fun, too, but there are times when you simply don’t have time to make batch after batch of cookies because you’re entertaining friends and family or running out to do some last ... Read More »

Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

The holiday season, when it comes to food, is all about specific flavors. Eating combinations of these flavors – orange and clove, vanilla and nutmeg, cranberry and pistachio, etc. – will make you think of the holidays no matter what form they turn up in. I also feel this way about the combination of peppermint and chocolate, since a peppermint-kissed hot chocolate is one of ... Read More »

Ginger Almond Biscotti

Ginger Almond Biscotti

Many people don’t try their hand at baking biscotti at home, but it is well worth the effort because biscotti are great cookies to have around and homemade ones are a huge improvement over storebought in just about all cases. These Ginger Almond Biscotti stat with my favorite basic biscotti dough, a dough that is easy to put all kinds of flavor variations on once ... Read More »

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars

I use a lot of cranberry and orange throughout the holiday season, starting in November and going all the way into the new year. Part of the reason is that fresh cranberries are readily available this time of year, and while you can always rely on frozen, I feel a lot more motivated to use the fresh ones when they’re in my kitchen. The other ... Read More »

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Eggnog is one of my favorite holiday drinks. I always make up a few different batches during the holiday season, and I also use it in baked goods, like Eggnog Pound Cake and Eggnog Red Velvet Cupcakes! These Eggnog Sugar Cookies are one more recipe that fans of eggnog are sure to enjoy – but these cookies don’t actually use any eggnog in the recipe. I chose ... Read More »

Gingerbread Cookie Garland

Gingerbread Cookie Garland

I never hung gingerbread cookies on my Christmas trees as a kid, but I always liked the idea of edible Christmas decorations. A Christmas tree that is covered with homemade gingerbread cookies seems both elegant and delicious – and I’ve taken that idea just one step further with my Gingerbread Cookie Garland. This garland is made by stringing crispy gingerbread cookies together. You can drape ... Read More »

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