Pear, Walnut and Goat Cheese Tart

Pear, Walnut and Goat Cheese Tart | cookiemonstercooking.com

We’re taking a quick little break from all the sugar today. Because as much as I love holiday baking (all the cookies, please!), I also have a thing for holiday appetizers. Especially when cheese is involved. #morecheesepleaseforeverandever And according to my rules for christmas (and really all) entertaining, there must (must!) be appetizers with cheese.…

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Grandma's Butter Horns (Brown Sugar Walnut Rugelach) | cookiemonstercooking.com

Grandma’s Butter Horns (Brown Sugar Walnut Rugelach)

Today I have a very special recipe for you. One that makes me smile big time and gives me those warm and fuzzy feelings. Which are multiplied by a ton during the holiday season! All those twinkle lights and hot chocolate sipping and sitting by the fire. The best. Especially when paired with a big…

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Gingerbread Crumb Cake | cookiemonstercooking.com

Gingerbread Crumb Cake

Crumbs crumbs and more crumbs! Made even better by a layer of spicy, delicious gingerbread. Made even three times better if served with a cup of good coffee. Yes yes and yes. Friends, meet my latest baking obsession. This crumb cake. I’m a die-hard crumb cake lover to begin with and well, this christmas version…

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Very Merry Christmas Giveaway | cookiemonstercooking.com

A Very Merry Christmas Giveaway

We’re gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas! Please tell me you know what movie that quote is from?!?! No? How about a few more… “Why is the carpet all wet, Todd? I don’t know Margo.” “I’d like to get something for you Clark. Something … really nice.” Best. Christmas. Movie. Ever. And in the spirit of…

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Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Biscotti | cookiemonstercooking.com

Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Biscotti

I feel like the queen of biscotti lately. I’ve been churning out batches like nobody’s business. Some for the blog. Some for Christmas presents. And then some just for fun. Because clearly, clearly I need more biscotti in the house right now. I don’t know where my head is sometimes. Other than the christmas cookie…

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Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Cookies | cookiemonstercooking.com

Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Cookies

It’s time to get down to business. Christmas cookie business that is. Which is very important business after all. Because it is definitely not the holidays without cookies. <— Fact! And today we are talking thick and puffy vanilla bean cookies. Swoon. Swoon. Swoon. Can you tell that I am a vanilla girl all the…

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Hot Chocolate Almond Flour Cupcakes | cookiemonstercooking.com

Hot Chocolate Almond Flour Cupcakes

Get your green smoothies ready! Because between now and Christmas I have pretty much all sweet treats coming your way. It’s a sugar bonanza! With the exception of one savory recipe. Which is more of a holiday appetizer so that doesn’t really count as healthy sustenance. Because of this, my eating habits have gone something…

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The Little Things - October and November 2014

The Little Things – October and November 2014

Holy moly December is in full swing. But it’s the holiday season, for which I am incredibly grateful. My most favorite time of the year! Well, tied with fall? I don’t know … I can’t decide! Let’s just say both are my most favorite-ist times! To be completely honest with you, I debated skipping my…

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Root Vegetable and Brussels Sprouts Lasagna | cookiemonstercooking.com

Root Vegetable and Brussels Sprouts Lasagna

I figure since I smacked you in the face with a sugar overload on Monday, I would throw a little savory action your way today. With plenty of veggies. It’s all about the balance, yes? Although I say this before the onslaught of holiday baking recipes (read: cookies) I have coming your way over the…

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Cranberry Bliss Cinnamon Rolls | cookiemonstercooking.com

Cranberry Bliss Cinnamon Rolls

Blissfully merry!! As promised, my house does indeed look like a snow globe threw up inside … although I did try to keep it on the classy side. I’m not sure those two things go hand in hand but whatever. It makes me smile. And! After throwing a bit of a hissy fit when my…

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