Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Baker Bettie Holidays, Sweets 13 Comments

French Macarons… They are a baking hurdle that I have not yet accomplished. I have tried them 3 times, and failed miserably each time. I will master them someday, but until then I will stick to Whoopie Pies. I think of whoopie pies as the poor man’s french macaron. They taste nothing alike, but they have a similar look. The …


No Bake Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Baker Bettie Holidays, Sweets 12 Comments

Easy no bake mini cheesecakes are adorable, two bite party desserts! These are easy to make ahead and freeze without the topping. Just pull out and top the day of! Today I made a super easy and super adorable party dessert.  I made a double batch of these mini no bake cheesecakes over my lunch hour today.  Half of them …


Sparkling Wassail

Baker Bettie Beverages, Holidays 5 Comments

Family holiday traditions.  They come in many different forms.  And there is something fascinating to me about hearing what traditions are important to other people.  But I didn’t always care about that.  I think when we are young it is hard to appreciate these traditions the way you do when you grow up.  I guess our perspective is skewed when …


Pepper Nuts/ Pfeffernüsse

Baker Bettie Holidays, Sweets 5 Comments

I am co-hosting a holiday party next weekend.  Well really, it is a birthday party for my best friend who is coming home to Kansas from Rhode Island.  But it’s the holiday season so it seems fitting to make it holiday themed. I LOVE to entertain.  And I am always trying to find ways to make entertaining stress free.  My …