Blush tone colors. Rose gold accents. Almond hazelnut-flavored sugar cookies. Basically, all-around amazing.
Read more on the blog: IT'S A BLUSH TONE CHRISTMAS
Finding a good chocolate sugar cookie recipe isn't as easy as one would think. I've scoured the Internet, cookbooks, and apps for two years in an attempt to find one that delivered on its promise of both chocolatey goodness and baking quality (meaning the dough retains its shape while baking, doesn't dry out, and remains the deep, dark chocolate color of the cocoa powder I use to make them). And I finally found it...
Winter. Cold. Hot chocolate. Cookies. Anthropomorphic cuteness. You really can't go wrong with these hot chocolate rollout cookies, can you?
Find the recipe here: HOT CHOCOLATE ROLLOUT COOKIES
You might say I'm (unabashedly) obsessed with modern Scandinavian design. My house reflects this, and now it's migrated into my baking. These modern gnomes, trees, and snowflakes were perfect for the cold, classic Minnesota winter days we were experiencing when they were made. And while I normally gravitate toward gold metallics, the touches of silver felt quintessentially Scandinavian.
Made using my FAVORITE SUGAR COOKIE recipe.
I live in Minnesota, which means I am an expert when it comes to winter. I love the cold, the snow, and most of all, the super cute (and warm!) cable knits we get to wear. I've wanted to incorporate my provincial Minnesota roots and baking for a long time; I finally got the chance and decided to go all-in -- gray and white cable knit hats, mittens, and sweaters. Could not love these more...
Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread cookies, and this rollout recipe definitely delivers on nostalgic nutmeg and all-spice flavoring. I love letting the beautiful gingerbread color take center stage and chose to decorate these using just simple white royal icing designs.
Find the recipe here: GINGERBREAD COOKIES
So...I may or may not have been prompted to make these just so I'd have an excuse to a) buy chocolate fondant, and b) turn said chocolate fondant (!) into adorable gingerbread people garnishes. Sue me.
This is a Georgetown Cupcake recipe, top to bottom. I found it on Pinterest, and, as I say in my blog, I didn't change a thing. If you've ever read reviews saying people can't replicate the Georgetown Cupcake recipes, ignore them, because you most definitely can -- you just have to follow the recipe in its entirety.
For more, visit my blog: GINGERBREAD CUPCAKES
I was scrolling through Pinterest one day (like I do), and my daughter, who was sitting next to me watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates, spotted these cookies and freaked out. So, of course I had to make them.
You can find the recipe here: GRINCH COOKIES
Sometimes, plain old chocolate cupcakes just aren't enough for chocolate lovers. That's when you have to combine more than one dessert...like chocolate cupcakes and brownies.
Get the recipe: BROWNIE BATTER CUPCAKES
Harry Potter really doesn't need an introduction. I'm obsessed with the books and movies and have been looking for an excuse to make Harry Potter cookies for ages; I found it with my friend (and fellow HP aficionado) Heather's birthday. Let me just say two things: a) Gryffindor colors are not easy to create, and b) I can't wait to make these again...and maybe mix in my house, Ravenclaw.
Read more, and get the recipes, on my blog: YOU'RE A WIZARD, HARRY
I am obsessed with cannoli. There's something about the combination of the fried shell with creamy filling and chocolate chips that is so special -- it's the dessert I ordered whenever I can.
I don't make cannoli, but I do make cupcakes, and I have to say, these may be my favorite flavor yet.
Find the recipe here: CANNOLI CUPCAKES
These cupcakes are, without a doubt, my most frequently requested treats. The peanut butter buttercream frosting is so ridiculously smooth that most people forget there's a little Reese's peanut butter cup on top.
Taken from the amazing blog, My Baking Addiction, this recipe will certainly become a favorite -- good luck finding something comparable to its perfection.
Click here for the recipe: CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP CUPCAKES