Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops (and a giveaway)

Stuffed Stocking Cake Pops

I’m sharing these sweet stuffed stockings from my book, Cake Pops Holidays with you guys today. (Plus, there’s a holiday giveaway at the end, too!)

These stockings are one of my favorite designs in the book and they’re actually easier to decorate than the look.

candy wafers

You start out by shaping the crumbled cake and frosting into thick socks – the stockings – and then you dip them in melted candy coating.

You can coat the stockings with any color candy wafers that you like, but I went with dark pink, green, and light blue. Still fun and festive without being straight up red and green. After they dry, dip them in melted white coating for the cuffs and then you can start bringing them to life with random sprinkles and decorations.

Or you could leave them toyless, but they’ll be way happier stuffed with toys inside.

Plus, that’s the most fun for me. Playing and finding fun candies to decorate with.

decorations

These are a few of the shapes I used. Candy canes, gingerbread men, candy snaps … plus, my can’t live without sprinkle – white sugar crystals.

But there are tons of sprinkles that would work. You just need to find simple shapes since the stockings are so small.

Here’s the full how-to from my book.

Stuffed Stockings Cake Pops

Servings: 48 cake pops

Ingredients

  • 9 X 13 cake, cooled (makes up to 48 cake pops)
  • Frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • 48 oz colored candy coating
  • Deep, microwave-safe plastic bowl
  • 48 lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
  • 16 oz white candy coating
  • Small, microwave-safe plastic bowl
  • Assorted sprinkles for toys, such as candy canes, gingerbread men, and flowers
  • Toothpicks
  • Sanding sugar
  • 96 snowflake sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Crumble cake and mix with 2/3 - 3/4 container of ready made frosting or about 1 cup equivalent homemade until completely combined. Roll into 48 balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
  2. Shape them, one at a time, into stockings. You can use wax paper to aid in shaping the sides. After starting the shape, take one side of your stocking shape and slide it on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Flip and repeat for each side to help create a flat surface while continuing to shape by hand.
  3. After shaping, put the shaped cakes in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up for dipping. Once they are firm, transfer them to the refrigerator.
  4. Melt the candy coating in the deep microwave-safe bowl, following the instructions on the package. The coating should be about 3 in deep for easier dipping. When you are ready to dip, remove a few shaped stockings at a time from the refrigerator, keeping the rest chilled.
  5. One at a time, dip about 1/2 in of the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert the dipped end straight into the bottom of the stocking shape, pushing it no more than halfway through. Dip the cake pop into the melted coating. Gently lift the pop out of the coating and tap off any excess. Let dry completely in the Styrofoam block.
  6. Melt white candy coating in the small microwave-safe bowl. Dip the tops into the white coating to make the cuffs. While the coating is still wet, place several of the “toy” sprinkles on top. Return to the Styrofoam block and let dry completely.
  7. When dry, use a toothpick to apply more white candy coating on the surface of the cuffs. Sprinkle with sanding sugar over a large bowl so you can reuse it. Use the edge of a clean toothpick to straighten any rough edges by gently pressing it along the bottoms of the cuffs.
  8. To decorate the front of the stockings, attach 2 snowflake sprinkles on each using melted candy coating as glue and dot on more coating for extra detail. Let dry completely in the Styrofoam block.
Source: Cake Pops Holidays by Bakerella

Frosty Friends Mini Kit

And today, because the holidays are fast approaching, I’m giving away a copy of my book along with the Frosty Friends Mini Kit.

PLUS…

I’m also giving away my Cake Pops Toy to the lucky winner!

Here’s a few pics of the toy since I haven’t posted them in a while.

Cake Pops by Bakerella Toy

Cake Pops Toy

It would totally make a sweet present for someone that loves baking and decorating. It’s still available at Toys R Us in the US and Wal-Mart in Canada if you need a gift idea.

Cake Pops Toy

The molds that come with the toy could also help make many of the pops in the book, like the presents, Christmas trees, holly, jingle bells, nutcrackers, elves and much more.

Cake Pops Toy

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Cake Pops Holidays plus the Cake Pops Toy and Frosty Friends Mini Kit.

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me what you’re looking forward to baking or tasting this holiday season. What’s your favorite festive treat?
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET. Sorry, time’s up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening.

Good luck!

P.S. – I’m having a book signing Tuesday, December 10 at Chef Central in Paramus, NJ. If you’re in the area, come say hi… I’d love to meet you!

 

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I just picked the winner and it’s comment #301!

I think Debra is going to be pretty excited. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy the book and toy!

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Robin Porter said...

Everyone loves cake pops, and we will be making lots of them, but I have to admit, fudge is my favorite during the holidays. Thanks for all the great ideas. You make life fun.

December 9, 2013 12:45 AM
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Vivian said...

lovee em’ holidays :D looking forward to bake some spiced gingerbread mans and cute sugary snowmans as christmas gifts. favorite festive treat? extremely sweet toothed here :)

December 9, 2013 12:46 AM
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Melissa said...

I usually bake a variety of cookies, but I really love to make fudge. The end result is yummy!

December 9, 2013 12:49 AM
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Darlene Guzman said...

These pops are so cute! I’m excited to bake somePumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes this weekend! My favorite holiday treat is probably baklava even though it isn’t seasonal.

December 9, 2013 12:50 AM
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Amber said...

I’m looking forward to making some festive cookies….so many to choose from though!

December 9, 2013 12:51 AM
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Joyce said...

I’m looking forward to rum cake. Yum!

December 9, 2013 12:57 AM
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jan n said...

I love making Gingerbread houses with my niece

December 9, 2013 12:58 AM
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Stacey said...

I’m looking forward to baking mini chocolate tarts!

December 9, 2013 01:00 AM
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Rachel said...

Eek they are so cute!
I’m looking forward to all the holiday baking (well actually I’ve already started bit don’t tell anyone ;)

December 9, 2013 01:05 AM
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Sophie said...

Cinammon rolls with cream cheese glaze!

December 9, 2013 01:29 AM
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Kim said...

Anything with ginger and molasses! Thanks Bakerella :)

December 9, 2013 01:34 AM
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Edie said...

i love the hershey peppermint kisses. They are my favorite part of the holiday season and I stock up as much as I can.

December 9, 2013 01:38 AM
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Shelly S. said...

Looking forward to baking Christmas cookies with my kids and frosting them. We do it every year along with decorating a gingerbread house on Christmas day. Happy holidays Bakerella

December 9, 2013 01:39 AM
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Lynn Speckhard said...

I love these stockings so I tried them turned out cute even though mine were lopsided a bit. Grand-kids loved them and when we were finished they asked if we could make the chocolate chip cookie pops, they love these and it was the recipe I got off here over a year ago. Thank you for sharing you are very sweet.

December 9, 2013 01:49 AM
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Sarah Wissmann said...

Hello there,

I’m looking forward to bake some cakes and pops for a charity event on the 22nd. We’re trying to collect some money for a leukemia patient. Well, not the happiest cause but I’m looking forward to help the ones who needs the most.

Kind regards and thank you for this give away!
Have a great one!

Sarah

December 9, 2013 01:50 AM
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Sanna said...

I am really looking forward to baking cake pops for the first time. I am planning on making them in red velvet with white candy coating. I hope it goes well! Hugs.

December 9, 2013 01:53 AM
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Nikki said...

I’m attempting cake pops for the first time this Christmas!

December 9, 2013 01:55 AM
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Hanna said...

I’m going to try to make some peppermint soft cakes this Christmas :)

December 9, 2013 01:57 AM
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verenise said...

Bread! I made some banana bread already!

December 9, 2013 02:09 AM
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Anne J-Z said...

Gingerbread

December 9, 2013 02:11 AM
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peas0up said...

My favorite treat to make this year have been macarons!!!

December 9, 2013 02:13 AM
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Joanna said...

Peppermint bark and peppermint everything.

December 9, 2013 02:15 AM
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Nancy Plascencia said...

This Christmas I would like to taste eggnog for the first time! Yes, I’ve never had it before! My favorite Christmas treats are anything my momma makes for Christmas.

December 9, 2013 02:16 AM
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kelly laroc said...

Peppermint Creams make them every Xmas plus so quick & easy. Hope your giveaway applies to residents in UK
Eitherway Hope all have a great festive season
Merry Xmas x

December 9, 2013 02:26 AM
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Elizabeth Moreno said...

I look forward to making Xmas cake pops. My daughter wants to learn so I will make them with her. I guess my favorite would be cheesecake.

December 9, 2013 02:37 AM
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Luanne Pang said...

I’m looking forward to decorate my first ever baked sugar cookies and chocolate cupcake with cooked frosting.

December 9, 2013 02:42 AM
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Daniela said...

I’m going to prepare some cookies called “rose del deserto” and the “struffoli”, a traditional Christmas sweetness from Napoli (I’m italian). I’ve also bought your book and I want to do my first cake pops ^_^

December 9, 2013 02:43 AM
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Kelly said...

Snickerdoodle cookies

December 9, 2013 03:10 AM
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Efrat said...

The stockings look amazing. I’m looking forward to baking holiday cookies. My favorite!

December 9, 2013 03:11 AM
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Maria G said...

These stocking cake pops are too adorable!!! I can’t wait to make them! :) I am looking forward to making gingerbread cookies and decorating them with my nephew.

December 9, 2013 03:15 AM
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Yael said...

Oh, sugar cookies, rum balls, candy canes, oh my…

December 9, 2013 03:17 AM
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Tiffany trieu said...

I’ve used a lot of your recipes for different things! They always turn out how they are seen above. I’m looking forward to making these cake pops and those peppermint cookies soon wih my friends <3

December 9, 2013 03:17 AM
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Jen said...

Love making cookies. Would like to try cake pops though this year.

December 9, 2013 03:18 AM
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Susan S. said...

Toffee bars! A yearly favorite…

December 9, 2013 03:21 AM
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Leslie said...

I am partial to spritz cookies.

December 9, 2013 03:22 AM
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Monica said...

This Christmas I love GINGERBREAD!!!! man, house, stars and hearts…are coming to my home! Merry Ginger Christmas to everyone!

December 9, 2013 03:23 AM
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Liesbet said...

I started the snowflakes cookies already and working on some cookie trees too!

December 9, 2013 03:23 AM
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Mint said...

Brownies! Making them as gifts this year. Can’t wait!

December 9, 2013 03:24 AM
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Ann Pellegrino said...

Christmas ornament cake balls!

December 9, 2013 03:25 AM
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Jayne said...

I’m looking forward to baking something with cranberries. Maybe a cookie recipe or some cupcakes. Festive baking!

December 9, 2013 03:25 AM
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DeLacey Andersen said...

My daughter has been dying for this! We plan to make together this season chocolate covered Oreo snowmen! So exciting and yummy!!

December 9, 2013 03:26 AM
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Lidia G. said...

I’m looking forward to mint crinkles, linzer cookies and red velvet cake for my Christmas Eve birthday)))

December 9, 2013 03:28 AM
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mandy said...

OMG! These would be so perfect for my daughter for Christmas! Please please please pick me :D we love you!

December 9, 2013 03:28 AM
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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I love anything that has caramel or maple syrup in it, so lots of maple and pecan, and caramel desserts for me :-)

Thank you!

December 9, 2013 03:34 AM
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Ashley said...

I’m looking forward to baking cookies for family and friends!

December 9, 2013 03:34 AM
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Julie M. said...

Baking oreo cheesecake cookies and choco peppermint cupcakes is in my to-do list this holiday. Can’t wait!

December 9, 2013 03:35 AM
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VM said...

After several months working in different refugee camps across Liberia without access to a kitchsn, I am looking forward to baking EVERYTHING. Yule log, decorated gingerbread, a multitude of squares, and of course some cake pops!

December 9, 2013 03:36 AM
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karen said...

my favorite things to bake during the holiday season are the cookies that my family leaves out for santa, because i always make them with my grandma and she lets me lick the spoon :)

December 9, 2013 03:38 AM
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Frida said...

I’m must be honest. I’m looking forward to the traditional danish biscuit I make every year. In the end of Christmas I can’t stand them anymore, but it’s not Christmas before they’re made. The smell, the taste. It is Christmas.

December 9, 2013 03:39 AM
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sandy d said...

Those stockings are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!

I’m looking forward to trying out some new recipes this year.

December 9, 2013 03:39 AM
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Wendy said...

I’m looking forward to making chocolate log!!

December 9, 2013 03:39 AM
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Julie M. said...

Baking oreo cheesecake cookies and choco peppermint brownies is in my to-do list this holiday. can’t wait!

December 9, 2013 03:40 AM
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Michelle Alexander said...

I check your website all the time. I love the pop star section. I’m still working up the courage to actually try making the super cute pops you whip up. Keep up with all your amazing ideas.

December 9, 2013 03:40 AM
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Nikki said...

I am looking forward to making a gingerbread house this year. From scratch! It will be my first time so I’m nervously excited lol
I have your book. It’s wonderful. You’re very creative.
Happy Holidays ;-)

December 9, 2013 03:44 AM
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Loretta said...

I can’t wait to make your “Mama’s Pecan Pies” (miniature) for Christmas’s gifts for 35 my co-workers. I love the pcutre with the litlte bows on them..so cute.

December 9, 2013 03:47 AM
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Stacy S. Jensen said...

Looking forward to some new truffle experiments and cookies.

December 9, 2013 03:51 AM
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Melissa said...

My 7 year old daughter is into cooking right now. We are hoping to make a cookie tree (I’m so bad at making cookies tho) and she can’t wait to decorate a gingerbread house. Unfortunately I can not make them at all :-(.

December 9, 2013 03:52 AM
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Jess said...

Love love love the stockings! So cute! I’m looking forward to making cheesecake. It’s my families favorite.

December 9, 2013 03:55 AM
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Clare m said...

Your stockings are so cute :)
I love Xmas food, I cant wait to make and eat everything! Mince pies, peppermint bark, truffles, Yule log, I love having little buffets for tea over the holidays when all my family are home :)

December 9, 2013 03:55 AM
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Angèle said...

Cookies and fudge are a favorite in our house !

December 9, 2013 03:56 AM
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Ashley Matthews said...

I am looking forward to making white chocolate fudge for the FIRST TIME!!! :)

December 9, 2013 04:00 AM
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May said...

I’m looking forward to hot chocolate and mini marshmallows! ^^

December 9, 2013 04:00 AM
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Kae said...

Absolute favorite holiday treat is divinity!

December 9, 2013 04:02 AM
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limor said...

I’m looking forward to making a diffrent types of cake pops from your book, i never had this beautiful cake pops Equipment and i wish i finally be able to make this beautiful creations, with my family, that i am sure will be happy to get a little happiness.

December 9, 2013 04:08 AM
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Sophi said...

Peppermint smores :D

December 9, 2013 04:10 AM
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Vicky said...

I love the stockings! I’m looking forward to making cut out sugar cookies.

December 9, 2013 04:11 AM
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Erika said...

These are incredibly cute! I love them and can’t wait to try to make them. My three year old LOVES to help me make (and eat) cake pops and I’m sure the twins that are on the way will too! As much as I love to bake, though, I cannot wait to have my grandmother’s cheese flan. It is incredible and I look forward to it every year!

December 9, 2013 04:14 AM
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tiana said...

What a great kit! I’m looking forward to making chocolate snappers and sugar cookies!

December 9, 2013 04:22 AM
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chagit said...

i so looking forward to bake cookies and mostly cake pops thay are my kids Favorite, i will love to finally be able to make all the holiday cake pops from your new book, thanks to you and your amazing book i fall in love with making cake pops.
my favorite festive treat is making my own gingerbread cookies in every size.
thank you.

December 9, 2013 04:22 AM
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Bonnie A. said...

Going to make my mile high lemon meringue pie…love the tart/sweet taste.
Also I love to make hard crack candy…cinnamon.

December 9, 2013 04:23 AM
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Deanna said...

I look forward to baking and candy making to share with family. All kinds make me happy!!

December 9, 2013 04:27 AM
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Shae said...

I can’t wait to make this years gingerbread house. I’ve been planning for a few weeks and have finally designed the perfect house!!

December 9, 2013 04:45 AM
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Linda said...

I loved your little turkey cake pops. I love this time of year, if I could put a turkey in a stocking cake pop, I’d be happy. I love to make gingerbread cookies this time of year.

December 9, 2013 04:47 AM
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Mariam said...

I plan on making loads and loads of aall kinds of cookies! Black and White, Cinnamon Stars (that a thing in the US?) anything that gets stacked with jam and tons more!

December 9, 2013 04:49 AM
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jane said...

I bake all the time, but at holidays I especially enjoy baking and candy making, especially the older and ethnic recipes, to put together goodie trays for the nursing home residents for their Sunday coffee hours with visitors and for the older folks in the area that live alone and wouldnt or are unable to do it for themselves…just because they are elderly or dont have family around does not mean they dont enjoy a treat..and they love the visits, not matter how long or brief! …

December 9, 2013 04:50 AM
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Anastasia said...

Fudge. I am so excited to make it and eat all of it. By myself.

December 9, 2013 04:53 AM
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Ebony said...

I can’t wait to make Russian Tea Cakes. We use to make every year when I was younger. I never knew the name of them, I use to call them snowball cookies.

December 9, 2013 05:04 AM
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Winnie said...

Those stockings are adorable. I am amazed at all the adorable shapes and sprinkles you find! Those gingerbread sprinkles are too cute! I am looking forward to baking cookies as gifts for friends and family. Snickerdoodles are among my favorite to do. I also love to make Prime Rib for Christmas dinner with all the trimmings too. I only make it one day a year!

December 9, 2013 05:07 AM
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Lauren said...

Oh Lord, what to make this Christmas….on a MASSIVE French pastry kick lately! Have the most beautiful little book on designer éclairs and profiteroles; cracking that open and going to town.

That, and the most delicious pavlova imaginable; crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and covered with whipped cream, tropical coulis, mangoes, passionfruit…served up with my gorgeous white chocolate and mango mousse. And with a 3 chocolate mousse cake for afters. :)

Forget the turkey, just go straight to dessert!

December 9, 2013 05:14 AM
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marilyn said...

I look forward to baking Christmas Cookies this year. But my favorite treat is cheese ball served with crackers.

December 9, 2013 05:16 AM
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Heather said...

I love baking cinnamon pecans during the holidays. Hope to have some time to try making some holiday cake pops too!

December 9, 2013 05:18 AM
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Jodie Brown said...

I really want to make cinnamon scrolls from scratch these holidays and custard. Just enjoy spending time with family in the kitchen.

December 9, 2013 05:24 AM
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Jessica McCann said...

We’re looking forward to our usual decorated sugar cookies!

December 9, 2013 05:24 AM
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Kristen tong said...

So creative !!! Love the stockings….I always look forward to making gingerbread people every Christmas

December 9, 2013 05:27 AM
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Marilyn said...

Love, love, love making cake pops! I’m always afraid to take on somethng like your stockings, but they look awesome! Would love to win this give-a-way, thank you! Merry Christmas!

December 9, 2013 05:34 AM
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Sylvia said...

My family loves having a sugar cookie Christmas tree during the holidays, so that’s what I’m looking forward to baking. A new tradition is cappuccino hazelnut crinkles for the adults.

December 9, 2013 05:38 AM
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Edythe said...

I always do black and white cookies. But this year I’m thinking black and white cake pops!!
Happy Holidays!!

December 9, 2013 05:40 AM
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Marianne G. said...

My Mom’s fudge – don’t know why I don’t make it year round, but I like to give it to my family and friends at Christmas. I’m the only one who makes it now that she is gone.

December 9, 2013 05:43 AM
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julis said...

I love your creations..I’ll be trilled to win!

December 9, 2013 05:46 AM
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Janet said...

I am making candy this year with different add-ins. Thanks for the giveaway!

December 9, 2013 05:49 AM
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Cheryl said...

These are the cutest! I am looking forward to baking/making all of our family’s favorite cookies–snowballs, bourbon balls, fudge, angel thumbprints, gingerbread and decorated sugar cookies. Happy Holidays!

December 9, 2013 05:54 AM
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Tina said...

I’m looking forward to baking our traditional cut-out sugar cookies.

December 9, 2013 05:55 AM
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teri said...

These stockings are just too cute… :)
I am looking forward to baking holiday cookies but would love to try to make these cake pops!!! Have a fabulous holiday season!!!

December 9, 2013 05:55 AM
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Krystal detweiler said...

I look forward to anything with the combination of chocolate and peppermint, also making good old sugar cookies!!!!!

December 9, 2013 05:55 AM
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Liz Desjardins said...

Cookies, Cookies and more cookies!! And my favorite Sticky pudding with custard and caramel sauce!! Mmmm…

December 9, 2013 05:57 AM
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Will said...

Looking forward to baking Christmas cookies with my niece.

December 9, 2013 06:02 AM
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Thilwen said...

I’m really looking forward to making pretzel turtles. I’ve never made or tasted them before, but they look pretty easy!

December 9, 2013 06:02 AM
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Jenny Simmons said...

My kids and I bake family cookies every year, a tradition my grandmother started. We use her recipe too. Makes me feel close to home and family back in new york since all extended family make the same cookies evety year!

December 9, 2013 06:03 AM
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Judit M said...

Cookies, cookies!! Always cookies :).

December 9, 2013 06:07 AM
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Julia SR said...

This year, by the first time in my life I set a dough for a gingerbread, and this will be my flavour this Christmas!

December 9, 2013 06:07 AM
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