Maple gingerbread

What’s a more classic Christmas cookie than a gingerbread cookie?!

These are absolutely perfect Рcrisp outside, chewy middle, the right amount of spice, and a sugar topping. The maple extract and syrup truly bring out the spicy flavor of the cookie  (rum extract with dark corn syrup works very well also).

Feel free to roll this dough out and use cookie cutters to make gingerbread men for a more kid-friendly cookie. Just don’t forget to adjust the baking time!

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Rainbow cookies

Anyone from NY knows that rainbow cookies are a big deal. They are a colorful staple in almost every bakery.

These traditional Italian cookies are chewy, soft, fruity, nutty, and chocolatey. They’re basically perfect, and beautiful to boot.

Making them takes a little bit of patience, but worth every minute. Give it a try! Continue reading Rainbow cookies

Peppermint dark chocolate oreo truffles

OK, so these technically aren’t a baked good, but they’re damn good.

Chocolate + peppermint is an EPIC Christmas dessert combination… and if you throw Oreos into the mix, it becomes even more magical.

I first made Oreo truffles around 10 years ago, and have since tweaked the recipe. I have used 4 different Oreo flavors (regular, peppermint, golden, and peanut butter) and so far this is my absolute favorite variation. If you’re one of those people who hates mint chocolate, you can always use a different combination of Oreo, chocolate, and extract.

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