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Bacon Ginger Bread Cookie Dippers

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Once we finish stuffing our faces this week during all the Thanksgiving Day festivities, it’s seriously time to think about Christmas. And when I say ‘seriously’, I mean cookies. Sure you can go for your run-of-the-mill holiday cookies or you can take your cookie experience to a whole new level. So today I am literally pushing the flavor boundaries of the holiday dessert realm with these Bacon Ginger Bread Cookie Dippers paired with Heluva …

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Waffle Fry Shortbread Cookies

A question I am often asked is why I named my blog ‘The Frosted Petticoat’. Well, the short answer is that I like to pair seemingly dichotomous flavors in perfect harmony. It’s like looking at a gorgeous painted petticoat from afar, only to realize that close-up it’s actually made of frosting. That’s where the whimsy comes in, of course. Cooking should be fun and you should feel free to experiment with unusual pairings. There really are no rules in the kitchen. And if you’re a rule bender like me, you might just come up with some ‘frosted petticoats’ of your …

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5 Must-Try Dessert Recipes

GUEST WRITER: Robin Young Burinskiy of Feather & Flint Robin is a writer & photographer living in the suburbs of Boston. Blogging occupies all of her waking hours—from 9 to 5, she’s the managing editor & content writer for a growing company’s blog; and in her free time, she recently started Feather & Flint, her lifestyle blog. She writes thought-provoking pieces about relationships & careers; gathers recipes & playlists for the perfect dinner party; posts photos & advice from her world travels; and so much more.  Follow along with Robin: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+.   At the risk of revealing …

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Buttered Sugar Cookies

Now that it’s officially the holiday season, you might find yourself in need for creative photo card ideas.  Well today we have two photographer’s fun takes on this end of the year tradition.  The first features a retro-y styled couple baking classic sugar cookies.  The second is a modernly fun take on the ugly christmas sweater.  So take a gander at these two vastly different photo shoots and start scheming the theme of your holiday card… and while you’re at it, bake up our Buttered Sugar Cookie recipe inspired by today’s events. BUTTERED SUGAR COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 cup of butter …

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Winter White Chocolate Macarons

Oh the weather outside is frightful… so let’s embrace it!  If you’re looking for some cold-weather party inspiration then you’ve come to the right spot.  Onida Cruz of Petite Seats worked collaboratively with a team of vendors to produce today’s Winter Wonderland, petite-sized styled shoot.  And my, oh, my is it a gorgeous one!  Complete with angel wings, a grand table setting, and a dessert table to rival even the sweetest dreams, this is one children’s party your little munchkin wouldn’t want to miss.  Inspired by the heavenly desserts, we’ve added our own Winter White Chocolate Macarons recipe to the mix. …

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Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tis the season for milk and cookies!  So why not spice up this favorite midnight snack with a little bourbon?!  Inspired by today’s gorgeous wedding, we’ve invented a devilishly yummy Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.  So bake up a batch and revel in the chilly glory of Kerry and Chris’s beautiful Maine winter nuptials. BOURBON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon of bourbon 8 ounces dark chocolate chips 2 1⁄2 cups of flour 1 cup of butter (softened) 2 cups of granulated sugar 2 eggs 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to …

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Sunflower Biscotti

[yumprint-recipe id=’45’]I’ve recently received some emails from brides-to-be who are concerned with the use of flowers for autumn-themed weddings.  In short, they feel that their only options are to use fall leaves as floral arrangements.  Although I’m certainly a sucker for the oranges and reds of the season, why not try sunflowers?  The end of their peak season is in October and they carry with them that overall feel of Autumn decadence.  Don’t believe me?  Then check out this gorgeously styled California bridal shoot and warm up with a crunchy plate of our Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti that was inspired by …

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Amaretto Finger Cookies

AMARETTO FINGER COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 tablespoons of Amaretto 1/2 cup of raw almonds 1 egg yolk 1 cup of flour 1/3 cup of granulated sugar 1/4 cup of unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a stand mixer, combine the sugar, butter, amaretto, and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour and baking powder to the stand mixer. Change your mixer attachment to a dough hook and mix until a ball of dough has formed. Roll out the dough on parchment paper …