Christmas Cookie Pinwheels

Why are cookies with swirls so much fun?  These Holiday Cookie Pinwheels from The Shine Project are beautiful and simply made by rolling together two layers of sugar cookie dough.  One is red and pepperminty.  Both are buttery and lovely.  Edges with sprinkles add a festive touch.  Be sure to check out Shine Project’s great […]

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Christmas Snowman Snacks

Snowmen are quickly becoming one of my favorite things.  Especially when I see some of the cute ideas that are out there like the ones for Holiday Snacks (Shaped Like Snowmen!) from Good Housekeeping.  A few simple ingredients are all it takes to roll up these marzipan snowmen and you’ve got some really cute embellishments […]

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Christmas Decorated Santa Cookie

No matter how well we prepare, the holidays are always a hectic time of the year.  When planning treats for kids or Christmas dinner, the last thing anyone wants to do is make a complicated dessert.  Thankfully, Pillsbury has shared these Easy Santa Cookies.  Using Pillsbury’s refrigerated sugar cookie dough, these cookies come together in […]

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Creme Brulée Fudge

  When I think of fudge, I always think chocolate.  I’ve recently been learning that there are LOTS of fudges out there and not all are chocolate.  Take this Creme Brulée Fudge from Not Quite Nigella, for example.  While her third recipe does contain white chocolate chips, her first two attempts contain no chocolate–white or […]

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Christmas Peppermint Lollipop Cupcakes

I know that you’ve heard of cake pops.  Maybe even brownie pops, or pies on a stick.  But, have you ever heard of a lollipop cupcake?  Munchkin Munchies has created an adorable new dessert trend with her Peppermint Lollipop Cupcakes.  I mean, I’m already a sucker (get it?) for peppermint and chocolate cupcakes, but put […]

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Melting Snowman Smores

  As if traditional Smores weren’t fabulous enough all on their own Relatively Reagan brings us the most adorable way to serve up your next batch! These Melting Snowman Smores are the sweetest things I’ve seen in a while! Melted white chocolate keeps the candy bar, graham cracker and marshmallow together while creating a puddle […]

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Melted Snowman Christmas Cookies

There is something fun about a snowman. Whether you make them outside in the snow or bake them in your oven they make people smile and just like snowflakes no two are alike. These Melted Snowman Cookies from crazy domestic are about as cute as cute can get! They are such an adorable variation from […]

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Peppermint Sticks & Chocolate Coffeehouse Spoons

I always say there’s nothing like a well dressed gift.  It’s all in the details and I really believe that presentation is everything.  Better Homes and Gardens helps make giving homemade gifts easy with their guide to Luscious Homemade Food Gifts. There are so many great ideas here.  Some of my favorites are the Peppermint […]

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Pink Velvet Roulade Recipe

Baking can certainly be a calming thing to do.  I don’t think Heather, of Sprinkle Bakes is alone in discovering this.  What is it about stirring ingredients into batter that can ease our minds so simply?  Maybe it’s giving work to our hands, the scents that play in the air, the delightful textures we create, […]

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How to make Sugar Cookies that Look Like Ice Cream

When I first saw these Sugar Cookies That Look Like Ice Cream, well, I really thought they were ice cream until my ice cream-loving brain caught up and realized that they really are cookies.  These, indeed, are a perfect April Fools joke—deceptive, but also delicious.  The trick is in the dough.  It needs to by drier than […]

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Cookie Exchange Favorites

  Need a new cookie idea?  Check out this great list of Cookie Favorites from Better Homes and Gardens!  There are 39 great ideas for you to try this holiday season, each of them sure to be a tasty treat and to light up the faces of the ones you love.  A few highlights: Creamy Peanut Butter […]

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Best Decorated Christmas Cookies

I don’t think anyone makes Sugar Cookies quite like Sugarbelle of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.  Her work with frosting is gorgeous!  Did you ever see such lovely Santa Clause Cookiess?  Check out the step-by-step directions at Eighteen25, and make sure to check out Sugarbelle’s great frosting videos.  I’m excited about her 20 Second Frosting, which I’m pretty sure […]

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How to Make the Best French Macarons

There’s nothing like some good advice from an expert.  Especially when the advice concerns macarons, a sweet I have always found magical and mysterious.  Thank you, Brave Tart for The 10 Commandments of Macarons.  Now, we can bravely make these delectable treats ourselves.  With patience, precision, an oven thermometer, and a digital scale, we too can create […]

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Fudgy Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars Recipe

  There’s not one word in the title of these Fudgy Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars from Family Bites that doesn’t leave me drooling!  Graham cracker crumbs, butter, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate chips, toffee bits: what’s not to love!  I also love that I won’t be spending days making these with the use of pre-made […]

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