Special K Scotcheroo Truffles

December 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

December 17th already?!

I am in disbelief. Even though we’ve already had snow come and go and I celebrated Christmas early with my family, it still feels like Thanksgiving was just the other day.

Believe it or not, I have hardly done any Christmas baking this year. This is hiiiighly unusual for me, but I just don’t have as many reasons to bake this year and I know if I overdo it, I’ll be the one who eats it all and suffers the consequences.

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Nutella Coconut Snowballs

December 11, 2017 / 3 Comments

Merry Christmas season to you!

I’m moderately obsessed with all things Christmas – the lights, the sparkly decorations, Jesus himself, and – oh, yes – I’m that person who starts listening to Christmas music November 1st. (Don’t hate! I use headphones for those of you anti-Christmas-before-December-ers, even if we don’t share the same core values in life!

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December 23, 2016 / 2 Comments

I’ve probably mentioned that I’m Scandinavian. I’m not a full-blooded Swede or Norwegian like most of my grandparents, but I’m two-thirds Norwegian alone, with a dash of Swedish blood thrown in there for good measure. I’m the stereotypical Minnesotan girl of a century ago, only in the year 2016 and with treasured modern conveniences like heated seats and convection ovens.

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Eggnog Cupcakes

December 22, 2014 / 2 Comments

EGGNOG. Love or hate?

I know most people feel strongly one way or the other. I’m actually not passionately pro- or anti-eggnog, but I do like it at Christmastime.

I might not drink a single sip of it, but it’s fun to smuggle into cookies and other baked goodies to break out of my obsessive peppermint cycle.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

December 15, 2014 / 2 Comments

Sometimes the cookie dough is the best part of the cookie.

Am I right? There’s nothing worse than denying yourself copious amounts of raw dough and then discovering that the unbaked dough was actually better-tasting than the baked cookies. You wish you would’ve just eaten the dough and saved yourself the time.

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