The Twelve Days of Holiday Treats!
Once again, this year, from December 1st-12th I’ll post a new holiday treat recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining!
The recipes I’m sharing are small-er batch (perfect for this year when many of us will still be attending/ hosting smaller gatherings) – each recipe makes 1-dozen or a few more smaller-sized treats that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim. Check out the treats from 2019 and 2020 at the bottom of this post too for more inspiration!
Today’s treat is inspired by a favourite drink – hot chocolate (NOT hot cocoa, despite what you might see on the Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, why cocoa, not chocolate? Anyway, I digress…) and a favourite recipe – Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Macarons.
However, since none of us have time in the holiday season to faff around making macarons, this is a simplified version – macarons à l’ancienne (you can get the recipe in In the French kitchen with kids or, there’s a version here). Essentially crackly cookies that are a bit crispy around the edges but soft in the middle, sandwiched together with a marshmallow-y filling, adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s “Marshmallow or Seven-Minute Frosting“.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Bring to room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
for the cookies
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Make the cookies:
Make the filling:
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Bring to room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
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Check out 2021’s 12 Days of Holiday Treats:
Day 1: Speculoos financiers
Day 3: Madeleines à la Clémentine
Day 7: Linzer Cookies
Day 9: Choc-Mint Thumbprint Cookies
Day 11: Strawberry Santa Hats
Day 12: Mulled Wine Jam
Check out 2020’s 12 Days of Holiday Treats:
Day 1: Rice Krispie Wreaths
Day 2: Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
Day 3: Peppermint Bark
Day 4: Orangettes
Day 6: Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Day 7: Orange Pim’s
Day 8: Mendiants
Day 12: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Check out 2019’s 12 Days of Holiday Cookies:
Day 2: Jam Drops
Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice
Day 4: Melting Moments
Day 5: White Christmas
Day 6: Langues de Chat
Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice
Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits
Day 9: Rocky Road
Day 10: Honey Joys
Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles
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