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Elegant Cakes – 2017 – December
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Monthly archives for December, 2017

Christmas Letter Cookies – Four Ways

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Oh what fun is right! I made sweet sayings for the holidays using the cutest alphabet cookie cutters and just three royal icing colors to decorate chocolate sugar cookies four different ways. The cutters are from my friend Sweet Sugarbelle’s product line and I love all the lowercase letterforms. They make an adorable alphabet. The sugar cook [...]

Lemon-Chocolate Chip Soft Biscotti

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These lemon-chocolate chip soft biscotti are an old recipe from my grandma; they are part cookie, part biscotti, sponge-like soft, lemon-scented, and loaded with chocolate chips. Full of traditional flavor and with a recipe that feeds a small army, this is a perfect holiday gifting cookie! The story behind how I came to unearth this recipe is [...]

Panettone Muffins

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Hanukkah Blues

Hanukkah Blues
Usually around this time of year someone will always say to me, “Hey, you can’t do that here!” So then I put my pants on and take my carton of eggnog back home, where I find people are asking why I haven’t posted any Hanukkah cakes yet. The reasons are simple, my dear wreckies: Firstly, bakers don’t make many C [...]

Oreo Balls

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This recipe for Oreo balls (or Oreo cookie truffles, if we’re being fancy) is a total classic and a must for holiday cookie trays! Oreo crumbs + cream cheese + dipped in chocolate = heaven. We’re nearing the halfway mark in December, which means that the world is in the throes of holiday party-ing! Right? I actually don’t kn [...]

Cookies ‘N’ Creme Cookies

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Cookies “N’ Creme Cookies are bursting with big flavor thanks to white chips and chocolate cookie bits. They’re the perfect addition to any holiday dessert table and of course, Santa’s cookie plate! This post is sponsored by The Hershey Company. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addicti [...]

Winter Blunderland

Winter Blunderland
Those bell things Are they listing?   Yellow snow Stomach’s twisting   Unusual sight He’s happy tonight Gawking in a winter blunderland.   Gone awaaayis the bluebird In his plaaace is a reinturd   My feeling is strong That this is all wrong Gawking in a winter blunderland.   This is r [...]

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

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These gluten-free peanut butter cookies are flourless, super easy to make, and require just a few ingredients and minutes to make! They’re also naturally grain-free and dairy-free. Scroll to the bottom of the post for a how-to recipe video! You know those 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies that are so popular? The ones with just peanut [...]

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Cookbooks

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The 2017 gift guide series continues with all of my favorite cookbooks!  Hello hello! Are you still Christmas shopping? Please tell me I’m not the only one! I made a liiiiiiiiitle bit of headway over the weekend, but we still have quite a ways to go before we’re done. So if you’re like me and haven’t had your shopping [...]

DIY Mulling Spice Ornaments

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11 Gingerbread Houses To Make You Dro...

11 Gingerbread Houses To Make You Drool
Buckle up, Sweets fans, ‘cuz I’m about to show you the best gingerbread house creations in all of the interwebz – and you’re going to want all of them. Sugar glass windows, candy cane porch pillars, and teeny-tiny chocolate sunflower seed flowers. These are the things dream homes are made of, my friends.   Or may [...]

Whipped Shortbread

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The Weekend Dish: 12/9/2017

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I hope you’re having a fantastic second weekend of December! What do your weekend plans look like? Shopping? Baking? I’m planning on some serious (online) shopping and whipping up at least a couple of recipes today! Honestly after the crazy week we’ve had with Joseph being sick and being sleep deprived for days on end, IR [...]

Well, MY Childhood Is Ruined

Well, MY Childhood Is Ruined
 [singing] “M-I-C…” I see BOOBIES! “K-E-Y….” [sobbing] WHY? WHY? WHY?? “Mic-key, O-M-GEEEE!”   [crickets chirping]   So… While we all struggle to cope with this assault on our inner child, I have a few questions: 1. Is Mickey protecting the boobies? ‘Cuz he looks li [...]

Black Forest Bûche de Noël

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Chocolate Pfeffernüsse Biscuit Cake

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Snickerdoodle Fudge

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Snickerdoodle Fudge! Five ingredients, 10 minutes, and all of the wonderful flavors of snickerdoodle cookies. A perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. This recipe is sponsored by Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk Let’s talk holiday baking, shall we?! Are you knee-deep into it yet? What is on your must-make list? My baking lists h [...]

Green & Red Cream Cheese Sugar Co...

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