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.
Other holiday favorites from me include Homemade Eggnog, Double Chocolate Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Apple Cider, Homemade Drinking Chocolate and Gingerbread Lattes.
CindyDecember 23, 2009
I finally got around to trying the chocolate gingersnaps last night and they are just wonderful!