Chocolate peppermint cookies

This chocolate peppermint cookie recipe was one of the winners of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's 2014 Taste Holiday Cookie Contest.

Espresso-hazelnut truffle cookies

This Espresso-hazelnut truffle cookie recipe was one of the winners of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's 2014 Taste Holiday Cookie Contest.

Macadamia nut mini-tart cookies

These Hawaiian macadamia nut mini-tarts cookie recipe was one of the winners of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's 2014 Taste Holiday Cookie Contest.

Gluten-free red velvet cake

The classic gets a makeover in this gluten-free red velvet cake recipe. Your celebration deserves a cake as special as this one!

No-bake double almond bites

Not a cookie and not quite a candy, these no-bake double almond bites make for a sweet and filling snack or dessert!

Italian almond cookies

This Italian almond cookies recipe was the first-place winner in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's 2014 Taste Holiday Cookie Contest.

Chocolate spice truffles

Made with pumpkin spice, spiced rum, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa, these chocolate spice truffles will warm your autumn and winter holidays.

Cocoa-ancho chile cookies

Warm up the holidays with a batch of these flavorful Cocoa-ancho chile cookies that double as one-of-a-kind gifts for those with a penchant for spice.

Cocoa-kissed red velvet pancakes

Show your affection with a plate of colorful cocoa-kissed red velvet pancakes featuring rich cocoa, buttermilk and fresh berries.

Chocolate spice truffles

Blending chocolate with flavors from a spice bread tasted in France inspired a master chocolatier to create these chocolate spice truffles.