Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Happy Monday! Here is a new recipe for my cookie lovers. These gingerbread cookies are different because they have a crackle cookie effect on top which is made with powdered sugar.

Let’s start with the recipe and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram because I just posted the video of how i made these cookies. CLICK HERE.

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Peppermint Bark Cookies

Happy Tuesday! Who is excited about baking Christmas cookies? I am! Here is a recipe that I totally forgot to post last year but here it is!

These cookies are made with dark cocoa powder with a hint of peppermint and vanilla extract. You will coat them in dark and white chocolate melting waffers. Finally, you will sprinkle chopped candy canes. These cookies are so so good! They will scream Christmas in your mouth.

Video for this recipe is posted on my Instagram. Click HERE.

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Christmas Bundt Cake

I am not a fan of fruit cake because they have a lot of candied fruit and the texture is just weird to me. This is a real Christmas cake with a touch of spices, citrus flavors, some dried fruit and nuts.

The steps of this recipe are very easy to follow BUT you should know that you’ll need quite a few ingredients (easy to find at the grocery store) so your cake taste amazing.

Video for this recipe is posted on my blog. Click HERE.

Let’s start baking.

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Apple Fritter Scones

When life is busy and I don’t have time to bake from scratch I look for options that are quick, taste good and made with good quality ingredients.

Scones are one of the things I enjoy eating with a big cup of coffee or tea. Some time ago, I discovered these scone mixes by Sticky Fingers Bakeries and fell in love with them because the taste and texture are always on point! These mixes are perfect for holiday baking season because you can choose from different flavors like cranberry orange, apple cinnamon, apple fritter, maple oat, pumpkin spice, etc. They also have a couple of gluten-free options.

Because it is Fall season I am going to show you how to make Apple Fritter Scone-Nuts. They are crumbly and have small apple chunks, so so good! You will need just some cold water for the scone mix and vanilla glaze (yes, it comes with a glaze mix too!) . If you want to give these scones a try, click here so you can purchase them and use a special discount code (20% OFF): SFB20

Let’s start with the recipe and don’t forget to watch my videos of this post on my Instagram @pastry_tales

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Gingerbread Muffins

It has been really cold here in Northern California and all I can think of is wearing fuzzy socks, Christmas decorations, gingerbread and peppermint mocha lattes. Also, I’m feeling a little homesick. My plan this year was to travel to Peru and spend the holidays with my parents but because COVID I can’t do that anymore. Anyway, I will start decorating soon because that cheers me up a lot plus baking for Christmas season is something that I love.

Here is a quick and easy recipe for gingerbread muffins that you can make at home. Very soft muffins made with spices like ginger, cloves and cinnamon. I also added one of my favorite ingredients to use during the holidays: crystallized ginger chips. The glaze is a vanilla drizzle that will make them look more festive.

Don’t forget to visit me on Instagram because I just posted the video of how I made these muffins. Click Here.

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Bizcochitos

I am very excited because this is my first holiday cookie recipe of the year. Bizcochitos are very popular in New Mexico during Christmas time. They were originally created by the first Spanish colonists of New Mexico as a way of expressing the local culture. These crispy cookies consist of butter or lard, sugar, orange, flour, baking powder, and spices such as cinnamon and anise.

These are the perfect cookies to start a cheerful holiday baking plus your house will smell amazzzing!!

If you want to watch the videos of how I made these cookies, visit me on Instagram. Click HERE.

Let’s start with the recipe.

Note: My preference for this recipe is to use BUTTER, but you are welcome to use lard.

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Argentinian Alfajores (Marplatenses)

Alfajores are very popular in South America and each country has their own favorite version. Theses alfajores are originally from Mar de la Plata- Argentina and sold everywhere. You can even find these type of alfajores in stores and airports all over South America. Havanna brand sells them and they are one of the things I always buy when I go to Peru.

I have tested this recipe a couple of times and finally I am very happy with the results and that is why I’m sharing this recipe with you.

Video of how I make this recipe is on my Instagram. Click HERE.

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Spooky Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy Tuesday! We are so close to celebrate Halloween that I was in the mood of making some spooky treats. These soft red velvet cupcakes are topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. They are decorated with red food gel and scary eye sprinkles.

Let’s start with the recipe.

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Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes

Dulce de leche is a very popular treat in South America. It is a milk-based caramel. You can find it at the stores (my favorite brand La Lechera) or you can make your own boiling a can of condensed milk but this process takes a bit of your time so I totally recommend buying it at the store.

And because pumpkin and dulce de leche are 2 of my favorite things, I had to put them together in a cupcake.

Soft pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with a vanilla-dulce de leche buttercream = Delish!

Let’s start with the recipe.

Follow me on Instagram so you can watch the video of how I made these cupcakes. Click HERE.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Happy Tuesday friends! I am a bit sad because this is one of my last pumpkin recipes of the year. I have baked with pumpkin for 2 months now so I think I have a good amount of pumpkin recipes for you to choose from. Starting November, you will find Christmas recipes.

But for now, let’s talk about this incredible easy coffee cake. The cake part is made with browned butter which adds a special nutty flavor, pumpkin puree, spices, yogurt, eggs, very simple ingredients. The crumb topping is made with cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, flour, super easy. Finally, the glaze is a simple vanilla icing that is made with vanilla bean paste.

Let’s start with the recipe and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram because I just posted the video of how to make this delicious recipe. Click HERE.

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