by The Urbaness | Photography by Katie Basil
Chicago dessert blogger Jocelyn Delk Adams invites you into her kitchen for a wintry morning of whipping up the season's most delectable sweets
If there were ever an antidote to a wintry day, we’d wager it would be the warmth and coziness only an oven at work can bring. Just picture this: Frost on your windowpanes and you there with spatula in-hand, hauling fresh-baked cookies from oven to cooling rack. Sounds idyllic, no?
This is just the scene we were in for when we visited the kitchen of Chicago dessert blogger, Jocelyn Delk Adams. An homage to her grandmother, Jocelyn’s blog Grandbaby Cakes
has become a place for her to record family recipes—and play with adding new renditions on old favorites. Each week, Jocelyn shares at least two new recipes with her readers, sending the baked outcomes to her family and friends.
“It’s a labor of love,” says Jocelyn of the blog. “It’s really become a passion and I love seeing the joy that people have been able to get from baking my recipes.”
Want in on that joy? Jocelyn shared three original Grandbaby Cakes recipes with us just in time for your holiday soirees. Festive and fun, these recipes are simple enough for the baking novice to master. To get started in the kitchen, just click on our recipe cards below to download and print—or pin—each of these holiday recipes.
Click on the links below to download the recipe cards!
Eggnog Cheesecake Cookie Bites
(makes 24 cookie bites)
1 package Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ sugar cookies
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup eggnog
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tub whipped cream topping
Find the full recipe for Eggnog Cheesecake Cookie Bites here!
Eggnog Iced Butter Cookies
(Makes 2-3 dozen)
For the Cookies
1 cup unsalted Land O' Lakes butter melted and cooled
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
For the Icing
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoon eggnog (until pourable)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Find the full recipe for Eggnog Iced Butter Cookies here!
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Floats
(Makes 4 floats)
3 1/2 cups of milk (I use coconut milk)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1-2 teaspoons red food coloring
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Find the full recipe for Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Floats here!