Saturday, December 15, 2012

Freshly Baked

I absolutely L♥VE to bake during the Christmas season.


Nothing spreads holiday cheer like the smell of sweet treats fresh out of the oven.


Every Christmas Eve we bake our family favorites for Santa--sugar cookies, Rice Crispy treats, Russian tea cookies, and fudge--but this year I wanted to branch out and make a few new goodies I discovered on Pinterest.


These Eggnog Cookies provide the perfect blend of sweetness and spice.




Santa Hat Brownies are so fun and festive! Just make a batch of your favorite brownies...


Whip up a little butter-cream using mascarpone cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar...  


Top with strawberries, and you have an adorable holiday treat!


The rich flavors of chocolate, caramel, and pecans are to be savored in every delicious bite of these Turtle Cookies.


Whether you're baking a time-honored favorite or a newly discovered goodie, the girls at Red Rose Alley are wishing you a sweet holiday season!

~Nel~ 

21 comments:

syros2js said...

OH MY GOD!!!
The smells of this post came till my blog!!!
Great job!!!
Everything looks delicious!!!

Susie said...

All those cookie look dangerous :):) yes, dangerously delicious. xo,Susie

Nely said...

Ohhh looks so delicous,
so yummi cookies:)
Hugs Nely!

NanaDiana said...

Nel-Those look absolutely delicious. When we moved in this house my "splurge" (that we built the kitchen around) was a Bosch double oven. It has not worked since before Thanksgiving and after repeated service calls and BIG bucks they think they can fix it by Tuesday. I am a baker so this is killing me- well, not literally, but I won't be putting on as many Christmas pounds- xo Diana

Rustic Vintage Country said...

yum yum yum yum yum! x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HOW ADORABLE are those strawberry Santa cookies!!! HI NEL! HI SHERI! Anita

It's me said...

So sweet...yammie and delicious!!..i wish i could taste them all......love from me....xxx..

Mary Smither said...

Oh boy....these look delish! I'm sure they are calorie free:-)

December Pearl said...

Delicious... Have a great Holiday :D

rose said...

Mmm, I feel the flavour...all the way to Sweden :)

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello my Ladies...
oh love Christmas cookies look Delicious..i can smell the aroma of cookies;)
have a nice weekend all of you

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Hello, thank you for finding me because now I have found you,and following too!
bestest for the holiday season
Daisy j.

Rebeca Mello said...

Really looks delicious and it's cute too! Your Christmas' table will be beautiful!
Kisses!

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Celestina Marie said...

Hi Nel, Oh your goodies look so yummy. I love those little Santa brownie hats. Too cute and I can see those disappearing fast. Thank you for sharing your baking day.

Hi Sheri, hope you are doing well. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment on my humble cottage. You are so kind and always so encouraging.
Wishing you a wonderful week as we all are so heartsick over Sandy Hook. Staying in constant prayers for the families. I pray God's comfort for them all.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Arti said...

Are they Veg or is egg used in its preparation? I love the way red is the striking color in the photos!!
Have a lovely day Nel :)

Teresa said...

A Sweet Holiday Season to you all!
Really need to try those Eggnog Cookies...
Love,
Teresa

Antee Gurung said...

Yum yum! So delicious!

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Xoxo

Lila Moonlight said...

They look so delish, I need some dessert after seeing these treats : ) I will bake with my mom next week, can't wait : )

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Kerri said...

OMGosh I love all your sweet treats!!! I am looking forward tomorrow is our holiday party at work and we all bring goodies (and food) in to eat all day long. I love eggnog, I bet those cookies were yummy!!

Have a blessed week!

xoxo
Kerri

Galina Hristova said...

Nell you are gorgeous!I will surely do these wonderful strawberries!:)Hugs!