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a special cookie guest

Hello! This is Maria, from Two Peas and Their Pod, and I am thrilled to be guest posting for Jenna this week. When she told me she was dedicating a week to cookies I squealed with excitement. If you don’t follow our blog, let me fill you in on a little secret, I am obsessed with cookies. We have over 120 cookie recipes on our site. I love everything about cookies-creating the recipes, baking them, sharing them, and of course eating them. Cookies just make the world a better place, especially durning the holiday season.

Today I am sharing my top 5 Christmas cookies. Picking my favorite cookies was not an easy task. I think I even lost sleep over it. I love all of my cookie creations, but these five are at the top of my holiday list. A few of them are new recipes and a few are oldie, but goodies.
First up, Chocolate Chip Peppermint Crunch Cookies. I created this cookie this year and I am in love. It is for sure making the holiday baking list every year. Chocolate chip cookies are always a hit and these cookies are dressed up for the holidays with a peppermint crunch. There are a few Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints tucked inside and crushed candy canes are sprinkled on top. This cookie is festive all around. I like to make the cookies giant size by using my muffin top pan. If you don’t have a muffin top pan, you can just make them regular size. They are tasty either way.
Next, Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I love pomegranates and cookies, so why not combine the two? The pomegranate arils burst in your mouth and add a nice pop of color against the white chocolate chunks. These cookies are unique and always a show stopper!
Soft Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks are a must make every year. Gingersnaps are a classic Christmas cookie. You can’t have Christmas without them. I jazzed the recipe up a bit by adding white chocolate chunks. The cookies are soft, spicy, and dotted with white chocolate chunks. Mmmm!
Are you ready for the next cookie? This one is a winner! I recently created Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies. Yes, you heard me:) These cookies are amazing! Red velvet cookies with a cheesecake filling. Wait, there’s more-the cookies also have a drizzle of white chocolate. These cookies are gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat. I said almost:) Everyone will be begging for this recipe.
Last, but not least-Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt. These rich and decadent chocolate cookies have a nice surprise inside-a sweet caramel filling. I love sweet and salty together so I sprinkled the cookies with a smidge of sea salt. These cookies are heavenly! Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!
If you are still trying to decide what cookies to bake this year, give a few of these recipes a try. And if you think you are finished baking, think again:) There are always more cookies to be baked! Happy Holidays everyone and happy cookie baking!

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  • Molly @ RDexposed
    December 21, 2011 at 4:48 am

    There have been a lot of peppermint flavored brownies and cookies around the office lately and each time I finish one I state that it feels like I just brushed my teeth, but really am getting cavities. A girl can dream!

  • Blog is the New Black
    December 21, 2011 at 5:05 am

    All excellent choices! 😉

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 21, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Oh wow, I wouldn’t even know where to start with these they all look so good! I made some candy cane-filled sugar cookies this year with Hersheys candy cane kisses in them, and the candy cane mintiness wasn’t as strong as I would have liked but I bet your first recipe is probably what I’m looking for!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    December 21, 2011 at 5:20 am

    These all look fantastic! 😀

  • Danielal @ Runner at Heart
    December 21, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Wow all of those cookies look delicious, i might have to add one of them to our annual cookie bake me and my family does.

  • Sara
    December 21, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I love cookies!!! These look so good!! I can’t wait to try them for myself.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    December 21, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I love Maria and she has the best cookies!

    So happy to see two of my fave ladies teaming up on this post…and featuring…cookies!

    Maria, those red velvet cookies, every time I see them I get so excited and your white choc gingersnaps are on my to-bake list, soon!

  • Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    December 21, 2011 at 5:49 am

    OMG – the red velvet cheesecake and chocolate caramel cookies with sea salt both look so amazing! I’m going to spend tomorrow baking cookies. I was just going to make chocolate chip and sugar cookies but now I have to try at least one of these!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb
    December 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

    oh my goodness do these all look fantastic. i am loving peppermint right now, can’t wait to try the cc peppermint crunch!

  • Faith @ For the Health of It
    December 21, 2011 at 6:05 am

    My boyfriend is crazy about red velvet cake – I think I’ll make those cookies before I head over to see him and his family for the holidays!

  • HRCK the Herald
    December 21, 2011 at 6:09 am

    And now I would like cookies for breakfast. Please and thank you.

    Also, love that two of the recipes have white chocolate– by FAR the best kind (and yes, I know it’s not technically chocolate, or whatever!).

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    December 21, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Great choices. I’d love to try one of each.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    December 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Ooh….those pomegranate white chocolate wonders sound delish!

  • Maria
    December 21, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for having me guest post! I am always happy to talk about cookies:)

  • Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
    December 21, 2011 at 7:00 am

    all of these cookies look crazzzy good! i would make every one of them to try… yum!!

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  • kara
    December 21, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I made the pomegranate white chocolate chunk ones last year and they were SO good!

  • joelle (on apink typewriter)
    December 21, 2011 at 7:24 am

    That last one seals the deal for me! YUm.

  • Bev Weidner
    December 21, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Dad gum, woman! You ARE obsessed. And I love it.

    *waving hi*

  • Moni'sMeals
    December 21, 2011 at 8:07 am

    good lord! I am glad I saw this AFTER i just made my 7 different cookies or I would of easily of made all of these. Well done Ladies. Amazing. 🙂 Happy Holidays!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    December 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I want to make all of these cookies. Immediately.
    Pure loveliness.

  • Liz
    December 21, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for the inspiration! These look yummy.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    December 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Um, yum. Do you deliver? I’ll take a dozen of each please. Very fabulous (and gorgeous!)

  • Karen
    December 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I’m no baker, but every one of these cookies is tempting me to go for it, regardless. WOW…do these unique combos look like winners!

  • Sarah (I Dream of Beets)
    December 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Drool. On my keyboard. Your fault.

  • Rachel
    December 21, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I saw this on Two Peas and Thier Pod a few weeks ago and made the chocolate caremal and chocolate pomagrante cookies. RAVE Reviews! Watch out on the amount of chocolate however….

  • Jenna | The Paleo Project
    December 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Yup, just “pinned” 3/5 of these cookies to Pinterest immediately. I’m not even really supposed to eat sugar but can’t resist.

  • Margaret
    December 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Love your blog, Maria! I made those pomegranate chocolate chip cookies for work, and it was a hit! My husband tried some and loved them, too. Thanks for sharing so many great tried-and-true cookie recipes!

  • Sarah
    December 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    yumm! I have seen the red velvet cheesecake cookies everywhere! I need to try them out soon they look delicious

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed)
    December 22, 2011 at 3:14 am

    The chocolate caramel cookies w/ sea salt looks absolutely amazing! I pinned them for future baking! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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