As we are all bustling to finish Christmas activities like shopping and baking, I wanted to share a giveaway with you to make your baking a bit more enjoyable!  I picked up a few things that I think will help you to put fun new twists on recipes you already enjoy making or encourage you to break out of your box and try something new!

These Nordicware Mini Bundt and Tart pans would be perfect to make my Lemon Poppyseed Cakes or Lemon Tarts.


And to save you some time when making your holiday decorated sugar cookies, this Wilton cookie pan makes cookies that come out already shaped so that all you have to do is frost and decorate them.  No rolling out necessary.

And because sharing is my main reason for loving baking, I have included some mini cupcake liners and holiday treat boxes for you to deliver a surprise to someone who needs a little cheering up or extra attention during this time of year.

Finally, to inflict some of my cookbook obsession on you :), a cookbook entitled A Baker’s Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections by Dede Wilson.  There are not only Christmas treats in this book, but confections to make for every season and time of year.

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56 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Liz
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    My favorite holiday baking tradition is making shortbread cookies!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

      Shortbread is the best! Thanks for entering the giveaway Liz!

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  2. Jen @ Savory Simple
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Mexican wedding cookies!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

      Those are a classic Jen! Thanks for entering!

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  3. Mellissa
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    I make 4-5 cookies every year, freeze some and give lots away. Love doing it!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

      I love making cookies this time of year too Mellissa! Thanks for entering!

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  4. Maureen
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I have a few one is making eggnog cheesecake bars. I also make saltine toffee and I also make kitchen sink cookies.

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

      Saltine toffee sounds very interesting and addicting! Thanks for entering Maureen!

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  5. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    When we were younger, my sisters and mom would make Christmas bakery for my dad’s customers. I still wish he did that. I haven’t come up with any traditions yet for my adult version of myself….

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

      Making new traditions as adults is fun too! Thanks Loretta!

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  6. rachel
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    I love making my mom’s Christmas cut-out cookies

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

      Cut-out cookies are a must for me every year too! Thanks for entering Rachel!

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  7. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    I love trying out a couple of different types of fudge each Christmas!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

      Fudge can be tricky for me, but I do enjoy making it too! Thanks Jessica!

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  8. Carly
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    I love making anything with my mom!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

      That is so sweet Carly! There is nothing like being with your mom in the kitchen, I could not agree more! Thanks for entering!

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  9. Jennie
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Christmas is the time of year when my boys will pitch in a bake with me. It become a fun family event!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

      What a great family tradition Jennie! Thanks for entering!

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  10. Kenya Johnson
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I love anything that makes chocolate.

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  11. Micky
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    My Aunt always makes Italian Christmas cookies and I hope to get her recipes to continue the tradition.

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

      Italian Christmas cookies sound intriguing! It’s great to be able to carry on family traditions! Thanks for entering Micky!

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  12. Mechele Johnson
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    We make Krumkake every year and dip them in chocolate! Yummy!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

      Yum, the chocolate dip would do it for me! Thanks for entering Mechele!

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  13. Marlene
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Get together each year to show my granddaughters how to make their favorite cookies or cake.

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  14. Natalie S
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    I love making peppermint and toffee bark with my mom and sisters and eating our goodies while watching Christmas movies!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

      That sounds like a fabulous tradition Natalie! Thanks for entering!

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  15. Emily C.
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I started gifting cinnamon rolls last year and they were a huge success (and super easy)

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

      Who wouldn’t love to receive homemade cinnamon rolls to eat during the holidays??? Great idea Emily and thanks for entering!

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  16. Shica
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 7:47 pm

    I like baking cookies and brownies

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  17. Linda K.
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    I like making biscotti during the holidays.

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  18. Corisa
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    love to make cake balls!

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  19. Jan R
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I enjoy making mini loaves of bread to giveaway.

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

      I am sure the recipients of your loaves of bread are quite happy! Thanks for entering Jan!

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  20. Stephanie
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    I love making boozy candy for my family, the lushes. 😉

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

      Sounds like a fun family, Stephanie! Thanks for entering!

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  21. manda
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    I like making peanut butter cups!

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  22. Kat
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I love dipping chocolate covered pretzels with Christmas music playing in the kitchen

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

      Chocolate-dipped pretzels are one of my favorite things too! The sweet and salty is impossible to resist!

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  23. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Amazing giveaway miss Mercedes. 🙂 My favorite holiday baking tradition is caramel corn. My sisters, mom and I all get together on Christmas day to make it together. Oh and homemade chex mix – not a sweet treat, but sure is addicting! 🙂

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

      I bet you and your sister and mom have a blast in the kitchen together!

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  24. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    What a fun giveaway! I love to make peppermint bark!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

      Thanks Laura! Peppermint bark is always refreshing and not too sweet so you can justify a piece anytime!

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  25. Christie
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Christmas Eve baking with my Mom and sisters in general. But I loved making Cathedral cookies as a kid.

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

      Baking with your sister and mom on Christmas Eve sounds like so much fun! Thanks for entering Christie!

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  26. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Christmas cookies always make me think of my Mom – and her Brazilian Nut/Coffee cookies (can’t really think of what they are called!)

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  27. Jess H
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    My mom, grandmother, and I all spend a weekend baking cookies non-stop. ALL different kinds that we then give out to neighbors, family, friends, etc. My grandmother died last year, but my mom and I are going to bake the weekend before Christmas this year!

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

      It’s nice that you and your mom can carry on that tradition Jess. And I’m sure your family and friends love receiving your treats!

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  28. Calli
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    We love getting together with friends and decorating sugar cookies!

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  29. Susan C
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

    Baking my son’s favorite cookies with him even though he’s a teenager. Soft Ginger Cookies.

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    • Mercedes
      Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

      It is always fun baking with family! Thanks for entering Susan!

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  30. Katie Flores
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    My favorite holiday cookie is definitely gingerbread! Delicious!

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  31. Kristin
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Every year my mom, grandma, and I get together to make holiday candy to give as gifts to our friends and family!

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  32. Monica D.
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    My favorite is making sugar cookies with my kids and also making honey candy with my mom every year!

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  33. elle
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    i make dark chocolate truffles for family and friends 🙂 thank you so much!

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