Time for Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking 2013 | Pale YellowHere is a look back at some goodies from last Christmas, it’s time to start baking!

candy cane chocolate cupcakes // pale yellow1. Candy Cane Chocolate Cupcakes – Using Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joes instead of Oreos make these cupcakes festive, delicious, and different.  Also posted one year ago!

Rainbow Cookies {updated} // Pale Yellow2. Rainbow Cookies or 7-Layer Cookies – An Italian/New York classic made by a mid-west transplant! Light, almondy, and moist because of the jelly between each layer.  One batch is a lot of work, but it makes about 7-8 dozen cookies

Pecan Bark // Pale Yellow3. Pecan Bark – My mom’s recipe; her little twist on the classic saltine toffee.

Sugar Cookie Wreaths // Pale Yellow4. Decorate Wreath and Tree Sugar Cookies – Love the green color and the simplicity of the wreathes.  These cookies show a rare occurrence in my kitchen – restraint; simple is best.

Candy Cane Cheesecakes // Pale Yellow5. Candy Cane Cheesecakes – Rich and creamy cheesecake flavored with peppermint and candy canes with an oreo crust; a delightful holiday treat.

Pumpkin Truffles // Pale Yellow6. Pumpkin Truffles – These are probably one of my favorites!  Pumpkin bread mixed with cream cheese and dipped in white chocolate, yummy.

Peppermint Blossoms // Pale Yellow7. Peppermint Blossoms – A simple twist on a classic cookie: chocolate cookies instead of peanut butter and peppermint kisses instead of chocolate.  Beautiful and festive.

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Santas // Pale Yellow8. Chocolate Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing – The Santas made from ice cream cones are totally adorable and there are also a few candy canes thrown in.  Chocolate sugar cookies make a great canvas.

And here are some more goodies!

Candy Cane Truffles // Pale YellowCandy Cane Truffles – Clearly peppermint and chocolate are the best and I love the combination!  I’ve made these treats for several years and they are always a hit.

Stained Glass Sugar Cookies | Pale YellowStained Glass Sugar Cookies - These go back to the early days of the blog, improvements noted.  Still a great cookie that looks lovely on a cookie platter.

Gingerbread Snowflakes // Pale YellowGingerbread Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing – Here are some soft gingerbread cookies.  A few simple decorations make these cookies fancy and special.

Eggnog Cookies // Pale Yellow Eggnog Cookies – I love eggnog and although the weaving part was too much work, the plain cookies were simple, little morsels of goodness.

Gingerbread Cupcakes // Pale YellowGingerbread Cupcakes – Tender, moist nuggets of gingerbread flavor with a simple frosting.  A great alternative to cookies for your holiday dessert table.

Red Velvet Cupcakes // Pale YellowRed Velvet Cupcakes – Red velvet cupcakes aren’t necessarily Christmas, but their festive color make them perfect for the holidays!

It’s time to start Christmas baking!  What are you making this year?

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