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I’m so excited #SpringSweetsWeek kicks off today because I feel like we all need a little happy right now. And what’s more happy than a week choc full of bright, springy desserts?
I’m starting off with some couldn’t-be-easier cookies that taste nothing short of amazing! These lemonade crinkle cookies have a nice, tart bite but are also soft and creamy, thanks to the addition of cream cheese.
Christmas cookies are one of my favorite traditions. I always make a massive amount of cookies – both traditional family favorites and new ones – to share. We bring the cookies to every holiday party we’re invited to, and then fill some containers for recipients of the church’s wish tree and make up a big platter to go to the soup kitchen’s Christmas dinner.
These were one of my new tries for this year. I was drawn in by the color – it’s always fun to vary the cookie tray up with more color – but the subtle flavors really won me over.
I really love seeing the blog series my friends do – and one of my favorites every year is The Spiffy Cookie‘s #PBChocSat. It’s a nod to her favorite college football team – the Buckeyes – and while I have no real interest in college football, I love anything that involves peanut butter and chocolate.
When she said she was getting a group together to kick off this year’s series, I just had to jump in on the fun.
A few weeks ago, one of my friends hosted a freezer-friendly breakfast food swap. Everyone made up a big batch of something and we split them all up so everyone went home with a stock of grab-and-go breakfasts for their freezer. It was pretty genius.
It also introduced us to breakfast cookies. And now that we’ve been introduced, we’re here for the breakfast cookies.
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Fluffy and soft on the inside, but crisp around the edges, these Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies will be your new favorite to leave for Santa!
Chocolate and orange is a nostalgic Christmas flavor pairing for me, thanks to years of chocolate oranges in our stockings! These cookies taste just like that childhood treat.
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If you make up holiday cookie trays, you know there are two types of cookies: “showpieces” and “fillers”. Your showpieces are the eye-catching ones – the iced sugar cookies, the ones rolled in sprinkles or dusted with peppermint. Your fillers are the cookies that make up “everything else”.
These are fillers.
The thing about fillers is they’re unassuming. It’s probably not the cookie you grab off the tray first, but my goal is always to make my fillers delicious. These fillers absolutely fit the bill.
If you like the idea of mint for the holidays, but aren’t a huge peppermint fan, these are the cookies for you.
For me, these are a nod to my Grandma.
For as long as I can remember, my Grandma’s contribution to holiday dessert has been a box of Andes Candies. We’ve all come to expect them and holiday dessert is not quite right without them on the table.
When I ran across this recipe that uses Andes chips, I knew Grandma would love them – and I just had to make them.
If gingerbread and chocolate chip cookies had a baby, these would be the result. They are the ultimate Christmas cookie. I love everything gingerbread-spiced this time of year, but I’m also a chocolate fanatic. Marrying them is a match made in heaven.
These unassuming cookies are going to be the star of your holiday cookie trays or the hit of your cookie exchange this year – trust me!
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg until combined.
In another bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until well combined. Mix in the egg and molasses.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet in increments, stirring until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into 1-1 1/2 balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden around the edges. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Can’t get enough cookies? For #ChristmasCookies Week, I’m linking up with lots of other bloggers sharing awesome recipes. You can find today’s batch of goodies below!
Disclosure: This post is part of the Tresomega Nutrition Blogger Recipe Challenge. I received complimentary products to use in this post. All opinions are my own.
Another recipe for Tresomega, and another dish I’ll be re-making this holiday. The food sign-up list for the family Christmas Eve got emailed out – and I snatched up the cookies slot PDQ. Mostly because my freezer is already chock full of cookies (#ChristmasCookieWeek kicks off on Monday!)
But, the family also has two celiacs so I’ll be making up a tray of gluten-free cookies too – and these will be added to the plate for sure. These are a great (and easy!) gluten free treat and the flavor can be easily switched up by using a different flavor of preserves. I think raspberry would be perfect for the holidays!
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Apricot Oatmeal Bars (a Kate’s Recipe Box original) Makes 18 bars
3/4 cup Tresomega Virgin Coconut Oil
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup apricot preserves
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9×9″ pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with baking parchment.
Mix together the coconut oil, brown sugar, oats, flour, salt and baking powder. Press half of the mixture into the pan.
Spread the preserves over the mixture in the pan and then crumble the remaining mixture over, pressing down lightly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, until edges are beginning to brown. Let cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
When chilled, lift the bars out of the pan using the edges of the parchment. Slice and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.