As the cold winter sets in, I’ve been cozying up in my kitchen, baking and cooking up a storm of delicious foods and sweets. I made some easy, savory dishes for a Sunday brunch which I’ll post about another day, you won’t want to miss it! (Be sure to enter your email in our “Get us in your inbox” subscription box to the right and then click your return key. It should take you to a verification page.)
I sent these Chocolate and Peppermint Buttercream Cupcakes to my husband’s photo studio for his clients to enjoy. Isn’t this a pretty dessert stand? It is one of my faves!
The cupcakes have crushed peppermint stick candy on top as well as peppermint extract in the icing. Here’s a close-up:
As a holiday giveaway, I whipped up some cookies using my favorite color combo, pink and brown. Yes, I know they are not traditional holiday colors, but I couldn’t resist making these!
I call them Happy Cookies because I can’t help but smile when I look at these flower sandwich cookies. I baked up two batches, one with pink peppermint creme filling and the other with vanilla filling using vanilla bean.
Here’s a closer look at those oh-so-good creme fillings!
To add some color and flavor variety to the holiday giveaway, I created these Pink Iced Star Sugar Cookies. These are thick and soft, unlike most sugar cookies I’ve tried. This is one of my new favorite recipes!
I discovered a wonderful way to package cookies over at Glorious Treats. Check out her beautiful Christmas cookies and great packaging tutorial here! Here’s what I created using her directions. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!