Holiday Baking

Candy Cane Chocolate Cake

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Is there such a thing as too many peppermint desserts this time of year? If you said yes, show yourself to the door. Peace out. For the rest of us, let’s get this red and white party started! Fresh on the heels of Monday’s Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Crunch Cookies, I bring you the reddest, whitest,…

Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Crunch Cookies | From SugarHero.com

I’ve heard a rumor that it’s cookie season. I’ve also heard that it’s peppermint season, and gift-giving season, and “calories, shmalories” season. Huzzah! I made these Chocolate Truffle Peppermint Crunch Cookies as part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. It’s a fun blogging event organized by Lindsay and Julie, and the concept is simple:…

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate On A Stick

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December is winning, you guys. Not in the “#winning!” sense, but in the “I feel like I’ve been beaten with the big heavy holiday stick, and I am not fighting back” sense. Real talk? I’m bushed. Whining about work has got to be tied with weather talk in the competition for Things No One Cares…

Vintage Christmas Card Cakes + A Cookie Cutter Giveaway

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Thank you to Aunt Chick’s Cookie Cutters for sponsoring this post! Phew! Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are history, we can finally get to the fun stuff: holiday baking! Hello, December. Hello, candy canes and gingerbread and twinkling lights and that fresh evergreen smell and buying all the butter and sugar at the store. Hello,…

Apple Cranberry Gouda Puff Pastry Roses

Apple Cranberry Gouda Puff Pastry Roses | From SugarHero.com

Can we agree that we’re all Thanksgiving-ed out? If you don’t celebrate it, you’re like, “Shut up with your dumb national holiday already! And PS those Pilgrim hats look stupid.” And if you do celebrate it, you’re like, “I have 647 things to buy at five different grocery stores today and a whole house to…

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie

Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie | From SugarHero.com

Behold, the baker who doesn’t like pumpkin pie is posting a pumpkin pie recipe. Hypocrisy, thy name is Elizabeth. I took one for the team with this post. And by “the team,” I mean my husband, who loves pumpkin pie but rarely gets to enjoy a freshly-baked version. And by “took one,” I mean “baked…

Mile High Apple Pie

Mile High Apple Pie | From SugarHero.com

I hope you’re a filling person. Crust people, you might want to keep on scrolling. Because in the great pie battle of crust vs filling, this Mile High Apple Pie is allllll about that bass filling. Five pounds of filling, to be exact! It’s amazing that a giant basket of apples (five pounds! eighty ounces!)…

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and Almond Witch Finger Cookies

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate | From SugarHero.com

Happy Halloween! This October has been packed—between making moldy tarts and floating eyeballs, naked spiderweb cakes and sparkling devil’s food cakes, pumpkin patch cookies and pumpkin-shaped cakes, it’s been a month absolutely full of spooky sweets and ghoulish goodies. So what could possibly be left to make at this late date? Four words for you:…

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