holiday baking

Holiday Cookie Swap

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‘Tis the season to be merry and bright! There is just something about the holidays that always puts me in a good mood. I think it is because everyone just seems happier than normal and people show more appreciation for others during this season. A holiday tradition that my family has started back up is baking cookies together, I love it. We used to do it all the time when my sisters and I were kids however we got older and grew out of the tradition. However, we have brought it back and I think that I especially enjoy this […]

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Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

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Only a few more days until Turkey Day! Do you have any special family traditions that you partake in on Thanksgiving? How about Hanukkah traditions? I think it is interesting that Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah are both on the same days this year since it has not happened since 1888. Since there are many festivities happening this coming week I wanted to make a dessert that could be enjoyed for both holidays. This recipe was originally found in Spirit magazine however it has been tweaked to use coconut oil instead of unsalted butter. Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread   […]

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Homemade Gluten-Free Thin Mint Cookies

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During the winter holidays, a lot of recipes include mint. I personally love adding mint into all of my baked goods! Today I wanted to remake my favorite Girl Scout cookie, Thin Mints! Recipe Adapted from: Bakingbites.com Cookie Ingredients: 6 tbsp. Kelapo Coconut Oil 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract 4 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 3/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt Kelapo Coconut Oil Cooking Spray Chocolate Coating: 1 bag of semisweet chocolate 1/2 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract Cookie Directions: In a […]

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