Holiday sweets round-up
From simple cookies to rich cakes, here are some ideas to make your holidays a little sweeter.
For all of the flavor of Linzer cookies without the work, try check out this version I came up with for Wandering Educators.
Make these beautiful cookies in minutes to give away to neighbors–or to eat with your kids.
Loaded with hazelnut flavor, Nutella is one of my favorite holiday ingredients (okay, I use it all year, but around Christmas I buy it in bulk.)
Last minute school party that you need to take treats to? These whip up in minutes and kids love ‘em.
Brownies and Bars
These dessert waffles are great with berry sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Make a pan of these sweets to serve at your next holiday party.
These little treats pack big, creamy flavor!
This is a Christmas tradition around our house.
You literally throw the ingredients together for this dessert that tastes like German Chocolate cake.
Add mint chips to the batter to make this cake even tastier.
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about 2 months ago - 1 comment
Making Linzer cookies is a Christmas tradition around our house. But this year I wanted to do something different. My kids were the inspiration – my youngest begged me to make gingerbread cookies. I figured we could do a little bit of both. For every pan of gingerbread men we made another pan of Linzer More >
about 4 months ago - 1 comment
We’ve all been there – forgot you were having guests over for dinner or maybe needed a dessert in a hurry? That’s how I came up with this idea for chocolate croissants. Regular chocolate croissants have dark chocolate tucked inside the buttery layers. No way I have time to make croissants from scratch, let alone More >
about 7 months ago - 1 comment
In honor of Germany’s recent World Cup win we made Black Forest Cupcakes. Black Forest cake is the quintessential dessert of the southwest Germany home to Schwarzwald (yes, Black Forest in German). It’s known as the setting for many of the Brothers Grimm’s collected fairy tales with its rolling hills that dip into valley towns and More >
about 9 months ago - 2 comments
Once a year my mother would make chocolate mousse. It was usually at Christmas time. Well, it’s not Christmas but for Mother’s Day I thought making mom’s mousse recipe would be a fitting way to celebrate. Right now my mom and dad are living abroad at the moment as medical missionaries so communication is More >
about 10 months ago - 2 comments
Tres Leches translates into three milks cake. With nearly the consistency of a pudding cake, the dense cake batter is designed to soak up a sweetened milk glaze that you pour over it before after baking and before adding the frosting. I first sampled the traditional vanilla tres leches not in Mexico, but La More >
about 11 months ago - 2 comments
My husband has asked me never to make these cookies again. Ever. They’re just too addictive. It’s impossible to eat just one and so we’ve been chowing down these homemade Girl Scout Thin Mints. See, I had to make Thin Mints. We didn’t have any Girl Scouts come by and so I was left to More >
about 1 year ago - 4 comments
Layered with two kinds of ice cream and topped with an impossibly golden meringue topping, Baked Alaska is an impressive dessert to serve to your family (invite guests for this one!). Here’s the secret: it’s really easy to make. The key? Be patient and have lots of freezer space. Lots. So keep it cool for More >
about 1 year ago - 1 comment
Admission: I’m a Broncos fan and fully expect them to win the Super Bowl this Sunday (even though Peyton Manning has a 0-4 playoff game record when it comes to temps under 40 degrees). These easy chocolate almond footballs are a fun way to dress up your Super Bowl party table or top game-day More >
about 1 year ago - 5 comments
Thank you Kris Bordessa at Attainable Sustainable for introducing me to this fabulous fudge recipe. I put my own spin on it this Christmas season by infusing it with some of my favorite ingredients–coconut and walnuts. Recipe Servings: 1 9×13″ pan — plenty of thick pieces Ingredients 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 More >
about 1 year ago - 7 comments
Holiday cookie time. Who’s ready to start baking? I wanted to make the richest, darkest cookies I could find. I aimed for a recipe like flourless cake that left all the flavor to the chocolate. This IS it. WARNING: These are dangerously chocolatey. You can roll the dough balls in powdered sugar for a hint More >