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cookies & cream blossom bars

cookies and cream blossom bars on a cooling rack

These cookies & cream blossom bars take a fun detour from the classic blossom cookie with a cookies & cream-flavored twist that’s baked in bar form. A dense and fudgy chocolate cookie bar is topped with a snowfall of sparkling sugar and Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘N’ Creme candies for a delightful dessert that’s easy and perfect for cookie exchanges or holiday parties (or for going directly in your mouth).

stained glass window cookies

stained glass window cookies on a plate

Ready to bake the prettiest cookies for Christmas? ME TOO. These Stained Glass Window Cookies are both stunning and simple: the perfect combination. A super-forgiving sugar cookie dough with a kiss of molasses is baked with centers of crushed candies and decorated with icing for a fun, festive and straightforward cookie recipe you’ll want to bake year after year.

chai gingerbread pancakes

stack of pancakes on a plate with a drizzle of maple syrup on top

Everyone plans for the big meal at Thanksgiving, but what about breakfast? Start your holiday off on the right foot with these chai gingerbread pancakes. Loaded with chai-inspired spices and molasses, these fluffy and flavorful flapjacks are a great option for the day’s first meal — or any time during the holiday season.

cranberry old fashioned

cranberry old fashioned in a glass

Take your favorite classic cocktail up a festive notch with this delish Cranberry Old Fashioned cocktail! A super-easy cranberry simple syrup makes this bourbon drink sweet, tart and perfect for the holidays.

chocolate pumpkin pie

slice of pumpkin pie on a plate

Why settle for pumpkin pie when you can have CHOCOLATE pumpkin pie? This pie recipe takes the classic to the next level with a graham cracker crust and a smooth ganache topping along with a drizzle of melted milk chocolate. Every bite is the silky-spiced pumpkin pie you know and love with a kiss of decadent chocolate as a bonus. I’m making room on my holiday dessert table for this pie, and I think you should, too.

fudgy oreo brownies

cut-up brownies on a cooling rack

Dense and decadent fudgy brownies + chopped Oreo cookies = the kind of math I can get behind. These easy-to-make treats are based on my go-to brownie recipe from my new cookbook Comfort Baking, but I’m sharing the recipe here today with a cookies-and-cream-flavored twist! Get ready to eat the whole pan of these bars, because they are G-O-O-D.