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holiday baking

Bread/ Breakfast

Sticky Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas is hurtling toward us and the children are starting to hyperventilate in their excitement. Dinners and breakfasts are being planned and last minute gifts bought and wrapped. To that end I’m sharing my take on a delicious and crowd-pleasing Christmas breakfast. Ok, I’ll be honest, we’re all going to want to eat Sticky Pecan Cinnamon Rolls in the middle of winter when the doldrums set in as well.

A plate of Sticky Pecan Cinnamon Rolls dipping with caramel sauce

You can shorten this method a little if you feel the need. I tried two different ways to make these rolls and both ended up pretty similar. The first batch I made I rolled out the rolls right after I finished kneading the dough. No first rise, just straight to the pan. I did let them rise for 20-30 minutes in the pan before baking but they didn’t change much until they hit the oven.

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Cake

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it's sure to be a favorite! | One bowl chocolate cake | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Baking | Dark Chocolate Cake | #easydarkchocolatecake #simpleholidaydessert

We’re going to keep it really simple and delicious this week. Let’s be honest we all have a thousand things going on right now and no one needs to add to the list! This Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is hands down my favorite cake. It’s super simple to make, uses just one bowl and is both delicious and light. Topped with a nice pile of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it’s really a delightful dessert.

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it's sure to be a favorite! | One bowl chocolate cake | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Baking | Dark Chocolate Cake | #easydarkchocolatecake #simpleholidaydessert

Do you get overwhelmed by all the rich food and sweets during the holiday season? I love food but it can definitely get tiring. The good news is that this cake looks lovely and fancy but is incredibly airy. The cake has a deep dark chocolate flavor accented with a little punch of espresso. However, because we are making it with hot water and buttermilk it has a very soft and fluffy texture. Putting whipped cream on top gives a beautiful pile of “icing” but without all the sugar and butter. I like to sprinkle mine with cinnamon because I love the flavor combination, but you can put whatever you like on top!

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Cookies/ Dessert

Peppernut Cookies

Try a traditional European Christmas cookie recipe this year. Peppernut Cookies are sweet, spicy, crunchy and surprisingly addictive! | Holiday Baking | Christmas Cookies | The Teatime Baker | #peppernutcookies #europeanchristmascookies

Holiday baking season has officially arrived! What’s on your list this year? I decided to pull out a recipe from my childhood this year – Peppernut Cookies. I started with my Aunt Marcia’s recipe and made a few tweaks of my own. According to Wikepedia Peppernuts, orย Pfeffernรผsse, are tiny spice cookies that are popular in Germany, the Netherlands and among ethnic Mennonites. Well, I suppose it was fate because my husband’s family is German and my Mother’s family are ethnic Mennonites! These little cookies are traditionally linked to the Sinterklaas festival celebrated on December 5th or 6th depending on the country.

Try a traditional European Christmas cookie recipe this year. Peppernut Cookies are sweet, spicy, crunchy and surprisingly addictive! | Holiday Baking | Christmas Cookies | The Teatime Baker | #peppernutcookies #europeanchristmascookies

I had already decided to make Peppernut Cookies this week before I looked up the origin, but we are right on time! These are best a little crunchy like a nut. It does take a few steps to make them but it’s a fun project with kids if you have them. These little morsels are sweet, spicy, crunchy and surprisingly addictive! This recipe makes about 8 cups so there’s plenty to go around. Perfect for a holiday party or an evening at home with hot chocolate.

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Packaging Holiday Cookies

Make your holiday baking really shine with these ideas for Packaging Holiday Cookies. | Holiday Baking | Cookie Packaging | Free Printables | The Teatime Baker | #packagingholidaycookies

Now that Cookie Week is over it’s time for one last post: Packaging Holiday Cookies. I love handing out homemade goodies during the holidays, but it can be a struggle to come up with interesting presentation. I’ve used pretty plates but I like the idea of a package rather than just a plate of cookies. This year I decided I would put some work in and figure out a few different packaging methods. Of course you can use these ideas to spark your own, but if you want to do the same or similar packaging I’m including a list of materials for each example. Pop your email in the box below and I’ll send you the sheet of free printable tags I designed for this post!

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I had to start with Halloween because it’s the perfect time for treats! For this simple but fun design I started with a white paper lunch bag. First I cut out my “No tricks, Just Treats” tag and picked out a sheet of scrapbook paper that I liked to frame it. Cut the scrapbook paper about 1/4″ larger on the height and width than the tag then stick the tag onto it with double sided tape. I also used the double sided tape to stick the whole tag onto the front of the paper bag. Fold the top over to the desired height and punch two holes in the top for the bow. Fill your bag with candy or cookies and tie it shut with some natural jute twine and colored baker’s twine.

White Paper Lunch Bags

Mariposa Matstack (scrapbook paper)ย – this is the one I used for these tags

Natural Jute Twine

Baker’s Twine – or other decorative string

Double Sided Tape

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Cookies/ Dessert

Sweet & Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookies

Sweet and Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookies are the ultimate fall treat! A deliciously spiced gingersnap cookie is rolled in cinnamon sugar to create a soft spicy cookie with a sweet crunch on the outside. | Snickerdoodle Gingersnap Cookies | The Teatime Bake | Holiday Cookies | Fall Cookies | Holiday Baking #sweetandspicygingerdoodlecookies

The last day of Cookie Week is here!!! Cookie recipe number seven is my favorite fall cookie –ย Sweet and Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookies. The first time we made these was last spring for our 4-H canine club bake sale. Jasmine and I thought it would be a fun cookie because it sounds like a hybrid dog breed (I think it may actually be a breed). Our dog is a Cockapoo so Jasmine decided it was the perfect choice. In case you haven’t guessed it yet, this cookie is a hybrid of a Gingersnap and a Snickerdoodle.

Sweet and Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookies are the ultimate fall treat! A deliciously spiced gingersnap cookie is rolled in cinnamon sugar to create a soft spicy cookie with a sweet crunch on the outside. | Snickerdoodle Gingersnap Cookies | The Teatime Bake | Holiday Cookies | Fall Cookies | Holiday Baking #sweetandspicygingerdoodlecookies

You start with a fantastically spiced molasses gingersnap and then roll it in cinnamon sugar before baking. The result is a beautifully soft and spicy cookie with a layer of cinnamon sugar crunch on the outside. The Sweet and Spicy Gingerdoodle Cookie is easily my favorite cookie for this season. They are easy to bake, easier to eat and perfect for parties and gifts! I adapted this recipe from these Gingersnap Cookies with Eggnog Frosting on Carlsbad Cravings.

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Cookies/ Dessert

Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are a tasty trail cookie, perfect for fall hikes, camping and tailgating! | Cookie Recipe | The TeatimeBaker | Holiday Baking | #oatmealcookierecipe

We are at the halfway point of Cookie Week! Day 4 is here already. Is it just me or does time seem to fly by these days? Oh well, we’ll salute it with a cookie. Today we’re baking Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. I almost didn’t even start this recipe. I am not a big fan of dried cranberries and it seemed like a meh cookie to me. When it came down to it I told myself that other people would like it so just do it already. Well the joke’s on me because these cookies are fan-tas-tic!

Coconut Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are a tasty trail cookie, perfect for fall hikes, camping and tailgating! | Cookie Recipe | The TeatimeBaker | Holiday Baking | #oatmealcookierecipe

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This kind of cookie can easily be a little dry and bland so I wanted to avoid that from the start. In the summer issue of Bake from Scratch magazine they featured a section on how to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie. There is a recipe for each type of cookie (crispy, cakey, chewy, etc) and a chart showing which ingredients are important to that cookie type. I decided to start from that chart and work my way up to the cookie I wanted.

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