I have put up Ina Garten's recipe from Barefoot in London for White Chocolate Lollipops, but also variations for dark chocolate from the chocolate shop in London where she got the idea. Enjoy! You will need lollipop stick or popsicle sticks.
Cruisers know that there’s something special about fresh baked cookies onboard a ship.
This recipe by Chef Wolfgang Wasshausen from Holland America Cruise Line lets you bake amazing chocolate chip cookies right at home!
You can make these fragrant almond pastries short and plump or long and skinny. They can be formed ahead of time, but the filling hardens as it cools, so they are best baked close to serving time. There is a second version that can be baked in advance. Allow time(overnight) to defrost the filo pastry and enjoy! A recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.
I just saw Sunny Anderson make these on Cooking For Real and had to post this recipe! So easy, quick and tasty! You could change this up with a little ground ginger or lemon zest mixed in with the sugar. Have fun! :)
A favorite, these are mounds of shortbread with chocolate chips and walnuts. They bake long and low to turn out with a wonderfully crunchy texture. Adapted from All Butter Fresh Cream Sugar Packed Baking Book by Judy Rosenberg. Enjoy!
Pat Neely says his vice is brownies and these were what Gina made him when they were courting. He says these are the most decadent brownies you will ever eat! From the Down Home with the Neely's cookbook!
I haven't tried this, but it looks so interesting, I'm posting to try later. From the Popcorn site, made for kids. A Fun Fact: Popped corn has only 31 calories per cup, and oil popped corn has only 55 calories per cup!
These muffins are great grabbed straight out of the oven, warm with vanilla ice cream or with a steaming cup of coffee for breakfast. The addition of sour cream makes these muffins super moist, with a awesome rich flavor. This recipe makes two dozen muffins, which is a great because you can share with friends! Use your favorite apples, this recipe used Northern Spy. Honey Crisp are one of my favorite apples, along with Gala and Fuji. A tart apple would do well here too. Adapted from Celebrating Simplicity with Chef Stacy de Hass.
"I love visiting with friends over a pot of coffee, so I developed these crisp, chocolaty cookies to munch along with each cup," comments Jeanie Williams of Minnetonka, Minnesota. Brownie mix makes them easy to stir up, and a white chocolate and almond topping adds a festive look.
From Taste of Home 25 top favorites! A reviewer said she love them but makes them without the white chocolate because they store better.
Transform simple triangel cutouts into jolly Santas! Have fun with these and get the kids or adults to help! Each Santa will look unique! A great Christmas project! Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.