Dessert Recipe Roundup-Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Dessert Recipe Roundup!

I love lazy Sundays. After church we normally come home and relax. Take a walk.  Work on a puzzle. Have fun together as a family. Doesn’t an afternoon of relaxation sound nice? Yet, relax is not a word I am very good at practicing. I know that it is important but for some reason I find myself able to sit still for about 5 minutes before I leap into another project. On Sundays though, I try to discipline myself to sit still for a little while. While I am “relaxing” today, I thought I would round-up some of my favorite dessert recipes that I have written for Best Friends for Frosting.

Dessert Recipe Roundup

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe {Link}

December was my very guest post at Best Friends for Frosting. I was just a tad nervous writing for one of my favorite websites. Amazing contributors and desserts all in one place.  If you are looking for a happy place, I am pretty sure Best Friends for Frosting is a great place to hang out.  I thought I would kick it off with one of my all time favorite flavor combinations: chocolate and peppermint.  In my ever so humble so humble opinion they are the two best flavors ever!

Dessert Recipe Roundup

Ombre Sugar Cookie Cake {Link}

My ombre sugar cookie cake has been my favorite post so far over at Best Friends for Frosting. I can spend hours writing out lists of ideas, only to end up crossing off ninety percent of them.  This was one of the those ideas that came to me in the middle of the night. The kind where you want to shoot up in bed and tell your husband, “I’ve got it!” Only for him to look at you kind of strange and say, “Your woke me up at 3 am to tell me about a recipe?”  Apparently, not as earth shattering to him as it was for me.

Dessert Recipe Roundup

Green Velvet Cake with Jameson Whiskey Buttercream {Link}

Don’t be green with envy, you can have your cake and eat it too! I think whiskey is just about the nastiest liquid on the planet but you add sugar and butter to it and all of a sudden it transforms into something quite delicious. For those of you who know me well, know that I am not a fan of a lot of food coloring. I tried to make it with natural plant-based coloring but it failed miserably. I ended up caving and using good ole’ food coloring to make this delicious St. Patrick’s Day  green velvet cake.

Dessert Recipe Roundup

Spring Flower Cupcakes {Link}

Does piping flowers on cupcakes ever scare you? I thought I would try something a little different and top these cute spring cupcakes with natural flowers. They are perfect for any spring dessert table.  Easy + Cute = Fantastic!

Dessert Recipe Roundup

Mini Gift Cakes {Link}

Last but not least mini cakes! Have you ever seen those really cute shaped cake pans? I own a couple but I never really use them. For some reason decorating a cake that has already been shaped scares me, yet I keep buying these pans. I decided to over come my fears and turn these little cakes into a great gift for a Mother’s Day Brunch.

I hope you have enjoyed my first dessert recipe round from my contributor posts over at Best Friend’s For Frosting. If you have any great advice on how to relax I would love to hear it?  Better yet what is your favorite go to dessert recipe website?



3 comments on “Dessert Recipe Roundup-Peppermint Mocha Cookies

  1. Jacquee says:

    Happy Sunday, Melissa! Crushing on your mini gift cakes. I just love everything you do and your photos are wonderful!

  2. pretty desserts looking delicious! especially the shamrocks 🙂

  3. All such great posts for BFFF and ALWAYS beautiful photo styling! Talk about multi talented! 🙂 Happy Sunday Melissa, thanks for sharing the round up while you “Relax”.

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