Chocolate Saltine Toffee aka Christmas Crack

Chocolate Saltine Toffee is so simple to make and tastes absolutely amazing – there is a reason it is called Christmas Crack! Perfect for an easy and festive treat!

Christmas Crack (Chocolate Saltine Toffee) | chezcateylou.com

Are you sick of cookies yet? Wait, is that even possible? I really don’t think so. I know that I could NEVER get sick of cookies. But in case you are, I have a non-cookie Christmas dessert recipe for you. It is called Christmas Crack, aka Chocolate Saltine Toffee. Why is it called Christmas crack? Because you can’t stop eating the stuff! It is sooo good. I don’t know why I did this to myself. I love toffee, so naturally I haven’t been able to stop eating this since I made it. I finally had to hide it in the back corner of my freezer. Let’s hope I forget it is there today!… 

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Chewy Sugar Cookies

These Chewy Sugar Cookies have the most amazing soft yet chewy texture. A little cream cheese in the dough gives them the most incredible flavor.

Chewy Sugar Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com

Can you believe that Christmas is only 6 days away?  I have a lot of baking to do this weekend, and I’m quite excited about it.  I love Christmas baking.  Bring on the cookies!  There are so many amazing recipes that I want to try, it is really hard to narrow it down to just a few.  But each year I know that sugar cookies will be on the baking list in one form or another, and this year Chewy Sugar Cookies were at the top of the list…. 

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies {Guest Post on Twin Stripe}

Soft peanut butter cookies are decorated to look like little reindeer! These Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies are the cutest Christmas cookies ever!

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies, the cutest Christmas Cookies ever! | ChezCateyLou.com

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….cookie season! I really can’t get enough cookies around Christmas, so I am excited to share my cookie love today as a guest poster on Twin Stripe.  Twin Stripe is my friend Katie‘s lovely blog all about food, design, parties, and the fun things in life!  She is going to have some great Christmas recipes this week, so be sure to check them out.

There have been a lot of cookie recipes on Chez CateyLou lately like these gingerbread cookies and these white chocolate cranberry cookies, but I saved my favorite one to share with you today.  These Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies are the cutest cookies I have ever made!  Look at those little faces – aren’t they precious? And as an added bonus, they taste amazing too.
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Gingerbread Cookies and St. Frank Textiles

This recipe for soft and chewy gingerbread cookies is a Christmas staple in my house! You can decorate them with a simple icing and sprinkles, or keep them plain!

Thick and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com #Christmas

Is there any kind of food that says Christma more than a gingerbread cookie? There is just something about the flavor of gingerbread that makes me think about decorating the tree by a cozy fire while Christmas music is playing in the background. And they are so much fun to make because you can choose any shape that you want! I love to get out my cookie cutters each Christmas season and play with them – it makes me feel like a kid! Of course the standard gingerbread man is adorable, but there are so many fun options.  This year I was inspired by these gorgeous ornaments  from St. Frank.

St. Frank sells handmade textiles that are sourced from artisans around the world. This holiday season they are featuring a limited edition Birds of Peace ornament set that consists of four embroidered birds, each one with a unique and beautiful pattern. So I added a new cookie cutter to my collection and got to work.
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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Muffins

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon muffins are so light and fluffy thanks to buttermilk. The flavor combo of the warm cinnamon with the chocolate chips is incredible!

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Sunday! It is bright and sunny here in NYC, a nice change from yesterday when it snowed literally the entire day. But I didn’t mind – it gave me an excuse to bake the day away, starting with these chocolate chip cinnamon muffins. Not that I need an excuse to bake all day :) Plus when you’re all warm and cozy inside, the snow is so pretty. It made the city look so calm and peaceful. It wasn’t quite as pretty and peaceful when I left to go out to dinner. The streets were not plowed, so let’s just say our cab did not have the easiest time driving! Ah the joys of city living…. 

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