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New Year's Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes

Melissa Bastow

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New Year's Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes

These New Year's Eve Ball Drop Cupcakes are an easy and sweet treat that everyone will love!  They only take a few minutes to put together and will be the hit of the night.  The best part is that you can throw them together earlier in the day so that you can party all night! Ingredients  8 Mini Cupcakes, prepared and unfrosted 1 Can Vanilla Frosting 1 pkg. Mini Chewy Sweet Tarts 8 Yellow Gumballs 8 Clear Plastic Shot Glasses 8 Toothpicks, with frilly cellophane tops Gold and Silver Sugar Crystals   Directions  Frost cupcakes using a piping bag and tip,...


Oreo Cheesecake Star Cookies Recipe

Melissa Bastow

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Oreo Cheesecake Star Cookies Recipe

Looking to wow someone during the holidays?  How about whipping up some of these fancy Oreo Cheesecake Star cookies - no one needs to know how easy they were to make, they'll be too focused on how incredible they look and how delicious they are!  You can make them in small batches or larger ones if you need a bunch on the table (be forewarned they may go fast!)   Ingredients: • package Oreos •  8oz package cream cheese, softened •  package almond bark/candy melts • Sprinkles (optional) • Parchment paper •  Star Cookie Cutter Directions: Crush Oreos in a blender, food processor...


Gingerbread Holly Cookies Recipe

Melissa Bastow

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Gingerbread Holly Cookies Recipe

These adorable Gingerbread Christmas cookies are super easy to make and look fabulous when you're done!  They taste yummy, and will be the hit of any party, treat plate, or gathering.  Just follow our simple recipe below! Gingerbread Holly Cookies  Ingredients  2 1/4 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Ground Ginger 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg 3/4 cup Butter, softened 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. Sugar, divided 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1/4 cup Molasses 2 tsp Vanilla 1 pkg. Wilton White Chocolate Melts Holly Jolly...


Holiday Wreath Cupcakes

Melissa Bastow

Tags Christmas, recipes, snacks

Holiday Wreath Cupcakes

These simple cupcakes make excellent party snacks or treats for the neighbors.  They come together quickly and taste great, and kids can even help a little bit with the decorating. This is what you'll need:  6 Prepared Cupcakes, unfrosted 1 Can Green Frosting 1 Can Vanilla Frosting 1 pkg. Fruit by the Foot Red Hots Sprinkles Frost each cupcake with the vanilla frosting.  Put the green frosting into a piping bag, and pipe little dots around the cupcake in the shape of a wreath.  Place 4-5 red hots around on the wreath to look like berries. To make each bow:...


Apple Cider Apple Cups

Melissa Bastow

Tags recipes, snacks

Apple Cider Apple Cups

Make your apple cider extra fun with these easy apple cups.  It takes minimal prep and will impress your family and friends.  Plus everyone gets to eat their own cup once they're done with the cider, which is cool (you can't eat a styrofoam cup...well, you CAN, but you shouldn't). This is what you'll need: 6 Apples 3-4 cups Apple Cider Caramel Sauce Whipped Cream 6 Cinnamon Sticks Cut off the tops of each apple and hollow them out using a spoon.  Make sure you don't get the edges too thin - you'll want them about 1/2" on the sides and...