Things have been quiet here because I’m wrapping up the first half my internship and grad school! I’ll have an update soon and get back to my blogging action. In the meantime, with the holidays in full swing I thought I’d share some of my all time favorite holiday recipes.
Dried Cherry and Almond Cookies with vanilla icing
I like anything by Giada and these cookies are a hit. The dough isn’t too sweet on its own so the vanilla icing is key to making these cookies extra special.
Toasted Hazelnut-Almond and Chocolate Biscotti
Hazelnut and Chocolate….need I say more? My favorite way to eat biscotti is to dip them in a piping hot cup of coffee. Perfectly acceptable for breakfast.
Greek Walnut Sugar Cookies (Kourabiedes)
These cookies are very similar to Mexican wedding cookies. Walnuts are ground finely, mixed with flour and rolled into small balls. After baking they are tossed with powdered sugar. The recipe calls for orange flower water but orange juice works as well.
This lacey, crispy Italian almond cookie is very addicting and impossible to just eat one.
White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies
I don’t even like white chocolate but these cookies are delicious. I like to swap pistachios in place of the macadamia nuts.
Once I found this recipe a few years ago I was hooked. This is the only gingerbread cookie recipe I make.
Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies
One of my favorite ways to make a standard chocolate chip cookie more festive. Peppermint bark adds a hint of cool peppermint flavor that goes well with the chocolate.
Cakes, Brownies and Bars
Candy Cane Brownie Bites
I imagine these would be fun to bring along to a party. The recipe calls for a boxed brownie mix and candy cane Hershey kisses. They are perfect for a last minute dessert or for those who don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes
How cute are these cupcakes? I can’t help by smile when I look at these.
Red Velvet Cake Balls
Fun activity with kids. Make the cake balls ahead of time and then let kids help you decorate them with different types of chocolate and candies.
White Chocolate Cranberry Bars
For those who like white chocolate these are the ultimate bars.
Eggnog Breakfast Crumble Cake
I bet this would be a delicious Christmas morning treat!
Candies for Gifts
Turtle Graham Bars
I made these twice last year during Christmas. Easy and delicious, sweet and salty.
Making toffee may seem scary but all you need is a good candy thermometer and recipe-following skills.
Salted Chocolate Caramel Bark
The moment I saw this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to add it to my holiday baking list. All you need is 5 ingredients.
Triple Chocolate Cookies n’ Cream Peppermint Bark
Another recipe I made last year- contains dark, milk, and white chocolate topped with peppermint oreos.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Being the cookie dough lover that I am, I cannot wait to make these. I have a feeling these won’t last long once made.
Cranberry Walnut Biscotti
Dip these biscotti in melted chocolate, drop in a plastic bag and tie with a pretty bow for a yummy gift.
I’m looking forward to going home in 2 weeks and baking up a storm. What’s your favorite holiday cookie? I’d love more ideas!