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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Debra Brungardt said...

Me me me , Pick me PLEASE!!!! We make lots of Candy Fudge Cakes & Pies for the Holidays.

December 9, 2013 06:09 AM
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Kathleen said...

I am looking forward to making cake pops for Christmas. Thanks for giveaway.

December 9, 2013 06:12 AM
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Brandi said...

English Toffee! I only make it once a year, and my oh my, is it yummy!

December 9, 2013 06:12 AM
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Antonella said...

I’m looking forward to baking. I love making holiday treats but baking my Nonna’s good old fashioned Sicilian biscotti is my favorite. She passed away before I was born so when I bake her cookies it feels like I have a little part of her here still.

December 9, 2013 06:14 AM
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Anne Haun said...

Frosted decorated cookies!

December 9, 2013 06:16 AM
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Caley Buxton said...

We make butter cookies that we decorate with icing and sprinkles; they are so fun and pretty!

December 9, 2013 06:18 AM
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Sandi said...

Every year my best friend and I get together for a night and bake like crazy to give away to our family and friends. I also spend a day baking with my sons. I think I am most looking forward this holiday season to gingerbread man cookies because my sons made the dough and are so excited. They would love to play with the cake pop kits!

December 9, 2013 06:19 AM
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margaret said...

Cookies, sugar, thumbprints, rumballs, wedding, the works its the only time of year I do cookies.

December 9, 2013 06:19 AM
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Valerie said...

I’m looking forward to making cookies for my cookie swap…I’m thinking chocolate and mint something…

December 9, 2013 06:24 AM
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Andrea McCoy said...

I’m going to attempt Pumpkin Roll for the first time! Normally I just let my mom take the reigns, but I’m taking on the challenge this year!

December 9, 2013 06:26 AM
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KaySue said...

I’m looking forward to making cookies and candies for some special neighbors.

December 9, 2013 06:27 AM
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Nutty Lee said...

I’m looking forward to just a simple chocolate chip cookies to boost up my Christmas spirit~

Greeting from the other side of the world~ I’m from Bangkok, Thailand, hope I can join this giveaway. If not, thanks for sharing all great information up on this website. I do enjoy reading your blog..^^…

December 9, 2013 06:29 AM
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Joan Calderon said...

fruit cake and red velvet ;;; yum yum yum!

December 9, 2013 06:36 AM
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Wendy Swanson said...

My daughter and I love making cutout cookies….and our homemade caramels!

December 9, 2013 06:37 AM
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Ashley said...

I’m looking forward to raisin cookies. A holiday staple around here!

December 9, 2013 06:42 AM
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Christine Ziegler said...

Two things on my baking list. First- when out in Yellowstone this past September, LOVED the buffalo so bought a buffalo cookie cutter- so need to make buffalo cookies! Then promised the gals at a local nursing home that I visit- lemon poppyseed poundcake. All meant to give away to make others smile and me- have fun in the making! And Jamie above me- I’ll bet you’ll do just fine!

December 9, 2013 06:45 AM
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Penny said...

Snowball cookies that my sister makes

December 9, 2013 06:46 AM
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Danita Rayhbuck said...

Actually, all my favorite cookies!

December 9, 2013 06:48 AM
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Cindy J said...

I’m looking forward to making the caramel squares. It just isn’t Christmas without them!

December 9, 2013 06:50 AM
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Jan Johnson said...

I am going to make some Candy Crack! Actually we just call it that as you can’t stop eating it! Crackers poured over with a caramel-type sauce made with butter and brown sugar, then baked, then coated with chocolate chips that melt and get spread over the top. It is SO good!

December 9, 2013 06:51 AM
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Mel G said...

I can’t wait for plum pudding!

December 9, 2013 06:51 AM
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Tisha Godfrey said...

I look forward most to making my Nana’s walnut crescent cookies. Every Christmas I make them and think of her. It’s like she is right there in the kitchen with me. Love seeing her handwritten recipe on the old tattered index card and I will never rewrite it!

December 9, 2013 06:52 AM
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steph said...

gingerbread men are my favorite!

December 9, 2013 06:53 AM
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Renuka lallbahadur said...

Im looking forward to making a pear and pecan cake with cream cheese frosting.

December 9, 2013 06:54 AM
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Jaime said...

Definitely spicy oatmeal cookies…and chocolate/peppermint anything!

December 9, 2013 06:58 AM
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Catie K. said...

I can’t wait to make no bake cookies and my grandmas amazig press cookies!

December 9, 2013 06:59 AM
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mindy1 said...

Soo cute :D

December 9, 2013 07:01 AM
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Stacey said...

I love making and giving away peanut butter bon bons, but I love sampling gingerbread anything! I might have a gingerbread problem!

December 9, 2013 07:01 AM
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Dorthy E said...

Adorable. Can’t wait to make these!

December 9, 2013 07:02 AM
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Michelle Alexander said...

My favorite is chocolate rum balls. I should try putting them on a stick…hmmmmm. sounds yummy

December 9, 2013 07:02 AM
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Barbara said...

I love to make all the candies and cookies!

December 9, 2013 07:03 AM
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Katie said...

I love fudge!

December 9, 2013 07:04 AM
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Pat said...

I am looking forward to making cookies with my granddaughter.
She would love any of your cake pops.

December 9, 2013 07:04 AM
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Jessica said...

I can’t wait to make holiday cookies.

December 9, 2013 07:09 AM
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Kathleen Hendry said...

I’m looking forward to making my Christmas cookies, especially the Mexican wedding type cookies.

December 9, 2013 07:10 AM
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Cheryle said...

I’m looking forward to making these adorable stockings and some cupcakes!

December 9, 2013 07:13 AM
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Krista said...

I am looking forward to making Oreo peppermint fudge, cookie dough pops and of course some cake pops too.

Krista

December 9, 2013 07:14 AM
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Melissa said...

Sugar cookies!!!!!!!! I make cake pops quite a bit but I have trouble with not eating the mix before I dip the chocolate!!

December 9, 2013 07:15 AM
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Erin said...

I”ve been teaching my daughters to love the art of baking, and we have gathered info on our family members’ favorite cookies. We try to make each kind every year for a family favorites platter! Happy Holidays Bakerella!

December 9, 2013 07:16 AM
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Moriah said...

Tonight I’m baking your chocolate-peppermint cookies for my class’ Christmas party! First time with using my kitchen aid! So excited!

December 9, 2013 07:16 AM
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Katie Rose said...

My seven layer rainbow cookies! I only make them at Christmas :-)

December 9, 2013 07:17 AM
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Dorean Corson said...

i am looking forward to cookies, i love to make them and eat them!! Grandkids are my little helpers now, I love it!

December 9, 2013 07:18 AM
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Sandy said...

I’m looking forward to making treats for my 2 daughters classes. They LOVE to help me with the CAKE POPS and everyone enjoys them!! My daughters would be beside themselves if I won’t this!! Merry Christmas!!! (I might just have to give these stockings a try)

December 9, 2013 07:19 AM
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Melissa said...

Love cake pops!!!!

December 9, 2013 07:21 AM
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allieizziesweets said...

I’m looking forward to baking, decorating and sharing baked goods with family and friends this holiday season. This year all the kids are old enough to help which should make for a fun and MESSY holiday season :)) After all, a messy kitchen is a sign of happiness!!

December 9, 2013 07:21 AM
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Claudia said...

These stocking cake pops are awesome! I look forward to making the no bake cake pops using gingerbread oreos. I made them last year into xmas trees. They were a big hit and simple!

December 9, 2013 07:21 AM
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Cynthia J. said...

I love making cinnamon rolls for holiday breakfasts.

December 9, 2013 07:21 AM
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Kim Patterson said...

I am looking forward to making sugar cookies wit my son who turns eight next week. I am hoping he will never get to old to want to bake cookies with his Mom!

December 9, 2013 07:23 AM
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Jennifer said...

I want to make caramels.

December 9, 2013 07:25 AM
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Lety said...

I love baking with my daughter and these stocking stuffers are so cute, awesome gift for classroom xmas party!

December 9, 2013 07:26 AM
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Jeannine DiBart said...

I love making biscotti!

December 9, 2013 07:26 AM
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Jami Brady said...

I’m looking forward to making mini key lime pies and perfecting cake pops.

December 9, 2013 07:27 AM
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Jen said...

Fudge!!!!

December 9, 2013 07:27 AM
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Heather said...

I have already made my grandma’s christmas cookies and I think my next will be a black and white cookie

December 9, 2013 07:28 AM
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Cristy said...

I love huge trays of cookies, different shapes, colors and sizes .

December 9, 2013 07:30 AM
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Tedisa Castle said...

Those stockings are so darn adorable! I look forward most to making my Christmas cookies, I probably end up eating more than I giveaway. …lol!

December 9, 2013 07:33 AM
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Hope said...

I’m looking forward to making cookies for Santa with my kids, and I can’t wait to taste my moms homemade divinity fudge!

December 9, 2013 07:35 AM
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Amanda said...

Ginger snaps! My favourite holiday cookie by far :)

December 9, 2013 07:35 AM
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SharonD said...

I will be making my favorite chocolate raspberry almond torte for Christmas dinner. It also has a bit of raspberry liqueur in the ingredients and that along with dark chocolate and fresh raspberries make it SO delicious!

December 9, 2013 07:35 AM
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Tedisa Castle said...

What I look forward to the most is making christmas cookies, the only problem is that I usually eat more then I give away…..lol!

December 9, 2013 07:37 AM
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Dana said...

I’m looking most forward to the smiles my empanadas bring ;)

December 9, 2013 07:40 AM
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Angela said...

I’m looking forward to baking sugar cookies and decorating them with my 2 and 4 year old. It is messy fun!

December 9, 2013 07:41 AM
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Shayla said...

I cannot wait to make classic gingerbread men and a Yule log cake this holiday season

December 9, 2013 07:42 AM
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Deborah said...

Looking forward to some good peppermint bark! ‘Tis the season for all things delicious and chocolate/minty.

December 9, 2013 07:42 AM
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Robin Horton said...

I’m looking forward to making all of the goodies that I only make for Christmas!

December 9, 2013 07:43 AM
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Lena Goodwin said...

Every year I make gingerbread houses for our closest friends. This year there will be seven families. They all come over and bring the candy and decorate them. It is my favorite day, and the kids love that they are decorating a house made from scratch. Ah love it!

December 9, 2013 07:44 AM
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Kim George said...

I’m baking chocolate chip cookies!! I give away frozen cookie dough for Christmas presents. My sister and her family are coming from New Mexico back to Ohio for a week, and I’ll keep her kids jacked up on sugar while they’re here – they won’t calm down until February!

December 9, 2013 07:44 AM
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Shayla said...

I’m looking forward to making gingerbread men and a Yule log cake this holiday seasom

December 9, 2013 07:45 AM
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connie said...

I am looking forward to making cream cheese cut outs with my kids. We love to decorate them for santa. My daugher would love the cakepop kit! The stockings are adorable, I hope I get the book for Christmas. :)

December 9, 2013 07:46 AM
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Karina said...

I’m looking forward to making a perfect gingerbread cookies. Just like yours ;))

December 9, 2013 07:48 AM
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María Noel de Mello said...

I love this set!!! I´m from Uruguay and I want to cook popcakes with “dulce de leche”.

December 9, 2013 07:48 AM
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Lisa said...

Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!

December 9, 2013 07:50 AM
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Frances M said...

We’re baking tri colored cookies and pumpkin rolls. I love your cake pops they are always adorable! Thank you for the contest!

December 9, 2013 07:50 AM
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Shannon said...

I’m excited to make the M&M cookies you posted last week. There’s a wintery mix falling in Boston today so it’s a good day for staying home and baking.

December 9, 2013 07:50 AM
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Lisa Fitch said...

Thank you so much for your generous heart. As always, it is shining bright this season.

I am looking forward to making decorated sugar cookies! I just love all the royal icing and sanding sugar fun you can have. Not to mention butter cream, fondant…… lol

Merry Christmas!!

December 9, 2013 07:52 AM
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Robin Whiting said...

I’m looking forward to making Christmas dinner for my family and salted caramels!

December 9, 2013 07:52 AM
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Tran Nguyen said...

I usually bake a load of goodies to bring into work during the week or so leading up to our Christmas shutdown.. this year though.. I’m most looking forward to homemade fudge and flavored caramels.

December 9, 2013 07:53 AM
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Izzy said...

What a great giveaway for Christmas! I love making stacks of star biscuits and reindeer biscuits to hang on the tree!

December 9, 2013 07:53 AM
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Chad Whiting said...

I’m looking forward to helping my wife make salted caramels. We make them for gifts and I eat a few for taste testing.

December 9, 2013 07:54 AM
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Melissa Saenz said...

Looking forward to our traditional Christmas Eve cookie bake night! So much fun and these pops would be a great addition. ; )

December 9, 2013 07:54 AM
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Marion said...

I would love to win your Cake Pops Toy!! My sons and I often do cake pops since I found out your cute blog.
For this Christmas I will try to do some French pastries.

December 9, 2013 08:04 AM
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Tina Whitson said...

Those little stockings are adorable! Im looking forward to making & eating Italian cookies & pizzelles.

December 9, 2013 08:04 AM
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brittney syrie said...

Im looking forward to making French vanilla gingerbread pops!

December 9, 2013 08:05 AM
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Rachel said...

Loving the chocolate mint combo – so excited to be making and tasting anything that involves that!

December 9, 2013 08:05 AM
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Ilene said...

I love decorated sugar cookies.

December 9, 2013 08:07 AM
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Amanda B. said...

I’m looking forward to baking all my holiday cookies – I made 20 different kinds and hand them out to family and friends.

December 9, 2013 08:08 AM
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Pauline said...

What an awesome giveaway!! I would love to win!!! I am looking forward for school to be over so I can have a cookie decorating party with the kids!!!!

December 9, 2013 08:08 AM
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Shannon said...

I think I have finally figured out how to make nice sugar cookies so I am looking forward to making those! I might try the snow globe cake pops too! Happy Holidays, thanks for the inspiration.

December 9, 2013 08:08 AM
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Tina said...

I am looking forward to making cut-out cookies with my daughters and decorating them with the whole family.

December 9, 2013 08:09 AM
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Dorothy said...

I can’t wait for my dad’s buckwheat pancakes on Christmas morning!

December 9, 2013 08:10 AM
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Kristin Cooper said...

We are planning on making some “payday” bars. :)

December 9, 2013 08:11 AM
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Caroline said...

I am looking forward to my annual Christmas cookie baking day. So may delicious recipes and maybe even a few new ones too!

December 9, 2013 08:12 AM
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Sophia said...

We’re definitely going to make christmas themed cookies! dozens of them! I’m looking forward to all the sweets that will be on our table!

December 9, 2013 08:13 AM
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Anne said...

I always bake my Goobie bars! A recipe I inherited from my HS coach. Every time we win in a game she has this treat for us! & now for my kids every holiday season.

December 9, 2013 08:14 AM
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Melissa said...

I am looking forward to baking my Great Grandmas Sugar Cookies! They are so delicious and not like a typical sugar cookie; they are super soft and airy and they really puff up when you bake them. Yum!!! Without a doubt these sugar cookies are my favorite festive treat! Happy Holidays to all!

December 9, 2013 08:14 AM
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karen said...

This year my daughter is making cookies to give to her friends as presents. She has never much cared about cooking but she has a class where cooking is part of what she learns this year. She made some chocolate chip cookies and now is ready to try another recipe or two.

December 9, 2013 08:18 AM
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Joyce said...

I’m looking forward to eating anything chocolate. Love your stockings. I would love to try to make some.

December 9, 2013 08:21 AM
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Sandi Colwell said...

Looking forward to making fudge and toffee!

December 9, 2013 08:21 AM
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Lisa said...

I always love making English Toffee for my family at this time of year…its our Christmas Candy =)

December 9, 2013 08:22 AM
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Jennifer said...

We love Christmas cookies……but one of our favorites to make is biscotti……cookies that can also be for breakfast…..win, win! We make two varieties at the holidays…….cranberry pistachio with Grand Marnier orange liqueur dipped in white chocolate and cherry almond with di Saronno amaretto dipped in milk chocolate. YUM!!!

December 9, 2013 08:23 AM
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