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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

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

Beautiful Shaped Dinner Rolls

Beautiful Shaped Dinner Rolls

How fun and pretty are these? GreenGirl gives step-by-step instructions showing how to make these beautiful dinner rolls - 12 different shapes to impress your guests with!

Directions: Dinner Rolls (tutorial)

She also shares the perfect dough recipe: Dinner Rolls

Festive Party Mix

Festive Party Mix

A special holiday recipe passed down from my grandmother... baked in the oven to savory and salty perfection.  It's a snap to make, satisfies any cravings, and completely addicting!  And it's not like that other party mix that you may know of. ;)

Recipe: Festive Party Mix

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies

"Yesterday I tried my luck with a recipe from the Taste of Home cookie magazine and it was a hit. ...these cookies are so easy to make that everyone can make them. Oh, and they are so good and moist, it’s so hard to stop after eating one. You’ll come back for seconds and trust me..."

These are lovely - they remind me of the classic sugar cookies my Grandma used to bake every year. :)

Recipe: Christmas Cookies

Deck the Halls with Cake Balls!

Cake Balls

Amanda meets Bakerella, the Cake Pop Queen, and learns how to make these super-cute decadent chocolate covered cake balls. Chocolate truffle-like confections filled with cake make a very sweet seasonal gift, don't you think? :)

Story and Recipe: Cake Balls

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Royal Icing

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Royal Icing

I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and peppermint together. In fact, this is so well known that someone just sent me a TUB of homemade dark chocolate-peppermint ice cream for my birthday. Amazing.

So obviously, I was incredibly excited to see Kelsey's adorable peppermint-shaped cookies. And when I discovered that the chocolate batter is infused with peppermint? Well, Kelsey and I just became BFF.

Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Royal Icing

Mochi Milk Cookies

Mochi Milk Cookies

These Japanese-esque cookies sound delicious and unique - and are pretty to boot! A product of an experimental baking session "It all started with the glutinous rice flour..." The results being these super-cute mochi-like milk flavored cookies that just happen to be egg-free and gluten-free too.

Recipe: mochi milk cookies / biscuits

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

These chocolate peppermint cookies garnished with dark chocolate and crushed candy canes are so fun and festive - perfect for the holiday season!

Recipe: Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies