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Christmas Cookies + Icing Recipes

Christmas Cookies + Icing Recipes

It’s finally December!!! And that means it’s time to whip out the cookie cutters and turn up the Christmas music. This is my favorite time of year for baking. It’a all warm and cozy inside which makes you want to curl up with a tasty dessert, plus there’s a lot of family coming over, parties, and get-togethers with friends. These are the perfect cookies to make with friends. They’re fairly quick and easy and they taste so amazing! When I…

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Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

This is legit the best cinnamon roll recipe in the whole world.  It might not be the easiest to make, but it’s SO worth it in the end!!! I went to a culinary camp at a local college this summer and I learned a ton of stuff!  One of the recipes we made was this cinnamon roll recipe.  I was delightfully surprised when they turned out at home just as good as they did at camp!  When I was first…

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Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

It’s almost summer!!! (Woo hoo!)  And summer is basically another way to say “a time for eating ice-cream.”  So what’s better than an ice cream cake?! My little brother Benjamin’s birthday was a few weeks ago and he requested this cake.  I can’t believe he turned eight already!  It really does seem like only recently he was a little baby playing with Thomas the train and learning to play soccer.   For Benjamin’s birthday, we set up a small tent in our…

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2 Carrot Cake Jelly Roll Recipes

2 Carrot Cake Jelly Roll Recipes

I love carrot cake, so when I saw a carrot cake jelly roll recipe, I just knew I had to try it out!  People tend to think of carrot cake in the spring, but we really shouldn’t limit this delicious cake to just one part of the year!  Carrot cake is the perfect balance of flavor, sweetness, and creaminess with the cream cheese frosting.   I actually tried out two recipes for you guys.  The first one stuck to the…

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Easter Cupcake Recipe

Easter Cupcake Recipe

It’s almost Easter!  And that gives us bakers more excuses to make yummy desserts!  This is the perfect dessert for every Easter or spring get-together, with a simple vanilla base, delicious cream cheese frosting, and chocolate shred and candy eggs topping.  (Scroll to bottom of post for recipe) My family doesn’t usually do anything special for Easter.  In fact, we usually do the same things we do every Sunday: go to church, come home and eat baked potatoes with chili…

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OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

If you love creamy, sweet goodness covered in a hard shell of chocolate, then this is the treat for you!  It only uses 3 ingredients: OREOs, cream cheese, and chocolate.  It’s amazingly simple!  Normally I don’t like making things with pre-made items, but this recipe is SO delicious that I don’t care!! So today is my brother’s birthday; he’s turning 14 already!!  He requested that I make these cookie balls since he loves them so much.  They’re super decadent, but…

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Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

I am a HUGE fan of cheesecake, but what’s better then mini, personal cheesecakes?!  They taste so good and the possibility of toppings is endless!  They look adorable too!  I’ve made these a few times; the most recent time, I topped them with blueberries, lemon zest, and homemade whipped cream.  It was so amazing, my brothers were begging me for more! For a fun valentines twist, you could easily make a cherry, strawberry, or raspberry sauce to top it with!   These are…

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Festive Christmas Brownies

Festive Christmas Brownies

Christmas is tomorrow and if you are scrambling for a delicious, fast, and festive dessert for your christmas party, look no further!  These brownies are super easy to make, but with their cute decorations, it looks as if you spent tons of time on your dessert.  Last week, I had a christmas party and I realized the night before that I needed some sort of dessert.  I sifted through all of my recipes I have saved and some new ones I…

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Eggnog Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Eggnog Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

It’s almost Christmas!!!  And what better way to celebrate than with eggnog.  And chocolate.  In a cookie.  Can I just say YUMMMMMMM!!!  These eggnog chocolate chip butter cookies are the perfect flavor combo of nutmeg flavor, chocolate, and buttery shortbread taste.  The chocolate is a perfect contrast to the nutmeg. On top of the fact that they taste amazing, they are also incredibly easy to make.  The dough does need to be made a couple hours in advance, but it’s a…

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Chocolate Bacon Maple Cupcakes

Chocolate Bacon Maple Cupcakes

Wow, did you just use “chocolate,” “bacon,” and “cupcake” in the same sentence?! Yes.  Yes I did. I never EVER thought that putting bacon in a cupcakes would be a good idea, let alone in a chocolate cupcake.  But let me tell you, it is so much better then it sounds.  In some weird magical way, the chocolate and bacon and maple merge together in your mouth to create an amazing sensation that is so different from anything I’ve ever tasted. …

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