Holiday Cookie Baskets :: Using Your New KitchenAid Mixer #Giveaway

It’s no secret that I love to bake. It’s also no secret, at least if you know me personally, that I LOVE my KitchenAid mixer.


I can still remember buying it. I was single, 25, not a home owner, or even remotely interested in settling down and becoming a grown-up. But I was interested in baking and cooking. And I was VERY interested in getting myself a fancy new KitchenAid Mixer for Christmas. I actually got it on Black Friday with my mom, armed to the teeth with coupons, %30 off this, %20 off this and ended up getting it at about a $100 discount, which was AWESOME.

Did I mention that I got it in University of Virginia Orange??? Yeah… so totally cool.

So it became a permanent fixture in my extremely small kitchen. I may not have had the counter space, but by GOD I made room. Because this baby was meant to be seen.

It was also meant to be used…

And every year I use it to make my holiday cookies. Days and weeks are spent listening to it work dough, froth meringues, or cream pounds and pounds of butter and sugar together. (It would seem incapable of making anything remotely low fat or healthy.) And every year I have dozens of delicious holiday cookies to give to friends and neighbors and about 5 additional pounds that I need to lose come January. I’ve compiled some of my favorite gift basket recipes that I give every year, along with delicious breads that you make small loafs of ahead of time and freeze.

Holiday Mint Meringues                                     Pecan Tassies

The Perfect Holiday Sugar Cookie                  Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies                                       Apple Spice Bread

Zucchini Bread                                                         Banana Bread



Oh and did I mention that I’m also giving away a KitchenAid Mixer of your very own???

Comforts of home

Or if cooking isn’t your thing, how about a Keurig? Or if coffee isn’t your thing, how about a Kindle Paperwhite?

I know, it’s pretty awesome. Books, coffee or baked goods. Happy Holidays!
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The “Comforts of Home” giveaway begins Monday Dec 2 and ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013.

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  1. Mary Souto says

    The mixer! Definitely the mixer! I find my peace in the kitchen, baking, cooking, it doesn’t matter. Its my way to distress from the day!

  2. Robyn says

    Omg that’s all my mom wants and when I priced them they are $200 and up. Please hopefully pick me ! Happy holidays to all !

  3. Aimee T says

    Okay… I’ll admit it. I’m spoiled. I have the Kitchen Aid Professional mixer and hubby bought a Keurig a couple of months ago. I would love to win the Kindle – we have prime and I could get some free books!!

  4. Grace says

    I’d love a Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas. My Mom uses one all of the time to make gingerbread at Christmas. So good!

  5. Jennifer Casper says

    I think the kindle would be awesome! My New Years Resolution is going to be to get back to reading and Awhat a treat it would be to have a new tool to keep my interest bright!

  6. tony council says

    I drink coffee all day everyday and I would love to win the Brewer if I win the other two gifts they will be a nice present for my fiancée Burnetta

  7. says

    my favorite color is purple OK lol and I would like the mixer in purple or lime green…my fiancée posted about the coffee Brewer and he does deserve something he’s a great man who had no children but yet took on my six children, two grandchildren, and myself. We are getting married Sept 13, 2014 this will be our first holiday season together and this would be a great gift to give him. He drinks coffee like water lol thanks and happy holidays

  8. Melinda H says

    I would most love to win the Kitchenaid stand mixer! I’ve wanted one for years. But any of the prizes would be great to win. Thanks for the opportunity! Happy holidays!

  9. Sunnymay says

    Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer would make baking bread easier so my hands wouldn’t have to “knead” as much.


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