12 Days of Giveaways: Favorite holiday treats

January 02, 2013

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[This is a repost from the original 12 Days of Christmas]

The holidays are upon us and Christmas joy is in the air. There is perhaps no more highly anticipated and delicious holiday task than baking cookies. Here’s a selection of my favorite Christmas cookies!

O Tannerbaum Cupcakes

Serve this snowy dessert this holiday season. A fluffy cupcakes as the base and a ice cream one covered with Snowy Frosting, and decorated with silver jewels. Save some sugar to create beds of “snow” for serving. via Better Homes and Gardens

Peppermint Hot Chocolate & Mocha Spoons

These spoons make a sweet homemade gift for treats, coworkers, and friends! via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Stained glass trees

To make your own cookie shapes, draw a simple Christmas-tree or ornament shape onto a manila folder, and cut it out. Place the cutout on rolled-out cookie dough, and cut around it with the tip of a paring knife. Fill with your favorite candy! via Martha Stewart

Rudolph cookies

I can’t get over how fun and simple these Christmas Rudolph cookies are! All you need is a cookie, piped chocolate, a red candy sweet such as a Skittle or M&M, and a tiny amount of sugar glue. via Moje Wypieki 

Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes

I’m trading my Starbucks gingerbread latte for a gingerbread latte cupcake. Find your Christmas flavors in this gingerbread cupcake recipe. Throw some coffee in the batter and your all set for a perfectly baked gingerbread latte. Giving balance to the spice is a lemon cream cheese for an acidic bite of sweetness. via Bakers Royale

Jam Straws

Quick and elegant looking jam straws filled with raspberry jam and puff pastry. I would eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. via Sprinkle Bakes

Crunchy the Snowman

Dressed in colorful candy scarves and top hats, these stylish, easy-to-make snowmen are sure to liven up any holiday gathering. via Spoonful.com

Mini Iccd Holiday Cookies

Colorful hand-decorated gingerbread cookies are festive additions to holiday celebrations. via Williams Sonoma

Peppermint Bark

Layers and layers of smooth, silky white chocolate and milk chocolate with a crunchy and minty contrast of candy cane pieces. via A Taste of Koko


It’s the 12 Days of Giveaways! On the 2nd day of giveawats, A Taste of Koko is giving away a mini non-stick cookie pan.

Enter to win this Wilton 6-cavity mini non-stick cookie pan. Create a charming village of gingerbread cookies. This decorative pan creates beautiful treats perfect for the holidays.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below with your name & email address and tell me: What is your favorite holiday cookie? 

You can earn up to 4 extra entries by:
– Tweet about the giveaway (it’s easy, just click here!) and leave the link to your Tweet in the comments.
– Fan A Taste of Koko on Facebook. Leave a separate comment below that you have done so.
– Follow A Taste of Koko on Twitter. Leave a separate comment below that you have done so with your Twitter handle so I can follow you back!
– Follow A Taste of Koko on Pinterest.

(Extra entries can only be counted if left as a separate comment – your comment # is your entry.)

Good luck!

The fine print:
– Giveaway ends at 12:01am (Texas time!) on January 15th, 2013.
– Winner will be selected by random number generator.
– Winners will receive a Wilton 6-cavity mini non-stick cookie pan.
– Prize must be claimed within 7 days or it will be forfeited.
– Winning “extra entry” comments can be subject to verification.
– Prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address.


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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