04 December 2018

5 Cookie Recipes for Christmas

Here are 5 easy cookie recipes for Christmas ! From the best ever chocolate chip cookies to almond sablés, you'll be sure to find the perfect cookie treat to leave for Santa !


If I had to choose only one thing I love doing in December, it would be baking cookies. Cookies are so easy and quick to make, and there are so many different types ! Chocolate chip cookies (milk, dark, or white), double chocolate cookies, snickerdoodles, sablés (sugar cookies), the list goes on ! In this post, you'll find five easy Christmas cookie recipes to try this month.

Easy Cookie Recipes for Christmas

1. ALMOND SABLÉS (Almond Shortbread Cookies)

These buttery sablés (French shortbread cookies) are made using ground almonds and a couple of drops of almond extract to take the almond flavor up a notch. Only four ingredients and no eggs required ! Use a star shaped cookie cutter to make these more festive !

almond shortbread cookies

2. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

Soft double chocolate cookies are made with white chocolate chips folded into a dark chocolate cookie base.

white chocolate chip chocolate cookies

3. SNICKERDOODLES (Baking soda and cream of tartar free)

Want to make delicious cinnamon cookies that stay soft ? This Snickerdoodles recipe uses only baking powder, no baking soda and no cream of tartar involved !

Snickerdoodles no baking soda no cream of tartar

4. CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW COOKIES

These chocolate cookies are topped with mini marshmallows : they're a hot chocolate in cookie form and perfect for Christmas !

Mini marshmallow cookies

5. THE BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've used it for years and it makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever. These are the ones that get left out for Santa every year ! ;)

best chocolate chip cookies

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Let me know in the comments if you try one of these cookie recipes for Christmas ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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06 November 2018

5 Autumn Dessert Recipes

Here are five dessert recipes to get you through Autumn ! These cookies, tarts, and cakes will be the perfect treats to eat on rainy afternoons.



Here is an Autumn recipe round-up post for you ! These five dessert recipes make the perfect treats and snacks for those rainy, grey Fall afternoons ! Brownies, chocolate cake, cookies and bars, tarts : you're sure to find something you like here (and if you don't, check out the recipe index, or search recipes by ingredients.)

TARTE AU SUCRE
Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !
Tarte au sucre (literally "sugar tart") is a specialty from the North of France. A thin round brioche is topped with a mixture of heavy cream and light brown sugar. This classic French dessert is easier to make than it looks !

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
Milk, white and dark chocolate brownies
Milk and white chocolate chips are added to a dark chocolate brownie base to make these brownies a delicious triple threat !

EGG FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE

How to make chocolate cake without eggs
This delicious, moist chocolate cake is made without eggs.

APPLESAUCE OAT BARS

apple oatmeal squares
Applesauce oat bars are very easy to make. They'll be perfect as an afternoon snack or for breakfast.

NOUGAT CREAM WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nougat cream white chocolate chip cookies – Chewy white chocolate chip cookies with a nougat cream cookie base.

Hope you enjoy these recipes !

02 October 2018

Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nougat cream white chocolate chip cookies – Chewy white chocolate chip cookies with a nougat cream cookie base.


Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
I based this easy recipe for nougat cream white chocolate chip cookies on my best chocolate chip cookies ever recipe. These cookies had been on my mind for a while, and with Autumn here I finally decided that it was time to try them out. They turned out perfect ! The nougat cream adds a nutty flavor to the cookies, and the white chocolate chips are a nice addition to these chewy cookies.

I actually cut up a block of white baking chocolate to make chocolate chunks – as I said in my chocolate chip cookie recipe post, that's what I always do. You get more chocolate per cookie bite, and it's cheaper. Win win !
You can find nougat cream on Amazon in the US. You can also use nougat cream to make nougat cream cookie slices.

Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
To make these white chocolate chip nougat cream cookies, you have to start by creaming the softened butter and nougat cream, then mix in the sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, then slowly mix in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) before you add in the white chocolate chips. You can bake the cookies right away, or keep the dough in the fridge to bake later. Bake for 12 minutes, until the edges are a nice golden color.

This recipe makes about 15 cookies (I use an ice cream scoop to make the cookie dough balls). The cookies will keep for up to a week in an airtight container.

Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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    Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Here's how to make nougat cream white chocolate chip cookies :

    Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies


    Ingredients :
    120g of nougat cream
    60g of softened butter
    170g of unrefined sugar
    2 eggs
    1 tsp of vanilla extract
    310g of flour
    2 tsp of baking powder
    1/2 tsp of salt
    100g of white chocolate chip or chunks

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven.
  • Cream the butter and nougat cream. Mix in the sugar.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, mix until well-incorporated.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt, and gradually add them to the cookie dough. Add the white chocolate chips. Mix until well-incorporated.
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Use spoons or an ice cream scoop to shape cookie dough balls, and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 150/180°C (TH5/6) for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are a golden color.



  • Nougat Cream White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    18 September 2018

    Banana Oat Bars

    These oat crumble bars are full of banana flavor and are super easy to make with only a few ingredients !


    banana oatmeal squares
    This banana oat bars recipe is the same as this applesauce oat bars recipe, only the applesauce has been switched for mashed bananas and banana slices. These banana oat squares are super easy to make, and they only require basic ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, oats, baking powder and salt, and bananas). This oat bar recipe is egg-free.
    These oatmeal banana bars will be the perfect after-school snack for Autumn !

    banana oatmeal squares
    To make these banana oat bars, you will need to whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, oats, salt and baking powder), and then add in the softened butter. Combine using your fingers until it forms crumbs. You then have to flatten some of the mixture in a baking pan, and bake for 15 minutes.
    Mash a couple of bananas, spread over the bottom of the bars, add banana slices over the mashed bananas, and sprinkle the rest of the oat crumble on top before baking for 35 minutes.
    Keep these banana bars in a box for up to a week. I kept mine at room temperature.

    You might also like these recipes :
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    Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
    Applesauce Oat Bars


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    banana oatmeal squares
    Here's how to make banana oat bars :

    banana oatmeal squares


    Ingredients :
    190g of flour
    150g of sugar
    1/8 tsp of salt
    1 tsp of baking powder
    150g of rolled oats
    175g of butter, softened
    3 bananas

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and oats.
  • Add in the butter and combine (using your fingers) until it forms crumbs.
  • In an 8x8in (20x20cm) pan covered in baking paper, spread a little over half of the mixture, and flatten it (using the bottom of a glass or your fingers) to form the base of the banana bars. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Mash two of the bananas, and slice the third one.
  • Take the pan out of the oven, spread the mashed bananas on the base, add the banana slices and sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top.
  • Bake for 35 minutes (at 150/180°C).
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars.


  • banana oatmeal squares

    banana oatmeal squares

    14 June 2018

    5 Summer Dessert Recipes

    Here are 5 Summer dessert recipes, from nectarine layer cake to apricot tart and raspberry cupcakes. You can also get ready to bake French desserts such as Tarte Tropézienne or a Fraisier !


    summer fruit dessert recipe

    05 June 2018

    Nougat Cream Cookie Slices

    Nougat cream cookies slices are made with a shortbread cookie base, nougat cream and a white chocolate drizzle.


    nougat cookie bars squares
    I have a giant jar of nougat cream in the pantry. That giant jar of nougat cream will expire soon, so I need to use it up. I looked up recipes online to try and find a way to use nougat cream in a recipe, unfortunately, every dessert recipe either uses actual nougat or they're recipes to make nougat cream (and I already have it so those recipes are useless to me.)

    24 May 2018

    Fraisier (French Strawberry Cake)

    Fraisier is a French strawbery cake : a génoise (white cake) is filled with crème mousseline and fresh strawberries. This is a classic French dessert.


    french strawberry dessert
    Fraisier is a fancy French word for strawberry cake. If you want to know how to pronounce it, go : fray zee ey. There, you can now say fraisier ;)

    Strawberry cake (this version, filled with cream and fresh strawberries) has been one of my favorite desserts ever since I was a little one. Most birthday cake pictures from my first ten years on this planet are of fraisiers. I think it's because it combines a lot of my favorite things when it comes to desserts : strawberries, cake, and cream. A lot of cream.

    16 May 2018

    Chocolate Banana Mini Cakes

    This recipe for moist chocolate banana mini cakes is the perfect way to use up ripe bananas.


    chocolate banana muffins
    After chocolate chip banana cookies, here come chocolate banana mini cakes. I'm just thinking about those poor ripe bananas, you know. I want you to use them up, and making these chocolate banana cakes is the perfect way to do just that.
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