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Sifted: Nutella Cookies, Holiday Caramels + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving:

  1. For this year’s cookie swap, take it over the top with Top With Cinnamon’s nutella and salted caramel-stuffed double chocolate chip cookies.
  2. Instead of fretting over holiday shopping, give your friends something sure to induce smiles: sweet treats. Garnish with Lemon’s recipe for fleur de sel caramels is a good place to start.
  3. Williams Kitchen’s sweet potato hash egg bake is the perfect solution to a no-fuss, delicious breakfast.
  4. If you’re still recovering from the carbo-load of Thanksgiving, treat yourself to Shutterbean’s persimmon butter lettuce salad.
  5. Christmas music is on the radio, so gingerbread is officially okay to make. We can’t wait to try A Pastry Affair’s muffin recipe.

Craving More?

  • It’s time to bring out the holiday cookie cutters and start baking. Your favorite Cooking Channel chefs created their best holiday cookie recipes just for you.
  • When it comes to homemade gifts, Kelsey’s got you covered.

Tamala Jones’ Chocolate Chip, Pecan and Toffee Cookies

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs. 

You might know Tamala Jones from the #1 ABC Drama Series Castle, where she plays the sassy, smart and totally sexy Medical Examiner Lanie Parish:

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In real life, after suffering a life-threatening aneurysm at age 23, Tamala is a huge advocate of women’s health and educating her peers about the importance of annual check-ups and healthy lifestyle choices. Inspired by her grandmother, who is a foster parent, Jones spends her time off-camera with The Rosemary Children’s Services, one of the oldest West Coast charities that helps over 400 foster youth annually who have suffered abuse, neglect and abandonment. Tamala’s grandmother also sparked the actress’s passion for cooking, teaching Tamala her first recipe at just 14 years of age.

Speaking of cooking, Tamala’s recipe for Chocolate Chip, Pecan and Toffee Cookies has us buzzing: these sweet treats deserve a spot on your holiday dessert spread.

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The White House’s Molasses Spice Cookie “Gingersnaps”

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

Curious what President Obama and his family are eating for the holidays? After dinner, they’re definitely sampling one of White House pastry Chef Bill Yosses‘ delicious desserts. After attending cooking school at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, Chef Yosses’ first job was at La Foux d’Alose in Paris. He now works with the First Lady on her Let’s Move! initiative to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation.

His special holiday confection, Molasses Spice Cookies, are full of cinnamon, allspice and molasses — a new, delicious take on the traditional gingersnap cookie.

Get the Recipe: White House Molasses Spice Cookies

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Ginger Lemon Cookies from Actress Linda Evans

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

Actress Linda Evans is best known for her 9-year run as Krystle Carrington on the hit television series Dynasty – a role that earned her earned her five Golden Globe nominations and one win for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series, five People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Actress in a Drama Series and one Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

When we asked Linda if she would contribute a cookie recipe to our All-Star Cookie Swap, she gladly shared her Ginger Lemon Cookies recipe. These sunny little confections remind us a little of Krystle: sweet, spicy and a little tart – have you seen those epic catfights between Krystle and her arch-nemesis, Joan Collins’ Alexis Colby? With a dollop of lemon curd nestled into seasonally-flavored dough, these cookies will surely be a bright spot on your holiday dessert table.

Oh-so merry and bright!

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Cookie Monster’s Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

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If there’s someone who knows their cookies, it’s this furry blue monster. That’s why we were thrilled to have Cookie Monster’s Famous Sugar Cookie Dough recipe in our All-Star Cookie Swap. You’ll definitely want to add this to your baking list this holiday season.

Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe

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Cookies & Cocktails with the Stars

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

Whether you’re looking for a fun holiday party idea or are eager to update your annual cookie swap, tune into Cookies & Cocktails at 8 p.m. ET tonight to see how chefs, supermodels and celebrities put their spin on this sweet tradition.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen, her boyfriend John Legend, and Kelsey Nixon, star of Kelsey’s Essentials, wanted their cookie swap to be more than the typical exchange of bakers’ dozens, and so they called upon mixologist Kevin Denton to add some drinks to the party menu. Beverage pairing enhances many meals — so why not serve cookies with drinks meant to play upon their subtle flavors?

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Holiday Gingerbread Cookies From Mira Sorvino

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Father and daughter co-stars, Mira and Paul Sorvino.

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

Mira Sorvino is an Oscar-winning actress (she took the prize for best supporting actress for her role in the 1995 movie, Mighty Aphrodite); you may also remember her as Romy, from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Her father, actor Paul Sorvino is most recognizable from his role as Paulie Cicero in Goodfellas (you know, the guy who slices garlic with a razor blade). In 2006, Paul was diagnosed with diabetes. He immediately gained the support of his family as he changed his lifestyle and began eating healthier foods and exercising. Paul and Mira work together in the kitchen, on the dance floor and on the diabetes lifestyle site DiabetesCostars.com to help Paul and millions of other Americans cope with diabetes.

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Cookie Swap 2.0: Cookies & Cocktails

Holiday Cookies on Cooking Channel

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

Cookies, cocktails, supermodels and more: Tune in to the Cooking Channel special Cookies & Cocktails for a modern take on the holiday cookie swap.

Cooking Channel’s Kelsey Nixon helps her friend Chrissy Teigen — a swimsuit model and passionate foodie — host a festive holiday cookie swap with a group of Chrissy’s close friends. From John Legend preparing his warm and chewy Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chunk Cookies to mixologist Kevin Denton stirring up a Brown Butter Old Fashioned, you won’t want to miss a minute.

Tune in December 4th at 8 p.m. ET.

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Craving: Holiday Cookies

Christmas Cookie Recipes on Cooking Channel
Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite celebrities, chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From Cookie Monster’s sugar cookies to Kelsey’s Peppermint Meltaways, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to FoodNetwork.com for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs.

I have to admit, I have quite the sweet tooth. And while Thanksgiving had plenty of pies and other fall desserts, it’s Christmas cookies I’ve been craving since early November.

And from your favorite Cooking Channel chefs’ recipes to the sweet treats of all-star celebrities, Cooking Channel has the holiday cookie recipes to keep you baking all season long. Here are the ones I’m adding to my December baking agenda (and you should, too):

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