12 Days of Christmas Desserts is Here!

December 5, 2013


In case you missed my previous posts, 12 Days of Christmas Desserts is a free cookbook that my friend Sze Wa and I have been working on in the past month. The cookbook includes 12 brand spankin' new dessert recipes to celebrate the holidays, with recipes for:
  1. Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
  2. Peppermint Bark
  3. Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Brown Butter Crumbs
  4. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  5. Cranberry, White Chocolate and Orange Blondies
  6. Chocolate Pareil Meringues
  7. Ginger Cake with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Ice Cream
  8. Peppermint Marshmallows
  9. Spiced Creme Brulee
  10. Gingerbread Cookies & Cream Cake
  11. White Chocolate Cream Puffs
  12. Golden Cupcakes
This mini ebook is completely 100% free for my readers. It's my holiday gift to you guys, as a thank you for being such loyal readers.

Before we begin though, I will point out some nifty tricks within the book. You can actually click each recipe on the Table of Contents page (seen above), and it will actually take you to the page where the recipe is.

Similarly, you can use the final page of the ebook to (1) visit my blog by clicking the logo and (2) share the ebook on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest by clicking on the social media icons:

And of course, the writing and photography is by yours truly. The recipes come from a variety of sources. Some were reimaginations of my favorite stocking stuffers like peppermint candy canes, Terry's Chocolate Orange, and Ferrero Rocher bonbons. Others pay tribute to Christmas traditions and memories from my friends and family, while some are inspired and guided by some of my favorite bakeries, like Miette in San Francisco and Baker & Spice in Portland, Oregon. One recipe, for Golden Cupcakes, even pays homage to the Christmas carol that the book is named for.

Without further ado, here is sneak preview of what's inside the book. You can click on each image to enlarge, but that's really just a taste —  you can download the high quality, PDF format of the book here, or by using the button at the end of the preview:

It's my hope that there's something for everybody in this book, and that these desserts make your life a little easier and your Christmas a little merrier.

And of course, don't forget to share the ebook on:
Happy Holidays! 


  1. Michelle, this is truly amazing! You are so talented. I downloaded the book! I will try some and let you know. AMAZING!!!!

  2. WOW, what a seriously amazing ebook and generous gift!!! Your photos are, as always, GORGEOUS, and the layout is so beautiful too! Sounds like a great collection of recipes! (Definitely something you can show to potential future publishers if you ever want to write another book!!)

    I don't read ebooks a whole lot but I just found this one which I love for the holidays! http://balancedbites.com/2013/11/healthy-holiday-recipes-e-book-24-paleo-recipes-for-any-occasion-free.html

  3. Omg MICHELLE! The ebook is AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!!!! It seriously looks better than some cookbooks that are out and published in hardback or whatever. Geez! I cannot believe how talented you are and I can't believe it's free! Definitely going to share this with ERRRYONE.

  4. Wow Michelle I am truly impressed. For someone who did not take formal lessons in baking and photography, plus the fact that you are just doing this as a diversion to your day job, this is indeed amazing. And to think when you were a little girl, you barely took interest in what I was cooking in the kitchen! I am your number 1 fan. You make me proud!

  5. I'm gonna cook the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and maybe 12. :-)

  6. Thank you sooooo much for the lovely xmas present. I will share it on my FB page. May many new readers appear from there!

    Merry Xmas Michelle :)

  7. Michelle! It looks amazing and how generous of you to give it away from free. It's such a work of art and I pretty much want to go into the kitchen right now and make every single recipe.

  8. Michelle - This is absolutely gorgeous! You're photography is stunning! How much time and effort you must have put in to make this!! Oh, yeah, and I'll have to try some of the recipes :)

  9. Looks amazing, Michelle! Can't wait to try some of the recipes! :D

  10. I hate asking a question because I know you must be crazy busy, but I am wondering if the recipes can be doubled (in particular I am curious about doubling the Chocolate Crinkle Cookies). And of course, THANK YOU for the wonderful gift of this book!

    1. Yes! You can most definitely double the recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies :-)

  11. oh my goodness. . so so beautiful!! Bravo!

  12. Thanks! Happy Holidays to you!

  13. Thank you so much!! A beautiful book, I need to head out tomorrow & grab a few things. I'm going to make the Spiced Creme Brulee for tomorrow nights dessert. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year~

  14. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for such a beautiful book. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

  15. Beautiful book, thank you so much for sharing with us! I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2014! :-)

  16. Oh wow!!! I only wish I saw this before Christmas!! This looks amazing!! I'm a frequent follower of your blog - thank you for these awesome & delicious recipes!! x

  17. Hi! I just read your e-book! Amazing recipes. I think there is an error when it comes to the salted caramel ice cream and crumbs, at least in the version I just downloaded. The titles are opposite. I'm sure you have found this already, but just wanted to note since the book is so beautifully done and you put in so much hard work! congratulations!!


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