Spicy Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies have a hint of cayenne pepper in them which gives just a kick of heat to your tongue! They are small but feisty and make a great gift for the heat lover on your list.

If you are a fan of our traditional Whipped Shortbread Cookie but want to try something a little adventurous this year I highly suggest you whip up a batch of these little gems – even if you don’t LOVE heat you can easily cut back on how much cayenne pepper you use.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie stars with festive sprinkles on baking sheet
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Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are like your favorite brownie recipe turned into a delicious chewy, fudgy cookie with festive sprinkles and drizzled chocolate to take them over the top!

How are you liking our Christmas Baking Frenzy so far this year!? Did you see we even added a fun festive drink – our White Christmas Sangria! If you thought we were winding down, think again my friends! This recipe for Hot Chocolate cookies is one of two delicious recipes coming your way this weekend and I am so excited for you to try them!

Fudgy Hot Chocolate Cookies on baking sheet topped with festive sprinkles, marshmallows and chocolate drizzle
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White Christmas Sangria

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Our White Wine Sangria is full of the best holiday flavors – fresh crisp apples, plump grapes, sprigs of fresh rosemary and of course white wine! It is the perfect drink for your gatherings.

Christmas time is all about entertaining and spending time with our loved ones, but there is a certain amount of stress that comes with trying to plan and make sure everything is perfect. Our Christmas Sangria recipe is great for your intimate or large gatherings – it can be doubled or even tripled if you need a bigger batch- stunning to look at and its incredible flavor does not go unnoticed.

When I made this for a gathering with my girlfriends every single one of them told me how it was so much better than other sangria recipes they have had in the past. Find out our secrets to the perfect cocktail!

White sangria in clear glass pitcher with fresh cut apples and grapes
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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Cherries

Friends you will have to believe me when I tell you that these chocolate thumbprint cookies are going to be a family favorite for years to come! These simple Christmas cookies are full of chocolatey flavor, rolled in crushed almonds and then topped with cherry pie filling.

Can you believe we are already on our 3rd cookie recipe for our annual Christmas Baking Frenzy?! I have to say that these chocolate thumbprints may be my favorite ones yet – though the Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars and Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars are so delicious in their own ways!

Red tablecloth lined with freshly baked Thumbprint cookies
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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These soft batch sugar cookie bars melt away in your mouth with each bite. The simple buttercream frosting on top gives the cake-like sugar cookie a nice amount of sweetness without being overpowering. This cookie bar is already a family favorite and I know it will be for yours as well!

Here we go friends – another day in our annual Christmas Baking Frenzy! We all know the Lofthouse sugar cookies from the large box store (I won’t mention!) that the kids LOVE am I right?? Well our Sugar Cookie Bars are the same thing, but BETTER. This is of course according to my taste tester niece and nephews! One thing I find that makes our better, besides the fact they aren’t stuffed with additives and lord knows what else, is that we turned ours into a bar cookie … which makes a TON!

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars on baking sheet with red and green sprinkles

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