Tasty Thursday: 6 Holiday Cookie Recipes

Happy Thursday!  The weekend is almost here.  This coming weekend is the last weekend before Christmas!  Where did this year go?

This weekend, my older brother comes into town for the holidays.  I think I will break down and make some cookies to share with the family before it’s too late.

Have you made your holiday cookies this year?  This week I wanted to share 6 mouth watering cookie recipes…I cannot decide which ones to make…

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1. The Tart Tart- Bacon Fat Gingersnaps, 2. Savor Home- Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Icing,  3. Lark & Linen- Almond Sugar Cookies,  4. Spoon Fork Bacon- Homemade Thin Mints,  5. Delish- Chocolate Espresso Snow Caps, 6. Gour Mande in the Kitchen- Maple Cinnamon Meringues with Toasted Almonds

What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

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Tasty Thursday: 6 Savory Cake Recipes

I would like to wish my little brother a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today, he is celebrating his big 3-0 this year!  It is so hard to believe he is 30.

June 20th is also West Virginia’s birthday.  We succeeded from Virginia June 20th, 1863, becoming the 35th state in the union.  To celebrate these two special birthdays I thought it would be fun to share six mouth-watering cake recipes…

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1. Italian Cream Cake

2. Kahlua Cake

3. Yellow Cake

4. Apple Cake

5. Strawberry Cake

6. Chocolate Stout Cake

I pinned the Chocolate Stout cake for Adam’s birthday cake, I think it is right up his alley…

What kind of cake do you prefer for your birthday?

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Tasty Thursday: Energy Bites

I love this simple sweet treat.  Energy bites are perfect for afternoon sweet cravings or a quick bite while your out hiking in the woods.  As far as sweet treats are concerned these are pretty healthy.

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Energy Bites

Makes 20-25 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. dry oatmeal
  • 1 c. toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips *
  • 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. of honey

* chocolate chips can be substituted with dried fruits, berries, chopped nuts, etc.

The original recipe called for 1/2c ground flaxseed and 1 tsp. of vanilla.  I have made it with the additional ingredients, it is yummy with or without.

Prep:

This recipe is super easy.  Simply toast the coconut, then toss all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix.  Once you have mixed everything thoroughly refrigerate for 20-25 minutes.  After refrigeration, remove and roll into balls.  Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.  I store mine in the freezer and when I get hungry for a sweet treat I pull one or two out for a quick snack.  Enjoy!

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