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{food} What I've Been Baking - Part 17

  Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:, 


This roundup includes some treats I made for Christmas as well as some cookies I made with a Christmas gift. So even though we're well into the New Year, we're going back to the holidays a bit! Also a "healthy" treat for breakfast and an old standby cookie.


Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

I made these for our Christmas Eve celebrations and they didn't disappoint. I probably could have added more caramel based on the recipe photos but I did the amount it called for, haha. Maybe the cookies in the photo are larger for better visual effect?

Orange Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze

We made this last Christmas and Christian wanted to make it again this year. We also had a request for it because my sister in law loooooved it last year. I wasn't going to include this in today's roundup since it's a pretty unique thing and I've made it already, but that just shows how tasty it is!

(Customized) Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my Christmas gifts this year was Tessa of Handle the Heat's "Perfect Cookie Kit." It comes with 2 spatulas, 3 cookie scoops, a 6-piece cookie cutter set, cookie "adventure booklet" and access to her Perfect Cookie Course! (I love the cute sprinkle print on the spatulas and cookie cutters.) I decided to follow her adventure booklet for my first bake using the set and customized her bakery style cookie recipe to make them "extra soft" and swapped out some chocolate chip cookies for mini candy coated chips. They came it SOOOO GOOD. Christian said top 1 or 2 cookie I've ever made. Keep in mind, I've made the plain Bakery Style cookies before and those also came out amazing, but there's just something about this kit that made them more magical, haha! Or maybe it's because I've had more practice making cookies, you decide ;)

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Christian wants to try some "healthier" treats this year with less refined sugar so I tested out this blueberry muffin recipe that uses honey as the sweetening. You could definitely tell there was no sugar, but they were tasty and a nice easy breakfast or snack. I added oats to the top of some (as per the recipe,) left a few plain and added some dark brown sugar to a few.

Blossom Cookies

If you can believe it, this was my first time making kiss cookies! We had some Grinch milk chocolate kisses that I mainly bought for decor (I don't like milk chocolate) so it seemed like a perfect way to actually use them as intended - for food! Ha ha. I did a half batch and made 2 of the 4 variations in the recipe. Chocolate and Peanut Butter! The recipe also has a Gingerbread and Sugar Cookie variation. They were so fun to make and it was very satisfying pushing the kisses into the warm cookies.

Funfetti Crumble Cake

One of my cousins was visiting from out of state recently and we had a family get together to finally meet her almost 1 year old. I figured I should make something a little festive and this funfetti crumble cake was the perfect choice. The crumble was a little weirdly flavored for everyone, probably because it was dark brown sugar, and was a little too sweet. I probably won't make it again but it was fun to try!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

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  1. Blossom cookies! Those were my favorite growing up, but I don't know that I've ever made them as an adult. Thank you for that sudden sweet childhood memory!

    1. Same here! Loved them as a kid but this was my first time making them

  2. Oh I've never seen blossom cookies before! They look so fun and tasty - I'm a big sweet tooth so I'm liking all of these desserts! :)

  3. This blossom cookies is so creative, just need peanut butter and chocolate to make it very well


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