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Leftover Candy Cookie Bars

Who doesn't have tons of leftover candy from the holidays or likes to buy holiday candy on clearance? If you don't know what do with the candy, make these cookie bars.
 I don't know about y'all but holiday candy just taste better to me, any holiday candy not just Christmas candy. It might the bright colors of the candy or the wrapper but it just taste better or it maybe that candy companies come out with different flavors.

 For this recipe you can use any candy you would like. The candy that I used is the candy that Santa gave me. What's your favorite holiday candy? Let me know in the comments.

Leftover Candy Cookie BarsTime Prepping: 15 minutes
Baking: 20 to 25 minutes
Chilling: at least 3 hours or overnight 

Ingredients 3 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened 
1 1/2 Dark Brown Sugar, packed
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoo…

Spiced White Hot Chocolate Cookies

Warm, white hot chocolate with spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg topped with a cute little kiss of milk chocolate on top and little marshmallows.
When it comes to drink hot chocolate I always preferred white hot chocolate. I feel that you can add different spices and/or flavors to it. That is why I chose to make this cookie.

In a previous post, last month to be exact I made a hot chocolate cookie using milk chocolate and tiny marshmallows. Here is the link to the recipe, Hot Chocolate Cookies.
How do you like your hot chocolate? Do you prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate or white chocolate? Let me know in the comments.

Spiced White Hot Chocolate CookiesTime  Prepping: 15 minutes
Chilling: 2 to 3 hours
Baking: 8 to 9 minutes

Ingredients  3 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened
2 cups Granulated Sugar
3 cups White Chocolate Chips
2 eggs, room tempera…

Chewy Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Your favorite coffeehouse drink in a cookie form, peppermint, chocolate with a touch of coffee to give you a cozy feeling.
When I hear about anything with peppermint and/or chocolate I always think of the holidays.  They have out anything peppermint with chocolate.
Personally, peppermint and chocolate its not my favorite flavor combo but this was requested by my niece and nephews who love peppermint and chocolate together. They get the chocolate covered mints every time we go out to dinner.

This post I had my little helper again, my niece. She was so excited when I asked her if she wanted to help make these cookies.
What is your favorite Christmas or holiday flavor? Let me know in the comments.

Soft Peppermint Mocha CookiesTime  Prepping: 10 to 15 minutes
Chilling: at least 3 hours or overnight (recommended)
Baking: 8 to 10 minutes

Ingredients 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
3 cups Unbleached All…

Spiced Cranberry Orange Cake

The flavors of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg give you a warm feeling with this cranberry and orange cake that will bring you in the holiday spirit. Cranberry and orange have to be one of my favorite holiday flavors this year. Cranberry is tart and tangy and orange is slightly sweet balancing each other out.
This cake was inspired by all the cranberry and orange potpurris that I have seen recipes for or cranberry and orange candles, my favorite but with a touch a spice to warm you up in these cold time. Its actually feels like winter where I live.
I used these same flavors for some doughnut muffins last month, you might like it here the link to it: Spiced Cranberry Orange Doughnut Muffins. Makes them for Christmas morning and have the cake for Christmas dinner.
Spiced Cranberry Orange CakeTime Prepping:  10 to 15 minutes
Baking: 40 to 45 minutes
Cooling: 1 to 2 hours

IngredientsSpiced Cranberry Orang…

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Classic sugar cookie dough with the colors of Christmas scattered through out and cut out into Christmas shapes like a star, snowman, and Christmas tree.

This post I had a little helper with making the cookie dough and cutting out the dough into the Christmas shapes, my niece. When I asked her if she wanted to make cookies she was really excited. I might have a future baker in my family.

I have made two other sugar cookie recipes in a previous post, here are the links to other recipes. Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie and Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies.
A little funny note, when I made this recipe it actually was Winter weather where I live it actually snowed if you saw my last post, Maple Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars. I put the butter out for the recipe the night before around 7 and the next day about 18 hours later the butter was still cold.

Christmas Sugar Cookies Time Prepping: 15 to 20 minutes

Maple Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

Two holiday flavor have come together, gingerbread and maple and have created these delicious cheesecake bars with a gingersnap crust.

I love anything maple flavor, if I see a cookie or a pastries that has maple in it you bet I am going to get it. My favorite maple item to eat is Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies with a maple crème. I could eat the whole box of those cookies.
When I hear anything gingerbread or maple it reminds me of the holidays. If you like gingerbread or any holiday spices as much I do, you might like some other recipes that I have post previously: Soft-Baked Speculoos Cookies, Spiced Cranberry Orange Doughnut Muffins, Gingerbread Syrup, and Gingerbread Coffee Cake.
What is your favorite holiday favorite holiday flavors? Let me know in the comments.
Here is what is happening in my neck of the woods, its snowing. It hasn't snowed in 9 years. I'll share a picture with y'all.