Holiday Cookies to Bake Now!

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The countdown is on, my friends! Have you put your tree up? Started your Christmas shopping? Finished it? Are you in the midst of cookie baking madness? Please tell me I’m not the only one covered in flour and running solely on cookies for the entire month! It’s the season for baking and sharing, and the sprinkles are flying! I wanted to share my top cookie recipes with you early in the season so you have them all in one place. These are the cookies I make over and over again, and more importantly, the ones you love the most!

Before we get into the spiked and sprinkled, please note that your next email from me will look different! We’re moving on up to a better system, and there will be some fantastic changes around here in the coming weeks! Thank you for being part of it!

Now back to the goods! From homemade milanos and upgraded crinkles, to funfetti shortbread (hello, sprinkles!) there’s something for everyone on your list!

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Bacon and Apple Stuffing Muffins

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Thanksgiving prep is under way, friends, and I’m changing things up with a savory stuffing recipe I have been dying to share with you! In my family, stuffing is the most important side dish on the big day. I don’t think there’s ever been an exact recipe, Grandma or mom have to make it (I swear it tastes better!), and we fight over it. Yes, we fight over bread on a day of giving thanks.

Okay, that may be a bit dramatic, but I will say that if someone walks into the kitchen and catches you with a hand near that stuffing, you’re going to be called out big time, because we all love the edges. You know, those golden, crisp delicious bits, and square footage wise, there’s not too much “edge” which is where the problem comes in…

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Best Thanksgiving Desserts

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The countdown is on, my friends! Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and I don’t know about you, but wasn’t it just September yesterday? Sure feels like time is flying and with that we have big decisions to make – like what are we going to make for Thanksgiving dessert?

Cake, pie, cheesecake? Maybe all of the above. Pumpkin or apple, or are we going to be rebels and show up with the jaw-dropping chocolate whiskey cake? I’m going with all of the above again! I’ve rounded up the best Thanksgiving desserts and whether you’re looking for make ahead, no-bake, or bars so good you may want to fast forward right to the dessert round, I’ve got you covered!

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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Thanksgiving is next week friends, next week! I don’t know how it snuck up on us so quickly, but what I do know is I have your Thanksgiving dessert right here! If you are a fan of cheesecake, but not a fan of the work that normally goes along with it, say hello to your new best friend. Pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars are everything you love about the classic dessert packed into one hand-held bar, crunchy gingersnap crust included!

While I’m calling these beauties pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars, I feel like pumpkin pie cheesecake bars might even be more fitting. It’s like cheesecake and pumpkin pie met and the sparks flew! How amazing would that be on a greeting card?! One day, it’s totally going to happen!

Sometimes I get distracted, but back to the task at hand: Thanksgiving dessert! I wanted to create a show-stopping dessert for Thanksgiving that did not require a show-stopping amount of work. This is the time of year when we all start to get super busy, and my goal is to make life a little easier this season. Bonus points when making life easy turns out this delicious!

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Apple Pie Cupcakes

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The wait is finally over, friends! I know you’ve been patiently waiting for a new apple recipe and I promise, it was worth the wait! I’ve had these apple pie cupcakes stirring in my head for what seems like forever, and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you! Everything you love about classic apple pie, all in one hand-held little cake is the cupcake of the season!

Cinnamon infused cupcakes, caramelized apples, cinnamon buttercream with a little of the good stuff (hello!), and the most adorable pie crust leaf garnish, because I believe dessert should be as delicious to look at as it is to eat! Seriously, they’re like a party on a plate!

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Spooky Spider Peanut Butter Cookies

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Preheat those ovens and get ready to get your bake on, friends! Halloween baking is in full effect at Buttercream Blondie headquarters, and these wonky little peanut butter spider cookies might be my favorite holiday project yet! They might not be too spooky, but I think by this point we all know cute and sprinkled is how I roll!

The best part about these little cookies, besides staring at them, is how easy they are to make. Oh, I should probably mention they’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious too, that is if you can bring yourself to eat them! Something I was definitely able to do – a little too easily!

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Halloween Desserts To Make Now!

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Trick or treat! Halloween is right around the corner, guys and I cannot get enough festive treats and sweets! From homemade caramel apples to everyones’s favorite girly ghost cupcake trio, I want to make them all!

Before I start going on about my love of zhushing up cauldrons and dolling up ghosts with pink sparkly bows, I have some important news to share with you! In the next few weeks, Buttercream Blondie will be getting a whole new look – so exciting! I wanted to give you a heads up that we will be using a new email system, so the recipes in your inbox are going to look a little different, and a whole lot prettier! Stay tuned!

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