Peppermint Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookie Snowflakes Recipe #IDelight

Peppermint Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookies Snowflakes #IDelight

Just the other day we had our first snowfall of the winter season. It wasn't anything significant, with less than an inch of snow. However, it was the beginning of what feel likes winter in Illinois. Come January or February, I'll be grumbling about all the snow but for now, it's something I look forward to every year in the same way I looked forward to my mom's holiday sugar cookies. The cutout cookies I made with my mom were something I always … [Read more...]

Triple Chocolate Holiday Fudge Recipe

Triple Chocolate Holiday Fudge Recipe |

When it comes to making candy during the holidays, my experiences are limited to fudge and sweet caramel candies. I'm not the kind of person that likes to mess with cooking things on the stove that reaches 200+ degrees. I'm prone to accidents, especially when it comes to burning myself. Just yesterday I reached in my oven to check on cookies and pressed my knuckles right onto the electric heating element. <-- holy ouch! But thanks to dad, I … [Read more...]

S’MORES Blossom Cookies Recipe

S'mores Blossom Cookies Recipe

Every December I see photo after photo of the Peanut Butter Blossoms recipe. I get jealous. Why? Because they look so darned good but  I hate peanut butter. Until I tried Biscoff spread last week, I couldn't think of a good way to recreate those cookies without the peanut butter. But now, I finally get why this is such a popular holiday cookie. It's the perfect mix of soft, crunch and sweet all rolled into one cookie. So I made a s'mores … [Read more...]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles Cookies Recipe

Every single year, the weekend before Christmas, the kids and I head into the kitchen to bake our favorite Christmas cookies. It's tough to narrow it down to 3 or 4 cookie types because we love them all so much. After discovering the deliciousness of the chocolate crinkle cookie, it's one we just can't NOT bake. It's a little messy but one of the easiest cookie recipes out there and perfect for kids who like to help in the kitchen. My oldest … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Kiwi Holiday Trifle Dessert Recipe from JELL-O

Strawberry Kiwi Holiday Trifle

Brought to you by JELL-O. Anything can go wrong during the holidays. Except these recipes. Like most parents often feel, December seems to be one of the most exhausting months of the year for me. Between cleaning up after Thanksgiving, decorating for Christmas, trimming the tree, buying presents and baking all the cookies, I can't help but feel like the work never ends. By the time Christmas morning arrives, the only thing I want to do is kick … [Read more...]

Vanilla-Biscoff Holiday Muddy Buddies Recipe

Vanilla Biscoff Holiday Muddy Buddies

When I was about 8 or so, I had my first experience with puppy chow, which seems to be more often called Muddy Buddies. My Aunt Frankie handed me a big bowl of it and my gosh, it looked delicious! So I pop a handful in my mouth and start to chew. Seconds later I was gagging and trying not to barf on her rug. Why? Because I could taste loads of peanut butter in it. Apparently I'm one of the few people in existence that absolutely, positively, … [Read more...]

#SweetentheSeason with Fudge Filled Holiday Peanut Butter Bars

Fudge Filled Holiday Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Eagle Brand provided me with a gift pack.  A few days ago I shared these delicious Salted Pretzel Caramel Cookies, perfect for a holiday cookie exchange. And now I've got something for you that's even more indulgent for the holiday season. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and every other winter holiday, these Fudge Filled Peanut Butter Bars offer up the creaminess of fudge and the crunch of a cookie. What's better, they're also super … [Read more...]

Snow Capped & Cherry Filled Holiday OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Holiday Cherry Filled OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

This is a partnered post with OREO for Yummly. The holidays are all about sharing and there’s nothing better than sharing America’s favorite cookie – except when that cookie is crushed and rolled up into the delicious, simple goodness of an OREO cookie ball, a bite-sized treat made with three easy ingredients.  No need to pre-heat the oven because these cookie balls don't need baked. This easy holiday recipe is also great for getting kids in … [Read more...]