Raspberry Chocolate Tart

A light and flaky tart shell is filled with rich chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries. This Raspberry Chocolate Tart is a stunner, and is actually easy to make!
Raspberry Chocolate Tart | ChezCateyLou.com

It literally could not be grosser outside today. Cold and gray and pouring – Will and Kate got the worst weather in NYC!!

Luckily I have a little ray of sunshine on the blog today with my Raspberry Chocolate Tart! And there is a lot more berry love where that came from – My friend Rebecca from Living Better Together is hosting a Merry Berry Holiday Hop!  We are celebrating Christmas together with all things berry!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to check out all the berry goodness.
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms, made with butter instead of shortening, get a festive holiday twist with colored sugar. A Hershey’s Kiss is the final touch!
Peanut Butter Blossoms Christmas Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com

It is official – I have Christmas baking fever. I can’t stop making festive baked goods! The same thing happened to me last year – it is just so much fun to bake this time of year. I love baking old favorites like these and trying something new, like these Peanut Butter Blossoms!

I am not alone in my baking obsession – my friend Erin from The Speckled Palate decided to declare this week Christmas Cookie Week! I am thrilled to join her and some other great bloggers in celebrating all things butter and sugar! If you want to join us this week head to this link to learn more!
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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are my absolute favorite Christmas Cookie! The flavor is rich and chocolatey and the cookies are so fun and festive!
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, my favorite Christmas cookie | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy December! I know I’m a day late in wishing you that…I had every intention of posting these lil Chocolate Shortbread Cookies yesterday morning, but my TiVo was so full of great shows from being away for two weeks that I couldn’t stop watching TV Sunday night. And then promptly fell asleep at 9pm because of JetLag. So, cookies had to wait until today :)

Literally the second we got home from our trip, I was ready for Christmas baking! I was up early Saturday morning and my mind immediately went to my favorite Christmas cookie – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. I am so excited to share this recipe with you today!
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Key Lime Sugar Cookies & a {GIVEAWAY}

A basic slice and bake cookie dough is dressed up with key lime juice and zest, and iced with a key lime glaze. These Key Lime Sugar Cookies are easy to make and taste amazing!

Key Lime Sugar Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com

Jingle bells, jingle bells…..Ok, I know I’m rushing the season a bit here with a Christmas cookie recipe. Well actually, in the land of blogs and of retail I’m right on schedule! But personally I am definitely not ready for Christmas just yet. BUT. I have an amazing giveaway today – $250 towards holiday cards at Minted.com. How awesome is that?! So to go with a holiday card giveaway, I just HAD to make Christmas cookies!! Although to be fair, Key Lime Sugar Cookies would really be great any time of year! No more Christmas recipes until December after this, I promise.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win this amazing giveaway! With $250 you could get some really great holiday cards! And Minted has the cutest stuff, I’m obsessed!

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Chocolate Chip Raspberry Muffins

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Muffins are light and fluffy, and bursting with sweet raspberries and melty chocolate chips. So easy to make – they are the perfect weekend breakfast!
Chocolate Chip Raspberry Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

Saturday morning…to me it is absolutely the best time of the week. I just love the feeling of lazily waking up and having the promise of the entire weekend to do whatever I want. And as I’m sure you could guess, what I want to do almost always involves baking. You’ve probably noticed an abundance of breakfast recipes on Chez CateyLou, and that’s because I love making breakfast for us on Saturday mornings. Muffins and donuts and coffee cake and pancakes – I love all of them! Last Saturday I made Chocolate Chip Raspberry Muffins and wow, did we devour these. I love a good raspberry muffin, and of course melty chocolate chips can only make things better.

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