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Monday
Nov102008

Cake Poll: WINter Wonderland Giveaway!

WINterwonderland Giveaway!
Halloween and the election are over...whew! And now, we're at the cusp of the sweetest season of the year, that series of two months where we eat copious amounts of delicious pumpkin pie and christmas cookies. That's right--November is the point of do not pass go, do not diet until New Year's.

And in celebration, we're offering a seasonal sweets poll! It's a bounty of five sweet prizes--for five separate winners! The following prizes are being offered:

  • One lucky winner will receive a cupcake tote bag from Penguinbot! Love is in the details with this sturdy, durable vinyl tote--it's delicately reverse-appliquéd with an adorable cupcake, with the an inner lining of bright, contrasting pattered fabric. It's an extremely well-made bag which would usually retail for $50 (and would be worth every penny). Even if you don't win, you should probably buy one (you know, to help the economy); you can get one here.
  • Two lucky winners will receive Elisa Strauss' new book, Confetti Cakes for Kids. Even without kids, these recipes are super fun and the pictures are amazing to look at!
  • Two winners will receive a pack of Cakespy Holiday notecards! Each pack includes an assortment of cards which are guaranteed to make this the sweetest holiday season ever!

What do you have to do to enter? Don't worry, it's easy. All you have to do is answer the following two questions.

 

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

But wait, there's more! If you copy and paste (or include a link to) a recipe for either of your responses, you'll be entered into the drawing twice! That's right...double your chances of winning!

SORRY--THE POLL IS NOW CLOSED!

 

 

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Reader Comments (219)

for thanksgiving my favorite dessert is chocolate mousse.. My mom's is fantastic

My favorite christmas cookie is my mom's ricotta chocolate chip cookies. May sound weird but they're really good

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterLucy Brancs

my favorite thanksgiving dessert is of course homemade apple pie and french vanilla ice cream. mmm.

my favorite christmas cookie is actually not really a cookie, i hope that's okay. my mom makes this AMAZING toblerone fudge, it's so creamy and delicious - and so easy to make!
the recipe she uses is here,
http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/495723-Toblerone-Fudge
she also makes white toblerone fudge, and sometimes swirls the two together!

November 11 | Unregistered Commentersara

1. Definitely my mom's pumpkin pie - apple pie goes any time of the year, but pumpkin pie is pure thanksgiving goodness.

2. And around Christmas, we always make chocolate mint snow top cookies - there's something about chocolate and mint together that always seems so wintery and perfect for the holidays:

Ingredients

* 1 1/2 C Flour
* 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
* 1/4 Tsp Salt
* 10 Oz Mint Chocolate Chips
* 6 Tbsp Margarine, Imitation, softened
* 1 C Sugar
* 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
* 2 Eggs
* Confectioners Sugar

Directions

1. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Microwave 1 cup of chocolate chips on HIGH 1 minutes, stir, microwave on HIGH 30 seconds longer, stir until smooth.
2. In bowl, beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining chips. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, freeze until firm.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; coat with confectioners sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, until tops appear cracked. Let stand 5 minutes on cookie sheet. Cool completely.

November 11 | Unregistered Commenterrutgers_girl

I'm pretty boring. I guess Pumpkin Pie (really anything with Pumpkin) for Thanksgiving. For Christmas, I like chocolate chips. I know, boring.

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ragland

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is a pumpkin-maple cheesecake that I make every year. My favorite Christmas cookies by far is one my mom makes called Clark Bar Cookies - essentially a layer of peanut butter/graham cracker with chocolate ganache on top. Yum!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is traditional pupmkin pie.

My favorite Christmas cookies are decorated sugar cookies (cut out ) and I like to have these Peanut Butter cookies also...

http://thequeen-b.blogspot.com/2008/11/blue-ribbon-peanut-butter-cookies.html

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterQueen B.

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
I do love me some pumpkin pie! My mom also always makes "dirt cake" with pudding, oreos and whipped cream. yum!

2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie? pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting. holy cow! mmmmmmmm

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterSweetSalz21

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin roll. I LOVE cream cheese frosting. Asking to pick my favorite Christmas cookie is like asking me to pick between my (fictional) children. :) But since I have to give an answer, I would probably say candy cane cookies. The linke to the pumpkin roll is:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Roll/Detail.aspx

November 11 | Unregistered Commentercailingaelach

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?

Pumpkin pie of course! But I make it with both pumpkin and sweet potato! It's sooooo yummy!

What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

We call them snowballs in my house, but they're essentially mexican wedding cookies/russian teacakes. Yum!

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeid=34166

hippiechick@woh.rr.com

November 11 | Unregistered Commenterbroadwaybaby1310

My favorite thanksgiving dessert has to be a slice of pumpkin pie with a dallop of cool whip...actually I think I have more cool whip on the cake then pie!

My favorite christmas cookie is my aunts italian cookies. I love them and could eat a dozen in one seating!!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert? Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake!
2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie? German Sugar Cookies

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterGadget

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert? Pecan Pie
2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Gingerbread

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Tungate

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is a pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting.

My favorite Christmas cookies are vanilla sugar cookies.

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

thanksgiving is easy--homemade apple pie a la mode.
christmas is a bit more difficult, but ultimately i have to go with molasses cookies. there are never any left for santa. :)

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie! Here's one of my favorite recipes: http://www.joyofbaking.com/pumpkinpie.html!

My favorite Christmas cookie is the Kolachkis that my Grandma always makes. The recipe is from my Great-Great Grandmother! It's just not Christmas without them!

ejnj2002 at gmail dot com

November 11 | Unregistered Commenterejnj2002

My favorite Thanksgiving Dessert is Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream! My favorite Christmas cookie is (are?) pretzels dipped in carmel, dipped in chocolate. Is that a cookie? Does that count? ;0)

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Did someone say pumpkin pie yet? Or am I the first?

As far as cookies go, snickerdoodles are my all-time favorite. Fun to say, fun to eat!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterEmmyLizzy

My favorite Christmas cookie is this little jobber here. The plus side? It looks like a cupcake. I also do a molasses version and a choco stripe version:
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1683582

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is the gooey crust-- you know... with the filling soaked in... from from my grandmother's apple pie, dipped in melted vanilla ice cream.

Any why are we discriminating against the yummy fried goodness of the Channukah dessert treat? Dude... doughnuts?!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterEB of SpiceDish

My favorite Christmas cookie is this little jobber here. The plus side? It looks like a cupcake. I also do a molasses version and a choco stripe version:
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1683582

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is the gooey crust-- you know... with the filling soaked in... from from my grandmother's apple pie, dipped in melted vanilla ice cream.

Any why are we discriminating against the yummy fried goodness of the Channukah dessert treat? Dude... doughnuts?!

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterEB of SpiceDish

My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is definitely homemade apple pie.

My favorite Christmas cookies are these chocolate walnut cookies that my mom makes every year. They are mostly walnuts with a little bit of chocolate dough holding them together. Russian tea cakes are a close second.

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterLyndsay

My (new) favorite Thanksgiving dessert is Pumpkin Cheesecake.

My favorite Christmas cookie is anything with cranberries, really. But my favorite Christmas cookies to make for others are Butter & Jam Thumbprints.

I love my moms Dutch Apple Pie...it is the most heavenly thing you will ever eat. As for cookies at Christmas? I love the peanut butter cookies w/ the Hershey kiss on top...could eat my weight in 'em!

November 11 | Unregistered Commenterchrissy

Oh man I really had to scroll down to post a comment on this one. Lovely stuff you're giving away, just lovely! My awnsers:

1. Since we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here this is a difficult one. I think I've spent 2 Thanksgivings in the US and it was the first time I had pumpkin pie and I really liked that, so that will be my favourite I guess!

2. I like the sugar cookies shaped like christmas tree I do to give away. I usually decorate them with mini m&ms for the lights.

November 11 | Unregistered CommenterClumbsy Cookie

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?

Old fashioned apple pie.

2. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

Fake decorated cookies for the tree. :)

November 11 | Unregistered Commentersillycoincidences
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