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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Holiday Food Fest Edition – Holiday Desserts

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 17, 2009 @ 2:43 am In Christmas,Holidays,Promotions,URS | 38 Comments

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GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congrats to mystrix@ !

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Today’s edition of URS is also the final episode of the Holiday Food Fest [6] that I’ve been participating in with some great bloggers. It’s been great to get a glimpse into other kitchens, particularly those that are sugar and/or gluten-free. Wow! There’s a whole world of eating out there yet to be explored. Last week’s giveaway [7] winner of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil is Jessica Meyer. Jessica blogs at ATX Gluten Free [8].

I hope that you’ve got a great dessert recipe to share with us. I do. This is hands-down one of my kids’ most favorite holiday activity ever, ever, ever. They get giddy just over the idea of it. I wish that I could say I loved it as much. But, the mess-factor involved in cutting out cookies, frosting them, and spreading sprinkles all over my kitchen, does make it a little lower on my personal list of Favorite Holiday Activities. But, as far as family fun goes, it can’t be beat. I mean, look at the expressions on these faces:

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Years ago my mom purchased us a nativity-themed set of cookie cutters. The ensemble includes Mary, Joseph, Jesus, a donkey, a sheep, a camel, wisemen and a star. Using these cutters is a delicious way for our family to keep Christ in Christmas.

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In the past I’ve used my mom’s gingerbread recipe. But, quite honestly, I don’t really like the flavor of ginger cookies. So this year and the last year or so, I wisened up and I use this yummy Butter Cookie recipe [11] from Susan Branch [12]. They are super yummy as evidenced by my quality control officer.

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And the sprinkles aren’t too bad, either.
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What’s your favorite holiday dessert? Share it with us! Leave your permalink below or leave a comment in the comments section.

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Everyone who participates today will be entered for a chance to win this PAISLEY STAR STRIPE apron [16] from D-Lux 57. It’s a 2-pocket flounce mixed print, fully lined in a matching keepsake envelope apron.

(By the way, have you see these aprons [17]?! Oh my! I want one! Pop over and check out the selection. Until January 15, you can get a 10% discount and free shipping when you use the code lifeasmom)

Contest will be open until Sunday night at 8 pm, PST. Winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win.

In the meantime, I can’t wait to see what yummy desserts you create at your house!


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