I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Giveaway Plus Profiteroles with Peppermint Ice Cream and Chocolate Ganache

This week I’m heading to New York, where I and 9 other bloggers will make holiday desserts in a friendly cook-off hosted by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I’ll keep you posted on the big event, but I’m looking forward to seeing what the competition is up to! As for my creation, it’s called “Profiteroles with Peppermint Ice Cream and Chocolate Ganache” and the choux pastry is made with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I wasn’t sure how the product would work in choux, but the results were very good.  The buttery flavor really came through in the profiteroles, which are one of my all-time favorite treats.  I like them filled with cream or ice cream, and in this case I think the peppermint gives them a nice holiday theme.


Here’s the puff itself.

choux pastry

It’s going to be fun baking up a batch of these in the I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Test Kitchen, and for those of you interested in trying the recipe at home, I’ve typed it up below.

But first, here’s your chance to win a special treat from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I apologize to my non-US readers who I love hearing from, but this one’s only open to those in the US.

Prize Package Includes:

— Caphlon Contemporary Non Stick Shallow Sauce Pan

— Antique White Dinnerware Rectangular Serving Platter

— A Non Stick Baking Sheet

— Bamboo 14” Wooden Spoon

For your chance at winning, just write a comment telling me your favorite holiday dessert and who usually makes it.

I’ll close the contest Friday November 12 at 8:00 AM EST, pick a random comment using the random number generator, and announce the winner later that day.

Good Luck!

P.S. After you enter here, increase your odds by entering at some of the other bloggers’ sites. All of the prize packages are different and tailored to each cook-off entry.

P.P.S.  Thanks for the comments!!  The number of comments we get plays into a small part of the overall scoring of the contest.  Gee, why the heck am I sending you to the other blogs then ;). Just kidding.  Have fun, and good luck!    I’m really looking forward to reporting back to you all about the test kitchen tour and meeting the other great baking enthusiasts.


Hoosier Homemade

Bakers Royale

Average Betty

Ingredients Inc

Barbara Bakes


Eat at Home

Fake Ginger

Disclosure: The giveaway prizes are provided by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and my Cook-Off trip expenses to NYC are being paid for by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.

Peppermint Ice Cream Profiteroles with Chocolate Ganache

1/2 cup flour, fluffed and scooped
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Baking Stick
1/2 cup warm water
2 large eggs, room temperature

3 oz excellent quality semi- sweet chocolate, chopped
6 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Butter Baking Stick
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

6 scoops peppermint or mint chocolate chip ice cream (or whatever YOU like)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the flour and salt; set aside. In a 3 quart saucepan, heat the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and water just to a boil. Add the flour mixture and stir over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes or until mixture forms a ball in pan. After mixture forms a ball, continue mixing it for another minute, pushing it around in the pan. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with the mixing spoon after each egg is added.

Using a heaping tablespoon, drop 6 equal size portions of dough onto a parchment lined or lightly greased cookie sheet spacing about 3 inches apart. Bake on center rack for about 22 minutes or until puffs are golden. Remove from oven. Turn off oven and let it cool down for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, using a toothpick, poke a small hole in the bottom of each pastry puff. Return puffs to cookie sheet and place puffs in closed “off” oven for 10 minutes to dry. Remove from oven and let cool completely before filling.

Sauce: Put the chopped chocolate in a bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter until it just begins to simmer. Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.

Assemble profiteroles. Split each profiterole horizontally down the center and fill with a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle warm or slightly cooled ganache over top.

Serves 6

If you’re intimidated by pastry, there’s nothing that will get your confidence up like a batch of choux. It’s simple! For this batch, I made the choux with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and got some of the best results ever.

Like hot lava cakes, profiteroles are impressive and perfect for making ahead. You can bake the puffs before dinner and have them cooled and ready to go for dessert, or you can make them a week ahead, freeze them, then crisp them for 5 minutes in a 375 oven when ready to use. You can also make the ganache ahead of time. Just chill it until ready to use, the put it in a stainless steel bowl and set the bowl over but not touching barely simmering water until the ganache softens.

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  1. number1momforever says

    My mom got a recipe for cheesecake (the decadently rich two-layer type) from a nursing friend of hers in the ”40s. Our family immediately adopted it as our favorite and have included it in our holiday meals every year since then. It’s so delicious my friends always insist I bring it to parties at their house, too!

  2. says

    Hmmm favorite holiday dessert…that’s a hard one, there’s so many to choose from! I guess Christmas Sugar Cookies are one of my favorites!

  3. Kelly says

    I will forever be a pumpkin pie fan! My mother makes the most delicious pumpkin pie… it’s the only thing she can actually bake but it’s amazingly yummy!!

  4. corinne says

    I always go over my friend Manda’s when she’s making those peanut butter cookies with hershey’s kisses on them. They may not be the single most amazing dessert ever, but it’s a time where I consistently get to see her even though we live in different parts of the country now, so it’s great.

  5. says

    My grandmother’s sugar cookies. It’s a recipe that’s been passed down from person to person, my grandmother gave it to my dad who has since passed it along to me. Nothing says the holidays like those cookies

  6. Lori H. says

    I love the peppermint shortbread bark that was a recipe out of Bon Appetit last year. It’s easy and the delicious!! It also makes a great Christmas gift for friends, teachers, or neighbors.

  7. Mary Lynn says

    Every year, a friend of ours, makes Pumpkin Rolls and homemade chocolates. Can’t wait for the Holidays.

  8. says

    Is it wrong to pick something you make yourself? LOL.
    Anyway, I love the cranberry orange bundt cake I make every year for Thanksgiving. It’s moist and the cranberries add a lovely tangy flavor.

  9. Tracy C says

    My favorite holiday dessert is the kolaczki’s that I make. The recipe is from my great-grandmother who came here from Poland and got the recipe from her mother. They’re delicious!! I don’t make these often enough because they’re very time consuming but the effort is so worth it!! YUM!

  10. Tashi says

    It doesn’t matter what holiday it is, it’s not a family party if I don’t make a blueberry pound cake!

  11. Megan says

    It’s not really a holiday dessert, but I only get to eat them at the holidays. I go to Ohio every year for Christmas and one of my Great-Aunts makes buckeyes (OH-IO!) and they are absolutely delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter are my two favorite foods and while I bake quite often, I have never been able to successfully make buckeyes like she does.

  12. Cheryl says

    Your entry looks beautiful and it is different! Our favorite dessert is really simple Carnation Fudge. I have been making it for over 25 years since I worked in their kitchens in Los Angeles.

  13. Mariah says

    My favorite holiday recipe is called All American Peppermint Stick Torte–it has a cookie crumb shell, and is filled with homemade peppermint frozen custard. My Dad is the one who makes this =)

  14. Crystal says

    My Aunt makes homemade peppermint patties just at Christmas and I love forward to them all year!

  15. Valerie says

    My mom always makes a cheddar-pear pie for the holidays. It’s usually the first dessert to go at our house, so you better be quick on your feet!

  16. Camille says

    My favorite holiday dessert is banana cream pie. I know it’s not a traditional holiday dessert, but it is my personal favorite and my birthday always falls right around Thanksgiving, so I always associate banana cream pie with Thanksgiving 🙂

  17. Emily says

    I am the dessert maker in my family, and I usually try to make something different every year. But, I always have to make an apple crisp or my family would revolt!

  18. kelly o says

    My mom’s friend makes the most perfect pumpkin pie/cheese cake dessert. She always brings us one for thanksgiving. I could probably eat the whole thing by myself if I didn’t have so many pesky siblings!

  19. Suburban Prep says

    Shortly after I got married I found a recipe for Pumpkin Crisp instead of pumpkin pie. That was the dessert I made and well it has been so popular that that is always requested instead of pumpkin pie. And I am the baker of it.

  20. says

    Well.. Living in the holy land, I guess that I get to see Hanukkah donuts quite a lot… but due to the high-fat content, I usually try to stick with baked donuts. I guess that would taste even ‘healthier’ using ICBINB 🙂

  21. Anne says

    My Mom always makes about a dozen assorted holiday cookies each year and it’s hard to pin-point just one. My sister and I are now following Mom’s lead so you can imagine how many cookies we had at our holiday gathering last year! They left all the cookies with me so I ended up taking them to work to share. Otherwise, I would have eaten them all – in moderation of course!

  22. Stephanie says

    My grandma’s mincemeat pie… I think it is the combination of the memories and the love for my Gram is all mixed up with the deliciousness of the pie.

  23. says

    I like chocolate peppermint cookies… I make them every year around Christmas. Other than that, my second favorite are sugar cookies that I make every holiday (following the tradition of my mother).

  24. Connie says

    My Mom’s pecan pie. YUM! She makes one for me every year. No recipe she just makes it. I can’t make ANY baked good without a recipe. I gotta watch her make it sometime and write it all down.
    Happy Holidays!

  25. says

    Holy cow – these look great! These might be my new favorite dessert.

    Our favorite family dessert is candy cane cookies and the torch has been passed to me to make them now.

  26. Jen T says

    My grandma always makes spritz cookies for Christmas. They’re certainly not fancy, but they are by far my favorite cookie. Last year (at the age of 21, mind you), I ate so many of them I was almost sick! It’s probably for the best that I haven’t figured out how to make them as well as she does 🙂

  27. Janna says

    My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin pie. It’s traditional and delicious. We can’t have a holiday meal without it!

  28. Jessica says

    Pecan Pie!! A close friend of the family always makes them for us during the holidays and they are just so delicious!!

  29. Carie Warren says

    I always have to make at least one chocolate dessert. Usually a chocolate bundt cake. But, there’s nothing like a slice of warm apple pie w/ vanilla ice cream!

  30. Judy says

    I would have to say it’s my Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake with Cranberry-Raspberry Compote – absolutely decadent!

  31. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is a Cassata alla Siciliana and I’m the one that gets to make it! As labor intensive as it can get, it is so delicious!

  32. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is date nut balls and I usually make them. They’re so good that my son has actually made them, too (and he’s no cook!).

  33. Shari says

    Probably pie at Thanksgiving – apple and pumpkin. It’s always best when I make them. My husband LOVED his grandmother’s apple pie but she put raisins in it – yuck. Mine is much better.

  34. Katie R says

    My Grandma makes “thumbprint tea cookies” that are amazing. Little bits of a buttery cookie (with pieces of walnuts) are topped with her special frosting (in red and green). Yum!

  35. stephanie says

    Cuccidata (Italian fig cookies). My parents & I make them every year at Christmas time. It is an old family recipe that is time consuming & like 20 ingredients in the filling alone, but so worth it. They are a bit hard to explain & I have seen many scaled down easy versions out there, but nothing compares to my grandma’s recipe. Everyone looks forward to the treats each year.

  36. carolina says

    Homemade “Pan Dulce”, filled with all different types of nuts.. I usually make it, and it cannot be compared with the one you buy in stores!

  37. jules says

    ohhhhh, the christmas cookies that my mom used to make…every culture has a different name for them, but for me they are powdered sugar covered pecan balls..
    Mexican Wedding cookies..yummm…they are LOVED in my family–a tradition that has carried on and on!

  38. susitravl says

    I am the dessert maker in the family. Our favorite holiday dessert is a cranberry, pecan & white chocolate tart from a Pillsbury cookbook.

  39. Carrie says

    Our traditions are just starting- last year we did a Red Velvet Cake from DaCapo’s bakery in Houston. I really love peppermint ice cream though so I think I’ll have to add that to the offerings this year.

  40. C L says

    A simple but delicious apple cake, circa 1970 dump-cake-from-scratch, a recipe that came from a friend of my aunt, my aunt shared it with my mom and I found it in Mom’s little wooden recipe box after she passed away. This cake has been a favorite of my family since the 70’s and it was the first “scratch” cake I learned to make successfully. 🙂

  41. Judy says

    Believe it or not, my favorite holiday dessert is my mother in laws strawberry pretzel salad. Love the combo of salty pretzels with sweet cream cheese and jello.

  42. says

    My great-aunt made the best chocolate pies. Seriously, the BEST. She wrote the recipe down but no one makes them like she did. We think she left out a secret ingredient.

  43. Michelle says

    My favorite holiday dessert is iced pumpkin cookies. I make several batches a year for family members.

  44. says

    My family has German roots, and my favorite holiday dessert has always been my mother’s homemade Lebkuchen and Pfeffernusse cookies! They always seem to taste better than my versions 🙂

  45. NanW says

    My favorite holiday dessert is cookies that I’ve made with my family. Fun traditions and then a great treat.

  46. Erin says

    My favorite holiday dessert is my mom’s pumpkin pie. She makes everything from scratch, including the whip cream. It’s so popular in our family that she has to make three to four just for Thanksgiving day so everyone has plenty to take home…then she’ll usually make another one for us to share a day or two after 🙂

  47. Mara says

    My holiday nostalgia is triggered by warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies. It’s been a tradition for my dad and me to make them together, especially around the holidays. There’s no better smell in the world.

  48. Natalie says

    Strawberry Salad made by my mom. It is a strange combination of strawberries, pineapple, and jello with a middle layer of sour cream. Yum!

  49. Jennifer Merschel says

    Besides the basic pecan pie, I love all the different cookies I only have around the time of year. Specifically, pizzelles and italian wine cookies.

  50. Brittany says

    My favorite family recipe are the oatmeal crispy cookies my mother makes.. with red and green m&ms.. the recipe came from my grandmother and they are tres chic.

  51. Bonnie says

    I love chocolate desserts. This dessert looks so festive and “fancy”. Just right for the holidays.

  52. says

    I am so bummed to see the list of people going. I just couldn’t swing it this time of year… you all will have so much fun and your profiteroles look delicious. ICBINB makes the yummiest pie crust…seriously. Try it!
    I love my mom’s cream pies..especially her banana cream pies!

  53. Carol says

    My favorite holiday treat is oatmeal ground raisin cookies. I make them along with most of my sisters. MY mom used to be the baker, but she no longer bakes. Hers are still the best.

  54. Courtney says

    it’s hard to narrow it down, but one of my favorite holiday treats is the fudge and mint cheesecake topped brownies my mom makes.

  55. Amanda says

    My favorite holiday dessert would be a simple sugar cookie with some chocolate buttercream frosting on top. My sister and I have a tradition with making them when I come home from school during winter break. We stay up all night sometimes decorating them.

  56. Julia says

    Those profiterales look amazing! My favorite holiday dessert recipe is apple pie, and my dad usually makes it.

  57. Alyson says

    My dad’s favorite dessert is profiteroles. I used to feel really important by knowing such a big dessert word. 🙂 My favorite holiday dessert is my mom’s chocolate fudge. All that stirring is totally worth it!

  58. suzanne says

    My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie- I make it and can’t wait. Right after Thanksgiving I move into Christmas mode and love to be surrounded by all kinds of holiday cookies (which I also make). I seem to be the only baker in my family.

  59. says

    Those profiteroles look great. Love the mint middles. Have a great time in NYC! (jealous) 😉
    It’s super hard to pick a favorite holiday treat. I just like making lots of them. I do love fudge and that seems to really be a once a year treat.

  60. Andrea says

    My husband and I both bake during the holidays but my favorite holiday dessert (maybe because I didn’t have to make them!) are his pizzelles. Had never heard of them until we got married. LOL!

  61. hannah says

    my favorite holiday dessert is warm applie pie with some vanilla ice cream on the side. made by my grandmother. sooo good!

  62. says

    Good luck in NYC, Anna! We love making all kinds of Christmas cookies, but especially the candy cane ones from an old Ladies Home Journal recipe.

  63. CL says

    My favorite holiday dessert is homemade mini Reese’s cups, and I am the one who makes them. 🙂

  64. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is my mother’s Five-Pound Fudge. (I have never actually eaten 5 pounds but I’ve eaten my share! delish)

  65. Mary says

    I have been making gumdrop cookies for 40 years. Everyone loves them. The recipe came from my mother’s stepmother. I asked her for the recipe after eating the cookies at her house. My mother couldn’t believe she shared the recipe, but maybe since I was only 7 or 8 at the time, she melted! My mom and I made Christmas cookies listening to kitchen radio. She stored them in a huge old crock and my brother would stick our hands down in the crock and come up with a surprise. When I got married, I took the original hand written recipe for the gumdrop cookies with me. I’ve only shared it once!

  66. Jenny says

    At Thanksgiving, my aunt and uncle make a more innocent version of a brandy alexander with eggnog, pumpkin spices, vanilla ice cream, and of course, a little brandy. Yum!

  67. Amy says

    My favorite might be the “Spoon Cookies” from Gourmet, December 2005. My friend introduced me to them, and now I make them every year. Its just so hard to wait for them to age to perfection!

  68. Gloria says

    My most requested dessert is praline pumpkin torte which I’ve been making for years. My favorite holiday dessert is the browned butter pecan pie from this site which I started making only last year.

  69. Laura says

    Simple baked apples with a little bit of caramel drizzeled on top made by me. Not a show stopper dessert, but I love it!

  70. Robyn says

    My favorite holiday dessert are my friend Heather’s top-secret ginger cookies. Made by. . . Heather!

  71. Catherine R. says

    Sugar cookies! I make them every year, cut out with my favorite Christmas cutters and frosted with a simple frosting.

  72. says

    Pumpkin pie by my mom!

    Do you mind me asking what exactly is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter? Is it veggie oil, a butter/veggie oil mix? I’m an everything in moderation girl and always go for the real thing, but I trust you if you say it works in your baking!

  73. Chris M. says

    My mom usually makes peanut butter balls (buckeyes that are totally chocolate covered.) Thanks!

  74. Christina says

    A little later in the holidays, my mom makes the most delicious nian gao cake with a hidden layer of adzuki bean paste.

  75. says

    My fave holiday dessert is my Grandma’s recipe for Special Scotcheroos … but frosted sugar cookies are close behind. I’m amazed at how good your profiteroles look made with I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter!

  76. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is called nian gao. Basically, we eat it during Chinese New Years and it’s really nice. Chewy and sweet and a bit sticky. Yummy. My mom makes it. I hope you win this contest! 🙂

  77. jacqie says

    My mom makes the best fudge, only once a year, & on Christmas Eve. It’s very, very special to me.

  78. Phebe R. says

    My mom makes the most amazing sesame seed cookies – full of whole sesame seeds, tahini, browned butter and a touch of molasses. Very autumnal.

  79. Angela says

    My family is a huge fan of pumpkin cheesecake in any season, not just the fall. I usually make that and a batch of whole grain biscotti, since I’m not much of a cheesecake fan.

  80. Amanda Lumpkin says

    My favorite holiday dessert if Apple Pie and my Gram makes every year for Thanksgiving 🙂

  81. Melissa says

    I’m a cookie person through and through so I LOVE the entire holiday cookie extravaganza. Give me a great soft sugar cookie wiht icing, a soft, spicy ginger cookie, or something with chocolate and mint. Often times, I’m the baker, but I never turn down the chance to sample others’ wares : )

  82. Sharon L says

    My cranberry upside down cake….so simple and beautiful. Everyone always wants the recipe!

  83. says

    I’d have to say that my favorite holiday dessert is Pecan Pie and it can only be made by my mom! No one has ever been able to make Pecan Pie like my mom!

  84. Juli says

    One of my Mom’s friends gives a selection of her homemade treats each Christmas, and the peanut butter fudge is always set aside for me – yum!

  85. jenni says

    My favorite holiday treat is the cookie platter that my Aunt Cindy always makes for Christmas – can’t choose just one type of cookie, they are all amazing!

  86. Katie says

    My friend’s mom makes the best sugar cookies each year for the holidays. One year I made my friend give me the recipe, but of course, mine could not compare.

  87. Nikki says

    Ha, okay, the women in my house (read: Momma and I) always do the cooking and the baking! And our favorite holiday dessert is a Polish honey spice cake.

  88. Crysi says

    My mom’s pumpkin pie all the way. It’s the best ever. My hubby insists I always make chocolate crinkles.

  89. Gianna says

    I love red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.. I make it since I am the cooker in the house.

  90. says

    Wow! Really mouth-watering creation! I love Peppermint Ice Cream and seeing it as part of the profiteroles with chocolate ganache on top… tasting this recipe will definitely complete my day!

  91. Andrea says

    my mother in law makes the best holiday tradition cookie at our house- we call them cinnamon rolls but they are more like a cinnamon roll cookie made with a biscuit type of dough – she used to use shortening and now uses becel in canada but when she visits here she uses I can’t believe it’s not butter 🙂

  92. Robin Speck says

    My mom’s famous chocolate torte. the one that takes 10 eggs and chocolate whipped cream. Yum! (now that she is gone, I have to make the cake myself. she made it better than I can!)

  93. Amy S says

    My favorite holiday dessert is my mom’s date pinwheel cookies. She only makes them during the holidays and that makes them even more special.

  94. Anne H. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is my dad’s homemade hot fudge, drizzled over peppermint ice cream of course!

  95. Telynn says

    My favorite holiday dessert is Grandma Rost’s fruitcake. I know what you’re thinking…ewe fruitcake! But Grandma’s is made with dried fruits and toasted nuts (not that candied neon green, red and yellow gunk!) then soaked in peach brandy for the weeks leading up to the holidays.

  96. Christina says

    My favorite holiday dessert is Pumpkin Butter Cakes I got the recipie from watching Paula Deen. Its delicious!

  97. Marnie P says

    I love all the cookies and candies that get made each year. Every year I add more types of cookies and candies to my list of must makes. Pretty soon I will have to open a shop.

  98. says

    My favorite Holiday Dessert is Apple Pie, and sadly it is usually bought from the store. If I win, then I might get to make my own dessert!

  99. Tori says

    My favorite holiday dessert is super easy cream cheese and oreo truffles. I’m usually the one to make them since my friends/family are in the kitchen cooking turkey, ham and all the fixin’s

  100. Shannon says

    My mom makes a pistachio cake (made with Jell-O pistachio pudding mix) that is green and topped with red maraschino cherries, so it is festive looking, but also absolutely delicous. For a non-scratch made cake, it is my all time favorite.

  101. Laura L says

    I always make my favorite pecan pie. Last year I started using your tip about browning the butter, and everyone said they were the best pies ever!

  102. Jessie says

    I love chocolate / peanut butter buckeyes. I’m usually the one who makes them – they’re so good!

  103. Carly says

    My favorite holiday dessert is my family’s assortment of pies. We always have at least five flavors made by various family members, and every year I try a piece of each one! 🙂

  104. Carol says

    My favorite holiday dessert are Bon Bon cookies. It’s a recipe from the fifties my Mom used to make them every Christmas.

  105. Heather says

    I love love love potato chip cookies! I now make them myself since i moved away from home even thow moms will always be the best! I know this comment will probly be lost in the mass of others but i thought it was funny that the only 2 blogs i follow both of you are contestants!( i have followed eatathomecooks.com for months along with you!)

  106. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is ice cream pie – my mom used to make it but my brother has asumed the duties the past few years

  107. Magsie says

    I LOVE my mom’s pecan pie. She usually the one who makes it, but I’m attempting it this year. I probably like it because of all the butter, so I wonder how “I can’t believe it’s not butter” would work in it?!?

  108. Lina says

    Flan!! (Yikes, I know you don’t like flan but it’s absolutely ours.) Of course it’s me who makes it…this year, I plan to make the Chocolate cake flan…been wanting to try it and the holidays is a good excuse to make it without feeling too guilty.

  109. Nellie says

    My very favorite holiday dessert is Red Velvet Cake, and of course, I am the one who bakes it.:) Won a blue ribbon at the fair this year for it!:)

  110. Angie says

    My grandma’s, completely from scratch, chocolate pie is my favorite. Of course I also love my chocolate chip cookies. 🙂

  111. Darlene says

    My favorite holiday dessert is chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, and I’m the one who makes them because I live with five males.

  112. Jen says

    Growing up, I did not like pumpkin pie, but I LOVED my mom’s pumpkin bread. It was always my dessert of choice during the holidays. Given that my mom is currently battling Stage IV breast cancer, this holiday season will take on a whole new meaning.

  113. beth says

    my mom makes the most delectable raspberry-almond coffee cheesecake. (if anyone finds the recipe online, reduce the almond extract to, like, two drops! that stuff ruins everything!) she bakes two or three each christmas morning with red, dark and/or blackberry jam, one per cheesecake.

    everyone zeros in on that.

  114. angela says

    my fav holiday dessert is actually not a holiday dessert… its banana pudding, and I always make it myself!

  115. Francesca says

    My grandma makes this delicious banana pudding layered with Vanilla Wafers (usually for Thanksgiving, although it’s been a few years now). It’s sooo good!!

  116. d.liff says

    Mom always makes her chocolate souffles around the holidays. They aren’t my favorite but one of my little cousins gets so excited to make them that her smile is my favorite part 🙂

  117. says

    My mom taught me how to make Baklava a number of years ago. It’s the one dessert that I most look forward to making and eating during the holidays! I enjoy it more when she’s made it because it is quite time consuming :)!

  118. CindyD says

    My favorite holiday dessert is Christmas cookies, particularly Mexican wedding cakes, and I’m the one who makes them.

  119. Ram says

    My favorite holiday dessert is Leche Flan Cake made by me. It’s a layer of chiffon cake and flan on top with caramel.

  120. says

    My favorite holiday dessert — iced sugar cookies. Yum!!!!!

    I just recently found your blog and I am loving it! Thanks for all the sweet and tempting treats!

  121. Anonymous says

    My favorite holiday desert is sugar cookies that I make, but I am still in search of the perfect recipe! I also LOVE Oreo Truffles…yum!

  122. cardamombraid says

    I know you asked for 1 but these two always went together for me………My father was a minister so we were asked to dinner quite often. That said the one place I always was happy to go to was a Christmas dinner that the Eliasons always had…..It was the only time of the year (even though they constantly sent goodies home during the year) that she made a Cardamon Sponge Cake with pearle sugar on top and right next to it there always was a plate of an oatmeal cookie make with ammonia powder that 50 years later I am still trying to recreate. I’ve gotten close just not there yet….and to top it off she always had swedish coffee in demitas cups and the laughter from watching the older men with larger noses get them stuck in the cup…..

  123. Darlene says

    Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Bars with cream cheese frosting, which really seems like a 13 x 9 cake, are a hit in our home. Good luck on Friday Anna, we’ll be rooting for you! Hope you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather we are having.

  124. Entchensson says

    My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin gingerbread with orange hard sauce and I make it. I love to make all of the holiday treats around here 🙂

  125. Brandy says

    I usually make peanut clusters. A mix of chocolate, peanut butter and peanuts with a hint of sea salt. Chilled!

  126. Louise says

    I have lots of favorite holiday treats. Pumpkin Flan is probably my favorite dessert to serve at dinner. Or maybe Upside Down Cranberry Cake. And, as you know, all types of cookies, each one special and perfect. 🙂

  127. laura says

    My family and I just love the chocolate yule log. I make it every year. Served with a side of truffles and cookie mushrooms.

  128. says

    My favorite holiday dessert is a Norwegian cookie my grandmother taught me to make called a Rosette. She is too old to make them now, so my children and I make them.

  129. Rachel says

    Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, which are my mom’s specialty- everyone begs her to make them all year long

  130. Kerrie G says

    My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin pie!! Either my mom or myself makes the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas

  131. says

    My favorite holiday dessert are the Viennese butter cookies that my grandma made. They are delicious. She made them with walnuts but I do them with pecans. 🙂

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