Christmas Cookies Are for Blogging

Festive Florentines (naturally gluten-free!)

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In Europe many Christmas cookies are nut-based, held together with either beaten egg whites or some form of caramel. Florentines are one of the most popular, a caramel-base cookie rich with almonds. They’re sold and enjoyed year-round, but are especially prized during the holidays.  They are naturally gluten-free, too!

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Secret Ingredient Chocolate Truffles!

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I recently attended a healthy holiday brunch.  The surprise hit of the meal was a simple chocolate truffle.  Yes, a healthy chocolate truffle.  That didn’t TASTE healthy at all!  Smooth.  Creamy.  Decadent.  ZOMG. You’re not going to believe this, but I am telling you…the secret ingredient was…

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Gingerbread Oreo White Chocolate Cups

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This recipe capitalizes on the ease and popularity of the famous Oreo Truffle, with a holiday twist using the yummy gingerbread Oreos that have been available during the holidays for the past few years.  I enjoy making homemade peanut-butter cups and I find that these are a bit easier to make than the truffles.

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