Gingerbread Man Cookies

I love holiday traditions. There is something about the holidays that brings out so many family traditions.  I love to reminisce with my family about some of the traditions that we had when I was a kid.  Just the other day I was talking to my parents about how we always started Christmas morning.  My three sisters and I would sit on the stairs waiting for my dad to give the okay that we could come into the room with all the presents.  Every single year he’d say “Sorry girls, it looks like Santa didn’t come.”  Then we’d have some …

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Soft Frosted Eggnog Cookies

I hope you’re not sick of seeing cookie recipes here because I’ve been on a mad baking spree lately.  ‘Tis the season.  🙂 Are you a fan of eggnog?  I love the stuff.  I usually have only a glass or two of eggnog over the holiday season because I feel guilty having it.  It’s not exactly health food, but hey, it’s the holidays and calories don’t count, right?  😉 On a random side note, if you’re looking for a last minute stocking stuffer, I absolutely recommend the Oxo Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop.  I have the small cookie scoop, too, but …

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Chocolate Mousse

Hello gorgeous dessert. I have made this chocolate mousse so many times over the past few years and it came out delicious every time.  I shared this recipe with you a couple of years ago.  At that time I fancied them up with a graham cracker cookie crust and homemade eggnog whipped cream. The other night I was supposed to have three girlfriends over for dinner but two of them cancelled last minute because it snowed.  One of them was supposed to bring the dessert.  I had about two hours to figure out what to serve to the one who braved …

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Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies

I love peppermint candies, chocolates, and assorted treats. There is something festive and comforting about eating peppermint around Christmas time.  Who else loves this stuff?  I think it’s one of those things that you either love or hate. Do you remember the candy cane chocolate sticks that I mentioned last week?  I have some leftovers sitting at my hot cocoa station in the kitchen.  I really should use them but they look so pretty that I don’t want to ruin the look.  (Typical T.) Anyway, since I have cookie baking on the brain, I decided to take one of my favorite chocolate cookie recipes and added white chocolate peppermint …

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Dark Chocolate Tart with Biscoff Cookie Crust

Guys, I’m so obsessed with this tart and I know that you will be too! I only make a cake or pie when I know that I have a crowd to serve it to.  My husband and I would happily devour it ourselves, but our waistlines would not like that.  So when the holiday hosting season kicks in, I’m excited to try some new desserts. My friends are chocolate lovers, hard core chocolate all the way.  In fact, one of them even said that she wouldn’t mind chocolate for dinner.  No wonder she’s one of my best friends.  😉 I instantly fell …

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