winter

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

New Year's resolution to eat healthier? These delicious cookies will help ease you in: "They’ve got tons of oats and cranberries, which both definitely reside on the healthy side of the food spectrum. Thanks to their cookie form and maple syrup glaze, they’re also a delicious treat."

Recipe: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Glaze

Cranberry Lemon Sweet Rolls

Cranberry Lemon Sweet Rolls

Carolyn concocts these lovely sweet and tart rolls, to answer her craving for a sweet sticky festive yeast bread - that's also low-carb.

"They were festive and pretty, not to mention delicious. The tart cranberry filling was a lovely change from the traditional cinnamon sugar and the glaze gave a lovely hint of lemon…"

Recipe: Cranberry Lemon Sweet Rolls (Low Carb)

Traditional Stollen

Traditional Stollen

Adriana baked this classic German sweet bread for the holidays and had this to say: 

"With rounds of marzipan in each slice and a chewy texture, this stollen will be appearing at our house all year long... Kissed by the fruity lips of orange peels and scented throughout with rum, this is my absolute favorite bread."

I'll bet! It sounds simply divine!

Recipe: Stollen

Festive Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Festive Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

 

Pretty homemade decorated sugar cookies always win out over the store-bought over-priced variety. Adriana shares this classic recipe adapted from Daring Bakers.

Recipe: Christmas decorated sugar cookies

Rum Fruit Cake

Rum Fruit Cake

"I love fruitcake that is moist, rich and jam-packed with mixed dried fruit and nuts full of rum flavour."

Oh yum, so do I! I love picking my own fruit and nut combo and baking these rich festive cakes. Anncoo's sounds fantastically delicious.

Recipe: Christmas Fruitcake

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Eggnog Filling

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Eggnog Filling

For those of us who can't get enough of the holiday flavors, these wonderfully spiced molasses gingerbread whoopie pies with rich eggnog filling hit the spot and make a wonderful winter treat. :)

Recipe: Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Eggnog Filling

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

"You just can’t go wrong with chocolate, pecans, and caramel. Rich, fudgy chocolate cookies are rolled in pecans then filled with a decadent caramel."

It's like a cookie and confection combined to make a decadent little treat - these look soooo delicious!

Recipe: Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Joelen takes a classic yellow cupcake and makes it festive by swirling in gingersnap crumbs - then garnishes it with a cute little floret of cream cheese frosting and gingersnap cookie - so deliciously cute!

Recipe: Gingersnap Crumble Cupcakes

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

It's still fresh enough for you to remember how "they" start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving, AKA way too early in the holiday season for the poor folks who work retail and have no choice but to have their ears filled with the stuff (for what feels like) ad vitam aeternam.

I say, let's show them what's what by making Christmas recipes right after Christmas instead of before or during. And this non-traditional stollen made without milk, eggs and candied fruit, but filled instead with fresh oranges, dried cranberries and chocolate chips is a great way to get started on this new revolution.

Recipe: Christmas Stollen

Festive Cream Wafers

Festive Cream Wafers

 

I love these adorable little cookies from Sweet Pea's Kitchen!

"Butter, whipping cream and flour come together to create melt-in-your-mouth wafer cookies. It is absolutely impossible to have just one of these bite-sized cookies… I am sure you will agree, these tender, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies sandwiched together with a creamy butter filling and just too cute. But not too cute to devour!"

Recipe: Cream Wafers