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The Perfect (Gingerbread) Man

The Perfect (Gingerbread) Man

Sweet Pea bakes these festive cuties, and says:

"I have finally found the perfect man! These classic gingerbread cookies are spicy, thick and chewy. To me nothing says “merry christmas” more than a plate full of decorated gingerbread men. You can cut these cookies into any shape that you want and decorate them with royal icing. I promise you will get many oohs and aahs from anybody that tries them. They are quite addictive!"

Recipe: Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

 

"Scrumptious cookies spiced with cinnamon and ginger, speckled with butterscotch chips, and encased in a coating of powdered sugar. Simple, rich and delicious these cookies are perfect for your next holiday party. Keep the dough in the refrigerator for those unexpected holiday guests and you can serve fresh from the oven cookies! You can also roll the dough into balls and freeze them to bake later."

I love it!

Recipe: Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

These picture perfect cookies make a fantastic festive treat - dark chocolate coffee cookies hug a peppermint vanilla icing filling - so delicious!

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

New York City Deli Rye Bread

New York City Deli Rye Bread

"My addiction could be much worse. I’m really not too worried. Bread, especially those made with a portion of non-white flour, is inherently healthy. Rye bread worthy of a New York City deli sponged on your own counter, formed with your own two hands, baked in your own oven? Well that’s just satisfying."

And fantastically yummy!

Recipe: New York City Deli Rye Bread

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet spiced pumpkin "tucked inside a warm, flaky pastry shell, sparkling with sugar" makes a wonderful festive treat. These sweet empanadas are like little hand pies full of goodness:

"Serve warmed with coffee, cider, or if you’re like me, cold milk for dunking. Still feeling fancy? Have cinnamon or bourbon-spiked whipped cream on the side."

Recipe: Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Classic Gingerbread Men

Classic Gingerbread Men

The Toasted Pecan shares her favorite resource for cookie decorating, as well as her favorite spicy gingerbread recipe, so that you too can make these handsome little men. :)

Recipe: Gingerbread Men

Chai Gingerbread Bars

Chai Gingerbread Bars

There's something very festive about Indian chai tea, and it's so wonderful to see this sweet aromatic spice mix popping up in baked goods: "Chai Tea meets Gingerbread in these scrumptious, soft, spicy bars." Yum!

Recipe: Chai Gingerbread Bars

Classic Snowball Cookies

Classic Snowball Cookies

These lovely little buttery pecan cookies rolled in icing sugar are a classic easy-to-make cookie that you can find in many different parts of the world. (Here in Mexico they're known as Mexican wedding cakes.) I love them! Pair them with homemade icicle candies and you have a beautiful festive pair! 

Happy Holidays everyone!

Recipe: Snowball Cookies & Icicle Candy

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect holiday cupcake: rich, spicy, sweet, and fun! And the little gingerbread man topper is just adorable. :)

Recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pomegranate Christmas Cake

Pomegranate Christmas Cake

Wishing you all happy holidays, health, and happiness! Feliz Navidad!

Here's a beautiful festive cake expertly composed by the super-talented Heather of Sprinkle Bakes. :)

Recipe: Pomegranate Christmas Cake