Tres Leches Cake

Desserts, Holiday, Winter

This Tres Leches Cake is absolute perfection. It’s airy, light, decadent and delicious. This cake is from Latin America and is a sponge cake topped with a three milk mixture. After the milk is absorbed it’s topped with fluffy whipped cream!

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15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Adventures

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

We are in the thick of holiday cooking/baking season and everyone’s presents are still at the store! So, I’ve decided to do the most logical thing: bake a bunch of cookies. I figured you probably wanted to bake up some cookies too so here are a collection of 15 Christmas Cookie Recipes just for you!

Iced Oatmeal Cookies – These flat, thin iced oatmeal cookies have been the most baked cookie of this December. They are flawless, perfectly crispy and soft all at the same time. Oatmeal everything!

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – I love these vegan CC cookies. They don’t “taste” vegan, they don’t have that weird texture some vegan baked goods can have. They’re perfection.

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Alfajores – I love these alfajores so much. They remind me of childhood and baking with my family. They’ll melt in your mouth and the sweet manjar blanco on the inside is such a treat.

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies – These are loaded with sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil. They are that perfect balance of savory and sweet.

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Strawberry and Cream Cookies – They’re very festive looking, if I do say. The white and red/pink color are perfect for the holidays.

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies – Do you love coffee/espresso AND cookies. Then this is a match-made in heaven because these taste like both.

15 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Corgi Chai Cookies – These are roll out cookies that aren’t annoying and actually taste good. These are shaped like a corgi but feel free to use whatever cookie cutter you have!

Miso White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Miso adds a lovely savoriness to other wise super sweet white chocolate, creating a lovely little balance.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – I love oatmeal cookies. Period. These have chocolate chip cookies because I figured why ruin them with raisins! But if you are gonna put raisins in them, please put golden raisins. Thank you.

Chewy Chai Masala Snickerdoodles – These are cookies with flavor! FLAVOR. I love how chewy and soft they are. They’re delicious.

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies – Inspired by all the crinkle cookies of the season but with a gingerbread take on them. These are soft and chewy, too.

Chai Masala Chocolate Chip Cookies – I love chocolate chip cookies of every iteration. These have a whole lot of spices in it that complement the chocolate so very much.

Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies – Bourbon and pecan are dreamy together. A true marriage that works. Because there is alcohol involved lol.

Chewy Pistachio Oat Lace Cookies – I love pistachios and oatmeal together. I’m not a big oatmeal in the morning eater but man do I love it in cookies.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Brown butter adds all the flavor. It’s a subtle nuttiness that I love in all cookies, including these.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough – Every time I post a cookie recipe, the chorus asks, “CAN I FREEZE THESE?!” I get it. I truly do. So here’s a whole blog post teaching you how to do that with nearly every cookie ever.

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

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Seared Scallops with Cheesy Acorn Squash Mash

Dinner, Thanksgiving, The Holidays

Seared Scallops with Cheesy Acorn Squash Mash

We’re in the thick of the holiday season and I couldn’t be more pumped to be around all of the holiday decor, pretty twinkly lights and Christmas trees everywhere—I love the holidays! I also obviously love holiday foods like cookies and cheesy appetizers and gingerbread everything. I’ve been sharing my fair share of sweet treats so I wanted to break the typical programming with something super savory and delicious. This Seared Scallops with Cheesy Acorn Squash Mash is just the thing to whip up for a special holiday dinner. Or just a regular weeknight meal since it’s not too difficult at all!

(This post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that keep A Cozy Kitchen cozy.)

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Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Cookies, Desserts, Holiday, The Holidays, Winter

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

If you’ve been here for a bit, you know that I love a crinkle cookie. These Berry Crinkle Cookies were a smash success last Valentine’s Day and I decided that for the holidays we needed a new crinkle cookie, so here we are: Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies.

These are heavy on the spices and molasses. They’re a bit chewy but mostly soft and delicious. They taste like heaven on a plate. A true holiday cookie.

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Holiday Dessert Table with Crate and Barrel

Cakes, Desserts

Holiday Dessert Table with Crate and Barrel

The holidays are upon us and we are all ready basking in the holiday vibes that we love so much. Today I’m super excited to share this Black Walnut Cake recipe with you AND this holiday dessert table with Crate and Barrel! This cake is buttery and nutty and super fluffy. The gingerbread cookies that go around on the outside are added for a bit of cuteness. And this holiday dessert table makes me all excited for this time of year.

I teamed up with Crate and Barrel to show off this fun holiday dessert table—my go-to for holiday décor! This table is the perfect thing to assemble for any holiday or seasonally festive parties you might be throwing.

My Holiday Dessert Table:

I wanted the table to be both super pretty but approachable. Most of these things I made a week or so before, froze them and then baked them up the day of. This made for a super easy, breezy experience. Here’s what I figured I’d set out for guests:

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