It’s November and many have already started their holiday baking. The aroma of spices permeates our homes as we prepare cookies, bars, pies, cakes, and other decadent treats for the holiday season. I like to start weeks ahead and freeze my baked goods until I need them. Friend, family and unexpected visitors seem to always swing by to spread some holiday cheer. So I’m always looking for new mouthwatering recipes to surprise my family and guests and two new insanely sweet cookbooks are helping me to do this.
Delish Insane Sweets
Delish Insane Sweets is filled with over 100 scrumptious recipes that are sure to be party pleasers. The cookbook is divided into six different chapters, Cookie Monsters, Brownie Points, Raising the Bar, ‘Tis The Season, Hey There Cupcake, Blondies Have More Fun and Giant Bites.
The Cookie Monsters chapter will have you whipping up 28 luscious recipes like Death By Chocolate Cookies, Inside-Out Red Velvet Cookies, Ultimate Snickerdoodles, Cherry Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Pina Colada Cookie Cups, Strawberry Shortcake Cookies and more. Fast forward to chapter 7 which is devoted to festive recipes for the Christmas season. The festive flavors of Holiday cookies are popular, addictive and so much fun to make. Create the Perfect Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars, Shortbread Bites, Soft Ginger-Molasses Cookies, Hot Chocolate Brownie Cups, Pecan Pie Brownies, Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes and several more. Indulge your holiday guests with treats they won’t be able to resist!
Baking With Kim-Joy
If you have the panache for ganache, then the Baking With Kim-Joy cookbook is for you. Kim-Joy was a finalist on The Great British Baking Show. Her eccentric appearance and passion for detailed and decorative baking make her endearing. I confess that Kim-Joy was my favorite and I enjoyed watching her create adorable baked goods.
Her cookbook is divided into 5 chapters, Cakes & Frosting, Cookies & icing, Breads, Square Cakes, and Little Bakes. Each recipe is accompanied by a vibrant image and clear instructions. Because she’s British, the recipes are written foremost in metric, with imperial measures in brackets. Some recipes include step-by-step photography and charming illustrations and cheerful thoughts splashed throughout. Some of the recipes you can create are Lemon – Rose & Raspberry Cake, and Spiced Carrot & Walnut Cak. Plus you’ll learn to create some theme cakes like the Woodland Cake, Easter Cake, Cat Paradise Cake, and the beautiful Snowy Christmas Cake.
You’ll also get instructions and tips on decorating, tempering chocolate, baking bread, macarons, and meringues. Whether you’re a new baker or experienced pastry chef, there is a recipe in this cookbook that will resonate with you.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.