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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Last year I made a batch of hot chocolate cookies topped with melted marshmallow. They were literally Heaven fresh out of the oven. I barely had enough left to photograph…. They were so rich and fudgey that I had to make some more with a slightly different twist. These cookies […]

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

I remember making, to my memory, elaborate gingerbread houses before Christmas when I was a boy. Pre-made gingerbread panels (it was the 80’s), royal icing and lots of colorful gummy candies for decoration. Those were the days… I still love gingerbread but so many of the store-bought offerings are a […]

Chocolate Peppermint Roll

Chocolate Peppermint Roll

  Chocolate Peppermint Roll Ingredients For the Roll: 5 tbs unsalted butter plus more for the parchment and pan 2/3 cup sifted cake flour (not self-rising) 1/3 cup sifted cocoa powder plus more for dusting 6 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsps vanilla extract For the Buttercream Frosting: 12 […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Let me first start off with a confession. Peppermint is not my favorite flavor. When I think of it I remember those hard round candies I grudgingly ate as a child, sharp in flavor and definitely not a chocolate santa (my favorite). Fast forward to now where I’m facing my fears […]

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

What could be more festive than little Christmas tree cupcakes? I think they look pretty good but the surprising part was how easy it was. basically just piping little star-shaped dollops onto a sugar cone with a number 30 tip. The nicest surprise came when I broke a cone while […]

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Sometimes I might go a bit overboard with the cake decorating and sometimes I really just want to make a quick treat. This peppermint bark definitely falls into the quick treat category, it’s needs four ingredients (three if you’re in a pinch), you can use a microwave to melt the chocolate and […]

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

There’s something about a good bundt cake that’s so appealing. I wonder if it’s the promise of several pieces accompanying my morning coffee the next day that I enjoy so much… This little number has pumpkin purée, maple syrup and lots of spices. It’s topped off with a thick maple […]