Delectable chocolate cookies are given a festive kick with the addition of espresso powder and peppermint candy canes – they’re the perfect treat for any holiday cookie tray.
Well, it’s December 20th and as I sit here typing this blog post, I should be in full-on freak out mode because I have to do all the things. However, I’m strangely calm. I know they’ll get done even if it means being hopped up on coffee, or these Peppermint Mocha Cookies and wrapping presents at 3am. Every single year, I plan on being a little more organized, ya know, just a little bit more prepared, and it never happens. Still, everything does get done – eventually.
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The holidays are such a hectic time of year. I feel like I’m so focused on work and making the season special for my family, that I sort of take the easy route with my closest friends. Not that there’s anything wrong with sending Sephora gift cards or Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to your BFFs – trust me, they’ll totally dig it.
Despite the hustle and bustle of the season, I really want to slow down – if only for a few hours and spend a little time with my friends. Whether it be dinner at our favorite restaurant, a cookie exchange or a festive holiday brunch, it’s important for us to spend time together during the most wonderful time of year.
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If you’ve followed My Baking Addiction for any length of time, you’re probably well aware of the fact that I am pretty much obsessed with cupcakes. From Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes drizzled with ganache to Vanilla Bean Cupcakes piled high with rich, delicious buttercream, they’re one of my absolute favorite desserts to make and share. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good cupcake? I’m fairly convinced that a pretty and delicious cupcake will bring a smile to almost anyone’s face – this includes your grumpy officemate and your Aunt Martha with the perma-scowl.
One of the reasons that I adore cupcakes so much is that they’re portable, which makes them the perfect dessert for holiday parties. Whether it be Christmas Eve with the family, or a holiday pot-luck at work, cupcakes are always my go-to dessert. Another thing that I love about cupcakes is that they’re so adaptable. Plain vanilla cupcakes can easily become the most festive treat on the dessert table with the addition of holiday themed liners and matching sprinkles. And not to toot my own horn or anything, they’re always one of the first desserts to disappear.