Valentine's Day Cooking Idea: Love in the Cake

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you are like us, you're looking to give something that shows you put your heart into it. Well, our Challenge Food Ambassador Suzanne Clark took that idea literally and came up with a tried and perfected recipe that will taste amazing and dazzle your loved ones.

This year for Valentine’s Day I decided to do something a bit different. I wanted to create a moist and buttery dessert for everyone in the family to enjoy instead of the same ol’ boxes of candy. I have seen other people creating cakes with special designs in them for holidays, so I thought I would put my own twist on that idea with my recipe for Valentine’s Day.

Touchdown Pizza Fritters

Football season is reaching its peak with playoffs, bowls, championships, and parties popping up all over the country. It's an exciting time that requires exciting food. Challenge Food Ambassador Suzanne Clark shows her creativity once again with a simple and sophisticated take on pizza and football.

One day I wanted to create something for a party, a bit more “gourmet” than plain ol’ pizza. I know that most people love Italian flavors and that became my inspiration. I have often made cream puffs and beignets. I combined the two concepts and added robust Italian flavors.

Day 12: Nutmeg Cookie Pretzels

As we bring our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies series to a close, we would like to highlight one of our favorite Holiday Cookies, Nutmeg Cookie Pretzels. They are flavored with vanilla, imitation rum, and nutmeg and then topped with coarse sugar for a little extra sweetness and crunch.

Day 11: Gingerbread Milk Cream Cookies

It's day eleven, and the holiday baking continues with a special shortbread cookie recipe from Melina of These little gingerbread-spiced cookies are dusted with flavor and filled with milk cream. They'll make your top list and fill your home with the scents of the season.

There is nothing that gets me more ready for christmas than baking (and eating!) christmas cookies. How can you beat the smell of gingerbread in the air and some hot chocolate along with cookie decorating? Oh, and let me tell you about the smell of gingerbread in the air when I made these cookies. They will go on your yearly must-bake-christmas-cookie-list, I guarantee you! Well, they are on mine now that’s for sure.

Day 10: Double Chocolate Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

We're one more day closer to Christmas! Today's cookie recipe comes to us from Shawn over at She's developed a chocolate lovers treat that has double chocolate and double cookies in every bite.

These Double Chocolate Eggnog Sandwich Cookies boast a soft and tender double chocolate chip cookie with a light and fluffy eggnog buttercream frosting sandwiched in between. You’re going to want to add these to your holiday baking list for sure!

Day 9: Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

It's day nine, and today's Christmas cookie pays tribute to the beloved cinnamon roll. Inspired by a favorite sugar cookie recipe, this buttery delight is packed with cinnamon and then topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Our friend and frequent guest blogger, Suzanne Clark, has perfected this recipe over the past few years with a couple secret ingredients in the cookie dough. We hope you give it a try.

Christmas is my favorite time of year! I love the hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating the house and of course baking all of my family’s favorite cookie recipes. In my opinion, there is nothing that brings back childhood memories of Christmas more than the smell of baking cookies.

Day 8: Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Our Christmas cookie countdown continues with a Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipes shared by Glory Albin, a baker, blogger, wife and mom who lives in beautiful Northern California.

Cookies and the holidays just seem to go hand in hand! These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are simple, yet flavorful and are sure to become a family favorite. Choose good quality cocoa and real Challenge Butter, and you’ll have chewy, flavorful cookies perfect for sharing with family and friends all year round!

Day 7: Perfect Soft Ginger Cookies

On day seven of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, we are featuring the quintessential spiced Christmas cookie. Our friend Trish over at Mom On Timeout posted one of her favorite recipes plus some helpful baking tips to make the perfect ginger cookies. These cookies are a softer and lighter take on traditional ginger cookies, and they are packed with extra spices for a deeper flavor.

I have a number of ginger cookie recipes that I adore. I’m spoiled year-round by my sister who makes ginger cookies all the time for the boys. It’s their favorite. I have three favorite recipes and this is one of them. It yields the lightest, prettiest ginger cookies you’ve ever seen.