25 days of Christmas Cookies: Day 23 – Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.  ~Linda Grayson, “The Pickwick Papers”

We had one of our several Christmas dinners last night with the family. This year I prepared the dinner and asked everyone else to bring dessert. My husband’s oldest daughter brought Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls after hearing that her father had never had the pleasure of tasting a cake ball.  They were delicious, and the recipe is so simple and easy, I had to feature them in today’s post for a last minute quick treat to throw together for Christmas.

 25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 23 – Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 23 - Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Balls

Day 22 – No-Bake Paleo Almond Joy Bites

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 22 - No-Bake Paleo Almond Joy Bites

Day 21 – Popcorn Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies:Day 21 - Popcorn Snowmen

 Day 20 –Gluten Free Almond and Pecan Sandies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 20 - Gluten Free Almond and Pecan Sandies

Day 19 – Flourless German Chocolate Cake Cookies

  25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 19- Flourless German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 - Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Day 17 – Snickerdoodle Bars

25 Day of Christmas Cookies: Day 17 - Snickerdoodle Bars

Day 16 – Melting Moments

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 - Melting Moments

Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 15 - Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 - Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time.  Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 21 – Popcorn Snowmen

In the meadow, we can build a snowman…

I know this is not a Christmas Cookie, but these little snowmen are so cute, I couldn’t resist slipping them in to my 25 Days of Christmas Cookies Series. Popcorn Snowmen are so simple to make, and a great way to get your kids involved in a little Christmas Holiday fun. Beats the work and trouble of a gingerbread house, and the kids will love it.

25 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 21 – Popcorn Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies:Day 21 - Popcorn Snowmen

 Day 20 –Gluten Free Almond and Pecan Sandies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 20 - Gluten Free Almond and Pecan Sandies

Day 19 – Flourless German Chocolate Cake Cookies

  25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 19- Flourless German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Day 18 – Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 18 - Black and White Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Day 17 – Snickerdoodle Bars

25 Day of Christmas Cookies: Day 17 - Snickerdoodle Bars

Day 16 – Melting Moments

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 16 - Melting Moments

Day 15 – Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 15 - Chocolaty Melting Snowmen

Day 14 – Big Soft Ginger Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 14 - Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Day 13 – White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 13 - White Chocolate and Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Day 12 – Peanut Butter Cookies

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 12 - Peanut-Butter-Cookies

Day 11 – Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11 - Macadamia Nut Dream Bars

Day 10 – Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 10- Coconut Macaroons Dipped In Chocolate

Day 9 – Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 9 - Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

Day 8 – Florentines

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 8 - Florentines

 Day 7 – Chai Gingerbread Men

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 7 - Chai Ginger Bread Men

Day 6 – Peppermint Stick Cookies

Candy-Cane-cookies

Day 5 – Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 5 - Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time.  Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn't get much better than that.

Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 4 - Lemon Cardamom Wreaths. I love the simplicity of flavors in this cookie. The cardamom and lemon play well together, giving a wonderful citrus flavor in every bite, and every time I open the container of cookies, the spicy fragrant aroma greets me with the certainty of Christmas.

Day 3 –  Black and White Peppermint Bars 

25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 3 - Black and White Peppermint Bars. Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars

 Iced Ginger Stars are crisp and gingery, with just a touch of sweetness. They make the perfect dunking cookie and can be used for edible Christmas ornaments.  Day 1 –Russian Rocks

Russian Rocks

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25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 1- Russian Rocks

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. – Lucinda Franks

I love Christmas and everything that goes along with it. Decorations, lights, and holiday baking begin the day after Thanksgiving and carry on until well after New Year’s Day.  The trappings and tinsel of the holiday is magical I have to admit, but the real reason behind all of the glitter is what I like best. Russian Rocks are a buttery, flaky, pecan delight.  A perfect companion alongside a steaming cup of hot cocoa on a cold wintry night. Delicious, pure and simple. To me, the birth of a baby, born in a manger is more than just a scene displayed once a year. The celebration of that birth and the realization that this little baby grew up to be my Saviour and King is what delights me and fills me with a desire to spread that joy around. Yes, it is more intense this time of year but my desire has always been to be excited all year long and not just for one month of the year.  A worthy goal I will continue to strive for.

Russian Rocks are a buttery, flaky, pecan delight.  A perfect accompaniment alongside a steaming cup of hot cocoa on a cold wintry night. Delicious, pure and simple.

Russian Rocks

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