It’s not Christmas unless you bake! I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick lately that usually pops up this time of year. This past week alone I’ve made two types of fudge, two types of cookies and cupcakes and I’m not done yet. So if you’re off this week or just have some extra time and are in need of some baking inspiration, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite holiday recipes from my favorite blogs. All tested and get my stamp of approval.
Favorite holiday recipes
Chocolate chip cookies
This chocolate chunk cookie recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is the best I’ve tried. The cookies require mandatory dough refrigeration but are worth the wait. They come out thick and chewy and it’s impossible to eat just one. Trust me.
Over here it was time to bust out a fudge recipe or two! I tweaked this Real Simple fudge recipe slightly and used skim condensed milk, pecans and milk chocolate for my fudge pictured above. I shared it with two neighbors and the employees at my gym and it was a hit — and also extremely easy to make!
When it’s time to make cupcakes, I turn to Glorious Treats. The regular chocolate cupcake recipe from Glorious Treats is my fave and I use it to make cakes, cupcakes and even the cake balls below. Awesome blog that’s easy to follow, and awesome cupcakes. Try ’em! Glory has never steered me wrong.
Cake balls are a little easier to make than cake pops and I just adapted the basic cake ball recipe found here to make the beauties pictured above. My favorite frosting is a cream cheese base so I used Glory’s cupcake recipe above and went with a cream cheese frosting. They turned out great although my cake pops looked like a 5-year-old made them. They tasted great though! 😉