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12/11/10

TOH Gingerbread Christmas Tree


I had a great time making these Gingerbread Christmas Tree's. I gave one to a friend and we ate the other one. I didn't follow the directions and make the star templates but next time I will. Well, actually I went out and bought 7 stacking star shape cookie cutters. So, next year tree will look a lot nicer. I LOVE this Gingerbread recipe, it introduced me to a new spice cardamom. I had never baked with it before and it is a nice addition to the recipe.


Spice Out with Ginger, Clove and Poppy

12/5/10

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

I Love Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joe's




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My youngest sons school asked people to donate desserts for the cake walk at the Candy Land Breakfast. I thought Candy Cane Cupcakes would be the perfect dessert, since they're simple, delicious and too cute.
I just used a Betty Crocker Cake mix because I find at these kind of events my cake box goes over better with the kids and parents. So here is my recipe
1 box cake mix (follow direction on box)
1/3 Cup crushed Candy Cane
2 Tablespoon Ghiradelli Unsweetened Cocoa
12 (split) Trader -Joe's Peppermint Joe-Joe's
I poured the cake mix onto the cookie and baked as the directions called for.
I haven't frosted them yet because I don't need to decorate them till Friday afternoon. I will add those pictures on Saturday.
I did taste test one of the cupcakes without frosting and it was delicious.

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