Treat Petite December 2014 – Round Up

It’s been a very busy December for me this year, I’ve not had nearly enough time as usual to bake. I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the entries for the ‘Merry Christmas’ themed Treat Petite come flooding in. So much exciting inspiration. Happy Christmas everyone! Look out for January’s challenge over on Cakeyboi in the new year.

Our first entry was from Pauline’s Occasional Baking Adventures with these tasty Cranberry & White Chocolate Cupcakes which she made for a charity bake sale.

Paul’s Food World made a recipe I have been wanting to try myself for ages – Lebkuchen. A traditional German recipe that dates back to the 13th century.

Mini Stollen Loaves were sent over by Tales From The Kitchen Shed, another traditional German recipe adapted into mini portions.

Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker made these Golden Syrup Cupcakes. She liked them so much she made 36!

Caroline Makes… also made Golden Syrup Cupcakes, but her’s were also dairy free and vegan friendly. Plus Frozen themed!

The More Than Occassional Baker’s second entry was this dark and delicious looking Chocolate & Fig Panforte. It looks similar to Rocky Road and is a great no bake recipe.

I was recently involved in Waitrose’s Bake It Forward campaign, and so was Choclette. She made these Chocolate Cinnamon Smacaroons which are very chewy and nutty.

I’m ashamed to admit that I often forget that not everyone celebrates Christmas! Family Friends Food made these Spiced Olive Oil Cupcakes for Chanukah.

How To Cook Good Food sent in these gorgeous looking Roasted Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Tarts, a great twist on the classic!

Another twist on traditional mince pies from Food Glorious Food with Mini Chocolate Mince Tarts made with chocolate pastry.

For my entry I made these Snowflake Biscuits using a gorgeous set of cutters from Lakeland. I decorated them with icing, sprinkles and glitter.

Green Gourmet Giraffe made these cute White Chocolate & Ginger Cookies, which are vegan friendly too!

Family Friends Food also sent over these Festive Chocolate Christmas Trees, which are a super easy Christmas gift!

If you’re trying to avoid overindulging this Christmas, Caroline Makes… tried out this Less Sinful Mince Pie recipe from Slimming World.

As Camilla from Fab Food 4 All suggests, her Christmas Soda Bread would be a great way to use up leftover ingredients from Christmas cakes and puddings.

Garden Tea Cakes & Me made this Christmas Fudge with Cranberry using a Christmas Punch flavoured icing sugar. It sounds delicious!

Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary made these gorgeous looking Peppermint Candy Cane Christmas Chocolates. An easy no bake recipe perfect for gifts.

Edible decorations for your Christmas tree are so fun to make and tasty too, The More Then Occassional Baker’s Stained Glass Cookies look awesome!

Two more great ideas for Christmas gifts from Caroline Makes… with Candy Cane Peppermint Bark and Hot Chocolate Dippers. I love the mould used for the bark!

Beckie from This Is Not My Home sent over this Spiced Cranberry Party Fudge. I would be glad to see this on offer at a Christmas party!

My Treat Petite co-host, Stuart from Cakeyboi, made these mouth wateringly good looking Mince Pie Custard Bars. A fantastic festive bake!

The Gluten Free Alchemist made a gingerbread house with her daughter and made these Gluten Free Gingerbread Christmas Tree to go along with it. They are so beautifully decorated.

These super cute Reindeer Cupcakes were sent over by The Dream Baker. They are made with pretzels for antlers.

Caroline Makes… friends and family certainly are lucky to receive so many edible gifts from here, these ones are Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts.

Lancashire Food experimented with chesnut flour to make these Chesnut Maple Snowflake Biscuits. They sound a bit healthier then usual Christmas biscuits with coconut oil instead of butter.

 

How To Cook Good Food’s Stollen Biscuit Bites are such a brilliant way to transfer the flavours of stollen into easy to make and eat biscuits.

Isn’t this Cupcake Christmas Tree impressive?! Fenton Eats made this by sticking lots of cupcakes to a large cone, such a clever and effective idea.

 

This biscuit tower is made from lots of Spiced Christmas Biscuits. Blue Kitchen Bakes iced and piled the biscuits up into a tree that looks beautifully festive!

More delicious Christmas Shortbread Biscuits this time from Tales From The Kitchen Shed. They look gorgeous dusted with icing sugar!

Caroline Makes… tried out a Chocolate Truffle recipe without double cream. They didn’t set quite as well, but tasted good with the Christmas cake liquor she used!

Family Friends Food made these fantastic Orange Chocolate Truffled-Centred Cookies. I would love to get a bag of these for Christmas!

The More Then Occasional Baker finishes up the round up with her Cranberry, Orange, Percan and White Chocolate Loaves. Another tasty Christmas gift!

A late entry from Herbs, Spices & Tradition with her Eat-Sum-More Christmas Cookies which look lovely and are inspired by a recipe from Botswana that has cream cheese in the recipe.

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  1. What a fabulous round up, lots of inspiration there for next years Christmas baking!

    Happy New Year and best wishes for 2015!

    Angela – Garden Tea Cakes and Me

  2. what lovely christmassy treats – I love your snowflake cookies but could only dream of making such delicate wonders – however I am hoping I might make something from the round up next christmas

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