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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
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congrats to mystrix@ !
Today’s edition of URS is also the final episode of the Holiday Food Fest  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  winner of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil is Jessica Meyer. Jessica blogs at ATX Gluten Free .
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:
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.
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  from Susan Branch . They are super yummy as evidenced by my quality control officer.
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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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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