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Gingerbread Biscoff Truffles #ChristmasWeek

Christmas Week

Welcome to day #4 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Gingerbread Surprise”.

I make truffles every year for Christmas.  I usually stick with a plain chocolate, a mint one, and then an almond flavored one.  Last year I did Cookie Dough Tuffles, and my son is already requesting that we do those again this year.  This year, I had to find a way to turn Biscoff into a truffle.  And pairing it with Gingerbread seemed like a great combination.

These are super easy to make, and you can use all store bought ingredients if you want.  Sssshhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but that is what I did.  All you have to do is find your favorite gingerbread cookie (or ginger snaps).  Biscoff Cookies would be perfect too (I might have made some that way as well).  Crush the cookies in your food processor, mix in some Biscoff spread, roll into balls, and dip in chocolate.  They are a little crunchy in the inside, and completely decadent!

I gave these to my MIL for part of her Christmas present (we celebrated when we were in WI for Thanksgiving), and also gave some to my husbands Grandma.  They got rave reviews all around.  Even my Dad who is the ultimate skeptic with anything not 100% chocolate, thought they were delicious!  So get in the kitchen, and make these for your holiday cookie tray.

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Pumpkin Biscoff Bread #SundaySupper

Pumpkin Biscoff Bread

It is getting to be that time of year.  The time where we all need gift ideas for neighbors, teachers, caregivers, the mailman etc.  It can be hard to come up with those little gifts each year.  I am a firm believer that, if you put the time and effort into making something, it will be much more appreciated.  So I would much rather bake someone cookies than buy them a gift card.  Today Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is hosting the #SundaySupper “Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen” event.

We moved into our house over the summer.  We live on a long cul-de-sac, and I have yet to meet all of our neighbors.  I was thinking of baking mini loaves of bread this year, and delivering them around the block as a way of meeting everyone.  The first time I saw this bread was at Love From The Oven, where she used applesauce and flax meal.   Then I saw Budget Gourmet Mom had a version with Greek Yogurt, and I was sold.

This made 4 mini loaves, or 1 full sized loaf if you don’t feel like sharing.  Pumpkin and Biscoff were pretty much made for each other.  This isn’t the first time I have had the combination, and it won’t be the last.  This bread is tender, and full of the great pumpkin flavor you love.  I printed the recipe, and glued it to a colored piece of paper.  I then used ribbons and a plastic gift bag to package it.  All set for delivery!  If you really liked your neighbors you could get ceramic mini loaf pans.  I have seen them at Michael’s craft store for $1.99.

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Pumpkin Biscoff Blondies

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Apparently I have 2 things on the brain lately; pumpkin and biscoff.  Good thing for you they are both wonderful things, and when you put them together magic happens.  They really are just meant for each other.  I am trying to stop myself from making a Pumpkin Biscoff Bread.  Not sure I can hold out though, I mean it just sounds so good!

Another thing you might know about me is my love for blondies.  It has actually been awhile since I made them, so it was time to do a fall version.  Last year I made some with Candy Corn M&M’s, and that kind of kick started the whole blondie thing.  Well this version just might be a new favorite.  Plus another great thing about blondies, no mixer required!

The pumpkin leaves them more of a cakey texture, but here that is ok.  You really have to let them cool all the way before you eat them.  I tried one when it was still warm and they just didn’t taste right.  I almost called the whole thing a flop.  But then, I tried it again the next day, and it was a totally different experience.  I brought these to my son’s school, and I was told the teachers all flipped for them.  My son is already asking if I can make them again!

The winner of the Catching Fireflies gift certificate was Beth R – check your email!!

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Biscoff Mousse Cream Pie

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Quick reminder about the giveaway going on – don’t miss your chance to win a gift certificate to a store with fun kitchen stuff!

I can not say enough about this pie.  I think most of you have tried Biscoff Spread, and know how good it is.  Well, turning it into a mousse is just about the best thing you can do with it.  Then you mix it with some chocolate whipped cream, and I am in heaven!

I made this into a full pie, as well as a few individual tarts.  I gave the full pie to some friends, and it got rave reviews.  He tried some right away, but had to get to football practice.  While there he told me he wasn’t having dinner that night, he was just going to eat the pie.  I mean really, it is that good!  I can’t post this recipe fast enough for them!

I had left over crust from when I made these Apple Bars, so that is what I used.  But regular pie crust would be perfect, or even a graham cracker crust would be great.  Oh wait!  A Biscoff cookie crust would make this over the top! Heck, you don’t even need a crust.  Just layer everything in a bowl, and call it good.

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