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Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Pecan Sauce & A King Arthur Flour Giveaway!

I have loved King Arthur Flour long before I decided to force my way into the blog world.

I read the catalogues the way normal girls read Cosmo, curled up in bed with a glass of wine, pouring over each page. Not just for the products, but because it’s has always been obvious to me that this is a company that wants to help people learn to bake. Teach people how to make bread from scratch and the best cakes their kids have ever had.

This is important to a girl that managed to reach adulthood before ever eating homemade whipped cream or even seeing a plate of  macaroni and cheese that didn’t come out of a box. I had so much to learn, and still really appreciate the books, shows, and websites that helped answer my questions and feed my curiosity.

It was important to me to learn how to cook, not just how to put dinner on the table. I wanted to know how to bake yeast rolls from scratch, and I wanted to know what to do when things went wrong.

I found the Secret Ingredients section on King Arthur by accident and in the space of about 10 minutes my bread and chocolate cake recipes became exponentially better. I now knew the secret to rich chocolate cake and light, fluffy bread. It was like a gift.

I knew that chocolate cake recipes tended to call for coffee or espresso powder, but I just figured that the flavors went well together. It wasn’t until I read the King Arthur website that I learned espresso powder intensifies the flavors of chocolate without leaving any coffee flavors behind.  Espresso powder is now in every chocolate cake I bake.

And the dry milk powder has taken my dinner rolls and bread to new level. Whoever figured out that dry milk powder makes bread rise higher and with a more tender texture deserves a prize. It’s really a great tip, and one that I’ve used for years.

There is a huge flavor difference between the Vietnamese Cinnamon and the regular grocery store variety, it’s like Filet Mignon to Bologna. Vietnamese cinnamon is rich and smooth and bold, really worth trying is you want to cook with cinnamon, this on it’s own will bring your cinnamon roll recipe to a new level.

I have also become a loyalist to the All Purpose Baking Cocoa, which has a bit of a miss leading name. The name makes it sound so average and forgettable, and it far from that. Master or All Trades Cocoa is more accurate. It pulls double duty and fits brilliantly in recipes that call for Dutch Processed and recipes that call for regular unsweetened cocoa. Good quality cocoa is a must, it makes a huge difference over that grocery store stuff. If you are going to all the trouble to bake a chocolate cake from scratch, you really don’t want your efforts washed away with weak, bland cocoa powder. Get the good stuff, it makes a world of difference.

The good people at King Arthur have agreed to give away a basket of these fantastic ingredients, along with The Most Amazing Whisk Ever. It really is my new go-to, it gets the job done quickly, and nothing gets caught in it like with my traditional balloon whisk.

Here is what you’ll get:

Espresso Powder

Bakers Special Dry Milk Powder

The Most Amazing Dough Whisk Ever

All Purpose Baking Cocoa

Vietnamese Cinnamon

 

 

To Enter (open to USA addresses only):

Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to bake during the holidays.

 

Bonus Entires:

1. Like Domestic Fits on Facebook, leave a comment stating you did so.

2. Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook, leave a comment stating you did so.

3. Follow Domestic Fits on Twitter, leave a comment stating you did so.

4. Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter, leave a comment stating you did so.

 

Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered

and congrats to the winner, #62 Shannon McClear!

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Contest Closes Monday, December 17th at Noon PST. Winner will be chosen at random.

 

 

Chocolate Stout Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces (about 2 2/3 cups, chopped) good quality dark chocolate (60% cocao)
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Stout
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Makes 18 to 20

Directions

  1. In a bowl add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, espresso powder, and sugar, mix until well combined. Set aside
  2. In a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate, the butter and the oil. Microwave on high for 20 seconds, stir and repeat until melted. Don't over heat or the chocolate will seize. Add the beer and stir.
  3. Add the eggs to the chocolate and stir until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, some lumps are OK.
  5. Cover and refrigerate until the dough as has set, about 3 hours and up to 36. Overnight refrigeration is recommended.
  6. Preheat oven to 350. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  7. Using a cookie dough scoop, make balls just a bit smaller than golf balls, roll into shape with your hands. Place dough balls into powdered sugar, roll until well coated.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, add cookie balls
  9. Bake cookies at 350 for 8-11 minutes or until the edges have set but the center is still a bit soft. Don't over-bake or the cookies will be dry and crumbly.
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Tiffany K December 12, 2012 um 5:17 am

My favorite thing to bake during the holiday are gingerbread cupcakes with a pumpkin buttercream….they are amazing!!

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Tiffany K December 12, 2012 um 5:18 am

and i like domestic fits on FB

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Maggie December 12, 2012 um 5:58 am

I used to read it in bed too! I haven’t gotten one in ages, though–have to rectify that. I don’t have any baking traditions (yet!), but I may pick up my mom’s tradition of cranberry nut bread. That way I won’t have to wait till she gives me a loaf to devour it!

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Maggie December 12, 2012 um 6:00 am

I already liked Domestic Fits on FB!

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Maggie December 12, 2012 um 6:00 am

Just liked KAF on FB

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Sallie December 12, 2012 um 6:07 am

I love trying to recreate my grandmother’s cookie recipes – definitely a work in progress

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Sallie December 12, 2012 um 6:08 am

I like Domestic Fits on Facebook

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Sallie December 12, 2012 um 6:08 am

I like King Arthur Flour on Facebook, leave a comment stating you did so.

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Jennie December 12, 2012 um 6:42 am

I make cookies from the day after Thanksgiving until the last day in December!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 um 8:11 am

This is my dream giveaway! Every.single.item. I would use, love, and hoard 🙂

Fave thing to bake this time of year is cookies or no-bake candy if that counts but my year-round (new) love is bread-making.

Your rolls look amazing and I am just in love with K.A. products and have been for awhile. And I need to try the dry milk powder, stat.

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claire @ the realistic nutritionist December 12, 2012 um 8:14 am

I would marry these. Take them home to meet the parents. I WANT all of them. Gorgeous as always beautiful Jackie!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 um 8:17 am

I FB like you

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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 um 8:19 am

I twitter follow you

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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 um 8:20 am

I FB like K.A.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 um 8:21 am

I twitter follow KA

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Wendy December 12, 2012 um 8:26 am

My favorite thing to bake during the holidays are cookies. My daughter’s have chosen special
cookies that are very labor intense so I only make them one a year and that also makes them special. I look forward every year to making these cookies for my girls.

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Wendy December 12, 2012 um 8:38 am

I am following both King Arthur Flour and you on twitter and facebook

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 12, 2012 um 8:29 am

Oooh, these are not your ordinary cinnamon rolls. The chocolate sauce sounds out-of-this-world!! I wouldn’t mind these for breakfast 🙂

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brandi December 12, 2012 um 9:10 am

maybe boring compared to some baked goods, but my favorite is tied: my classic farmhouse bread (SO good) and my mom’s fudge pie. It’s not the holidays without them both!

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brandi December 12, 2012 um 9:11 am

like you on FB!

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brandi December 12, 2012 um 9:11 am

already follow you on twitter

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brandi December 12, 2012 um 9:12 am

already follow KAflour on twitter

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brandi December 12, 2012 um 9:14 am

and like KA on fb!

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Susan F. December 12, 2012 um 9:42 am

I love baking anything that contains pumpkin (fresh or tinned). Almost all of my favorite pumpkin baked goods recipes are actually KAF recipes because they are practically foolproof. So, I agree that they really know what they are doing!

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Susan F. December 12, 2012 um 9:42 am

I’ve followed you on Twitter.

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Susan F. December 12, 2012 um 9:43 am

I already followed KAF on Twitter.

Thanks so much for the recipe and contest entries!

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Jessica December 12, 2012 um 9:44 am

I love making cinnamon swirl banana pumpkinbread and brownies ! I am following you on twitter & fb!

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Abby December 12, 2012 um 9:55 am

One of my favorite things to bake during the holidays is baklava. It’s been a Christmas tradition in my family for a long time. It may be time intensive, but it’s delicious!

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Abby December 12, 2012 um 9:56 am

I liked Domestic Fits on Facebook. 🙂

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Abby December 12, 2012 um 9:56 am

I liked King Arthur Flour on Facebook. 🙂

Which btw is some of the best flour! Love it!

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Marty December 12, 2012 um 10:08 am

I liked your FB page.

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Marty December 12, 2012 um 10:09 am

I liked King Arthur on FB.

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Marty December 12, 2012 um 10:10 am

I follow you on Twitter via @dreamwylde.

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CodieD December 12, 2012 um 10:13 am

The one thing I always have to have are the pecan snowballs our family always makes. The secret to the rich dough is that they are made with powdered sugar instead of regular sugar and real butter 🙂 YUM!!! I even made a gluten free version of these for my uncle that has celiac and they were the best cookies he has had since being diagnosed with celiac.

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Marty December 12, 2012 um 10:13 am

I follow King Arthur on Twitter via @dreamwylde.

Those cinnamon rolls look amazing! 🙂 Beautiful photography too. Neat whisk, I’ve never seen one like that before! I’ll have to check out the secret ingredients section, I’d definitely love to learn some tips on how to become a better and more consistent baker!

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CodieD December 12, 2012 um 10:15 am

I liked King Arthur on Facebook, although I have been getting their books by mail for a couple of years now 🙂

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Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 um 10:20 am

My fav thing to bake during the holidays are my grandma’s sugar cookies. There’s nothing like a perfect homemade sugar cookie. I get all into the decorating too with buttercream, colored sugars.. It ends up being a work of art when I’m done! They sure do take a long time, but it’s worth the work.

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jennifer December 12, 2012 um 10:30 am

liked BOTH fb and BOTH twitter pages. also my favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 12, 2012 um 10:40 am

These rolls are heavenly! And that chocolate bourbon sauce – to die for! I want to slather that on anything and everything! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is gingerbread 🙂

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pu ye December 12, 2012 um 10:49 am

my fav to bake is chocolate cake

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pu ye December 12, 2012 um 10:53 am

i like domestic fits on FB

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pu ye December 12, 2012 um 10:54 am

 i like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

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Natalie S December 12, 2012 um 11:26 am

I love baking dark chocolate peppermint cookies during the holidays!

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Natalie S December 12, 2012 um 11:27 am

I like Domestic Fits on Facebook!

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Natalie S December 12, 2012 um 11:27 am

I like King Arthur on Facebook!

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Natalie S December 12, 2012 um 11:28 am

I follow Domestic Fits on Twitter!

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Natalie S December 12, 2012 um 11:29 am

I follow King Arthur on Twitter!

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Melanie December 12, 2012 um 12:08 pm

I love to bake Italian jam bars! A sugar cookie dough covered with strawberry jam.

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Kari M December 12, 2012 um 12:22 pm

My favorite thing to make is Christmas Cookies!

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Coreen December 12, 2012 um 1:22 pm

I love to bake sugar cookies with the kids and let them decorate. Typically we’re a little heavy on the sprinkles:).

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Coreen December 12, 2012 um 1:23 pm

I follow Domestic Fits on facebook.

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Coreen December 12, 2012 um 1:23 pm

I follow Domestic Fits on twitter.

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Coreen December 12, 2012 um 1:24 pm

I follow KAF on twitter.

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Coreen December 12, 2012 um 1:25 pm

I follow KAF on facebook (and I also follow their baking blog!).

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Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 um 1:38 pm

Like you on Facebook!

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Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 um 1:38 pm

Like King Aurthur’s Flour on Facebook!

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Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 um 1:39 pm

Follow you on twitter!

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Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 um 1:40 pm

Follow King Aurthur’s Flour on twitter!

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com December 12, 2012 um 2:36 pm

Love the booze in my desserts and love King Arthur Flour, too!

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Cassie | Bake Your Day December 12, 2012 um 2:52 pm

Chocolate bourbon sauce…oh my goodness. Drooling over these.

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erin December 12, 2012 um 2:58 pm

My favorite thing to make during the holidays are sour cream coffee cakes. My mom used to make them every year and the smell always reminds me of Christmas.

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Shannon McClear December 12, 2012 um 4:32 pm

I love baking all different things but I have to make my Grand Marnier Cranberry Orange Bread (of DOOM!) every year!

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Tina December 12, 2012 um 5:02 pm

My favorite thing to bake is cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. I may need to try this recipe this year, though!

I have already "liked" KAF on FB and I already subscribe to them on twitter- that’s how I found your blog post.

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Angela December 12, 2012 um 5:35 pm

My favorite thing to make is pies; chocolate pecan, meringue, cream,or custard. Well that and soft fresh from the oven dinner rolls. Or chocolate chip cookies with dark chocolate and dried cherries.

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Sara December 12, 2012 um 6:22 pm

Mmmmmm… Love to bake cranberry bliss bars and gingersnaps

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Ashley – Baker by Nature December 12, 2012 um 8:02 pm

I might just have to fight Claire for the chance to marry these – I want want want. Seriously… I’m now a little obsessed with this recipe.

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Clip December 13, 2012 um 1:00 am

Love to bake an assortment of coooookies!!!

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Cathy k. December 13, 2012 um 1:37 am

Love to bake gingerbread cookies. Lightly iced, they mean Christmas is near in our house.

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Liz L December 13, 2012 um 2:52 am

I love to bake eggnog poundcake and hot chocolate meringues.

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Liz L December 13, 2012 um 2:54 am

I follow you on Facebook

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Liz L December 13, 2012 um 2:54 am

I follow you on Twitter

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Liz L December 13, 2012 um 2:55 am

I follow KAF on facebook

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Liz L December 13, 2012 um 2:56 am

I follow KAF on twitter

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Amanda December 13, 2012 um 4:37 am

I’m not the only one who reads the KAF catalog from cover to cover?! I bake brownie boxes as gifts for the holidays (6 types of brownies per box), and those are recepients' favorites.

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Amanda December 13, 2012 um 4:38 am

I already follow KAF on Twitter.

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Nicole December 13, 2012 um 5:22 am

Mmmmm all the best things rolled (lol! pun totally not intended) into one.

I like making mexican wedding cookies (russian tea cookies)? So decadent tasting and easy but then they look like snowballs so festive!

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foodlve December 13, 2012 um 6:23 am

Seems very tasty ,,,

Why do not you add it as photo link to http://www.foodlve.com to get more traffic

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becky December 13, 2012 um 6:24 am

Sugar Cookies of course, lol

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Heather December 13, 2012 um 7:12 am

My mom’s brown sugar-cinnamon kringle!

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Andrea December 13, 2012 um 7:19 am

I love to bake little loaves of ginger bread and we also do biscottis.
I love your recipe!! And the giveaway is a baker’s dream!! 🙂

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Heather December 13, 2012 um 7:43 am

Like Domestic Fits on Facebook.

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Heather December 13, 2012 um 7:44 am

Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

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Heather December 13, 2012 um 7:44 am

Following Domestic Fits on Twitter.

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Heather December 13, 2012 um 7:45 am

Following King Arthur Flour on Twitter.

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Bree December 13, 2012 um 8:00 am

That sauce looks devine!

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Jenny December 13, 2012 um 8:19 am

Magic chocolate flan cake is my new favorite!

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Meryl December 13, 2012 um 10:16 am

Lots and lots of cookies!

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Louis December 13, 2012 um 10:17 am

Jam Thumbprints.

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karen December 13, 2012 um 10:19 am

Cookies cookies cookies!
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Greta December 13, 2012 um 10:44 am

I love baking during the holidays, but I never seem to make anything the way I’m supposed to… Last year I set out to make russian tea cakes and instead ended up with nutty sugar cookies! They were delicious.

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Marie December 13, 2012 um 1:43 pm

I like to bake funfetti cupcakes, but use christmas-colored sprinkles instead of regular assorted colors.

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Marie December 13, 2012 um 1:43 pm

I like Domestic Fits on facebook.

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Marie December 13, 2012 um 1:44 pm

I like King Arthur Flour on facebook.

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Lauren Anderson December 13, 2012 um 5:53 pm

Bread pudding. So yummy!

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Danielle December 13, 2012 um 6:45 pm

My favorite thing to make are sugar cookies. Fun to decorate and fun to share!

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Danielle December 13, 2012 um 6:45 pm

I liked King Arthur flour on Facebook.

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MelodyJ December 13, 2012 um 11:35 pm

I like baking pumpkin and sweet potato pies.

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hacket December 14, 2012 um 11:03 am

I love KA as much!

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Sarah O. December 14, 2012 um 6:20 pm

My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is spritz cookies.

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Jenny December 14, 2012 um 6:33 pm

My favorite thing to bake during the holidays are flourless chocolate cakes… served with fresh homemade whipped cream. Decadent and delicious!

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Jenny December 14, 2012 um 6:34 pm

I like Domestic Fits on Facebook! 🙂

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Jenny December 14, 2012 um 6:35 pm

I like King Arthur on Facebook!

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Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. December 14, 2012 um 10:58 pm

Oh goodness, that caramel sauce is AMAZING!!

I think my favorite thing to bake during the holidays is cookies, but not just any, my family always bakes the same cookies every year and it’s a great tradition!

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Crystal December 15, 2012 um 11:38 am

I love baking any type of cookies. 🙂

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Liz Blunt December 16, 2012 um 11:33 am

Wow – the Vietnamese cinnamon would really make my cinnamon spiced pecans extra special!

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Carmen December 16, 2012 um 12:20 pm

Well, I’m getting tired of making them, but my family loves for me to make homemade caramels each year. My favorite is to make cut-out cookies

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Carmen December 16, 2012 um 12:20 pm

I Like Domestic Fits on Facebook

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Carmen December 16, 2012 um 12:21 pm

i already Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

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Carmen December 16, 2012 um 12:21 pm

I follow @domesticfits

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Carmen December 16, 2012 um 12:21 pm

I Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter

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Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 um 3:09 pm

My favorite thing to bake is cookies for the holidays. When I’m strapped for time I do a bark. I will be doing a bark this year! 😉

I have heard and read so much bout KAF but have never used it. I would LOVE to win all those items. Fingers crossed….randomly pick me!!!

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Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 um 3:09 pm

I follow you on Facebook

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Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 um 3:10 pm

I liked King Arthur Flour on Facebook

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Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 um 3:12 pm

I follow you on Twitter

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Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 um 3:12 pm

I follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter

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Julie December 17, 2012 um 8:10 am

I like baking sugar cookies thanks

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Julie December 17, 2012 um 8:11 am

like KA on fb Julie A Scott Laws

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RavieNomNoms December 17, 2012 um 1:12 pm

How about I send you one of my cinnamon rolls and you send me one of yours 😉

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