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Every Christmas season in Germany, the local bakeries produce the most magnificent bread that I eat dozens of loaves of.  This Weihnachtsstollen (Christmas Bread) dates back to the 1500’s in Germany when it was first made with oil because during the Advent season butter was prohibited.  This oil based dough was hard and tough and …

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The holidays are about dressing up and making memories with the ones you love.  This season, I created a festive & fun holiday outfit for under $100 that is just too fabulous not to share!  You may be wondering what this baking blogger is doing sharing a fashion post.  Let me explain.  A few months …

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With winter upon us, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cookies! I’ve teamed up some more than 30 of my blogging friends to bring you a round up of our favorite must-bake Christmas cookies! This round-up includes my favorite Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms as well as some new cookies that I’ll definitely need …

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With the holiday cookie season right around the corner, these traditional chocolate German cookies called Schokokipferl, will make the perfect addition to your cookie baking this season! I love holiday baking and I especially love making Christmas cookies!  Last week I saw a magazine at the German gas station that was filled with only German Christmas …

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Fresh ginger, ground ginger and lemon juice make these Mini Gingerbread Lemon Loaves packed full of undeniably delicious flavor and charm! They are perfect as gifts for the holiday season! Every Christmas I usually make about 10 different kids of cookies to give away as gifts.  This year however I was not feeling as motivated to …

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You just can’t go wrong with soft buttery cookies loaded with chocolate candies and sprinkles.  Kick things up a notch for the holidays by baking these Easy Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies!  A festive twist on a classic cookie perfect for your Christmas cookie plate! Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies This year I’ve taken one of my …

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Enjoy your morning coffee with these chocolate dipped peanut butter biscotti!  Perfectly crunchy and full of peanut butter and chocolate flavor! A couple years ago, I made my first two batches of biscotti to give as Christmas gift’s to Emily’s teacher.  White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti and Gingerbread Biscotti.  Both were a huge hit.  So much …

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Swirls of cinnamon sugar, butter and nuts melded into fluffy warm layers of dough make these cinnamon rolls an irresistible breakfast treat! This is a guest post from Dani at The Adventure Bite!   A special thanks goes to Dani for sharing her recipe with us this week while I’m on vacation!  Dani blogs with her …

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Crisp chocolate & peppermint cookies covered in smooth white chocolate and topped with peppermint candy make these Peppermint Chocolate Cookies the perfect Christmas treat! We’ve finally made it to the end of 12 Days of Cookies!  It’s been such a fun month sharing with you some of my favorite Christmas and holiday cookies that I’m …

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Light and airy, these peppermint meringues are are soft with a crisp texture and are a delightful, delicate treat for the Holidays. This was the first time I’ve ever made meringue cookies, and although they weren’t perfect…. they were super delicious!  Pillows of peppermint that melted in my mouth with each bite.  So yum! I …

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These Raspberry Thumbprints make the perfect holiday cookie! They have a crumbly butter cookie base, are rolled in chopped nuts, and topped with sweet raspberry jam. Food has never tasted so good! The first thumbprint cookie I ever made was about 15 years ago with my friend Sarah.  Sarah and I met in 2000 in …

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These molasses cookies are the perfect mix of chewy and full of flavor. A classic cookie that will never go out of style, they are a great addition to any food spread. Day 8 of 12 Days of Cookies is here! I can’t believe we’re more than half way through the series… time sure flies …

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Lebkuchen, a popular food during the holidays and Christmas, is a traditional German cookie filled with almonds, spices, honey and candied orange peel. Lebkuchen has been around for centuries and is still enjoyed by many today. If you’re looking for a delicious and festive treat this holiday season, be sure to try some lebkuchen! I …

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Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie that everyone enjoys during the holiday season… these Holi-Doodles have put on their red & green and are ready to party! Snickerdoodles are one of those cookies that everyone I know loves.  Some people only make them during the holidays, but I prefer to make them year round!  In the …

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Traditionally made at Christmas, the spritz  is a crisp, fragile and buttery cookie that’s incredibly delicious.  These holiday spritz cookies are made in peppermint and chocolate and are dressed up for the holidays! It’s Day 3 of 12 Days of Cookies!  If you’ve been following along, then you’ve already seen my Frosted Sugar Cookies & …

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We all know and love the classic cookie peanut butter blossoms, but have you ever seen them transformed into adorable little Christmas trees? This year, I’ve decided to add a magical touch to our holiday baking tradition. Let’s embark on this delightful culinary adventure together and make our Christmas cookies extra special! The Classic We …

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Traditional sugar cookies frosted with buttercream and dressed up for the holiday make these Frosted Sugar Cookies the perfect Christmas treat! I love making cookies at Christmas time! I make so many that there’s always enough to share with friends and family. My favorites include peanut butter blossoms, chocolate crinkles, thumbprints, and sugar cookies. No …

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A twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie, these Cinnamon Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies are full of flavor, chocolate and are sure to please everyone! If you’ve been reading Java Cupcake for a while, you may know I kind of have an obsession with buying seasonal candy for baking.  Yesterday, I may or may not …

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You can’t make a plate full of Christmas cookies without including fudge! So today, I set out on a mission to find a simple yet delicious recipe for chocolate fudge. I’m not good with a candy thermometer, so I needed a recipe that didn’t call for one. Martha Stewart provided just that recipe for me this …

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Every Christmas, my family enjoys a special breakfast that includes my Mom’s casserole, my Grandma’s Chex Mix, and my Dad’s applesauce bread. We wouldn’t be able to celebrate the holiday without these delicious foods! My Grandma handed out the Chex Mix in the beginning of December so we’d have it all month to munch on, …

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For the second year, I’m participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!  Last year I was paired with two other bloggers both stationed in Europe but this year I’ve got a fabulous new group of food bloggers to send to! You must check out these ladies & their blogs!  The things they come up …

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